February 22, 2019

Video blog: Video Virtualization and Hyper-Personalization – explained

The full impact of new technology can be hard to see at first – from Edward Jenner’s first vaccine, to the Wright brothers’ first successful airplane, or the first smartphone.

Inventing the wheel

Imagine trying to explain the concept of film before the advent of motion picture.

Similarly, video virtualization and video hyper-personalization are set to transform how we all produce, deliver and consume video content. But, we know statements like that don’t sufficiently convey the true potential.

Fortunately, pioneers before us made video broadly available and easily accessible.

So, we’ve made some videos to better demonstrate the power of video virtualization, and how video hyper-personalization can reshape entire video-rich industries.


What is Video Virtualization?

Linius’ Video Virtualization Engine™ unlocks traditional digital video files, removing the container that houses the video data. Nobody else can do this.

Once exposed, the data is indexed to create a light-weight virtual video file. The virtual file simply calls back to the actual data source at the point of playback -- no video files are moved, or workflows changed.

The exposed video data is made instantly searchable, and enriched, by applying meta tags with Artificial Intelligence, inserting business rules, or integrating third-party data sources.

Now, you can search for specific objects across any video stream or catalogue, stitch together relevant clips from disparate sources on-the-fly, and instantly reassemble into a single video for playback.

And, because it all happens virtually and programmatically -- without moving any source files, or requiring any human intervention -- you can deliver an infinite number of hyper-personalized video streams.


Hyper-Personalized Video for Sports and News

Broadcasters, rights holders or publishers of sports or news video can now provide every viewer with a hyper-personalized video feed of the exact highlights that matter them -- no human hands required.

From boosting fan or viewer engagement and numbers, to driving new subscription revenue, revealing frame-level consumption insights, to increasing the value of distribution rights -- the potential is nothing short of transformative.

You can view a public facing Beta example of Linius' hyper-personalization functionality live on Newstag's news aggregation platform, HERE >


Hyper-Personalized Video for Education

Education providers spend huge amounts of time, energy and money, collecting, storing and surfacing video content -- from the classroom, to campus life, research projects, and everything in-between.

Linius unleashes the potential trapped within those disparate video libraries.

Students are empowered to search and share moments from recorded lectures in milliseconds, staff can programmatically deliver individualized course content, while the education institution itself can achieve better organizational outcomes -- from boosting enrolment demand, strengthening alumni engagement, and facilitating outstanding research.

Check out a public facing example of Linius' hyper-personalization capabilities for education, with Oklahoma State University's facial recognition Beta HERE >


Where to next?

We've also recently successfully tested the world’s first video blockchain, opening new distribution, protection and monetization possibilities to the global video industry.

By applying our video virtualization technology, we've used smart contracts to control and transact video as a digital asset within blockchain, just like cryptocurrency, for the first time.

Watch the video below to hear Linius CEO, Chris Richardson, explain why the breakthrough could solve video piracy as we know it today. 


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About Linius Technologies Limited:

Linius Technologies Limited (ASX: LNU) has invented and patented the Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE), which is available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are investing billions in virtualizing ‘video services’ (technologies) and Artificial Intelligence in the cloud. It is arguably the biggest battle on the internet, given that video accounts for nearly 80 percent of internet traffic.

Only Linius can expose the data that makes up the video file, making cumbersome video as flexible as all other forms of data. Accessing the data within the video file is the missing link for video cloud service providers, creating unparalleled value across the internet video industry.

Linius’ VVE-powered Video Hyper-Personalization and Search Solution enables anyone to instantly search the data within video, from across an infinite number of sources, and automatically assemble the results in a single stream on-the-fly. No human hands required.

Linius is revolutionizing the way organizations and individuals across the globe produce, deliver and consume video, enabling previously impossible hyper-personalized video experiences.

It’s a breakthrough set to disrupt entire multi-billion-dollar industries. Linius is initially focused on delivering its Video Hyper-Personalization and Search Solution to six core markets: News and Media, Sports Broadcasters and Rights Holders, Education, Corporate Communications, Security and Defense, and Sports Betting.

For more on Linius Technologies, visit www.linius.com


For further information or interview requests, please contact:

Lachlan James, Director of Marketing and Communications, +61 (0)431 835 658, ljames@linius.com

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Jodi Cutler
Head of Media Marketing Linius
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