Studio Equipment Patents (Class 348/722)
  • Patent number: 10346001
    Abstract: A system and method for describing a scene for a piece of media are provided. The system and method generate a script in a mark-up language and inserts mark-up language for each shot in the script, one or more of a set of blocking instructions that are a blocking direction for the shot and a set of camera directions that define one or more camera parameters for the shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sceneplay, Inc.
    Inventors: Ann Greenberg, Philippe Piernot
  • Patent number: 10264231
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for dynamically scaling the color temperature and luminance of a display output according to a user preference. For instance, in one example, a video output signal comprising a plurality of image frames is delivered to a display device. A time is detected at which to adjust an amount of blue light emitted by the display device, in accordance with a user preference. The color temperature of a subset of the plurality of image frames that have yet to be delivered to the display device is adjusted from a default color temperature to an adjusted color temperature that scales the amount of blue light emitted by the display device. The subset of the plurality of image frames is then delivered to the display device, subsequent to the adjusting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Erich J. Kring
  • Patent number: 10204273
    Abstract: Users desiring to generate videos from video clips may want to locate moments of interest within the video clips. A system and method described herein may be configured to provide recommendations of moments of interest within video clips post capture of the video clips. User accounts associated with users of the system may include preference information that defines user preferences with respect to values of attributes of video clips. Moments of interest may be identified within individual video clips when the individual video clips have at least one value of at least one attribute specified by the user preferences. Recommendations of identified moments of interest may be provide to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joven Matias, Ha Phan
  • Patent number: 10192359
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to generate augmented image data. In some examples, a first device may receive first data from a second device. The first data may include data related to an image associated with the first device, such as an image of a user using the first device. The first device may apply an augmented reality skin to the first data to generate second data. The second data may relate to an augmented image associated with the first device. The first device may send the second data to the second device. The second device may then display the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 10117198
    Abstract: A terminal and a terminal synchronization method. A first terminal automatically acquires at least one of common data or personalized data of the first terminal according to at least one of capability information or type information of a connected second terminal and sends at least one of the common data or the personalized data to the second terminal that belongs to a same account as the first terminal or sends only the common data to the second terminal that belongs to a different account. In an entire synchronization process, a user does not need to manually perform setting, which simplifies an operation; in addition, for the different account, only the common data is synchronized and the personalized data is not synchronized, which keeps usage preferences of different users unchanged and improves user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenwei Shan
  • Patent number: 9966110
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, a first command; (ii) responsive to receiving the first command, executing, by the computing system, a first portion of a digital-video effect (DVE) by sequentially performing a first subset of ordered steps, wherein executing the first portion of the DVE causes the computing system to generate a first portion of video content at a first frame rate; (iii) receiving, by the computing system, a second command that is different from the first command; and (iv) responsive to receiving the second command, executing, by the computing system, a second portion of the DVE by sequentially performing a second subset of ordered steps, wherein executing the second portion of the DVE causes the computing system to generate a second portion of the video content at a second frame rate that is different than the first frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9959383
    Abstract: The disclosure details the implementation of an apparatus, method, and system for brokering SmartAds. The disclosure teaches a efficient ad brokering as between advertisers, broadcast service providers, and media consumers by employing a SmartAds Client (SAC) and a SmartAds Server (SAS). The SAC may provide viewers with programming and integrate ads in an intelligent manner based on criteria supplied to it. The SAC is used to display SmartAds to television viewers. The ad brokering SAS is complementary to the SAC media consumer and provides services, ads, and ad related information to the SAC. By employing intelligence from a SAC and SAS, ads may be dynamically provided, changed, and/or augmented with programming. The SAS collects and matches media consumer profiles and advertiser bids against one another and an ad database to provide better targeted ads to media consumers. The manner and way in which this is achieved, results in the expiration of stale ads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner, Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Bryan, Gene Rhough
  • Patent number: 9911461
    Abstract: A method and system for creating and editing video and/or audio tracks is described. The method includes providing at least one artist, venue, and track available for selection and providing at least one clip associated with the at least one artist, venue, and track. The method also includes allowing a user to create a custom track from the at least one clip. The system includes a plurality of video cameras for recording a live performance at a plurality of positions. The system also includes at least one server for storing a plurality of video clips created from the plurality of video cameras and an application stored on the at least one server for allowing a user to access the plurality of video clips via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rose Trading, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Shore
  • Patent number: 9883212
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes: receiving an instruction to apply a particular digital video-effect (DVE) of a particular DVE type to a temporal portion of a video segment based, at least in part, on the temporal portion of the video segment being suitable for having a DVE of the particular DVE type applied thereto, wherein the particular DVE corresponds to a duration; making a determination that no particular temporal portion of the video segment satisfies each condition in a set, the set comprising (i) a first condition that the particular temporal portion of the video segment has been identified as being suitable for having a DVE of the particular DVE type applied thereto, and (ii) a second condition that the particular temporal portion of the video segment is of at least the duration; and based, at least in part, on the received instruction and the determination, outputting an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allan Propst, Dana A. Lasher
  • Patent number: 9800949
    Abstract: A computer readable medium is disclosed containing instructions that when executed by a computer perform a method for presenting advertising data, the method including but not limited to placing scene start marker data in video data stream at a scene start data; receiving end user trick play command data during presentation of the video data stream at the end user device; and moving to the scene start marker data in the video data in response to the end user trick play command data. A system is disclosed for executing the method. A data structure is disclosed for containing data used by the system and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James L. Cansler, Charles Scott, Scott White
  • Patent number: 9791767
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices and methods for providing movement of a payload about at least two degrees of freedom. A gimbal mechanism as described herein can provide rotation of a payload about at least two different axes, wherein the rotation about the two axes is controlled by two actuators that can be actuated independently of one another. The two actuators can be fixed in position and orientation relative to one another, such that neither actuator is driven by the other. Therefore, the gimbal mechanism can control movement of the payload about two degrees of freedom in a parallel manner. The gimbal mechanisms described herein can have a compact configuration that allows for minimizing the volume and weight of the gimbal mechanisms, while improving the stability of movement provided by the gimbal mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fangming Ye
  • Patent number: 9602884
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating localized programming content includes receiving a broadcast signal and receiving geographic specific data from a server. The geographic specific data for presentation as geographic specific content is rendered and a combination of the broadcast signal and the geographic specific content is assembled to produce the localized programming content for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Innovation Counsel, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Eldering, Brian P. Shield, Christopher Ryan McClellen
  • Patent number: 9467239
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing customization in asymmetric communication are disclosed. An excess of information is broadcast from a transmitter to multiple receivers in what is optionally a one-way transmission. The excess of information includes metadata used to select which subset of the excess of information is presented to a user and which subset of the excess of information is discarded. The metadata includes criteria that are compared with various, possibly different, customization factors stored on each of the multiple receivers. This comparison is used to determine which subsets of the excess information are presented and which are discarded. Because the customization factors can be different on different receivers, customization of the presented information is achieved. The customization factors optionally include geographic information resulting in customization based on a receiver location. The excess information optionally includes radio or television signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Steven M. Colby, Tamara S. Colby
  • Patent number: 9407674
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, systems, methods and devices are directed to removal of objects in a video feed that are captured continuously through video sources in real-time. Various embodiments of the invention implement several novel features, including, in one embodiment, a device that is coupled to cameras has an input device for selecting the objects to be removed from the feed. The selected object is removed and replaced with pixels neighboring the location where the pixels were taken from. Contour may also be controlled via the input, and sensitivity may be adjusted based on the application. Removed objects may also be selectively reintroduced into the video feed via the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Shui Yu Chan
  • Patent number: 9225760
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses of providing and processing video data for delivery to mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Straight Path IP Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Ralston, Steven E. Saunders
  • Patent number: 9210325
    Abstract: Relating to a switcher system that is capable of reducing time and trouble of setting video equipment. According to the present invention, there is provided a switcher system having a switcher and a plurality of view finders. The switcher outputs a digital video signal having a tally signal superimposed thereon. Each of the view finders has an external digital video input unit, which receives input of the digital video signal, and a tally display control unit, which controls tally display based on the tally signal superimposed on the digital video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Nihon Video System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9161067
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for determining a time period remaining until a live production system changes states. An example method involves accessing a stored television-broadcasting traffic log; making a first determination that a log-entry A in the traffic log does not correspond to a live-production source; making a second determination that a log-entry B in the traffic log is the next log entry after the log-entry A to correspond to a live-production source; making a third determination that the log-entry B includes a start-time B; responsive to making the first, second, and third determinations, proximate a current time that is on or after a start-time A corresponding to the log-entry A and that is before the start-time B, determining a time period as a difference between the current time and the start-time B; and providing the determined time-period to an output device for presentation proximate the current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9161023
    Abstract: An interleaved multi-view video stream is received. The interleaved multi-view video stream includes one or more first view frames, one or more second view frames, and blanking frames in a sequential pattern. The blanking frames separate the first view frames from the second view frames in the sequential pattern. The interleaved multi-view video stream is displayed in the sequential pattern. In one embodiment, the blanking frames are detected, and operation of a viewing device is synchronized based at least in part on the blanking frames being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samir Hulyalkar, Xuemin Chen, Marcus Kellerman, Ilya Klebanov, Sunkwang Hong
  • Patent number: 9147312
    Abstract: A system for distributing progressive gaming related information comprises a combiner and a communications medium. The combiner is for inserting data indicative of progressive gaming related information into a video signal as closed caption data to produce a combined video signal. The communications medium is for distributing the combined video signal to one or more receivers for display of a video image which comprises the progressive information as closed caption text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Keith Kammler
  • Patent number: 9124794
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for capturing an image in a portable terminal. Upon receiving an image for preview and an image for capture simultaneously by a camera module, the controller simultaneously outputs the image for the preview and the image for the capture to a main controller during a simultaneous output mode. The received image for the preview is displayed and stored for a predetermined time period for a subsequent retrieval, so that when a capture key is pressed to capture a target object, the stored image corresponding to a time point at which the capture key is activated is retrieved and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-In Choe, Jeong-Wook Seo, Sung-Hoon Kim, Sun-Mi Kwon, Ji-Yoon Ahn
  • Patent number: 9106952
    Abstract: Media monitoring using multiple types of signatures is disclosed. Example media monitoring methods disclosed herein include reporting media signatures of a first type to monitor media presented by a media device, the media signatures of the first type being generated by a device meter from a sensed signal. Disclosed example media monitoring methods also include, after receiving an indication that a first media signature of the first type is associated with first reference media, generating media signatures of a second type, different from the first type, from the sensed signal to continue monitoring the media presented by the media device. Disclosed example media monitoring methods further include, in response to detecting that a source of the media presented by the media device has changed, generating the media signatures of the first type to continue monitoring the media presented by the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Francis Gavin McMillan
  • Patent number: 9082198
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards automatically creating a cinemagraph on at least an imaging device, where the cinemagraph can be created without additional user interaction beyond capturing an initial sequence of images, and indicating that a cinemagraph is to be created from the sequence. Automatic creation of the cinemagraph includes selecting an anchor frame within the sequence and aligning the other frames to the anchor frame. Detection and segmentation of moving objects within the sequence, with respect to the anchor frame are performed. A mask is generated and refined. Segmentation of masks are then unified, and combined with a background from the anchor frame to generate an animated sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ayelet Mashiah
  • Patent number: 9078027
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for enabling functionality of a trigger mechanism based on log entries in a traffic log. An example method involves (i) accessing a stored traffic log, wherein the log includes multiple ordered log entries including a first log-entry and a second log-entry; (ii) making a first determination that the first log-entry corresponds to a show-segment video-component (VC) of a live show, wherein the first log-entry further corresponds to a broadcast time-period; (iii) making a second determination that the second log-entry is positioned immediately after the first log-entry; (iv) making a third determination that the second log-entry corresponds to a manual start-time type; and (v) responsive to making the three determinations, enabling functionality of a trigger mechanism during the broadcast time-period, wherein the enabled trigger mechanism is configured to cause processing of a next log entry in the log in response to being triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9077865
    Abstract: An interactive system and method of the present invention provides a customized experience to individual spectators of a live performance. At least one virtual reality device is associated with a spectator of the live performance, and each virtual reality device is coupled to a processor to independently receive real time virtual reality sensory effects projected from the processor in response to parameters selected by the associated spectator. The virtual reality device may be for example eyewear which projects the real time virtual reality sensory effects as substituting in effect for visual effects associated with the actual live performance. Selectable parameters may include one or more of a visual perspective for the spectator, costumes associated with performers, and background scenery elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy B. Molyneux
  • Patent number: 9053751
    Abstract: A sound segment sorting unit (103) sorts the sound segments of a video. An image segment sorting unit (104) sorts the image segments of the video. A multiple sorting result generation unit (105) generates a plurality of sound segment sorting results and/or a plurality of image segment sorting results. A sorting result pair generation unit (106) generates a plurality of sorting result pairs of the sorting results as the candidates of the optimum segment sorting result of the video. A sorting result output unit (108) compares the sorting result comparative scores of the sorting result pairs calculated by a sorting result comparative score calculation unit (107) and thus outputs a sound segment sorting result and an image segment sorting result having good correspondence. This allows to accurately sort, for each object, a plurality of sound segments and a plurality of image segments contained in the video without adjusting parameters in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Terao, Takafumi Koshinaka
  • Patent number: 9019386
    Abstract: Switching device (1) for the alternating connection of at least one television camera (2) to one of at least two television camera control units (3) or for the alternating connection of at least one television camera control unit (3) to one of at least two television cameras (2); with the switching device (1) having connectors (4, 5) for the television camera(s) (2) and the television camera control unit(s) (3); and each connector (4, 5) having electrical supply contacts (6, 7) for the power and voltage supply of the television camera (2) through the television camera control unit (3); and having at least one optical contact (8, 9) for the transmission of information over fiberoptic cables between the television camera (2) and the television camera control unit (3); and with the switching device (1) having at least one power supply line switch (10) and at least one optical switch (11) and at least one switching control unit (12) to actuate the power supply line switch (10) and to actuate the optical switch (1
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Neutrik AG
    Inventor: Christian Ganahl
  • Patent number: 9007523
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for controlling a motion using time synchronization between a picture and the motion, and more particularly, a motion code corresponding to a time code is prestored before showing the picture and the motion is controlled according to the prestored motion code when the picture showing starts while a current motion driving time is compared with a reference time of the picture and then synchronized to provide a high-resolution precision motion to a user while achieving accurate synchronization with the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: CJ 4D Plex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Sung Choi, Jin Yong Park
  • Patent number: 8988611
    Abstract: A movie production system includes a computer system having machine readable memory and at least one processor executing a plurality of program modules. The computer system includes actor defined scene input data stored on the memory and that defines one or more scenes to be included in a movie produced the computer system. The program modules include a screenplay module, a virtual director module, and a movie compiler module. The screenplay module generates a screenplay that includes a sequence of scenes based on the actor defined scene input data. The virtual director module is in operable communication with movie-making equipment at a movie set where the movie is shot and provides visual and/or audible cues to the actor while acting the screenplay, indicating a change of scenes in the sequence of scenes. The movie compiler module receives video and audio data from the movie-making equipment and compiles the movie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Terry
  • Patent number: 8982178
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device for acquiring real-time video images of a terminal, sad method comprising: acquiring light intensity of an existing environment when the terminal acquires the real-time video images; comparing the light intensity of the existing environment with a light intensity threshold value set by the terminal system; acquiring images preset by the terminal and sending the preset images to an existing receiver which is communicating with the terminal if the light intensity of the existing environment is lower than the light intensity threshold value set by the terminal system. The present invention can ensure the quality of video conversation when the light intensity is weak, save power energy, improve the user experience, and is beneficial to promote the video communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhibing Yang
  • Patent number: 8970655
    Abstract: A videoconferencing unit for enhancing direct eye-contact between participants can include a curved fully reflective mirror to reflect the image of the near end to a camera. The curved mirror can be placed in front of the display screen near a location where images of faces/eyes of far end participants are to appear. In another example, the videoconferencing unit can include a disintegrated camera configuration that provides an air gap between a front lens element and a rear lens element. The front lens element can be located behind an aperture within the display screen. The air gap can provide an unobstructed path to light from projectors and therefore avoid any undesirable shadows from appearing on the display screen. In another example, the videoconferencing unit can include a combination of the disintegrated camera configuration and mirrors for providing direct eye contact videoconferencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Gopal Paripally, Craig Clapp, Tony Pham
  • Patent number: 8930190
    Abstract: An audio processing device including a feature calculation unit, a boundary calculation unit and a judgment unit, detects points of change of audio features from an audio signal in an AV content. The feature calculation unit calculates, for each unit section of the audio signal, section feature data expressing features of the audio signal in the unit section. The boundary calculation unit calculates, for each target unit section among the unit sections of the audio signal, a piece of boundary information relating to at least one boundary of a similarity section. The similarity section consists of consecutive unit sections, inclusive of the target unit section, which each have similar section feature data. The judgment unit calculates a priority of each boundary indicated by one or more of the pieces of boundary information and judges whether the boundary is a scene change point based on the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America
    Inventors: Tomohiro Konuma, Tsutomu Uenoyama
  • Patent number: 8925004
    Abstract: Techniques to provide an enhanced video replay are described. A processor component controls a video interface module, a replay clip editing module, a replay clip selection module, and a broadcast feed module. The video interface module may receive a first and a second video stream of an event in a first and a second video resolution. The replay clip editing module may determine a time period within the second video stream that contains a scene of interest and create multiple video clips in the first video resolution. The multiple video clips each represent of a portion of the field of view of the second video stream. The broadcast feed module may interrupt a broadcast feed of the first video stream and insert the selected one of the multiple video clips into the broadcast feed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: CBS Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Goldfeder, Ken Aagaard
  • Patent number: 8922717
    Abstract: As information to be processed at an object-based video or audio-visual (AV) terminal, an object-oriented bitstream includes objects, composition information, and scene demarcation information. Such bitstream structure allows on-line editing, e.g. cut and paste, insertion/deletion, grouping, and special effects. In the interest of ease of editing, AV objects and their composition information are transmitted or accessed on separate logical channels (LCs). Objects which have a lifetime in the decoder beyond their initial presentation time are cached for reuse until a selected expiration time. The system includes a de-multiplexer, a controller which controls the operation of the AV terminal, input buffers, AV objects decoders, buffers for decoded data, a composer, a display, and an object cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Hari Kalva
  • Patent number: 8917357
    Abstract: As information to be processed at an object-based video or audio-visual (AV) terminal, an object-oriented bitstream includes objects, composition information, and scene demarcation information. Such bitstream structure allows on-line editing, e.g. cut and paste, insertion/deletion, grouping, and special effects. In the interest of ease of editing, AV objects and their composition information are transmitted or accessed on separate logical channels (LCs). Objects which have a lifetime in the decoder beyond their initial presentation time are cached for reuse until a selected expiration time. The system includes a de-multiplexer, a controller which controls the operation of the AV terminal, input buffers, AV objects decoders, buffers for decoded data, a composer, a display, and an object cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Hari Kalva
  • Patent number: 8899757
    Abstract: A portable video production system includes a stand, a prompter portion, a mirror, a piece of glass, and a measuring device. The stand includes a table and a plurality of legs, and is configured to adjust a height of the legs based on a height of a user. The prompter portion includes a plurality of legs and a plurality of supports, and the supports extend between the legs of the prompter portion. The mirror is connected between first and second supports of the plurality of supports, and is configured to reflect a display of a laptop. The piece of glass is connected between third and fourth supports of the plurality of supports, and reflects the reflection of the display from the mirror to provide a reflected image to the user and to enable a video to be filmed through the glass without the reflected image appearing in the video. The measuring component is connected to the table, and extends from the table and being of a first specific length to indicate a first distance for the user to stand from the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wizards of Ads, SunPop Studios Ltd.
    Inventor: Roy H. Williams, IV
  • Patent number: 8875175
    Abstract: A digital video viewing system including methods for user selection of video advertisement content and time of display of video advertisements during a live video content stream. The digital video viewing system includes modules for receiving, evaluating and transmitting data within the digital video viewing system and to Internet protocol content providers. Also shown are methods for recording and re-playing live internet protocol content in conjunction with the video advertisement display methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Stewart Stremler
  • Patent number: 8860834
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a modular apparatus for a mobile control room, realized in a flexible manner and such that to be advantageously assembled, continuously modified and provided according to needs and requirements of for example, a client. An important improvement for rendering the directing apparatus modular consists in that several modules are provided and there are inserted inside thereof almost the whole of the apparatuses which are needed for the control of the videocameras (or other functions in the case of different kind of modules); Therefore, the most of the investment is flexible since is moved and incorporated to the same modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Gruppo Comunicazione Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Rosario Messina, Giulio Politi, Roberto Mazzantini
  • Patent number: 8854552
    Abstract: As information to be processed at an object-based video or audio-visual (AV) terminal, an object-oriented bitstream includes objects, composition information, and scene demarcation information. Such bitstream structure allows on-line editing, e.g. cut and paste, insertion/deletion, grouping, and special effects. In the interest of ease of editing, AV objects and their composition information are transmitted or accessed on separate logical channels (LCs). Objects which have a lifetime in the decoder beyond their initial presentation time are cached for reuse until a selected expiration time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Hari Kalya
  • Patent number: 8817192
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a plurality of signal processing circuits that compose video signals; and a communication path that connects the plurality of signal processing circuits, wherein any one of the plurality of signal processing circuits composes a video signal obtained by composition by the signal processing circuit, and a video signal obtained by composition by another signal processing circuit supplied from the another signal processing circuit via the communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamane, Shozo Into, Masanori Abe
  • Patent number: 8813159
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for effectively transmitting a plurality of contents under the situation securing minimum QoS. According to the technique, among a plurality of contents to be transmitted to a data reception device, two or more contents are set as main contents, and the remaining contents are set as stand-by contents. One of the two or more main contents is set as a broadcasting content to be broadcasted actually, and the remaining main content is set as a switching content. The data transmission device transmits the two main contents to the data reception device via a high-quality line (main content line) and transmits the remaining stand-by contents via a line of a quality lower than the main content line (proxy data transmission line). Contents are switched by interchanging between a broadcasting content and a switching content and interchanging between a switching content and a stand-by content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Hirano, Kouichi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20140218615
    Abstract: A portable video production system includes a stand, a prompter portion, a mirror, a piece of glass, and a measuring device. The stand includes a table and a plurality of legs, and is configured to adjust a height of the legs based on a height of a user. The prompter portion includes a plurality of legs and a plurality of supports, and the supports extend between the legs of the prompter portion. The mirror is connected between first and second supports of the plurality of supports, and is configured to reflect a display of a laptop. The piece of glass is connected between third and fourth supports of the plurality of supports, and reflects the reflection of the display from the mirror to provide a reflected image to the user and to enable a video to be filmed through the glass without the reflected image appearing in the video. The measuring component is connected to the table, and extends from the table and being of a first specific length to indicate a first distance for the user to stand from the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: WIZARD OF ADS, SUNPOP STUDIOS LTD
    Inventor: Roy H. Williams, IV
  • Patent number: 8782176
    Abstract: A method for media processing includes providing a source media clip, which includes at least source audio data, via a network to a client device. A media recording, including client video and client audio data recorded by a user of the client device while playing the source audio data, is received via the network from the client device. The received media recording is synchronized with the source media clip and is mixed with the source media clip to generate a mixed media clip. The mixed media clip is transmitted to client devices over the network for playback by users of the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fusic Ltd.
    Inventors: Ofir Zohar, Matan Arazi, Itsik On, Liran Zvibel, Avner Braverman
  • Patent number: 8743292
    Abstract: Video/audio production processing control synchronization apparatus and methods are provided. Processing control commands that are provided to a first installation of production processing equipment for controlling production processing of edit units of first production signals are echoed to another installation, or possibly multiple other installations, of production processing equipment. Timing information associated with the edit units is also provided to the other installation(s), to enable production processing of delayed production signals by the other installation(s) to be synchronized with the production processing by the first installation of production processing equipment. Multiple production processing equipment installations can be controlled and synchronized from a single control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ross Video Limited
    Inventors: Michael James Atherton, Troy David English, Christopher David Welsh, Kevin Rockel, Leslie Vincent O'Reilly, Trevor Charles May, Steven David Bland, David Allan Ross
  • Patent number: 8736765
    Abstract: A video production switcher comprises a number of mix effects (M/E) units and a controller. The latter comprises a control layer that controls the M/Es to provide video outputs through projection devices that give the appearance of displaying one unified pixel space canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: David Alan Casper, Ralph Andrew Silberstein, Donald Johnson Childers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8730404
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention includes a latch circuit having a first input to receive a data signal and a second input to receive a clock signal. This latch circuit may have a first pair of transistors including a first transistor gated by the data signal and a second transistor gated by an inverted data signal and a second pair of transistors including third and fourth transistors gated by the clock signal. The first transistor may be coupled to the third transistor at a first inter-latch node and the second transistor coupled to the fourth transistor at a second inter-latch node. A reset circuit may be coupled to the latch circuit to maintain the first and second inter-latch nodes at a predetermined voltage level when the clock signal is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Daigle, Abdulkerim L. Coban
  • Publication number: 20140132841
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems, and methods are for digitally organizing the physical production for media productions. An electronic script for a media production is received that includes a plurality of scenes with at least one or more characters and one or more sets. The electronic script is processed to automatically generate a script data object that comprises data indicative of the plurality of scenes, data indicative of the at least one or more characters for the scene, data indicative of the one or more sets for the scene, and data indicative of at least one or more items for a character from the one or more characters, a set from the one or more sets, or both. The script data object is electronically distributed to one or more departments involved in producing the media production to electronically organize the physical production of the media production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: WYMSEE
    Inventors: Brett BEAULIEU-JONES, Alex LOVERDE, Jeff IMPEY, Dan STEFANIS
  • Patent number: 8698959
    Abstract: A method renders video apparatus testing more efficient by consolidating important information from many video images into one or more composite video images. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method includes steps of receiving location information for portions of first and second video images, and combining the portions of the first and second video images into a third video image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Erik Widdifield, Fritz Kiffmeyer
  • Patent number: 8656425
    Abstract: Media content is received from at least one external device that is coupled to a video processing device. Subscriber channel content is generated based on the media content. The subscriber channel content is transferred to a video distribution network to produce a personalized subscriber channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Morega Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Chi Wang, Philip Poulidis
  • Publication number: 20140009686
    Abstract: A teleprompter system and method include use of a touch-screen interface positioned intermediate to the user and a camera such that the camera captures the user's image through a transparency of the touch-screen interface. The touch screen interface is coupled to a computer and is operably connected so as to enable user control and manipulation of interactive media content generated by the computer. A video mixing component integrates images captured by the camera with interactive media content generated by the computer, as may be manipulated by the user via the touch-screen interface, to generate a coordinated presentation. The coordinated presentation can be received by one or more remote devices. The remote devices can further interact with at least the interactive media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Edo Segal
  • Patent number: 8625027
    Abstract: In a system and method for verification of media content synchronization, the system may include a processor configured to perform a method including determining at least one similarity score of a copy of a master program based on a comparison of at least one signature of the copy with at least one signature of the master program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Home Box Office, Inc.
    Inventors: Elmer Gehman Musser, Jr., Hardys Christ Eggum, John Joseph Galligan