Prediction: Diminished Reality, removes objects from video

January 27, 2011 · Posted in innovation, prediction · Comment 

Hyper-customization is the emerging expectation of video. Adding or changing existing video is on of the 5 directions of the 15 Alternatives. Removing objects is another. This technology removes object from a video in real time. This is all part of the hyper-customization prediction.


Prediction: MovieReshape makes hyper-customized video

January 26, 2011 · Posted in innovation, prediction · 2 Comments 

In 2004 I predicted user made video like YouTube would be the next big thing. At the same time I also predicted other innovations for video such as hyper-customized video and by 2009 it was evident is was the next big area of innovation. Here is one example of my predictions becoming reality.

MovieReshape: Tracking and Reshaping of Humans in Videos

Reshape people in video according to complex criteria such as adding or reducing muscle or fat, stretching or shrinking legs plus more traditional alterations such as height.

MovieReshape uses the concept of Continuous in the form of using automation to create images that did not exist in reality and no human needed to do the actual editing. As processor speed increases it will be possible to make the customizations in real time so that each viewer can control the shape of the actors in their own customized video.

VenetianPrincess Remote Collaboration Music Video

March 24, 2008 · Posted in abundance, economics, innovation · Comment 

VenetianPrincess is a star on YouTube and an innovator. Her next project is a great example of how abundance is changing the world.

Venetian Princess is a pretty and very talented woman who makes movies and music videos, some for songs she writes and performs. Her channel has Subscribers: 25,271 and Channel Views: 1,117,782 as of today. She is the start of most of the movies she makes, using green screen chroma keying. Her movies are released in segments, much like a TV mini-series. This format is a great match for the way people watch video online plus it lends itself to business models that work with freely available content.

She is very talented at editing and makes dreamy eye catching videos with lots of special effects as well as some very funny stuff, watch the an episode of Princess Chronicles
She garnered some extra attention by poking fun at Obama Girl in a parody called “I Got A Crush On…. Giuliani” None of what she does would have been possible 10 years ago and it would have been difficult 5 years ago.

Low cost, easy to use tools makes it possible for her to be a one woman movie studio. But since those same tools are available to her audience they can participate. I don’t mean leaving comments or even just posting their own videos. She is asking her fans to contribute video for her to use to create a music video. Her co star will be digitally editing into the scene to interact with her. She can star in a video with someone she’s never met.

This remote working environment makes things possible that never would have been before. Its both Long Tail and Free, which are all parts of abundance and made possible through innovation.