John “JJ” Jahn, a project engineer lead with LSA Technology Services, firmly believes in continuing education for audiovisual (AV) people on campus. That’s why he asked the Michigan IT AV Technology Community of Practice in May if there was interest in a course to prepare for the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) professional… Read More »
Low usage, limited options, ongoing costs, and readily available streaming services informed the decision to discontinue the service.
A recent report by Michigan Medicine and non-profit Common Sense Media finds children are often consuming pervasive and inappropriate advertising, violence, and other questionable content while watching online videos. Children ages eight and under are now spending more time on YouTube than ever before, with online video viewing for the first time surpassing live television and streaming video… Read More »
A field of study called human pose estimation focuses on teaching AI to identify how a person in an image or video is positioned. However, current models typically use videos with an entire person fully in view. Of the huge libraries of video content uploaded to public websites, only around 4% ever show an entire person. New research… Read More »
With advanced computer vision models and live public street cam video, a U-M startup is tracking social distancing behaviors in real time at some of the most visited places in the world. Voxel51’s new tool uses the company’s existing platform and underlying custom AI to continuously track vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic at seven locations around the world, and… Read More »
It is vital that you report actual or suspected IT security incidents as soon as possible so that work can begin to investigate and resolve them. This applies even when you are working from home. A new ITS Information Assurance (IA) video tells you where to report them (firstname.lastname@example.org), and describes how IA responds. For more detail about… Read More »
In response to student requests for support and training, ITS collaborated with LSA Student Government’s Subcommittee for Technology, Advising, and Academic Resources and the Registrar’s Office to create ten videos to assist students with online administrative transactions. The new videos are posted on the UMITSCommunications YouTube channel. The videos average about two minutes in length and cover topics… Read More »
A U-M startup, Voxel51, is expanding access to video data through a new software platform. The platform, released in June, offers companies an affordable way to extract information from the medium.
Contributing to a project that aims to detect “deepfake” videos, U-M engineers developed software that improves a computer’s ability to track an object through a video clip by 11% on average. The software, called BubbleNets, chooses the best frame for a human to annotate. In addition to helping train algorithms for spotting doctored clips, it could improve computer… Read More »
Have you ever wondered how to efficiently manage and and share a collection of more than 15,000 research videos? “With MiVideo, of course!” says Melinda Kraft, ITS Teaching and Learning service manager. MiVideo is the university’s streaming media service, powered by Kaltura, and is approved for use with certain types of sensitive data. “It’s a great option for… Read More »
UM-Flint’s Office of Extended Learning (OEL) has opened a new video production studio in the Northbank Center to help faculty enrich their online courses. Crews from the university’s Information Technology Services, Engineering Departmentand Facilities and Operations renovated an old locker room into the new professional space. The sound-proof studio features a 10-foot wide green screen and an 8-foot wide lightboard, which is “an internally illuminated sheet… Read More »
Amanda Lotz, professor of media studies at U-M, writes in a recent article that the entry of large content providers like Disney into the realm of internet-distributed video doesn’t mean that a single service will eventually dominate, or that video services will necessarily compete against each other. Instead, Disney’s new streaming service points to the growing range of offerings… Read More »
The channel lineup for cable television on campus will change slightly on November 28, 2017. The lineup changes are related to a new contract for cable content. See a full list of changes. Following this change, which should be completed by 6 a.m. on November 28, it may be necessary to rescan the channel lineup on televisions receiving service.… Read More »
MiVideo, U-M’s streaming media service, has experienced explosive growth since its pilot in 2012.