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Title Intelligent Video Platform “APOLLO”
Period October 2019 – September 2021
Sponsored or supported by FFG
Cooperation(s) Bitmovin GmbH; Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt
Project leader Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Lederer, Stefan
E-Mail stefan.lederer@bitmovin.com
Web www.bitmovin.com
Description The main objective of APOLLO is to research and develop an intelligent video platform for HTTP adap-tive streaming which

  • shall provide means for the intelligent distribution of video processing tasks (primarily video transcoding) within current and future distributed environments for efficient HTTP adaptive streaming;
  • shall support manifold cloud-like environments ranging from large-scale data centers to small-scale computing environments possibly distributed within the delivery network;
  • shall integrate artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) techniques for the actual distribution;
  • shall support media applications specifically in – but not limited to – the context of 5G, IoT, automotive, industry 4.0, as well as health care and education;
  • shall provide real-time intelligent metrics and indicators for the automated efficient resource management.

The idea is to design a cloud-based intelligent video platform that also includes algorithms and tools for Quality of Experience (QoE)-efficient resource management. In this way, the client/customers will be able to get resources with required/predefined Quality of Service (QoS)/QoE values/classes. A mod-ern cloud resource management system should manage cloud encoding/transcoding operations from a QoE perspective, built with a future-proof core architecture and natively configured to use artificial intelligent/machine learning (AI/ML) models;

The expected outcome of the APOLLO project is an intelligent video platform for video processing/en-coding that is efficient and cost-effective on current and future computing platforms with the following novel features:

  • elastic and scalable platform with an extensible modular architecture for delivering profes-sional-grade video processing/encoding at scale;
  • significant resources saving as well as video quality improvements;
  • programmable platform with a comprehensive suite of tools and APIs;
  • support for various input/output formats including support for latency-critical applications;
  • support for various quality of experience metrics.