Flic is a gesture-based video editor. It is operated with the whole body and offers innovative approaches to gesture control. With the help of Motion Capture new interaction possibilities are opened which allow an interactive way of film processing.
Touch, click and the keyboard are the usual means of controlling systems these days. And this although the operation by keyboard and touch is quite unnatural. It is more natural and intuitive to use gestures, because not only do they utilize many degrees of freedom, but they are used every day to support verbal communication. Whether shaking the head, nodding or giving a thumbs up, gestures are a popular way of communicating worldwide and are an essential part of culture. Nevertheless, the gestural control of applications is not yet widespread.
Our project deals intensively with gesture recognition and control. Especially in the field of video editing and cutting of videos, the mere use of mouse and keyboard quickly reaches its limits. The project goal is a fully functional video editor, which can be operated with the complete body by using gestures only. Particular attention was paid to new, innovative and above all intuitive gesture control.