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One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for a digital capture system, such as a digital encoder, having an embedded real-time content-based analysis function in the capture device to extract metadata from the digital signals. In one embodiment, metadata (descriptive information about the digital content) is formatted and stored separately from the content. In another embodiment, the metadata may be formatted and combined with the digital content in a container format such as MPEG-7, QuickTime, or FlashPix. Digital encoding mechanisms, both pure hardware and hardware/software combinations, convert an analog video signal into a digitally encoded video bitstream. The system extracts metadata in real-time during the encoding process.

Title
Integrated data and real-time metadata capture system and method
Application Number
9/363974
Publication Number
6877134 (B1)
Application Date
July 29, 1999
Publication Date
April 5, 2005
Inventor
Richard D Humphrey
San Mateo
CA, US
Mojgan Monika Gorkani
San Francisco
CA, US
Charles Fuller
Foster City
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Virage
CA, US
IPC
G06F 017/00
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