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.

Hyper customized video, voice, language

November 9, 2009 · Posted in innovation · Comment 

In my last video post I said that hyper customized video is an area for innovation. Here is an example of some emerging technology. The realistic animation of a woman responds to the movement of your mouse. Combine that with face tracking of a web camera and voice chat and you could literally put on a new face to talk to different people. Text to speech software like ReadPlease uses a phoneme based system to let you choose the voice. A&TT Natural Voices is virtually indistinguishable from a person talking. Voice recognition and automated language translation could allow you to appear to be anyone you want to be. And the viewer might be able to select how you sound and appear to them.