Two videos show a prototype Microsoft Research is working on, dubbed VPlay. VPlay is an interactive system based on a Microsoft Surface that is being developed over at Microsoft Research Cambridge. It allows one or multiple users to manipulate video in real time. VPlay is designed for VJing (live video mixing) and achieves the real-time aspect by using digital objects that represent video clips, effects, and mixers. Users can then use simple touch gestures to move them around and arrange them while looking at the resulting ever-changing video output. The group has published two separate papers on the intractive system: Turning the Tables: An Interactive Surface for VJing and VideoPlay: Playful and Social Editing of Video using Tangible Objects and Multi-touch Interaction.
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