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Method for Managing Abstracts for Specified Lengths

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110818D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a method for automatically trimming or expanding digitized analog abstracts.

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Method for Managing Abstracts for Specified Lengths

      Provided is a method for automatically trimming or expanding
digitized analog abstracts.

      Upon creation of an abstract which is near a length of desired
play time, a convenient method is needed for automatically trimming
down the play time to a specified play time.  Currently, a user must
manage concatenated clippings individually in order to achieve the
desired finite play time.  A method is needed for automatically
managing an abstract through minimal removal of footage from any
particular segment and without requiring the user to manage
individual clippings.

      Provided is function exposed to a user who has constructed an
abstract to an associated document, distribution, or the like.  After
the user has constructed a sequence of individual clips from the
associated entity to serve as an abstract of said entity, there may
be an adjustment required in order to expand or trim down the play
time of the abstract.  For example, the user has clipped 3.1 minutes
worth of abstract but wants to cut the play time down to 3 minutes.
The user has intentionally left plenty of buffer lead and trailing
sequence on each of the clippings because of quickly capturing the
interesting portions from the associated footage.  This article
allows the user to specify the overall abstract time and have all
edges of clippings be trimmed down equivalently in order to achieve
the desired overall abstract length.

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