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Process of videotape making: presentation design, software, and hardware
Author(s): Robert R. Dickinson; Dan R. Brady; Tim Bennison; Thomas Burns; Sheldon Pines
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Paper Abstract

The use of technical video tape presentations for communicating abstractions of complex data is now becoming commonplace. While the use of video tapes in the day-to-day work of scientists and engineers is still in its infancy, their use as applications oriented conferences is now growing rapidly. Despite these advancements, there is still very little that is written down about the process of making technical videotapes. For printed media, different presentation styles are well known for categories such as results reports, executive summary reports, and technical papers and articles. In this paper, the authors present ideas on the topic of technical videotape presentation design in a format that is worth referring to. They have started to document the ways in which the experience of media specialist, teaching professionals, and character animators can be applied to scientific animation. Software and hardware considerations are also discussed. For this portion, distinctions are drawn between the software and hardware required for computer animation (frame at a time) productions, and live recorded interaction with a computer graphics display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1459, Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44395
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Robert R. Dickinson, Visual Edge Software Ltd. and Ecole Polytechnique de l'Univ. (Canada)
Dan R. Brady, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Tim Bennison, Alias (Canada)
Thomas Burns, Alias (Canada)
Sheldon Pines, Lyon Lamb (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1459:
Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction II
Edward J. Farrell, Editor(s)

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