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SURROUND VIDEO/MULTI-TRACK AUDIO FOR REAL-TIME GEOLOCATION OF SOUND

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008002D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-10

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
M. Landis A. Hirsbrunner

Abstract

Transcriptions from DictaphoneTM tapes lack information on the speakers identity during inter- views. Knowing the identity of the speaker is criti- cal when creating transcripts for the purpose of a QFD (Quality Function Deployment) analysis. Since QFD interviews are typically composed of a group of interviewees, multiple video cameras and post analysis of the tapes would be required to iden- tify the speaker(s) during the transcription phase. This process is prohibitively expensive. Additionally, conventional solutions including video recording, lapel microphones etc. are intru- sive to the interview process.