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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS FOR RECORDING CONTENT

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus are disclosed for processing content recording requests. The method includes producing a prioritized set of recording requests from all pending recording requests, analyzing the prioritized set of requests with respect to available resources, and producing a list of content requests to be excluded from a recording schedule due to resource constraints. Content recording is performed based on results of the analysis.



DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER THAT ENABLES RECORDING AT A SELECTED RESOLUTION

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A particular method includes identifying a request to record media programming at a media recorder. The request specifies a recording resolution. The method includes determining a resolution of the media programming and comparing whether the resolution matches the recording resolution. The method includes converting the media programming at the resolution to the recording resolution with in response to determining that the resolution is different than the recording resolution, wherein the media programming is stored at the recording resolution at a storage device.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING BACKFILL

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a system and method of digital video recording of media content from a content delivery network (CDN) stored to a device such as a set-top box with integrated digital video recorder (DVR), to network digital video recorder (nDVR), or both. The system and method for DVR recording of media content recognizes and corrects non-uniform media content from different resolutions, bit-rate or other degraded fragments/segments (such as an incomplete transfer) from adaptive bit rate streaming (ABR), CDN disruptions, and other recording problems. The system and method determines instances of non-uniform media content data with file information about the media content data available from a resource manager. The file information is used to identify corresponding uniform media content data equivalent to the instances of non-uniform media content data. The system and method obtains uniform media content data using the resource manager from the CDN and replaces one or more files of the non-uniform media content data in storage with the uniform media content data so as to ensure quality in the user experience when later viewing the DVR or nDVR recording.



SOCIAL NETWORK BASED ENHANCED CONTENT VIEWING

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosure relates to an enhanced user media viewing experience in a shared viewing environment. A content sharing system is provided in which one digital video recording device controls the presentation of the same video content and optionally the acquiring of that video content on disparately located digital video recording devices. Various communications devices (e.g., VOIP devices, web cameras, instant messaging, etc.) are used to facilitate interactions between viewers at the disparately located locations. User-generated commentary, whether live via the communication devices or pre-recorded, is presented while a viewer is viewing a particular piece of video content and can be synchronized to be presented at a particular time in the video.



VIDEO RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD, AND VIDEO REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A recording apparatus, including: a photographing unit which picks up a moving picture and a still picture; a first encoder which encodes the moving picture and the still picture by a first encoding method; a second encoder which encodes the still picture by a second encoding method which is different from the first encoding method; and a recorder which records a file of the moving picture encoded by the first encoding method, a file of the still picture encoded by the first encoding method and a file of the still picture encoded by the second encoding method, on a recording medium, wherein both of the file of the still picture encoded by the first encoding method and the file of the still picture encoded by the second encoding method, are based on one still picture picked up with a single photographing.



Method and Device for Adjusting Frame Rate of Video Recording

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are a method and device for adjusting a frame rate of video recording. According to the method, data collected by a sensor of a terminal is acquired; state information is determined according to the acquired data, wherein the state information is used for adjusting a frame rate of video recording of the terminal; the frame rate of video recording of the terminal is adjusted according to the determined state information, thereby reducing the power consumption of the terminal. The technical solution solves the problem in related art of additional power consumption because the frame rate of video recording is dynamically adjusted based on features of an image frame, reduces the power consumption of a video recording function, and improves the endurance capability of the terminal.



RECORDING DEVICE, RECORDING CONTROL METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM THEREOF

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A recording device includes a camera component, a temperature sensor, and a processing component. The camera component is configured to capture a video to generate video data. The temperature sensor is configured to detect an operating temperature of the recording device. The processing component is configured to process the video data, and to enable the camera component to dynamically adjust at least one of a data rate of the video data and a frame rate of the video data according to the operating temperature during the camera component captures the video.



DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A display apparatus includes a camera that outputs live motion images, a recorded motion image output section that outputs recorded motion images produced, a reversed motion image formation section that forms reversed motion images produced by reversing the live motion images, a skin color image extraction section that extracts images having a skin color from the live motion images and reverses the extracted images to form skin color reversed motion images, a motion image display section having a first display section and a second display section, and a display content setting section that sets display contents that are contents to be displayed in the first display section and the second display section, and the display content setting section selects contents to be displayed motion image display section from the live motion images, the recorded motion images, the reversed motion images, and the skin color reversed motion images.



Method and Apparatus for Adaptively Mixing Video Source Signals

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An adaptive mixer controller and process for mixing video streams in a networked and non-networked environment that adjusts the bandwidth affecting parameters of the input signals and/or the system in real time in response to the video output of the input signals being mixed, to allow mixing within the demands and constraint of the entire system. The invention calculates the values of selected bandwidth affecting parameters as defined, and modifies selected bandwidth affecting parameters in real time at addressable control devices upstream from the mix and video output, doing so in real time in response to the needs of the mixer requirements for the selected output needs.



Multi-Mode Image Capture Systems and Methods

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods to generate a multi-mode image containing different modes such as color, grayscale, and black and white to minimize digital file size while retaining the desired modes for selected portions of the image.



IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, ARTICLE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An image processing device that acquires an image from an object includes an illuminator having a plurality of light sources, a sensor unit, and a controller. The plurality of light sources irradiates light of respectively different colors onto an object. The sensor unit outputs luminance data for one line obtained by photoelectrically converting light is reflected from the object of that was irradiated by the illuminator onto the object. The controller acquires a random number, and acquires luminance data for one line output by the sensor unit, while causing one light source selected from the plurality of light sources based on the acquired random number to emit light.



USE OF PROGRAM-SCHEDULE TEXT AND TELEPROMPTER OUTPUT TO FACILITATE SELECTION OF A PORTION OF A MEDIA-PROGRAM RECORDING

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one aspect, an example method involves accessing first data representing a program schedule of a media program; making a determination that first text of the program schedule matches second text displayed by a teleprompter, where a portion of the media program was recorded proximate a time when the second text was displayed; using the first text of the program schedule as a basis to select a portion of the program schedule; and responsive to at least the determination, storing data indicative of a correlation between (i) the selected portion of the program schedule and (ii) the recorded portion of the media program. An example non-transitory computer-readable medium and an example computing device, both related to the example method, are also disclosed herein.



METHOD OF RECORDING MULTIPLE HIGHLIGHTS CONCURRENTLY

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of recording multiple highlights concurrently includes steps of collecting N game videos concurrently, choosing one of the game videos to execute a highlight recording treatment, inserting an in point and an out point for a highlight picture, and concurrently copying time position information of the aforementioned in point and the out point of the game video in N-1 video games to form respective highlight segment records. Thus, human and material resources involved in collecting videos at multiple viewpoints for the sport live broadcast can be largely reduced.



USE OF PROGRAM-SCHEDULE TEXT AND CLOSED-CAPTIONING TEXT TO FACILITATE SELECTION OF A PORTION OF A MEDIA-PROGRAM RECORDING

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one aspect, an example method involves a computing device accessing first data representing a program schedule of a media program; accessing second data representing closed-captioning text of the media program; making a determination that first text of the program schedule has at least a threshold extent of similarity with second text of the closed-captioning text, where a portion of the media program was recorded proximate a time when a portion of the second data representing the second text of the closed-captioning text was generated; using the first text of the program schedule as a basis to select a portion of the program schedule; and responsive to at least the determination, storing third data indicative of a correlation between the selected portion of the program schedule and the recorded portion of the media program.



EVENT RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides an event reconstruction system including a communication unit, a key information integration device, a storage unit and a computation unit. The key information integration device receives key information from a plurality of image capturing device through the communication unit. The key information includes a first identification code and a second identification code retrieved from a first image capturing device and a second image capturing device respectively. The storage unit stores the key information. The computation unit extracts the key information and confirms the second image capturing device transmitting the second identification code according to the first identification code and the second identification code in the key information. The key information integration device sends a retrieving request to the second image capturing device through the communication unit and receives a video file corresponding to the second identification code from the second image capturing device.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A SPORTS VIDEO

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for creating a sports video may include receiving video of a sporting event inclusive of players with unique identifiers on their respective uniforms. At least one unique identifier of the players in the video may be identified. Video segments may be defined from the video inclusive of the at least one unique identifier. Video segments inclusive of the at least one unique identifier may be caused to be individually available for replay.



TECHNIQUES FOR ADDING INTERACTIVE FEATURES TO VIDEOS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Techniques are disclosed for adding interactive features to videos to enable users to create new media using a dynamic blend of motion and still imagery. The interactive techniques can include allowing a user to change the starting time of one or more subjects in a given video frame, or only animate/play a portion of a given frame scene. The techniques may include segmenting each frame of a video to identify one or more subjects within each frame, selecting (or receiving selections of) one or more subjects within the given frame scene, tracking the selected subject(s) from frame to frame, and alpha-matting to play/animate only the selected subject(s). In some instances, segmentation, selection, and/or tracking may be improved and/or enhanced using pixel depth information (e.g., using a depth map).



METHOD OF GENERATING HIGHLIGHTS FOR LIVE VIDEOS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of generating highlights for live videos includes steps of setting a rule for inserting an out point, inserting an in point when a highlight picture appears, automatically finding out the rule whereby the out point is inserted, calculating a position where the out point is inserted to form a highlight segment record, loading the highlight segment record into a standby list, and searching the needed highlight segment record when the playback is in action to find the corresponding game video and a start position and an end position of a highlight segment. Therefore, steps for generating highlights can be reduced, and incorrect operations caused by human error can be effectively decreased.



APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus comprising a watermark decoder arranged for decoding a watermark signal from a transmission video signal, the watermark signal defining a content area within the transmission video signal for inserting new content within the transmission video signal.



TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING AND INDEXING DISTINGUISHING FEATURES IN A VIDEO FEED

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving a plurality of video footage at a home automation system from at least one video monitor. The method may further include reviewing the plurality of video footage recorded over a predetermined period of time. The method may further include automatically identifying at least one distinguishing feature in the video footage over the predetermined period of time, and automatically indexing the video footage based, at least in part, on identifying the at least one distinguishing feature in the video footage.



Terminal and Method for Managing Video File

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a terminal, comprising an image recognition unit for recognizing a specified image obtained to extract characteristic information in the specified image, a marking unit for finding frame images matched with the specified image from all frame images in a specified video file in a preset mode according to the characteristic information and marking the found frame images, and a processing unit for performing a corresponding processing operation on the frame images marked by the marking unit according to a processing command received. Accordingly, the present invention also provides a video file management method. According to the technical solution of the present invention, video pictures in which a user is interested can be automatically selected from the video file according to needs of the user, and therefore, complex operations of searching by the user are avoided and the use experience of the user is enhanced.



MODIFYING HAPTIC EFFECTS FOR SLOW MOTION

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for generating and modifying a haptic effect are provided. Haptic effects are rendered in slow motion by modifying the various parameters associated with each haptic effect of a haptic effect sequence. For example, the magnitude, frequency, and/or duration of each haptic effect may be altered to accurately convey the haptic effect sequence in slow motion.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL ENCODING PRODUCING ENCODED SIGNALS OF HIGH FIDELITY AT MINIMAL SIZES

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for determining encoding parameters of an encoder or a transcoder which yield an encoded signal of optimal measurable properties are disclosed. For a video signal, the encoding parameters may include quantization granularity, a measure of display resolution, and a frame rate. The measurable properties of an encoded signal may include a fidelity index, a relative size, and a relative flow rate. Reference data records quantifying properties of sample signals encoded according to experimental sets of encoding parameters are used to define parameters of conjectured analytical functions characterizing the encoding or transcoding functions. The analytical functions are then used to generate granular tables of estimated measures of encoded-signal properties. A fast search mechanism relies on the granular tables, together with sorted arrangements of the granular tables, to determine, in real-time, preferred encoding parameters for multimedia data streams received at an encoder or a transcoder.



METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING AND/OR USING REDUCED RESOLUTION IMAGES

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.



Broadcasting/Transmission and Detection System and Method

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method is provided for transmitting and displaying video frames or groups of video frames of program content. A program content processor is utilized with an added material processor to insert added material to a limited number of the video frames or groups of video frames of the program content. A broadcasting/transmission device configured to transmit the program content with the added material to a plurality of users who can selectively receive the program content. A controller operable for selectively controlling a speed of the playback of the program content so that the added material becomes readily discernible by the user. An electronic response device is utilized by the user to respond to the now user discernible added material.



SECURE DELIVERY OF PROGRAM CONTENT VIA A REMOVABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for delivering video program content with selective viewing capability. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention comprises a personal video recorder (PVR), which can be a portion of an Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD), an access key, coupled to the PVR, and a storage medium containing the video program content, wherein the video program content is stored on the storage medium in an encrypted manner, the access key is used to access the program content on the storage medium, and the storage medium is removable from the PVR.



INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided an information processing device including: a data processing unit configured to acquire a transport stream (TS) file storing data to be processed, acquire video attribute information stored in the transport stream (TS) file, and execute format conversion or an output process applying the acquired video attribute information. The video attribute information is video attribute information in video stream units stored in the transport stream (TS) file, and at least includes video attribute information enabling identification of whether each video stream is high dynamic range (HDR) video or standard dynamic range (SDR) video. The data processing unit executes control depending on whether the video stream to be subjected to the format conversion or the output process is HDR video or SDR video.



BELT SYSTEM FOR USE WITH VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A law enforcement belt with an audio/video recording system is provided. The system includes a belt maintaining a plurality of receptacles, each receptacle configured to hold a law enforcement device, and a recording device configured to receive signals from the plurality of receptacles, the recording device configured to continuously record audio and/or video, thereby providing an audio and/or video recording. Removal of one law enforcement device from one receptacle provides a signal to the recording device interpreted by the recording device as a critical event indication, and wherein based on the critical event indication the recording device is configured to establish a prior point in time of the audio and/or video recording as a beginning of a critical event and preserve recorded audio and/or video from the beginning of the critical event to an end recording point. The system may employ wireless technology to transmit information, such as GPS location, and stream video/audio to a remote location in real time.



HELMET FOR SHOOTING MULTI-ANGLE IMAGE AND SHOOTING METHOD

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a helmet for recording a multi-angle video and a method of recording the multi-angle video by the helmet. The helmet includes a helmet unit including at least one camera mounting unit, a camera unit configured to be mounted on the camera mounting unit and configured to record a video of outside, an encoding unit configured to encode the video recorded by the camera unit, a communication unit configured to transmit device information of the helmet and to receive, when the helmet is determined to belong to a predetermined recording group at the server, synchronization information and a control signal transmitted, a synchronizing unit configured to perform a marking according to a predetermined period based on the synchronization information and to generate marking information, and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the encoded video and the marking information to the server via the communication unit.



COMPUTER-AIDED VIDEO PRODUCTION TRIGGERED BY MEDIA AVAILABILITY

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method includes receiving multiple visual media items from one or more media databases, and associating the visual media items with one or more story topics. In response to deciding that a given story topic is associated with sufficient suitable visual media items, computer-aided creation of a video clip relating to the given story topic is initiated using the associated visual media items.



REFERENCE AND NON-REFERENCE VIDEO QUALITY EVALUATION

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Devices and methods for determining image quality using full-reference and non-reference techniques. Full reference image quality may be determined prior to output of an image or video frame from an image sensor processor by temporarily retaining image data from the image sensor and comparing processed image data of the image to the retained, non-processed image data of the same image. Full reference image quality determination may be assisted by a heuristic-based fault indicator. Image quality may also be determined by a non-reference technique of matching the image to one of various scenarios that are associated with sets of heuristics and applying the heuristics of the particular scenario to the image. Instead of relying on a nominal frame rate, video timing quality may be determined by comparing the capture time interval between successive video frames to the presentation time interval of the same video frames.



ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PLAYING BACK IMAGE DATA

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides an electronic device and method for playing image data. The method for playing back image data in an electronic device includes storing an audiovisual (A/V) data for a predetermined period of time in a memory of the electronic device. The electronic device plays back the A/V data, wherein upon playing back, by the electronic device, the A/V data comprises analyzing an audio signal of the A/V data dynamically to select one of a plurality of sound effects based on the analyzed audio signal. The A/V data is played back by applying the selected sound effect to at least a part of the A/V signal.



Anatomically Specific Movie Driven Medical Image Review

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Generating anatomically specific movie driven medical image review is provided. Scan data is received representing an anatomy of a patient. A movie generation preset selection associated with the scan data is received. Anatomical landmarks within the scan data are detected. A movie of the patient is generated based on the scan data, the movie generation preset, and the anatomical landmarks.



METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROCESSING OR DEFINING LUMINANCE/COLOR REGIMES

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To allow a better coordination between an image creation artist such as a movie director of photography and the final viewer, via a receiving-side display and its built-in image processing, a method of adding image defining information to an input image signal (I) comprises showing the input image (I) to a human operator; receiving via a user interface (303, 308) descriptive data (D) from the human operator, the descriptive data (D) including at least luminance value information on the one hand, and a regime descriptor (rd) on the other hand; and encoding into an output description data signal (DDO), relatable to an output image signal (O) based upon the input image signal (I), of the descriptive data (D) in a technical format standardized to be intended for use by a receiving-side display to control its image processing for changing the color properties of its rendered images.



COLOR CONVERSION METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER READABLE PROGRAM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A color conversion method includes: a first acquisition step of acquiring a first color conversion table which defines mapping from a first color space to a second color space, and a second color conversion table which defines mapping from the second color space to a third color space; a second acquisition step of acquiring a color in the second color space to be subjected to color conversion; a computation step of computing an element group and a weight of each element included in the element group; a determination step of determining whether or not the element group in the second color conversion table; and a processing step of performing either first processing of performing inverse conversion and computing the color in the third color space, or second processing of performing an interpolation computation and computing the color in the third color space.



MEDICAL IMAGE PLAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention provides a medical image playing system for playing a continuous image corresponding to a particular region of the human body. The system includes: a main display module for displaying the continuous image, a sub display system for displaying at least one information of image sections of the continuous image, and an instruction receiving module for receiving at least an external instruction. The instruction receiving module is arranged in the sub display module and combined with the at least one information, such that when the instruction receiving module receives the at least one external instruction, the at least one information corresponding to the external instruction is transmitted to the main display module to display the image corresponding to the at least one information.



Remotely Controlled Audio and Video Recording System

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A remotely controlled audio and video recording system (RAVRS) that includes a remote control unit (RCU) and an audio and video recorder (AVR). The AVR, which is located near a speaker's podium, is remotely controlled by an individual operating the RCU. The RAVRS allows the individual to selectively select and “mark” certain passages of a specific lecture for later retrieval.



AUTOMATED HAPTIC EFFECT ACCOMPANIMENT

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of playing media on a device includes initiating the playing of audio/video (“A/V”) media on the device, and then identifying the A/V media. The method further includes selecting a pre-defined haptic track that corresponds to the identified A/V media, and playing the selected pre-defined haptic track in synchrony with the playing of the A/V, where the playing of the selected pre-defined haptic track generates haptic effects on the device.



Automatic Selection, Recording and Meaningful Labeling of Clipped Tracks From Media Without an Advance Schedule

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

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.



METHOD, AN APPARATUS AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROCESSING IMAGE SEQUENCE TRACKS

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There are disclosed various methods, apparatuses and computer program products for video encoding. According to an embodiment, an encoding method comprises including a static media item into a container file; including one or more media tracks into the container file; indicating, in the file, that the static media item and one or more entities form a group; and indicating, in the file, a grouping type for the group. According to an embodiment, a decoding method comprises parsing, from a container file, that a static media item and one or more entities form a group; parsing, from the container file, a grouping type for the group; determining a processing for the static media item and the one or more of the entities based on the group and the grouping type.



REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium configured to display content having a large brightness dynamic range with appropriate brightness. A reproduction device according to an aspect of the present technology reads second coded data from a recording medium recording the second coded data between first coded data of a standard video which is a video in a first brightness range and the second coded data of an extended video which is a video in a second brightness range, performs communication with a display device capable of displaying the extended video, thereby acquires identification information of the display device, acquires brightness adjustment data according to a specification of the display device used to adjust brightness of the extended video based on the identification information of the display device, adjusts the brightness of the extended video obtained by decoding the second coded data based on the brightness adjustment data, and outputs data together with brightness characteristic information representing a characteristic of the brightness of the extended video to the display device. The present technology can be applied to a player reproducing content.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROWSING SUMMARY IMAGE

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are a system and a method for browsing a summary image. The method includes: tracking at least one object included in an input video image including a plurality of image frames, by controlling an image processing engine; selecting a representative image frame of each of the at least one object from the image frames, by controlling the image processing engine; and generating at least one summary still image comprising at least one object segment extracted from the representative image frame of each of the at least one object, by controlling a browsing engine.



ADJUSTMENT OF MEDIA RECORDING SCHEDULE BASED ON BROADCAST CONTENT

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One or more processors receive input to record a scheduled program of broadcast media. The one or more processors analyze a pattern of content of currently broadcast media to determine if there is a schedule change for the program to record. If a schedule change is determined, based on content pattern analysis, the one or more processors initiate a recording activity for the scheduled program based on the change of schedule. According to another embodiment, the one or more processors receive a portion of content corresponding to a beginning pattern of the scheduled program of broadcast media. The one or more processors compare the currently broadcast content pattern to the portion of content corresponding to the beginning pattern of the program to be recorded. If a match is determined, a change of schedule for the scheduled program of broadcast media is determined by the one or more processors.



Method and Apparatus for Image Frame Identification and Video Stream Comparison

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus 200 are provided for identifying image frames 10 in a video stream 20, and for comparing one video stream 20-1 against one or more other video streams 20-2. The or each video stream 20 is examined to produce a respective digest stream 320-1 comprising digest values 310-1, which may be recorded in a digest record 410. A candidate image frame 10-2 from a second video stream 20-2 provides a respective second digest value 310-2. A match of the digest values indicates matching images in the respective video Image Digest



METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VIEWING POSITION

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for allowing a user to switch viewing positions and/or perspective while viewing an environment, e.g., as part of a 3D playback/viewing experience, are described. In various embodiments images of the environment are captured using cameras placed at multiple camera positions. During viewing a user can select which camera position he/she would like to experience the environment from. While experiencing the environment from the perspective of a first camera position the user may switch from the first to a second camera position by looking at the second position. A visual indication is provided to the user to indicate that the user can select the other camera position as his/her viewing position. If a user input indicates a desired viewing position change, a switch to the alternate viewing position is made and the user is presented with images captured from the perspective of the user selected alternative viewing position.



PROCESSING SYSTEM, MONITORING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A processing system at least including a processing apparatus including a robot configured to perform, in accordance with operation commands, processes on a container that contains an object to be processed in a biochemistry, biotechnology, or life science field includes an image capturing apparatus and a monitoring apparatus. The image capturing apparatus continuously captures a moving image of the processes. The monitoring apparatus includes a storage unit, a list display unit, and a playback unit. The storage unit stores the moving image captured by the image capturing apparatus. The list display unit displays at least one of a list of the processes and a list of operation information items of each indicating an operation the robot. The playback unit plays the moving image from a timing corresponding to a process specified from the list of processes or an operation information item specified from the list of operation information items.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING VIDEO OF CAMERA SETUP HAVING MULTIPLE CAMERAS

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a system and a method for managing a set of videos originating from a camera setup having a plurality of cameras. The system and method provides a mesh of graphical elements superposed with an active video at a display of a user device. The graphical elements are arranged on a virtual surface representing positions of the cameras in a co-ordinate system. The active video originates from the at least one camera, which at least one camera is associated with the graphical element located in the middle portion of the display. In addition, the present disclosure enables correlating relative position, recording direction and order of the multiple cameras for providing multiple viewing positions, for example, on a user interface.



VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE AND CAMERA FUNCTION CONTROL PROGRAM

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A video recording device (100) includes: a first imaging unit (123) (in camera) arranged on a same face as that of a display unit (121) of a casing of the device; a second imaging unit (124) (out camera) arranged on a face different from that of the display unit of the casing of the device; and an audio input unit (133) that inputs a command voice giving an instruction for recording a video signal. A control unit (104) sets a delay time until start of a recording process performed by the recording unit after input of the command voice to be different in accordance with the enabled imaging unit and sets a delay time of a case where the first imaging unit (123) is enabled to be longer than a delay time of a case where the second imaging unit (124) is enabled.



CAMERA SYSTEM, CAMERA BODY, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A camera system, a camera body, and a communication method capable of satisfactorily acquiring lens information necessary for image processing or the like for a frame of a video from an interchangeable lens are provided. Three-wire serial communication is performed in which a request signal is transmitted to the interchangeable lens in synchronization with a synchronization signal (VSYNC) of an imaging element in a video recording mode, and a response signal is received from the interchangeable lens. In a communication mode in the video recording mode, the number of transmissions of a first request signal relating to acquisition of lens information such as a focus position, a diaphragm value, and a zoom position is limited. Accordingly, communication other than communication relating to acquisition of lens information can be performed in a period of one frame.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MARKING CONTENT

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to various embodiments, a content marking command is received from a mobile device at a particular time. For example, a user selection of the content marking command may be received via a user interface displayed on the mobile device. The content marking command may indicate a user interest in a particular moment of an event viewed by the user. Moreover, the event viewed by the user and video content data corresponding to the event may be identified. Further, content marking data may be generated, whether content marking data indicates a particular portion of the identified video content data corresponding to the particular moment of the event.