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Kenneth John Aagaard, Larry Barbatsoulis, Sean Joseph McManus, Craig Matthew Farrell: Video system and method of operating a video system. PVI Virtual Media Services, Reed Smith, March 20, 2007: US07193645 (32 worldwide citation)

A video imaging system includes a master video camera for producing video images of a moving object of interest, a plurality of additional video cameras each positioned at a different location for producing additional video images of the object of interest from different spatial perspectives, and a ...


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GEFEN SMADAR: Multiple-object tracking and team identification for game strategy analysis. PVI VIRTUAL MEDIA SERVICES, Rosser Roy, April 1, 2010: WO/2010/036456 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically tracking multiple objects from a sequence of video images that may extract raw data about participating elements in a sporting, or other event, in a way that does not interfere with the actual participating elements in the event. The raw data may include the position and v ...


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Nikhil Deshpande, Gregory House: Backpropagating a Virtual Camera to Prevent Delayed Virtual Insertion. PVI Virtual Media Services, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Pllc, September 30, 2010: US20100251287-A1

A method for video insertion using backpropagation may include determining a first camera model from a first frame of the sequence. The method may also include determining a transition location. The method may further include generating a transform model based on an analysis of the first frame and a ...


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Smadar Gefen, Gregory House, Yuecheng Zhang: Object Trail-Based Analysis and Control of Video. PVI Virtual Media Services, April 21, 2011: US20110090344-A1

Systems and methods for analyzing scenes from cameras imaging an event, such as a sporting event broadcast, are provided. Systems and methods include detecting and tracking patterns and trails. This may be performed with intra-frame processing and without knowledge of camera parameters. A system for ...


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Smadar GEFEN, Gregory House, Jay Digiovanni: Hyperlinked 3D Video Inserts for Interactive Television. PVI Virtual Media Services, March 17, 2011: US20110063415-A1

A viewer may directly interact with a 3D object that is virtually placed in a physical location in a video scene. Initially, the object appears as an integral part of the original video scene and does not interfere with the general viewer's experience of the program. A viewer may initiate interactio ...


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Gregory House, Ximin Gong, Cen Rao, Yuecheng Zhang: Key Generation Through Spatial Detection of Dynamic Objects. PVI Virtual Media Services, May 5, 2011: US20110102678-A1

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are described that utilizes spatial modeling to represent foreground objects of an event to allow virtual graphics to be integrated into a background of the event in the presence of dynamic objects. The present invention detects a presence of dynamic ...


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Smadar Gefen: Systems and Methods for Tracking Objects Under Occlusion. PVI Virtual Media Services, June 9, 2011: US20110135149-A1

A method for tracking objects in a scene may include receiving visual-based information of the scene with a vision-based tracking system and telemetry-based information of the scene with a RTLS-based tracking system. The method may also include determining a location and identity of a first object i ...


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Jay DiGiovanni, Gregory House: In-Program Trigger of Video Content. PVI Virtual Media Services, June 16, 2011: US20110141359-A1

Methods and systems for triggering an in-program display event are provided. In an embodiment, a method for triggering an in-program display event may include perfotining a video content analysis of a program display. The method may also include determining a display event trigger in real time based ...


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Gregory House, Ilke Levent Akin: Play Sequence Visualization and Analysis. PVI Virtual Media Services, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Pllc, January 20, 2011: US20110013087-A1

A method for visualizing plays in a sporting event may include receiving a video stream of the sporting event and a measurement stream, asynchronous to the video stream, associated with objects in the sporting event. The method may further include displaying a synchronized presentation of the video ...


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Sheldon Katz, Gregory House, Howard Kennedy, Joseph DiGiovanni, Smadar Gefen: Interactive Video Insertions, And Applications Thereof. PVI Virtual Media Services, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox Pllc, February 25, 2010: US20100050082-A1

Embodiments of this invention relate to controlling insertion of visual elements integrated into video. In an embodiment, a method enables control of insertions in a video. In the embodiment, control data is received from a user input device. Movement of at least one point of interest in a video is ...