Patent Number: 7,823,058

Title: Methods and apparatus for interactive point-of-view authoring of digital video content

Abstract: The present invention provides electronic methods and apparatus for interactively authoring, sharing and analyzing digital video content. Methods for authoring include displaying visual data, defining each traversal as a time-based sequence of frames and annotating and storing a record of the traversal and its associated audio records. Defining the traversal includes interactively panning the visual data by positioning an overlay window relative to the visual data and zooming in or out by resizing the overlay window. In alternative embodiments, the visual data may be displayed in a rectangular layout or a cylindrical layout. The methods are practiced using an integrated graphical interface, including an overview region displaying the visual data, a detail region displaying current data within the overlay window, and a worksheet region displaying a list of previously stored annotated traversal records.

Inventors: Pea; Roy D. (Stanford, CA), Mills; Michael I. (Redwood City, CA), Rosen; Joseph H. (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University

International Classification: G06F 3/01 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101); G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00