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SkyMedia - UAV-based capturing of HD/3D content with WSN augmentation for immersive media experiences

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2011 12th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 Jul 201115 Jul 2011


Conference2011 12th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2011


In the entertainment industry, technology advances are continuously improving and evolving the portfolio of services and distinguished features that can be experienced by the audience, whether it is attending the event on site or remotely. In this context, the SkyMedia system aims at exploring, designing, and demonstrating a novel multimedia end-to-end architecture that can provide unique immersive media experiences to audience during live events. UAV and WSN technologies play a central role as enabling technologies. UAVs capture HD and 3D videos and images from the sky, while wireless sensors form an augmentation network acquiring side-information to be fused with the main audiovisual contents. All technologies come together to form a very advanced Multimedia Service Platform able to manage in real-time HD/3D processing, and an immersive media experience demonstration is going to be performed during a public live event in order to prove the effectiveness of the system.


  • 3D processing, immersive and interactive services, live events, multimedia delivery, UAV-based capturing, wireless sensor networks