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Multimedia Hypervideo Links for Full Motion Videos

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111839D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method to dynamically link objects from a full motion video to another full motion video or some other form of media (i.e., text, audio, etc.).

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Multimedia Hypervideo Links for Full Motion Videos

      This article describes a method to dynamically link objects
from a full motion video to another full motion video or some other
form of media (i.e., text, audio, etc.).

      The developer of the video must identify objects within the
video and associate them with the information that will be needed for
linking.  He would use a frame by frame viewing technique to view the
video.  The objects which are to be Hypervideo links are identified
by the developer on the first frame that they appear on in the video.
The developer will use a mouse or some other pointing instrument to
outline the object.  He would then use a computer image tracking
program to identify the image on future frames.  These image tracking
programs are currently available and used in the coloration of black
and white movies.  This tracking program will save a relative form of
tracking information regarding the identified object.  This tracking
information will be later associated with link information provided
by the developer.  The information he provides will identify the
video, text or audio he would wish to link to if the viewer invokes
the link.  The information could be in the form of a frame address
within the video, a page line within a text, etc.

      The viewer will easily be able to identify the hot spots on the
screen (i.e., Hypervideo link markers).  When the user invokes the
Hypervideo marker (i.e., moving the mou...