Versatile Delivery Systems on Monday announced the public beta release of
for Mac OS X. The company bills Frameline 47 as “the world’s first MPEG-7 video notation and content navigation software.” When it’s released commercially, it will cost starting at €200 (US$239.42).
MPEG-7 isn’t a standard that describes audio and video, like MPEG-4. Instead, MPEG-7 is a multimedia content description standard that uses Extensible Markup Language (XML) to store metadata.
Frameline 47 is a video notation system. It “chops up” video files into segments to let you describe those segments with words and content tags. The software generates MPEG-7 compliant XML metadata as well as “self-describing” .MP4 container files, which VDS calls “MPEG-47.”
Files produced by Frameline 47 can be indexed by search engines, processed by media asset management databases and more. The software follows a “who, what, where, when” content notation concept, according to the developer, to help you filter exactly what you’re looking for.
Frameline 47 supports Spotlight, features scene detection, poster frame navigation and dynamic frame display and more. It’s available for Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” or later.