New online bot edits video gameplay for you

Neal Romanek
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July 14th 2017 at 11:11AM : By Neal Romanek

Elastic Media's EVE automatic editing platform is available for beta testing now

You have fourteen hours of League Of Legends gameplay you want to share with the world, but no one in the world wants to see fourteen hours of your League Of Legends gameplay. You could edit it, but that would steal valuable time from actual gameplay. What do you do?

Jerusalem-based tech company Elastic Media has released a beta version of an new "VOD-clipping" bot, called EVE, that automatically edits gameplay video into presentable footage.

EVE ("Elastic Video Engine") uses AI and Elastic's deep learning technology to automatically detect single games within complete gameplay video VODs which users upload to the EVE website. EVE splits these videos into intuitive segments and creates video clips that can then be monetised, distributed to viewers and help game players build their brand on social media. 

EVE also automatically tracks game metadata, taking it directly from the video file – and intuitively tracks statistics across a range of areas such as win/loss percentages, and how often particular ‘heroes’ are picked across a range of games.

EVE also has advantages for eSports players, teams and brands by allowing them to collect and analyse data about their games and use it to improve their play or create data-related analytical content for their viewers/followers.

The launch of EVE aims to significantly impact eSports content distribution. It's hoped it will be used by leading players to condense games from Hearthstone and other popular games into bite-size, user-friendly VODs that can be released on social media and online video platforms. 

“We’re extremely pleased to launch EVE and excited to see where this technology will take us,“ said Ronen Shoval, CEO and founder of Elastic Media. “Competitive gaming really does have its sights set on the stars at the moment, and continues to grow at an exponential rate year-on-year. At Elastic Media, we feel it’s important that those within the gaming community have the best tools available to find, create and enjoy their favorite content.

“We’re confident that technology such as EVE is the way forward”, Shoval continued. “It will help to create a faster, automated and altogether more user-friendly experience for competitive gamers and their fans, and we passionately believe that it has all the right qualities to revolutionise the way people consume video content.”

Andrew Ringlen, COO of a gaming social media company Opera Event, said: “The EVE platform is destined to make a huge impact on our industry. Automated editing of gameplay video will be extremely valuable to both professional and amateur gamers, and can dramatically change the quality of crafting gameplay videos."

The EVE beta can be trialled at: Hearthstone is the first video game to be supported. Other games, including League Of Legends are pending.