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Automated Capture of Multimedia Resources

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107946D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baber, RL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Current technology allows the capture of bitmaps from live video at irregular intervals to be sync'd later with audio. For example, the ICN (IBM Communications Network) broadcasts can be captured at strategic points and displayed later using "slide show" software to time the display to correspond to the recorded audio. The advantage of this application is that broadcasts can be delivered to the desktop using current communications and display technology. The problem is that capturing and synchronization of images is a manual chore.

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Automated Capture of Multimedia Resources

       Current technology allows the capture of bitmaps from
live video at irregular intervals to be sync'd later with audio. For
example, the ICN (IBM Communications Network) broadcasts can be
captured at strategic points and displayed later using "slide show"
software to time the display to correspond to the recorded audio.
The advantage of this application is that broadcasts can be delivered
to the desktop using current communications and display technology.
The problem is that capturing and synchronization of images is a
manual chore.

      SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) time
codes provide an industry-standard way of timing multimedia events.
By integrating SMPTE time code generation and editing with image
capture hardware and device drivers and presenting the application to
the user via GUI, the image capture process can be automated and
distribution simplified.  This software has three modes: edit,
capture and presentation.  The steps to build a presentation are as
follows:
      1)   Editor at central site marks points of interest during
broadcast.  This could be as simple as touching a key to mark key
points in the video broadcast.  The SMPTE time codes for each of
these points is recorded by the software.
      2)   The file of SMPTE time codes is distributed to sites ahead
of the video broadcast.
      3)   These codes are used in image capture mode to automate...