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MosaicUI: Interactive media navigation using grid-based video

Author: Veenhuizen, A.T. · Brandenburg, R. van · Niamut, O.A.
Publisher: Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems,
Place: Berlin
Source:Arbanowski, S.Steglich, al, 10th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video - Bridging People, Places and Platforms - EuroITV 2012, Berlin, Germany, 4-6 July 2012, Berlin, Germany, 80-83
Identifier: 525857
Keywords: Informatics · Multimedia information systems · Video navigation · Immersive media · Interactive media · Metadata extraction · Natural user interfaces · Second screen · Infostructures · Information Society · Communication & Information · MNS - Media & Network Services · TS - Technical Sciences


Intuitively navigating through a large number of video sources can be a difficult task. The problem of locating a video asset of interest, whilst keeping an overview of all the available content arises in video search and video dashboard application domains, utilizing the new possibilities provided by recent advances in second screen devices and connected TVs. This paper presents initial results of an attempt to solve this problem by creating realtime mosaic-like video streams from a large number of independent video sources. The developed framework, called MosaicUI, is the result of cooperation between the European FP7 project FascinatE and the Dutch Service Innovation & ICT project Metadata Extraction Services. Using the combination of an intuitive user interface with a media processing and presentation platform for segmented video, a new method for user interaction with multiple video sources is achieved. In this paper, the MosaicUI framework is described and three possible use cases are discussed that demonstrate the real world applicability of the framework, both within the consumer market as well as for professional applications. A proof-of-concept of the framework is available for demonstration.