MIT EECS - Quanta Computer Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Text-Entry for Handwritten Video Lectures
Frederic P. Durand
Handwritten video lectures are becoming a prominent tool in online learning, but illegible handwriting can make such videos useless. In order to add support for those who prefer typing to handwriting, this project will focus on adding a text-entry feature to Pentimento, which is a program for creating handwritten videos. This text-entry feature will “record” the user’s typing to maintain a similarity to the playback of traditional handwriting. The user will be able to go back to change the text, or to change the timing of the characters if they typed something at the wrong speed. This feature will allow Pentimento to give users full control over the content and timing of their video, without requiring them to use handwriting.