Proceedings: GI 2003

Portrait: Generating Personal Presentations

James Fogarty, Jodi Forlizzi, Scott Hudson

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2003: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11 - 13 June 2003, 209-216

DOI 10.20380/GI2003.25

  • BibTeX

     title = {Portrait: Generating Personal Presentations},
     author = {James Fogarty and Jodi Forlizzi and Scott E. Hudson},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 2003 Conference, June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada},
     organization = {CIPS, Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society},
     publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society and A K Peters Ltd.},
     issn = {0713-5424},
     isbn = {1-56881-207-8},
     location = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
     url = {},
     year = {2003},
     month = {June},
     pages = {209--216}


Despite the multiplicity of data types and rich linking and nesting available in general multimedia systems, most digital video systems have represented video only as linear sequences of frames and shots. We extend previous work that proposed representing digital video as hierarchically structured documents composed of modular building blocks including outlines, scripts, audio sequences, still images, titles, and motion sequences. We review how such a representation can aid video authoring. We then show how such structure can aid video editing, localizing, browsing, updating, publishing, navigating, and searching. Applications are illustrated with examples from real projects.