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Interface Design of Video Scout: A Selection, Recording, and Segmentation System for TVs

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posted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by John Zimmerman, George Marmaropoulos, Clive van Heerden
Video Scout is a prototype retrieval application that allows Personal Video Recorders to actually watch the TV programs they record. By analyzing the visual, audio, and transcript data, Scout can segment and index TV programs, finding and recording specific video clips that match requests in users’ profiles. For example: if users request information on Philips, Scout will watch news programs and capture any stories it finds on Philips. The Scout interface offers a familiar TV environment where users can interact with whole TV programs and video clips organized by topic. Scout also provides users with tools for managing their profiles. This paper captures the Video Scout interface design process, from concept sketches to user testing to final prototype design.




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