With Mpeg Patents (Class 386/283)
  • Patent number: 10268390
    Abstract: Data address management systems, methods, devices and uses for minimizing interaction with data consumers' data on data storage devices, an embodiment comprising an external bus for communicatively interfacing the data storage system and data consumers; at least one storage medium components, each storage medium component comprising a plurality of storage locations having a unique storage location indicators; a translation layer module comprising a data address space having data addresses associable with storage location indicators; and a controller configured to store data in the storage locations and creating associations in the translation layer module between data addresses and the physical location indicators; wherein the data address space is accessible by the data consumer for addressing requests relating to data stored on the storage device and wherein the controller is configured to manipulate the arrangement of the data addresses in the data address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Warfield, Timothy John Deegan, Keir Fraser, Daniel Stodden, Kevin Jamieson
  • Patent number: 9973748
    Abstract: A multi-core video decoder system has a syntax parser, a storage device, a plurality of video decoder cores and a control unit. The syntax parser performs syntax parsing upon an incoming encoded video bitstream to derive required information of each picture to be decoded. The storage device buffers the required information of each picture. The control unit controls the video decoder cores to load required information of a plurality of coding rows in a picture from the storage device and then decode the coding rows in the picture, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yun Cheng, Yung-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 9437247
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a graphical user interface (GUI) of a media-editing application. The GUI includes a composite display area for displaying a set of media clips that define a composite presentation. The set of media clips includes a particular media clip which includes several different groups of ordered clips that are selectable for use in the composite presentation. The GUI includes a preview display area for simultaneously displaying video images from several of the different groups corresponding to a time in the composite presentation. The displayed video images in the preview display area are selectable to determine which of the groups is for use in the composite presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colleen Pendergast, Brian Meaney, Mark Alan Eaton, II, Shaun M. Poole, Mike Stern
  • Patent number: 9324378
    Abstract: A method comprising utilizing a first navigator to seek to a navigation point appropriate to a begin frame of a first video segment, to step to the begin frame of the one video segment, and to cue a playing at the begin frame of the one video segment; utilizing a second navigator to seek to a navigation point appropriate to a begin frame of a non-sequential video segment, step to the begin frame of the non-sequential video segment, and cue a playing at the begin frame of the non-sequential video segment; utilizing the first navigator to enable a playing of the first video segment; and synchronizing the second navigator to enable a playing of the non-sequential video segment seamlessly following the playing of the first video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: CustomPlay LLC
    Inventor: William A. Fastige
  • Patent number: 9225932
    Abstract: A method and system for media content playback and storage utilizes a set-top box including a processor and a storage device. The set-top box is in a system receiving media content which includes a display for displaying the received media content. On receipt, the received media content is associated with stored media content having a common title. A logical order for the received media content relative to the stored media content is determined, in accordance with a determined identifier. If it is determined that the received media content has been accessed for playback the received media content is automatically deleted after it has been played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: EchoStar UK Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Antony Michael Dove
  • Patent number: 8910051
    Abstract: Method and systems for editing, receiving and processing video. Media submissions may be received from remote devices associated with a plurality of users, and the media submissions and a copy of the media submissions in a format for easier access may be stored. A data organization structure including a mechanism for providing sets of folders may be provided, the sets of folders configurable based on input from a user. Media submissions may be organized into the respective folders designated by the users based on user input. A media product may be created based on one or more media submissions. The media product may be created by utilizing an editing interface which allows users at different locations to collaboratively edit video over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Citizenglobal, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lussier, Nikolas Namikas, Dmitry Buslaev, Robert McFarland
  • Patent number: 8873937
    Abstract: An audiovisual data transmission system includes the following components. A filesystem module creates a file that contains at least one of video data and audio data stored in a storage unit. A conversion processing unit manages a file created by the filesystem module. A filesystem-in-userspace module provides an interface between the conversion processing unit and the filesystem module. An update detecting unit detects an update of at least one of video data and audio data contained in a file. In response to an instruction to acquire a file managed by the conversion processing unit received in a state where an update of the file is detected by the update detecting unit, a server makes an inquiry to the conversion processing unit and repeatedly performs a read process in which the file is read, via the filesystem-in-userspace module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 8824862
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masachika Sasaki, Kenji Shoda, Takahiro Shimada, Kunihiro Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 8824864
    Abstract: To provide means for editing a content data stream quickly. A data processor according to the present invention can edit a content that has been written on a medium. The content is stored in a file as a data stream including multiple packets of the same packet size. And a file system for accessing data on a cluster size basis has been established on the medium. The data processor includes: a receiving section, which receives an instruction on a partial deletion range including the beginning of the file; and a media control section for deleting data, the size of which is an integral number of times as large as the least common multiple of the cluster size and the packet size, from the beginning of the file within the partial deletion range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoyuki Okada, Masanori Itoh
  • Patent number: 8819263
    Abstract: A client server arrangement for downloading media content filters from a server device to a client device. The media content filters define portions of a separate audio visual presentation containing potentially objectionable subject matter. Depending on user selections, identified portions of the audio/visual presentation may be skipped and/or muted during play. In one particular implementation, the client device, e.g., a DVD player, is configured to initiate a connection with a server device. Upon successful connection, the server device transmits one or more media content filters to the client device. The client device may be configured to determine whether a particular media content filter is available, to facilitate deletion of some existing media content filters in order to secure adequate memory space, and to ensure that the media player has an active account, before initiating a connection with the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Clearplay, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Jarman, Brent L. Iverson
  • Patent number: 8818176
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for receiving from a user a tag associated with a specific temporal location in video content. The system then aligns the tag associates the tag with the specific temporal location, and if necessary, modifies the video content to be playable directly from that specific temporal location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Doree Duncan Seligmann
  • Patent number: 8768149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user interface provision method and to a system using the method, and more specifically relates to: a user interface provision method in which video signals provided from a plurality of content providers are generated in a browsing interface and supplied to a display device; and a system using the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namyoung Kim, Kangsoo Seo, Jeonghwan Hwang, Beomjin Jeon, Byungjin Kim
  • Patent number: 8682143
    Abstract: Provided is a moving image processing apparatus including a cut transition detection unit configured to detect inter-cut transition from a moving image including a plurality of cuts; a cut pair specifying unit configured to specify cut pairs repeated as a series of different cuts based on a feature amount of each cut; and a cut structure image generation unit configured to generate a cut structure image including a representative image of each cut arranged in an order of the cut transition and indicating a boundary between the cut pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Takagi
  • Patent number: 8676024
    Abstract: Video data pieces are classified into groups according to prescribed rules. A cut number assigned to each of the groups is decided on the basis of the length or lengths of a video data piece or pieces in each of the groups and the number of the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. A cut or cuts are extracted from the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. Regarding each of the groups, the number of the extracted cut or cuts is equal to the decided cut number. Digest data is generated from the extracted cuts for all the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Nakate, Wataru Inoha
  • Publication number: 20140016915
    Abstract: An editing device for connecting first and second streams containing variable length coded parameters, includes a decision unit operable to compare an encoded first parameter contained in the first stream with an encoded second parameter contained in the second stream, and decide whether at least one of the first parameter and the second parameter is to be changed, and a replacing unit operable to replace at least one of the first and second parameters with the other code word of the same length as the code words assigned to the first and second parameters, when the decision unit decides that at least one of the parameters is to be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro TANAKA, Hiroshi SAITO
  • Patent number: 8630533
    Abstract: In an editing apparatus; overwriting data used for insertion editing on base data, which is segmented into each picture including data having a predetermined unit of data amount X, and includes variable-length encoded real data, is variable-length encoded; each picture is sequentially obtained as a target picture, and regarding the target picture, if an amount of the overwriting data is equal to X, the overwriting data is handled as insertion data as it is, otherwise, insertion data is created by adding stuffing data to the overwriting data so that the amount of the overwriting data can be equal to X; a filler having the same amount as a filler of the base data is added to the insertion data having the same total amount as the real data; and the resultant insertion data is added onto the base data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Ido, Naohiro Kanamori, Tetsuya Makabe, Norio Wakatsuki, Tadashi Fujiwara, Shinpei Ikegami
  • Patent number: 8606083
    Abstract: A hypervideo summary comprised of multiple levels of related content and appropriate navigational links can be automatically generated from a media file such as a linear video. A number of algorithms and selection criteria can be used to modify how such a summary is generated. Viewers of an automatically-generated hypervideo summary can interactively select the amount of detail displayed for each portion of the summary. This selection can be done by following explicit navigational links, or by changing between media channels that are mapped to the various levels of related content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andreas Girgensohn, Frank M. Shipman, III, Lynn D. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8582956
    Abstract: Systems and methods for previewing multimedia files associate information with a multimedia file that designates certain “frames” of the multimedia file as preview content. Such information is embedded within the multimedia file itself using, for example, tags. A media player application may, in response to a user's request to preview a selected multimedia file, determine from the associated information those frames of the multimedia file that are designated as preview content, and the media player application may then present such designated preview frames to the user as a preview. Certain embodiments further enable extended play beyond the designated preview frames, responsive to a user request for such extended play. For example, during playing of a given preview frame, a user may request extended play, wherein additional contiguous frames are appended to the preview frame(s) to provide an extended play beyond what would be presented by the pre-designated preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Naveen Hegde, Devendra K. Marwaha
  • Patent number: 8566880
    Abstract: A device for providing a television sequence has a database interface, a search request receiver, a television sequence rendition module and an output interface. The database interface accesses at least one database, using a search request. The search request receiver is formed to control the database interface so as to acquire at least audio content and at least image content separate therefrom via the database interface for the search request. The television sequence rendition module combines the separate audio content and the image content to generate the television sequence based on the audio content and the image content. The output interface outputs the television sequence to a television sequence distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Dunker, Uwe Kuehhirt, Andreas Haupt, Christian Dittmar, Holger Grossman
  • Patent number: 8488786
    Abstract: A method of managing the sending of multimedia contents to a mobile terminal (2) equipped with a security module (3), the multimedia contents being sent in encrypted form from a broadcast server (1) and via a communications network (4). The method comprises the following steps: a) sending to the mobile terminal (2) rights-of-use data for a multimedia content, b) storing said rights-of-use data in the security module (3) of the mobile terminal (2), c) generating a series of encryption/decryption keys, the series of decryption keys being generated from rights-of-use data stored in the security module (3), d) sending the multimedia content to the mobile terminal (2), the content being encrypted with successive keys from the series of encryption keys that has been generated, and e) the mobile terminal receiving the multimedia content and decrypting the multimedia content using the decryption keys from the series of decryption keys generated in the security module of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Axel Ferrazzini, Diego Anza, Pascal Chauvaud
  • Patent number: 8472788
    Abstract: There is provided a moving image processing apparatus, including a cut transition detection unit configured to detect inter-cut transition from a moving image including a plurality of cuts, a cut grouping unit configured to group the plurality of cuts into cut groups based on a degree of similarity among the cuts, an inter-cut distance calculation unit configured to calculate inter-cut distances based on inter-cut temporal distances in the moving image, an inter-cut group distance calculation unit configured to calculate inter-cut group distances by summing up the inter-cut distances, which are calculated with respect to the plurality of cuts, in each cut group, and a cut structure image generation unit configured to generate a cut structure image including representative images of the cuts belonging to the cut groups and information indicating the inter-cut group distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Takagi
  • Patent number: 8452162
    Abstract: A method of recording an encoded bit stream that represents video objects includes recording a collection of contiguously arranged video objects and management information about recorded video objects. The collection is partitioned into adjacent recordings that represent playable titles, where a playable title is defined as a playback sequence of all complete cells or a subset of complete cells of a recording in the order of allocation within the video object storage area on the disc. The method further includes generating a title list of titles sorted in the order of arrangement within the video object area on the disc. The method further includes defining a free space title that represents free space within the video object area and includes the free space title in the title list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Wiebe de Haan
  • Patent number: 8411758
    Abstract: Systems and methods have been developed for manipulating media assets in a networked computing environment where processing power, bandwidth and/or storage capacity may be limited. More specifically, systems and methods have been developed whereby low-resolution media assets may be created that are optimized for transfer over low bandwidth networks and for editing and manipulation in an environment with low processing power and low storage capacity, and a high-resolution media asset may be created for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Folgner, Ryan Brice Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8385720
    Abstract: A playback apparatus not only plays back an AV stream recorded on a BD-ROM but also downloads an update kit from a WWW server (500) and writes it on a local HD (12). The AV stream stored in the local HD (12) includes an audio stream for an additional language. A control unit (16) reads the AV stream recorded on the BD-ROM and the AV stream recorded in the local HD (12) in units of access units. An audio decoder (6) obtains a necessary audio frame from the access units read from the BD-ROM and the local HD (12) and plays it back. A video decoder (4) obtains video data from the access unit read from the BD-ROM and plays it back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Ikeda, Hiroshi Hamasaka, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Tomoyuki Okada, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 8380048
    Abstract: A playback apparatus not only plays back an AV stream recorded on a BD-ROM but also downloads an update kit from a WWW server (500) and writes it on a local HD (12). The AV stream stored in the local HD (12) includes an audio stream for an additional language. A control unit (16) reads the AV stream recorded on the BD-ROM and the AV stream recorded in the local. HD (12) in units of access units. An audio decoder (6) obtains a necessary audio frame from the access units read from the BD-ROM and the local HD (12) and plays it back. A video decoder (4) obtains video data from the access unit read from the BD-ROM and plays it back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Ikeda, Hiroshi Hamasaka, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Tomoyuki Okada, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 8331756
    Abstract: Video data pieces are classified into groups according to prescribed rules. A cut number assigned to each of the groups is decided on the basis of the length or lengths of a video data piece or pieces in each of the groups and the number of the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. A cut or cuts are extracted from the video data piece or pieces in each of the groups. Regarding each of the groups, the number of the extracted cut or cuts is equal to the decided cut number. Digest data is generated from the extracted cuts for all the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Nakate, Wataru Inoha
  • Patent number: 8294826
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for compensating for the picture quality of a stored broadcast signal are disclosed. For reproduction of a broadcast signal stored in a television, the picture quality of the stored broadcast signal is compensated for, based on a predetermined. MPEG noise reduction value corresponding to the electric field strength of the stored broadcast signal. Therefore, it is possible to provide the optimum picture quality. When a broadcast signal is stored, it is stored together with the electric field strength, thereof. When the stored broadcast signal is reproduced, block noise, of a screen is efficiently removed by applying an MPEG, noise reduction value corresponding to the electric field strength of the stored broadcast signal to the stored broadcast signal. Therefore it is possible to improve the definition of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Min Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8285125
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for an optical disc is provided which stores a VOB, the recording apparatus performing: receiving, from an operator, an operation to specify a preceding reproduction section and a subsequent reproduction section from the VOB through an interactive screen; duplicating an end vicinity including an end point of the beginning vicinity, and a beginning vicinity including a starting point of the subsequent reproduction section; connecting the duplicated parts to yield a connected part; and writing the connected part to the optical disc in correspondence with Temp_Cell information, the reproduction sections being specified by Cell information which includes Temp_Cell_FLAG, the Temp_Cell_FLAG, 1) if set to be off, indicating a sequential reproduction of the preceding and subsequent reproduction sections, and 2) if set to be on, indicating a reproduction of the connected part between the reproduction of the preceding and subsequent reproduction sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masako Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 8285126
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for an optical disc is provided which stores a VOB, the recording apparatus performing: receiving, from an operator, an operation to specify a preceding reproduction section and a subsequent reproduction section from the VOB through an interactive screen; duplicating an end vicinity including an end point of the beginning vicinity, and a beginning vicinity including a starting point of the subsequent reproduction section; connecting the duplicated parts to yield a connected part; and writing the connected part to the optical disc in correspondence with Temp_Cell information, the reproduction sections being specified by Cell information which includes Temp_Cell_FLAG, the Temp_Cell_FLAG, 1) if set to be off, indicating a sequential reproduction of the preceding and subsequent reproduction sections, and 2) if set to be on, indicating a reproduction of the connected part between the reproduction of the preceding and subsequent reproduction sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masako Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 8270820
    Abstract: Multimedia content is stored onto a relatively permanent, portable storage medium in accordance with at least two standards that allow the content to be recovered on a playback device with the highest possible resolution and fidelity. Linking between the various types of content stored according to the at least two standards allows the presentation of content at the highest quality possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael J Jones, Thomas McFarland, Derek Roller, Kathy Shelby, Brian E Cripe, Pieter J. van Zee, Gabe Beged-Dov
  • Patent number: 8270819
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting a picture of a video program for display in accordance with a selected trick play mode of a DVR are described herein. Sometimes, when desired playback speed is faster than normal, a DVR is forced to select some pictures to play and some pictures to skip. Ideally, in order to preserve “smooth” viewing quality, the next picture to be displayed should be temporally close to the currently displayed picture. Since some pictures can take longer to decode than others, accounting for picture decoding costs helps ensure that the best picture can be selected for decoding given playback speed requirements. According to one embodiment of the invention, for each picture of a plurality of pictures in a video data stream, a DVR determines a decoding cost for that picture. Based on the determined costs, the DVR selects a particular picture. The DVR outputs the selected picture for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Vannier
  • Patent number: 8249427
    Abstract: A content playing device includes: an identifying unit to identify, with regard to subsidiary contents created by secondarily using contents as editing material and having playback control information instructing playback of actual content data of source editing material contents which are primary contents serving as source editing material, lacking primary contents which are the source editing material contents that are not included in held primary contents deemed to be held by a user; a sample content obtaining unit to externally obtain sample contents corresponding to the lacking primary contents; and a playback processing unit to execute, at the time of playing subsidiary contents following playback control information, playback signal processing for actual content data of held source editing material contents currently existing as the held primary contents regarding held source editing material contents, and playback signal processing for actual content data of corresponding sample contents regarding the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nagasaka, Sho Murakoshi, Toshimasa Miyoshi, Tadaaki Kimijima
  • Patent number: 8208791
    Abstract: An authoring device includes: a separator for separating a video stream and an audio stream from the input stream; a multiplexer for multiplexing the video stream and the audio stream to generate content information and further generating control information for managing stream reproduction, generating, from content information and control information, incomplete disc image data which is a series of data basically based on a predetermined format and in which a part of reproduction control information defined by a predetermined format is missing, and further generating analysis information required for generating the missing part of the reproduction control information; and a disc image completing section for completing the incomplete disc image data by referencing the analysis information after generation of the incomplete disc image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Kawaguchi, Hideki Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8165455
    Abstract: Division editing of a movie stream file picked up for a recording application is executed while conforming to a predetermined standard format. When a stream file is divided at an arbitrary division point, a preceding chapter is created by giving padding in an end region of a GOP including the division point in accordance with a length alignment restriction. Furthermore, a first extent of a succeeding chapter is created by copying the GOP including the division point and a GOP immediately succeeding it, a region formed of GOPs after the copied portion is used as a second extent of the succeeding chapter, and padding is given to an end region of the second extent in accordance with the length alignment restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Atsushi Mae
  • Patent number: 8126055
    Abstract: A telop detecting device includes an MPEG input source, a parameter acquiring unit, a switch, a DCT coefficient evaluating unit, and a result output unit. The MPEG input source acquires an MPEG stream. The parameter acquiring unit acquires parameters necessary for detecting a telop from the MPEG input source. The switch switches on and off the connection to the DCT coefficient evaluating unit. The DCT coefficient evaluating unit evaluates the possibility of presence of a telop based on a DCT coefficient of each macro block in a frame acquired through the switch, identifies a telop region by calculating an evaluation value by assigning a weight to the DCT coefficient using a weighting matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 8090240
    Abstract: There is provided a video data editing apparatus for making video data edition to set a frame as a predetermined edit point in video data including a plurality of picture frame groups each including a plurality of picture frames. The apparatus includes an operation command input unit (40) to accept an operation command, a data storage unit (120) to store video data compressed at every picture frame groups each including a plurality of picture frames and an edit mode controller (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kunieda, Munetaka Tsuda
  • Patent number: 8059938
    Abstract: A picture recording apparatus which can record a picture on a write-once medium having an element which specifies a first size on a recording area assigned to data saving in edit processing, and an element which subtracts the first size from a remaining amount of recording area in the write-once medium to calculate a second size secured for recording, characterized in that a recording size is managed using the second size as an upper limit of a recordable size, and that an editing area is secured using the first size as a lower limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masataka Moteki, Seigo Ito, Masao Kubo, Masashi Horiguchi, Yukiyoshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 8041189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, an information processing program, and a recording medium for said program, which are designed to facilitate the editing process and permit the recording medium to be used conveniently. The edit list editing unit 55 generates the edit list (which is information about the result of editing) according to information of various kinds which has been generated by editing in the clip data editing unit 54. The resulting edit list is stored in the memory unit 63. At this time, the edit list editing unit 55 generates the clip metadata for the edit list according to the clip metadata of the clips to be edited, which do not need to be in real time. The edit list editing unit 55 generates the discontinuous point of the LTC corresponding to the video data of the clip to be edited and also generates the conversion table for the frame number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Takayoshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8031717
    Abstract: When stored stream data is deleted/edited, the packet sequence completely included in a deletion range is deleted from the stream data, and the stream data is segmented into first stream data before the start point of the deletion range and second stream data after the end point of the deletion range. First and second stream management data corresponding to the first and second stream data are generated. The index value of the packet including the start point of the deletion range is written in the header of the first stream management data. The index value of the packet including the end point of the deletion range is written in the header of the second stream management data. In addition, an index base value for correcting the index value is written in the header of the second stream management data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Jun Sato, Yuji Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20110211803
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: iPeerMultimedia International Ltd
    Inventor: Chi-Chen CHENG
  • Publication number: 20110206351
    Abstract: A video processing system and a method for editing a video asset, the method includes: obtaining a video asset of a first resolution; compressing, by compressing module, a video asset to provide a compressed video asset of a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; transmitting, by a transmitter that is a hardware component, the compressed video asset to a remote video editor; requesting the remote video editor to edit the compressed video asset; receiving editing instructions from the remote video editor, the editing instructions are generated by the remote editor when editing the compressed video asset; processing, by a video processor, the video asset based on the editing instructions to provide an edited video asset; and performing at least one of storing, displaying or publishing the edited video asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Tal Givoly
  • 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: 7962008
    Abstract: There are provided an information storage medium capable of real-time recording/playback of digital moving picture information, and a digital information recording/playback system using this medium. In a medium that records/plays back data including video data and control information, the control information (DA21 in FIG. 4; RTR_VMG in FIG. 30) includes information (VOBU entry in FIG. 31) for accessing a specific portion (VOBU) of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, You Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7962010
    Abstract: There are provided an information storage medium capable of real-time recording/playback of digital moving picture information, and a digital information recording/playback system using this medium. In a medium that records/plays back data including video data and control information, the control information (DA21 in FIG. 4; RTR_VMG in FIG. 30) includes information (VOBU entry in FIG. 31) for accessing a specific portion (VOBU) of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, You Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7962009
    Abstract: There are provided an information storage medium capable of real-time recording/playback of digital moving picture information, and a digital information recording/playback system using this medium. In a medium that records/plays back data including video data and control information, the control information (DA21 in FIG. 4; RTR_VMG in FIG. 30) includes information (VOBU entry in FIG. 31) for accessing a specific portion (VOBU) of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, You Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7941033
    Abstract: In case continuous reproduction is commanded from a first AV stream to a second AV stream, a third AV stream, made up of a preset portion of the first AV stream and a preset portion of the second AV stream, is generated. The third AV stream is reproduced when reproduction is switched from the first AV stream to the second AV stream. As information pertinent to the third AV stream, the address information of a source packet of the first AV stream at a time of switching from the first AV stream to the third AV stream and the address information of a source packet of the second AV stream at a time of switching from the third AV stream to the second AV stream, are generated. This enables reproduction such as to maintain continuity between separately recorded AV streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Motoki Kato, Toshiya Hamada
  • Patent number: 7929599
    Abstract: A video encoding acceleration service to increase one or more of the speed and quality of video encoding is described. The service acts as an intermediary between an arbitrary video encoder computer program application and arbitrary video acceleration hardware. The service receives one or more queries from the video encoder to identify implementation specifics of the video acceleration hardware. The service interfaces with the video acceleration hardware to obtain the implementation specifics. The service communicates the implementation specifics to the video encoder. The implementation specifics enable the video encoder to: (a) determine whether one or more of speed and quality of software encoding operations associated with the video encoder can be increased with implementation of a pipeline of one or more supported encoding pipeline configurations and capabilities, and (b) implement the pipeline by interfacing with the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anand Ganesh, Donald J Munsil, Gary J. Sullivan, Glenn F. Evans, Shyam Sadhwani, Stephen J. Estrop
  • Patent number: 7920634
    Abstract: A splicer/transcoder device that interfaces with a material archiver/server using a stream. The splicer/transcoder device interfaces with an editor and switcher using a base band signal. In a predetermined region including at least an edit point, a transcoding process is performed. In an input stream, two programs to be edited have been multiplexed. The editor and switcher receives base band signals Sa and Sb of which respective programs have been encoded. As with a conventional editing device, the editor and switcher edits the base band signals and returns the edited result as a base band signal Sc to the splicer/transcoder device. The splicer/transcoder device re-encodes the base band signal Sc into an output stream using codec information obtained in the decoding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Yoshinari, Yoshihiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 7917006
    Abstract: There are provided an information storage medium capable of real-time recording/playback of digital moving picture information, and a digital information recording/playback system using this medium. In a medium that records/plays back data including video data and control information, the control information (DA21 in FIG. 4; RTR_VMG in FIG. 30) includes information (VOBU entry in FIG. 31) for accessing a specific portion (VOBU) of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, You Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7907824
    Abstract: There are provided an information storage medium capable of real-time recording/playback of digital moving picture information, and a digital information recording/playback system using this medium. In a medium that records/plays back data including video data and control information, the control information (DA21 in FIG. 4; RTR_VMG in FIG. 30) includes information (VOBU entry in FIG. 31) for accessing a specific portion (VOBU) of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, You Yoshioka