Picture-based video indexing system

  • US 8,150,239 B2
  • Filed: 04/16/2003
  • Issued: 04/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A video indexing method, comprising:

  • storing a video program having time-sequential frames representative of motion imagery onto a first region of a physical medium;

    digitally compressing a subset of the frames representative of segments of the video program which are separated in time;

    associating indexing information with a plurality of the frames in the subset, wherein the associated indexing information for a given frame comprises information for locating the segment of the video program represented by the given frame;

    separately storing the subset of frames and the associated indexing information onto a second region of the physical medium; and

    displaying decompressed, separately stored frames in separate windows on a display device, wherein at least one window includes motion imagery.

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