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SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING VIDEO INFORMATION AND METHOD THEREFOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system and method for scrolling through a media file is presented. Playback of a media file is initiated. An instruction is received an instruction to enter an expanded view mode. The expanded view mode can include an information view mode and a poster mode. In the information view mode, a variety of information about the media file is displayed, including a synopsis, cast information, and the like. In the poster mode, a variety of graphical images are displayed, each representing a different media file and configured to resemble a movie poster. The media files can be trailers or other type of previews. There can be a method for a user to add a preview to a wishlist or order the media file represented by the preview. Other embodiments are disclosed.



IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS THAT AUTOMATICALLY GENERATES TIME-LAPSE MOVING IMAGE, MOVING IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An image pickup apparatus that enables automatic generation of a time-lapse moving image for each photographing condition of an automatic bracket photographing function set in combination with a time-lapse photographing function. The image pickup apparatus acquires a plurality of photographed images by repeatedly performing photographing according to a plurality of photographing conditions set in advance, at time interval set in advance, and generates a plurality of time-lapse moving images by composing the plurality of acquired photographed images for each of the plurality of photographing conditions.



INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE, RECORDING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

[Object] To provide an information processing method, a control device, a recording device, an information processing system and a program which enable automatic control of a response sound of a recording device, with respect to an operation ordered by the control device. [Solution] Provided is an information processing method and an information processing system including establishing a connection, by a recording device, to a control device via communication, and determining a control mode of a response sound in the recording device with respect to an operation ordered by the control device depending on whether a plurality of recording devices are connected to the control device.



INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An information processing apparatus includes a display controller. The display controller applies control to display an edited portion and its editing details in a moving image before or while the moving image is reproduced, in accordance with a difference obtained by comparing a pre-editing moving image and an edited moving image.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING AND RECORDING VIDEO

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Dynamic buffering of streaming temporal video is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a non-transitory memory is provided for storing machine instructions that are to be executed by a computer. The machine instructions may implement the following functions: streaming temporal video having a current incomplete segment, dynamically buffering the current incomplete segment to store data associated thereto and a current incomplete segment buffer, and receiving a first input to obtain a start time marker. A video segment may be generated including the current incomplete segment data and video data from the streaming temporal video occurring after the start time marker. The dynamic buffering may include buffering an I-frame and one or more P-frames. For example, only a most recent I-frame may be buffered and then cleared when a new I-frame is generated. The size of the dynamic buffer may be adjusted based on the size/number of P-frames and/or I-frames.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE 360-DEGREE VIDEO CREATION

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method is provided for creating a single interactive video file. The method includes receiving a selection of a plurality of 360-degree videos including a first 360-degree video and a second 360-degree video. The method also includes linking the first 360-degree video to the second 360-degree video to enable transitioning between the first 360-degree video and the second 360-degree video. The method also includes compiling the plurality of 360-degree videos into the single interactive file. The single interactive video file includes an index used to identify the second 360-degree video within the single interactive video file when the link is executed.



SYSTEM FOR RECORDING AND SYNCHRONIZING AUDIO AND VIDEO ASSOCIATED WITH A UAV FLIGHT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for synchronizing an audio track that is being recorded at a first location with a video track that is being recorded at a second location, such as on a flying UAV, is disclosed. First, the audio and video recorders being to record sound and video. Then, a GPS receive is used to pick up the very accurate GPS clock signal. A real-time clock is also used locally to generate a real-time value. At a predetermined time, the GPS time data is interrogated and a time-stamp is generated. A video encoder is then used to embed the time-stamp, either during recording, or shortly thereafter. A networked audio recording device records audio with a time stamp acquired from the network. These respective time-stamps are then used in post-processing to accurately synchronize the audio and video tracks.



Sequential Method for the Presentation of Images with Enhanced Functionality, and Apparatus Thereof

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method involving associating a first audio track to a first image stored in memory means associated with a processor; associating a second audio track to a second image stored in said memory means; selecting said first image and said second image for sequential presentation; reproducing said first image for a first length of time of said first audio track; and subsequently reproducing said second image for a second length of time of said second audio track. The step of associating a first audio track to a first image and the step of associating a second audio track to a second image provide for storing a first identification code of the first audio track in first metadata of said at least first image, and storing a second identification code of the second audio track in second metadata of said at least one second image.



MODULAR CONTENT GENERATION, MODIFICATION, AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods and systems produce and render digital video content having individualized or customized product placement at time of production. The system re-defines how product placement is manifested and delivered to content audience members. Specific products from vendors in an output video stream are shown for specific users. There is a degree of granularity, down to single user-level customization for product placement. Essentially, there is a fine-tune matching between a vendor profile and a user. This ability to modularize product placement is done at time of production, while the video is being shot, and immediately broadcasted and rendered on users' devices. Any malleable, non-critical object in a scene is a candidate for product placement and various factors may be used for the customization, such as demographic, geographic, socio-economic and other factors.



MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A moving image reproducing apparatus and a moving image controller are provided. The moving image reproducing apparatus includes a moving image data storer which stores moving image data including a target object having a transparency, at least one of a shade and a gloss on the target object, and a background image. The moving image controller fetches the moving image data from the moving image data storer, disposes an area having a color whose setting is changeable behind the moving image data, synthesizes the moving image data and the area, and sets the color of the area corresponding to the transparency as a color of the target object.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FINE-GRAINED CONTROL OF PRIVACY FROM IMAGE AND VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems and methods for providing privacy control for digital capture of a recording include identifying a person within a digital capture that is a recording of a person within an environment based on received information regarding the person. A disposition tag is associated with an identified person in the recording. The disposition tag references a privacy control action to take according to privacy constraints for the person. Coordinates in the recording where the privacy control action is to be applied are determined.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE VIDEO PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND PRESENTATION

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods, apparatus, systems and machine readable medium for variable video production, distribution and presentation are disclosed. An example system to generate a variable video includes a data center storing a plurality of media assets and a composer communicatively coupled to the data center over a network. The composer is to identify a first order of a first subset of the plurality of media assets for inclusion into a first variable video for a first viewer. The example system also includes a player communicatively coupled to the composer and the data center over the network. The player is to receive the first order, download the first subset of media assets, and present the first variable video.



Indication of Trickplay Availability via Remote Control Device

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving a controllability indicator at a portable communication device, the controllability indicator received from a stationary communication device. The controllability indicator indicates whether a trickplay feature is available for controlling a presentation of multimedia content, and is determined from a characterization of the multimedia content. The method further includes presenting a trickplay indicator at the portable communication device according to the controllability indicator to indicate whether the trickplay feature is available. Other embodiments are disclosed.



IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An image recording apparatus that can communicate with an external apparatus includes a recording unit, a completion unit, a first input unit, and a transmission unit. The recording unit records movie data on at least one recording medium. The completion unit completes a movie file based on recorded movie data. The first input unit receives a predetermined instruction for transmitting at least part of movie data, recorded by the recording unit, to the external apparatus. The transmission unit transmits, via the communication interface, at least one of movie files completed by the completion unit, based on the predetermined instruction. Where the first input unit receives the predetermined instruction while the recording unit is recording the movie data, the completion unit completes a recorded part of the movie data being recorded, as a movie file, and the transmission unit automatically transmits the completed movie file via the communication interface.



VIDEO GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An video management method is provided. The video management method includes following steps. A video file is captured. Wherein an emotion tag corresponding to the image file is generated when capturing the video file. As such, the video file can be managed, classified, edited or added effects according to the scenario at the moment of capturing the video file.



INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

There is provided an information processor including circuitry configured to identify a part of a moving image in response to an audible sound input of a user, wherein the moving image is generated by a capturing of an imaging unit which is attached to the user.



AUDIO INFORMATION PROCESSING

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method comprising: storing a continuous audio composition having plural tracks at least partially overlapping with one another in the temporal domain and having a specific alignment in the temporal domain; obtaining time-varying audio characteristics of an audio recording; identifying at least part of one of the plural tracks that corresponds to the audio recording; using the time-varying audio characteristics of the audio recording to align the audio recording with said at least part of the identified track; and substituting said at least part of the identified track with the audio recording with substantially the same alignment in the temporal domain as said at least part of the identified track.



METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF CREATION AND CATALOG OF MEDIA RECORDINGS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for media recording creation and catalog is provided, that creates media recordings according to a reference time provided. The method allows editing the media recordings during and after recording, catalogs the media recordings, and identifies the media recordings that are related to the same event or a related event, that are close in time or space, but may have been recorded independently. The method displays the media recordings synchronizedly according to a reference time.



IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND IMAGE PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An image recording apparatus having an image sensing unit and a particular operation unit controls so as to start or to stop, in a case where the first recording mode is set, in accordance with an operation on the particular operation unit, a recording to a recording medium of a moving image captured by the imaging unit, and to control so as to record, in a case where the second recording mode is set, in accordance with an operation on the particular operation unit, while continuing recording to the recording medium of a moving image captured by the imaging unit, information indicating a start of a scene which is a portion of the moving image being recorded, or information indicating an end of a scene which is a portion of the moving image being recorded.



MULTI-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS RECORDING SYSTEM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a multimedia capture device on a mobile platform that captures information from manual input as well as environmental variables, and is able to package the information and send the information to a storage medium for archival. A user interface provides a one touch access for a user to connect a speakerphone of the mobile platform to a universal language translation application module or service provider to allow the user to communicate with someone they previously couldn't because of the language barrier.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING COMMERCIALS

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods and products to deliver at least a portion of an advertisement to a viewer at normal playback speeds after receiving a command from the viewer to fast-forward through an advertisement faster than normal playback speeds is described. In certain embodiments, the invention delivers a portion of the advertisement to be played at normal playback speeds to the viewer: and delivers the remaining portion of the advertisement to be played at a playback speed that is faster than the specified playback speed so that the combination of the portions delivered at normal and faster playback speeds is delivered to the user at the specified playback speed. In some other embodiments, the invention delivers at least a portion of the first advertisement to the viewer at normal playback speeds; and delivers one or more other advertisements to the viewer simultaneously with the first advertisement with the audio information muted based on the specified playback speed.



MULTIMEDIA PLAYER DISPLAYING OPERATION PANEL DEPENDING ON CONTENTS

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A digital content operating apparatus, including: a communication unit which communicates with an external device which has a display for displaying the digital content; a user operation interface which receives a user operation to control the digital content which is displayed on the external device; a display which displays either a linear content operation panel or an interactive content operation panel; and a controller which controls the user operation interface corresponding to information on the digital content which is displayed on the external device; wherein either the linear content operation panel or the interactive content operation panel is displayed alternatively as the user operation interface on the display.



Interactive Memorial System

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An interactive memorial system includes a gravestone having a front side. A processor is mounted within the gravestone and an electronic memory is in communication with the processor. The electronic memory stores a plurality of video files. A display is mounted on the gravestone and faces away from the front side. The display is electrically coupled to the processor and the display displays the video files when the processor accesses selected ones of the video files from the electronic memory. An input assembly is electrically coupled to the processor and is mounted on the gravestone. The input assembly receives one of a plurality of codes. The processor accesses one of the video files associated with one of the codes.



VIDEO INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

There is provided a video information processing system comprising: a target recognition module configured to detect, from among the plurality of still images, still images in which a search target is present based on a determination of a similarity degree with registration data of the search target using a first threshold; and a time band determination module configured to determine, in a case where an interval between the still images in which the search target is determined as being present is a second threshold or less, that the search target is also present in a still image between the still images in which the search target is determined as being present. The video information processing system registers a start time and an end time of the continuous still images in which the search target is determined as being present in association with the registration data of the search target.



METHODS AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING MEDIA ITEMS

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for generating media items. In one aspect, a method is performed at a server system. The method includes: (1) receiving one or more audio files; (2) obtaining one or more audio characteristics for the audio files; (3) receiving a request to generate a media item using the audio files, the request including one or more criteria; and (4) in response to receiving the request, generating the media item, including: (a) identifying one or more visual media files based on the criteria and the audio characteristics; and (b) generating synchronization information; (5) storing the media item in the server system; and (6) enabling playback of the media item by sending a link for the stored media item to the client device.



AUDIO-VISUAL PROJECT GENERATOR

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments disclosed herein enable a user to generate an audio-visual project. Certain embodiments enable a user to use one of a plurality of predefined templates to generate a project easily and quickly. Other embodiments enable a user to generate a custom project that gives more control to the user, compared to if the user selected one of the predefined templates. Each project includes one or more segments, which may be specified by a user directly, or may be specified by the template selected by the user. An effect is applied to each segment, wherein the effect specifies how many video and audio slots are included in the segment, if any, and can specify one or more other properties of the segment. Projects generated using embodiments disclosed herein can be saved and shared with other users.



AUTOMATED CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF VIDEO-BASED DOCUMENTATION

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An approach for creation and maintenance of video-based training documentation. Universal identifiers are created and associated with user interface elements for delimiting videos and audios. Test scripts are created based on matching the universal identifiers to task instructions. Videos are created based on test scripts where the universal identifiers are marked on the videos. Audios are created based on the universal identifiers and the task instructions, where the universal identifiers are marked on the audios. The audios and the videos are combined based on synchronizing the universal identifiers.



SUMMARY IMAGE BROWSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An embodiment of the present invention provides a summary image browsing system and method. A summary image browsing method of the present invention may comprise the steps of: tracking motion trajectory of an object from an input video; extracting the object from the input video and then generating a series of object segments; and synthesizing the series of object segments with a background image along the motion trajectory of the object and generating a summary image having a thickness according to an occurrence time interval for each object extracted from the input video.



AUTOMATED CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF VIDEO-BASED DOCUMENTATION

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A computer program product for creation and maintenance of video-based training documentation. Universal identifiers are created and associated with user interface elements for delimiting videos and audios. Test scripts are created based on matching the universal identifiers to task instructions. Videos are created based on test scripts where the universal identifiers are marked on the videos. Audios are created based on the universal identifiers and the task instructions, where the universal identifiers are marked on the audios. The audios and the videos are combined based on synchronizing the universal identifiers.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTELLIGENT VIDEO PRUNING

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus of pruning video data comprise detecting motion areas within video frames of the video data based on short-term and long-term variations associated with content of the video data. Motion events, associated with the content of the video data, are then identified based on the motion areas detected, corresponding filtered motion areas, and variation patterns associated with the video data. Based on the motion events identified, a storage pattern for storing video frames of the video data is determined. The video frames are stored according to the determined storage pattern.



METHOD OF PROCESSING VIDEO DATA, DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND DATA CONSTRUCT

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to a method of processing video data, a device (102) and a computer program product for implementing said method, and a data construct including video data processed by said method. The method processes unprocessed video data into processed video data, said unprocessed video data being provided by picking up (112) sequential images of a situation or scene (100), and includes the steps of: applying a motion and gesture recognition technology (114) in real time to said situation or scene; identifying undesirable image contents contained in said unprocessed video data, based on a result of said motion and gesture recognition, said undesirable image contents preferably including inappropriate body expression (128-132) such as obscene gestures or indecent exposures, and providing content information relating to any identified undesirable age contents; and using said content information to produce said processed video data.



CAMERA-CONNECTION-TYPE SOUND RECORDING APPARATUS

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A sound recording apparatus is provided which is HDMI-connected to a camera and another device, which outputs a video image signal from the camera to the other device without processing, and which outputs to the other device, without degradation, an audio signal recorded separately from the camera. A sound recording apparatus is HDMI-connected to a camera and a backup image recording apparatus. The sound recording apparatus includes an HDMI receiver that receives an HDMI signal transmitted from the HDMI-connected camera, a controller that embeds an audio signal which is input from a microphone which is connected to the apparatus in an audio channel portion of the HDMI single, and an HDMI transmitter that outputs to the backup image recording apparatus the video image signal included in the HDMI signal and the audio signal embedded by the controller.



STORAGE MANAGEMENT OF DATA STREAMED FROM A VIDEO SOURCE DEVICE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A computer implemented method for managing data received from a video source device is disclosed. At least a first storage tier and a second storage tier on a storage medium are identified for respectively storing different categories of data. As data streams are received from the video source, the data streams are associated with at least the first storage tier or the second storage tier and data from the received streams are stored in the associated storage tier. When the storage medium is full or meets some other specified maximum capacity threshold, data is deleted beginning with data that has an age that exceeds one or more specified maximum retention times, followed by data with the oldest age from one or both of the first and second storage tiers.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY MANAGING STORAGE SPACE OF VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The technology relates to dynamically managing storage space of one or more video recording devices. The video recording devices sends one or more notifications to recording session management server. The one or more notifications are associated with recording status of an event and the storage space status of each of the one or more video recording devices. Each device is associated with one or more predefined policies configured by a user of the video recording devices. Based on predefined policies and notifications, the recording session management server identifies change in status of free space and used space in each of the one or more video recording devices. The recording session management server schedules video recording devices to perform actions based on change in status of free space and used space and one or more event parameters for dynamically managing the storage space of the one or more video recording devices.



Video Channel Display Method and Apparatus

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods for video display using a computing system. The computing system includes a main computing module and an ancillary computing module. The main computing module may transmit a synchronization control information block to the ancillary computing module. The synchronization control information block includes a frame number of a current frame and the reference time associated with the main computing module. The ancillary computing module receives the synchronization control information block and selects a frame pack having the same frame number contained in the synchronization control information block as the current frame. The ancillary computing module may obtain the reference time of the current frame based on a local time of the ancillary computing module. The main computing module and the ancillary computing module may decode one or more parts of the frame, respectively. Further, the decoded parts of the frame may be combined and displayed.



RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, AND PLAYBACK METHOD

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A recording medium according an aspect of the present disclosure has recorded therein a main video stream where a main video has been encoded, and a sub-video stream where a sub-video, that is to be superimposed on the main video and displayed, has been encoded. The sub-video stream includes bitmap data indicating a design of the sub-video and palette data specifying the display color of the design. The palette data includes first palette data for a first luminance dynamic range (SDR), and second palette data for a second luminance dynamic range (HDR) that is broader than the first dynamic range.



SMART SHIFT SELECTION IN A CLOUD VIDEO SERVICE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A cloud-based network service provides intelligent access to surveillance camera views across multiple locations and environments. A cloud computing server maintains a database of time periods of interest captured by the cameras connected to the network. The server also maintains defined motion data associated with recorded video content. Video segments are generated from the recorded video content according to both the motion data and the time periods of interest. The server causes the video segments to be transmitted to a user interface, where a user can remotely monitor an environment through the video segments.



NEWS PRODUCTION SYSTEM WITH DVE TEMPLATE FEATURE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In one aspect, an example method involves: accessing, by a computing system, data associated with an election; using, by the computing system, the accessed data to make a determination that a status of the election satisfies each condition in a condition set; based, at least in part, on the determination, selecting, by the computing system, a particular digital video-effect (DVE) template configured to facilitate generation of a DVE having a particular attribute; and executing, by the computing system, the selected DVE template, thereby causing the computing system to generate a video stream representing video content.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC VIDEO EDITING WITH NARRATION

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and a system for automatic video editing with narration are provided herein. The method may include: obtaining a plurality of media entities comprising at least one video entity having a visual channel and an audio channel; analyzing the media entities, to produce content-related media meta data indicative of a content of the media entities; automatically selecting media portions from the plurality of media entities, wherein at least one media portion is a subset of the said video entity of said plurality of media entities; receiving from a user a narration being a media entity comprising at least one audio channel; and automatically combining the narration and the selected media portions, to yield a narrated video production, wherein the combining is based on the content-related media meta data. The system implements the aforementioned method.



AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF VIDEO FROM STRUCTURED CONTENT

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Apparatus for generation of playable media from structured data, comprises a structured data reading unit for reading in of content of a first structure, a transformation unit for transforming said content into a second structure, said transformation comprising incorporating media play instructions, and a rendering unit for rendering content from the second structure using said media play instructions to generate playable media from the content.



MEDIA CLIP SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Exemplary media clip systems and methods provide end users of a media distribution service, such as a mobile television distribution service, with one or more media clip tools for creation, editing, sharing, accessing, and/or consumption of clips of media programs distributed by way of the media distribution service.



Digital Video Recorder Options For Editing Content

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system for providing digital video recorder options for editing content is disclosed. In particular, the system may include receiving requests for a first version of media content and providing access to the first version of the media content. A user that accesses the first version of the media content may select a portion of the media content, and indicate whether, for example, the portion should be skipped, modified, or emphasized when the media content is accessed on a subsequent occasion. The system, based on the selection and indication, may edit the first version of the media content to create a second version of the media content. When a subsequent attempt is made to access the first version of the media content, the system may provide the user with the option to access the second version of the media content.



Automated Looping Video Creation

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Automated looping video creation techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital medium environment is configured to create a looping video that supports repeated playback that appears generally seamless to a user by one or more computing devices. Frames of a video are segmented into foreground and background regions by the one or more computing devices. Similarity of the foreground regions is determined of the segmented frames, one to another, by the one or more computing devices to use as a transition in the looping video. The looping video is synthesized as a subset of the video by the one or more computing devices as having the transition based on the determined similarity of first and second said frames.



INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

When displaying a plurality of reduced content items corresponding to original content items in a list, reduced content corresponding to original content being reproduced on an external video reproduction device is displayed in a second display mode different from a first display mode for other reduced content items. An instruction to perform a predetermined process on original content related to the reduced content displayed in the second display mode is accepted in response to a user operation on the reduced content. An identifier of the reduced content and the instruction to perform the predetermined process on the original content associated with the identifier are transmitted to an external device.



APPLYING LIVE CAMERA COLORS TO A DIGITAL DESIGN

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for extracting colors from a live camera feed and applying the extracted colors to a user's input digital design. For example, in response to the user targeting the camera of a client-computing device at a fixed position for a threshold amount of time, one or more embodiments described herein extracts a palette of dominant colors from the live camera feed and maps the palette of dominant colors onto one or more colors of the user's input digital design in real time.



METHOD FOR GENERATING A COMPOSITION OF AUDIBLE AND VISUAL MEDIA

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

One variation of a method for distributing a composition of audio and visual media includes: at a first computing device, generating a first meta file for a first composition, including pointers to an audio track and pointers to, positions and durations of video masks for, and an order for a set of videos; storing the first meta file and a portion of a private video, in the set of videos, in a remote database; serving the audio track and the set of videos to a second computing device for playback at the second computing device according to the first meta file; in response to modification of the first composition at the second computing device, generating a second meta file for a second composition defining a modified arrangement of the first composition; and storing the second meta file for local playback of the second composition at a third computing device.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTION OF CONTENT FROM A STREAM OF DATA

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

A main stream contains successive content elements of video and/or audio information that encode video and/or audio information at a first data rate. A computation circuit (144) computes main fingerprints from the successive content elements. A reference stream is received having a second data rate lower than the first data rate. The reference stream defines a sequence of the reference fingerprints. A comparator unit (144) compares the main fingerprints with the reference fingerprints. The main, stream is monitored for the presence of inserted content elements between original content elements, where the original content elements have main fingerprints that match successive reference fingerprints and the inserted content elements have main fingerprints that do not match reference fingerprints. Rendering of inserted content elements to be skipped. In an embodiment when more than one content element matches only one is rendered. In another embodiment matching is used to control zapping to or from the main stream. In another embodiment matching is used to control linking of separately received mark-up information such as subtitles to points in the main stream.



NOTICE-BASED DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and system for allowing a user to schedule a recording of a program by a digital video recorder (“DVR”) using a notice such as an advertisement, or other program notification, whether provided in print or served electronically, by engaging a user-engagable link in the notice is disclosed. The user-engagable link accesses a scheduler interface for presenting users with a process for scheduling a DVR recording. The scheduler interface is further used to determine user attributes, DVR provider information and set up account and access information and may be implemented using either a universal user interface that is common to all DVRs, customized for the user, customized for the DVR provider, or any other configuration desired.



GENERATING VIDEOS WITH MULTIPLE VIEWPOINTS

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

Videos of an event may be captured by camera (e.g., camera devices). The videos may be processed to generated virtual videos that provide different viewpoints of the event. The videos and virtual videos may be analyzed to identify panning points in the videos. A user may pause the video at the identified panning points and may be allowed to pan around the event and/or event location during the identified panning points in the videos and/or virtual videos. The pan around view may be provided by a pan around video generated based on the videos and/or the virtual videos. A user may resume viewing one of the videos and/or virtual videos after pausing playback of the pan around video. A user may also pan around an event and/or event location while the videos and/or virtual videos are playing during the panning points.



LOGGING EVENTS IN MEDIA FILES

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

Logging events in a media file, including: providing a logger tool to allow a user to view media in multiple ways and to capture and validate key events within the media file; and tracking and logging events in the media file by adding information to the media file including locations of bars and tone, slates, content, logos, commercial blacks, quality control issues, subtitles, and captions.