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WWW-EFXer: A Java-based Video Editing System

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WEBNETJ Volume 1, Number 4, ISSN 1522-192X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The current video editing software requires high-end platforms with immense local storage space, which are not usually accessible to most end-users. To allow sophisticated video authoring using low-end platforms, we have designed a Java/WWW-based video authoring system using a client-server frame- work which realizes the concept of software-on- demand. In the system, the process of video editing is split into a low-resolution authoring stage in the client and a high-resolution production stage carried out on the server site. We have defined the Movie Markup Language (MML) as the interface between the two stages. The MML covers a set of primitive operators for video authoring, e.g., spatial/temporal composition, special effect rendering, etc. In our experimental "WWW-EFXer" system, the MML script composed by the client user will be submitted to the remote server for guiding the Movie-Making Agent (MMA) to perform the authoring instructions received. The prototype system demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed framework.


HONG, J.S., FU, Y.S., WU, J.L. & Chen, H.y. (1999). WWW-EFXer: A Java-based Video Editing System. WebNet Journal: Internet Technologies, Applications & Issues, 1(4), 33-36. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .