Patent Number: 6,295,086

Title: Apparatus and method for generating digital still image files from digital moving images

Abstract: To capture digital moving image information supplied from a digital VTR and to generate high quality still image data files, a programmable controller executes program instructions to determine whether an image capturing operation has been activated and to determine whether the extracted frame is valid/appropriate. If so, a header is appended, based on various video transmission standards such as NTSC or PAL, to the extracted frame data, thereby generating an image file. The frame data following this header is then recorded to the recording medium, such as a disk, for subsequent signal processing by the programmable controller.

Inventors: Fukushima; Shinichi (Kanagawa, JP), Tsukamoto; Junichi (Tokyo, JP), Izumi; Nobuaki (Chiba, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G11B 27/034 (20060101); G11B 27/031 (20060101); G11B 27/30 (20060101); H04N 1/00 (20060101); H04N 5/765 (20060101); H04N 5/91 (20060101); H04N 5/775 (20060101); H04N 1/21 (20060101); H04N 9/806 (20060101); H04N 9/82 (20060101); H04N 9/804 (20060101); H04L 12/64 (20060101); H04N 17/06 (20060101); H04N 5/44 (20060101); H04N 5/77 (20060101); H04N 005/76 (); H04N 005/781 (); H04N 005/85 (); H04N 005/90 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018