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Video Printer with Bar Code Generator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114834D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Yokemura, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Video printer reads video signal and prints a color image. Video printer with a bar code generator prints a video color image and a bar code which corresponds to the video color image (Fig. 1). The color image with a bar code facilitates to search the target frame.

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Video Printer with Bar Code Generator

      Video printer reads video signal and prints a color image.
Video printer with a bar code generator prints a video color image
and a bar code which corresponds to the video color image (Fig. 1).
The color image with a bar code facilitates to search the target
frame.

      Background of Invention: One troublesome matter in using a
video equipment is to find out the video frame which user wants to
see.  Tape counter or frame counter can help, but the target counter
address must be kept in hand.  Otherwise, try and error must be
repeated to find the video frame.

      Some laser disks have an accompanying image address book which
contains video color images and a bar code corresponding to the frame
address of the color image.  Some types of laser disk players have a
bar code scanner to read a bar code in order to search for the target
image corresponding to the bar code.  Since the laser disk is the
read only media, video images and bar codes can be prepared for the
laser disk in a production time.

      Some video cassette recorder can access the specified frame and
can read the current frame address.  This function can solve the
matter mentioned above.  Video printer with a bar code generator
which will be explained in the next section can print a bar code in
addition to the color image.  By using this printer, user can make a
unique video address book or album which is prepared for user video
tapes.

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