Round Table: A Physical Interface for Virtual Camera Deployment in Electronic Arenas

  • Michael Hoch
  • Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro
  • John Bowers
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


In this paper, we describe a physical input device for the control of virtual cameras. The so called RoundTable has a round projection area where physical icons are used to stipulate the position of virtual cameras. With this scenario we propose a hybrid mixed reality environment for use by production personnel for real-time camera control during a live-broadcast. We present first results of using the RoundTable to support the managing of events in electronic arenas and compare them with traditional interfaces for camera control. We also comment on findings from a scenario in the field of sound mixing and sound composition.


Virtual Environment Physical Object Mixed Reality Graphical Object Virtual Camera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Hoch
    • 1
  • Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro
    • 2
  • John Bowers
    • 2
  1. 1.ZKM | Institute for Visual MediaKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)StockholmSweden

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