Built around a multi-touch surface, VPlay allows users to manipulate video in real time. Digital objects representing video clips, effects and mixers are displayed on the surface and can be easily arranged to create an ever changing video output. Designed to support the practice of VJing, or live video mixing, the novel user interface opens up new possibilities for collaboration and explores the use of touch interfaces in new environments.
digital lifestyles "This is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a long time."
Mobile UI Blog "There is an aspect of this software that I've totally fallen in love with. In a graph view, move two items together, and they will automagically connect. It's so playful and elegeant and wonderful."
John Mullinax Blog "This VPlay app for Microsoft Surface is definitely a must-see..."
- Stuart Taylor, Shahram Izadi, David Kirk, Richard Harper, and Armando Garcia-Mendoza, Turning the Tables: An Interactive Surface for VJing, in Proceeding of CHI 2009, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 8 April 2009
- Stuart Taylor, Shahram Izadi, Kursat Ozenc, and Richard Harper, VideoPlay: Playful and Social Editing of Video using Tangible Objects and Multi-touch Interaction, in IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TABLETOP '07), IEEE, 10 October 2007
October 2009: A new video demo'ing VPlay has been released on Channel 9.
Other press coverage and news can be found on a separate VPlay press page here.
Conferences and Presentations
British Computer Society HCI Conference: We did another demo of VPlay during the open house session of the conference. There are loads of photos of the conference and few of VPlay here.
CHI Conference: We presented a short paper at the CHI 2009 conference which covers VPlay in more detail.