EarthCam, the leading provider of construction camera solutions and time-lapse services, is expanding its applications for AI-powered recognition technology for identifying obstructions and performing quality control for premium time-lapse content. EarthCam announced the major advancement today at ENR FutureTech, an important industry event where construction tech innovators meet to discuss and explore emerging technologies.
EarthCam is continuously engineering the latest technologies for its already robust software-as-a-service platform to deliver the highest quality content and progress tracking for its clients. Using its newly-developed AI algorithms, EarthCam is currently able to process over half a million high-resolution images a day to detect if camera images are obscured by foreign objects, dirt, fog or have the presence of rain droplets on the lens. The smart software looks for 16 different components in an image, both desirable and unwanted features, and then creatively re-edits the video. For example, when the algorithm detects images that are affected by adverse weather conditions or an interior camera that has been covered by a plastic sheet, they are automatically excluded from the AI-generated time-lapse movies. In the past 30 days, EarthCam has removed more than 1.8 million undesirable frames from clients’ automated time-lapse movies, clearly demonstrating the value of this important update.
EarthCam is leveraging AI to make its webcam content more engaging and is constantly delivering a more valuable product at no additional cost to the customer. All of the content is readily available via EarthCam’s recently launched Broadway Media Player, a browser-based interface capable of displaying 9 different types of media. Cost savings are immediately realized with instant access to presentation-ready time-lapses, free of expensive editing processes and production wait times. Clients will still enjoy hand-edited time-lapse videos at the end of their project and can now download entertaining AI-edited movies at any time on-demand. The unique videos come complete with music and on-screen graphics, to present informative updates to stakeholders and share social media-ready content for public outreach.
Another new innovation, suited for documenting project interiors, is EarthCam’s app-based reality capture technology which recently gained its own new time-lapse features. With the VR Site Tour Time-Lapse plugin for Ricoh Theta 360° cameras, users can create short-term time-lapse videos and add the unique animated content to site plans for further insight into project progress. This plugin is perfect for documenting interiors and eliminates the need to continuously trigger the camera to take photos. EarthCam’s service automatically converts a day’s worth of progress into quick, easy-to-share 10-second time-lapse video bursts and syncs them directly to site plans and BIM 3D models.
This latest feature set joins EarthCam’s growing portfolio of AI-powered image analytics for its Control Center 8.5 software, including support for the EarthCam skill for Amazon Echo Show. EarthCam’s award-winning production studio tops the industry with the most-viewed construction time-lapse movie on the internet. Its movie for One World Trade Center has been viewed nearly 12 million times on YouTube alone and has been featured in numerous documentaries and on news networks worldwide.
To learn more about Control Center 8 and how to put this time-lapse technology to work today, visit https://www.earthcam.net/software.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and reality capture solutions for corporate and government clients. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events. EarthCam has documented over a trillion dollars of construction projects around the world. The company is headquartered on a 10-acre campus in Northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices internationally.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Home of Super Bowl LIII, Hudson Yards, Statue of Liberty Museum, L.A. Stadium, Las Vegas Raiders’ Stadium, Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center, LaGuardia Airport, TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Panama Canal Expansion, Qatar Rail, The Jeddah Tower, 56 Leonard Street, 432 Park Avenue, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at https://www.earthcam.net/.