June 03, 2010

Lets Send That Bombing Run to the Replay Official...

The Pentagon's cribbing a play from Monday Night Football, adopting the same instant replay technology used during games to improve analysis of war zone video feeds.

Harris Corporation, the company behind instant replay for professional football and baseball games, has teamed up with the military on an analysis system that’s already been deployed to several bases, reports Live Science.

The system, called Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine (FAME) uses "metadata" tags to encode important details — time, date, camera location — into each video frame. In a football game, those tags would help broadcasters pick the best clip to re-air, then explain, a play. In a war-zone, they'd help analysts watch video in a richer, easier-to-grasp context. And additional tags could link a video clip to photographs, cell phone calls, databases or documents.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 3, 2010 11:10 AM