Patent Number: 7,787,744

Title: Recording apparatus, recording method, program, recording medium, and image pickup apparatus

Abstract: An entry property 2 contained in an entry property identifies normal or system. The normal represents an entry of entity data. The system represents an entry which describes a definition of flags. The flags represent attribute information of a file. The flags are defined by an apparatus or a user. An entry property 3 identifies valid or invalid of the entry. An entry property 4 represents whether or not a file registered to the entry references another file. A referred counter represents the number of files referred from another file. When a designated file is referenced from another file, a referring file list represents a file which references the designated file. With these information, a reference relation of files can be described.

Inventors: Hirabayashi; Mitsuhiro (Tokyo, JP), Aridome; Kenichiro (Kanagawa, JP), Ishizaka; Toshihiro (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/93 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018