IC Realtime’s Ella Video Search Engine Gets Smart Timelapse: ‘Show People & Cars’
Instead of accelerating an entire library of video surveillance, IC Realtime's Ella engine can create timelapse videos based on search queries.
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Introduced earlier this year, Ella is an AI platform that can search video surveillance for people, things, colors, text, events and other parameters and present the findings in a grid for review. Today, IC Realtime announces a new feature that allows Ella to present those findings in a single time-lapse video.
Using Ella's natural-language processing, users can create a timelapse video of a specified time period and/or a specific search query, for example: “white truck January 1 – January 30.”
Within the Ella web app, clicking “Create time-lapse” will trigger Ella to compile all relevant clips into one time-lapse video which is emailed directly to the user.
Available now for Ella users, the time-lapse video compiler tool can capture images from a single camera or multiple cameras and viewpoints, as specified by the user.
In the video below, IC Realtime's OEM partner Camio shows a timelapse of an entire week's worth of video compiled into a one-minute segment based on the query "people and cars."
Customers can "request and generate time-lapse videos within seconds and customize those timelapse videos to narrow down the results down to very specific objects, colors, vehicles, or user-created zones,” says IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor.
He sees interesting opportunities in places like construction sites to "ensure personnel safety but also ... to create easy-to-view time-lapse videos that showcase job-site progress or start-to-finish projects."
Ella works with both existing DIY and professionally installed security cameras that output H.264 RTSP video streams. The system employs an on-premise gateway device that processes video locally, and a cloud platform that provides analytics. A three-stream 1080p box retails for less than $200, and a 10-stream box retails for less than $700.
Ella subscription prices starts at $6.99 per month and increases with storage and analysis features needed for the particular scope of each project. Subscriptions that include search and analytics start at about $12 per month. The timelapse creation tool can be used by all users for a "minimal on-demand fee" that will be added on a per-use basis to the user’s monthly subscription cost.
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at email@example.com
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