Prototyping weeknotes #93
The project focus for these weeknotes is LIMO where we have been investigating timed interactive media to support video using HTML5. This work was conducted as part of the P2P-Next collaborative project in which BBC R&D is a partner.
More recently we've been focusing on the problem of synchronising timed metadata with live audio or video streams. This is already possible using proprietary technologies and we wanted to explore if it could be done using open standards and technologies, in particular HTML5. The timed metadata in question could be LIMO events to recreate the demo mentioned above on a live basis and making live synchronisation work could also benefit other frameworks such as Popcorn.js.
This week on our other projects:
Another week and the BBC R&D Internet Research and Future Services team is, as always, busy across multiple projects to the betterment of human experience. However, some of the details of our work-in-progress cannot be divulged to the public due to the confidential nature of the research. So I'm afraid this week we cannot update you on 5th-dimensional broadcasting, infrasonic data transmission networks or Web 4.0 socialisation interfaces. Because I just made them up. Here's what we can tell you:
A new release of The Programme List is nearly upon us. Andrew has been browser-testing Theo's redesigned UI and squashing bugs both small and large. Tristan has walked through the new version a couple of times, and, with Theo, planning a future-focused video explainer.
It's full-steam ahead for the FI-Content project team. Barbara and Chris Needham went to Brussels to attend their respective work package meetings with the FI-Content partners to define the content for the next deliverables. Meanwhile, Vicky, Joanne and Pete continued to refine their proposals for the user-based diary study. After group-feedback, Joanne finished off the recruitment brief, as Pete further refined the Dashboard data visualisation wireframes. Andrew and Duncan were recruited to build a TV-viewing data-capture interface.
Meanwhile, Olivier and Chris spent the week in California with the W3C Audio Group, somehow managing to shun the sun and beaches to concentrate on two intense days of meetings on the future of audio processing on the Web. So no amusing photos of them posing on Santa Monica beach with David Hasselhoff then. Pity.
Links of interest:
(Thanks to Dominic Tinley for the LIMO report and Tristan for the links)