Patent Number: 8,576,340

Title: Ambient light effects and chrominance control in video files

Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling ambient light effects associated with video content are provided. The method includes providing a receiving device configured to parse an incoming video file. The video file includes at least one track specifying at least one ambient light effect associated with at least one portion of the video file. The at least one track includes chrominance control data specifying at least one light color to be generated by the at least one lighting device. The method also includes parsing the video file at the receiving device to separate the track specifying the ambient light effect and the chrominance control data and sending a command to at least one lighting device to generate the ambient light effect specified in the track and the chrominance control data.

Inventors: Li; Adam (Solana Beach, CA), Farrell; Megan (San Diego, CA), Liu; Aixin (San Diego, CA), Nguyen; Djung (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/58 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017