IC Realtime Adds Time-lapse Function to Video Surveillance Search Engine

IC Realtime says this new update will allow users to create a time-lapse video from a range of time or by a specific query to produce more detailed and relevant results.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. —  After launching Ella, a Google-like search engine for video surveillance, at CES in January, IC Realtime announces a time-lapse compiler and creation tool as the first feature update available for the solution.

Ella uses both algorithmic and deep learning tools to give any surveillance or security camera the ability to recognize objects, colors, people, vehicles, animals and more. Users can search their entire library of recorded surveillance footage using natural language to find, review and share desired video clips in seconds.

With this new update, users can create a time-lapse video from a range of time or by a specific query to produce more detailed and relevant results, according to the company.

The same natural language processing included within Ella is leveraged to create time-lapse videos that can be specific to a certain object, color, or vehicle make and model.

For example, a user can search for “white truck January 1 – January 30” to see individual videos of “white trucks” captured by the Ella system within that allotted time frame. Within the Ella web-app, clicking “Create time-lapse” then compiles all those clips into one time-lapse video which is emailed directly to the user.

The time-lapse video compiler tool is available now for Ella users and can be used system-wide across all Ella subscribed cameras to create a time-lapse from multiple cameras and viewpoints or, narrowed down to a single camera. Once the time-lapse video has been generated, users have the option of downloading the video or reviewing directly from the browser.

“Never before have customers had the ability to request and generate time-lapse videos within seconds and customize those time-lapse videos to narrow down the results down to very specific objects, colors, vehicles or user-created zones,” says Matt Sailor, CEO for IC Realtime. “One area where we see great opportunity is within the construction market for customers interested in monitoring construction sites to ensure personnel safety but also want to create easy-to-view time-lapse videos that showcase job site progress or start-to-finish projects. This new feature can also be used by new or existing customers who need to monitor sensitive or restricted access areas and produce time-lapse videos across a day, week, month or any duration of time.”

Ella works with both existing DIY and professionally installed surveillance and security cameras and is comprised of an on-premise video gateway device and the cloud platform subscription.

The recently launched time-lapse creation tool for Ella can be used by all users for a minimal on-demand fee that will be added on a per-use basis to the user’s monthly subscription cost. To learn more about Ella at www.smartella.com.


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