DimP

Video player prototype that manipulates content

DimP is not a standard video player. In fact, if it weren't for its unique feature I wouldn't have tested it, as it's still considered a prototype. View full description

PROS

  • Simple interface
  • Amazing manipulation technology

CONS

  • Only works with AVI files
  • Processing new videos takes too long

Not bad
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DimP is not a standard video player. In fact, if it weren't for its unique feature I wouldn't have tested it, as it's still considered a prototype.

And what's this unique feature that makes DimP so different from other video players? Well, DimP lets you manipulate the contents of the video right away in order to move it ahead or go back.

On other words, instead of using a regular slider, DimP lets you grab any element on the screen and drag it with your mouse in order to move the video file onwards or backwards.

It's a bit confusing to put it into words, so I'd advise you to test the program – or at least, view the video in the Extras tab - in order to see how it works with your own eyes.

This is truly an amazing technology, though clearly only on its first stages.

DimP includes a few example videos to test the program's functionality.

These videos are already prepared to be used with the program, but if you want to use your own videos (only AVI format suppported), you'll have to let DimP process them before, a job that can take ages.

Though still at a very early stage, DimP is a very interesting video player that shows off new ways to move video files onwards and backwards.

DimP is a video player prototype that allows to browse video clips by directly manipulating their content. The way it works is quite simple: DimP automatically extracts object motions from the videos and then allows the user to control video playback by scrubbing these objects on their trajectories.