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Visual Behavior of Multimedia Hypervideo Links for Motion Video

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110900D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a convention for the behavior of multimedia Hypervideo links. Currently there is no known method of recognizing and invoking Hypervideo links. The concept of multimedia Hypervideo links has not yet been invented. There is no known means of identifying Hypervideo links for objects in motion videos.

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Visual Behavior of Multimedia Hypervideo Links for Motion Video

      This article describes a convention for the behavior of
multimedia Hypervideo links.  Currently there is no known method of
recognizing and invoking Hypervideo links.  The concept of multimedia
Hypervideo links has not yet been invented.  There is no known means
of identifying Hypervideo links for objects in motion videos.

      Hypervideo links for objects in motion videos can be identified
as a tracking rectangle that surrounds the link objects.  However,
viewers of a video may find these rectangles annoying.  They may take
away from the aesthetic beauty of a scene or be just plain
distracting.  What is needed is an unobtrusive approach.  The user
should be alerted when one or more activated Hypervideo link markers
become available on the screen.  This could be done through the use
of an icon that sits in the motion video window title bar.  When
there are one or more Hypervideo markers about to be activated, the
icon will turn green; otherwise, it will be red.  In addition, a beep
could optionally accompany the changing of the icon's status.  The
user, once alerted, may press and hold down a keyboard key (e.g.,
Shift key or perhaps the mouse button 2) to make the Hypervideo
markers tracking rectangles visible.  If the user wishes to have the
tracking rectangles remain visible, he can use the caps lock on his
keyboard.

      The user will have the ability to slow the video, also...