3D gestures using cameras might not be for the PlayStation Move and the Kinect. Patently Apple has a story, that states that a patent was posted by Apple on the 25th of October 2011, which suggests that 3D gestures in the form of a video editing toolbar might be coming to iPads sometime in the future – mostly likely in March 2012, when the iPad 3 is rumoured to launch. The toolbar would let users play around with videos by making gestures in front of the camera. One of the gestures suggests transferring video files from an iPhone to an iPad to edit. Some of the gestures include pointing at objects and some others to point to specific areas of an image along with aligning images.
Feature should enhance other applications too
Hand gestures will be detected using cameras and infrared sensors in 2D and 3D spaces on these upcoming devices. While this seems cumbersome and users would prefer to edit their videos on a desktop, for those travelling and wanting to do some quick video editing, gestures like these might come as a boon to many. It’s not the first time that Apple has filed for such patents. Earlier this year, there was a similar patent which improved interacting with 3D objects in CAD applications by moving fingers on the screen and then moving them away from it.
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