TR2008-020

Content Aware Video Presentation on High-Resolution Displays


    •  Forlines, C., "Content Aware Video Presentation on High-Resolution Displays", International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), ISBN: 0-978-60558-141-5, May 2008, pp. 57-64.
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      • @inproceedings{Forlines2008may2,
      • author = {Forlines, C.},
      • title = {Content Aware Video Presentation on High-Resolution Displays},
      • booktitle = {International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {57--64},
      • month = may,
      • isbn = {0-978-60558-141-5},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2008-020}
      • }
  • Research Area:

    Off the Desktop Interaction and Display


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A frame from a Content Aware Video. The current shot is displayed in the foreground while the final frames from previous shots remain in the background (courtesy of NASA).

We describe a prototype video presentation system that presents a video in a manner consistent with the video's content. Our prototype takes advantage of the physically large display and pixel space that current high-definition displays and multi-monitor systems offer by rendering the frames of the video into various regions of the display surface. The structure of the video informs the animation, size, and the position of these regions. Additionally, previously displayed frames are often allowed to remain on-screen and are filtered over time. Our prototype presents a video in a manner that not only preserves the continuity of the story, but also supports the structure of the video; thus, the content of the video is reflected in its presentation, arguably enhancing the viewing experience.