The Video Development
       Initiative
Jill Gemmill, University of Alabama at
          Birmingham (UAB)
                ...
Copyright Statement
• Copyright Jill Gemmill and Mary Trauner,
  2002. This work is the intellectual
  property of the aut...
From Good Idea to
International Organization
• Mission of ViDe
• Current/Recent Activities
• Evolution of the Organization...
Our Mission
 The Video Development Initiative
 (ViDe) promotes the deployment of
 digital video in research and higher
 ed...
Who We Are
• Started with a dinner conversation at a
  Southeastern regional workshop
• Expanded to include additional US ...
Current Research/Activity
Focus
 – Emerging Digital Video
   Technologies
 – Middleware for Video
 – Data Collaboration To...
Web
  Site:


www.vide.net




               Video Development Initiative -
                      Educause, 2002
What We’ve Accomplished :
Emerging Video Technologies
• ViDe.Net Architecture
  – Global VC Network of 100+ H.323 Zones
  ...
Video Development Initiative -
       Educause, 2002
What We’ve Accomplished :
Middleware
• Currently Developing
  – Video Directory Services (Listing &
    Lookup)
  – Integr...
Video Development Initiative -
       Educause, 2002
What We’ve Accomplished :
Training & Outreach
• 5 Workshops focused on Digital Video
  – Use in Higher Education
  – Best ...
Video Development Initiative -
       Educause, 2002
Video Development Initiative -
       Educause, 2002
Recent Activities
• 4th Annual SURA/ViDe Digital Video Workshop
 http://www.vide.net/resources/conferences/spr2002/
• New ...
Partnerships/Relationships
• Southeastern Universities Research
  Association (SURA)
  – History of Collaborative Regional...
Leveraging Partnerships to
Support Activities
•   Bolt, Barnek & Newman
•   RADVISION
•   Internet2
•   Coalition for Netw...
Structure
  University                                    University
      Of                                            O...
Activities
          University                                   University
              Of                             ...
Activities


Video Conferencing           Phase I                  Video on Demand
                              1998-99
 ...
Funding
          University                                   University
              Of               SURA             ...
Structure
                                                             George
   UAB
                                     ...
Activities
                                                               George
     UAB
                                ...
Activities


Video Conferencing          Phase II                  Video on Demand
                            1999-2000
•...
Funding
                             SURA                              George
     UAB
                                   ...
Structure

            UNC                                      UT
UAB                                                    ...
Special
                           Activity
                          Committees
                     Structure
          ...
Activities
                    Video Access Working Streaming
       Middleware for Video Working Group
          Video   ...
Funding
   Video
   Access
                     SURA,        Streaming
                                    Video
    WG   ...
NSF Funded Programs
• Invitational workshop "The NMI and DRM“
  – Grace Agnew and Mairead Martin
  – Endorsed by CNI, EDUC...
Lessons Learned
• Regional backing for first cookbook
  provided elevated credibility and exposure
• ViDeNet TestBed appro...
Successes, failures, challenges
• Successes
   –   Videoconferencing Cookbook
   –   ViDeNet
   –   Relationship with SURA...
How To Get Involved
• Find a working group of interest and talk
  to the working group chair about how to
  join
  – Worki...
Resources
• ViDe website
  – http://www.vide.net
• Videoconferencing Cookbook
  – http://www.vide.net/cookbook/
• ViDeNet ...
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The Video Development Initiative

  1. 1. The Video Development Initiative Jill Gemmill, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Mary Trauner, Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) EDUCAUSE 2002
  2. 2. Copyright Statement • Copyright Jill Gemmill and Mary Trauner, 2002. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  3. 3. From Good Idea to International Organization • Mission of ViDe • Current/Recent Activities • Evolution of the Organization – Structuring Relationships – Activities – Funding • Success, Failures, Challenges • Resources for you Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  4. 4. Our Mission The Video Development Initiative (ViDe) promotes the deployment of digital video in research and higher education. Leveraging our collective resources and expertise, ViDe advances digital video deployment through promotion and development of interoperable, standardized, and cost-effective technologies. Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  5. 5. Who We Are • Started with a dinner conversation at a Southeastern regional workshop • Expanded to include additional US and International reps • Collaborations that architect, “operationalize”, educate, and influence commercial video products and standards • Research activities leveraging support from many organizations Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  6. 6. Current Research/Activity Focus – Emerging Digital Video Technologies – Middleware for Video – Data Collaboration Tools – Training & Outreach Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  7. 7. Web Site: www.vide.net Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  8. 8. What We’ve Accomplished : Emerging Video Technologies • ViDe.Net Architecture – Global VC Network of 100+ H.323 Zones – Adopted by Internet2 as basis for I2 Commons architecture – Voluntary cooperation in developing uniform dialing around the world • ViDe Dublin Core Application Profile for Digital Video Access Management • RFI’s for new Technologies (MPEG-4) Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  9. 9. Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  10. 10. What We’ve Accomplished : Middleware • Currently Developing – Video Directory Services (Listing & Lookup) – Integration with Enterprise Authentication (Login) Services • Federated Digital Rights Management – Proposed DRM for Research & Education Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  11. 11. Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  12. 12. What We’ve Accomplished : Training & Outreach • 5 Workshops focused on Digital Video – Use in Higher Education – Best Practices for Operations/Support – Integrating new technologies • Videoconferencing Cookbook (versions 1, 2, and 3) • ViDe Web Site (3500 Visitors/Month) Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  13. 13. Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  14. 14. Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  15. 15. Recent Activities • 4th Annual SURA/ViDe Digital Video Workshop http://www.vide.net/resources/conferences/spr2002/ • New Working Groups: – Streaming Media [April 02] • Streaming Video Cookbook – Numerical Addressing Space Management [Mar 02] • alignment of H.323 space with E.164, in preparation for moving toward DNS-like dialing and ENUM Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  16. 16. Partnerships/Relationships • Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) – History of Collaborative Regional Environment – Financed by proceeds from sale of SURAnet – PACS Workshops (NSF-NCSA) • Our Universities and CIO’s support ViDe time • Collaboration with Internet2 • Collaboration with Coalition for Networked Information Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  17. 17. Leveraging Partnerships to Support Activities • Bolt, Barnek & Newman • RADVISION • Internet2 • Coalition for Networked Information • Foundry Networks • Cisco • National Science Foundation Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  18. 18. Structure University University Of Of North Carolina Tennessee Phase I 1998-99 Georgia North Carolina Institute of State Technology NYSERNet Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  19. 19. Activities University University Of Of North Carolina Tennessee Video Conferencing Phase I Video on Demand 1998-99 Georgia North Carolina Institute of State Technology NYSERNet Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  20. 20. Activities Video Conferencing Phase I Video on Demand 1998-99 •Cookbook •White Paper •RFI •RFI •ViDeNet Plan Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  21. 21. Funding University University Of SURA Of North Carolina Tennessee Video Conferencing Phase I Video on Demand 1998-99 Georgia North Carolina Institute of State Technology NYSERNet Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  22. 22. Structure George UAB Washington UNC UT Yale Hawaii Phase II 1999-2000 GIT CANARIE Vanderbilt South NYSERNet Carolina William Ohio State & Mary Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  23. 23. Activities George UAB Washington UNC UT Yale Hawaii Video Conferencing Phase II Video on Demand 1999-2000 GIT CANARIE Vanderbilt South NYSERNet Carolina William Ohio State & Mary Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  24. 24. Activities Video Conferencing Phase II Video on Demand 1999-2000 •Cookbook •Video Portal Update •First ViDe/SURA Workshop •LSVNP •Vendor Partnerships •ViDeNet 1.0 •Co-founded Internet2 Digital Video Initiative Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  25. 25. Funding SURA George UAB Washington BBN UNC UT Hawaii RADVISION Yale Video Conferencing Phase II Video on Demand 1999-2000 GIT CANARIE Vanderbilt South NYSERNet Carolina William Ohio State & Mary Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  26. 26. Structure UNC UT UAB Australian National Phase III 2001-2002 GIT CANARIE Rutgers SURFNet SURA Ohio State Indiana Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  27. 27. Special Activity Committees Structure Steering Committee Doug Pearson, Indiana Video Jill Gemmill, UAB Streaming Access Grace Agnew, Rutgers Video WG MarkusSteering ANU Buchhorn, WG Chair: Doug Dixon, OSU Indiana Bob Pearson, Mike Chair GIT Estler, Past Chair:Past Chair UT Jill Gemmill, UAB Chris Hodge, Chair Elect Tyler Johnson, UNC Chair Elect: TBD Peter Marshall, CANARIE Committee Data Mairead Martin, UT Video Collaboration Ed Price, GIT Conferencing WG Mary Trauner, GIT WG Video Egon Verharen, SURFnet Mary Fran Yafchak, SURA Middleware WG EXPAND WGs and add Members Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002 150+ Members
  28. 28. Activities Video Access Working Streaming Middleware for Video Working Group Video Group Videoconferencing Working GroupSURFnet) Streaming Video WorkingRutgers) Access WG (Grace Agnew, Group Videoconferencing (Egon Verharen, Steering Video WG (Chris Hodge, UT; Mike Estler, Georgia Tech) Working Group Data Collaboration Video-on-Demand (Mairéad Martin, UT) •ViDeNet (Tyler Johnson, Video Metadata Standard •Digital UNC) Chair (Mary Trauner, Georgia Tech) •Internet2 Commons NMI v. 1.0 Profile for Contributions to •Streaming Cookbook Application •Core Past Chair •standardized methods Management •Higher Ed for interoperable DigitalElect Chair Video •Numerical Addressing SpaceNeeds Analysis •MPEG4 (Tyler access and services Video Workshop •Annual Digital DataJohnson, UNC) •T.120 Analysis Committee Video •federated •Resources administration model •Videoconferencing Cookbook Evaluation of Tools Collaboration •Testing and (Mary Trauner, Conferencing •commObject Class Definition WG •Metadata Resources •Data Collaboration Website WG GIT, and Mary Fran Yafchak, SURA) •White papers: Video •Video Gemmill, UAB)on Demand Access Website •ViDe Microsoftof •Test Servers Video •role WG (Jill Middleware directories for •ViDeNet •approaches Johnson, UNC) video resources Scout (Tyler to discovery of •White Paper WG Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  29. 29. Funding Video Access SURA, Streaming Video WG Internet2, NSF, Steering WG Foundry, Cisco, Chair Past Chair NCSA Elect Chair PACS Committee Data Collaboration CNI Video Conferencing WG WG Video Middleware WG Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  30. 30. NSF Funded Programs • Invitational workshop "The NMI and DRM“ – Grace Agnew and Mairead Martin – Endorsed by CNI, EDUCAUSE, I2, SURA, and ViDe • ViDeNet: Middleware for Scalable Video Services for Research and Higher Education – Jill Gemmill, Tyler Johnson, Egon Verharen, Samir Chatterjee • Digital Library: Moving Image Gateway – Grace Agnew, Ed Price, Jim DeRoest Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  31. 31. Lessons Learned • Regional backing for first cookbook provided elevated credibility and exposure • ViDeNet TestBed approach promotes community standardized solutions very rapidly • Members are from institutions, not institutional representatives • Collaborate and don’t compete; maintain ViDe identity • Collective efforts truly leveraged to achieve significant results - Video Development Initiative Educause, 2002
  32. 32. Successes, failures, challenges • Successes – Videoconferencing Cookbook – ViDeNet – Relationship with SURA – NSF Funded Research Programs • Not so successful – RFI Process • Challenges – LSVNP Project – Administrative support for Chair – “Organizational Vaporware?” – Funding Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  33. 33. How To Get Involved • Find a working group of interest and talk to the working group chair about how to join – Working group includes: project teams (workshops, cookbooks, ViDe.Net) and research interest groups • ViDeNet “Munch” http://www.unc.edu/video/videnet/munch/ • Attend the 5th Annual SURA/ViDe Digital Video Workshop (Spring 2003) Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002
  34. 34. Resources • ViDe website – http://www.vide.net • Videoconferencing Cookbook – http://www.vide.net/cookbook/ • ViDeNet Public Zone – http://www.vide.net/ Enter VideNet Video Development Initiative - Educause, 2002

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