INTERACTIVE VIDEO TOOL FOR USE WITH PRINTING MACHINES
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A CD-ROM database containing high resolution still pictures and motion video and audio to be displayed on CRT user interfaces of printing machines for diagnostic and tutorial use is proposed. Current interactive video technology provides near instantaneous access to thousands of high resolution still pictures or several minutes of extremely high quality full motion video and audio. Interactive video technology uses compact disc (CD) technology very similar to music CDs and laser discs used for movies. An interactive video player allows precise and fast access to specific segments of a CD via computer control. Thus unlike video tape technology which requires fast forwarding or rewinding to a desired location, any segment of the CD disc can be accessed instantaneously by software control. Current CD technology also allows flicker free still frame display, which enables written material or high resolution still photos to be stored and displayed one frame at a time.