Videotater: Video Segmentation and Tagging

Videotater embodies a set of approaches toward visualization and interaction on a Tablet PC for the efficient and intuitive navigation, selection, segmentation, and tagging of digital video. Our representation immediately signals to the user where appropriate segment boundaries should be placed and allows for rapid review and refinement of manually or automatically generated segments. Finally, we explore a distribution of modalities in the interface by using multiple timeline representations, pressure sensing, and a tag painting/erasing metaphor with the pen.

N. Diakopoulos and I. Essa. Videotater: An Approach for Pen-Based Digital Video Segmentation and Tagging. Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST). October 2006 [PDF]

Download the demo video here: [QT] (requires quicktime)