iMove™ and InMotion Technologies Partner to Deliver Enhanced Sports Video Solutions
Companies create a tool set for covering sporting events on the Internet
June 26, 2000
Portland, Ore., – iMove™ Inc., the provider of Multiview Interactive Video™ , today announced a partnership with InMotion Technologies, developer of special effect applications for broadcast, Internet and training applications. The goal of the alliance is to showcase both software technologies as a package for content partners to cover sports-related events.
The first iMove and InMotion project will record the action at a European-based event. One possible event is Athletissima, a leading track and field competition held in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 5, 2000. InMotion, in cooperation with Swisscom, is creating the live and on demand coverage of Athletissima at www.athletissima.ch/webtv.htm.
iMove’s Multiview Interactive Video delivers multiple camera angles, including a 360-degree spherical view, in a single playback file that can be enhanced with embedded audio, text and website hotspots. This new video type allows the user to control viewing angle, direction, degree of zoom and choose which hotspots to explore. Multiview Interactive Video has been used to analyze a golf swing from many different angles and to capture the action at an auto race with a 360-degree camera that allows the viewer to look in any direction.
“Multiview Interactive Video and InMotion’s special effects complement each other and extend iMove’s video storytelling capability,” said Kermit Yensen, CEO of iMove. “Together we will revolutionize sports media by offering sports producers a complete set of interactive video production tools.”
InMotion’s special effects, StoMotion and VideoFinish™ , will be showcased on the Athletissima site. For the first time ever at a sporting event, InMotion will be presenting StroMotion. StroMotion’s digital imaging allows the viewer to see the sequence of movements during an athlete’s performance. The Emmy Award nominated VideoFinish will also be featured. Using the video footage of two athletes competing at different times in the same setting, VideoFinish provides a method for comparison. Using digital imaging technology to match the competitors on the same image, spectators can compare the athletic performances.
“We look to enhance our market exposure with iMove’s multicamera approach,” said Jean-Marie Ayer, CEO of InMotion. “This collaboration will extend the dramatic impact InMotion Technologies currently creates.”
iMove’s Multiview Interactive Video transforms video from a passive to an active experience for users of the Internet and interactive TV. iMove provides a production and delivery system that enables users of video content to select different camera angles, including a 360-degree spherical view, control playback speed and direction, rewind and freeze frames and delve into audio, text and website hotspots. Located in Portland, Ore., iMove created Multiview Interactive Video to serve the interactive video needs for online sports, news/entertainment and e-commerce. For more information, consult the iMove website at www.imoveinc.com or call 503-221-2449.
About InMotion Technologies
Founded in 1998, by five international business and IT specialists, InMotion Technologies www.inmotiontech.com creates special effects with digital imaging applications, providing products and services in the areas of televised broadcasting, interactive Internet applications and sports training. InMotion is constantly pushing the boundaries in special effects applications with technologies such as VideoFinish™ , SimulCam and StroMotion. InMotion’s VideoFinish™ application has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the ‘Outstanding Technical Achievement’ category. InMotion was also a 1999 IST prizewinner, a prestigious award granted to Europe’s top IT innovators. InMotion is based in Fribourg, Switzerland and has an office in Portland Oregon. For more information, Email: or call +41 (0) 878-878-369.
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