It’s been a long time since Microsoft came out with something cool enough to make people drool, but VPlay could break that dry spell.
VPlay is a multi-touch tabletop application that lets you mix and manipulate multiple video streams in real-time.
According to the Microsoft researchers behind VPlay:
Our aim is to explore how such an interactive surface can support and augment practices around VJing – a form of video performance art that is becoming increasingly popular in nightclubs and other music events. We conclude with observations from a field deployment, which highlight some initial thoughts and reflections on our design rationale.
That description doesn’t really do VPlay justice, so I’ve embedded another demo video below.
Check it out and let me know what you think of Microsoft VPlay!