Takashi Satou and his colleagues first introduced the idea of using direct manipulation for controlling video playback in 1999 from a Japanese company. At that time, their system required video motion to be specified physically but other than that, the inspiration was already there.
A research team from the University of Toronto have presented DimP, an amazing new idea for navigating in time in a video sequence.
DimP is a video player prototype that allows user to browse video clips by directly manipulating the video content.
Explanations here: Watch
How DimP works?
1. First, DimP automatically extracts object motions from the videos.
2. Then, it allows the user to control video playback by scrubbing thoso objects on their trajectories.
User can control video playback by moving objects of interest along their visual trajectory’ twice as fast as using the scroll bar at the bottom of the video.
Have fun to try!
Visit: DimP website