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LOCALIZED AUDIO SOURCE EXTRACTION FROM VIDEO RECORDINGS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Technologies are generally described for a system to process a collection of video recordings of a scene to extract and localize audio sources for the audio data. According to some examples, video recordings captured by mobile devices from different perspectives may be uploaded to a central database. Video segments capturing an overlapping portion of the scene at an overlapping time may be identified, and a relative location of each of the video capturing devices may be determined. Audio data for the video segments may be indexed with a sub-frame time reference and relative locations as a function of overlapping time. Using the indices that include the sub-frame time references and relative locations, audio sources for the audio data may be extracted and localized. The extracted audio sources may be transcribed and indexed to enable searching, and may be added back to each video recording as a separate audio channel.



MULTIMEDIA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multimedia device includes a distance sensor which measures a viewing distance, a controller which controls an output timing of a video signal and an output timing of an audio signal based on the viewing distance, an audio device which outputs a sound in response to the audio signal, and a display device which outputs an image in response to the video signal.



CAMERA SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods may be provided for operating a camera based the position, orientation, or motion of the camera. A system can include a firearm, a camera mounted to the firearm, a sensor that gathers sensor data associated with at least one of a position, an orientation, or a motion of the firearm, and a processor that receives the sensor data and operates the camera based on the sensor data. The system may be used to capture image data such as video image data in response to a detected ballistic event, to modify the power status of the camera in response to a detected position of the camera, or to operate a display of the camera in response to a non-ballistic motion of the camera.



AUDIO STEM DELIVERY AND CONTROL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An audio distribution system is described that includes an audio mixing device and one or more audio playback devices. The audio mixing device may generate final audio mixes for distribution to one or more of the audio playback devices. The final audio mixes may be associated with a video stream (e.g., a movie or television show video stream). The final audio mixes may be composed of separate music and effects and dialogue stems. In some instances, the music and effects and dialogue stems may be separately controlled during playback by the audio playback devices to improve intelligibility of the dialogue stem to users. This separate control may include the adjustment of level or the application of dynamic range compression (DRC) to a combined music and effects stem independent of adjustment of a dialogue stem.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF THUMBNAIL GENERATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method includes receiving a plurality of images at an encoder device and encoding the plurality of encoder images to generate an output video stream, where the output video stream includes a plurality of encoded video frames corresponding to the plurality of images. During generation of the output video stream, the encoder device receives a notification that a particular image of the plurality of images satisfies a thumbnail generation condition. In response to the notification, the encoder device generates a thumbnail from the particular image and sends the output video stream to a media server.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASSOCIATING FRAMES IN A VIDEO OF AN ACTIVITY OF A PERSON WITH AN EVENT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Described are methods and systems for associating frames in a video of an activity of a person with an event. The methods include recording a video of an activity of a person; storing a time-series of a plurality of sensor data (82) obtained from a sensor assembly (12) of at least one sensor (31, 32, 33, 34, 35) coupled to the person while the person is performing the activity; synchronizing the video with the sensor data (82); detecting an event in the time-series; and associating the event with at least one corresponding frame in the video showing the event.



DESIGNATING PARTIAL RECORDINGS AS PERSONALIZED MULTIMEDIA CLIPS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate the creation of personalized partial recordings of multimedia content. A partial recording of a piece of content may be created based upon a user request being received at a multimedia device and a determination of partial recording start and termination points. In embodiments, the start point of a partial recording may be based upon a predetermined or user-input setback duration, or a preceding scene boundary may be identified as the partial recording start point. A partial recording may include a content preview comprising one or more portions of one or more content segments, and each of the one or more content segments may include a start point that is identified within the associated piece of content based upon a predetermined interval or an identification of scene boundaries within the content.



AUTOMATIC PLAYBACK OVERSHOOT CORRECTION SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An automatic playback overshoot correction system predicts the position in the program material where the user expects to be when the user stops the fast forward progression of the program material. The system determines the position where the program material was stopped and transitions to the new mode that the user selected, starting at the stopped position with an overshoot correction factor subtracted from it. The system uses a prediction method to correctly place the user within the program upon transition out of fast forward mode and determines if the speed of the fast forward mode and then automatically subtracts a time multiple to the frame where the transition was detected and positions the user at the correct frame. The time multiple is fine tuned if the user is consistently correcting after the fast forward mode stops.



REAL-TIME RECORDING TIMER ADJUSTMENTS AND RELATED METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, devices and systems are provided for recording a broadcast media program using a media device. An exemplary method involves receiving audiovisual content for the broadcast media program from a distribution network and receiving via the distribution network, an indication to adjust a recording timer associated with the broadcast media program scheduled for recording in accordance with a broadcast schedule. In response to the indication, a recording timer associated with the broadcast media program is automatically adjusted to deviate from the broadcast schedule, and the audiovisual content is automatically recorded in accordance with the adjusted recording timer.



AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is an audio/video signal synchronization method which includes: acquiring a delay data value of an audio signal formed by a wireless module of an audio/video signal synchronization apparatus and a wireless audio device; according to a display format of a video data to be played, calculating playing time of each frame of the video data to be played; according to the delay data value and the playing time of each frame, calculating the number of frames to be buffered, and generating and buffering the frames with the corresponding number; and according to an audio/video playing instruction, playing the buffered frames and the video data to be played sequentially, and transmitting audio data corresponding to the video data to be played to the wireless audio device to play the audio data while playing the buffered frames. Also disclosed is an audio/video signal synchronization apparatus.



METHOD AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS FOR MANAGING VIDEO RECORDING STORAGE SPACE IN A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for managing video recording storage space in a surveillance system and associated apparatus are provided, where the surveillance system includes at least one camera, and the method is applied to a control circuit of the surveillance system. The method includes the steps of: calculating scores of a plurality of subsets within a series of video recording data of the surveillance system, respectively, wherein the plurality of subsets corresponds to a plurality of time intervals, respectively, and the scores are utilized for determining whether to erase at least one portion of the plurality of subsets; and selecting at least one subset from the plurality of subsets according to the scores, and erasing the subset, wherein at least one score of the subset comprises an extreme value of the scores.



APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING MISSED MEDIA CONTENT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods are operable to retrieve at least a portion of a missed media content event. An exemplary embodiment detects an occurrence of a failed recording of at least a portion of a media content event of interest; transmits a notification of the detected occurrence of the failed recording of the at least the portion of the media content event of interest from a media device to a replacement content device; and receives, at the media device, at least a portion of missed media content corresponding to at least the portion of the media content event of interest that failed to record.



METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM OF SYNCHRONOUSLY PLAYING MEDIA FILE

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure proposes a method of synchronously playing media file. The method includes: receiving, with a mobile terminal, parameter information from a playing device, the parameter information including a current playing progress and a total time length of a current playing media file; starting to count time, with the mobile terminal, upon receiving the parameter information and calculating, with the mobile terminal, a real-time playing progress of the media file based on a predetermined time interval according to the parameter information and timing information; displaying, with the mobile terminal, the real-time playing progress on a display interface. The present disclosure solves unstable data transmission and enhances the accuracy of displaying progress of the playing device.



INTERFACE APPARATUS FOR DESIGNATING LINK DESTINATION, INTERFACE APPARATUS FOR VIEWER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An interface apparatus for designating a link destination, is provided with: a range designating device (110) for designating a desired range in a screen on which motion picture content is reproduced; a range mark setting device (107b) for superimposing and displaying a range mark indicating the designated range on the motion picture content; a movement operating device (110, 105, 107b) for moving the range mark in a desired direction, along with a lapse of reproduction time of the motion picture content in the screen; a link destination inputting device (110) for inputting link destination identification information as what corresponds to the range mark; and a holding device (106) for holding position information indicating a position of the range mark, in association with the link destination identification information and each time point in the reproduction time.



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

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided an information processing device including: a data processing unit configured to execute a playback process of playing back data recorded on disc. The data processing unit acquires a playback control information file corresponding to playback data recorded on disc, acquires a plurality of video information corresponding to a plurality of video data in a same playback segment from the acquired playback control information file, and applies the acquired plurality of video information to execute a decoding and playback process of decoding and playing back the plurality of video data in the same playback segment.



CASE VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS, CASE VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CASE VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A video input unit inputs case video data to be processed, a face detector detects a face region of a person included in an image of video data, a target manager registers the face region as a region to be masked, an operation input inputs a user's instruction regarding the face region, a target manager excludes a region designated by the user's instruction from targets to be masked and registers the region as a region not to be masked, an image processor performs a masking process on the region to be masked, and a video output unit outputs video data having been subjected to image processing including the masking process.



Methods and Systems for Creating, Combining, and Sharing Time-Constrained Videos

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of attributing contribution to a creation of time-constrained video content, includes: identifying a combination of content included in a time-constrained video created by a first creator, the combination of content including a plurality of items of content including at least a first item of content created by a second creator; determining an identification of the first creator and an identification of the second creator; associating the identification of the first creator and an identification of the second creator with the time-constrained video; and displaying the identification of the first creator and the identification of the second creator when the time-constrained video is displayed.



AUTOMATED EDITING OF VIDEO RECORDINGS IN ORDER TO PRODUCE A SUMMARIZED VIDEO RECORDING

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One or more video cameras are used in conjunction with one or more data acquisition devices to record video and other data with a relationship to the video, respectively. The video and the other acquired data (such as sensor data) are recorded in such a manner that they are or can be synchronized with sufficient accuracy as to create a useful correlation. The sensor data may be used to identify content of interest within a video recording based upon the sensor data. The video may then be edited so as to provide summarized video content. The various embodiments described below show software and apparatuses that extract content of interest from an original video in order to create a highlights video.



CASE VIDEO LOG DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, CASE VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CASE VIDEO LOG DATA GENERATING METHOD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A log generator generates log data including a processing time and processing contents, as data indicating a history of each of processes including input of video data recorded in a storage of a case video management system by a video input unit, image processing including a masking process to be performed on the video data by an image processor, and output of the video data by an encoder and a video output unit, at the time of performing processing for the video data, and records the log data in the case video management system in association with the processed video data.



APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THUMBNAIL GENERATION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Apparatus and methods for thumbnail generation. In one embodiment, a thumbnail stream is generated where one or more bits are assigned to key frames and minimizes the number of bits assigned to delta frames. Each key frame may be used to extract a still image for use in thumbnails during trick mode operation (e.g., fast forward, rewind, pause, or random seek operation). When the encoded video file is given to a Just in Time Packager (JITP), the JITP extracts the image files (via the key frames). Information regarding how to reference these files is stored in generated manifest file and may be reformatted by the JITP to fit the needs of the current product. In a variant, the JITP reformats the image files extracted from the encoded video for operation on a number of devices.



METHOD OF PLAYING SYSTEM STREAM FILES WITH DIFFERENT RECORDING FORMATS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a playback method of a playback device that plays a system stream file including encrypted video information, the system stream file includes a first segment in which is repeated a first data unit that can be decrypted using a first decryption key that the playback device has and a second data unit of the same data size as the first data unit but cannot be decrypted by the first decryption key, and a second segment which can all be decrypted using a second decryption key that differs from the first decryption key. The playback method reads the system stream file, and performs conversion processing to convert the system stream file that has been read out into a post-conversion system stream, in which the second data unit in the first segment in the system stream file that has been read out is replaced with a plurality of continuous invalid packets, and outs the post-conversion system stream.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA TACTILE AUGMENTATION

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure described methods and systems for multimedia tactile augmentation. At least one method includes identifying media content loaded on a first computer, locating instructions stored on a second computer (said instructions corresponding to the content), initiating playback of the content, and synchronizing the instructions with the content. Said method further includes parsing and converting the instructions into one or more electrical signals, driving one or more haptic feedback devices with the electrical signals in synchronization with the playback of the content, and presenting the content to the user. The haptic feedback devices provide physical stimulation to a user accessing the content.



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

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Image reproduction according to a display apparatus is realized by acquiring image information of an ultra-high definition (UHD) image from a playlist file or a clip information file. A data processing unit that performs a reproduction process of a disc recording data acquires a playlist file or a clip information file as a reproduction control information file corresponding to reproduction data recorded in a disc, determines whether or not an ultra-high definition (UHD) image is recorded in the disc based on recording data of such a file, and, in a case where the ultra-high definition (UHD) image is recorded in the disc, acquires image information of the ultra-high definition (UHD) image from the reproduction control information and controls output data for a display apparatus based on the acquired image information.



VIDEO CAMERA WITH RATE CONTROL VIDEO COMPRESSION

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to compress video data in a manner that achieves a targeted output size in a computationally efficient manner The video compression systems and methods can be used with DCT-based compression standards to include a rate control aspect. The rate controlled video compression methods can be configured to compress video data in, real time and/or using a single pass. During compression of video data, the video compression systems and methods can modify compression parameters to achieve a targeted file size while maintaining relatively high visual quality of the compressed images.



PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDING WITH MESSAGING

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Personal video recording including identifying a message point in operation of a PVR and transmitting a message. Embodiments include associating a message type with the message point and selecting, in dependence upon the message type, a message to be transmitted. Embodiments include receiving a response to the message; selecting, in dependence upon the response, a command to be executed; and executing the selected command.



Miniature HD Camera System

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A miniature high definition camera system which converts parallel data to serial data at the camera and then back to parallel data at a remote digital video recorder to avoid signal attenuation issues known to occur with parallel data transmitted across data cables. The camera system features video sensors to permit recording in visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths as well as in low light for night vision.



METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING SYNCHRONOUS DATA TRACKS IN A MEDIA EDITING SYSTEM

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A software architecture and framework based on plug-in software modules supports flexible handling of synchronous data streams by media production and editing applications. Plug-ins called by the applications convert data from synchronous data streams into a form that enables a user of such an application to view and edit time-synchronous data contained within such data streams. The synchronous data is displayed in a temporally aligned manner in a synchronous data track within a timeline display of the application user interface. In one example, closed caption data extracted from the ancillary portion of a video signal is displayed as text on a data track temporally synchronized with the source video track. Other plug-ins analyze media tracks to generate time-synchronous data which may also be displayed in a temporally aligned manner within a synchronous data track in a timeline.



PLAYBACK DEVICE FOR PLAYING VIDEO CONTENT AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE SAME

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A playback device includes a controller configured to convert a graphic shown in a first video having a first aspect ratio by adjusting at least one of a size and a location of the graphic to position the converted graphic in a second video having a second aspect ratio, and mix the first video with the converted graphic; and an external device interface configured to transmit the mixed first video to a display device having the second aspect ratio. The first video may include the second video and a black area.



VIDEO CREATION, EDITING, AND SHARING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The described embodiments include methods and systems for combining an original video recording with multiple additional video recordings and audio recordings into a new video recording. The original video content may be uploaded indexed and displayed so that additional users can access it in order to upload additional content into or over the original video. The amended video is then generated and displayed for additional viewing.



METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIMEDIA PLAYING, APPARATUS THEREOF AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for controlling multimedia playing, an apparatus thereof and a storage medium are provided according to the present disclosure, which relates to the field of terminal technology. The method includes: dividing subtitle information of a multimedia file into multiple subtitle segments, where each of the multiple subtitle segments corresponds to a time tag; triggering to play a selected subtitle segment of the subtitle information; obtaining a playing start time of the selected subtitle segment according to a time tag corresponding to the selected subtitle segment; and playing the multimedia file from the playing start time.



VIDEO DATA FILTERING

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A filtering method and system. The method includes receiving by a computer processor an audio/video data file and filtering data. The computer processor analyzes the filtering data with respect to the audio/video data file and retrieves specified audio/video data portions comprising data objects within frames of the audio/video data file. The computer processor removes gaps existing in the audio/video data file and receives tags comprising instructions for presenting video data of the audio/video data file, audio data of the audio/video data file, and the specified audio/video data portions. The computer processor stores the video data in a first layer of a multimedia file, the audio data in a second layer of the multimedia file, and the specified audio/video data portions in additional layers of the multimedia file. Each of the first layer, the second layer, and the additional layers comprises a tag layer comprising the tags.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCALIZED DAY PARTING WHEN PRESENTING A SECOND VIDEO WITH ONE OR MORE FIRST VIDEOS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method is for local day parting on a local device for display of digital content. The system comprises a processor and a local storage device, and a first set of executable instructions that are executable on the processor configured to download digital content to the storage device upon detection of connection to a network, the first set of executable instructions further configured to download and store one or more parameters for presenting the digital content, the one or more parameters including time and date parameters. A second set of executable instructions are configured to read the local time and date of the local device and to queue the digital content to present on the local device regardless of whether the local device is connected to the network.



VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR DEMULTIPLEXING RECEIVED COMPRESSED AND NON-COMPRESSED VIDEO SIGNALS AND TRANSMITTING DEMULTIPLEXED SIGNALS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention is intended to permit both real-time display of a picture represented by a non-compressed video signal on a television and display of a picture represented by a compressed video signal at any desired time by simultaneously transmitting the compressed video signal and non-compressed video signal via one interface. An STB packetizes a compressed video signal, and multiplexes the compressed video signal and a blanking signal combined with a non-compressed video signal. Thus, both the video signals are transmitted simultaneously. A picture represented by the non-compressed video signal is displayed on a television in real time. The compressed video signal is stored in a storage medium incorporated in the television, read at any user's desired time, and decoded so that a picture represented by the compressed video signal can be viewed at the user's desired time.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED VIDEO OPERATIONS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of video operations includes generating derivative byproducts related to encoded video captured of a scene, initializing a first operation based on the encoded video, and initializing a second operation different from the first operation based on the derivative byproducts.



METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR COORDINATING PLAYING OF MEDIA STREAMS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems are described for coordinating playing of media streams. In one aspect, an access by a media player to a presentation device to play a media stream is detected. Additionally, presentation focus information is accessed for determining whether the media player has presentation focus for playing the media stream. Further, it is determine, based on the presentation focus information, that the media player has presentation focus for playing the media stream. Still further, in response to determining the media player has presentation focus, it is indicated that the media player is allowed to play the media stream via the presentation device.



Zeotrope Animation Disc Assembly

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Zeotropic effects are created while an observer experiments with video data and speed controls of a rotary motor. A system facilitates user creation of a customized zoetrope animation disc by enabling a user to take a video of a repetitive motion (e.g., a person doing a jumping jack, a hand opening and closing, a person swinging back and forth on a swing, etc.). The system prompts a user to select a start point and end point to the video. The system further prompts the user to specify a number of frames desired for the animation disc. The animation disc is then printed for use on a rotary motor based on the user input.



SYNCHRONIZING WIRELESS SENSOR DATA AND VIDEO

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Techniques are provided to implement the display of synchronized sensor data and captured video signal. A mobile computing device receives a set of data points from a multi-sensor device. The set of data points may be assigned a timestamp value, obtained from an internal clock within the mobile computing device. Sets of data points and their assigned timestamp values are aggregated into an aggregated sensor dataset that represents the sets of data points over a particular period of time. Concurrent to receiving the sensor data, video frames are received. The video frames with an assigned timestamp value are stored in a video frame dataset that represents video frames over a particular period of time. The aggregated sensor dataset and the video frame dataset are synchronized and combined into a single combined video dataset based upon the assigned timestamp values of the sets of data points and the video frames.



COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR USE IN A PLAY BACK APPARATUS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A computer-implemented method includes determining whether a display apparatus that displays video played back by a playback apparatus supports an optional feature for playback of the video by using a first technique and determining whether the display apparatus supports the optional feature for playback of the video by using a second technique that differs from the first technique in case that it is indeterminate whether the display apparatus supports the optional feature by using the first technique.



VIDEO CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods are provided for a content distribution system, packaged as executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium. The system includes a cross-platform video player, implemented as machine executable instructions executable on a host computer having any of a plurality of different operating environments and a video comprising a plurality of video frames. The system further includes a library of content items associated with the video. The library of content items includes a plurality of content items and metadata relating each of the content items to associated spatial locations in at least one frame of the video. Each of the cross-platform video player, the video, and the library of content items are packaged as a single cross-platform executable file.



SYSTEM TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN VISUALLY IDENTICAL OBJECTS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method to include an identifier as metadata associated with a captured image is provided. The method may include receiving, by a device, an image and a unique identifier associated with the image, wherein the received image is a frame associated with a video stream. The method may also include storing the unique identifier as metadata associated with the received image, whereby the metadata is linked to a specific frame in the video stream according to a plurality of parameters, and whereby the unique identifier is received from a unique ID reader which reads a tag attached to an object included in the image.



SYSTEM TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN VISUALLY IDENTICAL OBJECTS

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method to include an identifier as metadata associated with a captured image is provided. The method may include receiving, by a device, an image and a unique identifier associated with the image, wherein the received image is a frame associated with a video stream. The method may also include storing the unique identifier as metadata associated with the received image, whereby the metadata is linked to a specific frame in the video stream according to a plurality of parameters, and whereby the unique identifier is received from a unique ID reader which reads a tag attached to an object included in the image.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HYBRID SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE VIDEO EDITING

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to a preferred aspect of the instant invention, there is provided a system and method for hybrid Software-as-a-Service multimedia editing, allowing a plurality of users to utilize Software-as-a-Service video editing on a server with a particular software module installed on client devices that provides a plurality of different functionalities, depending on the individual hardware capabilities and connection capabilities of the client devices, wherein these functionalities are meant to carry the bulk of the hardware intensive processes. The actual editing is carried out in a browser-based graphical user interface provided by a server to each user, therewith decoupling the client devices from the steep hardware requirements associated with video editing and additionally decoupling each user from the confines of a stationary editing place.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATION OF COMPOSITE VIDEO

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for generating a composite video based on a plurality of input streams are provided. A first video stream is received from a first device. A second video stream and coordination information are received from a second device. The coordination information includes instructions for combining the first video stream and the second video stream in a composite video. The first video stream and the second video stream are time aligned, and the instructions of the coordination information and the time-aligned first video stream and second video stream are used to generate the composite video.



Content Processing and Distribution System and Method

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for instructing rendering of a video sequence, the method being carried out on a first device and comprising: receiving video content from a camera; determining a video sequence, the video sequence comprising a selection of the received video content and one or more video assets, wherein each video asset is associated with an identifier; determining instructions for generating the video sequence, the instructions comprising the identifiers of the one or more video assets; and sending the instructions and the selection of the received video content to a second device, wherein the second device is arranged to render the video sequence.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING SENSORY EFFECT MEDIA DATA FILE, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING SENSORY EFFECT MEDIA DATA FILE, AND STRUCTURE OF THE SENSORY EFFECT MEDIA DATA FILE

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for constructing and playing a sensory effect media data file, which includes information on sensory effects. A method for constructing a sensory effect media data file according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: inserting first composition information, which represents a property of media data, into a composition information container field; inserting second composition information, which represents a property of sensory effect data, into the composition information container field; inserting a sample of the media data into a media data field, where the sample represents data associated with a timestamp; and inserting a sample of the sensory effect data into the media data field.



PERFORMING PROCESSING-INTENSIVE OPERATION ON MULTI-TASKING LIMITED-CAPACITY DEVICES

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A facility for completing a set of operations is described. Under the control of an application, the facility registers the background task to perform the set of operations. In response to the registration of the background task, the facility repeatedly invokes the background task to perform the set of operations.



REPRODUCTION CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A reproduction control apparatus comprises an instruction unit configured to give an instruction so as to move a reproduction position of time series data; and a control unit configured to perform, when there is an instruction from the instruction unit to move the reproduction position forward, control to move a current reproduction position forward by a first period in a case where a remaining time from the current reproduction position to a terminal end is longer than a total period of the first period and a second period, and to move the current reproduction position to a position that is the second period before the terminal end in a case where the remaining time is less than or equal to the total period and longer than the second period.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING PLAYBACK

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for a device to control playback, includes: obtaining a video file; determining a vision field of a user: and selecting, from the vision file, a video clip corresponding to the vision field of the user and playing back the video clip.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING PLAYBACK

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for controlling playback, includes: obtaining a video file; determining whether a subject in the video file satisfies a predefined condition of variable speed playback; and in response to determining that the subject satisfies the predefined condition of variable speed playback, playing back the video file at a variable speed.



Monolithic Display with Separately Controllable Sections

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The exemplary embodiments herein disclose an electronic display assembly using a monolithic electronic display panel with a single video player in electrical connection with a single timing and control board (TCON) which is in electrical connection with the monolithic electronic display panel. The single video player and TCON are adapted to transmit a combination of both still images and full motion video to be shown simultaneously on the electronic display. Different areas of the display can be used to show different content, either video or still images. Bezels can be graphically generated between the images, which can change shape, location, or be removed altogether as the display content changes.