Version 1.0Released on June 6th, 2013
- New Initial website release
MediaQ is a novel online media management framework to collect, organize, share, search, and trade user-generated mobile images and videos by the public.
iPhone Version coming soon!
Our team at USC IMSC has been working on the research and development of MediaQ since 2010.
MediaQ is a novel online media management framework to collect, organize, share, search, and trade user-generated mobile images and videos by the public. It provides a synergistic hybrid of storage (e.g., YouTube), trading (e.g., Ebay), social sharing (e.g., Facebook) for videos and pictures which is effectively tied by IMSC’s proprietary technologies.
MediaQ consists of MediaQ server and mobile app for smartphone using iPhone or Android OS. It allows video uploads from user’s smartphone to be automatically geo-tagged on a map, while also adding metadata such as its recorded real time and indicating the specific direction a camera was pointed, per frame. Media content can be exactly pinned on the map with directional accuracy. Signed participants can post specific content requests that will automatically ping other participants near a designated content assignment location enticing them to get out their phones and start recording.
Integrated Media Systems Center at USC has developed new patented technologies to support the MediaQ framework:
Unique techniques to represent video contents have been developed by using metadata. Individual frames of video (or any meaningful video segment) will be automatically annotated by objective metadata which capture 4 dimensions in real world: capture time (When), camera location and viewing direction (Where), keyword (What) and people (Who), termed W4-Metadata, utilizing sophisticated geospatial and computer vision techniques.
New way of collecting videos and pictures from the public has been implemented by using geo-crowdsourcing, which makes user-generated media contents to be collected in a coordinated manner for a specific purpose. Our geo-crowdsourcing can orchestrate the collaboration of requesters and workers in an optimal way based on temporal and spatial information.
MediaQ Demo (2013): http://youtu.be/aesz00AA3hQ
PBS Newshour Inauguration Coverage using our system (2013): http://youtu.be/_TknDNTReMk
NATO Summit Coverage (2012): http://youtu.be/36VVzIgUa_M
THE QUEST FOR INFORMATION: Read more here
For MediaQ Server, click here.
For MediaQ Android App, click here.
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