Patent Number: 7,613,350

Title: Moving image generation apparatus, moving image playback apparatus, their control method, and storage medium

Abstract: The invention generates moving image information obtained by compositing a moving image of a user and objects selected by the user, and provides the generated moving image information to the user. For instance, when the user has inserted a coin or coins into a device, a select menu of pre-stored stories is displayed, and the user selects one story from the menu. Then, the user selects a desired background scene and feature player in that story to determine pre-stored objects. After that, an image of the user is sensed, and is stored as a moving image object. The moving image object is then composited with the previously selected objects according to MPEG 4 to generate single stream information. The generated moving image information is then delivered to the user.

Inventors: Iwamura; Keiichi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisa

International Classification: G06K 9/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017