Apparatus and method for recording and reproducing a video signal with camera setting data

  • US 6,009,233 A
  • Filed: 08/23/1996
  • Issued: 12/28/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for recording and reproducing a video signal with camera setting data on a record medium, comprising:

  • means for establishing various camera settings in preparation of imaging a video image;

    imaging means for imaging the video image to produce a video signal representing the video image;

    means for generating camera setting data identifying the various camera settings established for imaging the video image;

    recording means for recording the video signal in a first location of a record medium and for recording the camera setting data in a second location of the record medium separate from the first location;

    means for modifying at least one parameter of said video signal read from said first location of said record medium in accordance with at least said camera setting data read from said second location of said record medium;

    mode control means for converting the camera setting data into display data and determining whether the display data is to be output in either a first output configuration or a second output configuration in accordance with user commands; and

    display control means for controlling the display of said display data.

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