This February, Anglatècnic has begun work on the new technical platform of the ImAc project.
Anglatècnic is passionate about research and development in new technologies that are or will end up being disruptive and we believe the ImAc Project presents us with a great opportunity to actively participate in immersive technologies such as 360 and VR videos, with the aim, together with the other European partners, to achieve a successful deployment of accessibility services such as subtitling, audio description and sign language in these disruptive technologies.
But what is behind the accessibility services? Without going into detail, the workflow consists of production, management, packaging and distribution of the contents necessary for the accessibility services. Anglatècnic has already developed professional tools for the broadcast sector for each of the corresponding workflow (production, management, playout and insertion).
Further details are available on this link: http://www.anglatecnic.com/project/fingertext/
Within ImAc, Anglatècnic will use the expertise that it has built while developing tools for the wider broadcast sector to design and deliver prototypes for the production and management of the accessibility services workflow to be used for immersive technologies.
To this end, Anglatècnic, following the specifications defined during the first phases of the ImAc project through a user centric approach, has begun the following developments this February:
• Editing tools for the production of subtitling, audio description and sign language content.
• Management system that facilitates the transport and storage of all the contents involved including the low resolution videos and the production results.
These developments will be initially used for the production of content for the project’s pilots and will eventually become professional tools necessary for the successful deployment of accessibility services for immersive technologies. The right workflow and its compatibility with current systems is important in order to optimise resources and facilitate successful deployment of the services.
By Enric Torres i Feixas