Interview of the VIPP's crew
 
 
Deakins:
Welcome in the Hall of Fame of BOWS-2, soldiers ! Who are you?
 
VIPP’s crew:
We are an Italian crew (as such very dangerous for any system dealing with DRM), established in Siena, with some international connection with the Merry bowmen of VIGO (see the picture).
 
Hale:
What are you working on nowadays (when not BOWSing)?
 
VIPP’s crew:
We spend our time developing new watermarking algorithms and then trying to break them (do you remember Penelope ?)
 
Deakins:
Are you connected to other soldiers involved in the BOWS-2 challenge?
 
VIPP’s crew:
We know but we will not tell you.
 
Hale:
Major, shall we torture them to make them talk?
 
Deakins;
No Captain, let them talk. Was it difficult to enter in the Hall of Fame?
 
VIPP’s crew:
More difficult than we thought at the beginning.
 
Deakins:
Did you use the same arrows for the three images or was it a special sharp each time?
 
VIPP’s crew:
As we told in the brief questionnaire you asked to enter the hall of fame, each of us focused on a different image, hence we applied several different techniques.
 
Hale:
Which aim was the most difficult to shoot ?
 
VIPP’s crew:
Either souvenir was the most robust, or the guy working on it was the worst.
 
Deakins:
What is your opinion about the BOWS contest? Do you think it is useful?
 
VIPP’s crew:
It is surely fun and likely useful (though from a scientific point of view the next phases will be more interesting)
 
Deakins:
Have you some fun going into combat?
 
VIPP’s crew:
Sure.
 
Hale:
Are you completely addicted, watching the site every hour, or are you relax and confident?
 
VIPP’s crew:
We are more than relaxed (it is still summer time in the end).
 
Deakins:
What kind of prize would you like to get if you win the contest?
 
VIPP’s crew:
A huge poster with the three images, or a free tour to the  falls, or the possibility of spending one full day with that damned sheep.
 
Hale:
Ok. Last question, in your opinion, what will be the average PSNR of the winner?
 
VIPP’s crew:
We think that 24 dbs are reachable, but we hope to do much better than this.
 
Hale and Deakins:
Thanks, VIPP’s crew soldiers !
 
 
 
Interview of the VIPP's crew
Thursday, August 23, 2007
From left to right: Giacomo Cancelli, Guido Bartoli, Pierluigi Failla, Riccardo Lazzeretti, Angela D'Angelo, Pedro Comesana, Mauro Barni and Cristina Soaz.