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Responsive Action-based Video Synthesis

Ilisescu, C; Kanaci, A; Romagnoli, M; Campbell, NDF; Brostow, GJ; (2017) Responsive Action-based Video Synthesis. In: CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. pp. 6569-6580). ACM: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

We propose technology to enable a new medium of expression, where video elements can be looped, merged, and triggered, interactively. Like audio, video is easy to sample from the real world but hard to segment into clean reusable elements. Reusing a video clip means non-linear editing and compositing with novel footage. The new context dictates how carefully a clip must be prepared, so our end-to-end approach enables previewing and easy iteration. We convert static-camera videos into loopable sequences, synthesizing them in response to simple end-user requests. This is hard because a) users want essentially semantic-level control over the synthesized video content, and b) automatic loop-finding is brittle and leaves users limited opportunity to work through problems. We propose a human-in-the-loop system where adding effort gives the user progressively more creative control. Artists help us evaluate how our trigger interfaces can be used for authoring of videos and video-performances.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Responsive Action-based Video Synthesis
Event: ACM SIGCHI
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Dates: 06 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-4655-9
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025880
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025880
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10039222
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