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Title: Exploring Video Streams using Slit-Tear Visualizations
Authors: Tang, Anthony
Greenberg, Saul
Fels, Sidney
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2008
Abstract: Video slicing a variant of slit scanning in photography extracts a scan line from a video frame and successively adds that line to a composite image over time. The composite image becomes a time line, where its visual patterns reflect changes in a particular area of the video stream. We extend this idea of video slicing by allowing users to draw marks anywhere on the source video to capture areas of interest. These marks, which we call slittears, are used in place of a scan line, and the resulting composite timeline image provides a much richer visualization of the video data. Depending on how tears are placed, they can accentuate motion, small changes, directional movement, and relational patterns.
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