[Mono-list] [Mono-dev] Improvement to Silverlight/Web-based video editing software project (GSoC)

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 18:44:54 EDT 2010


The focus of this project is to create the app from scratch - and the
key part is the video editing UI. The distribution ideas you discuss
are interesting, but tangential to the main part of the project. Your
proposal should definitely also explain how you would intend the UI to

- Michael

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 3:53 AM, Adam Walkowski <bloody.boss at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> I have a question about idea of connect the Silverlight/Web-based video
> editing software project proposal (for Google Summer of Code 2010) and some
> of my ideas about distribution media in distracted environment. In general:
> 1. Use automatic compression mechanism to make preview files (considerable
> smaller than original ones) for all media files on server (for example
> builds by FFMpeg libraries).
> 2. Add some metadata to media files (about characters, actors, requisites,
> weather, time of day in record, aspect ratio, bitrate etc.) in XML files.
> 3. Distribute media files in two ways: by streaming compressed (preview)
> files from server to client app (for searching media resources by prepared
> metadata) and by downloading compressed (preview) files to local machine
> (for off-line and faster local montage).
> 4. Render finished projects on server from original media files or by
> downloading original files from server and substitute preview files used
> during montage on local machine.
> What do You think about it and this functionality?
> I'm fifth year student of Informatics at Faculty of Electronics,
> Telecommunications and Informatics (Specialization: Modeling and Programming
> Informatics Systems at Department of Algorithms and System Modeling) and
> second year student of Management at Faculty of Management and Economics
> (both studies at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland). I have three
> years experience in Java and .NET programming (especially in C#). I have
> participated two times in Microsoft Imagine Cup: in 2009 (category: software
> design, player and editing application for interactive movies) and in 2010
> (two categories, first: game design, strategy game in Silverlight 3
> simulating charity organization; second: Internet Explorer 8 plugin, data
> base of charities and these actions moderate by users). Apart form
> informatics and programming I'm interesting in video montage, computer
> graphics and animations. I try to match my Computer Science studies and
> movie making hobby in my final work at Informatics Faculty. It's connected
> with media distribution (and media data mining) in distracted team work on
> media projects like movies, animations, video and audio commercials, music
> etc.
> Cheers,
> Adam Walkowski
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Michael Hutchinson

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