Patent Number: 6,310,625

Title: Clip display method and display device therefor

Abstract: In a clip display method the contents of a clip are clearly displayed and can be used to facilitate the editing of a motion picture. Obtained by dividing a motion picture are displayed by-employing typical images of individual clips, a graphic representation 24 of the picture images for a motion picture is divided to provide segments corresponding to the ratio of the lengths of the clips to the overall length of the motion picture, and sequences of the separate graphic segments linked to typical are shown. The positions of the clips relative to the motion picture and the ratios of lengths of the individual clips to the overall length of the motion picture can be visually ascertained.

Inventors: Yoshio; Hiroaki (Tokyo, JP), Asai; Kayoko (Tokyo, JP), Kato; Hitoshi (Tokyo, JP), Kaga; Tomomi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06T 15/70 (20060101); G11B 27/034 (20060101); G11B 27/28 (20060101); G11B 27/031 (20060101); G11B 27/34 (20060101); G06T 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018