Subsequent Recording Patents (Class 386/286)
  • Patent number: 9036978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a content data recording/reproducing device, comprising a communication unit that engages in communication with an external device, a storage unit that stores content data and additional data related to the content data, a content data extraction unit that selectively extracts the content data from the storage unit based upon condition data received at the communication unit from the external device and the additional data stored in the storage unit and a contents list generation unit that generates a contents list based upon the condition data and additional data corresponding to the content data extracted by the content data extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Takatsuka
  • Patent number: 9031375
    Abstract: An electronic device may determine to present a video frame still image sequence version of a video instead of the video. The electronic device may derive a plurality of still images from the video. The electronic device may generate the video frame still image sequence by associating the plurality of still images. The electronic device may present the video frame still image sequence. The video frame still image sequence may be displayed according to timing information to resemble play of the video. In some cases, audio may also be derived from the video. In such cases, display of the video frame still image sequence may be performed along with play of the audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Rapt Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Tucker Trautman, Jonathan R. A. Woodard
  • Patent number: 9025937
    Abstract: According to typical practice of the present invention, temporal identifiers are simultaneously associated with (i) video and (ii) numerical data while these data are contemporaneously collected by, respectively, (i) a video camera filming an event and (ii) a data acquisition system acquiring numerical data from sensor(s) obtaining sensory information relating to the event. Various modes of inventive practice provide for time codes and/or markers as the temporal identifiers. The video and the numerical data are each converted to a digital form that furthers their mutual compatibility, the video to a compressed/encoded video file, the numerical data to an Adobe XMP data file. The compressed/encoded video file and the XMP data file are merged whereby the temporal identifiers are aligned with each other. The merged video file has numerical data embedded therein and is displayable so that the video and the numerical data are synchronized in comportment with actual real-time occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Peter D. Congedo, David J. Fry, Calvin D. Krishen
  • Publication number: 20150086183
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed where users are rewarded and acknowledged for generating content and for remixing (modifying) the user generated content of others. In examples, the content may be levels of a virtual world for a gaming system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Henry C. Sterchi, Bradley Rebh, Robert Poerschke, Scott Fintel, Jason Major, Soren Hannibal Nielsen, James S. Yarrow, Ellery Charlson, Matthew D. Kerr
  • Patent number: 8942543
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and software are provided herein that allow for storing a data file in a storage device. The storage system splits a video data file into a plurality of data segments, generates a plurality of recovery headers for the data segments, and combines ones of the recovery headers with ones of the data segments to form a plurality of storage packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Verint Video Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Mortimer Hubin, Sylvain Ouellet
  • Patent number: 8938154
    Abstract: A moving image capturing apparatus includes a capturing section; a sensor; an operation judging section; a priority setting section; a storage section; and a digest playback section. The digest playback setting section includes a portion selecting section; a selected time comparing section; and a setting section. The priority setting section sets a priority for a moving image portion according to a type of state judged by the operation judging section based on a predetermined standard. The digest playback section sets a playback portion of a moving image of a digest playback target. The portion selecting section selects in order from a moving image portion set with a high priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Sambongi
  • Patent number: 8929713
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for segmenting video data in a mobile communication terminal includes acquiring sensor data periodically together with video data during video shooting, and segmenting the video data based on the acquired sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Hee Youm, Jin-Guk Jeong, Mi-Hwa Park, Soo-Hong Park, Min-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8886016
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David Robert Black
  • Patent number: 8861935
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for enhancing utilization of recorded media content programs are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a media content processing system maintaining data representative of a recorded media content program in a data storage facility, accessing program highlights data for the recorded media content program, the program highlights data specifying a set of one or more select segments of the recorded media content program, and utilizing the program highlights data to access and play back the set of one or more select segments of the recorded media content program for experiencing by a user. In some examples, the end user has control of selection and playback of the set of one or more select segments of the recorded media content program. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhindra S. Murthy, Lakshmi Chakarapani
  • Patent number: 8837912
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a control unit controlling playback of an image of an edit target, and a generation unit generating edit information including information indicating multiple edit effects applied in combination with the image of an edit interval and information indicating the edit interval, where, in a playback interval of the image, the edit interval is an interval from a playback position at a time an instruction is given during the playback of the image to a position a predetermined time after the playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Tanuma, Shinichirou Tobinaga
  • Patent number: 8823731
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the invention provides an apparatus for converting data encoded in a graphics signal to at least one output signal. The apparatus includes an input, a plurality of outputs, signal processing circuitry and a controller. The input is adapted to receive the graphics signal where the graphics signal includes a plurality of frames generated at least in part from original data. The signal processing circuitry is adapted to locate, in the graphics signal, data corresponding to the original data, convert the data corresponding to the original data to output data and communicate the output data to the plurality of outputs. The controller is adapted to monitor a capacity of the signal processing circuitry and generate a signal that results in at least one disposable frame being added to the plurality of frames. The signal processing circuitry is adapted to discard the at least one disposable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Matrox Electronic Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Pierini, François Germain, Jean Lapierre
  • Publication number: 20140212112
    Abstract: A system and method for generation of video relevant to the subject of a contact record in a mobile device phonebook or contacts list. The method may include aggregating a plurality of data files originating from at least one data source, where at least some of the data bears a relationship to the subject of the contact record. A predefined template of instructions is provided for incorporation of data into the video, and the data is merged into a video according to the predefined template. Aggregating the plurality of data files may include searching data files accessed from a plurality of data sources using predetermined searching criteria, and retrieving the data files. Data sources may include any or all of a social media network, a social graph, a non-username, non-password protected website, and a datastore local to the mobile device. The video may be stored or rendered in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Olle Håff, Fredrik Johansson
  • Patent number: 8787732
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David Robert Black
  • Patent number: 8761583
    Abstract: For lower load in image encoding, the present invention causes the CPU core to function as the following sections: an editing execution section for an editing process, including shifting process, of an unprocessed image which may undergo previous editing process, under user's input; a shift amount calculation section for calculating the shift amount of the resultant edited image; a difference data calculation section for obtaining difference data between the processed image and an image obtained through shifting of the unprocessed image by the calculated shift amount; and an image addition section for storing, in the image storage section, the calculated shift amount, and the obtained difference data, so as to be associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8737816
    Abstract: A single control allows selection and display of different video sequences from a DVD. No screen graphics are necessary to assist the user with operation, such as to show which buttons correspond to which sequences. A dedicated control, such as a button on a DVD player or television remote control device, is used to switch between two possible video tracks, or to otherwise select among multiple video tracks. Full-screen video tracks can be displayed without the need for visual indicators, such as thumbnail images, to identify selectable video tracks associated with different controls. Another aspect of the invention allows for modification of control information, such as navigation information, within a playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hollinbeck Mgmt. GmbH, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Braun, Zane Vella, Joseph Rice, Ole Lutjens
  • Patent number: 8737815
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is described for automatically digitally transforming and editing video files to produce a finished video presentation. The method includes the steps of receiving from a user a selection of video clips to be made into the finished video presentation, automatically trimming the selected video clips, and automatically assembling the trimmed video clips into the finished presentation. Preferably, the method further comprises the steps of receiving a master video clip and automatically replacing portions of the master video clip with the trimmed video clips. In addition audio and visual effects may be added to the finished video presentation. Computer apparatus for performing these steps is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Talk Market, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Benjamin Singer
  • Patent number: 8731374
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a video camera. The video camera includes image sensing circuitry for capturing a sequence of video pictures, a user interface for allowing a user to select a video encoding format from a temporally compressed encoding format and non-temporally compressed encoding format, encoding circuitry for encoding the video pictures according to the format selected by the user, and random access storage for storing video clips. Some embodiments provide a video editing application for a computer. The application includes a first module for (i) receiving video clips stored on the video camera and (ii) storing a first set of video clips that are non-temporally compressed on the video camera in a storage of the computer, and a second module for (i) transcoding a second set of video clips that are temporally compressed on the video camera and (ii) storing the transcoded second set of video clips in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Mullins, Paul Towner, Courtney Kennedy, Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 8705937
    Abstract: A captured image data management method is disclosed. Coverage direction data are input to a recorder-built-in type image capturing apparatus, and the coverage direction data are recorded to a nonvolatile memory and a record medium. The captured image data are obtained as files. A name of the file recorded on the record medium is automatically assigned based on title information contained in the coverage direction data, and the assigned file name is recorded to the nonvolatile memory and the record medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kotaka, Takayoshi Kawamura, Takuji Moriya, Hisao Kimura
  • 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: 20140072285
    Abstract: Techniques for summarizing media are described. A viewer-interaction analyzer receives a media file containing media, the media file including a plurality of segments. A segment of the media file is scored based on interactions of a set of raters. Viewer metrics on the segment of the media file are measured based on interactions with the segment of the media file by a set of viewers. A set of feature vectors are formed based on the measured viewer interactions, where feature vectors in the set of feature vectors are based on interactions of the set of viewers. A model is trained based on the set of feature vectors and the score assigned to the segment of the media file. The model is applied to segments of the media file to generate an interest rating for segments of the media file. An edited media file is generated based on segments of the media file having interest ratings that meet a criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Shynar, Asaf Zomet, Gal Chechik
  • Patent number: 8649663
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit configured to store in a recording medium a piece of attribute information specified by a user input from among a plurality of sequential pieces of the attribute information in association with a predetermined time period of a content stored in the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Saitou, Ayako Iwase, Nobuki Furue, Shinichi Iriya, Hiroyuki Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140037269
    Abstract: A method for identifying a set of key video frames from a video sequence comprising extracting feature vectors for each video frame and applying a group sparsity algorithm to represent the feature vector for a particular video frame as a group sparse combination of the feature vectors for the other video frames. Weighting coefficients associated with the group sparse combination are analyzed to determine video frame clusters of temporally-contiguous, similar video frames. A summary is formed based on the determined video frame clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mrityunjay Kumar, Alexander C. Loui, Bruce Harold Pillman
  • Patent number: 8644689
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for capturing video content. A buffer stores a most recent time interval of a video signal. A capture module stops overwrite of a stored video signal in response to a capture command. A copy module retrieves the stored video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Thano Matthews, Axel Ramirez Flores, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 8611717
    Abstract: An image data management device has a data reading unit and a control section. The data reading unit includes a plurality of recording medium insert sections. To the recording medium insert section, a recording medium having recorded photographic image data is connected detachably and data can be read from and written to the recording medium. The control section acquires imaging date/time information included in each photographic image data, classifies the groups of photographic image data recorded in each recording medium of the data reading unit according to the imaging date/time, and moves the photographic image data among the recording media based on the result of classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotake Nozaki
  • 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: 8600219
    Abstract: Disclosed is a video-signal recording and playback apparatus for recording or playing back a video signal, the video-signal recording and playback apparatus comprising: extracting means for extracting a static picture from a sequence of video signals with a predetermined timing; judgment means for forming a judgment as to whether or not a static picture extracted by the extracting means can be used as a representative picture; and setting means for setting the static picture as a representative picture in accordance with an outcome of a judgment formed by the judgment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Ohta, Koichi Chotoku, Taro Suito, Toshimichi Hamada
  • Publication number: 20130302018
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving an indication of a start of a point of interest associated with a portion of a video presentation, and determining a start time relative to a start time of the video presentation. The method further includes receiving an indication of an end time of the point of interest, and determining an end time of the point of interest relative to the start time of the video presentation. The method still further includes generating point of interest data that includes the start time and end time of the point of interest, and sending the point of interest data to a processing device. The processing device generates a composite point of interest video including the portion of the video presentation associated with the point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Y. Jiang, Munawar Hossain
  • 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: 8560402
    Abstract: System and method for shopping for products based on color of the product, time of product listing, and/or location of the seller of the product. Seller submits a representation of the product to be listed with an Internet-based shopping site that may include an image of the product. The site may determine one or more color of the product based on a submitted image by examining image pixels. The pixels examined may be chosen to accurately reflect the color of the product rather than the color of an image background or other image element. The color may include a set of the significant colors of the product or a single most significant or average color of the product. Shoppers may then search for products based on a color selected from a color search interface, a time selected from a time search interface, and/or a location selected from a location search interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Etsy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Tarbell, Robert Kalin
  • Publication number: 20130183023
    Abstract: Motion picture project management system for reviewers, coordinators and artists. Artists utilize image analysis and image enhancement and computer graphics processing for example to convert two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images or otherwise create or alter motion pictures. Enables the efficient management of projects related to motion pictures to enable enterprises to manage assets, control costs, predict budgets and profit margins, reduce archival storage and otherwise provide displays tailored to specific roles to increase worker efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Jared Sandrew, Anthony Lopez, Timothy Tranquill, Craig Cesareo
  • Patent number: 8428422
    Abstract: The present invention provides a moving picture multiplexing apparatus generating a seamlessly-reproducible multiplexed stream even in the case where streams are reproduced in a different order. The moving picture multiplexing apparatus includes: a stream end information generating unit generating stream end information including a stream end system clock, using a video end PTS; a start clock calculating unit calculating a multiplex starting system clock, using the stream end information as stream end information on a preceding stream, and a video start PTS; an end clock calculating unit calculating a multiplex ending system clock, using the video start PTS as a video start PTS of a following stream, and the stream end information; and a multiplexed pack generating unit generating the multiplexed stream by starting the multiplexing at the multiplex starting system clock, and ending the multiplexing at the multiplex ending system clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya Takeda
  • Patent number: 8428427
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are described for receiving, storing, and recovering from storage one or more television program while maintaining proper audio to video synchronization or lip sync when the program is displayed. Preferably the audio and video portions are in digital form and may be compressed or uncompressed. The audio and video may be recorded on a physical storage medium such as tape, an optical or magnetic computer disk, or solid state memory or other such device providing user control functions including start, stop, record, play and search, with increased reproduction capability of such stored programs being facilitated by the present invention. Timing information is recovered from the audio and video to be displayed utilized to alter the time duration of a contiguous signal block (the alpha length) of the audio and/or video to correct for any timing errors therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: J. Carl Cooper, Steven J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130094839
    Abstract: Automatic selection, recording and meaningful labeling of tracks from media streams is provided. Content information which relates to tracks currently being played and/or to previously played tracks is used to guide selection of tracks to be recorded and to provide meaningful labels for recorded tracks. This content information does not provide an advance schedule of tracks to be played in the future. A segment is temporarily recorded from a selected media stream. The content information relating to tracks in the segment is compared with previous user input (i.e., track preferences) to select tracks within the segment to be recorded. For each selected track, clipping is performed to identify track start and end times. Clipped tracks are recorded onto a suitable long-term recording medium, and labeled with a meaningful label derived from the content information. Content information can be derived by automatic analysis of the media stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Eric J. Godtland, Dustin D. Sorenson
  • Patent number: 8417097
    Abstract: Provided is a method capable of suppressing generation of data that needs to undergo a complicated copyright process for redistribution thereof. The method includes: executing a program and outputting and displaying a screen generated by the program; reproducing and outputting user-acquired audio acquired arbitrarily by a user; recording the screen output during a specified period along with the user-acquired audio, as video data; and restricting recording of the video data while the user-acquired audio is being output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi Adachihara, Hideaki Nishino
  • Patent number: 8364009
    Abstract: Scene-based program accessing systems and methods are operable to present a program at a scene corresponding to a selected thumbnail-sized image. An exemplary embodiment selects a plurality of image frames from a program based upon a scene separation duration; generates a thumbnail-sized image from each of the selected image frames, and presents the plurality of thumbnail-sized images on a scene index. The scene index is configured to present the plurality of thumbnail-sized images in a time ordered sequence corresponding to a subject matter presentation sequence of the program, and each of the selected image frames are temporally separated from each other by the scene separation duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Eldon Technology Limited
    Inventor: Dale Mountain
  • Patent number: 8364020
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a textual annotation system for video recordings. Such a system can include a video recording, an annotation interface, and an annotation manager. The annotation interface can be configured to accept and execute a set of user-selectable commands for creating, modifying, and transmitting a user-created annotation set. The user-created annotation set can contains multiple textual annotations with associated placement data. The annotation manager can be configured to display the user-created annotation set synchronously with the video recording such that the contents of the video recording are unaltered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Ying Fai Lui, David M. Burns, Alan Tan
  • Patent number: 8355029
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the invention provides an apparatus for converting data encoded in a graphics signal to at least one output signal. The apparatus includes an input, a plurality of outputs, signal processing circuitry and a controller. The input is adapted to receive the graphics signal where the graphics signal includes a plurality of frames generated at least in part from original data. The signal processing circuitry is adapted to locate, in the graphics signal, data corresponding to the original data, convert the data corresponding to the original data to output data and communicate the output data to the plurality of outputs. The controller is adapted to monitor a capacity of the signal processing circuitry and generate a signal that results in at least one disposable frame being added to the plurality of frames. The signal processing circuitry is adapted to discard the at least one disposable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Matrox Electronic Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Pierini, Francois Germain, Jean Lapierre
  • Publication number: 20130011118
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing editing tools that allow a user to manipulate media provided by a media content source. Media editing tools may include content analysis tools capable of extracting information from the media content itself, and may include segment identification and editing tools. Editing tools may be created by a user, and stored or shared with other users. Users may be able to specify and customize a set of storage space requirements that impose constraints on the type, quantity and content of stored assets. Automatic storage management tools provide tools with which stored and to-be-stored assets may be transformed in order to maintain satisfaction of storage preferences and requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ronald A. Gerbasi, III
  • Publication number: 20120328266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting one or more users in the production of a media work from a plurality of recordings are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, digital versions of the recordings are stored on a file-storage server accessible over a communications network. A media-library server provides an organized way for users to access and view the digital versions, and to associate various data files with the digital versions, such as transcription files, logging files, and storyboard documents. The exemplary media library generates web pages that enable users to search and access the digital versions from an internet browser running on a conventional personal computer. The browser also enables users to view the digital versions with a browser-compatible media viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Keri DeWitt
  • Patent number: 8331760
    Abstract: Adaptive video zoom is provided by a method of providing a video content item for viewing by one or more viewers. The method includes identifying one or more objects within the video content item. The method further includes, for each identified object, assigning a searchable descriptor for the object, creating a time stamp indicating one or more time periods within the video content item during which the object occurs, and creating a bounding window defining a region of the video content item within which the object occurs. The searchable descriptor, time stamp, and bounding window are then packaged into metadata associated with the video content item. The method further includes delivering the video content item and the metadata associated with the video content item to a client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Butcher
  • Patent number: 8326126
    Abstract: Automatic selection, recording and meaningful labeling of tracks from media streams is provided. Content information which relates to tracks currently being played and/or to previously played tracks is used to guide selection of tracks to be recorded and to provide meaningful labels for recorded tracks. This content information does not provide an advance schedule of tracks to be played in the future. A segment is temporarily recorded from a selected media stream. The content information relating to tracks in the segment is compared with previous user input (i.e., track preferences) to select tracks within the segment to be recorded. For each selected track, clipping is performed to identify track start and end times. Clipped tracks are recorded onto a suitable long-term recording medium, and labeled with a meaningful label derived from the content information. Content information can be derived by automatic analysis of the media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Eric J. Godtland, Dustin D. Sorenson
  • Publication number: 20120291078
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network device having a controller programmed to receive a rerun of a video program in an editable digital format streamed in an Internet Protocol Television system where the rerun has an identifier, initiate a search of a rerun database for video clips matching the identifier, retrieve a rerun descriptor file associated with the identifier, determine an insertion point on the rerun for inserting a video clip matching the identifier using the rerun descriptor file, and substitute at the insertion point, a portion of the rerun with the video clip matching the identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Srilal Weerasinghe
  • Publication number: 20120219272
    Abstract: A moving picture/still picture processing system includes a server and communication terminal communicating by network with the server. The communication terminal sends the server a request causing the server to decorate the picture according to a designated decoration method. When the server receives the request, the server generates request identification information (RII) identifying the request, stores the decoration method designated in the request and correlated with the RII, and transmits the RII to the communication terminal. When the communication terminal receives the RII, the communication terminal adds the RII to the picture and transmits it to the server. When the server receives the picture from the communication terminal, the server decorates the picture according to the decoration method corresponding to the RII that added to the picture, stores the decorated picture, and delivers the decorated picture that corresponds to a delivery request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: NEC BIGLOBE, LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Eto, Rika Shimizu, Yumi Honaga
  • Patent number: 8244097
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image input section configured to input an edit target image, an edit target image attribute input section configured to input attribute information of the edit target image, a display control section configured to display the edit target image displayed on a display screen, a user instruction input section configured to input an instruction from a user, a correction parameter acquisition section configured to acquire a correction parameter, an image editing section configured to edit the edit target image displayed on a display screen, an edited image attribute acquisition section configured to acquire attribute information, an edit information generation section configured to generate edit information, and an edit information storage section configured to store the edit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiyoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 8229273
    Abstract: A recording-and-reproducing apparatus for reproducibly controlling data recorded on a recording medium includes: a device configured to acquire control information required for reproducing the data when the data is recorded; a device configured to control operations during the period from the start to the end of recording data on the recording medium. The apparatus further includes a device configured to determine whether a recorded file of the data exceeds a predetermined limit of a storage capacity of a file system in the recoding medium and sequentially generate a subsequent recorded file upon exceeding the limit. Moreover, the apparatus includes a device configured to generate a single recording-and-reproducing unit during the period on the recording medium indicated by the control device based on a plurality of recorded files upon exceeding the limit; and a device configured to update the control information by recording the single recording-and-reproducing unit on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Katsuo, Minoru Kawahara, Hisao Tanaka, Noboru Oya, Tetsuya Narita, Yuka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8229279
    Abstract: A recording control unit records program data for a second time period, from the time point the second time period before the lapse of a first time period from the start of recording, not only under a first title but also at a start portion of a second title. A combining unit identifies identical CM portions in the program data recorded redundantly under the first and second titles, connects the portion immediately preceding the start of the identified CM portion of the first title to the portion immediately succeeding the end of the identified CM portion of the second title, to form one title. An editing unit edits the program data to make shorter the length of the combined title, when the time of program data recorded under the combined title exceeds the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20120177346
    Abstract: A storage device generates low frame rate video data by frame thinning high frame rate video data input. The storage device performs image synthesis on the low frame rate video data and the high frame rate video data, for which video data input has been delayed, into two screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 8218945
    Abstract: A motion picture recording/reproducing apparatus for embodying the technique includes, at least, a motion picture data input unit which inputs the motion picture data, a storage unit which stores the motion picture data, a recording unit which stores the motion picture data in the storage unit, a feature generating unit which generates a feature of the motion picture data, a ranking generating unit which provides ranking of scenes in the motion picture data according to their importance levels, a reproduction scene deciding unit which decides a reproduction image for each of the scenes in the motion picture data, and a category acquiring unit which acquires the category of the motion picture data. The ranking generating unit provides ranking of the scenes in the input motion picture data on the basis of the acquired category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Hiroi, Yoshifumi Fujikawa, Norikazu Sasaki, Riri Ueda, Akio Hayashi, Yukio Fujii, Atsuo Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: RE45202
    Abstract: A digital versatile disc (DVD) recording apparatus and a cell-by-cell edition method using the same are provided. The DVD recording apparatus records images on a DVD in video format when the DVD is loaded on a DVD drive. The cell-by-cell edition method comprises recording the image on the DVD and temporarily storing cell information in relation to a plurality of cells constituting the image; displaying a representative image of the plurality of cells on a graphical user interface (GUI) which is connected to the DVD recording apparatus; and creating navigation data using the cell information when a user edits the plurality of cells while viewing the representative image, and storing the created navigation data on the DVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-am Lee
  • Patent number: RE45271
    Abstract: A digital versatile disc (DVD) recording apparatus and a cell-by-cell edition method using the same are provided. The DVD recording apparatus records images on a DVD in video format when the DVD is loaded on a DVD drive. The cell-by-cell edition method comprises recording the image on the DVD and temporarily storing cell information in relation to a plurality of cells constituting the image; displaying a representative image of the plurality of cells on a graphical user interface (GUI) which is connected to the DVD recording apparatus; and creating navigation data using the cell information when a user edits the plurality of cells while viewing the representative image, and storing the created navigation data on the DVD. A digital versatile disc (DVD) recording apparatus and a cell-by-cell edition method using the same are provided. The DVD recording apparatus records images on a DVD in video format when the DVD is loaded on a DVD drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-am Lee