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Video Content Mesh and audio channel (read first)

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As I have mentioned in Human Interface channels analysis articles, parallel information absorption property of video channel is a powerful tool. We can get an instant exposure to a big amount of info, briefly switch focus between contents, enjoy the big amount of information. Audio channel though has a serial nature, but much more informative. To examine several properties and check a concept of video news meshing, I have created some time ago a clip out of 5 different contents that were popular at that time. Try first time only to see it (without audio) and you will feel that you can easily follow up on many types of content, but there is a critical part missing. It is even annoying to see so much content without getting its “knowledge” component, so you can mainly “feel” what is happening there and get a general feeling as a result. Now add audio channel and run the clip once more. Now it is much more comfortable. You can now realize that there is a video component that you might have missed, that now you know what is going on there, now you have better feeling about video even if there was only music in the background.
Now… what is the important part that is still missing? Synchronization between parallel video channel stream to sequence of audio information pieces. Our brain can coordinate two different information streams and “find” the matching parts, but it takes an effort, so it is better to assist him. For example through simple interaction design technique – selection. We can highlight a video section corresponding to current audio part and it will make the clip to be much more natural.
As for the concept, I think amount of video information requires some type of integration. Will it be this way or another – we’ll see )))

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Author: Andrey Gabdulin

www.gabdulin.com Product Development

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