Method and apparatus for video conferencing having dynamic picture layout

  • US 7,034,860 B2
  • Filed: 06/20/2003
  • Issued: 04/25/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A multipoint control unit comprising:

  • means for connecting at least two sites to a conference;

    means for receiving video signals from the connected sites;

    means for dynamically defining a composite image layout based on the number of sites connected in the conference and/or the number of received video signals;

    means for processing the received video signals to provide a composite video signal according to the defined composite image layout; and

    means for transmitting the composite video signal to at least one of the connected sites.

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