Method and apparatus for enhancing the broadcast of a live event

  • US 5,917,553 A
  • Filed: 10/22/1996
  • Issued: 06/29/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for enhancing the broadcast of a live event, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving first video from a first camera;

    sensing field of view data for said first camera using one or more field of view sensors that do not use pattern recognition;

    determining a position and orientation of a video image of a target area in a frame of said first video, said step of determining a position is at least partially based on recognizing one or more portions of said frame of said first video, and step of determining a position is also at least partially based on said field of view data; and

    modifying said frame of said first video by enhancing at least a segment of said video image of said target area based on said step of determining a position and orientation.

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