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Video Interaction using Pen-based Technology
Phd Post-Graduation

Video can be considered one of the most complete and complex media and its manipulating is still a difficult and tedious task. This research applies pen-based technology to video manipulation, with the goal to improve this interaction. Even though the human familiarity with pen-based devices, how they can be used on video interaction, in order to improve it, making it more natural and at the same time fostering the user's creativity is an open question. Two types of interaction with video were considered in this work: video annotation and video editing. Each interaction type allows the study of one of the interaction modes of using pen-based technology: indirectly, through digital ink, or directly, trough pen gestures or pressure. This research contributes with two approaches for pen-based video interaction: pen-based video annotations and video as ink. The first uses pen-based annotations combined with motion tracking algorithms, in order to augment video content with sketches or handwritten notes. It aims to study how pen-based technology can be used to annotate a moving objects and how to maintain the association between a pen-based annotations and the annotated moving object The second concept replaces digital ink by video content, studding how pen gestures and pressure can be used on video editing and what kind of changes are needed in the interface, in order to provide a more familiar and creative interaction in this usage context.

Start Date: 2008-08-01

End Date: 2014-02-07


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Post-Graduation Jury:
  • Luis Caires
  • Nuno Correia
  • Teresa Romão
  • Joaquim A. Jorge ( Instituto Superior Técnico )
  • Pablo Cesar ( CWI - Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam )
  • Teresa Chambel ( Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa )

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