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386 - Television signal processing for dynamic recording or reproducing

386046000 - PROCESSING OF TELEVISION SIGNAL FOR DYNAMIC RECORDING OR REPRODUCING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
386054000 Audio signal 18
386055000 Editing decision list (EDL) 7
386064000 Having auxiliary dynamic memory means 3
20080240674RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus 10-02-2008
20080273856Systems and methods for recording overlapping media content during scheduling conflicts - In many aspects, systems and methods for recording overlapping media content using interactive media guidance applications are provided. The systems and methods for recording overlapping media content generally relate to cropping overlapping portions of the media content thereby allowing a user to enjoy most of the recording while only forgoing a portion of the beginning or the end of a program.11-06-2008
20080260348VIDEO RECORD/PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME - In a video record/playback apparatus, interrupting a dubbing process that records video data recorded on one recording medium onto another recording medium in a case in which there is a request during the dubbing process to execute a priority process of higher priority than a dubbing process. In addition, at this time, interrupted dubbing information needed to resume the dubbing process is stored. After the dubbing process is interrupted, the user is asked whether or not to resume the dubbing process, and, in a case in which there is an instruction from the user to resume the dubbing process, resuming the dubbing process using the interrupted dubbing information.10-23-2008
386056000 Rewrite after read 2
20090129742IMAGING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an imaging apparatus is provided with a recording module which records image data, a communication module which transits the image data to an external recording apparatus for backup, a preparing module which prepares a management list where information indicating whether the image data has been backed up and information indicating whether overwriting can be performed on a recording region on the recording module are caused to correspond to the image data, and a display module which displays the prepared management list.05-21-2009
20100260470Data recording method, data editing method, data decoding method, and apparatus and recording medium therefor - A system records an AV stream composed of a plurality of record units (RUs) containing independently reproducible video units (VUs) of at least video or audio and program information (Movie atom) managing the AV stream, onto a recording medium. The program information contains a piece of information (Edit list atom) that manages a point of junction between the record units or between AV streams. In decoding the AV stream, decoding is halted or decoders are switched at the point of junction, based on the management information on the points of junction, for example.10-14-2010
386063000 Having erasing head 2
20080279525METHOD FOR MANAGING RECORDED STREAMS IN A REWRITABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A method and apparatus for managing digital content are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes receiving digital content and protection information for protecting the digital content; obtaining flag information associated with time information; obtaining the time information indicating one of a relative time and an absolute time based on the flag information; and managing the digital content according to the time information, wherein the managing step prevents use of the digital content upon an expiration of the time indicated in the time information.11-13-2008
20100124402RECORDING APPARATUS FOR RECORDING PROGRAM CONTENT TRANSMITTED IN BROADCAST SIGNAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A recording apparatus includes a storage unit configured to record program content data transmitted in a broadcast signal and store the transmitted program content data in a storage unit, a selection unit configured to select multi-view content data broadcast by a plurality of channels and including content data associated with each other from among the program content data stored in the storage unit, and a deletion unit configured to delete, from the storage unit, content data of at least one but not all of the plurality of channels included in the multi-view content data selected by the selection unit.05-20-2010
386057000 Control track 1
20090142031Automatic selection, recording and meaningful labeling of clipped tracks from media without an advance schedule - Automatic selection, recording and meaningful labeling of tracks from media streams is provided. Content information which relates to tracks currently being played and/or to previously played tracks is used to guide selection of tracks to be recorded and to provide meaningful labels for recorded tracks. This content information does not provide an advance schedule of tracks to be played in the future. A segment is temporarily recorded from a selected media stream. The content information relating to tracks in the segment is compared with previous user input (i.e., track preferences) to select tracks within the segment to be recorded. For each selected track, clipping is performed to identify track start and end times. Clipped tracks are recorded onto a suitable long-term recording medium, and labeled with a meaningful label derived from the content information. Content information can be derived by automatic analysis of the media stream.06-04-2009
386061000 Using synchronization signal 1
20100215334REPRODUCING DEVICE AND METHOD, INFORMATION GENERATION DEVICE AND METHOD, DATA STORAGE MEDIUM, DATA STRUCTURE, PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a playing apparatus and method that can easily edit or add meta-information, a program storage medium, and a program. A stream playing unit 08-26-2010
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20080279524Method and Apparatus for Editing a Program on an Optical Disc - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for editing a program on a re-writable compact disc. The method comprises the steps of acquiring the description information of two program segments of said program, said program segments being in sequence in playing-back order, said description information comprising the ending point information of the previous program segment and the start point information of the subsequent program segment, generating a guiding information to guide the ending point information to the start point information according to the description information and playing-back order of said program segments and updating the description information of said program according to said guiding information. With this invention, excessively detailed application editing work and an expense of high buffering cost may be avoided in editing compact disc program.11-13-2008
20090196569VIDEO TRAILER - A method of creating a collection (08-06-2009
20100150520METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PLAYBACK OF A VIDEO PROGRAM INCLUDING BY PROVIDING VISUAL FEEDBACK OF PROGRAM CONTENT AT A TARGET TIME - In a class of embodiments, a method for controlling playback of a video program by a media player including by providing visual feedback (referred to as a thumbnail) indicative of content of the program at a target location, a media player configured to perform any embodiment of the method, and a computer readable medium which stores code for implementing any embodiment of the method. Preferably at least one thumbnail is displayed and updated in real-time during playback of the program. Typically each thumbnail is a compressed or reduced-scale version of a frame of the program at, or a representative image of a segment of the program including, the target location. Typically, the thumbnail is an element of a displayed timeline control also including a timeline and an icon, position of the icon along the timeline indicates the target location, and the icon is movable along the timeline in response to user selection of different target locations (typically by asserting commands to the media player using a mouse or other input device). Preferably, data determining each thumbnail are computed prior to playback of the program, and the data and the program are stored prior to playback of the program.06-17-2010
20100150519VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS, A VIDEO SYSTEM, AND A REPRODUCTION SPEED CONVERTING METHOD OF VIDEO - For smoothing motion of an video during time of a special reproduction, in a video reproducing apparatus, for outputting an input video signal while holding it temporarily therein, comprises a buffering portion (06-17-2010
20100080528ONLINE VIDEO AND AUDIO EDITING - An online video and audio editing method and system can create edited final products by performing video and audio editing via a communication network. The system includes a server, which provides downloadable operator interface software; and a client terminal, which is connected with the server via a communication network. The client terminal downloads the operator interface software from the server to allow selection of target files, and generation of an editing result file by recording the editing information of each selected target file in a text format. The editing information is transmitted back to the server, and includes a priority order, a time to start playback, and a playback length of each selected target file. The server synthesizes all target files in accordance with the editing result file to create the edited final product.04-01-2010
20090190898IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A moving image reproduction apparatus making it possible to rapidly and reliably find a target frame by search with simple manipulations. It is determined whether or not a currently manipulated frame move button is the same as that manipulated at the immediately preceding manipulation. If the current and preceding manipulations are performed on the same frame move button, a moving image is moved over the same number of frames as the number of frames over which the moving image was moved at the preceding manipulation. If the current and preceding manipulation are performed on different frame move buttons, the moving image is moved over a smaller number of frames than the number of frames over which the movement occurred at the preceding manipulation.07-30-2009
20090190897MEDICAL SUPPORT CONTROL SYSTEM - A medical support control device to display an image captured by a medical device on a display device, comprising: a storage unit for storing, in a prescribed order, display format types of the image displayed on the bases of video signals output from the medical device, and a display switching unit for causing the display unit to display the image in the format in the prescribed order, on the bases of a display format switching signal from an operation unit of the medical device.07-30-2009
20090123125Recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium - The present invention relates to a recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and to reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium. The present recording medium has script files including additional information about moving picture data, e.g., scene descriptive text and introduction of characters, etc. In addition, information linking each script file with a section of moving picture data to be presented with contents of the script file is included in a link data file or is contained in a filename of the script file. In reproduction of the recording medium, a script file linked with presently reproduced moving picture data section is determined and searched for based on the link data file or every filename of the script files, and contents of the found script file are presented together with the presently reproduced moving picture data. Furthermore, previously presented additional information is removed depending on data or filename of the found script file.05-14-2009
20090123124METHOD FOR EDITING DIGITAL MOVING PICTURE FILES IN SET-TOP BOX - Provided is a method for editing digital moving picture files in a set-top box. The set-top box receives a digital moving picture file from a contents server, splits it into predetermined data units, and stores it in database. To edit the file, the set-top box selects a specific region of the file stored in the database, and generates a new file having only region information (start address and end address) of the selected specific region in the file. When the generated new file is accessed, in the case of copy, only a region corresponding to the region information is copied, and, in the case of paste and deletion, the region information is not accessed according to information recorded in the file header of the new file. The edit using address information (file ID) on an editing region in the original file can reduce an editing time.05-14-2009
20090324191COORDINATION AND COMBINATION OF VIDEO SEQUENCES WITH SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL NORMALIZATION - Given two video sequences, a composite video sequence can be generated (12-31-2009
20100119204EDITING APPARATUS AND EDITNG METHOD - An editing apparatus for a editing video sequence, comprises: an editing unit for setting a first range to one part of the video sequence; a video sequence file generating unit for generating a video sequence file including video sequence corresponding to the first range and video sequence corresponding to a second range, wherein the second range is consecutively preceding to and/or subsequent to the first range; and an output for outputting the video sequence file.05-13-2010
20100119203PROCESS FOR EDITING AND PRODUCING VIDEOS - A process for creating an edited video media, utilising a computer software system, which comprises the steps of, (a) obtaining some raw video footage, and uploading the footage into the computer software system, if necessary converting the raw video into digital form; (b) cataloguing the raw video footage in a database on the computer; (c) having an operator edit the raw video footage, following a predetermined and standard procedure to create a plurality of video clips; (d) having an operator edit the video clips, following a predetermined and standard procedure to create a plurality of selected shorter segments showing the highlights from at least some of the clips from step (c), and combined as another clip; (e) having an operator add a musical sound track, to the clips of steps (c) and (d); and (f) assembling the clips into a movie, adding standard titles before each clip, and a possibly a standard menu that indexes each clip.05-13-2010
20100074590ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a storage device, a first display process module, and a second display process module. The storage device is configured to store a plurality of moving picture data, and still images which are composed of a plurality of still images extracted from the moving picture data with respect to each of the moving picture data. The first display process module is configured to display a list of the plurality of moving picture data. The second display process module is configured to display, in a case where to-be-deleted moving picture data is selected by a user from the list of the moving picture data, a deletion confirmation screen on which still images corresponding to the to-be-deleted moving picture data are arranged and which prompts the user to confirm whether or not to delete the to-be-deleted moving picture data.03-25-2010
20100111489Digital Camera System for Recording, Editing and Visualizing Images - A digital camera system (05-06-2010
20090154892RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHODS, AND A STORING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREON COMPUTER PROGRAM TO PERFORM THE METHODS - Recording and reproduction apparatus and methods, and a computer program to execute the methods, capable of easily performing image processes on raw data for various image capturing modes. The recording apparatus includes an image processor for performing image processes into reproducible image data on raw data sequentially output from an imaging device in frames and generating processed image data in frames, an image capturing condition obtaining unit for obtaining image capturing conditions per frame, which are required for reading pixel data from the imaging device and are set when the processed image data is being recorded, and a storage medium recorder for sequentially recording the raw data in frames, the processed image data in frames, and the image capturing condition in frames to a storage medium per frame.06-18-2009
20100040341COMPRESSED TIME INGESTION OF RECORDED VIDEO - Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer programs for processing recorded digital video content in massively parallel computing networks. In one embodiment, a disclosed method of processing recorded digital video content includes receiving a video clip, dividing the video clip into a plurality of video clip segments, and scheduling each video clip segment for processing. The method further includes time stamping each of the video clip segments with an appropriate time offset, determining an available analytics engine and an available ingestion engine from a set of analytics engines and ingestion engines in a massively parallel computing network, and commanding said available analytics engine and said available ingestion engine to, respectively, analyze and ingest a specific video clip segment using at least in part the time offset to index metadata generated by the analytics engine and ingestion engine.02-18-2010
20090162024Intra-Media Demarcation - The invention provides a mechanism to allow users to demarcate a section of a media's timeline at the desire of the user. The system takes an existing media recording (examples include but are not limited to video and audio), obtained through various mechanisms, and allows the user to mark one or more sections of the media's timeline for later reference. The highlighted section data will be stored in such a fashion that the author of the highlights as well as other users may view the highlighted sections of the media while still retaining the ability to experience the media in its entirety. The demarcation data, relating the media to the author of the demarcation, and the demarcation data itself can be stored as meta-data related to the media to be later merged with the media at the time of playback to create the new function of media plus demarcations to be viewed at that time. The enhanced player provides the mechanism to create the demarcations in the first instance, but to replay the combined media (still retaining its original length and form) with the demarcated areas. The original media, therefore, is not modified based on the creation of the demarcated timeline showing portions of the media with elevated importance.06-25-2009
20100142913VIDEO-AUDIO RECORDING APPARATUS, AND VIDEO-AUDIO RECORDING METHOD - Provided is a video-audio recording apparatus capable of executing a transition effect processing simply simultaneously with an image pickup. In this apparatus, a setting unit (06-10-2010
20100142914METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DESCRIBING AND CAPTURING VIDEO OBJECT - A method and a device for describing and capturing video objects are provided in the embodiments of the present application, including: capturing video images to generate video sequences, generating a video object tracking sequence (OTS) according to the video sequences, and generating video object descriptors (ODs) according to the video OTS and video sequences. Therefore, in a generated video object tracking sequence (OTS), the video object region tracking number (TID) is used to capture and track video objects. This makes it unnecessary to create a video object descriptor (OD) for each video object on a frame-by-frame basis. Therefore, the quantity of video ODs is reduced, thereby suiting the application requirement for the intelligent video interaction and accelerating the search of the video materials.06-10-2010
20100067864VIDEO DEPTH MAP ALIGNMENT03-18-2010
20100003006Video searching apparatus, editing apparatus, video searching method, and program - A video searching apparatus for handling video data related to audio-text data. The video searching apparatus includes: a keyword input section inputting a user keyword; a keyword searching section searching the audio-text data for the keyword input by the keyword input section; and an information-display control section displaying a time line on a monitor and indent-displaying a keyword position searched by the keyword searching section on the time line.01-07-2010
20090304348SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, MARKING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A signal processing apparatus includes: a recording/reproducing unit performing recording/reproduction with respect to a recording medium; a communication unit performing communication with a terminal apparatus, which transmits time information as mark time information with a timing designated by an operation; and a control unit. The control unit executes a correspondence relationship specification processing to specify the correspondence relationship between the mark time information received by the communication unit and time-series data on the recording medium on the basis of information about a recording start time of time-series data on the recording medium, and a mark position recording control processing to control the recording/reproducing unit on the basis of the correspondence relationship between the mark time information and time-series data specified by the correspondence relationship specification processing such that information about a mark position specified by the received mark time information is recorded onto the recording medium in association with time-series data.12-10-2009
20090304347Terminal apparatus and information transmission method - A terminal apparatus includes: an operation unit; a time clocking unit performing time clocking; a communication unit performing communication with an external apparatus; and a control unit, wherein the control unit executes a time synchronization processing for clocked time synchronization with the external apparatus having a time clocking unit, a time information acquisition processing to acquire clocked time information by the time clocking unit with a timing at which an operation is made on the operation unit, and a transmission control processing to control the time information acquired by the time information acquisition processing to be transmitted to the external apparatus through the communication unit.12-10-2009
20090304346MESSAGING WITH USER GENERATED CONTENT RELATED TO VIDEO OBJECT TIMECODE - Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to messaging techniques with user generated content related to video object timecode.12-10-2009
20090103886SAME SCENE DETECTION METHOD, DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM CONTAINING PROGRAM - A same scene detecting apparatus includes comparison video storing unit that stores video and audio, video comparing unit that detects same scenes having same contents, and loop detecting unit that detects repeated appearance of the same scenes. With this configuration, when a user watches video and audio including same scenes or video and audio in which same scenes appear repeatedly, by detecting a loop, portions which are not overlapped can be selectively presented to the user.04-23-2009
20090103888Electronic apparatus, content categorizing method, and program therefor - An electronic apparatus includes a detecting unit and a categorizing unit. The detecting unit compares each of a plurality of frames that constitute each of a plurality of video contents with one another, and detects a video feature generated by one of a camera operation and video editing from each of the plurality of video contents. The categorizing unit judges, based on the detected video feature, a visual activity level of a video contained in each of the plurality of video contents, and categorizes each of the plurality of video contents based on the judged activity level.04-23-2009
20090041421APPARATUS AND METHOD TO PROVIDE ADAPTIVE RECORDING - An apparatus and a method to provide adaptive recording, in which a group of pictures (GOP) is selectively recorded in a multi-media apparatus having a recording function. The recording method includes decoding content data and analyzing the content data in GOPs of the content data, and selectively storing an analyzed GOP according to recording settings.02-12-2009
20090041420RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A recording and reproducing apparatus for recording and reproducing the stream of a content, in which video image and audio streams are extracted from streams of a predetermined format, and a new stream, the edit of which can be freely carried out, is created from the streams and recorded. A recording and reproducing apparatus comprises an input/output interface for inputting a stream, a stream conversion processing portion for converting an input stream of a predetermined format into a stream comprising only a video image stream and an audio stream and a recording medium writing control portion for writing and recording the converted stream in a recording medium. The recording medium writing control portion writes managing information representing that the stream converted by the stream conversion processing portion is recorded in a predetermined area (manufacturer definition area) of the recording medium. The recording and reproducing apparatus can control various functions (display function, edit function, reproduction function, output function, dubbing function, and so forth) according to the managing information.02-12-2009
20090092372Information reproduction device - An information reproduction device capable of information reproduction from a recording medium (04-09-2009
20090092371METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCALING CONTENT FOR PLAYBACK WITH VARIABLE DURATION - Adjusting the duration of first content having a plurality of segments including: identifying at least one segment of the first content; deleting the at least one identified segment from the first content to form modified content; and inserting transition periods between segments remaining in the modified content, wherein the transition periods are inserted to adjust the duration of the modified content to a desired duration.04-09-2009
20090269023METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DV (DIGITAL VIDEO) DUBBING WITHOUT FRAME LOSS - Methods for dubbing content recorded on a tape in a DV (digital video) camera to a DVD disc by a DVD recording device comprise the following steps. A dubbing request is received. The DV camera is directed to move the tape toward the beginning of the tape by issuing a control command to the DV camera after receiving the dubbing request. It is periodically determined whether the DVD recording device and the DVD disc are ready to record data. A dubbing process is activated for recording the content from the tape on the DVD disc after determining the DVD recording device and the DVD disc are ready to record data.10-29-2009
20090269022DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR INDEXING DIGITAL IMAGE FRAMES - A method, apparatus and system for, for each of a plurality of image frames, assigning a pattern number to each of a set of pixel neighborhoods within the frame and assigning a relationship number to each of a plurality of sets of pattern numbers based on a probability of transitioning between different pattern numbers in the set of pattern numbers when transitioning between different pixel neighborhoods. For a subset of the plurality of frames, the subset of frames may be determined to be similar, for example, based on the similarity of the relationship numbers of the subset of the plurality of frames. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-29-2009
20090245749VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE - A video processing device includes: encoder for generating a compressed video data by compressing and encoding a video data from camera unit; and system control unit for recording the compressed video data during a recording period from a recording start time to a recording end time as a video file and for recording, into recording memory, additional data as an index file that is information related to a compressed video data to be recorded in recording memory and, for reading the additional data together with the compressed video data from recording memory. System control unit records, into recording memory, the additional data recorded in the index file. The additional data is composed of additional data regarding the compressed video data recorded during the recording period and another additional data including a time code value showing a time at which a compressed video data to be recorded next is started.10-01-2009
20090232469METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RE-CONSTRUCTING MEDIA FROM A MEDIA REPRESENTATION - The present invention relates to a new type of random access point adapted to be included in a media representation comprising a plurality of data objects. The random access point is characterized by a reference to a data element in another data object of said plurality of data objects, wherein said referenced data element at least partly describes how to reconstruct media from said media representation. The invention further relates to a method and apparatus of reconstructing media from a media representation. The method comprises receiving a data object comprising at least one reference to a data element in another data object of the media representation; and re-constructing the media by use of information associated with said referenced data element(s).09-17-2009
20090232471Information Recording Apparatus - An information recording/reproducing apparatus capable of simplifying settings of a scene breakpoint includes a voice recognition unit and a control unit. At a timing when the voice recognition unit extracts a feature during recording, the control units sets a scene breakpoint and generates a thumbnail at the same time. During reproduction, the thumbnail and voices when the feature was extracted are output at the same time.09-17-2009
20090232470VIDEO CONTENTS EDITING APPARATUS, CONTROLLER, AND METHOD - A video contents editing apparatus for editing video contents at an editing point on an arbitrary time, the video contents being inter-frame coded in units of GOP (Group of Pictures), includes a decoder to decode a GOP including the editing point into reproduction data, an encoder to encode the reproduction data into intra coding data, and controller to generate editing information including information indicating the intra coding data and the editing point and to manage the intra coding data and the editing information by associating them with the video contents.09-17-2009
20090010609Video Editing Method - While a video stream is loaded, a subtitle information file is simultaneously loaded for displaying messages at accurate times. When contents of the video stream are required to be edited, such as an addition or deletion of video, a time variance caused by the edited video stream is first calculated, and the times for displaying the messages upon the displayed video stream are correspondingly edited according to the calculated time variances so that the messages may be accurately matched with the video stream. After the contents of the video stream require no further editing, the video stream may be combined with the messages by encoding. Therefore, image quality of the video stream is minimized.01-08-2009
20090279841METADATA RECORDING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - A metadata recording device that inserts an invalid byte for anti-emulation without scanning the contents of metadata and allows a data length after the anti-emulation is performed to be a fixed length is a metadata recording device that records main data and metadata, which are binary data, and includes: a generation unit configured to generate pieces of invalid data, each of which is data of a value not included in a specific byte sequence that is a byte sequence having a specific meaning; an insertion unit configured to insert each piece of the invalid data into the metadata at intervals shorter than a length of the specific byte sequence; and a recording unit configured to record the metadata into which the pieces of the invalid data are inserted.11-12-2009
20080298768EDITING DEVICE, EDITING METHOD AND EDITING PROGRAM, AND DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM - An editing device dubbing stream data stored in a second recording medium to a first recording medium includes: a recording unit recording in the first recording medium; a recording control unit controlling the recording unit to record the specified range of stream data in a stream file in the first recording medium as a stream file, based on management information recorded in the second recording medium, wherein at least a stream information file in which a stream file and stream information are stored, and a playback list file in which playback section data and mark information indicating the playback point-in-time information can be stored, are recorded as management information; and a management information generating unit generating the management information; wherein the management information generating unit generates management information based on the relation between the specified range and the playback section data and stream information corresponding to the specified range.12-04-2008
20100092150SUCCESSIVE VIDEO RECORDING METHOD USING UDTA INFORMATION AND PORTABLE DEVICE THEREFOR - A successive video recording method and portable device for recording video in continuation at the end of a previously-stored video file to create a merged video file without special editing applications or special skills. A video file stored in a storage unit of the portable device is selected, and a camera unit is activated a camera unit when the video file is selected. A new video file is generated by merging video data acquired by the camera unit in real time with the selected video file based on a successive recording information. The present invention enables recording video in formats including but in no way limited to Moving Picture Experts Group 1 (MPEG-4) in continuation at the end of a previously-stored video file, allowing the user to pause and resume video recording at any time and merge the video files into a single file using a successive recording mode.04-15-2010
20100086276Movie Making Techniques - In an implementation, a plurality of media is collected, each having associated metadata that describes respective media. A movie is made from the plurality of media having a credit sequence and a title sequence that are generated automatically and without user intervention from the metadata.04-08-2010
20090263100DYNAMIC VARIATION OF OUTPUT MEDIA SIGNAL IN RESPONSE TO INPUT MEDIA SIGNAL - A first input signal, which has a first playback sequence, is resequenced based upon a characteristic of a second input signal. The resequencing occurs analyzing the characteristic in the second input signal, and modifying the first playback sequence of the first input signal based upon the analysis of the characteristic to generate a second playback sequence. Finally, a third signal is output using the second playback sequence.10-22-2009
20090169169VIDEO CONTENT RECORDING APPARATUS AND VIDEO CONTENT TRANSFER METHOD - According to one embodiment, a content recording apparatus includes a management module configured to manage information on content that is transferred from a source apparatus and stored in a storage device, and the content the source apparatus has, a recording module configured to record the content transferred from the source apparatus to the storage device in the inactive state and to retain the content in the source apparatus, and a control module configured to issue a command to the source apparatus based on the information on the content managed by the management module if the user determines that the content is used, the command being intended to deactivate content the source apparatus has, and configured to activate the content stored in the storage device in response to deactivation of the content the source apparatus has.07-02-2009
20090202217SCENE SEGMENT DIVIDING DEVICE - A scene segment dividing device which can precisely specify a break segment and an in play segment based on a sports image and can precisely manage a series of offenses in the in play segment as each scene segment. A scene segment division unit extracts ball track information in an in play segment based on specified break segments to divide the information08-13-2009
20090297121METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CREATION, DISTRIBUTION AND PRESENTATION OF POLYMORPHIC MEDIA - An apparatus is described for polymorphic presentation to pre-recorded motion picture content. The recorded content (DVD DISC) comprises individual segments ((1,0) (2,0) etc,}, and the apparatus comprises sequencing means (SEQ GEN etc) for defining a presentation sequence (Xp) of a subset of the segments and for causing the segments to be presented in accordance with the defined presentation sequence. The sequencing means is operable to generate said sequence by selecting and adding segments to a sequence already partly defined, using (i) randomised values and (ii) predetermined rules specifying compatibility between the segments already included in the sequence and segments which are candidates for adding to the sequence. Editing and content capture apparatuses are disclosed, in which a matrix presentation is used to organise content segments. Recorded segments can be grouped in X, Y etc. dimensions and sequences made by varying ‘character’ parameters (Y etc.) as well as timeline position (X).12-03-2009
20080260347Temporal occlusion costing applied to video editing - In a method for determining a temporal occlusion cost for a video crop, video image saliency data for a video is received. A video crop is received for a presenting an edited version of the video within a viewing region. The video image saliency data is used to determine a temporal occlusion cost for the video crop.10-23-2008
20080212934Apparatus For Forming A Select Talent Group And Method Of Forming The Same - An apparatus and method for analyzing selection criteria for forming a Select Talent Group. The apparatus includes an input device operably coupled to a Select Talent Group Selector having a computing circuit for computing scores of the individuals in the at least two talent groups based on the selection criteria and audition information. The apparatus includes a database operably coupled to the Select Talent Group Selector. The apparatus includes an output device, having displays listing the output of the output device. The method for forming a Select Talent Group, comprising: selecting subject matter to be performed from a data base; instructing each of a plurality of talent groups to perform the subject matter; forming the Select Talent Group by selecting the Select Talent Group from the plurality of talent groups competing in a first contest, wherein the selection of the Select Talent Group is based on predetermined criteria.09-04-2008
20100034508DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Division editing of a movie stream file picked up for a recording application is executed while conforming to a predetermined standard format.02-11-2010
20090136200UNIT VIDEO REPRESENTING DEVICE, EDITING CONSOLE, EDITING SYSTEM, AND ANIMATION EDITING METHOD - A unit video representing device, which includes an input section inputting unit video information being information about unit video as an animation, a display section, a control section causing the display section to execute display representing contents of the unit video, on the basis of the unit video information inputted by the input section, and a self information notifying section capable of causing an external editing console to recognize self information when the self unit video representing device is placed on the editing console.05-28-2009
20090080855Personalizing a Video - Processes and apparatus for personalizing video through partial image replacement are disclosed. Personalization may include partial or full replacement of the image of an actor, an object or both. Personalization may also include insertion or replacement of an object, and full or partial replacement of the background and/or sound track. A video preparation process may be used to create a library of personalization-ready videos.03-26-2009
20090148127SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MEDIA PRODUCT - A system for creating a customized video may include a memory, a portable structure, one or more props, a camera and a computing device. The memory may be configured to store a digital representation of a scene from action footage of a sporting event. The portable structure may be configured to provide a location to reenact the scene. The structure may include a surface of the structure comprising a monochromatic material. The one or more props may be related to the scene. The camera may be configured to record a reenacted scene inside the structure. The computing device may be configured to merge the reenacted scene with the scene from the action footage to create a customized video in which the monochromatic material is replaced by the action footage.06-11-2009
20090148126Moving Image Editing System and Moving Image Editing Method - A moving image editing method uses a recorder apparatus and an editor apparatus. The recorder apparatus records into a recording unit by use of a file format in which index data, which includes the reproduction information of the data of the frames of moving image data, is written after that data of the frames of the moving image data. According to the moving image editing method, while the data of the frames of the moving image data being recorded into the recording unit, the index data related to the data of frames already written in the editor apparatus is transferred from the recorder apparatus to the editor apparatus. The editor apparatus reads, based on the index data, the data of the frames of the writing file so as to perform a real time edition of the moving image data.06-11-2009
20090310931INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RECORDING INFORMATION - A signal processing portion successively accepts frames of images from video information recorded on a recording medium acting as a dubbing source. The medium is one of a hard disc drive and a disc medium. Then, the processing portion recognizes face images from the frames of image, displays the recognized face images on the screen of an LCD, registers face images selected from the displayed face images in response to a manipulation of control buttons, creates thumbnail images from images which are included in the registered face images and which have appeared at ratios in excess of 70%, extracts images including the thumbnail images from the recording medium acting as the dubbing source, and dubs the extracted images onto the recording medium acting as a dubbing destination.12-17-2009
20090142030APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PHOTOGRAPHING AND EDITING MOVING IMAGE - An apparatus and method for capturing and editing a moving image according to a theme of the moving image, the apparatus including: a theme selector to select the theme of the moving image to be captured; a scene selector to select, according to a user command, a scene clip from a plurality of scene clips of a story board of the moving image to be captured, the story board provided according to the theme selected by the theme selector; and a photographing unit to capture a portion of the moving image corresponding to the selected scene clip while a template corresponding to the selected scene clip is displayed on a display screen.06-04-2009
20080304807Assembling Video Content - A computer-implemented method involves accessing a library of video segments, receiving a user instruction to assemble a movie related to an organizing element that includes a video segment from the library of video segments, relating the organizing element to a video segment in the library of video segments, determining, based on relating the organizing element to the video segment in the library of video segments, whether the video segment should be added to a list of selected segments used to assemble the movie, selectively adding the video segment to the list of selected segments in response to determining that the video segment should be added, and assembling the movie using the list of selected segments.12-11-2008
20100119205IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - An image processing device capable of easily editing image files accumulated in a recording medium is provided.05-13-2010
20100129049EDITING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF THE EDITING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - When an external device approaches a communication unit while image data to be edited is edited, the communication unit establishes a connection with the external device by close proximity wireless communication. In response to the establishment of the connection by the close proximity wireless communication, image data is received from another device, and the received image data is incorporated into the image data being edited.05-27-2010
20090310930DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Non-destructive editing of a movie stream recorded with management information attached thereto according to a predetermined standard format is performed. First, an entry for desired content from among real play lists is added to a virtual play list. In the virtual play list, a playback content editing operation is performed. The process of editing a virtual play list that does not contain content of an entity involves non-destructive editing that does not accompany editing of the content of an entity. In addition, non-destructive editing of a virtual play list only requires the updating of a management information file, and only involves an increase in the used amount of the recording medium by the additional amount of the management information even if a playback section is copied, thus improving user convenience.12-17-2009
20100260468MULTI-USER REMOTE VIDEO EDITING - Methods and systems for remote video editing include a source media file on a storage device and an input for receiving video editing commands, over a low-bandwidth network, pertaining to the source media file. A virtual representation of the source media file includes the editing commands and a link to the source media file. A media delivery engine reads the source media file over a high-bandwidth link, applies the editing commands thereto, and produces a proxy representation of the edited source media file, and an output transmits the proxy representation over the low-bandwidth network. Requested individual frames of the edited media may also be output.10-14-2010
20100086278SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING A SCENE - Systems and methods for optimizing properties of objects within a scene or achieve a visual goal.04-08-2010
20100086277SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELETING VIEWED PORTIONS OF RECORDED PROGRAMS - Systems and methods are provided for deleting viewed portions of recorded programs. In one embodiment, a media guidance application may provide a list of recorded programs, where each recorded program in the list includes an indication of an amount of time that the recorded program has been viewed. From the list, a user may flag the viewed portions of one or more recorded programs for deletion. In some embodiments, the media guidance application may provide a delete prompt in response to a user command to pause or stop playback of a recorded program. The delete prompt may provide the user who is viewing the recorded program with the ability to choose to delete the portion of the program viewed thus far. For example, the delete prompt may prompt the user to delete a portion of the recorded program that starts at the beginning of the program and ends at substantially the position that the user stopped or paused the recorded program.04-08-2010
20090080852Audiovisual Censoring - A method, apparatus, system and program product are provided for selectively censoring recorded program content while displaying a program. The method comprising the steps of: in response to a first input, identifying a first boundary; in response to a second input, identifying a second boundary; and censoring the content between the first boundary and the second boundary. A method for displaying a censored program excluding censored program content, comprises the steps of: playing a program for which a start point and an end point for censoring are identified; in response to reaching the start point, skipping program content; and in response to reaching the end point, resuming playing the program.03-26-2009
20090169170SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CAPTURING USER EDITS IN A DIGITAL RECORDING - A method and system for automatically capturing user edits in a digital recording are described. The method involves determining a beginning time stamp for an edit segment in a digital recording and an ending time stamp for the edit segment in the digital recording. The method then receives an indication from a user whether to modify the edit segment for subsequent viewing of the digital recording.07-02-2009
20100098389VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD - In a reproducing apparatus capable of displaying text subtitles in synchronization with an AV stream, before the AV stream is reproduced, text subtitle streams and font information are read into a preload buffer section (04-22-2010
20090263099IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes an input unit which receives, from an image capturing apparatus, moving image data in which the shadow of a foreign substance adhered to the surface of an optical member is captured, an obtaining unit which obtains, from the moving image data, foreign substance information including information of the position and size of the foreign substance captured in the moving image data, a playback unit which can play back the moving image data while correcting the shadow of the foreign substance in the moving image data by using the foreign substance information, a display unit which displays an image played back by the playback unit, and a setting unit which sets, in accordance with the playback status of the moving image data, whether to perform processing of correcting the shadow of the foreign substance in each frame of the moving image data.10-22-2009
20090142029Motion transition method and system for dynamic images - A motion transition method for dynamic images is disclosed. Pre-recorded motion transition data is clustered to generate a graphic structure. Path information for the graphic structure is obtained using a path search operation. Required motion transition data for two motion clips is retrieved based on the path information and is adjusted. Motion clips are merged using real motion data, thus increasing motion variations, enhancing interactions, and reducing labor intensive production and unnatural images.06-04-2009
20090202218DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GIVING IMPORTANCE INFORMATION ACCORDING TO VIDEO OPERATION HISTORY - A device for giving importance information according to a video operation history includes an interest video searching operation block detection unit provided with a minimum searching operation block detection unit for detecting a minimum searching operation block as a minimum unit which exists in an interest video searching operation block from a preview log as a video operation history of a user, and a searching operation block setting unit for setting the interest video searching operation block through determination with respect to an operation previous and subsequent to the detected minimum searching operation block as a base point based on a feature of the interest video searching operation block.08-13-2009
20090003794Method and system for facilitating creation of content - There is provided a method for use by a content capturing device for facilitating creation of content. According to one embodiment, the method includes receiving a content project file in a receiver of the content capturing device. The method further includes providing instructions to the user via a user interface for creating one or more portions of the content. In one embodiment, the instructions can be included in the content project file. The content can be, for example, a video or a collection of one or more digital still images. The method further includes capturing the one or more portions of the content using a video module and automatically editing the one or more portions of the content to generate the content.01-01-2009
20100129048System and Method for Acquiring, Editing, Generating and Outputting Video Data - Certain systems and methods are directed to acquiring, generating, manipulating and/or editing (for example, focusing or refocusing) refocusable video data/frames. The refocusable video frames may be light field video frames that may be focused and/or refocused after acquisition or recording of such video frames. In one aspect, a method of comprises: (a) selecting a first key frame, wherein the first key frame corresponds to one of a plurality of refocusable light field video frames, (b) selecting a second key frame, wherein the second key frame corresponds to one of the plurality of refocusable light field video frames which is temporally spaced apart from the first key frame such that a plurality of refocusable light field video frames are temporally disposed between the first and the second key frames, (c) determining a virtual focus parameters for the first key frame and the second key frame, and (d) generating first video data corresponding to the plurality of refocusable light field video frames which are temporally disposed between the first and the second key frames using (i) the virtual focus parameter for the first key frame, (ii) the virtual focus parameter for the second key frame and (iii) the refocusable light field video data corresponding to the plurality of refocusable light field video frames which are temporally disposed between the first and the second key frames, wherein the first video data includes a plurality of video frames, each video frame including a virtual focus depth which is based on the virtual focus parameter(s) for the first key frame and/or the second key frame.05-27-2010
20090274434VIDEO CONCEPT DETECTION USING MULTI-LAYER MULTI-INSTANCE LEARNING - Visual concepts contained within a video clip are classified based upon a set of target concepts. The clip is segmented into shots and a multi-layer multi-instance (MLMI) structured metadata representation of each shot is constructed. A set of pre-generated trained models of the target concepts is validated using a set of training shots. An MLMI kernel is recursively generated which models the MLMI structured metadata representation of each shot by comparing prescribed pairs of shots. The MLMI kernel is subsequently utilized to generate a learned objective decision function which learns a classifier for determining if a particular shot (that is not in the set of training shots) contains instances of the target concepts. A regularization framework can also be utilized in conjunction with the MLMI kernel to generate modified learned objective decision functions. The regularization framework introduces explicit constraints which serve to maximize the precision of the classifier.11-05-2009
20090285544Video Processing - A method and apparatus for processing video is disclosed. In an embodiment, image features of an object within a frame of video footage are identified and the movement of each of these features is tracked throughout the video footage to determine its trajectory (track). The tracks are analyzed, the maximum separation of the tracks is determined and used to determine a texture map, which is in turn interpolated to provide an unwrap mosaic for the object. The process may be iterated to provide an improved mosaic. Effects or artwork can be overlaid on this mosaic and the edited mosaic can be warped via the mapping, and combined with layers of the original footage. The effect or artwork may move with the object's surface.11-19-2009
20090290848Method and System for Generating a Replay Video - A plurality of cameras are controlled to follow a common moving target in a three dimensional environment such that each camera generates a video feed comprising a plurality of video segments captured sequentially. Each video segment comprises a static image of the target at a respective point in time. A resulting video is generated by selecting a sequence of video segments which may include video segments from different cameras and at the same or different points in time to create various video effects. The recorded video segments are categorized for later recall according to camera identification and point in time to allow for instantaneous recall for producing video replays from a variety of camera angles during a live event. Auxiliary video segments can be computer generated for insertion between video segments captured by the cameras for smoothing the appearance of the resulting video.11-26-2009
20090290847MANUAL VOICE ANNOTATIONS FOR CCTV REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION - The present invention provides systems and methods for adding voice annotations to CCTV video to aid in incident reporting and investigation. Reviewers and investigators are provided with the ability to record their impressions of an incident by encoding overlapped audio tracks on to a video clip. These overlapped tracks could be multiple in number, enabled or disabled by the listener or subsequent reviewer, without tampering with the content of the originally recorded video or audio. Each audio track represents a voice annotation, and may be assigned to a hierarchical level. The reviewer is provided with the ability to review the video clip along with existing voice annotations while recording the new voice annotation. The resultant overlapped clip file could be made proprietary or stored using a common-codec (like MPEG, MJPEG, AVI, etc) and may be stored on a computer-readable medium.11-26-2009
20090103887VIDEO TAGGING METHOD AND VIDEO APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A video tagging method and a video apparatus using the video tagging method are provided. The video apparatus includes a player module which plays a video; a face recognition module which recognizes a face of a character in the video; a tag module which receives a tagging key signal for tagging a scene of the video including the character and maps a tagging key corresponding to the tagging key signal and a number of scenes including the face recognized by the face recognition module; and a storage module which stores the result of mapping performed by the tag module.04-23-2009
20090297120METHODS AN APPARATUS FOR CREATION AND PRESENTATION OF POLYMORPHIC MEDIA - An apparatus is described for polymorphic presentation to pre-recorded motion picture content. The recorded content (DVD DISC) comprises individual segments ((1,0) (2,0) etc,}, and the apparatus comprises sequencing means (SEQ GEN etc) for defining a presentation sequence (Xp) of a subset of the segments and for causing the segments to be presented in accordance with the defined presentation sequence. The sequencing means is operable to generate said sequence by selecting and adding segments to a sequence already partly defined, using (i) randomised values and (ii) predetermined rules specifying compatibility between the segments already included in the sequence and segments which are candidates for adding to the sequence. Editing and content capture apparatuses are disclosed, in which a matrix presentation is used to organise content segments. Recorded segments can be grouped in X, Y etc. dimensions and sequences made by varying ‘character’ parameters (Y etc.) as well as timeline position (X).12-03-2009
20090297119INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An information recording and reproducing apparatus which allows a user to easily grasp the progress status of a dubbing process when video data is dubbed from a recording medium to other recording medium and which also clearly indicates that the dubbing process is running. Here, in a screen display while video data is dubbed to other recording medium, the image of the video data portion currently being dubbed is thumbnailed. Furthermore, the displayed thumbnail is switched at each scene or at predetermined time intervals, thereby facilitating a check on the progress status of the dubbing process and also allowing for confirmation that the dubbing process is running.12-03-2009
20080212935Playback apparatus, playback method, and program - A playback apparatus playing back video data and low-resolution data obtained by decreasing the resolution of the video data which are stored in a recording medium includes a reading unit configured to read the video data and the low-resolution data from the recording medium, a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize the read video data and the read low-resolution data, and a display control unit configured to, on the basis of synthesized data obtained as a result of the synthesis, simultaneously display source video corresponding to the video data in a first screen of a display device and low-resolution video corresponding to the low-resolution data in a second screen of the display device which is smaller than the first screen.09-04-2008
20080212936System and method for editing web-based video - A web-based video editing system configured to edit an interactive video is provided. The web-based video editing system includes an editing system configured to receive and process one or more user interactive video editing requests, wherein the editing system is configured to process the requests by generating information indicative of a linked list; a communication device configured to: receive the generated information; examine a current state of the interactive video; and generate information indicative of the examined current state of the video; and a graphical user interface in communication with the communication device and configured to display the edited interactive video.09-04-2008
20100278504Tool for Grouping Media Clips for a Media Editing Application - For a media-editing application that creates composite presentations, a novel grouping tool for grouping several media clips in the composite presentation by drawing a boundary about the media clips is described. The media editing application includes a composite display area for displaying media clips that are part of the composite presentation. The composite display area includes a timeline and one or more tracks that span the timeline for holding one or more media clips. The grouping tool provides a drawing tool that allows a user to draw a boundary in the composite display area. The drawing tool includes a moveable drawing element that moves about the media clips in the composite display area in order to draw the boundary.11-04-2010
20090297118WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR GENERATION OF INTERACTIVE GAMES BASED ON DIGITAL VIDEOS - Systems and methods are provided for adding and displaying interactive annotations for existing online hosted videos. A graphical annotation interface allows the creation of annotations and association of the annotations with a video. Annotations may be of different types and have different functionality, such as altering the appearance and/or behavior of an existing video, e.g. by supplementing it with text, allowing linking to other videos or web pages, or pausing playback of the video. Authentication of a user desiring to perform annotation of a video may be performed in various manners, such as by checking a uniform resource locator (URL) against an existing list, checking a user identifier against an access list, and the like. As a result of authentication, a user is accorded the appropriate annotation abilities, such as full annotation, no annotation, or annotation restricted to a particular temporal or spatial portion of the video.12-03-2009
20080240671EXPLANATORY-DESCRIPTION ADDING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND EXPLANATORY-DESCRIPTION ADDING METHOD - When a scene group including plural scenes, for example a group of scenes bookmarked during viewing of video contents is inputted, a combination of a scene and metadata in a group of metadata that represents characteristics of the scene, corresponding to the respective scenes in the scene group, which combination has a largest distance between the metadata, is selected as explanatory descriptions that are explanations for distinguishing among the scenes, and the selected explanatory descriptions for each scene included in the scene group is added to each scene.10-02-2008
20100135635IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - In viewing a moving image taken by an image taking apparatus, contents of that moving image are easily understood. A feature quantity extraction block 06-03-2010
20100129047TELEVISION BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE - Even when a communication state between a tuner device and a display device is deteriorated, a television broadcast receiving device enables a user to view broadcast. The television broadcast receiving device of the present invention has a tuner section that receives a digital broadcast signal, selects the digital broadcast signal to decode the digital broadcast signal, generates video data including a video signal and an audio signal, and converts the video data into processed video data suitable for wireless communication, and a display section that receives the processed video data from the tuner section through wireless communication, and displays a video based on the processed video data. The tuner section has a recording/playback section that records and reads the video data in and from a predetermined recording section according to a change in state of the communication with the display section.05-27-2010
20080285939PROXY EDITING AND RENDERING FOR VARIOUS DELIVERY OUTLETS - A method, apparatus and computer program product provides for a proxy media editor to combine editing, rendering, and a plurality of output specifications via a unified platform. The proxy media editor accesses at least one output specification and an edit decision list stored on a server system. The proxy media editor receives a request for media output at the server system, the media output associated with an edit decision list stored on the server system. The proxy media editor renders, at the server system, the media output according to the output specification and the edit decision list. The proxy media editor delivers, from the server system, the media output via a media delivery channel compatible with the output specification. Thus, a user can create a single edited video composition in a hosted web-based environment which can dynamically meet the exact requirements of various delivery channels.11-20-2008
20080292266METHOD FOR MANAGING IMAGE FILES AND IMAGE APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method for managing image files to delete a partially played-back image file and an image apparatus employing the same are provided. Based on a playback time information, a part of the partially played-back image file is deleted from stored image files. Accordingly, the part a user has watched can be deleted from the image file.11-27-2008
20080292265HIGH QUALITY SEMI-AUTOMATIC PRODUCTION OF CUSTOMIZED RICH MEDIA VIDEO CLIPS - A method and system for the high quality semi-automatic production of customized rich media video clips is disclosed. Media source material, such as text, graphics, pictures, and video clips can be submitted by a customer. A computerized content aggregator utilizing an automated production assistant can locate additional source material by searching available information libraries and databases. The computerized content aggregator may be programmed to organize and assemble the various source materials to create suggested video elements and a suggested voice-over script or recording. A human video producer can then quickly and efficiently create a rich media video clip from the suggested video elements and the voice-over script or recording.11-27-2008
20080292263Accessibility of Graphics During and After Trick Play - A method is disclosed of authoring a digital video signal comprising graphics content in a multiplex stream. The method comprises constructing the signal during authoring, the graphics content being exclusively multiplexed into the frame of a first type of image multiplexed into the stream. This enables improved trick play of said signal when only said first type of images is read from the stream. Thus, the graphics content is also available during trick play and immediately after trick play when returning to normal play.11-27-2008
20080304806System and Method for Video Editing Based on Semantic Data - Systems and methods for video editing are described. At least one embodiment includes a method for editing a video comprising: extracting semantic data from the video, searching the extracted semantic data to identify characteristics that match a pre-defined set of characteristics, identifying a pre-defined event based on the matched characteristics within the semantic data, assigning a matching degree value to the event, assigning a theme relevancy value to the event, and automatically editing the event based on the identified event, the assigned matching degree value, and the theme relevancy value.12-11-2008
20080285940VIDEO PLAYER USER INTERFACE - A video playback user interface includes display of tags or other information outside of a video play area. Tags can be visually associated with items in the video by using connectors such as lines, arrows, etc. that bridge between a tag and an item. Tag and other information can be included with a video file or associated with a video file and stored as a separate file or other data structure. Users can add text or other annotations for viewing at a later time or by other users. A snapshot of a video frame during playback can be obtained and sent to an email address, web site, storage device, or other destination. The snapshot includes a video frame or portion of a frame along with added information such as tags, annotations, etc.11-20-2008
20080219636Authoring Audiovisual Content - Aspects and embodiments of the present invention relate to an authoring system for authoring an audiovisual production, for example for storage on a DVD-Video disc. The audiovisual production typically comprises audiovisual context and accompanying captions and the authoring system typically comprises: a first data store for storing audiovisual assets; a second data store for storing raw caption data; means for generating caption assets, using the raw caption data, and storing the caption assets in a third data store; and, means for generating the audiovisual production, using at least the audiovisual assets and the caption assets, and storing the audiovisual production in a fourth data store. Certain embodiments of the present invention find particular application in the field of DVD authoring including subtitle authoring and subtitle localisation.09-11-2008
20080285938Recording/Replaying/Editing Device - A recording/replaying/editing device capable of randomly accessing moving picture data compressed by inter-frame coding even when only a low signal processing capability is available. The recording/replaying/editing device includes: an image data input unit for entering image data compressed by inter-frame prediction; a reference image frame sequence creation determination unit for determining whether or not a reference image frame sequence should be created, based on the number of I frames included in each file in the image data or the intervals at which I frame are inserted; and a reference image frame sequence creation unit for creating, if it is determined by the reference image frame sequence creation determination unit that a reference image frame sequence should be created, a reference image frame sequence consisting of I frames and additional image frames by adding image frames to I frames.11-20-2008
20080212933Multi-Zonal Video Editing System - The invention provides a network-based video editing system, in which video clips are made available on demand to servers located in a plurality of spatially separated zones linked only via the network. In order to ensure that cautionary or advisory information contained in signs or signals (“tags”) associated with certain video material is retained during transfer between servers in different zones, the invention provides that new tags associated with video material in any zone are broadcast generally to all other zones. Only tags associated with video information currently stored in any zone are retained in that zone, but all tags associated with information copied from a first zone to a second zone are supplied to the second zone. In a preferred system, the video material is time-stamped to permit conflicts in the content of multiple tags relating to the same video material to be resolved by making the most recent prevail. The invention also provides a method for operating such a system.09-04-2008
20090129739EDITING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, EDITING METHOD, AND EDITING PROGRAM PRODUCT - Effort during screen transition editing is reduced. An editing device for editing transitions each between a plurality of display screens, comprising: a transition display unit which displays a transition diagram window for entering the transition; a screen layout unit which places screen nodes representing specified display screens in the transition diagram window; a transition layout unit which places a specified transition from a display screen before the transition to a display screen after the transition into the transition diagram window as a link from the screen node representing the display screen before the transition to the screen node representing the display screen after the transition; a transition condition input unit which allows a user to enter a transition condition for performing the transition represented by the link; a transition condition storage unit which stores the transition condition for performing the transition represented by the link, associating the transition condition with the link; and a generation unit which generates a transition rule for performing the transition between the plurality of display screens displayed by a display device on the basis of the link and the transition condition stored in the transition condition storage unit.05-21-2009
20090129741DISPLAY DEVICE FOR HAVING THE FUNCTION OF EDITING THE RECORDED DATE PARTIALLY AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a display device (05-21-2009
20090129738INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An AV stream stored on a recording medium is edited in such a manner as to not conflict with a play-only standard format.05-21-2009
20090028514After-recording apparatus - An audio signal is compressively encoded into encoding-resultant audio data. A video signal is compressively encoded into encoding-resultant video data. An audio time stamp for audio-vide synchronous reproduction is added to every unit of the encoding-resultant audio data. A video time stamp for audio-video synchronous reproduction is added to every unit of the encoding-resultant video data. The time-stamp-added audio data and the time-stamp-added video data are multiplexed into main data. To a plurality of first after-recording-purpose data for at least one of (1) the encoding-resultant audio data and (2) the encoding-resultant video data which form the main data, time stamps for reproduction synchronous with a portion of the main data and identification information for identifying the plurality of first after-recording-purpose data are added to convert the first after-recording-purpose data into second after-recording-purpose data. The second after-recording-purpose data are made into bit streams without being multiplexed with the main data.01-29-2009
20090129740SYSTEM FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP EDITING OF NETWORKED TIME-BASED MEDIA - The present invention provides an easy to use web-based editing tool for time-based video content and media. The proposed system operates with metadata drivers for controlling a playing device without changing underlying encoded video data by tracking and recording playback decision actions by an operator/editor/user. Multiple user edits and multiple edit levels are enabled by tracking each step of the playback decision action and linking each to the underlying time-based video media.05-21-2009
20090028515After-recording apparatus - An audio signal is compressively encoded into encoding-resultant audio data. A video signal is compressively encoded into encoding-resultant video data. An audio time stamp for audio-vide synchronous reproduction is added to every unit of the encoding-resultant audio data. A video time stamp for audio-video synchronous reproduction is added to every unit of the encoding-resultant video data. The time-stamp-added audio data and the time-stamp-added video data are multiplexed into main data. To a plurality of first after-recording-purpose data for at least one of (1) the encoding-resultant audio data and (2) the encoding-resultant video data which form the main data, time stamps for reproduction synchronous with a portion of the main data and identification information for identifying the plurality of first after-recording-purpose data are added to convert the first after-recording-purpose data into second after-recording-purpose data. The second after-recording-purpose data are made into bit streams without being multiplexed with the main data.01-29-2009
20080317432SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PORTRAYAL OF OBJECT OR CHARACTER TARGET FEATURES IN AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY COMPUTER-GENERATED VIDEO - Consumers may appear to be featured in videos by being appropriately photographed and their image mapped onto a character in a video. A pre-existing video file has a computer-generated (“CG”) actor rendered throughout, except in, e.g., a head region, where a consumer's image data will be mapped. The consumer's image data is mapped onto the CG actor, and the CG actor's animation track is mixed with the remainder of the video, completing the same. The consumer may choose from among several videos, depending on the genre they prefer. The system and method may also apply to marketing and advertising methods, especially with regard to targeted advertising and product placement.12-25-2008
20090080854EDITING APPARATUS, EDITING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An editing apparatus that executes editing processing with an encoded stream as an edit material is disclosed. The apparatus includes: an input means for receiving an operation input for designating the edit material used for editing, an editing effect, and start and end timing of the editing effect; an editing processing unit setting means for setting an editing processing unit of the edit material such that the editing effect at least a part of which until the editing effect ends after starting of the editing effect overlaps is included in one editing processing unit; a minimum encoding section setting means for setting a minimum encoding section; and an after-editing stream creating means for creating a part of an after-editing encoded stream by decoding the edit material, giving the editing effect included in the editing processing unit, and performing encoding on the basis of setting of the minimum encoding section.03-26-2009
20090080853SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO SUMMARIZATION - The subject invention relates to a system and method for video summarization, and more specifically to a system for segmenting and classifying data from a video in order to create a summary video that preserves and summarizes relevant content. In one embodiment, the system first extracts appearance, motion, and audio features from a video in order to create video segments corresponding to the extracted features. The video segments are then classified as dynamic or static depending on the appearance-based and motion-based features extracted from each video segment. The classified video segments are then grouped into clusters to eliminate redundant content. Select video segments from each cluster are selected as summary segments, and the summary segments are compiled to form a summary video. The parameters for any of the steps in the summarization of the video can be altered so that a user can adapt the system to any type of video, although the system is designed to summarize unstructured videos where the content is unknown. In another aspect, audio features can also be used to further summarize video with certain audio properties.03-26-2009
20090116812SYSTEM AND DATA MODEL FOR SHARED VIEWING AND EDITING OF TIME-BASED MEDIA - The present invention provides a system and method for enabling shared viewing and editing of time-based media with improved speed by avoiding manipulation and re-manipulation of a stored underlying video data format through the use of metadata processes and cross-linked multi-level metadata processes and systems for operating with a decision list tracking device.05-07-2009
20090097816Method and apparatus for generating data representing digests of pictures - Video data pieces are classified into groups according to prescribed rules. A cut number assigned to each of the groups is decided on the basis of the length or lengths of a video data piece or pieces in each of the groups and the number of the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. A cut or cuts are extracted from the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. Regarding each of the groups, the number of the extracted cut or cuts is equal to the decided cut number. Digest data is generated from the extracted cuts for all the groups.04-16-2009
20090003795VIDEO REPRODUCTION DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a video reproduction device in which a resolution of a video content is limited to a limit value, the device comprises a display unit configured to reduce the resolution of the video content to the limit value and display a reduced content in a smaller size, an input unit configured to designate a part of the reduced content displayed by the display unit, and a recording unit configured to record a designated part of the reduced content together with a time stamp of the video content.01-01-2009
20090196571SIGNALING OF POTENTIAL SPLICE POINTS IN A VIDEO STREAM - In one embodiment the invention provides a method for outputting auxiliary information for use in playing back a video sequence, the method comprising obtaining a measure of usefulness of a particular picture for playing back the video sequence, wherein the measure of usefulness indicates a performance of playing back the video sequence if the particular picture is available in a decoded state at a time of playback versus the particular picture not being available in a decoded state at a time of playback; determining a position in a data stream that includes the video sequence; and storing the auxiliary information at the determined position in the data stream.08-06-2009
20090208182CONTENT REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for content reproduction, a recording medium, and a program that make it possible to edit taken images easily and automatically in accordance with an intention of an editor. Each time a reproduction is performed, a reproduction start point and a reproduction end point of VOBU units of images reproduced by a disk camcorder are recorded in Play Data 08-20-2009
20090220206STORING VIDEO DATA IN A VIDEO FILE - A method of storing different video data in a video file is disclosed. The method processes a display of video windows (eg 09-03-2009
20090116810Process and Device for Audio-Visual Program Editing - The audio-visual program editing process comprises: 05-07-2009
20090252474CONTENT EDITING APPARATUS, CONTENT EDITING METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided a content editing apparatus, content editing method and program capable of easily and rapidly extracting sections corresponding to a reproducing operation of content data.10-08-2009
20090116813Recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium - The present invention relates to a recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and to reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium. The present recording medium has script files including additional information about moving picture data, e.g., scene descriptive text and introduction of characters, etc. In addition, information linking each script file with a section of moving picture data to be presented with contents of the script file is included in a link data file or is contained in a filename of the script file. In reproduction of the recording medium, a script file linked with presently reproduced moving picture data section is determined and searched for based on the link data file or every filename of the script files, and contents of the found script file are presented together with the presently reproduced moving picture data. Furthermore, previously presented additional information is removed depending on data or filename of the found script file.05-07-2009
20100189408VIDEO DELIVERY DEVICE, VIDEO DELIVERY METHOD, VIDEO DELIVERY PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A video distributing apparatus that distributes video data of a program to an external viewer includes an editing-data calculating unit that calculates, based on scenario data describing contents of the program and reservation data describing a reservation for a video shoot using a camera, editing data indicating the contents of the video data; a video-data acquiring unit that selectively acquires, based on the editing data, the video data shot by the camera installed at a fixed position; and an output unit that outputs, to the external viewer, the video data acquired by the video-data acquiring unit. As a result, video data corresponding to the demands of each user can be easily acquired without requiring equipment and personnel to switch the camera angles and edit the shot video.07-29-2010
20100189411IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus, method, and program and program storage medium that enable easy search for a desired part. A plurality of video data are created from video data and are displayed, each as a motion picture, at time intervals in a display order on a plurality of display areas on a display screen.07-29-2010
20100183279METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VIDEO WITH EMBEDDED MEDIA - A system modifies video by embedding portions of media, such as subsets of image pixels, in video frames. When the video is played at normal speed, the media is not discernible. However, when the video is played at an accelerated rate in the forward or reverse direction, the portions of images embedded in video frames coalesce into discernible media. The embedded media may be simple text, images, video, audio, or other media. The system may also evaluate base videos as well as insertion media using neuro-response measurements to determine how and what type of media to embed. The media may be embedded in real-time or near real-time into video for delivery to a user for playback on devices such as digital video recorders, computer systems, software and hardware players, cable boxes, etc.07-22-2010
20100183278CAPTURING AND INSERTING CLOSED CAPTIONING DATA IN DIGITAL VIDEO - Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel method for processing a high definition (“HD”) digital video that includes video data and closed captioning data. The method (i) imports an HD digital video in a computer system, (ii) extracts closed captioning data from the HD digital video and (iii) stores the extracted closed captioning data in a storage of the computer system (e.g., hard drive of the computer system). Some embodiments first import all of the video before extracting closed captioning data from it, while other embodiments extract closed captioning data from the video as they import the video into the computer system. In some embodiments, a video editing application of a computer system performs this HD-video processing method. Accordingly, in some such cases, the method also edits the video that is extracted from the HD digital video. In addition, when video data is edited, the extracted closed captioning data is also edited in some embodiments.07-22-2010
20100189410Analysis of Video Footage - Segments of interest within video footage are identified automatically. Such segments of interest include portions of the footage which were taken using a hand held camera and which show a static subject, portions which track the motion of a moving subject, and portions which show an abrupt event. Methods are presented for identifying such segments, based on motion and/or colour analysis of the video footage or based on observations of discontinuities in the video footage following a period of stability.07-29-2010
20090317052Networked video devices - A collaborative information system.12-24-2009
20100239222DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER BROADCAST OVERLAYS - Displaying a secondary media stream within a primary media stream. In response to receiving a first user selection of two media streams for simultaneous viewing on a display device, a second user selection of a primary media stream and a secondary media stream from the two media streams selected for simultaneous viewing is received. A set of inset definitions is extracted from metadata in the secondary media stream. A third user selection of an inset definition from the set of inset definitions is received. A user input is received to crop the primary media stream to accommodate a size of the inset definition selected. The primary media stream is cropped to create an inset area for displaying the secondary media stream within the primary media stream based on the user input. The secondary media stream is displayed within the inset area of the cropped primary media stream for user viewing.09-23-2010
20100254671EDITING APPARATUS, EDITING METHOD, AND EDITING PROGRAM - Herein disclosed is an editing apparatus and an editing method for editing a moving image. An editing apparatus, comprises: a means for playing back a moving image; a switching means for switching playback between a first moving image and a second moving image; and a means for, during playback of the first moving image, in response to switching playback from the first moving image to the second moving image, setting a reference point at a last played back position of the first moving image. The editing apparatus further comprises: a controller for receiving an instruction from a user, wherein the switching means carries out the switching from the first moving image to the second moving image, in response to the controller receiving a selection of the second moving image from the user.10-07-2010
20100254672GROUP PORTRAITS COMPOSED USING VIDEO CHAT SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for generating group portraits using video chat systems are provided. A communications system can generate a group portrait that includes an image of two or more users. For example, a communications system can generate a group portrait that includes an image of each user participating in a video conference, and the group portrait may serve as a memento from the video conference.10-07-2010
20090097815SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED AND PARALLEL VIDEO EDITING, TAGGING, AND INDEXING - A system and method for having a media engine, client, workflow engine and server. The media engine takes digital or analog real-time video or video-on-demand as an input. Clients connect to the media engine, workflow engine and server. Depending on the client's capabilities, including software features, training and location, the workflow engine will drive required units of work to the client asking them to be fulfilled. This system enables efficient offline, real-time or faster than real-time editing, tagging and indexing of media by one or more clients at the same time. Unlimited numbers of users, tags and indexing functions to take place in parallel on a single video feed at the same time and managed through a rule based workflow engine.04-16-2009
20100129046METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING AND PLAYBACK PROCESSES - A system for receiving information for recording may receive sensor information in an apparatus, and control data may be determined based on the sensor information. One or more instances of control data may be integrated with the corresponding instance of recorded information, and the integrated information may be stored. The system may further comprise activating an integrated information playback process in an apparatus, the integrated information comprising recorded information and control data. One or more instances of the control data may be processed, and the recorded information may be played back in a particular playback mode. The particular playback mode at one or more instances of the recorded information may be determined in accordance with the processed control data occurring at the same instance.05-27-2010
20100202751UNIQUE PRODUCTION FORUM - A method of producing an audio/video format recording in a venue includes correlating multiple unique viewing position in the venue to viewers. An event is then recorded the venue that viewers are attending. Multiple custom versions of recordings or productions are created corresponding to the viewers. Such custom versions are then made available to corresponding viewers.08-12-2010
20100195973Video data reproduction apparatus, method for operating same and non-transitory recording medium - A video disk player includes (i) a disk reading section for reading out video data, a program, synchronization timing information from an optical disk; (ii) a clock for generating a clock signal; (iii) a decoder for converting, in accordance with the clock signal, the video data into decompressed video data for reproduction output; (iv) a video reproducing section including a synchronization control section for transmitting, in accordance with the clock signal, a synchronization control signal to the program executing section at a timing specified by a field timing contained in the synchronization timing information, and (v) a program executing section for executing a program in accordance with the synchronization control signal received from the synchronization control section. This makes it possible to efficiently execute the program in synchronization with reproduction of AV data or the like.08-05-2010
20090074375METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRAME ACCURATE EDITING AUDIO- VISUAL STREAMS - A method and apparatus are disclosed for frame accurate editing of a Mpeg stream on an storage medium by editing on a GOP level and seamlessly skipping to the frame using a pre-defined mark. According to an embodiment, the skip-start marker defined in the Blu-Ray Disc Recordable specification of the Blu-Ray standard is set appropriately on a Blu-Ray disc (BD). When such a recorded stream (03-19-2009
20090279840Image Digesting Apparatus - There is provided a shot length calculating unit 11-12-2009
20090169168Video Generation Device, Video Generation Method, and Video Generation Program - In a device for editing input video and generating a new video, it is possible to control how long each object appearing in an input video should be made to appear in a new video according to the appearance ratio of each object in the input video. Appearance ratio calculation means 07-02-2009
20090110366IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus, includes: a reception unit adapted to receive a parameter in respective frames which constitute a motion picture image; a generation unit adapted to generate from the parameter received by the reception unit, trajectory information for drawing a trajectory where the parameter is used for a coordinate while the parameter is used for a spatial axis of a virtual space; and a display control unit adapted to display the trajectory within the virtual space on the basis of the trajectory information generated by the generation unit.04-30-2009
20080304808AUTOMATIC STORY CREATION USING SEMANTIC CLASSIFIERS FOR DIGITAL ASSETS AND ASSOCIATED METADATA - A method and system for automatically creating an image product based on media assets stored in a database. A number of stored digital media files are analyzed to determine their semantic relationship to an event and are classified according to requirements and semantic rules for generating an image product. Rule sets are applied to assets for finding one or more assets that can be include in a story product. The assets, which best meet the requirements and rules of the image product are included.12-11-2008
20090067807Signal processing apparatus and method thereof - A signal processing unit includes a feature quantity extracting unit, a segmentalizing unit, a clustering unit, an existence probability function deriving unit, an existence probability function similarity calculating unit, a cluster integrating unit and a cluster information output unit. The signal processing unit classifies the signal feature quantity which characterizes the content signal segmentalized into segments according to the similarity with respect to each other, obtains functions which indicate the existence probabilities for clusters of classified segments, and integrates the clusters whose obtained functions are at the high level of similarity.03-12-2009
20090067806BOOKMARKING IN VIDEOS - A method for achieving uninterrupted interactivity for user watching a video yet clicking on an advertisement is provided. A method for delayed interactivity is provided herein. Delayed interactivity is implemented in the form of delayed insertions. When a user clicks on an object in hypervideo, presentation of or any action on the related information is deferred rather than played immediately. Delayed interactivity also is implemented in the form of video bookmarks. When a user clicks on an actual advertisement, related information is stored, i.e., bookmarked, along with video content. In this way, the user can pursue the related information at a later time and at the user's convenience.03-12-2009
20090214174SELECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A selection apparatus configured to select a target of recording on a recording apparatus from among a plurality of pieces of digital content data included in a broadcast program includes a first selection unit configured to select digital content data to be output to a reproduction apparatus from among the plurality of pieces of digital content data included in the broadcast program, an output unit configured to output the digital content data selected by the first selection unit to the reproduction apparatus, and a second selection unit configured to select the digital content data that is currently being output by the output unit as a target of recording on the recording apparatus.08-27-2009
20090214173VIDEO CREATING SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CREATING VIDEO - A video creating system includes: a plurality of individual editing tools for creating and/or editing the plurality of video constituent data; a server that acquires the plurality of video constituent data thus created and/or edited and creates one piece of video data by integrating the acquired video constituent data; and a target display section for displaying the video data acquired from the server on a predetermined machine platform. Each of the plurality of individual editing tools includes a data transmitting section that continuously operates on the individual editing tool. Whenever the video constituent data are created and/or edited, the data transmitting section transmits new video constituent data thus created and/or edited to the server. Whenever the new video constituent data are acquired, the server continuously creates the latest video data by integrating the plurality of video constituent data including the new video constituent data.08-27-2009
20090202219VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, VIDEO SIGNAL ENCODING DEVICE, VIDEO SIGNAL ENCODING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a video signal processing apparatus and video signal processing method, a video signal encoding apparatus and video signal encoding method, and a program which can solve an EPB problem involved when an encoded video signal is subjected to smart rendering editing. In an extraction process, if EPB problem occurrence prevention countermeasures have been taken in an H.264/AVC stream, smart rendering editing is performed without monitoring the occurrence of an EPB problem. If the countermeasures have not been taken, smart rendering editing is advanced while monitoring the occurrence of an EPB problem. And, in a case where an EPB problem of insertion of an EPB has occurred, a filler or a predetermined parameter corresponding to the inserted EPB is deleted. In a case where an EPB problem of deletion of an EPB has occurred, a filler corresponding to the deleted EPB is inserted. The present invention can be applied to a device that processes a video signal using the H.264/AVC scheme.08-13-2009
20090208180CONTROLLED METADATA REVELATION - A method of controlling revelation of one or more metadata items is disclosed. Each of the one or more metadata items is associated with one or more parts of an audio-visual data stream (08-20-2009
20090208181System and Method for Automated Creation of Video Game Highlights - Automated creation of videos for interactive entertainment, such as video game highlights, may be based on events that occur within that entertainment, for example based on video game events. A series of events that can occur within a play session may be designated. The game keeps track of sufficient replay data such that these discrete events can be identified. Upon replay generation, the game searches over the historical data for that session and identifies the events that have occurred. The game may present several combinations of views of those events. For example, the game can create a highlights reel of the entire play session by linearly displaying several of the discovered events, or the highlights from several games can be selected by one or more individuals to generate a “highlights of highlights” video. Another embodiment allows the player, or group of players or other individuals, to choose which events to view. The events could also be categorized, allowing the player to view a collection of a selected event type, such as all flag capture videos or all long-distance shots.08-20-2009
20100014826VIDEO EDITING SYSTEM, VIDEO EDITING SERVER AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - There are provided a video editing system, a video editing server and a communication terminal which enable simultaneous editing operations for editing a video content to be performed by plural persons, without generating a file in which a content of the editing has been reflected in the video content. One of a plurality of editing terminals in a synchronized state generates an edit command for editing a video content with an edit command generating section, based on an editing operation by a user from a terminal operating section, and transmits the generated edit command to a video editing server via an information transmitting/receiving section. If the edit command is received via an information transmitting/receiving section, the video editing server transmits the received edit command to another editing terminal in the synchronized state, via an edit command synchronizing section. If the edit command is received via the information transmitting/receiving section, another editing terminal in the synchronized state displays a content of the edit command on a screen displaying section via an edit command displaying section.01-21-2010
20100054692ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF CHANGING A MOVING IMAGE DATA SECTION, AND PROGRAM - Disclosed is an electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus includes a creation unit to combine first section data in moving image data with other content data to create a composite moving image content, a reproduction unit to reproduce the moving image data, an operation reception unit to receive a predetermined operation input by a user during reproduction of the moving image data, and a control unit to extract second section data including a reproduction position of the moving image data at a time when the predetermined operation input is received and control the creation unit so that the creation unit changes the first section data in the composite moving image content into the second section data, the second section data being different from the first section data.03-04-2010
20100054693APPARATUSES FOR AND METHODS OF PREVIEWING A MOVING PICTURE FILE IN DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSOR - Provided is a digital image processing apparatus and method. More particularly provided are apparatuses for and methods of previewing a moving picture file in a digital image processor which can extract and display frames at predetermined time intervals from a moving picture file. The apparatus includes a digital signal processing unit that extracts frames at predetermined time intervals from a selected moving picture file and sequentially displays the extracted frames.03-04-2010
20090034931Menus For Audiovisual Content - Embodiments of the present invention relate to audiovisual content authoring methods and systems and in particular to novel menu systems and the production thereof, for example implemented for DVD-Video discs. In one aspect, the present invention relates to a method of authoring an audiovisual product, for example a DVD-Video disc, comprising the steps of providing audiovisual content, generating at least a first menu (02-05-2009
20090034933Method and System for Remote Digital Editing Using Narrow Band Channels - A system and method for remotely editing content includes a first device for creating a first resolution version of an original content and a second device for creating a second higher resolution version of the original content. A remotely disposed editing station receives the first resolution version and performs editing operations on the first resolution version to generate editing parameters. An authoring system receives the editing parameters from the remotely disposed editing station and applies the editing parameters to the second higher resolution version to provide a production version of the original content as edited at the remote editing station.02-05-2009
20090034932Method for Selecting Parts of an Audiovisual Program and Device Therefor - The invention relates to a method of selecting parts of an audiovisual document. First, the document is analyzed by at least two subdividing means in order to extract from it at least two groups of audiovisual sequences. Then, selection criteria associated with each of the two subdividing means are entered. Finally, a list of sequences responding to all the selection criteria entered previously is generated.02-05-2009
20100067866IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS, IMAGE EDITING APPARATUS, IMAGE EDITING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AND EDITING IMAGE USING THE SAME - An image displaying apparatus, an image editing apparatus, an image editing system, an image displaying method and an image editing method are disclosed. The image displaying apparatus includes an image processing unit which captures a still image, a communication module which communicates with an external device, and a control unit which controls an edited image to be displayed.03-18-2010
20100054691Video processing apparatus and video processing method - A video processing apparatus calculates displayed time of two input segments having a telop area in a video on the basis of a time displayed area, determines whether or not the two input segments are a series of scene segments on the basis of the two displayed times, and outputs the two input segments determined as the series of scene segments as an output segment.03-04-2010
20100067865Systems, Methods and Devices for Augmenting Video Content - Methods, systems, products and devices are implemented for editing video image frames. According to one such method, image content is embedded into video. A selection input is received for a candidate location in a video frame of the video. The candidate location is traced in subsequent video frames of the video by approximating three-dimensional camera motion between two frames using a model that compensates for camera rotations, camera translations and zooming, and by optimizing the approximation using statistical modeling of three-dimensional camera motion between video frames. Image content is embedded in the candidate location in the subsequent video frames of the video based upon the tracking thereof.03-18-2010
20100061695METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING RE-CUSTOMIZABLE MULTI-MEDIA - The present invention is a method and system that facilitates the production of personalized movies. The invention enables the repeated and high-volume generation of unique, customized multi-media (e.g., movies) from a collection of stock media. A production method for creating personalized movies comprises the steps of receiving user-provided media, receiving parameters which define how the user wants the movies to be personalized, and integrating the user-provided media into predefined spatial and temporal portions of stock media utilizing a compositing algorithm to form a composited movie. In addition, the method may also include the step of comparing and rescheduling production tasks along relevant dimensions utilizing an optimization algorithm in accordance with received parameters.03-11-2010
20090028517REAL-TIME NEAR DUPLICATE VIDEO CLIP DETECTION METHOD - There is provided a near duplicate video detection system. The system includes (a) a video clip acquisition module arranged to produce a video clip in machine readable data format defining a plurality of frames, (b) an image feature extractor in communication with the video clip acquisition module arranged to perform image feature extraction in respect of the frames and produce corresponding image feature extraction data in electronic format, (c) a feature vector generator in communication with the image feature extractor arranged to process the image feature extraction data to produce feature vector data in an electronic format corresponding to each of the frames, and (d) a summarization module responsive to the feature vector generator and arranged to convert the feature vector data into a summarization of the video clip in machine readable format.01-29-2009
20090028518PERSONALIZATION OF MASS-DUPLICATED MEDIA - A process and facility supports recipient-specific customization of mass-duplicated tapes. Video from a master tape is passed through a VBI encoder whose output feeds two or more overlay units, each associated with a tape recorder. Recipient-specific watermarking instructions and address information for each tape are fed to the VBI encoder where they are encoded into the VBI of the video. Each overlay unit reads the VBI and decodes the address, and if relevant for that unit, applies the overlays to the video, which is recorded by its associated recording deck. Optionally, each tape and overlay unit includes a barcode that is scanned into a database where associations between tapes and the overlays are stored. Alternatively, high-density barcode labels that include the overlay instructions are printed and applied to tapes. The barcodes are scanned into the overlay units and applied following the receipt of a timecode or other trigger.01-29-2009
20090028516After-recording apparatus - An audio signal is compressively encoded into encoding-resultant audio data. A video signal is compressively encoded into encoding-resultant video data. An audio time stamp for audio-vide synchronous reproduction is added to every unit of the encoding-resultant audio data. A video time stamp for audio-video synchronous reproduction is added to every unit of the encoding-resultant video data. The time-stamp-added audio data and the time-stamp-added video data are multiplexed into main data. To a plurality of first after-recording-purpose data for at least one of (1) the encoding-resultant audio data and (2) the encoding-resultant video data which form the main data, time stamps for reproduction synchronous with a portion of the main data and identification information for identifying the plurality of first after-recording-purpose data are added to convert the first after-recording-purpose data into second after-recording-purpose data. The second after-recording-purpose data are made into bit streams without being multiplexed with the main data.01-29-2009
20100034509MANAGEMENT OF TELEVISION RECORDINGS - In a television recording apparatus having a storage unit capable of storing recordings of television signals, during reproduction of a recording, an analysis of the reproduced television signal is performed to detect a credits sequence of a program. Responsive to input of a command to cease reproduction before the end of a recording, in the event that the command is input after the detected credits sequence, then the recording is deleted or there is displayed a graphical interface providing for user input to indicate a desire for deletion of the recording or not.02-11-2010
20090022472Method and Apparatus for Video Digest Generation - Automated video digest system and method. The system decomposes video and audio portions of video media into low-level descriptors, producing a large number of such descriptors for each video image and scene. These descriptors are optimized to be both compatible with rapid automated descriptor creation, and also to have some positive or negative statistical correlation with the viewing preferences of typical human viewers. By comparing the number of descriptors correlated with positive human viewing preferences, versus the number of descriptors correlated with negative human viewing preferences, the automated system may analyze an unknown video program and make educated guesses as to which portions of the program are likely to be most interesting to the viewer on playback. Less interesting portions may be skipped or fast-forwarded though. The method may also be optimized to individual viewers. Such methods are useful for controlling the playback of digital video recorders and other systems.01-22-2009
20090022474Content Editing and Generating System - A content editing and generating system 01-22-2009
20090022473VIDEO SIGNAL CONTENT INDEXING AND LINKING TO INFORMATION SOURCES - A method for identifying object images in a display of a video signal, storing object identification information in an overlay directory, and extracting object information relevant to identified objects from respective information databases is disclosed. Overlay directories from several video signals and associated object information are assembled in an overlay server accessed by computers directly or through a telecommunication network. Object images are selected by users of authoring computers accessing the overlay server. An overlay directory for a video recording indicates temporal and spatial coordinates of images of selected objects, a network address of a video source providing the video recording, descriptions of the selected objects, and addresses of servers providing detailed information of the selected objects. The objects may include commercial products, services, or educational material. The disclosed method therefore may be used for advertising or general information dissemination purposes.01-22-2009
20080247727System for creating content for video based illumination systems - A method for generating lighting includes selecting a video clip from a database of generic video clips, processing at least a portion of the video clip to create a customized video clip, sending the customized video clip to a light emitting array, and generating lighting from the light emitting array based on the customized video clip.10-09-2008
20090317051Mobile Timestamp Systems and Methods of Use - Computer-based systems and methods are disclosed for generating video clips for specific events. The system comprises at least a server, a video capture device, the video capture device being operatively coupled to the server, and one or more mobile timestamp devices, the one or more mobile timestamp device being removably coupled to the server. A first mobile timestamp device is a small device comprising a button and an interface that can reside in a user's hand. The button can be depressed to make timestamps after which it reverts back to its original extended position. A second mobile timestamp device can be a PDA having a software application adapted to collect a variety of data in conjunction with the timestamps. Video clips are generated by the system relating to event indications of specific events as identified by software.12-24-2009
20090317050SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING THE INTERACTIVE MOVING PICTURE CONTENTS AND THE METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing interactive moving picture contents, and more particularly, to a system and method for providing moving picture contents, wherein moving picture contents provided by a user are divided into an original moving picture and additional contents to be stored separately, so that if another user makes a request for using one of previously registered moving picture contents, respective layers created from an original moving picture and additional contents of the relevant moving picture contents are combined and provided to the other user, and at the same time, a function of editing the additional contents for the relevant moving picture is provided to allow users of the moving picture contents other than a user who has initially provided the moving picture contents to easily modify the additional contents or add a variety of additional contents related to the original moving picture.12-24-2009
20090317049RECORDING/REPRODUCING SYSTEM, RECORDING DEVICE, AND REPRODUCTION DEVICE - To provide a recording/playback system capable of improving the accuracy of image adjustment for playing back a video content recorded in a recording medium. A recording/playback system relating to the present invention includes a recording unit and a playback unit. The recording unit determines, as adjustment parameters, control values for controlling values to be output in response to input of recorded pieces of video data included in a video stream each having a predetermined period and having a luminance level that has not yet been adjusted. The recording unit records the determined adjustment parameters and pieces of time information in correspondence with each other. The pieces of time information indicate timings for applying the adjustment parameters to the pieces of original video data. The playback unit outputs the values for playing back the pieces of original video data based on the adjustment parameters recorded in the recording unit.12-24-2009
20090263098METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEGMENTING RECORDED NEWS PROGRAM ACCORDING TO TOPICS - Provided are a method and apparatus for segmenting a recorded news program according to topics. The method and apparatus compare web bulletins, segmented according to topics and posted, with moving pictures and/or captions of the recorded news program, and correct or generate captions of the recorded news program by referring to text included in the web bulletins, thereby enabling accurate segmentation of the recorded news program according to topics and correction of errors in the captions.10-22-2009
20080292264Authoring Device, Authoring Method, Authoring Program, and Recording Medium Containing the Program - An authoring device includes: a separator for separating a video stream and an audio stream from the input stream; a multiplexer for multiplexing the video stream and the audio stream to generate content information and further generating control information for managing stream reproduction, generating, from content information and control information, incomplete disc image data which is a series of data basically based on a predetermined format and in which a part of reproduction control information defined by a predetermined format is missing, and further generating analysis information required for generating the missing part of the reproduction control information; and a disc image completing section for completing the incomplete disc image data by referencing the analysis information after generation of the incomplete disc image data.11-27-2008
20080267579Recording and reproducing apparatus with improved video editing function - A recording and reproducing apparatus capable of solving a problem that, after a user edits video information recorded in a recording medium of a video camera, the user later cannot cancel the editing operation and cannot restore the edited video information to its initial information before edited. When the user edits video information recorded in a first recording medium; the video information deleted through the editing, video modification history information based on the editing, and data management information of the recording medium are recorded in a temporary storage area of a second recording medium. Thus, the user can cancel the editing of the video information and restore the information to its initial information before edited.10-30-2008
20080267582IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus extracts plural image frames relevant to representative frames from among a series of the image frames constituting image data, allocates in time series of image times the plural image frames to plural medium frames laid out within a display virtual space, sequentially determines one attention frame from among the plural medium frames, and performs image processing of highlighting an image frame allocated to the attention frame, to the image frame allocated to each medium frame.10-30-2008
20080267581METHOD FOR EDITING LIST OF MOVING IMAGE FILES - A method for editing a list of moving image files is disclosed. The method edits thumbnail images representing the moving image files in the list. The method includes generating a thumbnail image from displayed frames, when a selection signal is input during the playback of a moving image file; storing the thumbnail image and information related to the thumbnail image; and displaying the thumbnail image, using the thumbnail image-related information, when the list of the moving image file is displayed. The method can display the contents of moving image files in the list, so that a user can easily play back his/her desired moving image file.10-30-2008
20080267578INSERTION OF VIRTUAL VIDEO INTO LIVE VIDEO - The present virtual video muting technique seamlessly inserts a virtual video into a live video when the user does not want to reveal his/her actual activity. The virtual video is generated based on real video frames captured earlier and thus makes the virtual video appear to be real.10-30-2008
20080267580Recording/reproducing apparatus - A recording/reproducing apparatus, comprising: an image pickup element; an audio input portion; a recording portion, which is configured to record video information inputted from the image pickup element and audio information inputted from the audio input portion on a recording medium, in a form of stream data; a reproducing portion, which is configured to reproduce the stream data recorded on the recording medium; a contents memory portion, which is configured to memorize a plural number of contents, each being made of video and audio, on the recording medium; a composing portion, which is configured to compose the stream data memorized in the recording medium and the contents; and a selecting portion, which is configured to select the contents to be composed with the stream data recorded on the recording medium, from among the plural number of contents, wherein the stream data recorded on the recording medium and the contents selected by the selecting portion are composed to be recorded on the recording medium.10-30-2008
20080240672Image reproduction apparatus - An image reproduction apparatus sequences and reproduces multiple moving pictures while eliminating linking and editing operations. A list display unit lists on a screen thumbnails corresponding to each of multiple moving pictures recorded on recording media. A selection unit selects and orders, according to selection operations, multiple thumbnails displayed by the list display unit. Based on the multiple thumbnails selected and ordered by the selection unit, a reproduction unit reproduces the moving pictures corresponding to each of the thumbnails by reproducing them in that order. A display displays moving pictures sequenced in order by the reproduction unit on a screen.10-02-2008
20080205847Program ancillary data producing device, picture program editing device and picture program producing device - An apparatus for producing program ancillary data pertinent to each scene of a picture program to be recorded includes a display control unit for demonstrating, on a display picture, an input form having, as an input item, the information pertinent to a scene as an object of preparation, and a program ancillary data generating unit for correlating the information specifying an associated scene with the information as input through the input form, and for outputting the resulting information.08-28-2008
20100178024Dynamic Real-Time Playback - Systems and methods for previewing edited video. In general, in one implementation, a method includes generating a video sequence from a plurality of video segments, identifying an inability to output at least one video segment in the video sequence in substantially real time; and adjusting an output level associated with the at least one video segment to enable the at least one video segment to be output in substantially real time. The output level may include a video quality or a frame rate.07-15-2010
20100260467CAPTION REMOVAL METHOD FOR DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING SYSTEM - A caption removal method for a digital video editing system includes the following steps. A video frame of a video sequence is inputted. A high level executing stage is provided. The high level executing stage includes the step of recovering the structural region of the temporal domain in the video frame and the step of recovering the structural region of the spatial domain in the video frame. A low level executing stage is provided. The low level executing stage includes the step of recovering the non-structural region in the video frame.10-14-2010
20100260466Low Complexity Event Detection For Video Programs - A video processing method for detecting significant events from a video program includes computing short-time sub-band energies in the audio for plural audio sub-bands, detecting scene boundaries where a weighted sum of these short-time sub-band energies are less energy threshold for longer than an time interval, segmenting the video program into a plurality of scenes by the boundaries, removing scenes shorter than a segment time interval and classifying and ranking the remaining scenes by audio. A second segmenting and removal is based upon a second energy threshold and a second time interval or when energy in a lowest frequency sub-band is greater than a predetermined bass energy threshold. The first segment time interval may be recomputed based upon the distribution of length of the remaining scenes.10-14-2010
20100260469Image processing apparatus, program, and method for performing preprocessing for movie reproduction of still images - An apparatus takes in a plurality of still image frames, to generate an interpolated image frame. Next, moving addition of the still image frame and an interpolated image frame is performed in time-axis direction, to generate a superimposed image frame. At this time, high spatial frequency components in the superimposed image frame are suppressed strongly as alienation of motion between the still image frames becomes larger. Movie is reproduced by sandwiching these superimposed image frames between the still image frames. As a result of this, the movie reproduction with smooth motion is made possible even from a group of the still images photographed by an electronics still camera and the like.10-14-2010
20100166381VIDEO PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND VIDEO PLAYBACK METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video apparatus comprises a program recorder configured to record programs divided into scenes, a program information recorder configured to record program information includes scene information of each scene of the recorded program, a module configured to examine relevance of scenes among the recorded programs based on the recorded scene information in order to set priorities to relevant scenes among the recorded programs, an instruction module configured to instruct playback of any one of the recorded programs, and a playback module configured to play back a scene with a highest priority among scenes relevant to a certain scene of a program of which playback is instructed.07-01-2010
20100158472COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING MOVING IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCTION PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, MOVING IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS, AND MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - For lower load in image encoding, the present invention causes the CPU core to function as the following sections: an editing execution section for an editing process, including shifting process, of an unprocessed image which may undergo previous editing process, under user's input; a shift amount calculation section for calculating the shift amount of the resultant edited image; a difference data calculation section for obtaining difference data between the processed image and an image obtained through shifting of the unprocessed image by the calculated shift amount; and an image addition section for storing, in the image storage section, the calculated shift amount, and the obtained difference data, so as to be associated with each other.06-24-2010
20100158471IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - The present invention has been made to facilitate search or management of video data. The present invention acquires feature parameters representing the feature of video data or audio data or associated parameters linked to the video data or audio data together with the video data and generates metadata from the acquired feature parameters or associated parameters with use of coordinate parameters converted from feature values designated by the feature parameters or associated values designated by the associated parameters so as to display the video data through a display window on a display space defined by display axes determined by the acquired feature parameters or associated parameters.06-24-2010
20100195972METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING PORTIONS OF A VIDEO STREAM BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIDEO STREAM - The various embodiments described herein generally provide for the identification of locations in a presentation stream based on metadata associated with the presentation stream. Locations within an audio/video stream are identified by processing associated text data using autonomous location information referencing the text data. The identified locations within a presentation stream may be utilized to identify boundaries of segments within the presentation stream, such as segments of a show and interstitials of the show. Processing is then performed to determine whether the identified boundaries possess specific characteristics. If the identified boundaries do not possess the identified characteristics, then additional processing is performed to identify other locations, temporally near the identified boundaries, which correspond with boundaries of the portion of the audio/video stream identified by the autonomous location information.08-05-2010
20090196570SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ONLINE COLLABORATIVE VIDEO CREATION - A system and related methods comprise an Internet-hosted application service for online storage, editing and sharing of digital video content, whereby a group of users collaborate to jointly create a video production. Three methods are outlined for use with an online editor: sequential (round-robin editing), largely parallel (editor-in-charge editing), and fully parallel (Delphi editing). The Internet-hosted application service can be used on a dedicated website or its functionality can be served to different websites seeking to provide users with enhanced video editing capabilities.08-06-2009
20090175589EDITING DIGITAL FILM - An apparatus and method for editing digital picture computer files and digital audio computer files is disclosed herein. The apparatus and method for editing involves recording digital picture files and digital audio files. The digital picture files are copied onto a storage area network, and loaded onto a data storage system. Metadata from the digital picture files is uploaded onto a metadata database. The digital picture files on the storage area network are compressed. The compressed digital picture files are combined and synchronized with their corresponding digital audio files. These resultant digital files are then organized with their corresponding metadata. Once the metadata is incorporated into the resultant digital files, the files are edited and an editing decision list document as well as editing instructions are generated. Digital picture files are downloaded from the data storage system and conformed with digital audio files to produce the final media product.07-09-2009
20100027961INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIDEO COMPOSITING - Certain interactive role performance systems and methods are disclosed that allow users to select a role to play in a prerecorded video, such as a movie scene, and to replace an original actor of that role with the user's performance. In certain examples, the user selects a prerecorded scene from which a character has been removed and records his or her performance. The interactive role performance system can insert the user's performance in place of the original character, thereby creating the appearance that the user is interacting, such as in real-time, with the other characters in the movie scene. Moreover, systems and methods can further utilize background subtraction techniques to isolate the user image. In further examples, the recorded user performance is stored separately from the prerecorded video.02-04-2010
20100027960VIDEO REPRODUCING DEVICE AND VIDEO REPRODUCING METHOD - A television personal computer 02-04-2010
20100027959Image processing program, image processing device and image processing method - An image processing program that is executed by a computer includes: reading process of reading a plurality of image data items that have been photographed and acquired by a plurality of cameras; and editing process of extracting image data items of which dates and times of photography overlap within a same time band from among the plurality of image data items that have been read, and generating a data item for playback by editing the plurality of extracted image data items.02-04-2010
20100021125METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CREATION, DISTRIBUTION AND PRESENTATION OF POLYMORPHIC MEDIA - An apparatus is described for polymorphic presentation ot pre-recorded motion picture content. The recorded content (DVD DISC) comprises individual segments ((1,0) (2,0) etc,}, and the apparatus comprises sequencing means (SEQ GEN etc) for defining a presentation sequence (Xp) of a subset of the segments and for causing the segments to be presented in accordance with the defined presentation sequence. The sequencing means is operable to generate said sequence by selecting and adding segments to a sequence already partly defined, using (i) randomised values and (ii) predetermined rules specifying compatibility between the segments already included in the sequence and segments which are candidates for adding to the sequence. Editing and content capture apparatuses are disclosed, in which a matrix presentation is used to organise content segments. Recorded segments can be grouped in X, Y etc. dimensions and sequences made by varying ‘character’ parameters (Y etc.) as well as timeline position (X).01-28-2010
20100021126AUDIOVISUAL PROCESSING SYSTEM, AUDIOVISUAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND AUDIOVISUAL PROCESSING METHOD - Audiovisual processing apparatuses which records and edits audiovisual data and an connection network are provided. The audiovisual processing apparatus includes an external resource manager which obtains information on at least one external device and store the obtained information in an external resource table, a data modifier which attaches control information for controlling the external device to internal audiovisual data when the internal audiovisual data is sent to the external device and separates control information from external audiovisual data when the external audiovisual data from the external device is received.01-28-2010
20100202749CONTENTS PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - There is provided a contents processing apparatus including: a contents data acquisition unit that acquires data of contents; a section detection unit that detects from the acquired data of the contents a cross-fade section that includes a plurality of frames constituting a portion where a final picture of a predetermined scene is gradually changed and replaced with a picture of the next scene; a scene specifying unit that specifies a retrospective scene, where a plurality of scenes are changed in a predetermined interval, based on the detected cross-fade section; a similar scene searching unit that searches for scenes similar to the plurality of the scenes included in the specified retrospective scene from data of different contents acquired by the contents data acquisition unit; and a digest generation unit that generates a digest of the different contents by combining the searched scenes.08-12-2010
20080317431Remote Edition System, Main Edition Device, Remote Edition Device, Edition Method, Edition Program, and Storage Medium - To hierarchically encode image data for compression purposes to ensure that a detailed remote editing operation can be performed with high efficiency by making the most of hierarchical encoding.12-25-2008
20080247726VIDEO EDITOR AND METHOD OF EDITING VIDEOS - Disclosed are a method and apparatus for processing and uploading a video file The method of processing the video file comprises: providing an image editor comprising an integrated user interface, which comprises a preview monitor and an editing board, wherein a plurality of thumbnail images of a plurality of videos are displayed on the editing board; displaying a selected one of the plurality of videos or a still frame of the selected video on the preview monitor in response to a user's selection of the video and the user's command for playing the selected video; and editing the selected video so as to provide an edited version of the selected video in response to the user's editing command while or after displaying the selected video on the preview monitor.10-09-2008
20090116811TAGBOARD FOR VIDEO TAGGING - Keyframes of video are arranged on a display based on characteristics on the keyframes, such as content similarity and temporal relation as compared to each other, where input is received comprising one or more keyframes from video data and it is determined where to display the one or more keyframes along a first axis of the display based on a time associated with the keyframe or keyframes. It is determined where to display the one or more keyframes along a second axis based on the content of the keyframe or keyframes.05-07-2009
20080310816SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION, ONLINE EDITING, STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL, COLLABORATION AND SHARING OF DIGITAL MEDICAL VIDEO AND IMAGE DATA - Medical video clips are accepted, customized, and a video or image is created from the video clip. In one embodiment, the video clip is a prenatal ultrasound and the customization includes specifying biographical information for the baby and selecting border and audio. In another embodiment, video clips or images are from medical devices including CAT scans, MRIs, X-Ray systems, ultrasounds or standard digital video or still image capture devices used for procedural documentation purposes. The customization includes annotating the video clips in order to share and collaborate. Video editing and sharing is typically done via an Internet appliance.12-18-2008
20100189409VIDEO IDENTIFICATION - A method and apparatus for processing a first sequence of images and a second sequence of images to compare the first and second sequences is disclosed. Each of a plurality of the images in the first sequence and each of a plurality of the images in the second sequence is processed by (i) processing the image data for each of a plurality of pixel neighbourhoods in the image to generate at least one respective descriptor element for each of the pixel neighbourhoods, each descriptor element comprising one or more bits; and (ii) forming a plurality of words from the descriptor elements of the image such that each word comprises a unique combination of descriptor element bits. The words for the second sequence are generated from the same respective combinations of descriptor element bits as the words for the first sequence. Processing is performed to compare the first and second sequences by comparing the words generated for the plurality of images in the first sequences with the words generated for the plurality of images in the second sequence.07-29-2010
20100172624VIDEO CAPTURE, PLAYBACK AND ANALYSIS TOOL - An integrated system provides almost immediate feedback to a person performing an action of the performed action. In some embodiments, the system includes a camera or other image capturing device, a user interface such as a touch screen, a sunlight-readable display, triggers, and software. Systems and methods described herein may used by athletes and/or instructors who desire feedback without delay when working to improve athletic motions.07-08-2010
20100092149AV COMPLEX EDITING APPARATUS, AV PROCESSOR, AND PROGRAM - An AV complex editing apparatus includes an effect category selecting unit (E04-15-2010
20100247062INTERACTIVE MEDIA PLAYER SYSTEM - An interactive media player system and method is disclosed that permits a user to interact with audiovisual media (“videos”) during playback, by allowing the user to integrate audio or visual filters at certain temporal points and screen positions in the playback of the videos. The system is preferably designed to control playback via touch-screen devices like mobile phones, mobile media players, computers and free-standing video gaming devices, or desktop systems using a mouse. The system records the user interaction to generate a history track that can be shared or applied to other videos. In an alternative embodiment, the system is designed to control playback through the use of other user-input devices, such as a mouse on a traditional desktop platform.09-30-2010
20100247063MOVING IMAGE RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING MOVING IMAGE RECORDING/REPRODUCING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON - In order to facilitate editing of moving images, MFP includes a reproduction portion to reproduce a moving image, an insertion location determination portion to determine, as an insertion location, a reproduction location of a first moving image that is being reproduced at a point of time when an insertion instruction is accepted during reproduction of the first moving image by the reproduction portion, a still image obtaining portion to obtain a still image, a moving image generation portion to generate a second moving image displaying the obtained still image, and a combination portion to generate a third moving image in which the second moving image is inserted at the determined insertion location of the first moving image (S09-30-2010
20100247061Collection and concurrent integration of supplemental information related to currently playing media - Collection and concurrent integration of supplemental information related to currently playing media. Based on certain characteristics associated with the media, additional information related thereto is identified and output along with the media itself. This provides an enhanced experience for a user, in that, this supplemental information augments the presentation of the media to the user. Such supplemental content can be any one or combination of a wide variety of types including textual information, image content, audio content, video content, etc. This supplemental content may be output automatically in conjunction with the media (e.g., when such media is being output). Alternatively, the supplemental content may be output upon the authorization of a user. The supplemental content may be output in a predetermined location (e.g., location within a video display). Alternatively, such supplemental content may be output within an unused (or infrequently used) area of such a video display.09-30-2010
20100209069System and Method for Pre-Engineering Video Clips - Methods and systems for pre-engineering video clips for use in an interactive entertainment system are provided. An engineer designates a video clip for pre-engineering and provides information regarding the video clip. The presence of a performer is detected in the video clip, and the face of the performer is defined. A portion of the video clip corresponding to the face of the performer is designated for masking. The masking designation may then be stored in memory in association with information provided by the engineer.08-19-2010
20100272411PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND PLAYBACK METHOD - A playback apparatus that divides the content into scenes; 10-28-2010
20100008639Media Generating System and Method - A media generation system and method are provided.01-14-2010
20100008638INDEPENDENT PARALLEL IMAGE PROCESSING WITHOUT OVERHEAD - An image processing system comprises an image processing manager, a plurality of processors for processing an input sequence of images (e.g., movie), and a distributed file system for creating and storing an output file representing a sequence of processed images. The image processing manager allocates an image subregion of the sequence of images to each one of the plurality of processors for processing. Each one of the plurality of processors processes the assigned image subregion and provides a corresponding processed image subregion to the distributed file system. The distributed file system writes the processed image subregions from each of the plurality of processing units to a corresponding portion of the output file.01-14-2010
20090016692PLAYBACK CONTROL METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Playback control methods and systems are provided. At least one picture is obtained. The picture corresponds to a frame, and the picture includes a first region and a second region adjacent to the first region. It is determined whether at least one pixel in the first region has a predefined color, and whether at least one pixel in the second region has the predefined color. When the pixel in the first region has the predefined color and the pixel in the second region does not have the predefined color, the first region is removed, and the second region is enlarged to cover an original position of the first region. The enlarged second region is then played back via an anamorphic lens.01-15-2009
20090016691Audiovisual transmission system with interactive seamless branching and/or telescopic advertising - One aspect of the invention is a method for playing a stored content providing a plurality of segments which collectively contains the stored content, each segment has using first terminus and a second terminus with the content having a temporal flow from the first terminus to the second terminus. At least one segment is associated with a plurality of links to other segments. The method includes playing at least one segment with the temporal flow, determining whether a content expansion is desired prior to reaching the second terminus. If the content expansion is desired, then linking to an expansion segment and playing the expansion segment. If the content expansion is not desired, then linking to a continuing segment and playing the continuing segment. The method includes an additional link from the expansion segment to the continuing segment such that the continuing segment is played after the expansion segment has been played. Other aspects of the invention include other methods for playing stored content, for capturing and playing content, capturing segment and linkage descriptions, storage devices of the segment content, storage mechanisms referencing the continuous media content by segments and linkages and apparatus for capturing and playing continuous media content.01-15-2009
20080298767Method, medium and apparatus summarizing moving pictures of sports games - Provided is a method and apparatus for summarizing a moving picture of a sports game. The method includes detecting play sections of the moving picture; calculating a degree of importance of each play section; and summarizing the moving picture including each play section using the degree of importance of each play section.12-04-2008
20100226619RECORDING EDITING APPARATUS - To realize a recording/editing apparatus that does not need to read the management information every time a BD medium is mounted or recording/editing is performed, the present invention provides a recording/editing apparatus that controls recording of an AV stream and a plurality of management information pieces onto a readable and writable recording medium, and editing of the AV stream and the management information pieces recorded on the recording medium, the management information pieces each defining items used for playback control of the AV stream, the recording/editing apparatus comprising: a recording unit operable to record definition count information onto the recording medium, the definition count information indicating, for each of the items, a count of definitions that have been already provided in the corresponding item; and a permitting unit operable to permit the recording and the editing upon a request, on a condition that none of values of the definition count information has reached a maximum count of definitions in the corresponding item recordable on the recording medium.09-09-2010
20100202750Personalizing a Video - Processes and apparatus for personalizing video through partial image replacement are disclosed. Personalization may include partial or full replacement of the image of an actor, an object or both. Personalization may also include insertion or replacement of an object, and full or partial replacement of the background and/or sound track. A video preparation process may be used to create a library of personalization-ready videos.08-12-2010
20090257730VIDEO SERVER, VIDEO CLIENT DEVICE AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A video server includes a communication unit for receiving a first video signal from a first video client device and a second video signal from a second video client device, an image combination unit for combining the first video signal and the second video signal to generate a combined video signal, and an image frame extracting unit for extracting a combined image frame from the combined video signal in response to a grab command received from one of the first video client device and the second video client device, and sending the extracted combined image frame to the one of the first video client device and the second video client device via the communication unit. A related client device and a video processing method are also provided.10-15-2009
20080253735CHANGING VIDEO PLAYBACK RATE - The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to changing video playback rate. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a method that includes providing a user interface for a digital video editing system, the user interface including a graphical representation of playback rate and playback duration for a sequence of digital video, and the user interface including defined points that reference respective frames in the sequence of digital video; receiving input specifying a change in playback rate for the sequence of digital video; and showing the change in playback rate and a corresponding change in playback duration for the sequence of digital video, the showing including moving one of the defined points in accordance with a new temporal position of a corresponding frame referenced by the one of the defined points.10-16-2008
20080232765Automatic detection, removal, replacement and tagging of flash frames in a video - A method for automatically detecting, eliminating and replacing flash frames in digital video utilizes the detected flash frames to categorize and tag the surrounding frames as a relevant area of the digital video. The flash frame is detected when acquiring digital video during capture, the flash frame is replaced with a newly-constructed frame that is interpolated based upon surrounding frames and then, using the detected flash as the timestamp, the frame is tagged.09-25-2008
20080232764FACILITATING VIDEO CLIP IDENTIFICATION FROM A VIDEO SEQUENCE - A system and method for facilitating video clip identification from a video sequence is provided. According to various embodiments of the present invention, a video sequence is received including a plurality of image frames. Thereafter, a first collection of image frames in the video sequence is identified, the first collection having image frames having a characteristic with a predetermined relationship with respect to the collection threshold. A first preferred image frame in the first collection of image frames is identified having a preferred image quality. Thereafter, the first preferred image frame is assigned as a beginning or an end of a video clip in the video sequence.09-25-2008
20080226253System and Method For Managing the Visual Effects Insertion in a Video Stream - A method and system are presented for use in real-time insertion of visual effects in a video stream. At least one reference image is used that contains a region of interest, which is to be involved in the video stream. the reference image is processed by defining a set of at least a few reference features therein, and inserting the visual effects into the reference image with a desired orientation of the visual effects with respect to the region of interest in the reference image. Successive video frames are grabbed in a sequence of a few video frames, and at least one of video frames is used as at least one snapshot image. The snapshot image(s) is/are process by selecting therein at least two from the reference features and determining a reference transformation between the snapshot image and the reference image. Independently of this processing of the snapshot image, the snapshot image and other video frames are processed to determine a sequence of transformations between them. These data are utilized to determine an operative transformation between the reference image and either one of the video frames, thereby enabling real-time management of the appearance of the visual effects in the video stream by using the operative transformation for the insertion of the visual effects in other video frames.09-18-2008
20080199145Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method, and Computer Program - A stream on a recording medium is divided into parts, and is subjected to rearrangement editing while the compatibility with a playback-only device is maintained.08-21-2008

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