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Framing Display for an Inexpensive Video Capture System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057128D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Burns, NA Penn, SC [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which permits video images captured using standard TV monitors to show the full extent of the image during capture so no unwanted image information is shown when the image is redisplayed on other TV monitors. On professional image capture systems, expensive display monitors with both under and overscan modes are used to assure that all of the captured image is desirable. On inexpensive system, standard TVs will be used, and they always overscan, thus causing a captured image to often display with unwanted information on the top, bottom, left or right of the display. This will vary from TV to TV, depending upon how the picture is positioned on the tube and the amount of overscan used by that set. In accordance with the new method, an alternate live display is provided that is scaled down (e.g.