IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 1991
Conference paper

System for making scientific videotapes


This paper presents vuemovie, a program for the interactive production of scientific videotapes. Vuemovie provides an environment for composing, previewing, editing, and recording a script representation of a videotape. A script contains animation sequences, titles, and transitions that are easily manipulated with a text editor. Animation sequences can be precomputed or generated on-the-fly and can be recorded in real-time or frame-by-frame. Components of the system include a videotape recorder server, a script command language, and a user interface. Implementations of vuemovie on two visualization workstations are described.