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Method and Apparatus for Signaling Special Ambient Light Processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000160862D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 7 Issue 12B (2008-01-01)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jan-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 305K

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Abstract

The evolution in video performing has recently in particular addressed the sound. Even though video is three-dimensional information, we do not know 3D-displays for home entertainment systems so far. To give an experience of reality, including 3-dimensionality, sound has become surrounding. Furthermore, special devices have been added to the system in order to process the surround sound for the video transmission. The transmission has also been enhanced to carry the surround sound information. The light in video displays has yet remained 2-dimensional. Some effort has taken place to address this aspect of video displaying in some special theaters by offering light effects, but this has not found its way into home entertainment. For example in amusement parks, special theaters include beside mechanical motion effects some special ambient light effects.

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Method and Apparatus for Signaling Special Ambient Light Processing

Idea: Bizhan Karimi-Cherkandi, US-Boca Raton; Farrokh Mohammadzadeh Kouchri, US-Boca

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The evolution in video performing has recently in particular addressed the sound. Even though video
is three-dimensional information, we do not know 3D-displays for home entertainment systems so far. To give an experience of reality, including 3-dimensionality, sound has become surrounding. Furthermore, special devices have been added to the system in order to process the surround sound for the video transmission. The transmission has also been enhanced to carry the surround sound information. The light in video displays has yet remained 2-dimensional. Some effort has taken place to address this aspect of video displaying in some special theaters by offering light effects, but this has not found its way into home entertainment. For example in amusement parks, special theaters include beside mechanical motion effects some special ambient light effects.

Recently Philips Electronics has attempted to address this issue by introducing "Ambilight" technology. Unfortunately the ambient light is processed locally and created locally and may have only artificial effect. lt is not corresponding to the wishes of the director or editor of the movie, therefore may not be considered as an effect relevant to the content.

Usually the director and editor of a movie invest time on a scene for light exposure and sound (surround). Even subtitles and languages are added, but no one has yet considered embedding the ambient light and effects being displayed in the homes of the audien...