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386 - Television signal processing for dynamic recording or reproducing

386200000 - WITH INTERFACE BETWEEN RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE AND AT LEAST ONE OTHER LOCAL DEVICE

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20110200296MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A moving image reproducing apparatus includes a moving image obtaining part which obtains first moving image data having, luminance data representing luminance of an image, and color data representing color of the image, a color data reduction part which generates second moving image data having the same luminance data as the luminance data of the first moving image data and color data whose data volume is reduced, by reducing a data volume of the color data of the first moving image data, a moving image generation part which generates third moving image data for moving image display, on the basis of the second moving image data, and a moving image output part which outputs the third moving image data.08-18-2011
20130028572DISPLAYING APPARATUS, IMAGE EDITING APPARATUS, IMAGE EDITING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AND EDITING IMAGE USING THE SAME - An image displaying apparatus, an image editing apparatus, an image editing system, an image displaying method and an image editing method are disclosed. The image displaying apparatus includes an image processing unit which captures a still image, a communication module which communicates with an external device, and a control unit which controls an edited image to be displayed.01-31-2013
20130028571INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE ABSTRACT METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing device, and associated method and computer program product, includes a user interface control unit that causes respective appearance materials in an image portfolio to be displayed on a display. Respective appearance materials are displayed in a spatial relationship. The user interface display control unit changes respective relationship values between the respective appearance materials in response to a change in the spatial relationship received as input to the user interface display control unit.01-31-2013
20130136414IN-VEHICLE REPRODUCING SYSTEM AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed herein is an in-vehicle reproducing system, including: a reproducing device; and a display device detachably mounted to the reproducing device, wherein the reproducing device is fixed to a vehicle and includes a reproducing portion obtaining at least a video signal from an attachable storage medium, a manipulation portion carrying out control for reproduction from the attachable storage medium, a first wireless communication portion transmitting the video signal to the display device, and an electric power transmitting portion transmitting an electric power to the display device through non-contact electric power transmission, and the display device includes an electric power receiving portion receiving the electric power transmitted thereto from the reproducing device through the non-contact electric power transmission, a second wireless communication portion receiving the video signal from the reproducing device, and a display portion displaying thereon an image based on the video signal received in the second wireless communication portion.05-30-2013
20130077934AV INFORMATION REPRODUCING SYSTEM AND A REPRODUCING METHOD APPLIED TO THE SAME SYSTEM - In a system for reproducing AV information from a recording medium, such as a DVD, not only are usual titles reproduced, but also related information relevant to specific stream information is acquired easily by making use of resources on a computer network. In a reproducing system with the function of reproducing the title information recorded on a DVD and displaying it on the screen of a display section, when the user clicks a Web mark on the screen, the CPU links to a Web server on the Internet via a modem and accesses the Web page related to the stream information on the screen. At that time, the related Web page is the selected information conforming to parental information, or attribute information, set in the system.03-28-2013
20130077933ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA FILES - An electronic device for playing multimedia files includes a storage unit, an input unit, a control unit, and a play unit. The storage unit stores a number of multimedia files. The control unit determines whether two or more multimedia files are selected to play according to signals from the input unit, determines types of the selected multimedia files if two or more multimedia files are selected, and controls the play unit to play the selected multimedia files according to a priority each type of multimedia files is assigned if the selected multimedia files have different types.03-28-2013
20130039634SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CREATING AN INTELLIGENT VIDEO CLIP FOR IMPROVED INVESTIGATIONS IN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE - Systems and methods to create, display, and play self-explanatory video data streams for use in video surveillance are provided. Methods include displaying and playing an incident video data stream in a primary video panel on a viewing screen, and displaying and playing at least one playback session of the incident video data stream in at least one secondary video panel on the viewing screen. The at least one playback session corresponds to at least one marked key moment in the incident video data stream, and the at least one playback session is played in the at least one secondary video panel at a time corresponding to when the at least one marked key moment in the incident video data stream is being playing in the primary video panel.02-14-2013
20130039636METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND TRANSMITTING HIGH DEFINITION 3-D MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and system for encoding and/or transmitting high definition 3-D multimedia content. In one embodiment, the frames for each eye of a viewer may be transmitted in a frame sequential manner to a display device, with an occasional null frame included in the frame stream. The null frame may be ignored by the display device and not presented to the viewer. In another embodiment, a synchronization signal may be presented to the display device to instruct the display device on how to display the frame-sequenced frames such that the 3-D effect of the content may be achieved. The synchronization signal may be presented to the display device embedded within the frames of the content or embedded within the null frames. The synchronization signal may also be provided out of band, such as on a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable.02-14-2013
20130039635IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR SEQUENTIALLY STORING DATA BASED ON A TIME SHIFT - An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a reception unit which receives broadcast data; a storage unit which, in response to a time shift function being turned on, sequentially stores broadcast data received via the reception unit; and a control unit which, in response to the storage unit being filled with a predefined amount (in time) of broadcast data, generates a file in which broadcast data is stored in time order by deleting least recent broadcast data in the storage unit while storing subsequent broadcast data to most recent broadcast data in the storage unit in a spare storage space of the storage unit next to the most recent broadcast data.02-14-2013
20130136413PLAYBACK APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A playback apparatus obtains section information, which is included in obtained moving image data, and includes a shooting frame rate, information required to identify a start frame, and information of a range of an elapsed time from a shooting start timing for each section having the same shooting frame rate. When a playback position of the moving image data is specified using an elapsed time from the shooting start timing, the playback apparatus determines a section including the playback position using pieces of section information of respective sections. Then, the playback apparatus identifies a playback frame corresponding to the playback position from information of a range of an elapsed time of the determined section, a shooting frame rate of that section, information required to identify a start frame of that section, and the playback position.05-30-2013
20120183273ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A graphical user interface is disclosed which achieves an easy search for a desired item. When an operation inputting section accepts a selective operation input for selection of one of plural processing functions, plural representation images individually representing plural processing object items of the processing function are displayed in an array along one direction of a display screen such that one of the representation images can be selected as a noticed representation image by an inputting operation through the operation inputting section. A decision section decides whether or not plural processing object items of the selected processing function are divided in a plurality of groups. If the processing object items are divided in groups, then the group name of the group to which the processing object item of the noticed representation image belongs is displayed in the proximity of the noticed representation image.07-19-2012
20120213488TERMINAL DEVICE - A terminal device determines whether a clock is a secure clock or a self-running clock. If the clock is the self-running clock, the device stores a clocking time of the clock as a timestamp file in a memory card in recording content. In playing back the content, the device determines validity of a clocking time using the timestamp file to play back the content and also updates the stored time of the stored time as the timestamp file to a content playback start time. In contrast, if the clock is the secure clock, the device stores the timestamp file indicating a recording time of the content in the memory card only in recording the content and omits updating the stored time as the timestamp file in playing back the content.08-23-2012
20130044995VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PLAYING MUSIC AND MUSIC VIDEOS USING A VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS - A digital jukebox (02-21-2013
20130084052ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND NETWORK ACCESS MODULE - The disclosure provides an electronic device and a network access module. The electronic device comprises: a multimedia processing module and a network access module. The multi-media processing module comprises a first network control circuit, and the network access module comprises: a second network control circuit, a third network control circuit, at least a fourth network control circuit, a network transmission unit, and a multiplexer. The multiplexer is utilized for selecting at least a multimedia connecting port from a plurality of multimedia connecting ports to connect to the at least a fourth network control circuit, so as to make at least a multimedia device connected to the at least a multimedia connecting port to connect to an external network and access the external network via the at least a fourth network control circuit, the network transmission unit, the third network control circuit, and the network connecting port.04-04-2013
20130089299Graphical diagram having elements that correspond to objects and that have locations in correspondence with appearance relationships of objects - A video is divided into portions and has objects. Each object appears in one or more portions. A graphical diagram is generated and displayed that has graphical elements corresponding to the objects. Each graphical element has a size corresponding to a number and/or size of the portions in which the object to which the graphical element corresponds appears. The graphical elements have locations within the graphical diagram in correspondence with relationships of appearance of the objects within the portions. Selection of a point or area within the graphical diagram is received. Which of the graphical elements include the point or area are determined as one or more selected graphical elements corresponding to one or more selected objects. Which of the portions include all the selected objects are determined and output as one or more selected portions.04-11-2013
20130051751PARAMETER ANALYZING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A parameter analyzing method for analyzing parameters set in an electronic device, includes step of: displaying a user interface having a plurality of icons to be activated to received user's commands; generating instructions in response to the user's commands; transmitting the instructions to the electronic device; receiving the parameters generated by the electronic device according to the instructions; and detecting whether the received parameters meet a requirement by comparing the received parameters with predetermined parameters.02-28-2013
20120219264IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - Image processing unit for executing, on movie images that have been recorded in a recording medium, image processing of at least one of imparting or removing an electronic zoom effect, or imparting or removing an electronic blurring effect; a first setting unit that sets, in the movie images, a processing section in which the image processing is to be executed by the image processing unit; a second setting unit that sets, for the processing section in the movie images, at least one of either the zoom factor processing or the amount of blurring having time-series changes to be imparted by the second image processing; and a movie image data creation unit that creates movie image data including the movie images on which the image processing has been performed by the image processing unit, on the basis of the content set by the first setting unit and the second setting unit.08-30-2012
20130071085Methods and Systems for Cataloging Text in a Recorded Session - Systems and methods described herein disclose searching the content of a recorded presentation layer protocol session including the steps of storing, a plurality of packets sent to a client device, rendering, by a protocol engine, at least one stored packet in the plurality of stored packets to a local video buffer and analyzing the at least one rendered packet with wherein analyzing includes at least scanning the at least one rendered packet with an optical character recognizer executing on the server. The systems and methods described herein also disclose using the optical character recognizer to generate a word associated with the at least one packet, using a post processing component to generate identification data associated with the generated word associated with the at least one packet, and storing the generated word associated with the at least one packet and storing the identification data associated with the generated word.03-21-2013
20130058620VIDEO WARNING SYSTEMS FOR DEVICES, PRODUCTS, CONTAINERS AND OTHER ITEMS - Systems and methods for providing video warnings are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a processor operably coupled to a video screen. A data storage medium containing a video warning can be operably coupled to the processor and an electrical circuit can provide a signal to the processor to initiate display of the video warning on the video screen. In some embodiments, the electrical circuit can include a sensor that produces the signal to initiate the display of the video warning.03-07-2013
20130058622VIDEO WARNING SYSTEMS FOR DEVICES, PRODUCTS, CONTAINERS AND OTHER ITEMS - Systems and methods for providing video warnings are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a processor operably coupled to a video screen. A data storage medium containing a video warning can be operably coupled to the processor and an electrical circuit can provide a signal to the processor to initiate display of the video warning on the video screen. In some embodiments, the electrical circuit can include a sensor that produces the signal to initiate the display of the video warning.03-07-2013
20130058623VIDEO WARNING SYSTEMS FOR DEVICES, PRODUCTS, CONTAINERS AND OTHER ITEMS - Systems and methods for providing video warnings are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a processor operably coupled to a video screen. A data storage medium containing a video warning can be operably coupled to the processor and an electrical circuit can provide a signal to the processor to initiate display of the video warning on the video screen. In some embodiments, the electrical circuit can include a sensor that produces the signal to initiate the display of the video warning.03-07-2013
20130058621VIDEO WARNING SYSTEMS FOR DEVICES, PRODUCTS, CONTAINERS, AND OTHER ITEMS - Systems and methods for providing video warnings are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a processor operably coupled to a video screen. A data storage medium containing a video warning can be operably coupled to the processor and an electrical circuit can provide a signal to the processor to initiate display of the video warning on the video screen. In some embodiments, the electrical circuit can include a sensor that produces the signal to initiate the display of the video warning.03-07-2013
20120308197MEDIA DATA PLAYBACK DEVICE AND REPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A media data playback device is capable of simultaneously parsing and decoding two different sections of streaming media, where one section of the streaming media comprises a replay section. The device shows replay progress of the replay section on a progress bar and allows switching positions during replaying of the replay section.12-06-2012
20120308195FEEDBACK SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving a video at a computer device. The video includes a plurality of time codes corresponding to a plurality of video segments of the video. At least a portion of the plurality of video segments is played via a user interface operating on the computer device. A comment corresponding to a first video segment of the plurality of video segments is received via the user interface. The comment is associated with a first time code of the plurality of time codes, where the first time code corresponds to the first video segment. The comment is synchronized with playback of the video.12-06-2012
20110013881PLAYBACK DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM, PLAYBACK METHOD - A playback device judges whether a connected display device is equipped to display only interlaced video or both interlaced and progressive video. If equipped to display both interlaced and progressive video, a mode setting unit 01-20-2011
20110013880MEDIA PLAYBACK/DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a method playback/display device where a user can load/unload a medium and perform operation from a vehicle front seat easily. The device (01-20-2011
20120224832METHOD OF RECORDING AND REPLAYING VIDEO DATA, AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - Provided are a method of recording video data, a method of replaying a video data, and a display device using the same. The method of recording video data receives and stores data provided from the outside, determines whether the received video data is 3D video data, sets a video format for replaying the 3D video data when the received video data is the 3D video data, and stores a video type of the 3D video data and the set video format.09-06-2012
20120224830PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM FOR RECORDING TELEVISION PROGRAMS - An interactive program guide system is provided. The system facilitates recording of programs selected from the program guide. The system handles the recording and viewing of pay programs, parentally-controlled programs, consecutive programs on different television channels, and programs with and without copy protection. Programs may be recorded using combination television videocassette recorder (TV/VCR) units.09-06-2012
20120224829PLAYBACK APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND PLAYBACK METHOD - A playback apparatus including: a Clip information read circuit 09-06-2012
20130163952VIDEO PRESENTATION APPARATUS, VIDEO PRESENTATION METHOD, VIDEO PRESENTATION PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is a video presentation apparatus enabling the user to easily ascertain the associative relationship between video and audio.06-27-2013
20130064521Session recording with event replay in virtual mobile management - Systems and methods for recording and replaying a troubleshooting event between a customer and CARE agent are provided. The method includes configuring a communication component of the remote mobile management systems to enable recording of a media stream associated with entire troubleshooting session; transmitting the media stream over a network based on the configuration of the communication component; receiving the media stream over the network; and replaying the received media stream. As a result, a special mode of Virtual Mobile Management (VMM) tool that allows remote support technicians to record the entire troubleshooting session from the management console is provided by present invention and they can replay the events to help trace the problems encountered by the user on the device.03-14-2013
20120114299DISC REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - A disc reproduction apparatus of the present invention has a signal processing section which displays a pop-up menu and a user interface specific to a title being reproduced by a reproduction section, on a monitor. Upon accepting a user's operation to display the pop-up menu or the user interface, the signal processing section displays only any of the pop-up menu and the user interface on the monitor. Due to such configuration, only any of the pop-up menu and user interface specific to an HDMV mode or BD-J mode title is displayed, and thereby, wrong operations by a user are reduced.05-10-2012
20120114298Reproduction device, reproduction method, reproduction program, and recording medium - For a content-prerecorded large capacity disc-shaped recording medium, a user interface having high flexibility is accomplished. Button image data, corresponding sound data as an effect sound, and control commands for the sound data and image data are multiplexed with a stream and recorded on the disc. A scenario reproduced from the disc is stored in a buffer. The image data and sound data are stored in a buffer. Image data is read from the buffer in accordance with a scenario and expanded to a graphics plane. In addition, corresponding sound data is read from the buffer and reproduced by a sound player. When a button image is varied in accordance with a state change of the button, an effect sound is reproduced. As a result, a more effective user interface is accomplished.05-10-2012
20130163951SNAPSHOT FEATURE FOR TAGGED VIDEO - A method takes a snapshot of a video sequence containing a video tag. The method comprises causing a display device to present a video sequence for a period of time and causing the display device to display at least one video tag contemporaneously with the video sequence. The method further comprises accepting, at a moment during the period of time, an input associated with a user action signifying taking a snapshot of the video sequence with a video tag of interest displayed with the video sequence at the moment. The method further comprises storing, in response to acceptance of the input, data sufficient to reproduce a still image from the video sequence with video tag of interest at approximately the moment. Optionally, the method may further comprise causing the display device to display the still image at a later time or including the still image in an email message.06-27-2013
20120237179STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME - It is arranged so that a sense of discomfort will not be imparted to an individual observing a stereoscopic image. Cross-point information is recorded on a memory card on which stereoscopic moving image data has also been recorded. When the stereoscopic moving image is played back, an image representing a subject that is deeper than the cross point represented by the cross-point information is caused to blur. By causing blurring, the observer can be prevented from closely observing an image portion that exhibits too much parallax. Thus a sense of discomfort is not imparted to the observer.09-20-2012
20130163948VIDEO PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND VIDEO PLAYBACK METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video playback apparatus includes a recorder, storage, a setter, a classifier and a display controller. The setter is configured to set a keyword for searching for a comment on the program recorded by the recorder, from the comments stored in the storage. The classifier is configured to classify on which program recorded by the recorder the comment stored by the storage is made, based on the keyword set by the setter. The display controller is configured to, when playing back the program recorded by the recorder, perform control to display the comment classified by the classifier as a comment on the program, and the program.06-27-2013
20130163950System and Method of Recording Programs of Favorite Channels - A method includes automatically recording a plurality of programs associated with a favorite channel including creating a recording entry for at least one program of the plurality of programs. The recording entry includes information indicating a starting position of a recording of the at least one program and a storage location corresponding to the recording. The method includes, in response to receiving a request to display a particular program, sending a recording of the particular program to a device for presentation. The particular program is automatically presented at the starting position indicated by a particular recording entry that corresponds to the particular program.06-27-2013
20120230649STORAGE MANAGEMENT OF A RECORDING DEVICE IN A MULTI-USER SYSTEM - Systems and methods for managing the storage of recordings in a recording device in which the recordings were requested by several users are provided. Each user may be assigned a storage space limit defining the amount of storage space each user is entitled to use. In some embodiments, the storage space limit may be flexibly increased to take advantage of extra space available from other users. The system may intelligently borrow space from other users to limit the risk that a requested recording is canceled due to unavailable storage resources. In some embodiments, the system may jointly allocate a recording to several users who commonly requested a recording. The system may also set aside space in the recording device that is saved exclusively for a particular user. In some embodiments, the recording device may allocate the storage resources based on the usage of the recordings.09-13-2012
20110280542SECONDARY STORAGE DEVICE - A secondary storage device 11-17-2011
20110280543PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND PLAYBACK METHOD - According to one embodiment, a playback apparatus includes a decoder, a resolution receiver, and an image quality enhancer. The decoder configured to decode encoded first moving image data to generate second moving image data. The resolution receiver configured to receive a resolution of a display device on which a video image based on the second moving image data is displayed. The image quality enhancer configured to perform image quality enhancement processing to the second moving image data according to the resolution of the display device.11-17-2011
20120082426Systems and Methods for Incentivizing Content Engagement - Systems and associated methods for incentivizing content engagement are described. Embodiments provide a recommended feature application to offer premier/recommended content. This can take place at a variety of times, for example during the primary content selection interface display, as well as offering said content interactively as an overlay during the conclusion of a piece of content. Embodiments employ a weighted process for selecting a recommended feature based on one or more stored preference files. The recommended feature application can be utilized across titles.04-05-2012
20120099836INSERTION OF 3D OBJECTS IN A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE AT RELATIVE DEPTH - Techniques for rendering at least one object into a stereoscopic image for a display device are provided. Perceptual depth data as a fraction of viewer distance for the object is received. This perceptual depth data can be normalized. A pixel separation offset for a particular display device is calculated from the perceptual depth data. Left and right eye images of the object are respectively inserted into the stereoscopic image with the pixel separation offset. For a specific embodiment, the object includes captioning to be inserted.04-26-2012
20120099834IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an image reproduction apparatus includes: a display device configured to display an image represented by a video signal; and a reproduction module including an insertion port into which an optical disc is inserted, and configured to reproduce a video signal, wherein the display device and the reproduction module are provided in a same casing; and the display device is caused to display an image representing each of a position of the insertion port and the optical disc to be inserted into the insertion port based on an operation instruction to the reproduction module.04-26-2012
20120099833RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN APPARATUS CONNECTED BETWEEN RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a recording/reproducing apparatus including, a network controller configured to acquire a program or data via a network, a signal processing module configured to transmit and receive a program or data or a control signal using a bidirectional communication, and a determination module configured to determine that each of a connected apparatus and an external apparatus are an apparatus, which is capable of turning off the power according to a power-off instruction if the connected apparatus and the external apparatus accept the power-off instruction from the signal processing module when the signal processing module is connected to the external device via an apparatus connected by a bidirectional interface, and to notify the determination.04-26-2012
20120099832PORTABLE VIDEO PLAYER - A portable video player includes: a data input coupled to a memory module to store at least one video file, a video decoder coupled to the memory module via a memory interface to decode the video file, and a video interface connector to output to a display the decoded video file.04-26-2012
20110299827PVR Hyperlinks Functionality in Triggered Declarative Objects for PVR Functions - A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a triggered declarative object (TDO) at a digital television receiver device that carries out a programmed routine when user activated; the TDO further including a scripted control object that when activated by the viewer implements a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) function; and executing the TDO to cause the TDO to generate a signal that presents the scripted control object. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.12-08-2011
20110286716COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A computer conversation system comprising: at least one server including a processor and memory and configured for communication with a plurality of user computers which each comprise a display; a video recording application configured to record video or receive recorded video from some, and preferably all, of the individual computers of the plurality of user computers; wherein the at least one server is configured to send a sequence of recorded videos to the plurality of users, the sequence of recorded videos based on the videos recorded or received from the individual computers and optionally the system is configured to send a file to the plurality of user computers which results in each of the plurality of computers displaying on the display an array of visual indicators in a set order, wherein each of a plurality of the visual indicators corresponds to at least one recorded video to be sent by the server, and the set order of the array corresponds to the order of at least part of the sequence of recorded video.11-24-2011
20130163949INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a control unit controlling playback of an image of an edit target, and a generation unit generating edit information including information indicating multiple edit effects applied in combination with the image of an edit interval and information indicating the edit interval, where, in a playback interval of the image, the edit interval is an interval from a playback position at a time an instruction is given during the playback of the image to a position a predetermined time after the playback position.06-27-2013
20110286715METHOD FOR PROVIDING A VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICE WITH A SUBTITLE-BASED REPEAT/PLAYBACK FUNCTION, AND ASSOCIATED VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSING CIRCUIT - A method for providing a video playback device with a subtitle-based repeat/playback function includes: storing at least one subtitle start time point corresponding to at least one subtitle; and providing the video playback device with a user interface for controlling the video playback device to perform at least one predetermined operation according to the at least one subtitle start time point in response to at least one predetermined user control activity. An associated video playback device and an associated processing circuit are provided. In particular, the processing circuit includes: a controller arranged to control operations of the video playback device; and a program code embedded in the controller or received from outside the controller, where the controller executing the program code is arranged to provide the user interface of the subtitle-based repeat/playback function for controlling the video playback device to perform the at least one predetermined operation.11-24-2011
20120027376REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A reproducing apparatus includes a reproducing section that reproduces 3D contents stored on a content-recording medium; and a display controller that displays a 3D content in 2D images during a predetermined time period after the completion of a jumping operation in the case where the jumping operation has been performed on the 3D images of the 3D content during the reproduction performed on the 3D images of the 3D content by the reproducing section.02-02-2012
20130022332Simulated Graphical Replay of a Sporting Event - A method of generating missing data in sports play data. The actual data and simulated data are then combined to create a graphical replay system that allows users to quickly analyze ball movement on the playing field.01-24-2013
20120033936REPRODUCING APPARATUS OF VIDEO AND AUDIO INFORMATION - A reproducing apparatus capable of reproducing audio and/or video information indicating audio and video, includes a display unit configured capable of displaying information related to reproduction of the audio and video information, and a display controller configured to control the display unit. The display controller has plural display control modes, selects one display control mode from the plural display control modes according to control state of reproducing operation of the audio and video information, and controls the display unit according to the selected display control mode. The plural display control mode include a first display mode which controls emission state of all of the light-emitting diodes to display time information related to reproduction of audio and video information on the display unit, and a second display mode which controls emission state of a part of the light-emitting diodes to display, on the display unit, information representing that the reproducing apparatus is in operation to reproduce the audio and video information.02-09-2012
20120033935VIDEO DISPLAYING SYSTEM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - When reproducing 3D contents, a video signal reproducing apparatus connected to a 3D display device of various 3D display schemes provides a guide display or a guide voice conformed to each of the 3D display schemes. Viewing requirements concerning the 3D display scheme of the 3D display device are transmitted to the video signal reproducing apparatus. When reproducing contents, the video signal reproducing apparatus is configured to conduct suitable guide display or voice guide on the basis of viewing requirements concerning the 3D display scheme.02-09-2012
20120033934VIDEO DISPLAYING SYSTEM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - When reproducing 3D contents, a video signal reproducing apparatus connected to a 3D display device of various 3D display schemes provides a guide display or a guide voice conformed to each of the 3D display schemes. Viewing requirements concerning the 3D display scheme of the 3D display device are transmitted to the video signal reproducing apparatus. When reproducing contents, the video signal reproducing apparatus is configured to conduct suitable guide display or voice guide on the basis of viewing requirements concerning the 3D display scheme.02-09-2012
20120106924SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDIA ANNOTATION, SELECTION AND DISPLAY OF BACKGROUND DATA - Video content is a time varying presentation of scenes or video frames. Each frame can contain a number of scene elements such as actors, foreground items, background items, or other items. A person enjoying video content can select a scene element by specifying a screen coordinate while the video content plays. Frame specification data identifies the specific frame or scene being displayed when the coordinate is selected. The coordinate in combination with the frame specification data is sufficient to identify the scene element that the person has chosen. Information about the scene element can then be presented to the person. An annotation database can relate the scene elements to the frame specification data and coordinates.05-03-2012
20120106923ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND SCENE-TYPE DISPLAY METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a storage device configure to store cheer level information which indicate a time change of a cheer level included in video content data and applause level information which indicate a time change of applause level included in the video content data, and video content information displaying module configure to display two types of graphs of a cheer graph showing a time change of the cheer level in accordance with the cheer level information and an applause graph showing a time change of the applause level in accordance with the applause level information in a volume level indication area in a two-dimensional display area.05-03-2012
20120106922PROJECTION-TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - In the case of performing focus adjustment, image quality control is performed to set to relatively a high-contrast sense color mode of plural color modes that enable to set according to an environment at the time of projection.05-03-2012
20120106921ENCODING METHOD, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND DECODING METHOD - An encoding method is provided, according to which video streams obtained by compression-coding original images are contained in one transport stream. The video streams contained in the transport stream include a video stream that constitutes 2D video and video streams that constitute 3D video. When containing such video streams in the transport stream, a descriptor specifying the video streams constituting the 3D video is contained in a PMT (Programmable Map Table) of the transport stream.05-03-2012
20120106920System And Method For Adding Auxiliary Data To Time-Shifted Data - A system and method is provided for adding auxiliary data to time-shifted data. In one embodiment, data is transmitted from a data source to a receiver via a data distribution means. The receiver, which may be configured to function as both a receiver and a DVR, is configured to add auxiliary data to time-shifted data. The receiving device is configured to acquire auxiliary data at the time the time-shifted data is being played, and to add the auxiliary data to the time-shifted data so that both the time-shifted data and the auxiliary data are displayed to a user on a display. By acquiring auxiliary data at (or around) the time the time-shifted data is being played, it is more likely that the auxiliary data has value to the user, thereby increasing the value of the time-shifted data to the content owner, the content provider and advertisers.05-03-2012
20120106919MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - A multimedia system that includes a television (TV). The TV includes an optical disc drive (ODD) that outputs raw data obtained from a medium, such as an optical disc, through a slave interface. The TV also includes a codec that processes the raw data received from the ODD. The TV includes a master interface corresponding to the slave interface, a codec device that extracts an image signal and/or an audio signal from the raw data transmitted through the interfaces, and a multimedia output device that outputs the image signal and/or the audio signal.05-03-2012
20120106918INTERFACE DEVICE AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - An interface device coupled between a computer system and a display system. The interface device includes a control module. The control module receives data from the computer system, and determines whether to display the data on the display system in a projection mode or in a media rendering mode according to operation signals inputted by a user. In the projection mode, the data includes static pictures. The control module projects the static pictures onto the display system in sequence. In the media rendering mode, the data includes a video stream. The control module controls the video stream to be transmitted from the computer system to the display system and controls the playback of the video stream on the display device. When in the projection mode and when the operation signal indicates that switching to the media rendering mode is required, the media rendering mode is activated in the projection mode.05-03-2012
20120106917Electronic Apparatus and Image Processing Method - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an anniversary setting module, an image setting module, an image extraction module, and an image extraction module. The anniversary setting module sets an input date to be an anniversary. The image setting module associates one still image of a plurality of still images with the anniversary, the associated still image being designated by a user. The image extraction module extracts still images from the plurality of still images when a present date is within a predetermined time period including the anniversary, the extracted still images being relevant to the associated still image. The image display module displays a moving picture using the associated still image and the extracted still images.05-03-2012
20120106916DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING VIDEO DATA PACKETS - The invention relates to a device for receiving audio video data packets and corresponding method. According to said method, said packets received comprising an absolute time stamp showing the display time of said packets, said packets being intended to be displayed after their recording, or to be displayed directly following their reception. The device comprises an interface module with the display intended to respect, among other things, the display time of said packets. The device comprises: 05-03-2012
20110200297IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - An image display system and a display method thereof are provided. The image display system includes an optical disc having image information thereon, an image display device having extended display identification data (EDID), and a reproduction device to analyze the EDID to determine an interface to connect with the image display device, if the image information is three-dimensional (3D) image information, and instruct the image display device to output an alarm text, if the interface is an analog. When the interface is an analog interface, the reproduction device may output an analog two-dimensional (2D) image or 3D image through the image display device. Even when the image display device and the reproduction device are interconnected via an analog interfaces, a 2D or 3D image may be output based on the 3D image information.08-18-2011
20110200295EXEMPTION SCREEN DISPLAY DEVICE AND EXEMPTION SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD - According to one embodiment, an exemption screen display device includes a display module and a recording module. When utilization of a service using a communication function based on a network is requested, the display module displays an exemption clause for the requested service on the screen. When consent is given to the exemption clause displayed by the display module, the recording module records information on the consent to the exemption clause.08-18-2011
20100278510METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPRODUCING AUDIO/VIDEO CONTENT AND PORTABLE DEVICE - A method for reproducing audio and/or video content on a device is provided. A position of a user is determined. Audio and/or video content to be reproduced on the device is selected based on the position of the user and is reproduced on the device. If the determined position of the user is in a first region (11-04-2010
20120294583DISPLAY IMAGE GENERATING METHOD - An image processing apparatus including an input terminal that receives a plurality of image units that are temporally or spatially continuous; an image processing unit that performs image processing on the plurality of image units by iteratively performing the image processing on subsets of the plurality of image units; and a display image generating unit that controls a display to display the plurality of image units when the image processing unit begins performing the image processing; display, at a time of a completion of intermediate processing of a subset of the plurality of image units by the image processing unit, an intermediate processed image including the processed subset of the plurality of image data units; and display, after completion of the processing of the plurality of image units by the image processing unit, a complete processed image including the processed plurality of image data units.11-22-2012
20110206344METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A SYNCHRONIZED VIDEO PRESENTATION WITHOUT VIDEO TEARING - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for feeding a video stream from a video source in a manner that prevents video tearing.08-25-2011
20120141088INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus that includes a processor that reproduces video data, and an interface that receives an instruction to perform a fast forward operation or a rewind operation on the reproduced video data. The processor, upon receiving the instruction, controls a display to display a first line of thumbnail images each corresponding to a frame of the video data selected at a first time interval, and subsequently controls the display to display a second line of thumbnail images each corresponding to a frame of the video data selected at a second time interval.06-07-2012
20120141087METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A SIMPLE USER INTERFACE TO AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is provided that includes a media subsystem that may include an audio subsystem, a display subsystem, or both. The electronic device additionally includes an interface that is adapted to connect the electronic device to an auxiliary device and a remote receiver that is configured to receive commands from a remote control. The remote control includes a menu button, which may send a menu selection command to the electronic device that may be used to incrementally display menu screens from either the auxiliary device or the electronic device upon subsequent presses.06-07-2012
20110142412RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus has: a stream generating unit for generating a first stream constituted of a first moving image signal at a first frame rate and an input audio signal and a second stream constituted of a second moving image signal at a second frame rate faster than the first frame rate and a predetermined audio signal; a recording unit for recording the first and second streams; and an instructing unit for instructing a change-over of a frame rate, wherein in accordance with an instruction output from the instructing unit during recording the first stream, the stream generating unit outputs the second stream instead of the first stream, and the recording unit records the second stream output in response to the instruction by the instructing unit, instead of the first stream.06-16-2011
20130121661Method of playing content on a digital media renderer and related computer system - A method of playing content on a digital media renderer (DMR) includes installing a virtual DMR on a computer, the virtual DMR being a software application installed to run on an operating system of the computer and executed by a processor of the computer, and associating a real DMR device with the virtual DMR. The method further includes displaying details corresponding to the real DMR device in a charm sidebar of the operating system, where the real DMR device does not have certification to be installed on the operating system and the virtual DMR does have certification to be installed on the operating system, receiving a command from a user through the charm sidebar for indicating an action to perform on the real DMR device, and the virtual DMR transferring the command from the user to the real DMR device for executing the command on the real DMR device.05-16-2013
20120195569MULTIMEDIA PLAYER DISPLAYING OPERATION PANEL DEPENDING ON CONTENTS - A digital content operating apparatus, including: a communication unit which communicates with an external device which has a display for displaying the digital content; a user operation interface which receives a user operation to control the digital content which is displayed on the external device; a display which displays either a linear content operation panel or an interactive content operation panel; and a controller which controls the user operation interface corresponding to information on the digital content which is displayed on the external device; wherein either the linear content operation panel or the interactive content operation panel is displayed alternatively as the user operation interface on the display.08-02-2012
20110116760DISTRIBUTED SCALABLE MEDIA ENVIRONMENT FOR ADVERTISING PLACEMENT IN MOVIES - Ads are placed in a movie using a graphical interface that enables selecting of the ads from a set of ads, selecting frames of the movie for the ad, and selecting locations in the frames for the ads. Each of the ad and the movie can be a still image, a full motion video, an audio, a graphic or a combination thereof. An executable command may also be a part of the ad that is inserted, the command being selected for execution by a viewer of the ad when the movie is played to the viewer.05-19-2011
20130129309SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECORDIGN VIDEO CONTENT - An aspect of the present invention provides a device for use with a stream of video content and a video display. The device includes a receiver, a circular buffer, an output portion, a controller and a second buffer. The receiver receives the stream of video content. The circular buffer stores up to a predetermined first length of the stream of video content as buffered video content. The output portion outputs a first video signal, based on the buffered video content, to the video display. The controller controls the output portion to output the first video signal as one of the buffered video content playing in real time, a paused portion of the buffered video content, and a previously played portion of the buffered video content. The second buffer stores a portion of the buffered video content as stored video content. The output portion outputs a second video signal, based on the stored video content, to the video display. The circular buffer continues to store the stream of video content when the controller controls the output portion to output the first video signal as one of the paused portion of the buffered video content and the previously played portion of the buffered video content. When the circular buffer stores the stream of video content for a second length that is greater than the first length, the controller can further control the second buffer to store a predetermined portion of the second length as the portion of the buffered video content.05-23-2013
20100303437RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, PLAYBACK METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A recording medium 12-02-2010
20100303438INFORMATION DEVICE - A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.12-02-2010
20110123168MULTIMEDIA APPLICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING METADATA FOR SENSORY DEVICE - A multimedia application system uses metadata for sensory devices. The system includes: a sensory-device engine for generating a sensory device command (SDC) for controlling the sensory devices based on sensory effect information (SEI) generated to represent sensory effects by using the sensory devices depending on video contents, user preference information (UPI) of the sensory devices and device capability information (DCI) indicative of reproducing capability of the sensory devices; and a sensory-device controller for controlling sensory devices to perform sensory effect reproduction in response to the generated SDC.05-26-2011
20100310230CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING - An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server. Programs may also be recorded on a local media server. The program guide provides users with VCR-like control over programs that are played back from the media servers and over real-time cached copies of the programs. The program guide also provides users with an opportunity to designate gift recipients for whom programs may be recorded.12-09-2010
20110110645VIDEO AND AUDIO REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND VIDEO AND AUDIO REPRODUCTION METHOD - The DVD player includes: a reproducing unit reproducing audio data and video data; a first transmission unit converting, into first data in accordance with a first standard, the audio data and video data reproduced by the reproducing unit, and transmitting the first data to the television; a second transmission unit converting, into second data in accordance with a second standard, the audio data and video data reproduced by the reproducing unit, and transmitting the second data to the television; a display determination unit determining whether or not to display an error message regarding an error occurring in the first transmission unit based on whether or not the video is displayed using the first data; and a display control unit causing the message display unit to display the error message according to a result of the determination by the display determination unit.05-12-2011
20120243847IMAGE PLAYBACK APPARATUS, IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS, AND METHODS THEREOF - An image playback apparatus and in image recording apparatus are designed to permit image playback from a selected position in an image file recorded to a directly accessible memory, such as a magnetic disk. During recording of an image file, the user can designate one or more candidate playback start positions in the file, and corresponding pointers are stored as part of the image file. When the file is to be played back, the playback apparatus accesses the pointer(s) and allows the user to select playback from the corresponding position(s) in the image file. Also the playback apparatus can rewrite pointers in an image file, whereby the user can designate candidate starting positions for future playback of the file.09-27-2012
20110243524METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING METADATA FOR SENSORY EFFECT, COMPUTER READABLE RECORD MEDIUM ON WHICH METADATA FOR SENSORY EFFECT IS RECORDED, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRESENTATING SENSORY EFFECT - Disclosed are a method and apparatus for providing metadata for a sensory effect, a computer-readable recording medium on which metadata for a sensory effect are recorded, and a method and apparatus for reproducing a sensory effect. A method for providing metadata for a sensory effect includes generating Sensory Effect Metadata (SEM) including sensory effect information on contents using binary representation syntax; and analyzing the SEM and transmitting the SEM to a sensory reproduction apparatus engine unit that generates control information on a sensory reproduction apparatus. In the method, the sensory effect information includes color correction effect information on the contents.10-06-2011
20110038595COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A communication apparatus includes a communication unit that communicates with an external apparatus via communication lines conforming to HDMI standard, a first detection unit that determines whether a first signal is detected indicating that the communication unit and the external apparatus are connected, a second detection unit that determines whether a second signal is detected indicating that the external apparatus is in a state where the external apparatus displays video data transmitted from the communication unit, and a control unit that controls the communication unit to transmit the video data to the external apparatus if the first signal and the second signal are detected.02-17-2011
20110150412RECEIVING DEVICE - A method of operating a receiving device (06-23-2011
20110069933Display Device with Playback Functionality, and Image Information Processing Method Thereof - A display device with playback functionality includes : an image information extracting module for extracting image information from a storage medium, and processing the image information so as to generate and output a first setting image signal conforming with a specific format; an image processor for receiving the first setting image signal and performing picture quality processing so as to generate and output a second setting image signal conforming with the specific format; a display unit capable of receiving and displaying one of the first and second setting image signals conforming with the specific format; and a control unit for performing control such that the display unit receives one of the first and second setting image signals when a command is received, and the other of the first and second setting image signals when the command is not received.03-24-2011
20120201508INFORMATION DEVICE - A DVD player for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The DVD player automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.08-09-2012
20120201507PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER-PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - A portable information terminal apparatus generates a first signal, based on the user's operation, that causes a recording/reproducing apparatus to acquire program information. A second signal based on the user's operation, causes the recording/reproducing apparatus to display the acquired program information. A third signal based on the user's operation causes the recording/reproducing apparatus to preset the program for unattended recording. A fourth signal based on the user's operation causes the recording/reproducing apparatus to convert the recorded program to video data in a predetermined file format.08-09-2012
20120201506MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A moving image display processing apparatus, method and system is disclosed for displaying a moving image having frames and including additional information related to the moving image. The additional information is a plurality of representative frames from the moving image, each representative frame being a still image representing a group of sequential frames, and an implicative image associated with at least one frame in the group of sequential frames other than the representative frame. The representative frames are displayed in a predetermined sequence such that implicative images are displayed between the representative frames. The moving image and the additional information can be received from different information providers and the additional information may be available for use for a predetermined period of time.08-09-2012
20120201505IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD THEREOF - In an image reproducing apparatus capable of performing group reproduction, a related image determination unit determines whether an image read by an image reading unit is an image included in a plurality of related images, which are related to each other, and if it is determined by the related image determination unit that the image read by the image reading unit is an image included in the plurality of related images, a representative image detection unit detects a representative image from a plurality of images constituting the plurality of related images including the read image, and a display processing unit causes a display unit to display the representative image detected by the representative image detection unit.08-09-2012
20110150414DVR Base Device with Portable Media Player - A portable media player (PMP) has non-volatile memory, at least one communication interface to remote digital devices, a touchscreen, and software stored on and executing from a machine-readable physical medium. The software provides functionality to enable a user, via touchscreen controls, with the PMP coupled to a digital video recorder (DVR), to browse indicators of video files stored on the DVR, to select and download files to the non-volatile memory of the PMP, and to play the video files on the touchscreen of the PMP after the PMP is uncoupled from the DVR.06-23-2011
20110255839IMPORTING BLU-RAY DISC CONTENT - A system is described, which includes an optical drive and a media server. The media server includes a storage device, and is coupled to the optical drive. The media server is configured to determine whether the optical drive contains an optical disc associated with digital content, and is further configured to receive a request for access to the digital content.10-20-2011
20120033933Display Control Device, Display Control Method, and Program - The present invention relates to a display control device, a display method, and a program, whereby a new thumbnail method can be provided.02-09-2012
20110158603FLICK INTEL ANNOTATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Video content is a time varying presentation of scenes or video frames. Each frame can contain a number of scene elements such as actors, foreground items, background items, or other items. A person enjoying video content can select a scene element by specifying a screen coordinate while the video content plays. Frame specification data identifies the specific frame or scene being displayed when the coordinate is selected. The coordinate in combination with the frame specification data is sufficient to identify the scene element that the person has chosen, information about the scene element can then be presented to the person. An annotation database can relate the scene elements to the frame specification data and coordinates.06-30-2011
20110150416Method Of Reproducing A Still Picture From A Recording Medium, Method Of Decoding The Still Picture And The Recording Medium - In the method, video data is reproduced from the recording medium, and an I-picture and a number of P-pictures are output as a still picture based on the reproduced video data. The output data may then be received and decoded for display.06-23-2011
20110150413MOVING PICTURE RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method to record or reproduce a moving picture includes generating main video streams when a moving picture is photographed, lowering a resolution of the main video streams so as to generate sub video streams, multiplexing the main video streams and the sub video streams so as to generate one file, and storing the generated file. Since only the sub video streams obtained by lowering the resolution of I-frames are displayed on the display unit, a picture decoding time is shortened and a picture may be rapidly and easily browsed and edited.06-23-2011
20110150417BD PLAYBACK SYSTEM, BD PLAYBACK DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Provided are a Blu-ray Disc (BD) playback system, a BD playback device, a display device, and a computer program which can report the status to the user during playback of BD content and can automatically provide an optimal user interface (UI). A BD playback device (06-23-2011
20110150415REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A displaying unit displays an indicator by superimposing it on the selected representative image, the indicator indicating a reproduction start position in a segment of moving image data corresponding to a selected representative image; and a reproduction controller adapted to determine a reproduction start position in the segment of moving image data corresponding to the selected representative image on the basis of the display position of the indicator within the display region corresponding to the selected representative image, and the total reproduction time of the segment of moving image data corresponding to the selected representative image.06-23-2011
20110211805BY STANDER-ACTIVATED AUDIO/VIDEO DISPLAY WITH REPLACEMENT MEMORY - A motion-sensing sales display, which plays back video and/or audio programming whenever a bystander enters the area in front of the display, is provided. An electronic motion sensor detects the presence of a nearby bystander and electrically triggers a digital media playback device, which plays back video and/or audio program materials stored in the display's digital memory. A video monitor and speaker integrated into the face of the display allow the sales display to present the recorded programming without the need for external audiovisual components.09-01-2011
201102118063D VIDEO REPRODUCTION MATCHING THE OUTPUT FORMAT TO THE 3D PROCESSING ABILITY OF A DISPLAY - A method of transmitting three dimensional video information over an interface from a playback device to a displaying device, the displaying device and the interface such that the properties of the displaying device can be queried over the interface, the method comprising determining one or more video format in which a compressed three dimensional video information is available to an input of the playback device, the three dimensional video information available either as stored on a record medium or received via a data transmission system; querying the displaying device over the interface with respect to one or more three dimensional video formats which the displaying device is able to process; selecting a best matching video format, wherein the best matching video format different from at least one available video format, the selection of the best matching video format based on the available video format and the video formats which the displaying device is able to process; processing the compressed three dimensional video information such that the three dimensional video information is transmitted over the interface in the best matching video format.09-01-2011
20110211804VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a video display device provided with a storage mechanism that reliably holds a recording medium (HDD) with the reduced number of components. A tray integrally stores an installed HDD built in the device and a cassette HDD attachable to and detachable from the device, and is mounted on a main chassis. An HDD stopper of a hook-like shape integrated with the tray presses an end part of the installed HDD to secure its storage position. An HDD holder integrated with the tray presses a side surface at an end part of the cassette HDD to prevent it from falling off the tray. Further, a regulating plate formed by cutting and raising the main chassis suppresses deformation of the HDD stopper, and an anti-falling plate prevents the installed HDD from falling off the tray.09-01-2011
20110255838SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING A PLURALITY OF VIDEO STREAMS ON RE-WRITABLE RANDOM-ACCESS MEDIA AND TIME- AND CHANNEL-BASED RETRIEVAL THEREOF - A digital video recorder (DVR) and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the DVR includes: (1) a mass data storage unit that concurrently and continuously receives and digitally stores a plurality of channels and (2) a channel viewer, coupled to the mass data storage unit, that retrieves a portion of one of the plurality of channels from the mass data storage unit based on a received command and presents the portion on a video display device.10-20-2011
20110164855UPSTREAM QUALITY ENHANCEMENT SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR RESOURCE CONSTRAINED CLIENT DEVICES - Methods, apparatuses and program logic in storage media to process media data for quality enhancement. Information is accepted from a resource constrained device, e.g., a wireless portable device related to the quality enhancement and/or environmental quantities such as background noise and/or ambient lighting for the device. Media data is data processed to achieve quality enhancement using at least some of the accepted information to generate processed output. The data processing of the media data includes processing when or where one or more resources sufficient for the processing are available.07-07-2011
20100284666SERIES REMINDERS AND SERIES RECORDING FROM AN INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE - An interactive media guidance system with program series reminder and recording capabilities is provided. The system allows a user to set a reminder or schedule a recording for a single episode or for each episode of a program series. Options may be provided that allow the user to schedule reminders/recordings for episodes on all or selected channels for some or all episodes including reruns, new episodes, network or syndicated episodes, on all or only on selected days.11-11-2010
20110019968PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE - The present invention is a set top box or other content management device that can convert television programming stored in a temporary buffer into a persistent event. The present invention may also trim data from a temporary buffer, such as an input buffer, without requiring additional software, RAM and other hardware normally associated with general purpose computers.01-27-2011
20110081126IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes a drawing reading unit configured to read a drawn line on a display, an extraction target still image determination unit configured to determine a point for extracting a still image from moving image data according to a locus read by the drawing reading unit, a still image extraction unit configured to extract a still image from the moving image data based on a point determined by the extraction target still image determination unit, and a still image display unit configured to display a still image extracted by the still image extraction unit, on the locus of the display.04-07-2011
20110176786APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTMENT OF VIDEO SETTINGS - An electronic device includes display control logic for adjusting video settings of the electronic device in order to improve the display of portable media player files on the electronic device. The video settings may include picture settings for a display subsystem of the electronic device, video processing methods stored within a processor of the electronic device, and expansion ratios for images received from the portable media player. A method of operating the electronic device may include acquiring media file data, such as the expansion ratio and file type, from the portable media player and using the data to determine the video settings.07-21-2011
20110188831INTELLIGENT PORTABLE MEMORY DEVICE WITH DISPLAY - Roughly described, a portable, removable memory device also includes a display for rendering images stored in the memory device in standalone mode. The memory device has a standard attachment interface to enable attachment and communication with different kinds of hosts. It also includes at least sufficient intelligence to be able to transform image file formats to satisfy user preferences or the requirements of different hosts. The device can be used as an interchangeable memory card, and also as a simple and easy way of sharing digital images.08-04-2011
20120308199Method And System For Displaying A Menu Which Has An Icon And Additional Information Corresponding To Stored Image Data, Wherein The Icon Can Display The Image Data With The Additional Information - A menu displaying system and method having an icon for editing image data in an AV (Audio and Video) device, the AV device having a recording medium capable of storing image data and audio data, and which is capable of reproducing image data and audio data. The method comprises steps for displaying icons and additional information corresponding to the image data stored at the recording medium, selecting one of the icons displayed, and reproducing image data corresponding to the selected icon. A corresponding program stored at the AV device having a recording media such as a hard disc drive, is then reproduced upon a menu screen such that image data stored at the AV device can be easily observed.12-06-2012
20120308198IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - Provided are an image display apparatus and method which enables a user to quickly and easily obtain information related to an image currently being reproduced. The image display apparatus includes: a setting module setting a plurality of sub regions into which a predetermined image frame of an image being played back are divided according to color; and a mapping module mapping one or more thumbnail images of one or more relevant contents related to the image to one or more sub regions selected from the sub regions.12-06-2012
20120308196SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLOADING AND DOWNLOADING A VIDEO FILE AND SYNCHRONIZING VIDEOS WITH AN AUDIO FILE - A system and method of playing an audio file and a video file on a player are provided. The method includes the steps of selecting a video file, selecting an audio file, synchronizing the video file and the audio file, and playing the synchronized audio and the video files.12-06-2012
20120308194DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, RECORDING/REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Whether images are to be displayed in a display order or at a display speed is determined for each type of event for when images that are recorded in a recording unit in association with events detected by a detection unit, which are to be displayed by a display unit. The display order indicates whether the images are to be displayed in chronological order or in reverse chronological order. The display speed indicates a display speed at which the images are to be reproduced by the display unit.12-06-2012
20120308193ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus, which play 2D video data or 3D video data, includes a 2Dto3D converter and a display controller. The 2Dto3D converter generates 3D video frames corresponding to 2D video frames in the 2D video data. The display controller controls displaying the 3D video frames on a screen if 3D play of the 2D video data has been requested, and controls displaying 3D video frames in the 3D video data if play of the 3D video data has been requested. The display controller controls displaying the 2D video frames on the screen if a change of a play speed has been requested during the 3D play of the 2D video data.12-06-2012
20120308192SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING VIDEOS FOR DISPLAY TO A PLAYER BASED ON A DURATION OF USING EXERCISE EQUIPMENT - Systems and methods for selecting for display to a player, based on a duration of using exercise equipment, videos are provided. The user equipment may monitor an exercise attribute of the user for a given period and compare the monitored attribute to a predetermined threshold corresponding to the attribute. Until the monitored attribute exceeds the predetermined threshold, the user equipment may present one or more media assets associated with a particular measure of quality. Once the predetermined threshold is exceeded by the monitored attribute, the user equipment may adjust the predetermined threshold and present one or more media assets associated with a higher measure of quality than the previously presented media assets.12-06-2012
20110305427Imaging Apparatus - An imaging apparatus includes an audio/video capture mechanism and an output mechanism movably installed at a side of the audio/video capture mechanism, and the output mechanism includes a first display unit and a second display unit installed on both surfaces of the output mechanism respectively and coupled to the audio/video capture mechanism, such that the imaging apparatus can display a captured image by the first and second display units and allow a photographer to view the content of a captured image while taking the picture of his own, as well as allowing the photographer and a photographed party to simultaneously view the content of a capture image, so as to achieve a more practical photographical effect to cope with different requirements.12-15-2011
20110305428PLAYBACK APPARATUS - Provided is a playback apparatus that has a function of generating a representative image of a moving image recorded in a recording medium. When moving image data of a plurality of clips is played back from the recording medium, a signal processor generates representative image data indicating representative images of clips based on the played-back moving image data, and stores the data in a memory. A display controller generates an index screen using the representative image data stored in the memory, and displays this on a display unit. Here, a controller determines a clip for which representative image data is to be stored in the memory based on the time necessary to generate representative image data, causes the signal processor to generate representative image data of the determined clip, and causes the memory to store that data.12-15-2011
20120039580Method and System for Remote Television Replay Control - A method, system, computer medium, and other embodiments for integrating unrelated web hosted services with stand-alone media-based devices are provided. Users can access and control the media-based device conveniently with a web-browser through various portals on the Internet. In one embodiment, users access the media-based device through one or more unrelated web portals, so as to control and to program the media-based device in a single web session, and to see information both stored on the media-based device and originating from third-party online sources of information and services in a single integrated presentation.02-16-2012
20120148210BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS - A broadcast receiving apparatus is equipped with a plurality of tuners that can respectively receive a control signal including region information identifying a region and channel designation information designating a program broadcast channel. A channel selection action of each tuner, display processing for a display unit, and recording processing for a storage unit are controlled based on a channel selection state of each tuner and the control signal. Furthermore, a tuner to select a channel designated by the channel designation information is determined based on a state of use of each tuner.06-14-2012
20120099835BROWSING METHOD OF BROWSING FILES OF TELEVSION - A browsing method of browsing files of a television includes the following steps: sorting the files in a selected file directory of the television to allow the files to be listed in sequence; and displaying or playing the files sequentially according to the listing sequence, executing a corresponding displaying and playing assembly to display or play the files of a second type when the files of a first type have been displayed or played completely. The browsing method of the present disclosure allows the television to display or play different types of files automatically without any delay and any engagement from the user, which improves the efficiency to browse the files.04-26-2012
20110317978PROPAGATING METADATA ASSOCIATED WITH DIGITAL VIDEO - Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.12-29-2011
20120045188INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: a display unit including a screen; a detection unit configured to detect a position designated by a user on the screen; and a controller configured to display, with at least a partial range of a moving image being a display range, a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of frames belonging to the display range by annularly arranging them in time series, and shift, when an operation is judged to be made along a direction in which the plurality of images are arranged based on a result of the detection by the detection unit, the display range in the moving image.02-23-2012
20120002937NAVIGATION INTERFACE WITH GHOST REGION - An implementation is described for navigating media. The implementation includes displaying a portion of the media. The implementation also includes displaying a navigation interface corresponding to the media. The navigation interface includes an active region, a current view region, and a ghost region. The active region corresponds to at least a portion of the media. The current view region corresponds to a portion of the media to be displayed. The current view is at least partially defined by a selector handle. The ghost region is coupled to the active region. The ghost region represents a range of remaining media other than the portion of the media in the active region. The ghost area provides a context for the remaining media relative to the portion of the media corresponding to the active region. The implementation also includes receiving user input to navigate the media according to a visual interaction between the sector handle and the ghost region.01-05-2012
20120008910REPRODUCTION UNIT, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The reproduction unit includes a reproducing unit that reproduces three-dimensional (3D) content recorded on a content recording medium, and a display control unit that displays a two-dimensional (2D) image of the 3D content on a parent screen having a predetermined size within a display screen when an interlace operation is executed with respect to a 3D image of the 3D content during reproduction by the reproducing unit, and displays the 3D image of the 3D content on a child screen having a size smaller than the predetermined size within the display screen.01-12-2012
20120008911REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AV NETWORK SYSTEM, REPRODUCTION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A BD player (01-12-2012
20120014660PLAYBACK APPARATUS, PLAYBACK METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A playback apparatus includes the following elements. A playback unit play backs 3D content recorded on a content recording medium. An OSD screen generator generates an OSD screen which is displayed by being superposed on a 3D image of the 3D content. An image processor generates a 3D image by changing an amount of parallax of the 3D image and combines the generated 3D image with the OSD screen. When the OSD screen is to be displayed while the 3D content is being played back, the image processor generates a 3D image by gradually decreasing a pop-out amount of the 3D image and combines the generated 3D image with the OSD screen. When the displayed OSD screen is to be erased, the image processor generates a 3D image by gradually increasing the decreased pop-out amount to the original pop-out amount, and combines the generated 3D image with the OSD screen.01-19-2012
20120020640DATA STRUCTURE, RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYING DEVICE AND PLAYING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a data structure, a recording medium, a playing device and a playing method, and a program, which enable providing of a video format for 3D display, suitable for 3D display of subtitles and menu buttons. 01-26-2012
20120020641CONTENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - The content reproduction apparatus comprises: an input unit to which a content is input; a reproduction position recording unit to record a reproduction position of a content being reproduced; a display unit to display the content; a sensor to detect a human's presence or absence in or from a predetermined area; and a timer to measure a time period of a human's absence from the predetermined area detected by the sensor; wherein, if the sensor detects a human's absence from the predetermined area, the reproduction position of the content being reproduced is recorded in the reproduction position recording unit and, according to the time period measured by the timer, the content reproduction apparatus is configured to control whether or not to present a screen image prompting to start reproducing the content from the reproduction position recorded in the reproduction position recording unit.01-26-2012
20120063740METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING A 3D IMAGE USING 2D IMAGE - A method and apparatus are provided for displaying a 3D image using a 2D image in an electronic device. Information related to an inclination of the electronic device is detected from a motion of the electronic device. The 3D image is generated by moving each of a plurality of image layers, which are derived from the 2D image, based on the detected information and motion parallax corresponding to the detected information. The 3D image is displayed.03-15-2012
20120063739USER TERMINAL, SERVER, DISPLAYING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF - A user terminal for reproducing contents stored in a multimedia storage medium includes a contents reproducing unit which reproduces contents, a display unit which displays on a screen contents reproduced by the contents reproducing unit, an information receiving unit which receives information regarding a medium of at least one of the multimedia storage medium and the contents stored therein from the multimedia storage medium, a communication unit which searches and receives additional information corresponding to the contents being reproduced from among additional information pre-stored in an external server by accessing the external server based on the information regarding a medium, and a controlling unit which controls the display unit to display the additional information received through the communication unit on the screen.03-15-2012
20120251071APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PLAYING BACK CONTENTS - A content playing device that displays multiple contents including scheduled-distribution contents is disclosed. Multiple player units include a moving picture player unit that, when receiving a start-to-prepare command, performs playback preparation processing based on the type of contents, moves into a wait state, and downloads at least scheduled-distribution contents from an external device that is connected through communications. The controller, according to the start of playback timing for contents, outputs a start-to-prepare command to the player units, and at the start of playback timing, outputs a start of playback command to the player units.10-04-2012
20120251072Mobile, Personsize Display System and Method of Use - A mobile personsize display system and method of use; in general, a platform, a support frame, a module display frame, an LED panel display formed of a plurality of LED display modules having a plurality of pixels, four or more casters, a battery powered supply, a media player (electrically communicating with the plurality of display modules for controlling the display of an image(s) on the LED panel display, and a removable content storage device and; thus, functions as a rugged person size mobile, light weight, battery powered display to inform customers and passers-by about product and service offerings via a rugged person size mobile light weight battery powered display.10-04-2012
20120251069Audio enhancement based on video and/or other characteristics - Audio enhancement based on video and/or other characteristics. Information associated with a media signal is employed to modify an audio signal portion thereof. When undergoing playback, a modified audio signal enhances a perceptual experience for a user (e.g., a listener, a viewer, etc.). Based on information from any desired source, an audio signal may undergo certain modification so that, when played back, the modified audio signal enhances a user's perceptual experience. For example, information related to a scene (e.g., foreground, background, etc.) of a media signal (e.g., extracted from an image frame of a video signal thereof) may be used to modify the audio effects of the audio signal portion of the media signal. In addition, information related to the position of an audio source (e.g., such as a location of a speaker/character in a film) may be used to modify the audio signal to reflect that audio source's location.10-04-2012
20120251070METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING CONTENT SEGMENTS - A method, apparatus and computer program product select content segments based at least in part on a contextual similarity level between the content segments and at least one of brightness levels, blur levels, and shake levels of the content segments. As such, a resultant video may be produced that comprises selected content segments. Accordingly, brightness levels of the content may be improved and shake and blur levels reduced while maintaining a desired field of view.10-04-2012
20120155829ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND FACE IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - According to one embodiment, a face image list display process module classifies face images, which are extracted from video content data, into a first face image group belonging to a predetermined attribute section and a second face image group belonging to sections other than the predetermined attribute section. The face image list display process module displays, on a face thumbnail display area, the face images belonging to one group of the first face image group and the second face image group in such a manner that the face images belonging to the one group are distinguished from the face images belonging to the other group of the first face image group and the second face image group.06-21-2012
20120155828Content Continuous-Reproduction Device, Reproduction Method Thereof, and Reproduction Control Program Thereof - According to one embodiment, a reproduction device includes a presenter, a repository, and a reproduction controller. The presenter presents a metadata group including a plurality of items of metadata to a first display, allows selection of the metadata from among the metadata group, and receives selected metadata. The repository holds the metadata received by the presenter. The reproduction controller obtains moving image on the basis of the metadata held in the repository, and outputs the moving image to a second display. When the metadata are selected from among the metadata group in the presenter while the is output by the reproduction controller, the presenter outputs the selected metadata to the repository and obtains a metadata group further related to the selected metadata without interrupting the which is output by the reproduction controller, and thereafter presents this obtained result to the first display.06-21-2012
20110091184CONTENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD - A content reproduction apparatus (04-21-2011
20110091183INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DATA TRANSFER METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus is configured to play back video content data. The information processing apparatus comprises a display device and a control module. The display device is configured to display video of video content data being played back. The control module is configured to display a graphical user interface including a first button associated with the video content data being played back and a second button indicative of an electronic device on a screen of the display device, and to transfer the video content data, which is associated with the first button and is being played back, to the electronic device in response to a pointing operation by a user for associating the first button with the second button.04-21-2011
20120207443VIDEO OUTPUTTING APPARATUS, VIDEO OUTPUTTING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A video outputting apparatus that is provided with a content executing unit that executes a content and generates information regarding the content execution; a subapplication executing unit that executes a subapplication and that generates information regarding the subapplication execution, the subapplication being an application to be executed simultaneously with the content; an association determining unit that determines the degree of association between the subapplication currently being executed by the subapplication executing unit and the content currently being executed by the content executing unit, based on at least one of the information regarding the subapplication execution and information regarding the content execution; and a display form deciding unit that decides a display form of the content and the subapplication based on the degree of the association.08-16-2012
20120207442REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD AND PROGRAM - A reproducing apparatus includes: a storage unit; a display control unit; a position determining unit; and a reproduction control unit. The storage unit stores information of each of a plurality of contents. The display control unit controls to display, on a display unit, content identification images corresponding to the plurality of contents respectively. The position determining unit determines a reproducing position for the content based on a designating position for a display range of the content identification images which is designated when any one of the content identification image is designated. The reproduction control unit reproduces the determined content from the determined reproducing position.08-16-2012
20120207441APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR AUGMENTING SENSORY PERCEPTION OF SUBJECT OF INTEREST - An apparatus, and an associated method, for augmenting the viewing experience of a viewer of a subject of interest. The viewer carries a wireless, or other electronic, device that identifies the subject of interest and associates media content with the subject of interest. Once the media content is associated with the subject of interest, the media content is caused to be played out while the viewer views, or as otherwise in proximity to, the subject of interest.08-16-2012
20120121230AUDIOVISUAL REPRODUCTION SYSTEM - Audiovisual reproduction system comprising a central unit managing a sound control circuit, and a telecommunications modem connected to a distribution network controlled by a host server, through a multitask operating system created around a tools and services library, characterized in that the operating system comprises a function that adjusts the sound control circuit to couple volumes in the various areas in which the loudspeakers in the audiovisual reproduction system are used, this function being accessible through a management mode of the multitask operating system, the coupling maintaining the ratios between the various volumes in each area when the volume in one area is modified.05-17-2012
20120121231DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER HAVING A RECORDING FUNCTION - Provided is a digital broadcast receiver having a recording function, which is capable of automatically selecting a recording destination of reserved recording. The digital broadcast receiver having a recording function includes a connection means 05-17-2012
20120315008Remotely Configuring Content - A system is presented that comprises a third-party ad provider that serves advertisements to different websites being viewed at a plurality of display devices. The advertisements may be from different advertisers, and may include advertisements from a content service provider. The advertisements from the service provider may include a promotion for a video program presented by the service provider and may provide a selectable option for a viewer of the website to have that viewer's DVR service automatically programmed to record the promoted video program. The selectable option may be selected with a single action by the viewer, and all communications, associations between the display device and the DVR service, and programming of the DVR service may occur automatically without intervention by the viewer.12-13-2012
20120128319REPRODUCING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND DISPLAY METHOD - A transport signal transmitted from a television receiver apparatus through a signal line is subjected to a separation operation by a transport-signal processor and decoded by a video-signal decoding unit and an audio-signal decoding unit. A decoded video signal is supplied through a signal line to the television receiver apparatus. Video processing time of the television receiver apparatus is obtained by a delay-information obtaining unit through a signal line. An audio-signal delaying unit delays an audio signal decoded by the audio-signal decoding unit in accordance with the video processing time obtained by the delay-information obtaining unit and outputs the audio signal to a speaker.05-24-2012
20120128318INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS DISPLAYING INDICES OF VIDEO CONTENTS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - In order to quicken switching of indices and reduce the time required for display after switching, a mobile phone includes a video content specifying portion to specify at least one video content, an index element generating portion to generate a thumbnail for a video content when accepting a generation instruction and to stop generation of the thumbnail when accepting a cancellation instruction, an index element generation requesting portion, in response to the event that a video content is specified by the video content specifying portion, to output a generation instruction including identification information identifying the specified video content to the index element generating portion, and a cancellation instructing portion to output a cancellation instruction to stop generation of the thumbnail for the already specified video content when a new video content is specified before completion of generation of the thumbnail for the already specified video content.05-24-2012
20120163767PROGRAM RECORDING RESERVATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROLLER - A program recording reservation system includes a recording apparatus includes a recorder for recording a broadcast program and a remote controller for making a recording reservation. A content management section manages an average recording bit rate for several recording modes and the remaining recordable capacity of the recorder. Date and time at which a broadcast program is broadcast are obtained, and a recording capacity necessary for recording a corresponding program is computed. On the basis of the average recording bit rate for each recording, the duration of the broadcast program, and the remaining recordable capacity is determined. The capability, or incapability, of recording for each program is displayed in a program table.06-28-2012
20120163766REPRODUCTION DEVICE - A three-dimensional stereoscopic image reproducing apparatus according to the embodiment has a disc reproducing unit 06-28-2012
20120163765Content Reproducing Device, Content Reproducing Method, and Computer Readable Medium - An acquisition unit reads content including at least, (a) an image signal of an image frame defined by first and second directions, (b) first and second sizes showing sizes in the first and second directions, and (c) an aspect ratio of the second direction to the first direction. An inspection unit inspects whether the content includes a display area specification. A determination unit calculates a third size by multiplying the first size by the aspect ratio and determines a display area of the image frame based on an entire range in the first direction and a range of the third size from a predetermined position in the image frame in the second direction, when the display area specification is not included in the content. A controller performs control so that the display area of the image frame is displayed and a part other than the display area is not displayed.06-28-2012
20120134642IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS THAT DISPLAYS IMAGES IN PARALLEL ON DISPLAY UNIT HAVING TOUCH PANEL FUNCTION AND OTHER DISPLAY UNIT, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image pickup apparatus that is capable of producing displays according to situations and limiting touch operations to be accepted, so that, for example, erroneous operations using a touch panel function can be reduced. The position of a touch panel portion with respect to an image pickup apparatus main body is detected, and it is determined whether or not an EVF is in use. When a display surface of the touch panel portion being at such a position as to face a subject taken by an image pickup unit is detected, and it is determined that the EVF is in use, control is performed to produce displays on the touch panel portion and disable at least a part of the touch panel function.05-31-2012
20120134641Electronic Apparatus and Method of Displaying Bar - An electronic apparatus includes a display device and a controller configured to display: a first bar configured to be displayed on the display device in a manner that a reproduction position of contents under reproduction is configured to be designated by touching; and a second bar configured to, if the display device on which the first bar is displayed is touched, be displayed on the display device so that the reproduction position of the contents under reproduction is displayed to be designatable in a visually finer manner than the display of the first bar.05-31-2012
20120134643Image Display Equipment - A TV receiver which is connected to a BD player via a HDMI cable. The TV receiver comprises a display and a BD loader. When the BD player receives the command to perform a reproduction, the BD player transmits the CEC command for instructing the TV receiver to turn the power on. The TV receiver detects whether or not a BD disc is put in the BD loader. As a result of the detection, when the BD disc is put in the BD loader and also when the display can display a superimposed image, the TV receiver displays image contents read out from the BD disc on the display. Subsequently, the TV receiver displays a message which prompts the user to select whether or not to eject the BD disc. When “YES” is selected, the TV receiver ejects the BD disc.05-31-2012
20120213487IMAGE EDITING DEVICE, IMAGE EDITING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image editing device includes: a display controller that outputs a video signal to a display device; an input interface that receives from a user settings information about a plurality of candidate images, about a total play time of a sequence of images to be created, and about displaying effects of the respective images used in the sequence of images; and an image sequence creating unit that creates the sequence of images using a plurality of images that are selected from the plurality of candidate images. When the total play time and the displaying effects are set, or when at least one of the total play time and the displaying effects is changed, a total count of images planned to be used in the sequence of images, or an estimated value of the total count, is determined and displayed on the display device.08-23-2012
20120315011Video Delivery and Control by Overwriting Video Data - Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for generating, delivering, processing and displaying video data to preserve the video creator's creative intent. Metadata which may be used to guide the processing and display of the video data is dynamically generated and embedded in the video data throughout a video delivery pipeline. The metadata may be written in chrominance data for black video frames, black mattes or bars framing an image, and/or in the other image areas for which luminance values are zero or below a threshold value.12-13-2012
20120315009TEXT-SYNCHRONIZED MEDIA UTILIZATION AND MANIPULATION - A method of retrieving multimedia content using a mobile computing device is disclosed. The method includes entering search terms on a mobile computing device, and searching for the search terms in a first transcript library stored in a memory of a mobile computing device to return a match. If no match is returned, the method includes searching for the search terms in a second transcript library stored in a location remote from the memory of the mobile computing device. The method further includes returning at least one search match and activating a search match to display transcript text, in a display of transcript text, corresponding to the search match, wherein the display of transcript text has unique corresponding multimedia. The method also includes performing a gesture on the display of transcript text to initiate play of the unique corresponding multimedia or a portion thereof.12-13-2012
20120170904OPERATION ASSISTANCE APPARATUS AND OPERATION ASSISTANCE METHOD - An operation assistance apparatus (07-05-2012
20120170903MULTI-VIDEO RENDERING FOR ENHANCING USER INTERFACE USABILITY AND USER EXPERIENCE - In a user interface a plurality of videos are simultaneously played for the purpose of allowing a user to select the desired video on the basis of a plurality of played frames.07-05-2012
20120213486SCREEN RECORDING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A screen recording method computes an encoding delay for each frame of a screen of an electronic device. The frame is encoded by a first compression algorithm if the encoding delay is short. The frame is encoded by an second compression algorithm if the encoding delay is middle and a time interval between the encoding time of a previous frame and the encoding time of a current frame does not exceed a first preset time interval. The frame is encoded by a third compression algorithm if the encoding delay is long and a time interval between the encoding time of a previous frame and the encoding time of a current frame exceeds a second preset time interval.08-23-2012
20120224831PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM FOR RECORDING TELEVISION PROGRAMS - An interactive program guide system is provided. The system facilitates recording of programs selected from the program guide. The system handles the recording and viewing of pay programs, parentally-controlled programs, consecutive programs on different television channels, and programs with and without copy protection. Programs may be recorded using combination television videocassette recorder (TV/VCR) units.09-06-2012
20120076470CONTENT PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A content processing method includes receiving content and recording the content in a recording apparatus, recording first information to indicate a first period in which the content is displayed on a display apparatus and a second period in which the content is not displayed on the display apparatus during a period in which the content is recorded, in accordance with the content, and displaying, on the display apparatus, a selection screen which is provided to select any one of the first period and/or the second period as an objective for performing any one of a plurality of processes including a deleting process for deleting a part of the content or a writing process for writing a part of the content on a recording medium with respect to a part of the recorded content, by using the first information.03-29-2012
20120076469Electronic apparatus, reproduction system, reproduction method, and program - The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus including, an acquisition portion configured to acquire video data having a plurality of picture data constituting a moving picture for reproduction of a three-dimensional moving picture, an operation portion configured to give an instruction for thin-out reproduction of the plurality of picture data acquired for three-dimensional moving picture reproduction, and a selection portion configured to select in turns the picture data for thin-out reproduction of the three-dimensional moving picture from the plurality of picture data acquired for three-dimensional moving picture reproduction, based on the thin-out reproduction instruction, wherein the selection portion selects the picture data of which the display position relative to the last-selected picture is subject to a limited change in the direction of depth.03-29-2012
20120315010SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO SUMMARIZATION AND NAVIGATION BASED ON STATISTICAL MODELS - The disclosed method calculates video time density functions based on inter-frame mutual information or other similarity measures. The method includes acquiring a video sequence from memory, computing mutual information or other similarity measures between two consecutive frames of the video sequence, and constructing a video temporal density function based on the mutual information or similarity measures. The method enables fast navigation of the video sequence by performing a temporal quantization of the video time density function to determine a set of quanta. The video sequence can be navigated using the nearest neighbor video frames to the set of quanta. The method enables thumbnail extraction of a video sequence using statistical modeling by performing a temporal quantization of the video time density function to segment video sequence in time domain and using mixture (such as Gaussian mixture and ICA mixture) vector quantization to find the sample frames for each temporal segment.12-13-2012
20120177340Graphic User Interface for Playing Video Data - A graphic user interface is provided to facilitate a playback of a movie from any desired point. The graphic user interface includes a track bar to reflect how much time data pertaining to the movie title is available for playback. After it is determined that a current data point is being dragged along the track bar, a time corresponding to the current data point is tracked as such a subsequent playback of the movie starts right from the current data point. In one embodiment, dragging the current data point along the track bar is achieved by a scroll wheel.07-12-2012
20120177339METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR A SCENE IN A VIDEO AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED TO THE METHOD - A method and mobile device for searching for a scene in a video are provided. The mobile device includes an input unit having a touch panel, a display panel, and a controller. The input unit creates an input signal for reproducing video content. The display panel displays a scene-searching bar for searching for a particular scene in the video content. The controller displays, when a first touch event occurs on the scene-searching bar displayed on the touch panel, an enlarged scene-searching bar that has the same length as the scene-searching bar and a shorter time range for searching for a scene in the video content than the time range of the scene-searching bar.07-12-2012
20120219265METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE WITH VIDEO SEQUENCES - A video sequence is played and the video sequence may be displayed on a visual output device. A user attention level is calculated for a section of the video sequence, and the user attention level is associated with the section of the video sequence.08-30-2012
20120224828CONTENT SELECTION - A method of providing an audio visual output stream includes the initial steps of maintaining a database of video media clips and a database of associated tags. The next steps include receiving information identifying at least one audio track and selecting video media associated with the at least one audio track. Then, if no video media associated with the audio track is available in the database of video media clips, a selection algorithm for the selection of video media is applied.09-06-2012
20120257870SYSTEM FOR POWER ALLOCATION - A battery powered device including power management includes a display, a processor, a video decoder, a networking circuit, and a power allocation process. The power allocation process modifies the power used to process a video by jointly selecting a lower power usage based upon selectively dropping frames to be decoded by the video decoder, and selectively decreasing the illumination of a backlight of the display.10-11-2012
20120189268PICTURE-BASED VIDEO INDEXING SYSTEM - A video indexing system uses pictures representative of a recorded video program to assist a user in determining the contents of a recorded medium without having to view the program itself. The pictures preferably represent segments of the program which are spaced apart in time, enabling a relatively small number of such pictures to characterize a lengthy program, and are presented in separate windows on the screen of the same device used to display the video program. The pictures may include still or moving imagery. A viewer optionally may select a particular picture with a pointing device, to commence replay of the recorded program from that period in the program, or to recall stored audio information so as to assist in identifying the selection. The picture information may be stored on the same medium as that used to record the video program, or a different medium may be used.07-26-2012
20120189270INDICATION OF TRICKPLAY AVAILABILITY VIA A REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving a controllability indicator at a portable communication device, the controllability indicator received from a stationary communication device. The controllability indicator indicates whether a trickplay feature is available for controlling a presentation of multimedia content, and is determined from a characterization of the multimedia content. The method further includes presenting a trickplay indicator at the portable communication device according to the controllability indicator to indicate whether the trickplay feature is available. Other embodiments are disclosed.07-26-2012
20120189271SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND MACHINE READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL INFORMATION OF SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - A signal processing apparatus capable of easily linking video data of a DVCR connected by an i-Link or the like and utilizing the same in a desired format is disclosed. Streaming data such as video data is defined, managed, and controlled in usage by an “optional-media” link tag linked to a “gpoi” tag defining a specific position in a position information file. The “optional-media” link can describe the five attributes of a format attribute for designating a connected apparatus and format information thereof, id attribute for further specifying the target in the connected apparatus designated by the format attribute, an “in” attribute and “out” attribute for designating a reproduction start position and ending position of the designated data, and a repeat attribute for designating a number of times of reproduction.07-26-2012
20120189269VIDEO RECORDER HAVING USER EXTENDED AND AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED TIME SLOTS - The present invention is directed to a video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots. An embodiment of the present invention includes a set-top box having an internal storage device, such as a hard drive where broadcasts are transferred from a broadcast input source to the storage device. The set-top box is connected to an output device such as a television, which displays a graphical user interface (GUI) and an interactive program guide (IPG). The user has the option to extend a chosen time slot, in which a show is scheduled to be transferred to the storage device. A dialog box is used when certain types of shows are selected that commonly require timeslot extensions at the end of the show.07-26-2012
20120189267COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING MOVING IMAGE GENERATION PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCTION PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, MOVING IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS, AND MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - For lower load in image encoding, the present invention causes the CPU core to function as the following sections: an editing execution section for an editing process, including shifting process, of an unprocessed image which may undergo previous editing process, under user's input; a shift amount calculation section for calculating the shift amount of the resultant edited image; a difference data calculation section for obtaining difference data between the processed image and an image obtained through shifting of the unprocessed image by the calculated shift amount; and an image addition section for storing, in the image storage section, the calculated shift amount, and the obtained difference data, so as to be associated with each other.07-26-2012
20120082428SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MODIFY PLAYOUT OR PLAYBACK - Systems and methods to modify playout/playback include responding to a trick mode request (e.g., fast forward, rewind). First, a transmission is received at a receiving device. The transmission includes primary content and a secondary information identifier and is stored on a storage device. Next, primary content is rendered to an output device at the receiving device at a normal speed for the primary content. Next, a request is received to render the primary content to an output device at the receiving device at an accelerated speed of the primary content. Next, the primary content is associated to secondary derivative content based on the secondary information identifier. Finally, the secondary derivative content is rendered instead of the primary content, to the output device at the receiving device at a normal speed for the secondary derivative content.04-05-2012
20120082427SYSTEM FOR DELAYED VIDEO VIEWING - The disclosure concerns methods of playback of a video stream comprising: receiving from a first user device first media content associated with said video stream; associating with said first media content a time stamp indicating the time at which said first media content is received with respect to a reference time associated with said video stream; and during delayed playback of said video stream on a second user device, transmitting, at the time indicated by said time stamp, said first media content for display by said second user device.04-05-2012
20120263431VIDEO CONTENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING CONTENT INFORMATION - When an instruction receiving unit (10-18-2012
20120263432USER INTERFACE FOR METHOD FOR CREATING A CUSTOM TRACK - A system for allowing a user to create a custom track on a user apparatus, the user apparatus having a display is described. A memory stores a plurality of video clips and an audio track having a timeline. An application is stored in the memory. The application is configured to provide, on the display of the user apparatus, a plurality of video source windows, each of the plurality of video source windows corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of video clips. The application is further configured to allow the user to create the custom track while the audio track is playing by correlating portions of the plurality of video clips with the audio track by selecting respective ones of the plurality of video source windows at desired times in the timeline of the audio track.10-18-2012
20120328263Method And Apparatus For Advertisement Placement In A User Dialog On A Set-Top Box - Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in response to other specified events, the DVR presents a screen which comprises a “save or delete” menu. In addition to the “save” and “delete” options, the menu additionally comprises one or more other options. Each of these other options may correspond to a separate promotional item. For example, a user's selection of such an option may cause the DVR to display or play an advertisement on the user's television set. Additionally or alternatively, these other options, when selected by a user, may cause the DVR to display a user interface through which the user can actually purchase a product or service. The product or service advertised or offered may be one that was featured or referenced in the television program that the user was just watching.12-27-2012
20120328262REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - The reproduction device is for displaying video information comprising a plurality of chapters. The reproduction device comprises a control unit which is configured to initiate a display of a chapter menu having selectable menu items. Further, the control unit is configured to initiate a reproduction of a chapter of the video information upon selection of the dedicated menu item. The reproduction device is configured to generate attributes of the chapters which are indicative to a respective one of the chapters and to generate a display diagram of the attributes. This diagram may be displayed in the chapter menu.12-27-2012
20120328260SYSTEM FOR VIDEOTAPING AND RECORDING A MUSICAL GROUP - A system comprising: a plurality of lead computers; a plurality of player workstations; a plurality of audio receivers and transmitters for capturing audio signals and converting said audio signals to a transmittable form, wherein at least one audio receiver and transmitter is associated with each player; a plurality of video receivers and transmitters for capturing images and converting said images to a transmittable form, wherein at least one video receiver and transmitter is associated with each player; a storage device and a processor for receiving and processing signals from said audio and video receivers and transmitters and; an output device for outputting each audio and video receiver.12-27-2012
20120230650COMPUTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A USER APPLICATION TO BE EXECUTED IN A MEDIA PLAYBACK APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a computing apparatus and to a method for providing a user application to be executed in a media playback apparatus. According to the present invention, the computing apparatus executes a developer application, and tests a user application in the media playback apparatus which is connected to the computer apparatus through a network. Thus, applications stored in a plurality of computing apparatuses can be tested using a single media playback apparatus.09-13-2012
20120230648METHOD FOR READING CONTENT ON A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE, AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for reading content (09-13-2012
20120093478QUICK DISK PLAYER CONFIGURATION TO SEND CONTENT TO TV - A hardware or software key is provided on a computer which, when selected, automatically establishes optimum disk player settings for a TV so that the content can be sent from a video disk engaged with the computer to the TV for optimal viewing with a minimum of steps.04-19-2012
20120093477Graphical Bookmarking of Video Data with User Inputs in Video Surveillance - A method and apparatus are provided for processing video. The method includes the steps of a security system providing video of a secured area, a security person monitoring the provided video, the security person superimposing markings onto one or more frames of the monitored video through a display of the monitored video and the security system saving one or more video frames and markings within a set of respective files of a memory device where the video frames occupy a first file of the set of respective files and the markings occupy a second file of the set of files, where the first and second files are different and where the markings are related to the corresponding one or more video frames via a cross reference.04-19-2012
20120093476APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A THUMBNAIL-SIZED SCENE INDEX OF MEDIA CONTENT - Scene-based program accessing systems and methods are operable to present a program at a scene corresponding to a selected thumbnail-sized image. An exemplary embodiment selects a plurality of image frames from a program based upon a scene separation duration; generates a thumbnail-sized image from each of the selected image frames, and presents the plurality of thumbnail-sized images on a scene index. The scene index is configured to present the plurality of thumbnail-sized images in a time ordered sequence corresponding to a subject matter presentation sequence of the program, and each of the selected image frames are temporally separated from each other by the scene separation duration.04-19-2012
20110002593RECORD-PLAYBACK DEVICE - A recording and playback apparatus capable of recording a content downloaded from a server to a recording medium, and playing back the content, includes a recording unit configured to download the content with a playback time limit from the server and record the content to the recording medium, a playback unit configured to play back the content recorded in the recording medium, and a display data generating unit configured to generate data of a list image for displaying a list of information of each of part or all of contents recorded in the recording medium. The data of a list image is generated so that, before the playback unit plays back a content with a playback time limit, the list image includes information indicating an allowed playback period of the content, and, after the playback unit plays back the content, the list image includes information indicating the playback time limit of the content.01-06-2011
20120269491OBJECT IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, OBJECT IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND OBJECT IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM - The total number of object images is “N”. Object images whose the number is less than “N” are displayed on a display among the N-object images according to a previously defined display rule. When a selected object image is shifted by n-object images, a position obtained by shifting by a distance becomes a new position of the selected object image, wherein the distance is obtained by multiplying by “n” a value obtained by dividing the distance between a display position of an object image and a display position of the selected object image by a value obtained by subtracting “1” from “N”.10-25-2012
20120321277METHOD OF PROVIDING KEY FRAMES OF VIDEO IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A display configured to display a list of videos that can be reproduced on the terminal on a screen of the terminal, an input unit configured to select a specific video from the list of videos, and a controller configured to select a plurality of key frames from image frames of the specific video based on a predetermined selection criterion. Further, the display displays the plurality of key frames of the specific video.12-20-2012
20120321275COMPANION TIMELINE WITH TIMELINE EVENTS - A time-shifted digital content item is played via a playback screen, and an updateable companion timeline associated with the time-shifted digital content item is accessed. The updateable companion timeline includes one or more timeline events, and each timeline event has a trigger time corresponding to a playback time in the time-shifted digital content item. Responsive to reaching a playback time that matches a trigger time of one of the one or more timeline events during playback of the time-shifted digital content item, the timeline event having that trigger time is rendered.12-20-2012
20110235990Video Manager for Portable Multifunction Device - A video player for a portable multifunction device is disclosed. In some embodiments, a list of video items is displayed in a portrait orientation of a touch screen display of a portable electronic device. Upon user selection of a respective video item in the list, the user selected video item is automatically displayed in a landscape orientation of the touch screen display.09-29-2011
20110235987COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided are a communication apparatus and program which improve the operability for a user before and during data communication. The communication apparatus includes a plurality of communication units that establish electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling with a communication device located within a predetermined distance, a storage unit storing control information indicative of predetermined control contents in association with the respective communication units, a control information acquisition section that acquires, from the storage unit, control information associated with that communication unit which has established the electric field coupling or the magnetic field coupling, and a control unit that controls communication of that of the communication units which has established the electric field coupling or the magnetic field coupling by using the control information acquired by the control information acquisition section.09-29-2011
20110249952IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE INTERPRETATION SUPPORT SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An image display apparatus includes an image playback unit that plays a group of a series of images in chronological order; an operating unit that is used to input an operation when an image that is being played in the image playback unit is subjected to image interpretation; an image interpretation operation recording unit that records an operation content which is input from the operating unit in an order with respect to the image that is being played in the image playback unit; an image interpretation operation image creating unit that creates, using the operation content recorded in the image interpretation operation recording unit, a series of images according to the order; and an image interpretation operation image display unit that displays the image created by the image interpretation operation image creating unit.10-13-2011
20120087631ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: a combination information output module which outputs, to a server, information according to a combination between the electronic apparatus and an external device externally connected to the electronic apparatus; a notification receiver which receives a notification according to the combination between the electronic apparatus and the external device, which is output from the server; and a display module which displays, in a display, information based on the notification.04-12-2012
20120087630APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING IMAGE - An apparatus and a method for dynamically adjusting an image are disclosed. The apparatus for dynamically adjusting the image includes a capturing unit, an optimum curve generating unit, a storage unit and an adjusting unit. The capturing unit captures a current frame on a display, and the storage unit stores reference curves. The optimum curve generating unit chooses one of the reference curves as an optimum curve according to the current frame, and the adjusting unit adjusts a gamma setting value of the display according to the optimum curve.04-12-2012
20120328261VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS - A video display apparatus is configured such that when a user returns a video signal input source device to a video reproduction device after switching an input source device from the video reproduction device to another device, viewing of the video from the video reproduction device can be started again right away from a previous viewing position. When the user switches the video signal input source device from a BD player to another device, a play command to start the reproduction of video is sent to the BD player, after which, without waiting for receipt of a response from the BD player to this command, a stop command is sent to the BD player. Consequently, even a BD player which continues to reproduce video signals even after receiving the command can be placed in a resume stop state.12-27-2012
20120321276VARIABLE RATE VIDEO PLAYBACK WITH SYNCHRONIZED AUDIO - A system varies the apparent display rate of an audiovisual display by modifying an original set of audio data in accordance with a target display rate, then modifying a related original set of video data to conform to the modifications made to the audio data set, such that the modified audio and video data sets are synchronized. The apparent display rate can be faster or slower than a normal display rate for the original sets of audio and video data. Preferably, the method for modifying the original audio data set is one that produces a modified audio data set that can be used to generate an audio display having little or no distortion.12-20-2012
20120328259MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PREVIEW RENDERING IN A CLOUD CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Systems and methods for providing content previews of files, including video files, stored in an online content management system with collaboration environment are disclosed. Permission to view a preview of a file is determined based upon access permissions associated with the file and/or workspace in which the file is stored and the access level of the requesting user. The system can also provide a progress indicator indicating the approximate time remaining to process the file for previewing based upon averages of times for processing previous files having similar attributes. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, for downsampling a video file to decrease the processing time for providing a preview.12-27-2012
20120288253PLAYBACK DEVICE, PLAYBACK METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - There is provided a playback device including a content playback unit configured to playback content, a playlist acquisition unit configured to acquire, while the playback unit is playing back the content on the basis of a playlist, at least one external playlist from outside, the external playlist having at least two pieces of content that are common to content in the playlist and having a matching playback order of at least the two consecutive pieces of content, and a playlist display unit configured to display the playlist and the external playlist acquired by the playlist acquisition unit such that the playlists are linked at positions of the consecutive matching pieces of content.11-15-2012
20120288254CONTROL OF VIDEO DECODER FOR REVERSE PLAYBACK OPERATION - A video decoder includes a mode of operation for reverse playback that includes dividing a sequence of coded video data into groups of pictures (GOPs) and further subdividing the groups of pictures into a plurality of spans. Each span is processed in reverse coding order by decoding the first key frame and any reference frames that precede the currently processed span in coding order, selecting a plurality of frames from the currently processed span for decode and display and further selecting for decode but not display any reference frames from the currently processed span that were omitted by the first selection. The method accommodates control parameters that define the number of spans selected from each GOP and the number of frames selected from each span for decoded and display.11-15-2012
20130011112OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A reproducing apparatus includes a signal processing unit that performs background playback of a title based on data recorded on a BD after an operation mode is changed from a reproduction mode of the BD to a different mode. The signal processing unit holds screen information concerning a mask screen that masks a reproduction screen of the title, and screen information concerning a replacement demand screen that prompts replacement of the housed BD, outputs the mask screen when the operation mode is returned to the reproduction mode in a case where a playback position of the BD does not reach an end during the background playback, and outputs the replacement demand screen when the operation mode is returned to the reproduction mode in a case where the playback position reaches the end during the background playback.01-10-2013
20130011116METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTIMAL PLAYBACK POSITIONING IN DIGITAL CONTENT - A method and device for optimal playback positioning in video content are provided. The present disclosure relates to a mechanism of tagging scenes or significant points in content in a prioritized way, and defines a mechanism to utilize this tagging associated with the content to facilitate stopping or starting at appropriate points for playback, e.g., when pressing a scene skip button to jump forward or back to another scene, or when pressing Play after inputting a fast-forward or rewind instruction. The method and device provide for displaying video content at a playback speed for viewing, receiving a first navigation instruction to navigate the video content at a speed faster than the playback speed for viewing, receiving a second navigation instruction to displaying of the video content, and determining a playback position of the video content based on at least one tagged frame of the video content.01-10-2013
20130011117INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - In processing of recording data on a recording medium, three-dimensional image discrimination data representing whether or not there is a possibility of a three-dimensional image being included in recorded data is recorded as management information. The three-dimensional image discrimination data is recorded in a clip information file set in association with a stream file as a storage file of image data, a playlist file including reproduction section designating information for the clip information file, a disc management file which directly or indirectly designates the playlist file, or the like. A reproducing apparatus can thereby easily determine the presence/absence of a three-dimensional image without performing analysis on reproduction target data.01-10-2013
20130011115VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS, VIDEO PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A video display apparatus adapted to be connected to a video playback apparatus having a first frame rate conversion unit configured to convert a frame rate of video data, includes a second frame rate conversion unit configured to convert a frame rate of the video data which is input from the video playback apparatus, and a control unit configured to control and associate operations in the first frame rate conversion unit and the second frame rate conversion unit in response to a request for performing a trick playback of the video data.01-10-2013
20130011114CONTENT DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTENT OUTPUT DEVICE, AND CONTENT DISPLAY METHOD - A content display device includes a content signal input unit that receives a content signal; a display unit that displays content included in the content signal, a sensor that detects a presence/absence of a viewer in a predetermined range; and a reproduction position storing unit that stores reproduction position information indicating a reproduction position of the content. When the sensor detects that a viewer leaves, and then returns to the predetermined range, the display unit returns to a reproduction position, indicated by the reproduction position information, and displays the content.01-10-2013
20130011113OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A reproducing apparatus includes a signal processing unit that controls output of image and sound of a title based on data recorded on a BD-ROM inserted into the reproducing apparatus. The signal processing unit holds first screen information concerning a mask screen that masks a title reproduction screen, and second screen information concerning a replacement demand screen that prompts replacement of the housed BD-ROM, outputs the mask screen based on the first screen information instead of the image of the title while the vehicle is running the title is being reproduced, and outputs the replacement demand screen based on the second screen information when the sound of the title is in a silent state continuously for a predetermined time or more while the vehicle is running and the title is being reproduced.01-10-2013
20130016954INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUMAANM Watanabe; KazuhiroAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Watanabe; Kazuhiro Tokyo JPAANM Kaku; WataruAACI Yokohama-shiAACO JPAAGP Kaku; Wataru Yokohama-shi JPAANM Nagasaki; DaijirouAACI Kamakura-shiAACO JPAAGP Nagasaki; Daijirou Kamakura-shi JPAANM Oshimoto; NobuoAACI Kawasaki-shiAACO JPAAGP Oshimoto; Nobuo Kawasaki-shi JPAANM Oya; SusumuAACI Kamakura-shiAACO JPAAGP Oya; Susumu Kamakura-shi JPAANM Hokari; YusukeAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Hokari; Yusuke Tokyo JPAANM Kanai; EriAACI Kawasaki-shiAACO JPAAGP Kanai; Eri Kawasaki-shi JP - An object three-dimensionally represented by frames contained in a moving image and a time axis indicative of a playback time of the moving image is displayed on a display unit, and, while the three dimensional image being displayed, and an object representative of a moving image of a part between two points detected on the time axis is displayed in response to an instruction by a thing approaching to the display unit and is moved in accordance with a moving operation on the thing.01-17-2013
20130016953INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAMAANM Kodama; MizuhoAACI KanagawaAACO JPAAGP Kodama; Mizuho Kanagawa JPAANM Souraku; TakehisaAACI KanagawaAACO JPAAGP Souraku; Takehisa Kanagawa JPAANM Asazu; HidekiAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Asazu; Hideki Tokyo JP - There is provided an information processing apparatus which includes a storage part storing content data, an input part to which one user operation is input among a plurality of different modes of user operations, and a plurality of processing parts accessing the content data stored in the storage part through respective access paths different from one another to process the content data. One processing part corresponding to the one user operation input to the input part among the plurality of processing parts accesses and processes the content data.01-17-2013
20130022331Television Having Program Recording and Playback Functions and Operating Method Thereof - A television having program recording and playback functions includes a screen, a storage unit, a sensor and a processor. The television determines whether the person is absent in front of the screen during displaying the television program and, if so, records the television program and corresponding channel information, and then determines whether a person is present in front of the screen again after the person is absent in front of the screen and, if so, controls the screen to display a menu. The television reads the recorded channel information to tune to a corresponding channel when a first option of the menu is selected, and reads the recorded television program to display the recorded television program by the screen when a second option of the menu is selected.01-24-2013
20130136411TIME-SHIFTED CONTENT CHANNELS - A method for managing time-shifted media content is provided. The method comprises associating one or more title-independent selection criteria with a time-shifted content channel. For each time-shifted content channel, one or more time-shifted media content items that satisfy that time-shifted content channel's title-independent selection criteria may be added to that time-shifted content channel, and channel-identifying metadata may be associated with each time-shifted media content item in the time-shifted content channel.05-30-2013
20130136415System and Method for Managing Playback Sensitive Content - A method for managing play-back sensitive content for a media playback device, including providing a content package including at least one non-playback sensitive media unit and a plurality of playback sensitive media units, receiving the content package by the media playback device, determining at least one playback condition upon initiation of playback by the media playback device, and selecting at least one playback sensitive media unit from the plurality of playback sensitive media units according to the at least one playback condition to form a selected playback sensitive media unit. Related apparatus and methods are also described.05-30-2013
20130177289INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a receiver, a generator, and an output module. The receiver is configured to receive program additional information including operation history information. The generator is configured to generate display information required to display a program guide associated with the program additional information based on the program additional information and program guide information. The output module is configured to output the display information.07-11-2013
20130177290ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MEDIA CONTENTS REPRODUCING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to an electronic device and a media contents reproducing method thereof. An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a reproducing unit configured to reproduce media contents; and a controller configured to generate a control signal in response to an adjustment command for a reproduction speed of the media contents. The reproducing unit may include an audio parser configured to parse an audio stream of the media contents to detect its sampling rate; and an audio decoder configured to change an inverse sampling rate corresponding to the detected sampling rate according to the control signal, and decode the audio stream based on the changed inverse sampling rate.07-11-2013
20130177291VIDEO DEVICE AND METHOD - An article of print media that includes an electronic module that has at least one chip for storing data and for controlling the electronic module and first means for closing the electronic module such that at least a first video is shown.07-11-2013
20130177292RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A playback apparatus reads a byte-code application from a recording medium, and performs a playback control in accordance with the byte-code application. The playback apparatus includes a manager that selects a current title specified by an index table recorded on the recording medium. A display controller initializes a display rate of a display device using display rate initialization information, including a display rate applied to playlist information specifying video data, in an operation mode object corresponding to the current title. The operation mode object is recorded on the recording medium. A platform starts the byte-code application indicated in an application management table in the operation mode object. A graphics plane stores graphics data drawn by the byte-code application, and a playback controller plays back the video data specified by the playlist information selected by the byte-code application.07-11-2013
20130177288ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AUDIO OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic device control method including, detecting a position range specification of a particular object based on a touch operation from a moving image displayed on a touchscreen, outputting information on the detected particular object to a server via a network, and receiving a search result including tag information searched for in the server, and determining and reproducing, in accordance with the received tag information, a segment of the moving image in which the particular object is displayed.07-11-2013
20130170815Methods And Apparatus For Use in Providing Object Indicators During Video Recording Or Playback - Techniques for use in providing object indicators for video recording or playback are described. A mobile device includes a media recorder module and a sensor device. The media recorder module is used to record video data in a media file. The sensor device detects signals which indicate the presence of an object during a time period of the recording. The mobile device receives object data comprising an identification of the object, and stores the object data in association with timestamp data which corresponds to the time period during which the object is present during the recording.07-04-2013
20110274407MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A moving image reproducing apparatus which performs blur correction focusing on a portion highly likely to be paid attention by a user, in reproduction operation without user's specific operation. The moving image reproducing apparatus is connected to a recording medium that records moving image data. A moving image data recorded in the recording medium is searched, based on a designated search condition, a motion vector calculating position for blur correction is set to the searched moving image data based on the search condition, a motion vector of the searched moving image data is calculated based on the motion vector calculating position, a blur correction cut-out region of the searched moving image data is set based on the calculated motion vector and the searched moving image data is subjected to blur correction, and a moving image data subjected to the blur correction is output.11-10-2011
20130129311Systems and Methods for Recording Information on a Mobile Computing Device - A computer-readable medium storing computer executable instructions for: (1) receiving video footage taken by a handheld device; (2) identifying one or more indicia associated with a point of interest within the video footage; (3) using the one or more indicia to retrieve information associated with the point of interest; (4) displaying the information on a display screen associated with the handheld device as the video footage is being displayed on the display screen; and (5) recording a screen capture of the display screen as the display screen is displaying the video footage and information.05-23-2013
20130129310ELECTRONIC BOOK - Apparatus, system and methods provide a first screen that displays interactive content and a second screen that displays media content corresponding to portions of the text. The interactive content includes text and contextual references that operate as links to the media content displayed on the second screen. The contextual references provide video, graphical illustration, voice, text and/or interactive media in order to further enhance and complement the portions of the interactive content in the first display. Various resources enable creation of the media content and/or the interactive content in order to further provide historical descriptions, pictures, videos, contemporaneous writings and so on that complement the text of the book by providing further content. Resource inputs from various device components are compiled and used to playback an interactive experience for a user.05-23-2013
20130094832RECORDING APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY RECORDING THE SAME MOVING IMAGE TO A PLURALITY OF RECORDING MEDIA - A recording apparatus includes an input unit configured to input moving image data, a recording unit configured to record the moving image data input by the input unit to a plurality of recording media, an output unit configured to output information to a display device, a selection unit configured to select any of a plurality of modes including a first mode for simultaneously recording the moving image data input by the input unit to the plurality of recording media, and a control unit configured, when a last clip is recorded in the first mode from the moving image data of a plurality of clips recorded to the plurality of recording media, to control the output unit to output a selection screen for selecting any of the plurality of recording media, and erase the moving image data of the last clip from the selected recording medium.04-18-2013
20130094831IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a display control unit displaying a segment map, in which segment-representing images representing video segments obtained by dividing content into video segments which are collections of frames of one or more temporally continuous frames, are arranged on a display apparatus and a reproduction control unit controlling reproduction of the video segments corresponding to the segment-representing image according to a reproduction operation of a user requesting reproduction with respect to the segment-representing image, in which, when, during reproduction of a video segment of content, a reproduction operation is performed with respect to a segment-representing image of another video segment of the content, the reproduction control unit reproduces the other video segment corresponding to the segment-representing image for which the reproduction operation was performed, while still maintaining the reproduction of the video segment being reproduced.04-18-2013
20130094830INTERACTIVE VIDEO PROGRAM PROVIDING LINEAR VIEWING EXPERIENCE - Embodiments are disclosed that relate to creating and providing an interactive video program. One disclosed embodiment includes combining a first interactive video segment of a first type and a second interactive video segment of a second, different type than the first segment. The first interactive video segment includes a first video component, a second video component related to the first component, and metadata including information related to a possible user input that triggers the second component. The interactive video program includes an active viewing route that proceeds through the first and second interactive video segments, and includes playback of the second component. The active viewing route is triggered by receipt of an actual user input that corresponds to the possible user input. The interactive video program also includes a passive viewing route that proceeds through the first and second interactive video segments without playback of the second component.04-18-2013
20130094829REAL-TIME IMAGE EDITING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An embodiment of the invention provides a real-time image editing method for an electronic device having a touch panel. The method includes the steps of executing a recording program, a timing program and an image editing program, showing an image editing option menu when detecting an input signal, receiving at least one select signal of a user via the image editing option menu and generating an editing result, storing the editing result in a register, and when the recording program stops, the image editing program generates an output video according to the editing result and a raw video generated by the recording program.04-18-2013
20130101267ELECTORONIC DEVICE, PLAYBACK DEVICE AND SERVER DEVICE - The present invention discloses an electronic device having a recording section that records a content extracted from broadcasting, an acquiring section that acquires information related to the content from a network, and a chapter making section that specifies chapters to the content recorded in the recording section based on hourly fluctuation of a number of the information related to the content and associates the chapter with a classification of the information during the period of the chapter.04-25-2013
20130101265REPEATER DEVICE - A repeater device comprises a determining section for determining whether the authentication with the sink device fails continuously for a predetermined time or more; a repeater information rewriting section for, when the determination is made that the authentication with the sink device has failed continuously for the predetermined time or more, rewriting the repeater information stored in the storage section into information indicating the sink device; and a second authenticating section for causing the source device to obtain the repeater information rewritten into the information indicating the sink device, and causing the source device to authenticate the repeater device.04-25-2013
20130101266MULTIMEDIA DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A method for controlling a multimedia device includes the steps of outputting a recorded broadcast program, parsing information related to the recorded broadcast program by using broadcast program information, searching for a broadcast program matching with the recorded broadcast program by using the parsed information, comparing a broadcast starting time of the searched broadcast program with an ending time of a broadcast program that is currently being outputted, and, based upon the compared result, when the broadcast starting time and the ending time overlap, playing-back the searched broadcast program when the broadcast program that is currently being outputted is ended.04-25-2013
20130101268IMAGE PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - An image playback apparatus has a recording section which records shot images, and a display section which displays the images. The apparatus includes a motion detection section which detects a motion applied to the image playback apparatus in a state where hold of the image playback apparatus is detected, and a display control section which, when application of a particular motion set in advance is detected by the motion detection section, sorts and displays the images displayed on the display section.04-25-2013
20130129308DISPLAY DEVICE WITH ADAPTIVE FAST NAVIGATION MODE - A digital video display device having an adaptive fast navigation mode for navigating through a digital video sequence having a time sequence of video frames, comprising a display, a user interface including user controls and a data processing system. A program memory stores instructions configured to perform the steps of: selecting a digital video sequence; determining a time duration associated with the selected digital video sequence, initiating a fast navigation operation in response to user activation of an appropriate user control, determining a fast navigation speed responsive to the time duration of the selected digital video sequence, designating a particular video frame in the selected digital video sequence to be a current video frame; and periodically updating the designation of the current video frame in accordance with the determined fast navigation speed.05-23-2013
20130136412DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a digital signage apparatus of allowing the user to intuitively and easily manage content information, and a control method thereof. For this purpose, the digital signage apparatus may include a display unit configured to display content files, and a controller configured to display a first content file selected from the content files on a time cell region of a scheduler displayed on the display unit.05-30-2013
20130142495INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus, method and computer-readable medium that generates a plurality of movement trace tracks based on stored position information, generates a content track based on acquired content information, generates a track list by combining the plurality of movement trace tracks and the content track, and outputs the track list.06-06-2013
20100278509Electronic Apparatus, Reproduction Method, and Program - [Object] To reproduce a plurality of video contents recorded on a recording medium on one screen and select and reproduce any of the video contents without using a plurality of dedicated decoders.11-04-2010
20110211803Multi-Medium Editing Apparatus - A multi-medium editing apparatus includes a control mechanism, an audio mechanism and a video mechanism. The control mechanism includes a processor, a first input unit connected to the processor and an output unit connected to the processor. The audio mechanism includes an audio source, a second input unit connected to the audio source and a first transfer unit for communicating the audio source with the processor. The video mechanism includes a video unit, a third input unit connected to the video unit and a second transfer unit for communicating the video unit with the processor.09-01-2011
20110235989TRAIN-MOUNTED VIDEO INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION AND DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DISPLAY SWITCHING METHOD THEREOF - A train-mounted video information distribution and display system sufficiently increases an advertising effect of advertisement videos that are broadcast in a train. A train-mounted video information distribution and display system includes: a display-program determining unit that extracts one or more pieces of video information from plural pieces of video information and determines a display program to be displayed on a display device; a video-information storing unit that holds video information, and reference information that is necessary to determine a display program; a display-program storage unit that receives a display program which is determined by the display-program determining unit from the video-information storing unit and holds the display program; and a distribution control unit that sequentially reads out display programs stored in the display-program storage unit and distributes the read display programs to the display device. The determined display program includes one or more pieces of video information that are determined based on segmentation information for assigning a predetermined section within a running section of a train, and the determined one or more pieces of video information are repeatedly displayed in the predetermined section.09-29-2011
20110235988RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A recording medium 09-29-2011
20130148939System and Method of Recording Media Content - A method includes receiving a data stream at a media device and extracting data from the data stream. The data corresponds to received media content. The method further includes storing the extracted data at a memory as stored media content and determining whether the stored media content corresponds to expected media content. The method also includes, in response to determining that the stored media content does not correspond to the expected media content, sending a content request to a server. The content request identifies a segment of the expected media content that does not correspond to the stored media content.06-13-2013
20130148940APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ALTERING VIDEO PLAYBACK SPEED - Methods and apparatus that facilitate the relatively smooth playback of video at an altered playback speed. Video frames are scored and selected for removal (or duplication) to provide faster (or slower) playback speed based when the video is displayed at a predetermined frame rate.06-13-2013
20130148941RECORDING APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD, REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING/PRODUCING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus includes: a parallax detecting unit detecting a parallax between L and R images included in 3D contents to be recorded; and a recording control unit recording both of the L and R images at a first section at which the parallax between the L and R images is greater than a threshold value and recording one of the L and R images at a second section at which the parallax between the L and R images is less than the threshold value.06-13-2013
20120275759Selector and Amplifier Device Therefor - An amplifier device includes a plurality of input terminals for receiving input signals (e.g. audio signals), a main switch, which switches over the input terminals so as to select one input terminal, an analyzer, which analyzes the input signals at respective timings so as to determine whether or not each of the input signals corresponds to a playback signal, a storage for storing a plurality of determination results in connection with the input terminals, a controller for controlling the main switch to select the input terminal whose input signal is newly determined as the playback signal, and an amplifier for amplifying the input signal of the selected input terminal. The analyzer performs frequency analysis on the input signals so as to determine the input signal including a specific frequency component having a high intensity as noise not forming the playback signal.11-01-2012
20120275758RECEIVING TERMINAL, AND CONTENT EXPORTING METHOD - A receiving terminal comprises a data acquiring unit which acquires from the content server information that is required for the export of the content and that includes information about a capability required for the receiving terminal and information about a capability required for the removable medium, a propriety judgment unit which compares the information about the capability required for the receiving terminal with information about a capability the receiving terminal possesses, compares the information about the capability required for the removable medium with information about a capability the removable medium possesses, and judges whether the export processing of the content can be performed or not, and a control unit which makes a processing relevant to a purchase of the content or to the export of the content perform, according to a judgment result by the propriety judgment unit.11-01-2012
20120275757GENERATING A PRE-RECORDED RESPONSE - GENERATING A PRE-RECORDED RESPONSE ABSTRACT Generating [11-01-2012
20100290755FAST AND EFFICIENT METHOD FOR DELETING VERY LARGE FILES FROM A FILESYSTEM - In the current invention, a method and apparatus for efficiently deleting large files is described. This is done by having a special inode for pointing to data blocks to be freed, and subsequently freeing the data blocks from the special inode in a controlled manner.11-18-2010
20120257871APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR PRESENTING CONTENT - An apparatus, and an associated method, provides for an asymmetric-mode playout of content at a display or other playout element connected to a wireless device. When the content is played out in an asymmetric mode, the content provided for playout at the external device is nonidentical to the content played out at an integral display element of the wireless device.10-11-2012
20100316350PROGRAM GUIDE WITH A DIGITAL STORAGE DEVICE - An interactive television program guide system with digital storage is provided. The program guide gives users the ability to select a program for recording onto the digital storage device. The program guide may then provide the user a list of programs that includes at least one listing for a recorded program. The user may select a recorded program listing and the program guide will transfer the corresponding program from the digital storage device to a secondary storage device.12-16-2010
20100316349Content reproduction apparatus, content provision apparatus, and content distribution system - Disclosed herein is a content reproduction apparatus including: a reading device configured to read a title from a recording medium in accordance with an application program; a video content display control device configured to download from a content provision apparatus a video content having the title in accordance with the application program to display the video content on a display device; a moving picture scene information creation device configured to create as metadata a start point time and an end point time which correspond to a moving picture scene desired and designated by a user, with a related image invoking the moving picture scene, and to store the metadata and the related image as moving picture scene information onto an external storage device; and an introduction screen creation device configured to create an introduction screen for introducing the moving picture scene to display the introduction screen onto the display device.12-16-2010
20130183020DISPLAY PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A display processing apparatus acquires a plurality of images and time data corresponding to the respective images. The display processing apparatus selects, as the time interval at which the plurality of images are switched and displayed one by one, either a time interval based on the difference between time data corresponding to images before and after switching, or a predetermined interval. The display processing apparatus switches the plurality of images at the selected time interval, and displays them on a display device.07-18-2013
20110280544METHOD OF PERFORMING TIME-SHIFT FUNCTION AND TELEVISION RECEIVER USING THE SAME - A method of performing time-shift function and television receiver having a tuner and a personal video recorder for storing broadcast programs of at least one channel enables a broadcast program of a currently tuned channel to be continuously and efficiently stored to enable time-shifting, regardless of an interruption by switching channels or changing input sources or even in the case of an inadvertent power-off condition. The method includes steps of setting a time-shift lock function; storing in the personal video recorder the broadcast program of a first channel that is currently viewed; storing in the personal video recorder the broadcast program of a second channel and the broadcast program of the first channel, if the currently viewed first channel is switched to the second channel; and supplying power only to the tuner and the personal video recorder, if a power-off condition occurs, wherein the supply of power to the tuner and the personal video recorder causes a continuous storing of the broadcast programs of the first and second channels in the personal video recorder.11-17-2011
20110293240METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING OVER A VIDEO INTERFACE AND FOR COMPOSITING 3D VIDEO AND 3D OVERLAYS - A system of transferring of three dimensional (3D) image data for compositing and displaying is described. The information stream comprising video information and overlay information, the video information comprising at least a 2D video stream and 3D video information for enabling rendering of the video information in 3D, the overlay information comprising at least a 2D overlay stream and 3D overlay information for enabling rendering of the overlay information in 3D. In the system according to the invention, the compositing of video plane takes place in the display device instead of the playback device. The system comprises a playback device adapted for transmitting over the video interface a sequence of frames, the sequence of frames comprising units, each unit corresponding to decompressed video information and decompressed overlay information intended to be composited and displayed as a 3D image, and a display device adapted for receiving over the video interface the sequence of frames and extracting the 3D video information and the 3D overlay information from the units and compositing the units into 3D frames and displaying the 3D frames.12-01-2011
20110293239MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A moving image reproducing apparatus is provided with CPU 12-01-2011
20110293238CONTENT EDITING APPARATUS - Provided is a content editing apparatus which, while selecting and deselecting a plurality of contents, edits the plurality of contents such that selected contents are appropriately associated with each other so as to be simultaneously reproduced. Moving image shooting information which identifies a shooting time of a moving image content, individual shooting information which indicates shooting times of a plurality of other contents, and the moving image content, are acquired. The moving image content is reproduced and displayed. A moving image shooting time corresponding to the moving image content is outputted based on the moving image shooting information, and such individual shooting information that an individual time indicated by the individual shooting information is within a predetermined time period including the outputted moving image shooting time, is retrieved. When the individual shooting information is retrieved, the reproduction of the moving image content is paused, and a user is made select whether or not an other content, which corresponds to each of the retrieved individual shooting information, is to be displayed in link with the moving image content. An other content selected to be displayed in link is acquired, and stored in association with the moving image content, together with information indicating a time for a link display.12-01-2011
20110311195METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK - According to one embodiment, a video display device including, a signal playback module configured to receive content to be played back by a source device, a signal control module configured to instruct the source device to stop and start playback of the content, and a bidirectional communication interface configured to connect the signal control module and the signal playback module such that a control signal can be transferred to and from the source device.12-22-2011
20110311194RECORDING CONTROL APPARATUS AND RECORDING CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a recording control apparatus includes an output controller, a watching state detector, and a recording controller. The output controller is configured to execute control to output first content data corresponding to a first channel according to selection of the first channel and to execute control to output second content data corresponding to a second channel instead of the first content data according to a channel change from the first channel to the second channel. The watching state detector is configured to detect a watching state of the first channel. The recording controller is configured to execute control to record the first content data based on a result of detection of the watching state and the channel change.12-22-2011
20130114939Invention title is a digital multi-media keepsake. It is a handheld case with a built in LCD video screen which displays digital photos and plays digital video and audio, with a removable storage container in the center of the case that stores memorabilia, personal items or cremated remains. The keepsake case has internal memory and a USB port installed to add videos, photographs, text and audio between the case and an external device such as a personal computer. The case displays digital photos, plays video and audio automatically when opened and automatically shuts off when closed. - It is a handheld digital keepsake case with a built-in video screen which plays video, photos, and audio, with a removable storage container. The exterior case displays digital photos, plays video and audio automatically when opened and shuts off when closed. It is a keepsake within a case that plays digital photos, video and audio files automatically when opened. It can continue to be used by the recipient whenever he or she desires to reflect on the memory of another05-09-2013
20120014662METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EDITING VIDEO SEQUENCES - A method and system for editing video sequences. The method includes playing a first video sequence on a device and introducing one or more objects randomly in the first video sequence. The method further includes determining one or more randomized properties associated with the randomly inserts objects. Moreover, the method includes recording the one or more randomized properties. The system includes a device. The device includes a memory that stores one or more objects and one or more randomized properties associated with the one or more objects; a random generator that introduces the objects randomly from the memory in a first video sequence; and a processor operable to play the first video sequence including randomly introduced objects, determine the one or more randomized properties associated with the one or more objects and to record the one or more randomized properties.01-19-2012
20120014661MEDICAL IMAGE APPARATUS AND MEDICAL IMAGE ARCHIVING APPARATUS - A medical image apparatus according to the embodiments has a medical image utilization ,apparatus and medical image archiving apparatus. The former has an acquisition part that acquires a requested frame rate for cases in which medical images are movie displayed on its display, and an designating part that designates an attention point with respect to one of the medical images displayed. The latter has a transmission speed measurement part that measures the data transmission speed between the former and the latter, an extraction part that, based on the requested frame rate, the attention point and the data transmission speed, extracts the region including the attention point for each of the medical images, and a transmission part that transmits an image of the extracted region to the display. The display displays, as a moving image, the images of the region extracted by said extraction part at said requested frame rate.01-19-2012
20120027378METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF AN OPTICAL DISC RECORDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH THE CONTROL PROGRAM IS RECORDED - On a host computer (02-02-2012
20120027377PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND PROGRAM CONTENT TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SYSTEM - Program content is easily selected on a playback apparatus having a plurality of program content recording locations.02-02-2012
20120027375Video Reproductions Apparatus and Video Reproduction Method - According to one embodiment, a video reproduction apparatus includes a processor and a controller. The processor is configured to perform signal processing on a video signal including a plurality of videos, The controller is configured to determine that a battery usable time of glasses for viewing the plurality of videos is shorter than a reproduction time of a content corresponding to the video signal, and to stop output of a video signal on which the signal processing has been performed by the processor and to display a warning message for replacement or charging of a battery of the glasses when determines that the battery usage time of the glasses is shorter than the reproduction time of the content corresponding to the video signal.02-02-2012
20120027374METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL OF MULTIPLE MULTIMEDIA TUNERS - A system and method for signal virtualization, such as television signals. Signal source components such as television tuners supply television signals to be converted to computer-readable signals. Recording modules receive the converted computer-readable signals for implementation as data signals. A host server receives the data signals for serving to one or more frontend session components. A storage component of the host server (e.g., a hard disk) optionally stores one or more of the data signals in respective data files corresponding to respective video programs. A playback module receives the data signals from the host server and implements the data signals as television signals to be displayed on a television monitor component.02-02-2012
20120027373HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING INTERACTIVE FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF - A head-mounted display device having an interactive function is provided. The head-mounted display device includes a play unit, a display unit and a sensor unit. The play unit plays a portion of an image on the display unit. The display unit displays the image being played. The sensor unit senses a movement and a movement direction of the head-mounted display device. The play unit further adjusts the displayed portion of the image being played according the movement and the movement direction of the head-mounted display device.02-02-2012
20130195420PRESENTING BACKUP CONTENT - Techniques that relate to selecting content for playback are disclosed in various implementations. The techniques may include receiving, at a computing device and from a primary electronic content source, a first input signal for playback by a presentation device. The techniques may also include analyzing information that is indicative of content represented by the first input signal to determine whether the first input signal is intended for playback by the presentation device. The techniques may also include causing the presentation device to play back a second input signal from a backup electronic content source in response to determining that the first input signal is not intended for playback by the presentation device.08-01-2013
20120033937METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING METADATA FOR SENSORY EFFECT, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH METADATA FOR SENSORY EFFECT ARE RECORDED, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSORY REPRODUCTION - The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for providing metadata for sensory effect, a computer-readable recording medium on which metadata for a sensory effect is recorded, and a method and apparatus for sensory reproduction. According to this technique, disclosed is a method for providing the metadata for a sensory effect which comprises the steps of: generating SEM (Sensory Effect Metadata) which includes sensory effect information on contents; and transmitting the SEM to a sensory reproduction apparatus engine unit which analyzes the SEM and generates control information on a sensory reproduction apparatus, wherein the sensory effect information includes color calibration effect information on the contents.02-09-2012
20130202268Blu-ray karaoke player - A blu-ray karaoke player includes a main housing and a central processing unit. The main housing has a vocal signal inlet for connecting to a microphone to obtain a vocal voice signal from a user, and a karaoke signal outlet for connecting to a display device and a speaker. The blu-ray player is supported in the main housing, and is adapted for reading a blu-ray disc for obtaining audio data and video data therefrom. The central processing unit is configured to decode the audio data and the video data obtained from the blu-ray disc, and process the vocal voice signal obtained from the microphone, and to output, through the karaoke signal outlet, the audio data, the vocal voice signal, and the video data to the display device and the speaker for allowing the user to perform karaoke activity through playing the blu-ray disc.08-08-2013
20130202269VIDEO TABLET AND DOCKING STATION AND METHOD OF USE - A unit that includes a docking station and a tablet. The docking station includes a base having first and second docking recesses defined therein and docking station contacts positioned in at least the first docking recess. The tablet includes a housing having a video screen, a memory, at least one switch, and a power source positioned therein. The video screen, memory, at least one switch, and power source are in electrical communication and the housing includes first and second docking portions. At least the first docking portion includes tablet contacts thereon. The first and second docking portions of the tablet are positioned in the first and second docking recesses and the tablet contacts are in electrical communication with the docking station contacts. The tablet is removable from the docking station.08-08-2013
20130094833STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PLAYBACK DEVICE, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PLAYBACK SYSTEM, AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PLAYBACK METHOD - In the case where a parallax of left and right images is not appropriate, an influence on the health caused by stereoscopic viewing is preliminarily prevented. A camera and a television are connected (step S04-18-2013
20130209059VIDEO FRAME MARKING - In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with synchronization of captured video using a frame-marking clock (“FMC”). An FMC may be configured to display images of time codes which advance at a regular rate. During capture of video by video capture devices, the FMC may be introduced into the captured video. The FMC may be configured to display time code images in a manner such that each image may be uniquely identified in the captured video. In various embodiments, the images may be displayed in different portions of a display such that two consecutive time codes are not displayed in the same portion to facilitate unique identification of each time code in the captured video. After video capture is complete, time codes may be subsequently used to establish a common time base and synchronize the instances of video.08-15-2013
20130209058APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANGING ATTRIBUTE OF SUBTITLE IN IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An apparatus and a method for changing an attribute of a subtitle in an image display device having a touchscreen are provided. The method includes reproducing moving picture contents, when a subtitle corresponding to the moving picture contents that are being reproduced exists, displaying a subtitle corresponding to the moving picture contents, and when a touch for a region on which the subtitle is displayed exists, changing an attribute of the subtitle depending on the touch information.08-15-2013

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