Google recently filed a patent for a new type of Google Glass. This version would use pre-programmed cues to record significant moments without making the user go out of his way to start video capture. The new version will also tag the video with metadata so the video content can be searched later for specific moments. Google has proposed a few use cases for this new technology, including security footage and medical observation.
Not only is this cool for those of us in the business video industry, but it highlights a few things that must be considered when any organization is considering implementing video:
1) Management – The use cases mentioned above would require tremendous amounts of video footage. Once those videos are captured, they will require a content management system to keep them organized. An enterprise video platform provides a centralized location for all of an organization’s video content. This gives users the power to create their own groups and subsets and automate ingest, publishing and organizational workflows from a single location which cuts down on clutter and wasted effort.
2) Search – The new patent states that the video will be tagged with metadata to make it more searchable. However, metadata only goes so far. Many organizations are already having the issue of not being able to find pertinent information within lengthy video files. Leading enterprise video solutions have solved this by implementing Speech Search which enables users to search through the spoken audio tracks of videos, pinpointing the location of key words when spoken aloud, to find information faster and easier.
3) Viewing – Once the video has been captured, users will need a way to view it. A full-featured video player gives users a wide array of options when watching video. For instance, let’s say the new version of Google Glass is used similarly to how many healthcare professionals are using it right now, observing and analyzing patients. Once that video is captured, the doctor can bookmark relevant footage, share the video with other doctors around the world who can comment on their own observations right there in the player window. The doctor can also attach relevant files to the video for download, to give other observers any information they would need.
4) Mobile upload and security – Google Glass is, at heart, a mobile device. This new version is not operational yet, but at a certain point, users will want to upload the captured video from the new version and, in a lot of cases, ensure that the upload is secure and unable to be viewed by third parties. Enterprise video platforms provide robust security measures every step of the video process, from upload to transcoding to sharing, ensuring all videos are safe from prying eyes.
So while the new Google Glass may not be available yet, enterprise video is already a going concern. If you’d like to know more about how Qumu can help you take video in your organization to the next level, contact us.