Casual authoring using a video navigation history

Matthew Fong, Abir Al Hajri, Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels

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We propose the use of a personal video navigation history, which records a user's viewing behaviour, as a basis for casual video editing and sharing. Our novel interaction supports users' navigation of previously-viewed intervals to construct new videos via simple playlists. The intervals in the history can be individually previewed and searched, filtered to identify frequently-viewed sections, and added to a playlist from which they can be refined and re-ordered to create new videos. Interval selection and playlist creation using a history-based interaction is compared to a more conventional filmstrip-based technique. Using our novel interaction participants took at most two-thirds the time taken by the conventional method, and we found users gravitated towards using a history-based mechanism to find previously-viewed intervals compared to a state-of-the-art video interval selection method. Our study concludes that users are comfortable using a video history, and are happy to rewatch interesting parts of video to utilize the history's advantages in an authoring context. Copyright held by authors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Graphics Interface 2014, GI 2014
PublisherCanadian Information Processing Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781482260038
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Graphics Interface Conference, GI 2014 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: May 7 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - Graphics Interface
ISSN (Print)0713-5424


Other40th Graphics Interface Conference, GI 2014
CityMontreal, QC


  • H.1.2. [models and principles]: user/machine systems
  • H.5.2. [information interfaces and presentation]: user interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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