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Set-Top Box Video Editing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022205D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

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Related People

Kim Annon Ryal: INVENTOR

Abstract

Using the 1394 port on existing set-top boxes to import DV format video (from digital camcorders), edit the video, and send it back to the camcorder on the 1394 port.

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         Sony Corporation

         Sony Electronics Inc.

         IPD Case #50R4954

Title:

Set-Top Box Video Editing System

Abstract:

Using the 1394 port on existing set-top boxes to import DV format video (from digital camcorders), edit the video, and send it back to the camcorder on the 1394 port.

Inventor:

Kim Annon Ryal

Description of the Invention:

1.      Using my VAlO laptop, I can import my "home movies" from my Sony digital camcorder using the DV format and the 1394 port on the camcorder and computer, edit the video, and record the edited video on the camcorder using the same 1394 attachment. Since the Sony digital set-top boxes (STB) have a 1394 port, it should be possible, with the addition of some software, to do the same.

2.      Connect the camcorder to the STB using the 1394 cable and ports. Software on the STB will control the camcorder via the 1394 port to play, rewind, fast forward etc. Video that is played on the camcorder can be captured and stored on a hard disk attached to the STB.

Editing software allows the user to "cut-and-paste" segments of video into a finished video. The editing software can also add special effects as required by the editor, or enhance portions of the video by changing color, lighting, etc.

The edited video can be recorded on the camcorder using the same 1394 attachment.

3.      The editing software could/should be a port of existing software. Adobe Premier is the benchmark.

This editing feature could be used on video recorded from the head-end or satellite. This would p...