Software for adding metadata automatically developed by Fiteris, a company formed by academics and researchers from Leicester De Montfort University.


What is it? Software that analyses the content of digital programme footage, allowing users to classify and document automatically what is on each file.

Who developed it? A team of academics and researchers from Leicester De Montfort University, who have formed a spin-off company called Fiteris.

How does it work? Using signal processing methods to analyse the audio and video, AMI accesses – among other things – on-screen captions, shot changes and audio tracks to provide a breakdown of descriptive words and events that are supplied as an XML file. Also included are the sample rates, compression ratios and format of the file. It does the job in real-time, which is much faster than a human being would be able to do it.

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