Computer controlled video system allowing playback during recording

  • US 6,285,746 B1
  • Filed: 01/08/2001
  • Issued: 09/04/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer controlled video processing device comprising:

  • a communication central processing unit coupled to at least one source of video and audio signals;

    a program memory coupled to said communication processing unit;

    a communication bus coupled to said communication central processing unit;

    at least one video memory buffer coupled to said communication bus;

    at least one audio memory buffer coupled to said communication bus;

    at least one mass storage device having random access capabilities being coupled to said communication central processing unit; and

    wherein said video processing device is configured such that said video and audio received at said least one audio and video source is supplied and stored on said at least one mass storage device and further such that a video and audio signals that is stored on said at least one mass storage device are supplied to a video display and audio playback unit and wherein said supplied video and audio signals to the video display and audio playback unit from said at least one mass storage device is capable of being supplied independently of the storage of a video and audio signal to said mass storage device based upon a command from said communication central processing unit.

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