COGNITUS offers an end-to-end platform to aggregate User Generated Content (UGC) during events, enhance to Ultra-High Definition (UHD) quality and provide semantic enrichment to facilitate the smooth integration in broadcast productions. COGNITUS includes innovative tools for the producers to manage calls for UGC contributions and access the enhanced content using a number of smart search methods, including via text, visual similarities and audio correlation. A suite of applications integrating innovative technological modules provide the overall functionality: a mobile app for UGC contributors; plot authoring for producers; a set top box and companion app for end-users; and a system administration application.
See the COGNITUS project video below for an overview.
COGNITUS offers solutions to facilitate the convergence of broadcast and UGC for future interactive UHD services. The project outcomes provide proof of concept to cement the viability of interactive UHD content production and UGC exploitation, through use case demonstrators at large events. The demonstrators were based on two use cases drawn from real-life events, providing examples of the fascinating and potentially unlimited new services that could be unleashed by the confluence of UHD broadcasting technology and smart social mobile UGC brought by COGNITUS.
The COGNITUS project was realized into a robust platform and suite of applications, able to address the vision: to create a vibrant community for contributing UGC and provide high fidelity professional productions based on UGC content. COGNITUS facilitates reductions in the cost of producing high quality UHD content, by leveraging enhanced crowd-sourced content. Furthermore, the COGNITUS platform offers a means of engagement for the general public to get involved in broadcast content production, further enhancing their creativity, providing an immense sense of achievement through active participation rather than passive viewing.Read more about the project here