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Inventa Australia to conduct free Video Capture Technology Seminar in Sydney

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Inventa Australia will be conducting a free Video Capture Technology Seminar on Friday, Dec. 1st, 2006, 2:00PM - 4:30PM at World Tower (91-95 Liverpool Street, Sydney 2000) Level 11 Conference Room.

The seminar will concentrate on video encoding and retrieval oriented video capture technologies and applications at various corporate levels, plus different technology development trends, and people's questions will be welcome.

Seminar details:
Topic: Realtime Video Capture on PCs --- Technologies and Products
Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM, Friday, Dec. 1st, 2006
Venue: Level 11 Conference Room, World Tower Commercial Section, 91-95 Liverpool Street (Corner of George St.), Sydney 2000
Transport: Next to Mono Rail World Square Station, 10 min walk from Central Train Station
Car parking: The close is the one in the same complex World Square Car Park
Free registration: Not needed but acknowledging e-mails will be appreciated

Realtime Video Capture on PCs --- free seminar on Technologies and Products

1. Defining Concept: What Is Realtime Video Capture

2. Video capture quality criteria: How to judge the results?

Objective vs subjective criteria
Video quality
Audio quality
Audio/video synchronisation
Post processing possibility

3. Video compression: The essential video capture process

Why compression is needed
Where compression is performed: On-board (hardware) vs. On-host (software)
Common compression comparison: MPEG vs DV
Is There Compression-Free Video Capture?

4. How Is Captured Video Stored on PC?

Sequence of image frames
File format

5. Major components of video capture card

A/D converter
Compression circuit
Host interface

6. Technology trends: New features built into video capture devices

Multi-stream capture
New format capture
Higher resolution -
Compression algorithms: MPEG2, MPEG4(H.264, VC-1),
Camera types: HDV, HDCAM, DVCPROHD, etc.
Movie disk formats: HD-DVD, Blue-Ray Disk, EVD, etc
Visual comparison: How good are the HD video vs non-HD

7. Application Fields: Where is video capture used

Archiving and retrieval

-- Characteristics: hardware-dependant playback, TV display, realtime file splitting, flexible file naming mechanism, video file random access and indexing, store on optical movie disk, compatible with future playback devices

Surveillance and monitoring
Content analysis

8. Video capture cards food chain

Compression algorithm->chipset->board->applicationsoftware->enduser

9. Concrete examples: Good and bad products in you hands

10. Video capture cards selection criteria

Compression format
Encoding quality
Playback environment
Retrieval - how to search and index?
Compression chip
Host interface
Customisation capability
No brand-name superstition

11. Questions and answers

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