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Automatic view tracking in 360º multimedia using xAPI

360-degree video can consume up to six times the bandwidth of a regular video by delivering the entire frames instead of just the current viewport, introducing an additional difficulty to the delivery of this kind of multimedia. Many authors address this challenge by narrowing the delivered viewport using knowledge of where the user is likely […]

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Automatic collection of user behavior in 360° multimedia

The arrival of 360 degree video to the everyday life creates the necessity of assessing both the audiovisual production and the playback environment offered to the final user. Leveraging the standard Experience API (xAPI), that considers collecting micro-interactions with e-learning content, we propose a platform to automatically collect the users’ interaction with applications based on […]

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360º Hypervideo: an interactive documentary around the refugee crisis in Greece

We present an interactive 360º documentary around the migratory crisis in Greece. Omnidirectional content is recorded using a 6-camera array and rendered in an equirectangular projection and played later by an HTML5 web application. Interactive hotspots are placed on specific coordinates of the space-time of the production, introducing a connection of the viewer with the […]

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An Augmented Reality and 360-degree Video System to Access Audiovisual Content through Mobile Devices for Touristic Applications

In the recent years, consumption and usage of multimedia content has shifted to handheld devices, especially with the introduction of second screen applications. In this paper we address the situation of delivering multimedia information to users using modern and novel techniques to attract their attention in environments like fairs, parties or showrooms in an entertaining […]

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360º videos at the FITUR

In collaboration with the Tourism Agency of Balears, ATB, we created an interactive turistic video application, that was showcased in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR. The visitors had to browse to a website and select one of the islands: Mallorca, Menorca or Formentera. Then, they could select a 360º video of that island […]

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