Reference From Video Sources

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  • Reference From Video Sources

    1. 1. Research & Reference Using Structured Digital Video Sources … Tim Siftar Drexel Libraries May 21 st 2008
    2. 2. Intro <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a video that has been digitized so that it can be controlled from a PC and displayed directly on a computer monitor. www.digitalsignagetoday.com/glossary.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why bother with video? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheer volume of rich media available – as more of contemporary culture expressed in video </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Scenarios <ul><ul><li>I need a video that demonstrates the physics of a human shoulder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I need thirty seconds of footage that shows an artist painting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’d like my students to know what it was like to live through the Watts riots in the 1960’s </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Video Options <ul><li>DIY Video Management Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rip, mix, burn (labor intensive, copyright…) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Institutional Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IRT hosted Rich Media Conversion Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.drexel.edu/irt/rmcweb/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Films.com (pre-approved Drexel vendor) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// ffh.films.com/digitallanding.aspx </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Drexel Libraries Reserve Room videos <ul><li>( Example ) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Drexel Libraries Reserve Room videos <ul><li>( Example ) </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>http:// www.drexel.edu/irt/rmcweb / </li></ul><ul><li>( Example ) </li></ul>Drexel Libraries Reserve Room videos
    8. 8. VIDEO: Films Media Group “Films.com” (sample ) ( homepage ) ( standards )
    9. 9. Anatomy.tv –Interactive Human Anatomy
    10. 10. Anatomy.tv –Interactive Human Anatomy
    11. 11. Freebie Sources: TVEyes.com
    12. 12. Freebie Sources: ResearchChannel.org
    13. 13. Freebie Sources: YouTube.com http://www.library.drexel.edu/resources/guides/images.html
    14. 15. Background <ul><li>Largest repository of first person interviews of leading African Americans </li></ul><ul><li>400 interviewees, 900 hours of video, over 18,000 “stories” of under 5 minutes </li></ul>
    15. 16. Audio processing <ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Speech alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Named places </li></ul><ul><li>Example – Lets you search on terms. Search for “drexel” </li></ul>
    16. 17. Querying <ul><li>1. search box </li></ul><ul><li>2. “view controller” </li></ul><ul><li>3. “Common text” – see shared words – Drexel University is one – it highlights the clips that have that concept. Click on the highlighted one. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Video Images <ul><li>Identify what is the construct of what you are seeing – semantic understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>

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