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Developer creates novel solution for watching video on e-readers

Jul 12, 2011, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Humphries)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"The idea stems from the fact you don't actually have to watch every frame of a video playback to understand what is happening. Instead, you can pull out frames of the video that are important to the content's progression. That includes the frames visible when subtitles are displayed combined with "scene frames" which Mark explains is the 'midpoint of each scene.' By combining the two you get a collection of scene images that when played in sequence give an accurate account of what is happening in any given video. You view the key actions and you read the subtitles to form an almost complete picture of what you'd get by watching the original video instead."

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