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Q7 News: Aug - Oct 2011

DIOMEDES Integration Meeting (24-28 October 2011, Munich, Germany)

        As planned during the 4th general meeting held in University of Surrey, partners agreed to hold a general integration meeting with the aim of building the complete second demonstrator well in advance of the second project review process. Hence, this 5-day general integration workshop held in IRT’s premises allowed the representatives from each project partner to integrate their software modules into the demonstrator. Video and audio clusters were fully integrated, where the major intended functionalities of the remaining user terminal modules were also tested (excluding adaptation of media under dynamic network conditions). All inter-module communication interfaces were tested and proved to be working. Audio and video synchronisation during media playback was stable. P2P server and P2P client’s communication was tested along with the most up-to-date metadata file format and contents. User free-viewpoint interaction tool’s functionalities were tested and verified. MVD renderer and multiple SVC decoders’ raw frame exchange was also tested and verified over an infiniband connection. By the end of the integration meeting, major action points remaining to be completed by the time of the 5th general meeting were compiled and distributed among all partners. Representatives from all project partners were present in the meeting.

 

Medientage Munchen (19-21 October, Munich, Germany)

       Medientage Munchen is a series of exhibitions and events (including a conference) organised each year to bring together people from media creator organisations, media broadcasters and media companies, and is regarded as one of the most important industrial events in Germany. This year IRT has also showed a lite-version of DIOMEDES demonstrator with two delivery paths (DVB and P2P) on their booth.

DIOMEDES Integration Meeting (25-30 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey)

        Following the integration meeting done in Budapest, DIOMEDES project partners organised another 6-day integration meeting to solve outstanding problems related to video cluster operations as well as delivery paths’ synchronisation. The meeting was held in Arcelik's premises in Istanbul. Similar to the first meeting held in Budapest, during this integration meeting, outstanding issues with the operation of the client side modules were addressed. Colleagues from different partner organisations had the chance to work closely to test the interoperability of their SW modules. In this meeting, benchmark multi-view SVC decoding results could be attained with and without enhancement layers. First version of the 3D video renderer was modified to accept more generic multi-view plus depth (MVD) format. Synchronisation issues amongst DVB and IP paths were rectified. Attendees compiled a set of necessary action points to complete by the next major integration meeting in Munich that targets building the complete second demonstrator (including audio and video players). Representatives from Holografika, Koc University, Arcelik, Optec and University of Surrey attended the meeting.

 

DIOMEDES Integration Meeting (25-26 August 2011, Budapest, Hungary)

        DIOMEDES project partners organised a 2-day integration meeting in advance of the 5th general meeting. The meeting was held in Holografika's premises in Budapest. During this integration meeting, outstanding issues with the operation of the client side modules (for the second version of the system), mostly the video decoding/rendering and channel synchronisation were tackled. Most recent changes applied on the SW modules were tested for interoperability. Attendees compiled a set of necessary action points to complete by the next meeting. Colleagues from Holografika, Koc University, Arcelik and University of Surrey attended the meeting.

   
   
   
   

NEM Summit 2011 (27 – 29 September 2011)

        Haluk Gokmen from Arcelik attended the NEM Summit 2011 event held in Turin, Italy to present the paper titled “DIOMEDES: Content Aware and Adaptive Delivery of 3D Media over P2P/IP and DVB-T2”. More information about the event and the program can be found at: http://nem-summit.eu/2011-nem-summit/

DIOMEDES Integration Meeting (24-28 October 2011, Munich, Germany)