Patent Number: 6,167,191

Title: System and method for improving video recorder performance in a search mode

Abstract: A method and apparatus wherein video images are recorded on a plurality of tracks of a tape such that, for playback in a search mode at a speed, higher than the recording speed the displayed image will consist of a plurality of contiguous parts, some of the parts being read out from tracks each having a different frame recorded thereon.

Inventors: De With; Peter H. N. (Eindhoven, NL), Nijssen; Stephanus J. J. (Eindhoven, NL)

Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation

International Classification: G11B 15/18 (20060101); G11B 27/00 (20060101); H04N 9/804 (20060101); H04N 5/937 (20060101); H04N 5/783 (20060101); H04N 5/7824 (20060101); H04N 5/7826 (20060101); H04N 005/92 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017