Video Pool Idea By Renat Zarbailov


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This is an idea proposal to dropbox to come up with a separate service which would allow filmmakers around the world to share and find HD footage using bittorrent technology.

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Video Pool Idea By Renat Zarbailov

  1. 1. Video Pool footage repository for filmmakers around the world idea proposal to  the DropBox team
  2. 2. What if there was... <ul><li>a separate dropbox subscription product which was using bittorrent technology to allow people around the world to contribute their own HD footage stored on their hard drives to a international video pool depository?  </li></ul><ul><li>When a user that shoots a lot of footage installs the dropbox P2P app on his machine and allocates a folder filled with HD video footage, the dropbox app takes each HD video file and creates a mirror equivalent low-res H.264 file, storing it in that same folder, of course the transcoding  to this lo-res file is done on the user’s end. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Searching and finding footage.. <ul><li>There would need to be invented a deep in-video “search-and-recognize” algorithm that detects things in a given video and then automatically creates keyword tags to describe that video. These tags then live within that low-res H.264 video file (think EXIF but for video tags). This way the end user won’t have to sift through hundreds of videos to tag them by hand. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scenario example... <ul><li>Imagine ability to have access to world’s HD footage at your finger tips. You’re editing a piece on something that requires an HD shot of NY skyline for example, or a San Francisco trolley going up hill; You search the keywords within dropbox video pool web site search engine and it brings up a list of video thumbnails that play the video preview when hovered over. You check mark the interesting ones and it loads them into the download cue. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Once downloaded all files... <ul><li>You edit the downloaded low-res footage in your video editing program, (proxy-editing approach), and when the video edit is complete and you are happy with the result, you go back to the dropbox site, which remembers your recent low-res downloads, and download the full HD equivalent of those files. You replace the file sync inside your video editing program and render the final HD to any output, Youtube, Vimeo, BlueRay etc. Creative Commons licensing is implemented to give credit to the creator of any given footage. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Imagine of the possibilities? <ul><li>This will revolutionize the online video as we know it... What do you think? </li></ul>
  7. 7. So, how would dropbox benefit from making this... <ul><li>world video repository? First of all, using P2P bittorrent approach to hosting the footage files dropbox bypasses the storage or bandwidth expenses. If each video content creator around the world paid $20 annual subscription to this service I think it is worth expanding into this sector for dropbox. Also, watch an interview which I conducted with one of the creators of P2P Next technology which is basically allowing streaming video via bittorrent technology. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are your thoughts? <ul><li>Email me to discuss this idea further. This idea needs all constructive crititism it can get... :) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] -Renat Zarbailov </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>