Abstract: A management server (200) has a storage section to store a program set (110) and a user management table. The management server receives user information from a development computer (300), authenticates a user on the basis of the received user information and user information included in the user management table, and transmits the program set to the development computer. The development computer edits a source program included in the program set, registers user information in the program set, and transmits the program set to the management server. The management server receives the program set, updates the program set stored in the storage section with the received program set, and updates the user information included in the user management table with the user information included in the received program set.
Abstract: A system provides programming and advertising to a video decoder such as a digital video recorder, computer system, software or hardware player, etc. When a user makes a request to skip a commercial by issuing a command such as 30 second skip forward, alternate media is provided. In some examples, an image advertisement is provided for a predetermined period of time either during the commercial break or when regular programming resumes. In other examples, a substitute commercial is shown. The substitute commercial may be shortened or compressed. The alternate media may be perceptually encoded in a video stream, hidden in a video stream, or provided in a separate stream. In some examples, survey based and neuro-response based data is used to evaluate and select alternate media for particular programming.
March 31, 2016
Date of Patent:
November 21, 2017
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
Robert T. Knight, Ramachandran Gurumoorthy, Anantha Pradeep
Abstract: A server may receive metadata associated with specific content in a transport signal stream from a content information service. The metadata may identify a point in time of the transport signal stream. The server may instruct an encoder to insert a marker into the transport signal stream corresponding to the point in time of the transport signal stream. The marker may indicate control of a trick mode to be enforced by a delivery platform subsequent to the point in time of the transport signal stream. The server may record the marker in a data store associated with the server.
Abstract: A playback apparatus and a playback method are provided that are capable of playing back video from an appropriate viewpoint upon the resumption of the playback of plural viewpoint video content or arbitrary viewpoint video content after the playback thereof is stopped. The record/playback apparatus 1 has a function that plays back a plural viewpoint video or an arbitrary viewpoint video. The viewpoint information storage section 19 stores information about a first viewpoint specified prior to an interruption when the playback of the video is interrupted. Depending on a user's operation instruction action made during the interruption period and the length of the interruption period, the control section 17 selects a first viewpoint or a second viewpoint previously specified for a playback video upon the resumption of the playback of the video and carries out control so as to playback the video at the viewpoint.
Abstract: A video playback system for enhancing drama effect is disclosed, including: a video playback device having a main display to playback a target video; a first portable communication device having a first screen for displaying a first auxiliary image; and a drama effect enhancing server configured to operably transmit content of the target video to the video playback device via a network and to operably transmit content of the first auxiliary image to the first portable communication device via a network. When the target video playbacked on the main display reaches a first target point of time, the drama effect enhancing server instructs the first portable communication device to utilize the first screen to begin displaying the first auxiliary image.
Abstract: An image reproduction controlling device generates an image signal corresponding to an image file and supplies the image signal to a liquid crystal display device displaying a video and an image other than the video to reproduce the image file. The image reproduction controlling device includes: an image switch determining unit which determines whether the image file is switched from a first image file for the video to a second image file for the image other than the video or the image file is switched from the second image file to the first image file, when the image file being displayed is switched.
Abstract: A method includes receiving input at a media display control device generating a display of media content. The method includes executing a media control function in response to the input. Executing the media control function causes the media display control device to advance or rewind the media content displayed by a change amount. The method also includes displaying a progress bar based on progress bar settings. The progress bar settings include progress bar display options that depend on the change amount.
Abstract: Systems and methods that provide time-based management for MPEG decoding are provided. In one example, a method for live decoding in a personal video recorder system includes the steps of receiving at least one data packet; determining at least one program clock reference (PCR) using the at least one data packet; and locking a timing mechanism to the at least one determined PCR.
Abstract: A problem with high resource-consuming managed copy is that simultaneous execution of the managed copy, which is controlled by a playback device, and a BD-J application, which is recorded on a recording medium, leads to a shortage in resources. Provided is a playback device that enables simultaneous execution of the managed copy and the BD-J application while preventing resource contention therebetween, by imposing an access limitation on the disc medium by causing the BD-J application to assume that the disc medium has been virtually ejected.
July 14, 2009
Date of Patent:
February 11, 2014
Keiichi Tanaka, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Ken Yamashita
Abstract: According to example configurations as described herein, a media manager supports functions such as in-line display of video frame information for application of editing commands. Each of multiple frames in the in-line display can be derived from a respective bitmap. The bitmaps associated with the in-line display can be generated and cached during an editing session for easy access. After completion of the editing session and creation of a playback file specifying a media playback experience, a media manager deletes the cached bitmaps. Upon rendering of a video experience as specified by the playback file at a later time, a respective media player converts a format of video data as specified by the playback file into bitmap information again. Playback can include combining multiple frames of static images (as defined by the bitmaps) at different layers to produce a unique viewing experience.
Abstract: Position information of image pickup positions included in a designated moving image file is read out from position of point of change information, and map information covering all the positions of the position information is obtained from a map information database by a map information obtaining portion. A map is drawn by a map drawing portion based on the position information and the map information. The drawn map is overlapped with a moving image, which is replayed by a moving image replay portion, by an overlapping portion and displayed on a display portion.
Abstract: A television (100) is a content reproduction device for reproducing a video or a sound of content, and includes (i) a content analyzing section (107) for extracting a prescribed feature from the content, and (ii) an optical device controlling section (118) for controlling, in accordance with the feature extracted by the content analyzing section (107), luminance of light to be emitted by an illumination section (119) incorporated in the television (100).
February 25, 2011
Date of Patent:
November 19, 2013
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
Hitoshi Yoshitani, Aya Minehara, Masahiro Tai
Abstract: A data processing device connects to a first display and operates in a power state including a power-off state, a recording standby state, and a power-on state. A second display displays an operation state of the data processing device. A power controller supplies electric power to a driver in the power-on state and the recording standby state, and stops supplying the electric power in the power-off state. The second display indicates that power is ON in the power-on state, and indicates that the power is OFF in the recording standby state and the power-off state. The power controller switches the power state from the recording standby state to the power-on state when a signal instructing start of a recording operation is received from the first display and the power state is the recording standby state.
Abstract: To select a recording device for recording a program in a digital television receiver to which a plurality of recorders (recording devices) are connected, control is performed to acquire image quality information about the program to be recorded and to compare the program image quality to be recorded with the recording image quality of a recording medium for each connected recording device. Based on the result of this comparison, a recorder is selected that can secondarily record the program onto a recording medium without compromising the program image quality.
Abstract: A video signal processing device including a specification information obtaining unit for obtaining specification information indicating specifications of a monitor connected to a digital video output terminal, a selecting operation receiving-unit for receiving a user selecting operation for selecting a type of analog video output terminal for a monitor connected to the analog video output terminal, a setting operation receiving unit for receiving a user setting operation for prioritizing one of the specification information obtained by the specification information obtaining unit and the user selecting operation received by the selecting operation receiving unit, and a determining unit for determining a resolution of a video signal to be output on a basis of the specification information obtained by the specification information obtaining unit, the user selecting operation received by the selecting operation receiving unit, and the user setting operation received by the setting operation receiving unit.
Abstract: The present invention provides a reproduction apparatus capable of automatically switching an input of a television to an output from a broadcast receiver such as an STB. A television, upon receiving a notification command notifying that output of video or audio is to start, switches its input to an output from an apparatus which has sent the notification command. An STB, upon receiving an instruction command instructing that output of video or audio should be started, sends the notification command to the television. A DVD recorder includes: a decoder that reproduces video or audio recorded in a DVD-RAM disc; a data output I/F that outputs the reproduced video or audio to the television; and a command sending and receiving I/F that sends the instruction command to the STB when the output of the reproduced video or audio ends.
Abstract: Authentication information (125) obtained by a device (100) at one level of a transformation sequence is securely communicated to another device (200) at another level of the transformation sequence. To assure that the communicated authentication information (125) is not merely a copy of previously communicated authentication information, each communication (145) includes an item (255) that the receiving device (200) can verify as having been recently generated.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit that receives multiple captured images that are captured with a capture device in parallel from an external apparatus to which the capture device that captures an object is connected; a detection unit that detects a priority image that is included in the multiple captured images being received by the reception unit and is assigned priority information that specifies the priority image to be preferentially displayed on a display device; and a controller that controls the reception unit to stop receiving other captured images which are not detected by the detection unit and to receive the priority image detected by the detection unit and controls the display device to display the priority image on the display device when the priority image is detected by the detection unit.