Edit Decision List (e.g., Edl, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/281)
  • Patent number: 8015493
    Abstract: A data processing method is disclosed which includes the steps of: (a) generating edit data which includes a unique material identifier for uniquely identifying material data to be edited and of edit content of the material data; (b) generating management data indicative of the unique material identifier in association with a storage location where the material data identified by the unique material identifier are stored; (c) specifying the storage location where the material data associated with the unique material identifier included in the edit data generated in step (a) are stored, on the basis of the management data generated in step (b); and (d) acquiring the material data from the storage location specified in step (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8005343
    Abstract: A recorded data storing unit previously stores recorded content data. An index information storing unit stores index information corresponding to portions being grouped depending on attributes of the recorded content from the outside. A playlist creating unit creates a playlist presenting editing targets for the attributes according to specified information specified by a user for the attributes using the specified information and index information appended to the portions of the recorded content depending on the attributes. A playlist storing unit stores the playlist created by the playlist creating unit. A content editing unit edits the editing targets in recorded content in the recorded data storing unit according to the index information in the index information storing unit and the playlist in the playlist storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizuno, Nobuhiro Ono, Kazunari Sumiyoshi, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 7986867
    Abstract: A video downloading and scrubbing system for use with a web-based video editing system is provided. The downloading and scrubbing system includes: a scrubbing subsystem configured to: receive a user request for a portion of a video at a particular time index; create a data stream beginning containing video data relating to that time index in the video; and transmit the data; and a preview subsystem configured to provide a preview of video data to the user prior to the user completing the download of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: MySpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Gavin, Scott Shumaker
  • Patent number: 7974516
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses and methods for reproducing a data structure for managing reproduction of still images recorded on a recording medium. In the recording medium, a data area stores at least first and second still images and a playlist area stores at least one playlist. The playlist includes mark information, and the mark information provides presentation information on the first and second images to allow for at least skipping from reproducing the first image to reproducing the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Sung Wan Park, Byung Jin Kim, Soung Hyun Um
  • Patent number: 7929830
    Abstract: In recording, reproducing, and recording/reproducing apparatuses and methods thereof, while endlessly-recording first data, desired second data can be easily stored. The present invention comprises recording means for endlessly-recording the first data in a recording medium, input means for inputting a start and end point of the second data out of the first data, and control means, when the start point and end point are designated, for controlling the recording means so as to endlessly-record the first data while avoiding a recording region for the second data. Thereby, the second data can be stored without replacing the recording medium even if the second data is endlessly-recorded. In addition, when the start point and end point of the desired second data out of the first data are designated, the start point and end point are recorded, and then the first data is endlessly-recorded based on the recorded start point and end point while avoiding the recording region for the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 7929829
    Abstract: An information recording medium is provided with: a file for storing object data which constitutes a series of content information, such as picture information or video information and audio information, and a play list information file for storing play list information which defines a reproduction sequence of the object data by a unit of play list. The information recording medium is further provided with a disc information file for storing a plurality of title play lists including information for specifying the play list information which defines the play list to be reproduced, Pre command information and Post command information, which indicate commands to be executed before and after the reproduction, respectively, based on the play list information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takeshi Koda, Yasuko Fukuda, Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Akira Imamura
  • Patent number: 7925139
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing descriptions of audiovisual content are described. According to one embodiment, a description of audiovisual content is created, and information pertaining to reuse of the description of audiovisual content is defined. Further, the description of audiovisual content and the reuse information are stored in a repository of descriptive data to enable subsequent reuse of this description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hawley K. Rising, III, Ali Tabatabai
  • Patent number: 7917007
    Abstract: A method of generating a dependent media item (911) is disclosed. The method comprises arranging a sequence of EDL elements (901-907) in an order, wherein at least an ordered sub-set of the EDL elements (901-907) are associated with track control attributes (912) for the dependent media item (911). The method further comprises producing a sequence of media items (904-908) in a source track (906) dependent upon at least some of the sequence EDL elements (901-907), and generating the dependent media item (911) dependent the track control attributes (912) and the order in which the sub-set of EDL elements is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Information Systems Research Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Friedman
  • Patent number: 7899306
    Abstract: A media data security system for rendering a secure media data file, having associated authentication data, for output comprises a data preparation unit operable with respect to a version of the media data file, having user controls for generating a list of desired render operations to be applied to the media data file; and a secure data reproducer arranged to receive the list of desired render operations from the data preparation unit and to render the secure media data file for output on the basis of the list of render operations, the secure data reproducer comprising: a data authenticator for detecting the authenticity of the secure media data file using the authentication data; and a data reproducer operable, if the data authenticator detects that the input data is authentic, to perform the list of desired render operations with respect to the secure media data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventor: Morgan William Amos David
  • Patent number: 7889973
    Abstract: A method of increasing the available storage space on an electronic storage medium comprising the steps of providing a free memory list for the electronic storage medium; selecting a portion of a file stored on the electronic storage medium; and adding the selected portion of the file to the free memory list. A method of increasing the available storage space on a personal video recorder comprising the steps of storing a media file on a memory of the personal video recorder; receiving a signal for marking a starting flag for the media file; receiving a signal for marking an ending flag for the media file; and freeing the memory of the personal video recorder that contains a portion of the media file between the starting flag and the delete flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Poslinski, Kim Annon Ryal
  • Publication number: 20110026899
    Abstract: Methods and systems for viewing, editing high resolution video over a computer network. High-resolution footage may be uploaded and stored on a system. Such high-resolution footage may be captured by various content creators from various locations. From the high-resolution footage, low-resolution copies, which may be flash copies, of this footage may be created. Instead of accessing and editing the originally submitted high-resolution footage, the low-resolution copies may be viewed, clipped, aggregated and modified on the site. A edited video may be created based on various received editing commands, and the edited video may be ultimately exported in multiple formats. The exported video may also be exported to various remote systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lussier, Nikolas Namikas, Dmitry Buslaev, Robert McFarland
  • Publication number: 20110026898
    Abstract: Interface, systems and methods for collaborative video editing. An online collection of editing tools is provided. Collaborative functionality in the editor includes multi-user viewing of the same editing interface (from different locations in the world), instant messaging communication, transferable editing controls between users and a media/idea suggestion portal. Over a network, various users may have varying level of permissions for providing edits to a video, providing comments or interacting with a chat interface. As users provide editing commands to the single video project, a single edit decision list may be updated and each user's view of the current state of the video may be continuously updated to reflect the edits in real-time. In this manner, various users may view and interact with the editing interface over a network to edit a single video project simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lussier, Nikolas Namikas, Dmitry Buslaev, Robert McFarland
  • Publication number: 20110026900
    Abstract: Methods and systems for delivering and exporting edited media in multiple formats. A user may select an export format and the selection of the export format may be recorded. Metadata related to an edit decision list created by a user for the edited media product may be accessed, and the metadata may be applied to a component of each media file to create a clip. The clip may be converted to a temporary conversion format. An effect time in the edit decision list may be accessed, and each clip may be broken into individual frames. Effect images from a library may be appropriately and proportionately combined with each individual frame of each clip, the combined frames may be joined to create a completed media file in an order specified in the edit decision list, and the completed media file may be converted to the selected export format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lussier, Nikolas Namikas, Dmitry Buslaev, Robert McFarland
  • Patent number: 7873264
    Abstract: Play list information is recorded on the local storage 200. The play list information contains main-path information and sub-path information. The main-path information specifies one among a plurality of AVClips as a MainClip and defines a main reproduction section for the MainClip. The sub-path information specifies another one among the plurality of AVClips as a SubClip and defines, for the SubClip, a sub reproduction section to be synchronized with the main reproduction section. On the local storage 200, an audio stream specified as the SubClip is recorded. The audio stream includes a plurality of PES packets which are each attached with a packet identifier (PID) that includes an upper field and a lower field. The upper field indicates that the audio stream containing the packet is a secondary audio stream whose reproduction output is able to be mixed with a reproduction output of the primary audio stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoyuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20110008018
    Abstract: Footage used in an aired show by a broadcaster, broadcasting network or similar entity can be more easily tracked and reported to rights holders. An electronic cutsheet can be created for a video package. The electronic cutsheet includes information identifying one or more footage items included in the video package and any rights holders associated with the footage item. Using the cutsheets, a number of playlists can be created or otherwise provided. Each playlist is associated with at least one video package. The playlist can then be associated with a show to indicate that the show has aired and thus that the playlist and its included packages have actually been used. A report can then be generated that indicates at least one rights holder and the number of instances in which a footage item associated with the indicated rights holder was included in an aired show.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Cocchi, Kishore B. Yarlagadda, Kevin D. Greelish, Joshua N. Cohen, Luke N. Macomber, Chyloe F. Lucca, Jesse B. Pringle, Marc W. Rowley, Oyvind Gjorven, Jason A. Nophsker, Joseph A. Sack
  • Publication number: 20100329645
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a program recording apparatus is provided, which includes a storage configured to hold files, a console module configured to select a program when operated, a reception processing circuit configured to play back the program selected at the console module, while receiving the program, a presence detection sensor configured to detect a non-viewed state in which the program being played back by the reception processing circuit is not viewed, and a recording controller configured to record the program selected, as a file, in the storage, and to erase the file of the program from the storage if the program is confirmed not set to a non-viewed state before the program comes to an end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Tatsuro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 6779917
    Abstract: The reversible watch includes first (1) and second (2) cases mounted back-to-back and each having a back cover and securing elements for securing it to the other case in a way which the user can dismantle. In a particular embodiment, each of the cases includes horns (5) through which bars (8, 9) pass. The bars are also used as means for securing the first case to the second and as means for securing each of the ends (12, 13) of the wristband (15) to the assembly formed by said first and second cases. In another embodiment, the back covers of the two cases include elements for securing them to each other, and the assembly of the two cases is mounted in a reversible manner on a support secured to a non-reversible wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Angélique Chappuis