A number of video metadata systems have been in existence since the mid-1980's. These systems require a keyboard operator in addition to the camera-person, and are primarily "indexed" in the office after the video has been recorded. No consumer systems exist with the capacity to automatically extract and sort video sequences based on instructions within the recording itself.
Thrumming puts the indexing up-front, in the hands of the person filming. Depending on the uses to which the video sequences are to be put, the “post” editing time at the computer can be automated down to zero, or adjusted for levels of review and quality control.
The typical indexing time for video is calculated three to five times the length of the original shots. Indexing alone does not include the editing time. Even worse, indexing is done by interns and students, rather than the specialists who really know what they are looking at.
Our products allow the camera-person alone to place critical metadata and editing controls onto the recording. The industries and sports which previously couldn’t afford a dedicated individual to index tapes are suddenly potential customers for Thrummer Video Dynamics, Inc.
What distinguishes our product from any others is that it can be used on any existing equipment - Super-8, VHS, or DVD Camcorders.
Finally, since Thrummer Video Dynamics is providing custom solutions for individual industries and sports (as if every job or sport has a different language of motion and rules) it can be fully anticipated that the power of the Thrummer Video Dynamics database and reporting system will be highly differentiable from others in the market.