Global Patent Index - EP 1097568 A2

EP 1097568 A2 2001-05-09 - CREATING ANIMATION FROM A VIDEO

Title (en)

CREATING ANIMATION FROM A VIDEO

Title (de)

ERSTELLUNG VON ANIMATIONEN AUS VIDEODATEN

Title (fr)

CREATION D'UNE ANIMATION A PARTIR D'UNE VIDEO

Publication

EP 1097568 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99928542 A

Priority

  • US 9913081 W
  • US 9672098 A
  • US 9672698 A
  • US 9648798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9965224A2] An apparatus and method for creating and storing an animation and for linking the animation with a video. A sequence of video images is inspected to identify a first transformation of a scene depicted in the sequence of video images. A first image and a second image are obtained from the sequence of video images, the first image representing the scene before the first transformation and the second image representing the scene after the first transformation. Information is generated that indicates the first transformation and that can be used to interpolate between the first image and the second image to produce a video effect that approximates display of the sequence of video images. Regarding the storing of an animation, a set of keyframes created from a video is stored in an animation object. One or more values that indicate a first sequence of selected keyframes from the set of keyframes is stored in the animation object along with information for interpolating between the keyframes of the first sequence. One or more values that indicate a second sequence of selected keyframes from the set of keyframes is also stored in the animation object along with information for interpolating between the keyframes of the second sequence. The number of keyframes in the second sequence is fewer than the number of keyframes in the first sequence. Regarding the linking of a video and an animation, a data structure containing elements that correspond to respective frames of a first video is generated. Information that indicates an image in an animation that has been created from a second video is stored in one or more of the elements of the data structure.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 1/00; G06T 15/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06T 13/00 (2011.01); G06T 15/02 (2011.01); G06T 17/00 (2006.01); G11B 27/034 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); G11B 27/34 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

H04N (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G11B 27/034 (2013.01); G06T 13/00 (2013.01); G06T 15/02 (2013.01); G11B 27/34 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9965224A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9965224 A2 19991216; WO 9965224 A3 20000427; AU 4558899 A 19991230; CN 1305620 A 20010725; EP 1097568 A2 20010509; JP 2002518723 A 20020625

INPADOC legal status


2004-08-11 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040103

2004-03-31 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7H 04N 1/00 A

2004-03-31 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 06T 15/70 B

2001-05-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001206

2001-05-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE