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After 17 months of working remotely, the seven teams (based in four countries) went to Corfu for a workshop and consortium meeting, in the first week of May, 2022.

Axel Primavesi, Farina Hamann (DW) and Spyros Symeonidis (CERTH) making preparations for the media production pilot.

Prototype development - project management and project exploitation will be subject of a number of upcoming deliverables.

Here's a recap of the activities during our first “real” get-together and DW’s media pilot test run, which was at the center of it all.

A new version of the Windows-based XR4DRAMA authoring and collaboration had just been released by Nuro. And up2metric had freshly reiterated on their AR location scouting app for Android. The Corfu pilot was ready for take-off.

The test run

STEP 1: DW and the technical partners set up a new project, added users/meta data – and waited for the automated systems to do its thing.

STEP 2: Everybody explored the model, checking out data points as well as simple renderings of buildings/landmarks – and more sophisticated ones, based on drone visuals. Situation awareness wasn’t half bad, but it wasn’t great yet either. Which is why the team went on to to create a long task list for the location scout.

STEP 3: Going to town, checking what’s there with our own eyes, adding and correcting some data, and – of course – checking every box on that task list.

Make sure the remote production team could get to the next level of situation awareness.

All this was done with the XR4DRAMA mobile app (which we also used for navigation).

STEP 4: Exploring the 3D model yet again – after the automatically generated and manually collected data had been merged (and another version of the authoring tool had been installed). This time around, we also switched to VR mode: to walk on and teleport across the streets of Corfu, to discuss our designated media production “on site”.

XR4DRAMA scouting and prototype testing team #1 on top of the Old Fortress, Corfu City.
FLTR: Maria Pacelli (Smartex), Tej Khadilkar (Nuro), Farina Hamann (DW), Jens Grivolla (UPF), Alexander Plaum (DW), Axel Primavesi (DW), Martina Monego (AAWA), Franceso Zaffanella (AAWA), Spyros Symoenidis (CERTH)

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