Creating Navigable Multi-Level Video Summaries Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2003 IEEE. We created an alternative approach to existing video summaries that gives viewers control over the summaries by selecting hyper-links to other video with additional information. We structure such summaries as "detail-on-demand" video, a subset of general hypervideo in which at most one link to another video sequence is available at any given time. Our editor for such video, Hyper-Hitchcock, provides a workspace in which an author can select and arrange video clips, generate composites from clips and from other composites, and place links between composites. To simplify dealing with a large number of clips, Hyper-Hitchcock generates iconic representations for composites that can be used to manipulate the composite as a whole. In addition to providing an authoring environment, Hyper-Hitchcock can automatically generate multi-level hypervideo summaries for immediate use or as the starting point for author modification.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shipman, F., Girgensohn, A., & Wilcox, L.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • January 2003