All parameters should be Integers (only for video ids the server will be tolerant and also accept ids with zero padding and/or file suffix, e.g., 01234.mp4)
'team' and 'video' are mandatory for every task
For KIS tasks, 'frame' is required, 'shot' is ignored
For AVS tasks, both 'frame' and 'shot' are supported
The videos have different framerates, so be careful in case you need to convert timecodes to frame numbers
At the actual competition, the url and port will be different, so please make sure you can easily change the server address and port
An internet connection will be available, but be aware that using a VPN will not be possible since then you won't have access to the VBS server
Team Ids are as follows:
Action Logging: Last year we introduced a rudimental interaction logging, so we can perform a more detailed analysis after the competition. At VBS 2019, we refined the logging mechanism as follows:
Interaction logs are now sent as body of the HTTP POST request
They have to be encoded as JSON and should adhere to the agreed format that all teams received
If you issue multiple submissions during a task, always clear the log sequence after each submission to avoid unnecessary redundancy (no cumulative logging!).
A log message is usually sent in combination with an actual submission, but can also be sent independently of a submission (in case the target scene was not found). In that case, simply do not specify a video and frame/shot in the URL parameters
Log messages are also accepted after a task has ended (but don't forget to send it!)
Test scene: For testing purposes, please try to find one of the following scenes (one textual, one visual) and submit your answer according to the instructions above. The response will tell you if the submission is correct. If it is wrong, it provides additional information about what is wrong. Also don't forget to include an interaction log in the HTTP POST body.
Scene 1 (Textual)
A man with two boys entering a comic book store, they are greeted by the owner. People inside and outside the store cheering. A group of boys wearing blue Dodgers and Royals shirts. The store owner wears black and has grey hair.