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Method for Realtime Video Content Viewing Point of Attraction with Zoomed in State

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247230D
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-17
Document File: 5 page(s) / 51K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system that enable a user to select a point of interest in a video or portion of a video display and then watch the zoomed-in video content in contiguous frames. The enabling software performs a contextual analysis of the selected portion of the video frame to identify and tag the object, and then performs a contextual analysis of the buffered video content to search for portions of frames containing the point of interest.

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Method for Realtime Video Content Viewing Point of Attraction with Zoomed in State

While viewing video content, a user might want to zoom into a particular portion of the video to have better clarity. Standard video plays more than 24 subsequent images or frames per second. The position in the content of a point of attraction or zoom target can vary from one frame to another frame. Even if a user zooms-in a particular portion from the video, in the next moment, the contextual position or point of attraction can have changed in subsequent frames. As a result, the user cannot continue in the same zoom level on a particular area or point of attraction while watching the video.

Using current technology, wide video frames can be created by stitching video feeds from multiple cameras. The video file can be viewed with a wide area display, such as a large screen television.

A method and system are needed by which a user can continue to view video content in a zoom in condition, across frames, for a given point of interest within the video.

The novel contribution is a system and method for realtime video content viewing of a point of attraction with a zoomed-in state. The solution enables user that is watching a video to select a point of attraction or portion on the display and then watch zoomed-in video content for the point of attraction across continuous frames.

Novel software performs contextual analysis of the selected portion of the video frame to identify and tag the object, and then performs an analysis of buffered video content to search for portions of frames containing the point of attraction. The system then assembles the portions of video frames into a contiguous video in which the user can watch the zoomed-in video content. The method and system include consideration for thresholds to define in how many contiguous frames or seconds to include audio and define the duration of video segment portions to be assembled for the contextual video content portions of frames. In addition, the system presents the user with clickable thumbnail images of other ranked points of attraction in the video, based on user interaction and priority of content.

This idea is well suited to smart TVs or other large screen display devices. It can be implemented in tablets, laptops, etc. as well.

Step 0: Prerequisites and pre-configuration

1. Prerequisites/invention components

A. Cognitive system i. Component for image analytics to identify objects ii. Component to buffer video and perform analysis iii. Component to perform contextual analysis of images/objects from video

iv. Component to assemble portions of video frames containing point of attraction


B. Video source (e.g., local digital video disc (DVD), streaming, etc.)

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C. Video Display Device (e.g., smart TV, laptop, tablet, etc.)

D. Novel software is installed in device to analyze and process the video E. Input mechanisms (one or all of following): i. Camera with ability to detect...