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715 - Data processing: presentation processing of document, operator interface processing, and screen saver display processing

715700000 - OPERATOR INTERFACE (E.G., GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE)

715716000 - On screen video or audio system interface

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
715724000 Cut and paste operation 5
20120226983Copying an Object in an Animation Creation Application - A first input is received in an animation creation application having a user interface showing a virtual-space area for first objects, and a timeline area for second objects representing events. To generate the first input, a user presses and holds an input control while a cursor is over one of the first or second objects. It is determined whether the input control is held for at least a predefined duration. If so, a copy of the object is assigned to the cursor, and the copy is subsequently pasted at another location in the user interface upon the input control ceasing to be held after the cursor is moved to the other location. If the input control does not remain held for at least the predefined duration the copy of the object is not assigned to the cursor.09-06-2012
20090006967LIVE COPY-PASTE - Copying and pasting information from one application to another allows identical information to be present in multiple locations. Pasted information can be updated based on changes to the source of the pasted information. With updating pasted information, the information can remain identical in both locations even if a change takes place after the paste.01-01-2009
20080301560Retaining Style Information when Copying Content - An illustrative implementation is described for copying an identified portion of source content along with style information associated with the portion. The implementation allows the identified portion to be pasted into target content. By virtue of the extraction and retention of style information, the identified portion that is pasted into the target content visually resembles the identified portion as it appears in the source content. The implementation can identify relevant style information to be preserved based on a contextual analysis of style information applied to the source content. In one illustrative case, some of the style information may be revealed by parts of the content that are not directly demarcated by the identified portion.12-04-2008
20090044121Associating an object with a relevant data source - Associating an object with a relevant data source is disclosed. In some embodiments, an object pasted into a destination document is associated with a data source included in the destination document. In various embodiments, the data source associated with the object may comprise a data source concurrently pasted with the object into the destination document, a data source already existing in the destination document prior to the object being pasted into the destination document, or a data source generated in the destination document using data extracted from the pasted object.02-12-2009
20110138283COMPOSITE COPY AND PASTE FOR COMPOSITE USER INTERFACES - A selection of a composite copy command is detected via a computing device executing an application framework. The composite copy command is propagated to each active application associated with the application framework. A composite data element is received from each active application. The composite data element received from each active application is stored into a copy buffer.06-09-2011
715726000 Effects or transitions interface 4
20090210794User Customized Portable Desktop - The invention provides a portable customizable desktop environment, enabling a User to replicate and use the User's preferred desktop configuration on any computing device by means of an enabled portable memory device such as USB drive. Further, the portable desktop can be encapsulated, such that little if any trace of the use of the portable desktop are glean-able from the host computer. Also provided is a method of learning to duplicate a program's environment requirements within the portable desktop environment. The invention further provides a means for providing universal synchronization of a portable customized desktop, thereby preserving data and providing alternate access by User.08-20-2009
20120198338Smart Transitions - A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for performing smart transitions between video clips are disclosed. According to implementations, a first video clip can be displayed on an interface of a video editing application. A second video clip can be received in the interface. In response to receiving the second video clip, a video clip sequence that includes the first video clip, the second video clip and a transition selected based on content characteristics of the first video clip and the second video clip can be generated. The generated video clip sequence containing the transition can be displayed on the interface. The video clip sequence including the transition can be generated automatically in response to receiving the second video clip.08-02-2012
20100050083Automatic generation of video from structured content - Device for providing a playable sequence in renderable manner comprises: a providing unit for providing defined functions, said functions for applying playable effects to objects, a time unit for adding time boundaries to said functions, to provide time bounded functions, an ordering unit for ordering said time bounded functions into a sequence, and a translation unit for applying translations to said objects in accordance with said effects.02-25-2010
20120096357METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDIA SELECTION AND SHARING - A method and system for media selection and sharing is disclosed. According to one embodiment, media content is received from a media source and is stored in a buffer for a first time period. A second time period within the first time period is determined for creating a media clip from the media content stored in the buffer. A media clip is generated as determined by the second time period. A user provides an input, and the user's input is associated with the media clip to take one or more effects on the media clip. The media clip enhanced with the one more effects is transmitted over a network to share with other users.04-19-2012
715725000 Trimming 3
20080313541METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZED SEGMENTATION AND INDEXING OF MEDIA - This disclosure describes systems, methods and user interfaces that allow a user to identify, annotate and share a portion of a media item with another user. Through the user interface, the user may render a media item and identify a segment of the media item. Based on the media item, previously defined and shared segments may be suggested to the user allowing the user to quickly select and identify popular segments for sharing. In addition, previously used annotations of previously defined and shared segments may be suggested to the user allowing users to quickly select annotations. The sharing user may then issue a command that causes a link or other means for accessing the segment to be transmitted to a recipient. Accessing this link or other means, causes the segment defined by the sharing user to be rendered on the recipient's device.12-18-2008
20120017153DYNAMIC VIDEO EDITING - For a media-editing application, some embodiments provide tools for editing media clips, such as dynamic editing and playback of media clips. In some embodiments, dynamic editing allows a user of the media-editing application to perform operations on a media clip while the media clip is being played back. Examples of dynamic editing operations include tagging instances in time of the media clip, splitting the media clip into multiple media clips, trimming the ends of the media clip, and extending a trimmed media clip, among other operations. In addition, to composite media clips, some embodiments also allow the user to create sequences of media clips, reorder the media clips within sequences, stack sequences, and add or remove media clips from sequences. Some such embodiments allow the user to composite media clips while some or all of the media clips are being played back.01-19-2012
20120084655SUMMARIZING IMAGE COLLECTION USING A SOCIAL NETWORK - A method for reducing the number of images or the length of a video from a digital image collection using a social network, includes receiving a digital image collection captured by a user to be viewed by a viewer; wherein the viewer and the user are members of the same social network and using a processor to access the social network to determine a relationship between a viewer and the user. The method further includes using the processor to determine a set of summarization parameters based on the relationship between the viewer and the user and using the processor to reduce the number of images or the length of the video from the digital image collection using the determined set of summarization parameters to be viewed by the viewer.04-05-2012
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20110202844IDENTIFICATION OF VIDEO SEGMENTS - Video content, such as broadcast television, may be divided into segments, and each segment may be assigned a distinguishing Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The URL assigned to a segment allows a user to access the segment via the Internet. For example, a television news program may be broken into segments (e.g., each interview on the program might constitute a segment). For each segment, a code may be assigned, and may be appended to the broadcaster's domain name to create a distinct URL for the segment. While the segment is being broadcast, the URL may be displayed with the segment, thereby allowing a viewer to identify the segment and to locate an Internet version of the segment. Entering the URL into a browser may access an Internet version of the broadcast segment to which the URL pertains.08-18-2011
20100115411NAVIGABLE TELEPRESENCE METHOD AND SYSTEM UTILIZING AN ARRAY OF CAMERAS - A telepresence system including an array of cameras, a user interface device and at least one processor. Each camera has an associated view of the environment and an associated camera output representing the associated view, the array thus including at least one camera path for viewing the environment. In one embodiment, the user interface device has first user inputs associated with movement along a first path in the environment. The user interface device is coupled to the processor, which receives and interprets the user inputs and provides camera outputs to the user interface device, thereby allowing the user to navigate through the environment. In another embodiment, the processor is configured to provide additional source output, such as virtual world imagery and data, to the user interface device, thereby allowing the user to navigate real, virtual and combination real and virtual worlds.05-06-2010
20130086476Video Editing Methods and Apparatus - A method and system are disclosed where a user network processor gathers video, audio, metadata and tags from a network server site and from contributing network sites, the material having been provided thereto by contribution devices from one or more sources. The user network processor stores contributed material and then manipulates and edits video strings and audio strings provided in the contributed material using a process that reads metadata and tags to automatically collate material from each source and then uses an editing display screen where collated material from each source is displayed in horizontal timelines along a time axis and a cursor co-operates with timeline selection buttons to select one item at a time to be included into an edited version. The selections are displayed by a selection line joining nodes on the display screen. An edit decision list is generated by the editing process and can be stored and retrieved to operate once again upon the unchanged collected and stored contribution material from the sources which material is left intact by editing. Audio and video material can be separately edited and a further commentary added. A data carrier is also claimed.04-04-2013
20130080897SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING PHOTO BOOKS USING VIDEO - A system and method are described for creating photo stories using video. The method includes receiving a user request to upload a user-specified video stream; determining whether the video stream meets one or more predetermined requirements, uploading the video stream; analyzing the video stream to select video frames for extraction based on a set of predetermined frame selection criteria; extracting the selected video frames from the video image; selecting a story book template to be used with the video images; and generating a preview of the story book template with the video images within a graphical user interface, the user editing the story book template with text and/or moving or modifying the video frames within the preview.03-28-2013
20130080896EDITING SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING PERSONAL VIDEOS - An editing system for producing personal video comprises a processing unit, a music database, a display unit, a human-machine interface and an output unit, wherein the processing unit can be provided for logic computation, notating digital photos and editing the digital photos. The music database is preset with a plurality of music files, and each music file is defined with a plurality of melody regions in accordance with its melodies. The processing unit combines the digital photos having different notations with each melody region of the music file for broadcasting or expression via multimedia special effect.03-28-2013
20090164904Blog-Based Video Summarization - Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to summarizing video or other multimedia content based on the blogging activities of one or more users. In one implementation, a user may select a video and one or more blogs that annotate various segments of the video. A user may specify one or more desired attributes of the blog or comment entries, which a system processes to create an edit decision list. The edit decision list can be used to generate a summarized version of the multimedia content that includes the content segments associated with blog entries that meet the desired attributes.06-25-2009
20100107080METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING SHORT VIDEO CLIPS OF IMPORTANT EVENTS - A method and apparatus for creating video clips is provided herein. During operation, a processing device will receive multiple video feeds from multiple video sources. In order to reduce the difficulty in producing multiple clips from the multiple video sources, thumbnails of the captured content is displayed and one-click selection of start and stop points of each clip is allowed. An operator can then pick an annotation (metadata) from events in the game or enter a new one and apply it to any or all of the video clips. Suggested content is then displayed based on the metadata of this annotation and can be bundled with the video clips by choosing from the list of related content. All of this content is then bundled together in the database.04-29-2010
20130042179Annotating Media Content with User-Specified Information - A method of annotating stored media information may include outputting stored media information based on an associated index file and receiving an annotation request at a point in the index file. The method may also include receiving and storing annotation information associated with the annotation request. The index file may be modified at the point at which the annotation request was received to reference the stored annotation information.02-14-2013
20090044120IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A signal processing apparatus, the operation of which is controlled by a remote controller, designates procedure for reproducing an image signal stored on a recording medium; allocates a reproduction function corresponding to the designated reproduction procedure to the operating key of the remote controller; generates reproduction management data that includes operating key information indicating the operating key to which the reproduction function is allocated, and reproduction procedure information indicating the designated reproduction procedure; and writes the reproduction procedure management information to the recording medium.02-12-2009
20090044119ARRANGING AUDIO OR VIDEO SECTIONS - A program product, a graphical user interface, a computer system including such a graphical user interface and method for replacing a first version of an audio and/or video section having a first length by selecting a second version of an audio and/or video section having a second length are described. Such a method comprises selecting the first version having the first length, displaying a first indication showing that the first version is selected, opening a menu associated with the first version offering at least the second version as an alternative to replace the first version, selecting the second version in the menu to replace the first version and displaying a second indication showing that the second version is selected. The second indication replaces the first indication. Some implementations may facilitate replacing one section or piece of audio or video data by another.02-12-2009
20090094520User Interface for Creating Tags Synchronized with a Video Playback - A system for handling video tags. The tags are displayed synchronized to a video. A controller manages and modifies tag data that can be created by one or more users. The controller identifies a tag dataset for use with a video and provides information for synchronization and display of the tags. Various user interface features are disclosed to allow one or more users to author, publish, view and manipulate tags. Features of a social-network website implementation are disclosed whereby a user community can post, filter, rate and display tags. User profiles are used to define tag characteristics associated with a particular user.04-09-2009
20120117473SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING PHOTO BOOKS USING VIDEO - A system and method are described for creating photo stories using video. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment comprises: receiving a user request to upload a user-specified video stream; determining whether the video stream meets one or more predetermined requirements, wherein if the video stream does not meet the one or more predetermined requirements, then denying the request, and wherein if the else: uploading the video stream; analyzing the video stream to select video frames for extraction based on a set of predetermined frame selection criteria; extracting the selected video frames from the video image; selecting a story book template to be used with the video images; generating a preview of the story book template with the video images within a graphical user interface (GUI), the user editing the story book template with text and/or moving or modifying the video frames within the preview; and in response to detecting that the user has completed editing the story book, saving the story book and generating a print job for printing the story book.05-10-2012
20090235171APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING WRITE ASSIST FOR STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY ARRAYS - An apparatus for implementing a write assist for a memory array includes a common discharge node configured to provide a discharge path for precharged write data lines and bit lines selected during a write operation of the memory array; negative boost circuitry configured to introduce a voltage lower than a nominal logic low supply voltage onto the common discharge node following the discharge of the common discharge node, write data lines and bit lines; and a clamping device coupled to the common discharge node, the clamping device configured to limit the magnitude of negative voltage applied to common discharge node by the negative boost circuitry so as to prevent activation of non-selected bit switches.09-17-2009
20110289413Fast Creation of Video Segments - A computer-implemented method can include displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane, and a project pane, displaying, within the media pane, a thumbnail group representing a media item, the thumbnail group comprising one or more thumbnails, a thumbnail comprising a plurality of frames, enabling a user to select, from the thumbnail group, a frame of the media item, and upon detecting that the user has selected a frame, creating a group of frames, the group of frames including the selected frame and one or more adjacent frames.11-24-2011
20080235589IDENTIFYING POPULAR SEGMENTS OF MEDIA OBJECTS - Against this backdrop systems and methods have been developed for identifying popular segments of media objects. A remix system is provided to users allowing the easy remixing of a library of media objects. The remixes created by the users are recorded. From this information, the relative popularity of the segments and media objects in the library are identified based on how often they appear in the user-generated remixes. Actions may then be automatically taken related to the popularity of segments and media objects such as changing payment terms, alerting users of the popular content, and notifying interested parties of the popular or unpopular content.09-25-2008
20100281381Graphical User Interface for a Media-Editing Application With a Segmented Timeline - Some embodiments provide a computer readable medium storing a media editing application for creating multimedia presentations. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a composite display area for displaying a portion of a timeline to which multimedia clips are assigned to create a composite media presentation. The timeline is divided into user-defined segments. The GUI includes an outline window for displaying a list of selectable items representing the user-defined segments, the selectable items for use in applying various operations to the user-modifiable segments. In some embodiments, the various operations include operations to insert a new segment into the timeline, to merge at least two segments into one segment, to hide a particular segment from view, to focus on a particular segment or group of segments in the composite display area, as well as other operations.11-04-2010
20100125795METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONCATENATING AUDIO/VIDEO CLIPS - A system for concatenating audio/video clips is disclosed.05-20-2010
20090158157PREVIEWING RECORDED PROGRAMS USING THUMBNAILS - A method and system are disclosed for selecting representative information from a video clip to aid in identifying the video clip. The video clip may be a recorded television program and the representative information may be thumbnails determined to a high degree of certainty to include identifying content from the television program. When a user accesses a list of recorded video clips, the identifying information for each clip may be presented to the user to further assist the user in identifying the recorded video clip.06-18-2009
20100287476SYSTEM AND INTERFACE FOR MIXING MEDIA CONTENT - A visual display interface involving an associated display icon. The display icon is dragged across the visual display interface in a movement so as to cause the mixing of media streams. The output is a new mix of the various media streams.11-11-2010
20100281377Condensing Graphical Representations of Media Clips in a Composite Display Area of a Media-Editing Application - Some embodiments provide a computer readable medium storing a media editing application for creating multimedia presentations. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a composite display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are part of a composite presentation. Each graphical representation of a particular media clip is assigned to a particular row in the composite display area, where each row corresponds to a particular track in the composite presentation. Some embodiments of the GUI include a compression tool for assigning the graphical representations to new rows so as to reduce blank space in the composite display area, where the assignment of the graphical representations to new rows eliminates the correspondence between the rows and the tracks. Some embodiments include a collapsing tool for reducing a size of graphical representations in the composite display area.11-04-2010
20090119594FAST AND EDITING-FRIENDLY SAMPLE ASSOCIATION METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA FILE FORMATS - Systems and methods for using sample numbers to pair timed metadata samples with media or hint samples is provided. A timed metadata sample can be paired with media or hint samples since a sample number contained in the time media sample is provided relative to the appropriate media or hint track. Additionally, an offset of sample numbers, applicable to scenarios where a plurality of timed metadata samples exist, may be added to the provided sample number to obtain the actual sample number within the media or hint track.05-07-2009
20090006966Creating A Usability Observation Video For A Computing Device Being Studied For Usability - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for creating a usability observation video for a computing device being studied for usability that include: recording, by a digital video recorder as a usability observation video, a user interacting with a computing device during a usability session for studying the usability of the device; detecting, by an event listener on the computing device, an event generated as a result of user interaction with the device; notifying, by the event listener, a usability engine of the event; and supplementing, by the usability engine, the usability observation video with a description of the event.01-01-2009
20090006965Assisting A User In Editing A Motion Picture With Audio Recast Of A Legacy Web Page - Computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for assisting a user in editing a motion picture with audio recast of a legacy web page. Embodiments include receiving an event list derived from a legacy web page, the event list containing descriptions of audio objects, descriptions of audio events, descriptions of video objects, and descriptions of motion picture video events associated with particular playback times in a motion picture recast of the legacy web page; displaying a timeline for the motion picture; displaying, adjacent to the timeline and at each playback time having associated audio events or motion picture video events, a description of each associated event and a description of each associated object; and displaying, with the timeline and descriptions of associated events and descriptions of objects, the legacy web page.01-01-2009
20100281382Media Editing With a Segmented Timeline - Some embodiments provide a computer readable medium storing a media editing application for creating multimedia presentations. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a composite display area for displaying a portion of a timeline to which multimedia clips are assigned to create a composite media presentation. The GUI includes a user interface tool for dividing the timeline into segments. The GUI includes an editing tool for applying an effect to each of a plurality of clips in a particular segment of the timeline. The GUI includes a user interface tool for modifying a duration of at least one segment. Different versions of the segments may be created.11-04-2010
20100281383Segmented Timeline for a Media-Editing Application - Some embodiments provide a method that receives a timeline that includes several pieces of content. The method receives user input to divide the timeline into hierarchical segments of varying duration. The method defines associations between the pieces of content and at least one hierarchical level of the segments. In some embodiments, the method is performed by a media-editing application and the pieces of content are media clips inserted into the timeline by a user.11-04-2010
20080244410LIGHT TABLE EDITOR FOR VIDEO SNIPPETS - A light table video application includes a stackable video snippet player control, a filmstrip video snippet player control, and a timeline video snippet player control. A user may edit indicate the sequence of an edited video clip by placing one or more stackable video snippet players in a stacked fashion. A user may change the display of a stackable video snippet player control to a filmstrip video snippet player control by resizing the stackable video snippet player control. A timeline video snippet player control provides functionality for a user to drag a video player control into a sequence and place the digital video file associated with the video player at a location indicated by an insert indicator.10-02-2008
20080288872Scalable Anti-Replay Windowing - The present disclosure provides a method for scalable anti-replay windowing. According to one exemplary embodiment, the method may include receiving at least one data packet having at least one new sequence number. The method may also include comparing the at least one new sequence number to an anti-replay window configured to prevent packet replay, the anti-replay window having at least one existing sequence number. The method may further include shifting the contents of the anti-replay window by varying the location of a starting index and an ending index. Of course, additional embodiments, variations and modifications are possible without departing from this embodiment.11-20-2008
20080215983INTERACTIVE VIDEO TOUR SYSTEM EDITOR - A computer system, method, and apparatus for editing an interactive image video tour. The system may include a computer including an image editor for providing a visual program interface for editing an interactive image video tour; a database in communication with the computer containing data associated with a plurality of images comprising a portion of the interactive image video tour; and a viewer in communication with the computer for displaying the plurality of images. The method may include selecting a data file that includes image data and displaying an image associated therewith on a computer, the data file being stored in an image database containing a plurality of images for creating an interactive image video tour; and modifying one aspect of the image data contained in the selected data file. The apparatus may include a computer-readable medium containing instructions for controlling a computer system to perform a method for editing an interactive image video tour.09-04-2008
20130191752Logging, Editing and Production System for Activities of Local Interest and Related Video - Logging of data about events occurring during an activity is used in video production to reduce the cost of production of video for local audiences. A logging tool is configured to capture data according to a kind of activity, such as a basketball game, football game or other activity of local interest. The logging tool can be preconfigured with information about a specific activity, such as the date, time, venue, and participants, such as teams and players. Data entered for an event occurring during an activity is time stamped. This data is associated and synchronized with video for the event. The time stamped data can be used to generate clips of the video from the activity, based on synchronization between the logged data and the video, and the time stamps of the logged data.07-25-2013
20100281373METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANNOTATING VIDEO CONTENT - Disclosed is a method and system for annotating video. A software application operating on a user computing device monitors a first display of video content transmitted over a network from a video server. The software application detects an action performed by a user of the user computing device on a first frame of the video content during display of the first frame. The action corresponds to the user identifying a portion of the displayed video frame upon which to overlay a visible marking on the first frame. The marking is associated with an object in the first frame. The software application iteratively derives a further position for the marking in a further frame of the video content, the further position associated with the location of the object in the further frame. The software application generates metadata associated with the user and transmits the metadata to a metadata sever.11-04-2010
20090063981DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A display control apparatus for displaying an image included in an array of images on a display unit, includes: a display control unit adapted to display a scroll area corresponding to an order of images in the array on the display unit; an accepting unit adapted to accept selection of a first image included in the array in response to a user's scroll operation; and an acquisition unit adapted to acquire a plurality of second images from images in at least one of ranges before and after the first image, wherein the display control unit displays the first image and the plurality of second images on the display unit, and the acquisition unit switches an acquisition method of the second images based on a characteristic of the scroll operation.03-05-2009
20090144625SEQUENCE DETECTION AND AUTOMATION FOR COMPLEX PORTAL ENVIRONMENTS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface interaction automation and provide a method, system and computer program product for user interface interaction sequence detection and recording for user interface interaction automation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for user interface interaction sequence detection and recording for user interface interaction automation can be provided. The method can include comparing a contemporary sequence of user interface actions in a user interface to a pre-stored sequence, and prompting for an expected user interface action if the contemporary sequence matches the pre-stored sequence. The method also can include prompting to store the contemporary sequence as a pre-stored sequence, and storing the contemporary sequence as a pre-stored sequence if directed in response to the prompting.06-04-2009
20090199100APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND DISPLAYING MEDIA FILES - A computer readable medium having data stored thereon is provided. A structure of the data includes a media data box including two or more media data, and a movie data (‘moov’) box including information on view sequence data in the media data. The ‘moov’ box includes track reference information indicating that a track box for one view sequence references a track box of another view sequence.08-06-2009
20090055745METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED CONTENT MARKING - Methods and apparatus for automatic content marking. In one embodiment, display information is recorded, a change in the computing environment is detected, and the recorded display information is marked in response to the detected change. A human-readable description of the change associated with the mark may also be stored. A change in the computing environment may be detected by detecting an event that reflects a change in the computing environment.02-26-2009
20080263449Automated maintenance of pooled media content - Automated maintenance of media content such as digital photographs and video in a pool is provided by an arrangement where the time interval that each piece of media content remains in the pool is tracked and modified by user-behavioral factors. This “virtual age” of the media content is depicted on a representative image displayed by a graphical user interface through the use of visual metaphors that simulate the physical characteristics of an object such as a printed photograph as it ages. As the virtual age of the content increases, visual metaphors including fading or yellowing, and physical deterioration such as tattering, creasing, and ripping are overlaid as effects onto the displayed image. Older content is displayed using other respective images which have increased fading or yellowing and greater physical deterioration until, in one example, an image appears to crumble to dust, at which point the associated media content is automatically deleted from the pool.10-23-2008
20090210793METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRAVERSING DIGITAL RECORDS WITH MULTIPLE DIMENSIONAL ATTRIBUTES - A system facilitates traversing digital records with dimensional attributes. The system stores a number of digital records. The system further associates a respective digital record with a number of attributes, wherein a respective attribute can be specified in a number of levels of abstraction. The system allows a user to control a presentation of the stored digital records based on their attributes. The user can set one or more criteria for the attributes of the digital records to be presented by: specifying the value of at least one fixed attribute of the digital records to be presented, changing at least one non-fixed attribute of the digital records to be presented, and/or specifying a level of abstraction for the fixed and/or non-fixed attribute of the digital records to be presented. The system then presents a set of digital records to the user based on the attribute criteria set by the user.08-20-2009
20090254828SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUISITION AND STORAGE OF PRESENTATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention enable the extraction, classification, storage, and supplementation of presentation video. A media system receives a video signal carrying presentation video. The media system processes the video signal and generates images for slides of the presentation. The media system then extracts text from the images and uses the text and other characteristics to classify the images and store them in a database. Additionally, the system enables viewers of the presentation to provide feedback on the presentation, which can be used to supplement the presentation.10-08-2009
20080307308Creating Web Clips - Methods, computer program products, systems and data structures are described to assist a user in identifying a number of potential areas of interest and selecting an area of interest suitable for clipping as the user navigates around a content source. In some implementations, the content source can be parsed and evaluated to identify one or more structural elements that may contain one or more potential areas of interest. The identified elements are then presented to the user.12-11-2008
20080307310WEBSITE APPLICATION SYSTEM FOR ONLINE VIDEO PRODUCERS AND ADVERTISERS - A system for accessing development components, including an online video clip library of templates and an online music clip library, and enabling online production of user-friendly, custom-integrated media products. The system includes a Web application on a Website for hosting services for producers/advertisers/users. The system also includes a search engine that indexes the video, interactive Web formatting screens for selecting development components and producing the Web products in said Web application, an online MIXER module for editing and playing said selected video, an online editing program, which allows the advertiser/user to edit his advertisement himself, outside WebServices accessible by said advertisers of said Web application via the internet for custom-integrating, encoding and formatting the video clips and a parallel platform in which content producer/users and commercial libraries could upload their raw material and set their price.12-11-2008
20080307309THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEWER FOR VIDEO - A computer-implemented method of presenting digital content can include displaying several arranged in a staggered formation in a user interface, wherein at least one of the several panes is entirely visible and adjacent panes are partially visible and displayed adjacent to the entirely visible pane, displaying a frame of an item of digital content comprising a sequence of frames in an entirely visible pane and displaying adjacent frames in corresponding adjacent panes, and displaying in the entirely visible pane successive frames of the digital content item by sequentially replacing the frame in the entirely visible pane with an adjacent frame.12-11-2008
20100262913METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EDITING CONTENT IN SERVER - Techniques of allowing a communication terminal to edit original content stored in a content server are disclosed. According to the techniques, the original content is converted into decimated and downsized proxy content; the proxy content is transmitted from the content server to the communication terminal; the proxy content is displayed on a display screen of the communication terminal; in response to a user's editing operation on the communication terminal, proxy-editing information is produced by the communication terminal; the proxy-editing information is transmitted from the communication terminal to the content server; and the content server edits the original content in accordance with the proxy-editing information.10-14-2010
20120198337Smart Scaling and Cropping - Smart scaling and cropping of video clips is disclosed. According to some implementations, a video clip sequence can be generated from one or more video clips. Video clips added to the video clip sequence can be automatically modified (e.g. scaled and/or cropped) to conform to the dimensions and/or aspect ratio of video clips in the video clip sequence. Video clips can be modified based on the spatial characteristics of the video clips, for example, the location and size of objects of interest (e.g., faces) in the video clips. Implementations may also include a method, system and/or non-transitory, computer-readable medium encoded with instructions for performing smart scaling and cropping. Other aspects and implementations are also disclosed.08-02-2012
20100211877INTERACTIVE PROMOTIONAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A system for creating user defined advertisements. The system comprises a computer readable storage medium. The medium comprises a digitized film/video; an attribute database comprising predetermined attributes. Each attribute correlates to at least one scene of the film/video. An advertisement database is provided comprising predetermined advertisements of the film/video. A publication database is provided comprising critiques of the film/video. The medium also comprises selection instructions for the user to select, for viewing, one of the digitized film/video, the selected scene, the predetermined advertisements or the critiques. A machine capable of reading the computer readable storage medium implements the instructions for viewing.08-19-2010
20100211876System and Method for Casting Call - Systems and methods for casting calls are provided. A casting call is generated based on information provided by an individual (e.g., a casting call manager). The casting call may indicate a particular video clip and designates a recipient for submissions related to the casting call. A user interested in participating in the casting call may submit a query. In response to the query, the user is provided with access to the video clip for modification. Such a modification may involve incorporating a recording of a performance into the video clip. As a result, the modified video clip may be generated whereby the user becomes the “actor” in the modified video clip. The modified video clip may be evaluated for compliance with any parameters set by the creator of the casting call and then submitted to the designated recipient.08-19-2010
20110113336VIDEO PREVIEW MODULE TO ENHANCE ONLINE VIDEO EXPERIENCE - A Video Preview Module, a fast and adaptable software module designed to generate an on-the-fly video storyboard that enhances the online video browsing experience of the user. The VP module is a client-side implementation. This allows the module to be scalable and adaptable in bringing a uniform online video browsing experience over multiple consumer devices.05-12-2011
20110066946Transmitting and editing method for multimedia audio-visual device - In a transmitting and editing method for multimedia audio-visual device, the following steps are included: providing a multimedia audio-visual device internally provided with a control circuit, which includes a microprocessor, a system control unit, a multimedia processing unit, a standard system I/O unit, an audio/video interface unit, a memory unit, and a network transmission unit, and supports an audio/video editing and online transmitting application program executable on a computer; connecting the multimedia audio-visual device to a computer for the system control unit to automatically enable the audio/video editing and online transmitting application program; using the audio/video editing and online transmitting application program to grab desired audio/video files stored in the memory unit for playing or editing; and transmitting the edited audio/video files via the network transmission unit according to a user's selection to share the audio/video files with other users over networks or emails.03-17-2011
20110131498PRESENTATION METHOD AND PRESENTATION SYSTEM USING IDENTIFICATION LABEL - A presentation system includes a video supply device and a video receiver device. A presentation method is used with the presentation system and a network. The video supply device provides an image including an identification label corresponding to the video receiver device. At first, the video receiver device issues a sensing signal in response to a user's operating action on the video receiver device. After the video supply device receives the sensing signal through the network, the identification label in the image is displayed in a dynamic manner.06-02-2011
20100306656Digital media asset management - This invention comprises a system and a method for managing a plurality of video assets via code executing in a processor. The system and method include a user interface, a controller configured to receive metadata associated with the plurality of video assets through the user interface, a database communicatively coupled to the controller in order to store the metadata, a sequence generator communicatively coupled to the database to generate a playlist from the metadata, a generator module communicatively coupled to the sequence generator module, wherein the generator module is configured to generate a uniform resource locator address (URL) that points to a playlist comprising related video assets and a communications module for providing the URL to a remote machine.12-02-2010
20120246568REAL-TIME GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE MOVIE GENERATOR - An apparatus able to deliver a custom-made compressed movie stream updated in real time in response to user interaction, through a single standard interface (e.g. Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE1394).09-27-2012
20110113335Systems and Methods for Replacing Audio Segments in an Audio Track for a Video Asset - Various embodiments of the present invention generally relate to systems and methods for replacing audio segments in an audio track for a video asset. In particular embodiments, the systems and methods replace audio segments in an audio track for the video asset by defining the audio segments via audio track avails and using the audio track avails to locate and replace the audio track segments in the video asset with various audio assets.05-12-2011
20110119588Video storage and retrieval system and method - A video image storage and retrieval system providing computer displays of timelines for video sequences, in which a first timeline shows time divisions for segments for the longer sequences, and the other timelines each provide for locating images within the segments. Timecodes in the other timelines are aligned with those in the first timeline so that searching for images in the other timelines is facilitated.05-19-2011
20110055702Document revisions in a collaborative computing environment - In a collaborative computing environment, a method and system for displaying revisions associated with a hosted electronic document are disclosed. In accordance with the disclosed method and system, select revisions of an electronic document may be displayed to a user as media (e.g. Flash™ animation, QuickTime™, MPEG, Windows™ Media Video, RealMedia™, DivX™, DHTML, etc.) in which the revisions are animated, recreating a visual history play-back of the evolution of the document. The animation may include an image of each selected revision, morphing into another image of another revision. The animation may be displayed in various orders (e.g. chronologically, by user, etc.) The user may use an application on a client device (e.g. a web-browser, a web-browser with a media plug-in, a media players, etc.) to view the media file and control various properties of the animation playback (e.g. speed, direction, pausing, skipping forward or back, etc.)03-03-2011
20100146393SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING AND PLAYBACK - A multimedia authoring and playback system and method in which the playback of multimedia content is presented in one or more windows or displays called “playback displays,” and in which additional windows or displays called “control displays” are included in some embodiments to provide various management and control functions. Included are features for creating, editing and distributing multimedia content, which may be viewed by recipients who play the content (and in some cases may be allowed to modify it); also included are features for programming playback behavior of multimedia content, interconnecting multimedia content, and exploring and navigating through multimedia content.06-10-2010
20090222730CACHING GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO AND ANCILLARY DATA FROM A SAVED VIDEO - A system and a method for attaining a selectable image sequence are provided. The system includes a viewer display component configured to transmit a request from a user's interface component for the selectable image sequence. The request obtains a handle which corresponds to the selectable image sequence, a display description in which the handle is embedded and a reply response containing the handle that corresponds to the selectable image. The viewer display component is also configured to receive the reply response and to render the selectable image sequence on a display screen of the user's interface component.09-03-2009
20090313546AUTO-EDITING PROCESS FOR MEDIA CONTENT SHARED VIA A MEDIA SHARING SERVICE - The present invention relates to providing automatic or programmatic editing of video items. More specifically, in the preferred embodiments, an auto-editing function is provided for performing auto-editing of video items shared via a video sharing service.12-17-2009
20090217166VIDEO EDITING APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE AND GUI PROGRAM TRANSMISSION METHOD - The present invention provides: a video editing apparatus which makes it possible for the video editing apparatus to carry out appropriate video editing in accordance with the processing capabilities of a terminal device; the terminal device; and a GUI program transmission method for the video editing apparatus. A video editing apparatus, which edits video content on the basis of edit instruction information from a terminal device connected thereto via a network, comprises receiving means for receiving attribute information denoting the processing capabilities of the terminal device; a GUI program extracting portion for referring to a GUI program table that stores the attribute information of the terminal device in association with a GUI program for the terminal device to create edit instruction information, and extracting the GUI program associated with the attribute information received by the receiving means; and a GUI program transmitting portion for transmitting the GUI program extracted by the GUI program extracting portion to the terminal device.08-27-2009
20120137222PROGRAM SYNTHESIZING DEVICE AND PROGRAM SYNTHESIZING METHOD - The program synthesizing device according to the embodiment of the present invention includes: a coupling unit configured to couple an information acquiring plug-in module, an information processing plug-in module, and a presentation plug-in module through their input interfaces and output interfaces based on a mashup scenario; a plug-in module driving unit configured to sequentially drive the coupled plug-in modules; an information acquiring unit configured to acquire information when the information acquiring plug-in module is driven; an information processing unit configured to perform a predetermined process on the information when the information processing plug-in module is driven; an object resolving unit configured to determine a value of object presented by a specified presentation scenario when the presentation plug-in module is driven; and a program output unit configured to output a program being a presentation scenario in which the object value is resolved.05-31-2012
20100325547Systems and Methods for Sharing Multimedia Editing Projects - The sharing of video editing techniques is performed by receiving a project description file, thumbnail graphics, and a location identifier at a first server, wherein the project description file is generated during editing of multimedia content by the user, and wherein the thumbnail graphics represent multimedia editing objects incorporated into the edited multimedia content. The edited multimedia content is retrieved from a second server based on the location identifier. The edited multimedia content is synchronized with the thumbnail graphics and multimedia editing objects specified by the project description file. The synchronized edited multimedia content, thumbnail graphics, and multimedia editing objects are displayed.12-23-2010
20100281379Cross-Track Edit Indicators and Edit Selections - A method of defining a media editing application for creating media presentations. The method provides a composite display area for displaying a set of clip shapes that represent media clips. It also provides a consolidated editing tool for (1) identifying clip-shape edit points that are near a cursor's location as the cursor moves from track to track in the composite display area and (2) collectively selecting the identified clip-shape edit points along multiple track in order to receive an edit operation to collectively perform on said the clip-shapes of the identified edit points.11-04-2010
20100281375Media Clip Auditioning Used to Evaluate Uncommitted Media Content - A computer readable medium (CRM) storing a media editing application for creating media presentations is described. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI has (1) a display area for displaying a composite presentation that the application creates by compositing a plurality of media clips, (2) a composite display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are part of the composite presentation, (3) an audition display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are candidates for adding to the composite presentation at a particular location, and (4) an audition tool for creating an audition set for a particular location in the composite display area, where the audition set is a user modifiable set of clips, each of which is for individual placement at the particular location for inclusion in the composite presentation.11-04-2010
20100281380EDITING AND SAVING KEY-INDEXED GEOMETRIES IN MEDIA EDITING APPLICATIONS - Some embodiment provide media editing applications that include libraries that (i) provide presets (i.e., predefined operations and/or predefined attribute values) for modifying key indices and interpolation between the key indices, and/or (ii) provide storage for storing presets defined by a user of the media editing application. Some embodiments display the presets as thumbnails, thumbnails with text descriptions, and/or text-defined operations. In addition, some embodiments provide user-interface tools that allow the user of the media editing application to augment the preset libraries by storing a selected part of one key-indexed geometry or parts of multiple different geometries as a user-defined preset.11-04-2010
20110047463KIOSK-BASED AUTOMATIC UPDATE OF ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES - Systems and methods identify a current location of a user based on a known location of an electronic device including kiosk, beacon, or location-aware camera when the user interacts with the electronic device. The systems and methods automatically create a user status data file based on the known location. The user status data file contains data identifying that the user is currently at the known location and other data captured about the event or venue at that location. The systems and methods automatically upload the user status data file to a personal storage account which can then be used to post to a social networking web site associated with the user as an activity post associated with the user.02-24-2011
20120311448SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COLLABORATIVE ONLINE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION - A digital multimedia platform available to a plurality of collaborators of a video project through a networked computing system maps script information to a timeline, allowing contributions to be mapped to the timeline for inclusion in the project. One embodiment includes a tools module, an authentication module, a compilation module, and a script writing tool. The tools module enables editing of a multimedia project by collaborators. The authentication module assigns roles and privileges to collaborators. The compilation module receives files and information from collaborators to the multimedia project. The script writing tool implements edits to a script file associated with the multimedia project.12-06-2012
20110258546EDITED INFORMATION PROVISION DEVICE, EDITED INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An edited section information acquisition unit generates edited section information and edited section association information based on edit history information. Pre-edit content/post-edit content correspondence relationship acquisition unit groups consecutive edited groups based on the edited section information of the edited section information acquisition unit and generates group information. An edited section information display screen generation unit generates screen information based on the edited section information and the edited section association information of the edited section information acquisition unit, the group information, inter-group association information, section/group association information of the pre-edit content/post-edit content correspondence relationship acquisition unit, and input information of an input unit. A provision unit displays the screen information obtained by the edited section information display screen generation unit.10-20-2011
20100293467METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING INFORMATION ON ASSOCIATE MEANINGS BETWEEN SEGMENTS OF MULTIMEDIA STREAM AND METHOD OF BROWSING VIDEO USING THE SAME - Disclosed are a method of constructing information on associate meanings between segments of a multimedia stream, which can describe the cause/effect or abstract/detail relationship between segments of the video streams to efficiently browse the video stream and a method of browsing a video using the same. The present invention defines the cause/effect or abstract/detail relationship between the segments, event intervals, scenes, shots, etc. existing within one video stream or between the video streams, and provides a method of describing the relationship in a data region based on the content of a video stream as well as a method of browsing a video by using the information on the cause/effect or abstract/detail relationship obtained by the aforementioned method. Accordingly, a video browsing on associate meanings is available with easy manipulation and easy access to a desired part, thereby providing an effective video browsing interface for easy browsing of desired segments in a short period of time.11-18-2010
20100293466OPERATIONAL SYSTEM AND ARCHTECTURAL MODEL FOR IMPROVED MANIPULATION OF VIDEO AND TIME MEDIA DATA FROM NETWORKED TIME-BASED MEDIA - The present invention provides a novel operational system and electronic architectural model for organizing and improving viewing and editing of time-based video media and for overcoming the detriments required by the previous film and video industry based editing technologies. The present system enables an operator to manipulate the visual and audio perception of underlying video and audio data without changing the same. A series of metadata modules enable real-time operation and editing of video data and control of a play back module as well as an improved sharing, viewing, searching, and showing of underlying video and audio data.11-18-2010
20110126107CLOSED CAPTION TAGGING SYSTEM - A closed caption tagging system provides a mechanism for inserting tags into an audio or video television broadcast stream prior to or at the time of transmission. The tags contain command and control information that the receiver translates and acts upon. The receiver receives the broadcast stream and detects and processes the tags within the broadcast stream which is stored on a storage device that resides on the receiver. Program material from the broadcast stream is played back to the viewer from the storage device. Tags indicate the start and end points of a program segment. Program segments such as commercials are automatically replaced by the receiver with new program segments that are selected based on various criteria.05-26-2011
20120210228RETIMING MEDIA PRESENTATIONS - A novel method for retiming a portion of a media content (e.g., audio data, video data, audio and video data, etc.) in a media-editing application is provided. The media editing application includes a user interface for defining a range in order to select a portion of the media content. The media editing application performs retiming by applying a speed effect to the portion of the media content selected by the defined range. For a faster speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the media content at a faster rate. For a slower speed effect, the media editing application retimes the selected portion of the media content by sampling the content at a slower rate.08-16-2012
20120210230Media-Editing Application with Anchored Timeline - A media application of some embodiments includes a timeline, which is a composite display area for displaying media clips that are part of the composite media presentation. The timeline of some embodiments includes a primary lane called a spine as well as one or more anchor lanes. The spine represents a primary sequence of media, which, in some embodiments, does not have any gaps. When a clip is deleted or removed from the timeline, the media-editing applications automatically closes the gap created in place of the clip. The clips in the anchor lanes are anchored to a particular position along the spine. Anchor lanes may be used for compositing (e.g., removing portions of one video and showing a different video in those portions), B-roll cuts (i.e., cutting away from the primary video to a different video whose clip is in the anchor lane), audio clips, or other composite presentation techniques.08-16-2012
20120210227Systems and Methods for Performing Geotagging During Video Playback - A method is implemented in a video playback system that includes a video editing interface for assigning geotagging data to a video. The method comprises receiving, by the video playback system, the video from a tangible storage medium. The method further comprises reading metadata associated with the video, selecting a frame from the video, providing a user interface with a map, displaying a default location of the selected frame on the map according to the metadata, receiving geotagging data via the user interface, and associating the geotagging data with the selected frame of the video to generate a geo-based timeline.08-16-2012
20090300500METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR DETERMINING ICONS FOR AUDIO/VISUAL MEDIA CONTENT - An apparatus may include a processor configured to determine one or more attributes of a video clip. The video clip may comprise a plurality of video frames. The processor may be further configured to determine a video frame from the video clip based upon the one or more determined attributes of the video clip. The processor may be additionally configured to annotate a region of image data with an icon. The icon may comprise the determined video frame and an associated link to the video clip.12-03-2009
20100031149CONTENT PREPARATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE VIDEO SYSTEMS - Content preparation systems and methods are disclosed that generate scenes used by an interactive role performance system for inserting a user image as a character in the scene. Original media content from a variety of sources, such as movies, television, and commercials, can provide participants with a wide variety of scenes and roles. In some examples, the content preparation system removes an original character from the selected media content and recreates the background to enable an image of a user to be inserted therein. By recreating the background after removing the character, the user is given greater freedom to perform, as the image of the user can perform anywhere within the scene. Moreover, systems and methods can generate and store metadata associated with the modified media content that facilitates the combining of the modified media content and the user image to replace the removed character image.02-04-2010
20100023863SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC GENERATION OF VIDEO CONTENT - An automated system method for dynamically generating a composite video clip by a computer. In some embodiments of the invention, a template may be provided including at least one digital media asset and one or more placeholders, each placeholder associated with a respective dynamic content object and a respective layout. The system and method may extract from one or more websites, for example, e-commerce sites, data items corresponding to each of the dynamic content objects, and generated a composite video clip including the media asset, wherein the dynamic content objects are replaced with respective extracted data and presented in association with the media asset based on their respective layouts.01-28-2010
20080276175CONTENT PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A content production apparatus and method provided for a user to produce a personal content using data collected while using a mobile terminal. The content production method includes displaying an theme selection screen listing subjects and templates associated with the subjects; displaying a content production screen including a content production window composed of a template associated with a subject selected on theme selection screen and items generated using user data; and producing content by arranging at least one of the items on the template.11-06-2008
20120042251TOOL FOR PRESENTING AND EDITING A STORYBOARD REPRESENTATION OF A COMPOSITE PRESENTATION - Some embodiments provide a storyboard tool for displaying and editing a storyboard representation of a set of clips that forms a composite presentation in a media-editing application. For the set of clips in a composite display area, the tool displays a set of thumbnails corresponding to the clips in a storyboard display area. Each thumbnail in the storyboard display area respectively represents a particular clip of the composite presentation and is respectively associated with the particular clip in the composite display area. The tool allows a user to visualize the entire context of the composite presentation as a storyboard representation of the clips in the composite display area. Some embodiments provide for non-destructive editing that modify the order of the thumbnails in the storyboard display area without affecting the clips in the composite display area. The storyboard tool can synchronize the edited order of clips to the composite display area.02-16-2012
20120210231Media-Editing Application with Media Clips Grouping Capabilities - A media-editing application of some embodiments allows a user of the application to group media clips displayed in the timeline into a single clip representation. A composite display area of the media-editing application often displays numerous clips at various instances in time and at various levels in the compositing hierarchy. To reduce the number of media clips in the timeline, the media-editing application of some embodiments allows the user to select several media clips and combine them into a one media clip representation. In this manner, the media-editing application reduces the congestion in the timeline. These single clip representations are referred to as “compound clips.” Compound clips can be viewed as containers that can include several media clips of the same type in some embodiments, or that can include several media clips of several different types in other embodiments.08-16-2012
20120210232Rate Conform Operation for a Media-Editing Application - Some embodiments provide a method that receives the addition of a video clip to a composite video project. The video clip has a sequence of video images at a first frame rate and the composite video project has a second frame rate for outputting video images. When the first frame rate does not match the second frame rate but is within a threshold of the second frame rate, the method generates output video images for a particular duration of the composite video project at the second frame rate by using each of the video images of the video clip once during the particular duration. When the first frame rate is not within the threshold, generating output video images for the particular duration of the composite video project at the second frame rate by using at least one of the video images for each output video image over the particular duration.08-16-2012
20120210229Color workflow - Some embodiments provide a method of providing tools for a media-editing application. The method provides a first tool that, upon invocation for a first image, initiates an automated process that adjusts colors of pixel values of the first image based on analysis of the pixel values. The method provides a second tool that, upon selection of the first image and a second image, adjusts colors of the first image to match the colors of the second image.08-16-2012
20120011442SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED MEDIA PERSONALIZATION - A method of generating edited video, the method comprises displaying, at a user device, information related to one or more video tags, the video tags representing options for generating an edited version of an unedited video; receiving, at the user device, a selection of one of the one or more video tags; and transmitting, from the user device, the unedited video, the selection of the one of the one or more video tags, and an indication of a video sharing website where the edited version of the unedited video is to be published to a remote server.01-12-2012
20120017152Media-Editing Application with a Free-Form Space for Organizing or Compositing Media Clips - For a media-editing application, some embodiments of the invention provide a novel two-dimensional free-form space that allows a user to both visually organize media clips and composite media clips in order to create composite presentations. To visually organize media clips in the space, some embodiments allow the user to add, remove, visually arrange and rearrange, and minimize the media clips. Also, the media clips in the space can be placed at any location within the entire space when the user is visually organizing the media clips. To composite media clips in the free-form space, some embodiments also allow the user to create sequences of media clips, reorder the media clips within sequences, stack sequences, and add or remove media clips from sequences. In some embodiments, the media clips or created sequences can be placed at any location within the entire space when the user is organizing and compositing media clips.01-19-2012
20080229205METHOD OF PROVIDING METADATA ON PART OF VIDEO IMAGE, METHOD OF MANAGING THE PROVIDED METADATA AND APPARATUS USING THE METHODS - Provided are a method and apparatus for providing metadata on parts of a video image, a method for managing the provided metadata and an apparatus using the methods. The terminal device includes a playback unit decoding an input video stream and reconstructing a video image, a display unit displaying the reconstructed video image, a user interface allowing a user to select a segment that is part of the reconstructed video image and receiving metadata regarding the selected segment, a metadata generator generating the received metadata in a structured document, and a network interface transmitting the generated structured document to a predetermined first server.09-18-2008
20100095211Method and System for Annotative Multimedia - A method and system for annotative multimedia are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises receiving a video file from a client. A start time is received from the client. A comment is received from the client. The comment and the start time are stored, and the comment is displayed at the start time upon subsequent playback of the video file.04-15-2010
20090132924SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CREATE HIGHLIGHT PORTIONS OF MEDIA CONTENT - To improve the consumer experience with electronic devices, a system and method is provided for customizing media content, and particularly video content, by creating highlight portions of the video content. In exemplary embodiments, the video files are “marked” or “flagged” about the portions of the video content to segment the highlight portions within the media file. The marks or flags may be inputted and incorporated as part of the metadata associated with the video file. A user's electronic device may then extract the marks or flags from the metadata, which causes a media player on the portable electronic device to play only the marked highlight portions. In addition, a user may share the highlights with others by transmitting the marked video files to others' electronic devices. Alternatively, the highlight creator may transmit only the metadata to another's electronic device, and the metadata marks may be extracted and applied to a video file stored on the other's device or streamed thereto.05-21-2009
20120131461DYNAMIC SYNCHRONIZATION TOOL - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for synchronizing one or more mediatations with a video timeline. A mediatation may refer to any media content displayed in a separate window from a video stream. Example mediatations include, but are not limited to, portable document format (PDF) documents, text documents, and image documents. Mediatations are associated with a timeline for a video stream. As the video stream is played, different indications of mediatations may appear in a window separate from the window playing the video. A user may then select an indication of a mediatation to display the entirety of the mediatation.05-24-2012
20100281384Tool for Tracking Versions of Media Sections in a Composite Presentation - A computer readable medium storing a media editing application for creating media presentations is described. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI has (1) a composite display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are part of the composite presentation, (2) a navigation tool including several selectable navigation markers associated with several navigable locations in the composite presentation, and (3) a version management feature for (a) indicating whether each location has been modified, (b) providing an option to create a new version of each location, and (c) providing access to previously-saved versions of each location.11-04-2010
20100281376Edit Visualizer for Modifying and Evaluating Uncommitted Media Content - A computer readable medium (CRM) storing a media editing application for creating media presentations is described. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI has (1) a display area for displaying a composite presentation that the application creates by compositing a plurality of media clips, (2) a composite display area for displaying graphical representations of a set of media clips that are part of the composite presentation and a set of media clips that are candidates for adding to the composite presentation, and (3) a preview tool for differentiating in the composite display area the graphical representation of any media clip that is part of the composite presentation from the graphical representation of any media clip that is a candidate for adding to the composite presentation.11-04-2010
20120185774Symphonic Video Generation - A symphonic video clip generator implementable on a programmable mobile device, the generator includes a soundboard, a recorder and a generator. The soundboard is displayed on a screen of the programmable mobile device and displays multiple individually selectable video segments, each occupying a portion of the screen and each having a single associated audio track. The recorder records user activation and deactivation of the selectable video segments with the segments playing once activated and any activated segments playing concurrently. The generator creates a symphonic video clip from output of the recorder. The generator generates a collage of the concurrently activated video segments and a mix of concurrently activated audio tracks according to the timing of the user activation and deactivation for each activated video segment.07-19-2012
20110126106SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AN INTERACTIVE OR NON-INTERACTIVE BRANCHING MOVIE SEGMENT BY SEGMENT AND METHODS USEFUL IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH - A system and method for generating an interactive or non-interactive filmed branching narrative, the method comprising receiving a plurality of narrative segments, receiving and storing ordered links between individual ones of the plurality of narrative segments and generating a graphic display of at least some of the plurality of narrative segments and of at least some of the ordered links Additionally or alternatively, a system or method for generating a branched film, the method comprising generating an association between video segments and respectively script segments thereby to define film segments; and receiving a user's definition of at least one CTP defining at least one branching point from which a user-defined subset of said film segments are to branch off, and generating a digital representation of the branching point associating the user defined subset of the film segments with the CTP, thereby to generate a branched film element.05-26-2011
20110131497Image-Derived User Interface Enhancements - A device configured to select a portion of an image, the selecting being based at least on parameters associated with a user interface element of the device, is disclosed herein. The device is further configured to apply the selected portion of the image to the user interface element.06-02-2011
20100235746Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Editing an Audio or Video Attachment in an Electronic Message - A method is performed at a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. User selection of an audio or video file to be sent in an electronic message is detected. In response to detecting a first input by the user, an audio or video file editing interface is displayed. The editing interface comprises: a time bar, a user-adjustable begin-edit icon, and a user-adjustable end-edit icon. The distance between the user-adjustable begin-edit icon and the user-adjustable end-edit icon is constrained to be equal to or less than a distance that corresponds to a predefined maximum allowable size for the file. In response to detecting a second input by the user on the touch-sensitive surface, at least one of the begin-edit icon and the end-edit icon is adjusted in the audio or video file editing interface. The audio or video file is edited to a shorter.09-16-2010
20110276881Systems and Methods for Sharing Multimedia Editing Projects - Various embodiments for sharing multimedia editing projects are described. One embodiment is a method performed at a server for sharing video editing techniques by a user. The method comprises receiving a project description file at the server, wherein the project description file is generated during editing of multimedia content by a first editing system, the project description file comprising information relating to special effect objects applied to the edited multimedia content by the first editing system. The method further comprises providing all or a portion of a timeline-based template according to the project description file, wherein the timeline-based template comprises a timeline and object type designators corresponding to the special effect objects specified by the first editing system, wherein representations of the object type designators are displayed along the timeline. The method further comprises transmitting the timeline-based template from the server to a second editing system.11-10-2011
20120096356Visual Presentation Composition - Methods, systems and/or computer program products are disclosed that help facilitate visual presentation composition. A method includes analyzing a plurality of video clips, each video clip comprising a plurality of frames, to determine a subset of the plurality of video clips that have at least one frame depicting one or more faces. The method further includes presenting, in a user interface of a video editing application, the determined subset of video clips along with indicia indicating one or more face-related characteristics of each of the subset of video clips. Furthermore, the method includes receiving, from a user of the video editing application, a selection of one or more frames of at least one of the subset of video clips to populate a shot placeholder in a movie-building template, and generating a playable media file representing a movie based at least in part on the selection received from the user.04-19-2012
20100199182SYSTEM ALLOWING USERS TO EMBED COMMENTS AT SPECIFIC POINTS IN TIME INTO MEDIA PRESENTATION - A method and system for linking a web page to a portion of a video is provided. Users can enter comments into a video that include a start and end time index for identifying a portion of a video. Comments are indexed to the media presentations such that they may be searched and located, thus media playback can be executed from any comment. The system allocates a unique comment track to each user that can be turned on and off at will by users during playback.08-05-2010
20130014016APPARATUS AND SOFTWARE SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PERFORMING A VISUAL-RELEVANCE-RANK SUBSEQUENT SEARCH - A method analyzes the visual content of media such as videos for collecting together visually-similar appearances in their constituent images (e.g. same scenes, same objects, faces of the same people.) As a result, the most relevant and salient (of clearest and largest presence) visual appearances depicted in the videos are presented to the user, both for the sake of summarizing the video content for the users to “see before they watch” (that is, judge by the depicted video content in a filmstrip-like summary whether they want to mouse-click on the video and actually spend time watching it), as well as for allowing to users to further refine their video search result set according to the most relevant and salient video content returned (e.g. largest screen-time faces).01-10-2013
20100131849METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISING MOVING PICTURE - Provided are a method and apparatus for providing an advertising moving picture. According to the method and apparatus, a user searches a list of moving picture clips which are created in advance and directly selects moving picture clips suitable for his (or her) product, arranges the moving picture clips, inputs caption texts to correspond to the moving picture clips, and combines the moving picture clips with background music pieces, so that his (or her) own advertising moving picture can be easily created. In addition, even in case of using the apparatus or method, a user having no advertisement idea may not easily create an advertising moving picture. Such a user can use the advertising moving pictures that are created by other users and modify some portions of the advertising moving pictures to create an advertising moving picture, so that any user can easily create the advertising moving picture. In addition, according to the method and apparatus for providing an advertising moving picture, other users who register advertising contents such as moving picture clips and background music pieces or advertising moving pictures are given some portions of fees that are paid by the user who uses the registered advertising contents or advertising moving pictures, so that various advertising contents can be uploaded and generation of advertising moving pictures can be actively promoted.05-27-2010
20110161820MANAGEMENT OF MULTIMEDIA SEGMENT DATA OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method for displaying video segment data associated with a video file can be provided. The method can include providing a graphical user interface to a user and receiving identifying information for a video file on a first server. The method can also include identifying the video file based and identifying at least one segment data file corresponding to the video file. Each segment data file includes at least a start time of a video segment, a stop time and a textual description of content of the video segment. The method can further include displaying in the graphical user interface a timeline representing a chronology of the video file and displaying, for each of the segment data files, the textual description and a graphic located adjacent to the timeline in a position corresponding to a chronological location of the start time and stop time in the video file.06-30-2011
20130174039MOBILE TERMINAL CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM THEREOF - A mobile terminal, controlling method thereof and recording medium thereof are disclosed, by which video contents can be efficiently edited. The present invention includes a touchscreen configured to display a video content and a controller controlling a progress bar for the video content to be displayed on the touchscreen, the controller controlling a 107-04-2013
20110246892Navigable Content Source Identification for Multimedia Editing Systems and Methods Therefor - A distributed system and methods for web-based multimedia content including a global media hub (GMH) server computer (10-06-2011
20080222527Apparatus and Method for Searching for a Video Clip - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for searching for a video clip. The method for searching for the video clip in accordance with the present invention comprises the steps of a) displaying a predetermined number of video clips on a screen of a video play apparatus which plays a video file, b) selecting a specific video clip among the displayed video clips by a user, and c) dividing frames constructing the selected video clip according to a predetermined division reference, and displaying the video clip constructed of the divided frame.09-11-2008
20130097509VIDEO STICKER ALBUM AVAILABLE ON LINE AND SYSTEM DEVELOED FOR OPERATIONALIZING SUCH ALBUM - A video sticker album is available through the a network, such as the Internet, that enables online trading. In such an album, each image is formed by at least one video sticker, which when completed will produce a video of a scene in question, which can be seen as many times as the user/collector so desires. A system provides access and allows users/collectors to acquire credits and obtain images through the video sticker systems such as PoS (point of sale) used by credit card/or debit cards management companies, ePay, e-commerce and/or SMS (cell phones).04-18-2013
20130125000AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF MULTI-CAMERA MEDIA CLIPS - Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application receives a selection of several media clips for creating a multi-camera media clip. Based on metadata stored with the media clips that identifies sources of the media clips, the application automatically assigns the clips to at least two different groups in the multi-camera media clip. For each group of the multi-camera media clip, the application automatically orders the assigned clips along a timeline using timing data. The application uses the timing data to automatically initially synchronize the different groups of the multi-camera media clip. The application automatically adjusts the initial synchronization of the groups by comparing audio data of media clips assigned to different groups.05-16-2013
20130124999REFERENCE CLIPS IN A MEDIA-EDITING APPLICATION - Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application defines a reference clip data structure for a media clip that represents one or more media files imported into the media-editing application. The application receives a command to add the media clip into a composite media presentation. The application defines a clip instance data structure as part of the composite media presentation. The clip instance data structure inherits properties of the reference clip data structure and subsequent modifications to the reference clip data structure affect the clip instance data structure.05-16-2013
20130124998PREVIEW DISPLAY FOR MULTI-CAMERA MEDIA CLIPS - Some embodiments provide a graphical user interface (GUI) of a media-editing application. The GUI includes a composite display area for displaying a set of media clips that define a composite presentation. The set of media clips includes a particular media clip which includes several different groups of ordered clips that are selectable for use in the composite presentation. The GUI includes a preview display area for simultaneously displaying video images from several of the different groups corresponding to a time in the composite presentation. The displayed video images in the preview display area are selectable to determine which of the groups is for use in the composite presentation.05-16-2013
20130132844EXAMPLE BASED VIDEO EDITING - Enabling creation of a user-specific storyboard style based on a storyboard edited by a user. Metadata defined by analyzing the editing decisions made by the user and the media content associated with the storyboard represents the user-specific style. The user-specific style may be applied to other media content to produce a fully edited storyboard that matches the style of the example storyboard from which the user-specific style was created. The produced storyboard is combined with the other media content to produce audio/video data for consumption by the user.05-23-2013
20130132843METHODS OF EDITING PERSONAL VIDEOGRAPGHIC MEDIA - The disclosure herein provides methods of editing personal videographic media, and related methods of converting personal videographic media to commercial grade video or offering editing services, as well as the products produced by these methods.05-23-2013
20100281378MEDIA EDITING APPLICATION WITH CAPABILITY TO FOCUS ON GRAPHICAL COMPOSITE ELEMENTS IN A MEDIA COMPOSITING AREA - Some embodiments provide a media editing application that allows a user to focus on a subset of media clips that the application combines to create a composite presentation. The media editing application of some embodiments includes a display area for displaying the composite presentation that the application creates by compositing several media clips (e.g., audio clip, video clip). The multimedia editing application of some embodiments also includes a composite display area (e.g., an area with multiple tracks that span a timeline) for displaying graphical clips representations of media clips that are part of the composite presentation. To focus on a subset of clip representations in the composite display area, the application of some embodiments also includes a tool for causing a first emphasized subset of clip representations (also referred to as “in-focus clips”) to appear larger in the composite display area than a second de-emphasized subset of clip representations (also referred to as “out-of-focus clips”) that are being concurrently represented in the composite display area.11-04-2010
20100281374SCROLLABLE MENUS AND TOOLBARS - Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that defines several menu items having a particular order. The method provides a display area for displaying a portion of the menu items in the particular order. The method provides a selection window in the display area for indicating that a menu item is presently selectable. The display area is also for receiving input to (i) scroll the menu items through the selection window in the particular order and (ii) select a particular menu item when the particular menu item is displayed in the selection window. In some embodiments, the display area is a linear display area, while in some embodiments it is a semi-circular display area or other shape.11-04-2010
20100287475CONTENT SUMMARY AND SEGMENT CREATION - Disclosed herein is an ability to create segments of content, such as video, audio, multimedia, image, animation, interactive, etc. content, to associate metadata to each segment created, and to generate a summary of content comprising one or more segments using the metadata associated with the content segments. One or more acticons represented as icons in a user interface displayable to a user can be used to indicate a starting and/or ending point for a content segment. An acticon can represent an occurrence in the content, or a reaction of a user experiencing the content, for example.11-11-2010
20110231765SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO FRAME MARKING - There is provided a system and method for video frame marking. It is preferable that a tagged video frame is visually perceptible in the set of chronologically ordered video frames shown in the display. The selection of each video frame preferably causes playback of an excerpt of the video with a duration of the common predetermined interval. The video frame may denote a scene from a portion of the excerpt of the video, such as, for example, start, middle and end. It is advantageous that the excerpts of the video of each tagged video frame is combined using the user interface to generate a concise representation of the video. The concise representation of the video may be in a form where excerpts of the video of each of the tagged video frames are played back at a normal rate while excerpts of the video of each of other video frames are played back at an accelerated rate.09-22-2011
20110258547DIGITAL MEDIA EDITING INTERFACE - An editing method includes: detecting a selection of first and second clip portions of a source media depiction, generating corresponding first and second block icons and snapping hands-free the first and second block icons across the screen to a linear queue so that the blocks are snugly adjacent, detecting a move of the first or second block icon relative to one another substantially along the queue, and if the first or second block icon overlaps the other by substantially one half of the other block icon, reversing displayed positions in the queue of the first and second block icons.10-20-2011
20130151970System and Methods for Distributed Multimedia Production - A digital multimedia platform available to a plurality of collaborators of a video project through a networked computing system maps script information to a timeline, allowing contributions to be mapped to the timeline for inclusion in the project. One embodiment includes a tools module, an authentication module, a compilation module, and a script writing tool. The tools module enables editing of a multimedia project by collaborators. The authentication module assigns roles and privileges to collaborators. The compilation module receives files and information from collaborators to the multimedia project. The script writing tool implements edits to a script file associated with the multimedia project.06-13-2013
20130151971SERVER APPARATUS AND PROCESSING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A server apparatus is provided with a memory unit to store at least one content; an editing unit to produce video data by editing a material which is including at least one motion picture and is uploaded through a network and the content stored in the memory unit, in accordance with the information indicating editing operation of a user in a terminal apparatus connected to the network; and a quality reducing unit to produce a low-quality content by reducing quality of a high-quality original content stored in the memory unit. The editing unit produces first video data by editing the material and the low-quality content, and then produces second video data including the material and the original content of the low-quality content.06-13-2013
20080263450System and method to conform separately edited sequences - Methods, graphical user interfaces, computer apparatus and computer readable medium for merging different versions of multimedia project (e.g., movie) are disclosed. For example, modifications separately and concurrently made to multimedia assets of a multimedia project in production can be efficiently and intelligently merged. The multimedia assets can be audio, video or graphical elements.10-23-2008
20100318915MORPHING BETWEEN VIEWS OF DATA - A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium are provided that in an embodiment morph between two graphical views of related content that share a common frame of reference. In an embodiment, the two views depict the same data at different resolutions. The morphing permits the viewer to visualize the relationship between the two views along a common axis or within a common frame of reference. In another embodiment, the two views may be a clip view and an timeline view. In the clip view, icons representing clips are the same size. In the timeline view, icons representing clips have a size proportional to the time of the clip when played. A virtual playhead icon is maintained in the same relative position in both views, so that a user's focus is maintained.12-16-2010
20120284625System and Method For Generating Videos - The present invention provides a system for generating videos. The system comprise: a video project data including information of the video creation processing parameters, based on video created by a video editing tool which enables human editor to create a master video, a video template creation tool for analyzing the master video and video project data for dividing the video into segments and indentifying for each video segment scenario script and objects properties, resulting in a video template which include sequence of editable video segments, an input application tool enabling editing operations of the video template including changing control parameters and adding, deleting or manipulating of multimedia objects of the template video scenarios and a video engine generation tool for integrating editing operation of multimedia objects and control parameters with video template for creating a variant video.11-08-2012
20110307786METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BOOKMARKING AND RETRIEVAL OF VIDEO CONTENT - A method providing for bookmarking a point within a video stream is disclosed. The method involves sampling via a microphone an audio segment from a broadcasted audio/video content received on an audio/video device, converting the sampled audio segment to digital data, receiving a signal to set a bookmark, and transmitting the digital data to a storage device with identifying information for the video stream. The method also provides for retrieving a stored video stream by receiving a request to retrieve a stored video content, the request including an audio fingerprint, searching a database including the previously stored video streams to locate an audio fingerprint within the video stream which matches the audio fingerprint of the request, determining a location within the stored video stream corresponding to the matched audio fingerprint, and streaming the video stream from the determined location.12-15-2011
20110314380EXTENSIBLE VIDEO INSERTION CONTROL - Extensible video insertion control is described. In embodiments, a media asset is received to render as video for display. Mapped video data is also received that identifies object insertion spaces in the media asset. A selectable display object is received that conforms to an object insertion space in a scene of the media asset. A composite video is then generated that includes the selectable display object inserted for display in the scene of the media asset at the object insertion space.12-22-2011
20120066599INTERACTIVE VIDEO TOUR SYSTEM EDITOR - A computer system, method, and apparatus for editing an interactive image video tour. The system may include a computer including an image editor for providing a visual program interface for editing an interactive image video tour; a database in communication with the computer containing data associated with a plurality of images comprising a portion of the interactive image video tour; and a viewer in communication with the computer for displaying the plurality of images. The method may include selecting a data file that includes image data and displaying an image associated therewith on a computer, the data file being stored in an image database containing a plurality of images for creating an interactive image video tour; and modifying one aspect of the image data contained in the selected data file. The apparatus may include a computer-readable medium containing instructions for controlling a computer system to perform a method for editing an interactive image video tour.03-15-2012
20120066598MULTI-SOURCE VIDEO CLIP ONLINE ASSEMBLY - A method for creating a cooperative movie sequence comprises connecting two or more mobile devices over a network, designating one of said mobile devices as a Master device and the remaining devices as Slave devices, capturing movie sequences in said Master device and at least in one of said Slave devices, and integrating on-the-fly movie streams and/or images transmitted over said network by said one or more Slave devices into the movie sequence being captured by said Master device.03-15-2012

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