JP2000308007A - Information processor, information processing method and medium - Google Patents

Information processor, information processing method and medium

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JP2000308007A
JP2000308007A JP11118761A JP11876199A JP2000308007A JP 2000308007 A JP2000308007 A JP 2000308007A JP 11118761 A JP11118761 A JP 11118761A JP 11876199 A JP11876199 A JP 11876199A JP 2000308007 A JP2000308007 A JP 2000308007A
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Tatsuo Eguchi
Yasushi Miyajima
Makoto Niijima
Yasuo Nomura
Kumiko Sasaki
Ai Suzuki
Yasuhiko Terashita
Hidekazu Watanabe
Nobuaki Yamaguchi
久美子 佐々木
靖 宮島
泰彦 寺下
信明 山口
誠 新島
達雄 江口
英一 渡辺
康夫 野村
愛 鈴木
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Sony Corp
ソニー株式会社
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(57) [Summary] [PROBLEMS] To enable a user to quickly check the contents of a recorded image even when dubbing the image. SOLUTION: A still image data file 112 of an AV content 101 records a still image in one or more recording units corresponding to the time of a moving image. The content database 92 stores, in the AV content attribute record 102,
Records information about moving images.

Description

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, method, and medium, and more particularly, to an information processing apparatus, method, and medium for recording an image.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art A tuner is built in a personal computer, receives image and audio signals from a television broadcast station, converts the received images and audio into predetermined digital data, and records the digital data on a recording medium such as a hard disk. However, the technology of reproducing as needed is being used.

[0003]

When dubbing an image from a personal computer capable of recording such an image onto a recording medium such as a video tape cassette, it is necessary to examine the contents of the image recorded on the video tape cassette. There was a problem that it took time and effort.

[0004] The present invention has been made in view of such a situation, and even if an image is dubbed on a predetermined recording medium,
It is an object of the present invention to be able to quickly check the contents of a recorded image.

[0005]

According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided an information processing apparatus, comprising the steps of:
It is characterized by including a first recording unit for recording in the above recording unit and a second recording unit for recording information on a moving image.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the information processing method, a first recording step of recording a still image in one or more recording units corresponding to a time of a moving image, and a second step of recording information on the moving image. 2 recording steps.

According to a third aspect of the present invention, there is provided a program for a medium, wherein a first recording step of recording a still image in one or more recording units corresponding to a time of a moving image, and a first step of recording information relating to the moving image. 2 recording steps.

[0008] The information processing apparatus according to claim 1, claim 2
In the information processing method according to the first aspect, and in the medium according to the third aspect, the still image is set to 1 in correspondence with the time of the moving image.
The information is recorded in the recording unit described above, and information on a moving image is recorded.

[0009]

FIG. 1 is a diagram showing an embodiment of an image recording / reproducing system according to the present invention. The personal computer 1 receives a signal supplied from an antenna 2 that receives a radio wave transmitted from a predetermined television broadcast station, reproduces a predetermined image and sound (so-called program image and sound), and outputs the image and sound. And record the audio. Also, the personal computer 1 has a VCR (Video
Analog signal supplied from Cassette Recorder 3
Or IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic)
Engineers) Networks 6-1 and 6-
2 via DVCR (Digital Video Cassette Recorde
r) Reproduce an image and a sound corresponding to the digital data supplied from 4 or the DVCR 5 with an imaging function, and record the image and the sound.

The personal computer 1 receives analog signals (for example, N signals) corresponding to recorded voices and images.
TSC (National Television System Committee) analog signal, etc.) is supplied to the VCR 3 or digital data corresponding to the recorded audio and video is converted to D.
Supply to VCR4.

Further, the personal computer 1 converts the label based on the image data of the label on which a two-dimensional barcode described later is supplied from the DVCR 5 via the networks 6-1 and 6-2. A predetermined file associated with the sound and image recorded on the attached video tape cassette (recording data indicating the contents of the sound and image recorded on the video tape cassette) is searched. The personal computer 1 is connected via the networks 6-1 and 6-2.
Based on the image data of a label on which a two-dimensional barcode is printed, supplied from the DVCR 5, a predetermined voice and image are recorded on a video tape cassette to which a label on which the two-dimensional barcode is printed is attached. It is determined whether or not it has been performed.

In addition, the personal computer 1 can edit the recorded voice and image.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating the configuration of the personal computer 1. CPU (central proces
The sing unit 21 actually executes various application programs and a basic OS (operating system). The ROM (read-only memory) 22 generally includes
It stores basically fixed data of programs used by the CPU 21 and parameters for calculation. RAM (ra
The ndom-access memory 23 stores a program used in the execution of the CPU 21 and parameters that change as appropriate in the execution. These are interconnected by a host bus 24 composed of a CPU bus or a memory bus.

The host bus 24 is connected via a bridge 25 to a PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect / Inter
face) and an external bus 26 such as a bus.

The keyboard 28 is operated by the user when inputting various commands to the CPU 21. Mouse 2
Reference numeral 9 is operated by the user when a point on the screen of a CRT (cathode ray tube) 30 is designated or selected. The CRT 30 displays various information as text or images. HDD (hard disk drive) 31-1 and 3
1-2 and a floppy disk drive (FDD) 32 drive a hard disk or a floppy disk, respectively, and record or reproduce a program executed by the CPU 21 or information on the hard disk or the floppy disk. The speaker 33 reproduces a predetermined sound. The keyboard 28 to the speaker 33 are connected to the interface 27, and the interface 27 is connected to the CPU 71 via the external bus 26, the bridge 25, and the host bus 24. Hereinafter, when it is not necessary to distinguish the HDDs 31-1 and 31-2 individually, they are simply referred to as the HDDs 31.

The image processing board 34 is controlled by the CPU 21 to control the signal supplied from the antenna 2, the analog signal of image or sound supplied from the VCR 3, or the DVCR 4 or DVCR via the network 6-1.
5 generates predetermined image or audio data based on the image or audio digital data supplied from the HDD 5, and outputs the data to the HDD 31 via the external bus 26 and the interface 27.
-1 or to the HDD 31-2.

The image processing board 34 is connected to the external bus 2
6 and the interface 27, the HDD 31-
1 or the data of the image or sound recorded in the HDD 31-2, and generates an analog signal corresponding to the input image or sound data, and supplies the analog signal to the VCR 3 or the input image or sound. Digital data corresponding to the data is generated and supplied to the DVCR 4 via the network 6-1.

The image processing board 34 is connected to the CPU 71 via the external bus 26, the bridge 25, and the host bus 24.
It is connected to the.

Next, the configuration of the image processing board 34 will be described. FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of the image processing board 34. The 1394 interface 51 has a configuration corresponding to the IEEE1394 standard, is connected to the network 6-1 and is based on a protocol corresponding to the IEEE1394 standard.
It receives digital data of a video or audio DVCR format supplied from the DVCR 4 or DVCR 5 and outputs a DV (Digital Video) data interface 52.
To supply.

Also, the 1394 interface 51
The digital data of the image or audio DVCR format supplied from the DV data interface 52 is
DVC based on the protocol corresponding to IEEE1394
Supply to R4.

The DV data interface 52
The digital data of image or sound in the DVCR format supplied from the 94 interface 51 or the digital data of image or sound supplied from the digital selector 57 (for example, uncompressed digital data such as so-called 4: 1: 1) ) Is output to the DV data compression / expansion circuit 53, and the DVCR format image or audio digital data supplied from the DV data compression / expansion circuit 53 is output to the 1394 interface 51, and the digital data supplied from the DV data compression / expansion circuit 53 is output. The image or audio digital data (uncompressed) supplied from the selector 57 is
Output to

The DV data compression / decompression circuit 53 decompresses the DVCR format image or audio digital data supplied from the DV data interface 52 into uncompressed image or audio digital data.
Output to the DV data interface 52, or
The uncompressed image or audio digital data supplied from the V data interface 52 is
The data is compressed into digital data of image or sound in the format and output to the DV data interface 52.

The tuner 54 receives an RF (radio frequency) signal supplied from the antenna 2 and outputs an image and audio analog signal of a predetermined channel to the analog selector 55. The analog selector 55 selects one of the tuner 54, the VCR 3, and the image or audio analog signal supplied from the D / A (Digital / Analog) conversion circuit 61, and outputs the A / D (Analog / Digital) conversion circuit 5.
6 or VCR3.

The A / D conversion circuit 56 converts the image and audio analog signals supplied from the analog selector 55
The data is converted into digital data (for example, so-called image data such as 4: 1: 1) and output to the digital selector 57. The digital selector 57 is connected to the DV data interface 52, the A / D conversion circuit 56, or the MPEG (M
oving Picture Experts Group) The digital data of the image and the sound output from the decoder 60 is input, and any digital data of the image and the sound is selected, and the DV data interface 52, the MPEG encoder 58,
Alternatively, the information is output to the D / A conversion circuit 61 and also to the bridge 59, and the information of the scene switching position is output to the bridge 59.

The MPEG encoder 58 compresses the image and audio digital data supplied from the digital selector 57 into digital data of the MPEG system and outputs it to the bridge 59. Also, the MPEG encoder 58
The image at which the scene is switched is converted into a still image and output to the bridge 59.

The bridge 59 converts the image and audio digital data (uncompressed) supplied from the digital selector 57 through the PCI bus 26 and the interface 27 of the personal computer 1 on which the image processing board 34 is mounted. , CRT30. The bridge 59 uses the M supplied from the MPEG encoder 58.
The PEG-format image or audio digital data is output to the HDD 31-1 or 31-2 or the CPU 21 via the PCI bus 26 of the personal computer 1 on which the image processing board 34 is mounted. Further, the bridge 59 receives the MP from the HDD 31-1 or 31-2 of the personal computer 1 via the PCI bus 26.
Receives EG image or audio digital data,
Output to the MPEG decoder 60.

The MPEG decoder 60 expands the digital data of the image or sound of the MPEG system supplied from the bridge 59 and outputs it to the digital selector 57 as uncompressed digital data of the image or sound.

The D / A conversion circuit 61 converts the image and audio digital data supplied from the digital selector 57 into analog signals and outputs the analog signals to the analog selector 55.

The MPEG encoder 58 or MP
The processing corresponding to the EG decoder 60 may be executed by the CPU 21 according to a predetermined program.

FIG. 4 is a diagram for explaining an application program executed by the personal computer 1.
The recording / reproducing program 81 transmits to the image processing board 34 an image and audio analog signal of a predetermined channel received by the tuner 54, an image and audio analog signal supplied from the VCR 3, or the DVCR 4 via the network 6-1. From the digital data of the image and the sound supplied from the computer, and converts the selected analog signal or digital data into the digital data of the image or the sound of the MPEG system, and is constituted by one or more files of a predetermined format. HDD 31-1 or 31-2 or HD (Audio Visual) content
D31-1 and 31-2 are recorded.

The recording / reproducing program 81 sends the AV contents recorded in the HDD 31-1 or 31-2 or the HDDs 31-1 and 31-2 as one or more files of a predetermined format to the image processing board 34. ,
The image data is expanded to generate uncompressed digital data of a predetermined image or sound, the image is displayed on the CRT 30, and the sound is reproduced by the speaker 33.

AV content management search program 82
Is the HDD 31-1 or 31-2 or the HDD 3
A predetermined information such as the content of the AV content recorded in 1-1 and 31-2 or the date of recording is displayed. Also, the AV content management search program 82
A recording / reproducing program 81 for reproducing predetermined AV contents
To select the AV content to be edited,
The information of the selected AV content is supplied to the AV content editing program 83, and the timer recording setting program 84 is instructed for the timer recording.

The AV content editing program 83 is H
DD 31-1 or 31-2, or HDD 31-1
Based on the AV content recorded in the AV content and 31-2, a predetermined image and audio of the selected AV content are edited (the images and audio included in the predetermined AV content are joined), and the edited image is Alternatively, it generates AV content of a predetermined format for reproducing audio.

This AV content is, as described later,
It has no digital data of images or sounds and is composed of information specifying the selected AV content and information specifying images and sounds to be used, and can be reproduced by the recording / reproducing program 81.

The timer recording setting program 84 generates AV contents for executing timer recording based on the settings. This AV content corresponds to the setting (recording mode for determining the recording time and image quality), and the HDD 31-1 or 31-2, or the HDDs 31-1 and 31-2.
Is secured in advance.

The reservation monitoring program 85 always operates (so-called resident) when the personal computer 1 is operating (when the OS is operating), and the reservation recording program generated by the reservation recording setting program 84. Content to be executed, and an RTC (Real Time
Performs scheduled recording based on the time supplied from Clock). Further, the reservation monitoring program 85 changes the setting of the AV content for executing the reservation recording.

FIG. 5 is a diagram for explaining the configuration of application programs, middleware, and drivers executed by the personal computer 1. Middleware responds to requests from application programs,
Operate predetermined drivers. The drivers actually operate predetermined hardware resources such as the MPEG encoder 58 of the image processing board 34.

The hardware interface 91 includes a recording / reproducing program 81, an AV content management / retrieval program 82, an AV content editing program 83, a reservation recording setting program 84, or a reservation monitoring program 85.
Arbitrates the use of hardware resources requested by the application program, and allows the application program to appropriately use predetermined hardware resources based on various settings such as priorities.

The content database 92 manages the data of the attributes of the AV contents, which will be described later, and the like.
2. The AV content editing program 83, the reservation recording setting program 84, or the reservation monitoring program 85 is sent to the attribute data (described later) of the AV content or A
This is a database that provides data specifying a file storing digital data of images or sounds corresponding to V content.

A file I / O (Input / Output) 93 is transmitted via a content database 92 to a recording / reproducing program 81, an AV content management search program 82, an AV
The content editing program 83, the reservation recording setting program 84, or the reservation monitoring program 85 responds to a read or write request for predetermined AV content (consisting of one or more files). Read or write data.

The encoder 94 controls the MPEG encoder 58 of the image processing board 34 to compress the image or audio data input from the digital selector 57 into MPEG digital data.

The decode 95 is the M of the image processing board 34.
The PEG decoder 60 outputs the M
The control for expanding the digital data of the PEG image or sound is executed.

The output switch 96 is connected to the image processing board 34.
The analog selector 55 and the 1394 interface 51 are operated to control output of analog signals from the image processing board 34 or digital data via the network 6-1.

The input switch 97 is connected to the image processing board 34.
Analog selector 55, 1394 interface 5
1. Operate the DV data interface 52 and the digital selector 57 to select an analog signal or digital data input to the image processing board 34.

The screen display 98 controls the display of an image on the CRT 30 by operating the digital selector 57 and the bridge 59 and the like.

The driver 99 is a program for actually operating the image processing board 34 in response to requests for encoding 94, decoding 95, output switching 96, input switching 97, and screen display 98.

In the following, description of the processing relating to audio will be omitted.

FIG. 6 is a view for explaining an example of the configuration of AV contents. The attribute of each AV content is recorded in the content database 92 recorded on the HDD 31-1 or 31-2. AV content attribute record 1 recorded in content database 92
02-1 is an attribute of the AV content 101-1.
Name, ID (Identification data), date and time of creation, date and time of change, recording time, channel name, recording mode, status, expiration date (indicated by date and time), setting to prevent accidental deletion, presence or absence of error, 2D bar It stores data such as codes (for example, Cyber Code (trademark)) and memos. The AV content attribute record 102-2 recorded in the content database 92 includes the following attributes of the AV content 101-2: name, ID, creation date and time, change date and time, recording time, channel name, recording mode,
It stores data such as status, expiration date, setting to prevent accidental deletion, presence / absence of error, and memo.

The recording mode data stored in the AV content attribute record 102-1 is such that the moving image data files 111-1-1 through 111-1-3 are compatible with high-quality, standard, or video CD (image data). Is MPEG1
Method). Similarly, the data stored in the AV content attribute record 102-1 is that the AV content 101-1 is waiting for reservation, during recording, during recording / reproduction (recording, and reproducing the data of the recorded image. ), Not played, playing, or played.

For example, the error may be that the personal computer 1 failed during recording and the recording was only partially completed, the reception condition during recording was poor, and the image could not be reproduced with the signal input from the antenna 2, Alternatively, the status of the AV content 101-1 is such that a part of the moving image data file 111-1-1 is missing.

Neither the expiration date nor the setting for preventing accidental deletion is set, or either of them is set.
Neither the expiration date nor the accidental deletion prevention is set at the same time.

The recording mode data stored in the AV content attribute record 102-2 is such that the moving image data files 111-2-1 to 111-2-3 are either high-quality, standard, or video CD compatible. Indicates that there is. Similarly, the data stored in the AV content attribute record 102-2 is the AV content 101
-2 indicates any of the following states: waiting for reservation, recording, recording / reproduction, unreproduction, reproduction, or reproduction.

The AV contents 101-1 are stored in the HDD 31
Moving image data files 111-1-1 to 111-1-3 recorded in HDD-1 or 31-2, and HDD
It is composed of still image data files 112-1-1 to 112-1-3 recorded in 31-1 or 31-2. Moving image data files 111-1-1 to 11--11
1-1-3 stores MPEG image data. The image corresponding to the image data stored at the beginning of the moving image data file 111-1-2 is continuous with the image corresponding to the image data stored at the end of the moving image data file 111-1-1. I have. Similarly, the image corresponding to the image data stored at the head of the moving image data file 111-1-3 is the moving image data file 1
11-1-2, the image is continuous with the image corresponding to the last stored image data.

Still image data file 112-1-1
Are image data obtained by converting a scene switching image of the image data stored in the moving image data file 111-1-1 into a still image, and the time of the scene switching (or the moving image data file 111 -1
(Offset position on -1).
The still image data file 112-1-2 includes image data obtained by converting a scene switching image of image data stored in the moving image data file 111-1-2 into a still image, and a switching image of the scene. Time (or an offset position on the moving image data file 111-1-2) is stored. The still image data file 112-1-3 corresponds to the moving image data file 11
The image switching scene of the image data stored in the image data 1-1-1-3 is converted into a still image, and the image switching time (or the time at which the scene is switched (or the moving image data file 111-1-3)). Offset position) is stored.

The AV content 101-2 includes moving image data files 111-2-1 and 111-2-2 and still image data files 112-2-1 and 112-112.
-2-2, which is the same as the case of the AV content 101-1, and the description thereof will be omitted.

Hereinafter, the AV content 101-1 or A
When there is no need to individually distinguish the V content 101-2, it is simply referred to as the AV content 101. Hereinafter, when there is no need to individually distinguish the AV content attribute record 102-1 or the AV content attribute record 102-2, it is simply referred to as the AV content attribute record 102.
Hereinafter, the moving image data files 111-1-1 to 111-1-3 or the moving image data file 111-2-1 or the moving image data file 11
When it is not necessary to distinguish 1-2-2 individually, it is simply referred to as a moving image data file 111. Hereinafter, the still image data file 112-1-1 through the still image data file 112-1-3 or the still image data file 112-
2-1 or still image data file 112-2-2
Are simply referred to as a still image data file 112 when there is no need to distinguish them individually.

FIG. 7 shows an AV file without a moving image data file.
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of content 101. For example, A
Images and sounds corresponding to the moving image data files 111-1-1 to 111-1-3 stored in the V-content 101-1 are recorded on a predetermined video tape cassette. -1 to 111-1-3, the AV content 101
-1 is the still image data files 112-1-1 to 112-1
12-1-3, a moving image data file 11
Does not include 1.

AV contents 1 not including moving picture data file 111 corresponding to a predetermined video tape cassette
By retrieving and using 01, it is possible to know the contents of images and sounds recorded on a predetermined video tape cassette.

FIG. 8 shows an AV content editing program 8
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of AV content generated when a predetermined AV content 101 is edited. AV
The AV content 121-1 generated by the content editing program 83 includes, for example, the ID of the referenced AV content a, the reproduction start position of the AV content a, and A
Playback end position of V content a, I of AV content b
D, the reproduction start position of the AV content b, the reproduction end position of the AV content b, and the I of the AV content c.
D, an editing data file 131-1 for storing data such as a reproduction start position of the AV content c and a reproduction end position of the AV content c.

Similarly, the AV content editing program 8
3 is, for example, the ID of the AV content p referred to and the AV content p.
, Playback end position of AV content p, ID of AV content q, playback start position of AV content q, playback end position of AV content q, ID of AV content r, playback start position of AV content r , And an edit data file 131-2 for storing data such as the reproduction end position of the AV content r.

The AV content attribute record 132-1 corresponding to the AV content 121-1 generated by the AV content editing program 83 includes the AV content 121-
Data such as name, ID, date and time of creation, date and time of change, recording time, status, expiration date, setting for preventing erroneous deletion, presence / absence of an error, and memo, which are attributes of No. 1, are stored. A
The AV content attribute record 132-2 corresponding to the V content 121-2 includes the attributes of the AV content 121-2: name, ID, creation date and time, change date and time, recording time, status, expiration date, and setting for preventing accidental deletion. , The presence or absence of an error, and data such as a memo.

The data stored in the AV content attribute record 132-1 is the AV content 131
-1 indicates one of the following states: unreproduced, reproducing, or reproduced. AV content attribute record 13
The data in the state stored in 2-2 indicates that the AV content 131-2 is in any state of unplayed, playing, or played.

AV contents 121-1 or 121-
With the use of 2, it becomes possible to edit images and sounds only with a small storage area.

Hereinafter, the AV contents 121-1 or 1
When it is not necessary to individually distinguish 21-2, it is simply referred to as AV content 121. Hereinafter, the AV content attribute record 132-1 or the AV content attribute record 1
When it is not necessary to distinguish 32-2 individually, it is simply referred to as an AV content attribute record 132.

Next, a screen displayed by the recording / reproducing program 81 on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 will be described. FIG. 9 shows a case where the recording / reproducing program 81 allows the personal computer 1 to perform a recording operation.
FIG. 4 is a diagram for explaining a screen displayed on the CRT 30 of FIG.

In the recording window 141, a channel to be recorded, a recording mode, and the like are set. When recording is started, the recording / playback program 81 starts the recording window 1
41, the tuner 5 of the image processing board 34
4 or the operation of the MPEG encoder 58, etc.,
A predetermined AV content 101 and an AV content attribute record 102 are generated and recorded on the HDD 31.

When the recording window 141 is selected and active, the recording button 142 and the stop button 1
43 becomes active and can be operated. That is, when the recording window 141 is selected and active, the recording / playback program 81
Is clicked, recording starts and the stop button 14
When 3 is clicked, recording stops.

On the other hand, the recording window 141 is selected,
When active, the play button 144 and the pause button 145 become inactive, and the recording / playback program 81 does not operate even if the play button 144 or the pause button 145 is clicked.

FIG. 10 shows that the recording / reproducing program 81 starts recording on the CRT of the personal computer 1.
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating a screen displayed on a screen 30; The recording window 141 displays the elapsed time from the start of recording, the current time, and the like, in addition to the channel to be recorded and the recording mode.

When recording starts, the recording button 142 is
It is changed to a recording time change button 151. The recording time is
Each time the recording time change button 151 is clicked, it is changed.

FIG. 11 is a view for explaining the change of the recording time when the recording time change button 151 is clicked. When recording starts, the recording start time is
Set to the maximum recordable time calculated from the size (so-called free space) of data recordable in 31-1 and 31-2 and the amount of image data per unit recording time determined by the recording mode. Is done.

For example, the size of data that can be recorded on the HDD 31-1 is 3 Gbytes, and the size of data that can be recorded on the HDD 31-2 is 6 Gbytes. If the data amount of the image is 5 Mbits, the maximum recordable time is calculated from the following equation.

(3 Gbytes + 6 Gbytes) * (8 bits / byte) / (5 Mbit / s) = 14400 seconds = 4 hours If less than 30 minutes have elapsed since the start of recording, FIG.
As shown in FIG. 1A, when the maximum recording time is set as the recording time and the recording time change button 151 is clicked, the recording time is set to 30 minutes. From this point, every time the recording time change button 151 is clicked, the recording time is changed to 1 hour, 1 hour 30 minutes, 2 hours, 2 hours 30 minutes, and 3 hours. If the recording time change button 151 is clicked when the recording time is set to 3 hours, the recording time returns to the maximum recordable time.

When 30 minutes or more and less than 1 hour have elapsed from the start of recording, as shown in FIG. 11B, when the maximum recordable time is set as the recording time, the recording time change button 151 is pressed. When clicked, the recording time will be 1
Set to time. From here, recording time change button 15
Each time 1 is clicked, the recording time is 1 hour 30
Minutes, 2 hours, 2 hours 30 minutes, 3 hours. If the recording time change button 151 is clicked when the recording time is set to 3 hours, the recording time returns to the maximum recordable time.

When more than one hour and thirty minutes and less than two hours have elapsed since the start of recording, as shown in FIG.
When the maximum recording time is set as the recording time and the recording time change button 151 is clicked, the recording time is set to 2 hours. From this point, every time the recording time change button 151 is clicked, the recording time is changed to 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours. If the recording time change button 151 is clicked when the recording time is set to 3 hours, the recording time returns to the maximum recordable time.

As described above, the user simply and appropriately clicks the recording time change button 151,
You can change the recording time.

The recording time can also be set from a recording time setting window displayed by selecting a predetermined menu command from the screen of the recording / reproducing program 81. 12 and 13 are diagrams showing a recording time setting window. FIG. 12 is a diagram showing a screen when the recording time from the start time is selected by a pull-down menu. FIG. 13 is a diagram showing a screen when the maximum recordable time is selected.

The user can quickly set the recording time by using the recording time setting window.

Next, a predetermined AV content 101 or AV content 121 is
The screen for reproducing is described. FIG. 14 is a diagram illustrating a screen displayed on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 when the recording / reproducing program 81 can perform a reproducing operation.

The playback window 161 contains an AV to be played back.
The content recording mode and the like are displayed. When the play window 161 is selected and active, the stop button 143, the play button 144, and the pause button 1
45 becomes active and can be operated. That is, when the playback window 161 is selected and active, the recording / playback program 81 executes the playback button 144
Is clicked, playback is started, when the pause button 145 is clicked, playback is paused, and when the stop button 143 is clicked, playback is stopped.

On the other hand, when the reproduction window 161 is selected,
When active, the recording button 142 is inactive, and the recording / playback program 81
When 42 is clicked, it does not work.

As described above, in response to the selection of the recording window 141 or the reproduction window 161, the recording / reproduction program 81 executes the recording button 142, the stop button 143,
By changing the state of the play button 144 or the pause button 145 to either the active state or the inactive state, the user can surely know what can be operated, so that the user can operate quickly. Further, erroneous operation can be prevented.

FIG. 15 shows a case where a plurality of recording operations can be performed simultaneously and a plurality of playback operations can be performed simultaneously (for example,
A plurality of image processing boards 34 are provided in the personal computer 1.
Is mounted, when the image processing board 34
When the recording / reproducing program 81 displays a screen displayed on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 when the G encoder 58 or the plurality of MPEG decoders 60 are provided, or when the CPU 21 executes the processing of the MPEG encoder 58 or the MPEG decoder 60). FIG. When the recording window 141 for instructing any recording operation is selected, the recording button 142 and the stop button 143 become active, and the reproduction button 14
4 and the pause button 145 are inactive. Playback window 16 for instructing any playback operation
When 1 is selected, the play button 144, the pause button 145, and the stop button 143 become active, and the recording button 142 becomes inactive.

As described above, even when a plurality of recording operations can be performed simultaneously, the recording and reproduction program 81 corresponds to the selection of the recording window 141 or the reproduction window 161.
However, by changing the recording button 142, the stop button 143, the play button 144, or the pause button 145 to any one of an active state and an inactive state, the user can reliably know what can be operated. This allows quick operation and prevents erroneous operation.

FIG. 16 shows, for example, the recording / playback program 8
1 is a screen displayed on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 when reproducing the AV content 101-1 and displaying the still images stored in the still image data files 112-1-1 to 112-1-3. FIG. The still image display window 171 displays still images (still images at scene changes) stored in the still image data files 112-1-1 to 112-1-3 as thumbnail images of a predetermined size. The horizontal position in the figure of the still image display window 171 corresponds to the time axis of the image to be reproduced.

The position indicated by the current position indicating gauge 172 is
This corresponds to the current time, that is, the time point of the image being reproduced.
The left side in the drawing shows a predetermined past time point (an image has already been reproduced) after a predetermined time period corresponding to the distance from the position of the current position indicating gauge 172 has elapsed. The right side in the figure shows a future time point (an image is to be reproduced from now) of a predetermined time corresponding to the distance from the position of the current position indicating gauge 172.

The thumbnail image is arranged at a position corresponding to the transition point of the scene and displayed in the still image display window 171. When a scene change occurs in a short time, the thumbnail images are displayed in a superimposed manner. As the display of the reproduced image progresses (as time elapses), the display position of the thumbnail image moves from the right side to the left side in the figure.

It is also possible to scroll only the thumbnail image displayed in the still image display window 171 separately from the image being reproduced by dragging the thumbnail image or the like. The thumbnail image is also scrolled by operating the scroll bar. In any case, the distance between the thumbnail images always reflects the time between the scene changes and does not change.

The still image display window 171 displays the shape of a hole imitating a movie film, and the position of the hole is changed from the right side to the left side in FIG. Move to The user
By moving the shape of the hole in the still image display window 171 imitating a movie film, it is possible to intuitively grasp the progress of the reproduction time.

As described above, the user can quickly know a transition of a scene in a predetermined range from the thumbnail image displayed in the still image display window 171 and can immediately see a desired scene.

As shown in FIG. 17, the AV content editing program 83
0, the still image display window 17
1 can be displayed. The AV content editing program 83 selects one or more predetermined AV contents 101 and selects one or a plurality of images (images designated by a start position and an end position) of a predetermined time included in the AV contents 101. As a result, the AV described in FIG.
The content 121 can be generated.

The content selection window 181 displays the name of the AV content 101 to be edited, the date and time of creation, and the like. The image playback window 182
The reproduced image is displayed in synchronization with the display of the still image display window 171.

[0093] The edit start image display window 183 displays an image at the start position of the image to be edited and used, which is included in the predetermined AV content 101. The edit end image display window 184 displays the image at the end position of the image to be edited and used, which is included in the predetermined AV content 101.

The edit image list display window 185 is
The name of the original AV content 101, the start position of the image, the end position of the image, and the like of the image included in the AV content 121 generated and edited by the AV content editing program 83 are displayed.

The still image display window 171 of the AV content editing program 83 stores a still image data file of a predetermined AV content 101 selected to be edited (the AV content 101 being actively displayed in the content selection window 181). The thumbnail image of the still image included in 112 is displayed. The position of the thumbnail image on the still image display window 171 is the same as that in the case of the recording / playback program 81.

As described above, the user can quickly know the transition of the scene in the predetermined range from the thumbnail image displayed in the still image display window 171.
The AV content 121 including a desired scene can be quickly edited.

Next, the recording / reproducing program 81 is stored in the RAM 2
3 and the CPU 21 executes the recording / playback program 81
When switching between recording and playback screens,
This will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. In step S11, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether or not the recording window 141 has been selected based on an input from the keyboard 28 or the mouse 29. If it is determined that the recording window 141 has been selected, the process proceeds to step S1.
Then, the recording button 142 and the stop button 143 are activated.

At step S13, the recording / reproducing program 81 executes the reproduction button 144 and the pause button 1
45 is deactivated, and the process returns to step S11 to repeat the process.

If it is determined in step S11 that the recording window 141 has not been selected, the procedure proceeds to step S14, where the recording / playback program 81
Determines whether or not the playback window 161 has been selected based on an input from the keyboard 28 or the mouse 29. If it is determined that the playback window 161 has been selected, the process proceeds to step S15, where the recording / playback program 81
Makes the recording button 142 inactive. In step S16, the recording / playback program 81 includes a stop button 143, a play button 144, and a pause button 1
45 is activated, the process returns to step S11, and the process is repeated.

If it is determined in step S14 that the reproduction window 161 has not been selected, the recording window 141 or the reproduction window 161 has not been selected, and the process returns to step S11 to continue the processing.

The process of switching the recording / playback screen ends when the recording / playback program 81 ends.

As described above, when the recording window 141 or the playback window 161 is selected, the recording button 1
42, play button 144, and pause button 145
Can be changed.

Next, the recording / reproducing program 81 is stored in the RAM 2
3 and the CPU 21 executes the recording / playback program 81
Will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. In step S31, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether or not the recording button 142 has been clicked, based on the input from the mouse 29, and if it is determined that the recording button 142 has not been clicked, the recording button 142 The process of step S31 is repeated until the button is clicked.

In step S31, the recording button 14
If it is determined that the button 2 has been clicked, the procedure proceeds to step S32, and the recording / playback program 81 executes a recording process. Details of the recording process in step S32 will be described later with reference to the flowchart in FIG.

In step S33, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines the maximum recordable time in the recording time based on the amount of image data per unit time for the set recording mode and the free space of the HDDs 31-1 and 31-2. Set the time. In step S34, the recording / reproducing program 81 changes the recording button 142 to a recording time change button 151.

In step S35, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether or not the recording time change button 151 has been clicked, based on the input from the mouse 29, and determines that the recording time change button 151 has not been clicked. In this case, the processing is repeated until the recording time change button 151 is clicked.

If it is determined that the recording time change button 151 has been clicked, the flow advances to step S36 to determine whether or not the maximum recording time is set to the current recording time. If it is determined in step S36 that the maximum recordable time is set to the current recording time, the procedure proceeds to step S37, where the recording / playback program 8
1 sets the recording time to a time every 30 minutes exceeding the recorded time, returns to step S35, and repeats the processing.

If it is determined in step S36 that the maximum recordable time has not been set for the current recording time, the procedure proceeds to step S38, where the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether the recording time is 3 hours. Judge
If it is determined that the recording time is not 3 hours, step S
Proceed to 39 and increase the recording time by 30 minutes, step S35
And repeat the process.

If it is determined in step S38 that the recording time is 3 hours, the process proceeds to step S40, where the recording / reproducing program 81 sets the maximum recordable time as the recording time, returns to step S35, and repeats the process. .

The process of determining the recording time ends when the recording / reproducing program 81 ends or when the recording ends.

As described above, by simply clicking the recording time change button 151, the recording time exceeding the recorded time can be set.

Next, the details of the recording process in step S32 in FIG. 19 will be described. In step S61,
The recording / playback program 81 stores the content database 9
2, an attribute indicating that a predetermined AV content is being recorded is registered. In step S62, based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81, the hardware interface 91 converts the image to be recorded in the MPEG encoder 58 into
Compress in a predetermined recording mode such as high image quality or standard. In step S63, the recording / playback program 81
The hardware interface 91 is based on
Based on the output of the G encoder 58, it is determined whether the scene of the recorded image has been switched. If it is determined that the scene of the recorded image has been switched, the process proceeds to step S64, where the MPEG encoder 58 Then, a still image corresponding to the image (moving image) is generated.

If it is determined in step S63 that the scene of the image being recorded has not been switched, it is not necessary to generate a still image.
Skipped, the procedure goes to step S65.

In step S65, based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81, the file I / O 93 makes the moving image data file 111 storing the compressed image.
Is determined to be greater than or equal to a predetermined size. If it is determined that the moving image data file 111 is greater than or equal to the predetermined size, the process proceeds to step S66, where the HDD 31 storing the moving image data file 111 is It is determined whether or not there is no more free space.

If it is determined in step S66 that there is no more free space in the HDD 31 in which the moving image data file 111 is recorded, the flow advances to step S67.
The recording / reproducing program 81 selects another HDD 31.

If it is determined in step S66 that there is free space in the HDD 31 in which the moving image data file 111 is recorded, another moving image data file 111 can be recorded in the HDD 31.
Is skipped, and the procedure proceeds to step S68.

In step S68, the file I / O 93 generates a new moving image data file 111 and a new still image data file 112 in the predetermined HDD 31 based on the instruction of the recording / reproducing program 81, and stores the compressed image. It is set to record in the new moving image data file 111, and the generated still image is recorded in the new still image data file 112. Step S69
Proceed to.

If it is determined in step S65 that the moving image data file 111 is not larger than the predetermined size, the moving image data file
Since the compressed image can be recorded, the procedure goes to step S69.

In step S 69, based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81, the file I / O 93
The image compressed by the G encoder 58 is transferred to a predetermined HDD 3
1 in the moving image data file 111. In step S70, the recording / playback program 81
The still image generated by the G encoder 58 is recorded in a still image data file 112 on a predetermined HDD 31 together with predetermined data such as a scene reproduction time.

In step S71, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether or not to end the recording based on the setting of the recording time or an input from the mouse 29. Returning to S62,
Continue the recording process.

If it is determined in step S71 that the recording is to be ended, the process proceeds to step S72, where the recording / reproducing program 81 registers an attribute indicating that the recording of the predetermined AV content 101 is ended in the content database 92, and executes the processing. Ends.

As described above, the recording / playback program 81,
Hardware interface 91 and file I
/ O93 can record a predetermined image. The process of generating a still image corresponding to an image (moving image) in step S64 may be executed by the CPU 21.

Next, the recording / reproducing program 81, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93
Will be described with reference to the flowchart in FIG. 21 when the CPU 21 executes the recording / playback program 81, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93 when the CPU 21 executes the recording / playback program 81. In step S91, the recording / playback program 81 reads, from the content database 92, data of a predetermined attribute stored in an AV content attribute record 102 corresponding to the predetermined AV content 101. In step S92, the recording / playback program 81 determines a predetermined AV content 101 based on the attribute of the AV content 101 read in step S91.
To determine if the AV content 10 can be reproduced.
If it is determined that 1 can be reproduced, the process proceeds to step S93, and an attribute indicating that the predetermined AV content 101 is being reproduced is registered in the content database 92.

In step S94, based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81, the file I / O 93
It is determined whether there is any unreproduced data in the moving image data file 111 of the V content 101, and a predetermined A
If it is determined that there is no unreproduced data in the moving image data file 111 of the V content 101, the process proceeds to step S95, the next moving image data file 111 is selected, and the process proceeds to step S96.

If it is determined in step S94 that there is unreproduced data in the moving image data file 111 of the predetermined AV content 101, the unreproduced data is reproduced, so that step S95 is skipped and the procedure is skipped. Proceeds to step S96.

In step S96, based on the instruction of the recording / reproducing program 81, the file I / O 93
Predetermined moving image data file 11 of V content 101
Read data from 1. In step S97, based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81, the hardware interface 91 sends the read moving image data file 1
The data of No. 11 is expanded by the MPEG decoder 60. In step S98, the hardware interface 91 causes the CRT 30 to display a predetermined image based on the data decompressed in step S97 based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81.

In step S99, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether or not to end the reproduction based on the input from the mouse 29 and the like. Is repeated.

If it is determined in step S99 that the reproduction is to be ended, the procedure proceeds to step S100, where the recording / reproducing program 81 registers an attribute indicating that the reproduction of the predetermined AV content 101 has ended in the content database 92. Then, the process ends.

If it is determined in step S92 that the AV content 101 cannot be reproduced, in step S101, the recording / reproducing program 81 executes
A message indicating that the V content 101 cannot be reproduced is displayed on the CRT 30, and the process ends.

As described above, the recording / reproducing program 81,
Hardware interface 91 and file I
/ O93 reproduces predetermined AV contents 101.

Next, the recording / reproducing program 81, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93
Is loaded into the RAM 23, and the CPU 21 executes the recording / reproducing program 81, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93, the process of displaying a still image will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. In step S121, the recording / playback program 8
Reference numeral 1 denotes a reproduced image and a still image display window 17.
1 is set to a synchronous mode corresponding to the position of the thumbnail image on In step S122, based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81, the file I / O 93 reads still image data within a predetermined range of time from the still image data file 112 based on the time of the image being played.

In step S123, the recording / reproducing program 81 calculates the display position of the thumbnail image displayed by the still image data based on the time corresponding to the still image data read in step S122. In step S124, the recording / reproducing program 81 causes the hardware interface 91 to display the thumbnail image generated from the still image data at a predetermined position on the still image display window 171 calculated in step S123.

In step S125, the recording / reproducing program 81 determines whether or not the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171 has been clicked based on the input from the mouse 29, and clicks on the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171. If it is determined that the thumbnail image has been clicked, the process proceeds to step S126 to activate the clicked thumbnail image. In step S127, the recording / reproducing program 81 sets an asynchronous mode in which the reproduced image and the position of the thumbnail image on the still image display window 171 do not correspond to each other.
Go to 32.

If it is determined in step S125 that the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171 has not been clicked, the process proceeds to step S128, where the recording / reproducing program 81 causes the still image display window 171
It is determined whether or not the thumbnail image of the still image display window 171 has been dragged. If it is determined that the thumbnail image of the still image display window 171 has been dragged, the process proceeds to step S129.
File I / O 9 based on the instruction of the recording / playback program 81
Reference numeral 3 reads, from the still image data file 112, still image data within a predetermined range of time based on the position and time of the dragged thumbnail image.

In step S130, the recording / reproducing program 81 calculates the display position of the thumbnail image displayed by the still image data based on the time corresponding to the still image data read in step S129. In step S131, the recording / reproducing program 81 causes the hardware interface 91 to display the thumbnail image generated from the still image data at a predetermined position on the still image display window 171 calculated in step S130, and proceeds to step S127. Set to asynchronous mode and continue processing.

If it is determined in step S128 that the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171 has not been dragged, the flow advances to step S132, where the recording / reproducing program 81 executes the processing based on the input from the mouse 29.
It is determined whether or not the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171 has been double-clicked. If it is determined that the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171 has been double-clicked, the process proceeds to step S133, where the thumbnail image corresponding to the double-clicked thumbnail image is displayed. The reproduction of the image is started from the time when the image is reproduced. In step S134, the recording / reproducing program 81 sets the synchronous mode, and proceeds to step S1.
Returning to step 22, the process of displaying a still image is repeated.

If it is determined in step S132 that the thumbnail image in the still image display window 171 has not been double-clicked, the process proceeds to step S135, where the recording / reproducing program 81 executes the processing based on the input from the keyboard 28 or the mouse 29. It is determined whether or not the synchronization to the still image display window 171 has been instructed. If it is determined that the synchronization to the still image display window 171 has been instructed, the process proceeds to step S136, and the process proceeds to step S136. The reproduction of the image is started from the corresponding time, the process proceeds to step S134, the synchronous mode is set, and the process is continued.

If it is determined in step S135 that synchronization with the still image display window 171 has not been instructed, the flow advances to step S137, where the recording / reproducing program 81 reproduces the image based on the input from the keyboard 28 or the mouse 29. It is determined whether or not an instruction to synchronize with the image being played has been given. If it is determined that an instruction to synchronize with the image being played has been given, the process proceeds to step S134, the synchronous mode is set, and the process is continued.

If it is determined in step S137 that synchronization with the image being reproduced has not been instructed, the process proceeds to step S138, where the recording / reproduction program 81 determines whether or not the mode is the synchronous mode. If it is determined that the reproduction time has elapsed, the process proceeds to step S139, and it is determined whether a predetermined reproduction time has elapsed. If it is determined in step S139 that the predetermined reproduction time has elapsed, the procedure proceeds to step S122, and the process of displaying a still image is continued.

When it is determined in step S138 that the mode is not the synchronous mode, that is, in the asynchronous mode, and when it is determined in step S139 that the predetermined reproduction time has not elapsed, the display of the still image is updated. Since there is no need, the procedure proceeds to step S125.
And the processing is continued.

As described above, the recording / reproducing program 81,
Hardware interface 91 and file I
The / O 93 updates the display of the still image based on the operation of the mouse 29 or the display time or the like, so that the user can quickly reproduce the image of the predetermined scene switching.

The still image display processing of the AV content editing program 83 is the same as the processing described with reference to the flowchart shown in FIG.

Next, the AV content management search program 82 will be described. FIGS. 23 and 24 are diagrams illustrating screens displayed on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 by the AV content management / search program 82.

FIG. 23 is a view for explaining a screen displayed by the AV content management / retrieval program 82 on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 when the icons of the predetermined AV content 101 and AV content 121 are not active. The AV content information display window 201 displays the AV content attribute record 102 or the AV content attribute record 13 corresponding to the active AV content 101 or 121.
2, the attribute data such as the name and creation date and time, and the active AV content 1
A predetermined still image recorded in the still image data file 112 corresponding to 01 is displayed. AV shown in FIG.
The content information display window 201 displays any AV
Since the content 101 is not active, no data is displayed.

The recording time display window 202 is displayed on the HDD
The state of recording data on the HDD 31-1 and the HDD 31-2 (the amount of data already stored and the amount of data that can be recorded from now on), and the estimated recording time in each recording mode (HDD 31-1) And the amount of data that can be recorded in the HDD 31-2 from now on, and the time calculated from the amount of image data per unit time in each recording mode).

AV contents classification display window 203
Is the AV content 101 or the AV content 121
Is displayed. AV content 1
01 or the AV content 121 is set for each AV content 101 or AV content 121. An icon indicating the classification of a predetermined AV content 101 or AV content 121 can be activated by operating the mouse 29. In the example shown in FIG. 23, the drama icon is active.

AV content icon display window 2
04 is a predetermined classification A in which the icon indicating the classification in the AV content classification display window 203 is active.
An icon corresponding to the V content 101 or the AV content 121 is displayed. In the example shown in FIG.
Since the drama icon in the content classification display window 203 is active, the AV content icon display window 204 displays the “Daisen Drama”, “Daisen Drama 2”, and “Daisen Drama 3” classified as dramas. The icon corresponding to the AV content 101 is displayed.

FIG. 24 is a view for explaining a screen displayed by the AV content management / retrieval program 82 on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 when the icon of the predetermined AV content 101 or AV content 121 is active. The AV of “Great Mountains Drama 2” displayed in the AV content icon display window 204
The icon of the content 101 is active. At this time, the AV content information display window 201 displays the AV content 1 of the active “Great Mountain Drama 2”.
01, the attribute data such as the name and creation date and time recorded in the AV content attribute record 102 corresponding to 01, and a predetermined still image recorded in the still image data file 112 corresponding to the active AV content 101 are displayed. I do.

Hereinafter, the display of the screen of the AV content management search program 82 shown in FIGS. 23 and 24 will be referred to as icon display.

Next, the icons displayed in the AV content icon display window 204 will be described. FIGS. 25 and 26 are diagrams illustrating icons displayed in the AV content icon display window 204. FIG. The icon shown in FIG. 25A has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has no expiration date set,
The AV content 101 indicates that no accidental deletion prevention has been set, no error has occurred, and the content has been reproduced, is not being reproduced, and is not being recorded. The icon shown in FIG.
AV content 10 that has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has an expiration date, has no error, has been reproduced, has not been reproduced, is not being recorded,
1 is shown. The icon shown in FIG. 25 (C) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, is set to prevent accidental deletion, has no error, has been reproduced, has not been reproduced, has not been recorded, and has no AV. 1 shows a content 101.
The icon shown in FIG. 25 (D) has a predetermined moving image data file 111,
1 is shown.

The icon shown in FIG. 25 (E) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has no expiration date, does not set erroneous deletion prevention, has no error,
Never played, not playing, not recording,
1 shows an AV content 101. The icon shown in FIG. 25 (F) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has an expiration date, has no error, has not been reproduced, is not being reproduced, is not being recorded, and has AV content. 101 is shown. The icon shown in FIG. 25 (G) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, is set to prevent accidental deletion, has no error, has not been reproduced,
The AV content 101 is not being reproduced or is not being recorded.

The icon shown in FIG. 25 (H) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has no expiration date, has not been set to prevent erroneous deletion, has no error,
Shows the AV content 101 that is being played back and not being recorded. The icon shown in FIG. 25 (I) has a predetermined moving image data file 111 and has an expiration date set.
An AV content 101 that is being reproduced, not being recorded, and has no error. The icon shown in FIG. 25 (J) indicates the AV content 101 which has a predetermined moving image data file 111, is set to prevent erroneous deletion, has no error, is being reproduced, and is not being recorded.

The icon shown in FIG. 25 (K) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has no expiration date, does not set erroneous deletion prevention, has no error,
The AV content 101 is not being reproduced but is being recorded. The icon shown in FIG. 25L has a predetermined moving image data file 111 and has an expiration date set.
An AV content 101 without error, not being reproduced, and being recorded is shown. The icon shown in FIG. 25 (M) indicates the AV content 101 which has the predetermined moving image data file 111, is set to prevent erroneous deletion, has no error, is not being reproduced, and is being recorded.

The icon shown in FIG. 26 (A) has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has no expiration date, does not set erroneous deletion prevention, has no error,
The AV content 101 is being reproduced and is being recorded. The icon shown in FIG. 26B indicates the AV content 101 that has a predetermined moving image data file 111, has an expiration date, has no error, is being reproduced, and is recording. The icon shown in FIG. 26C indicates the AV content 101 which has a predetermined moving image data file 111, is set to prevent erroneous deletion, has no error, is being reproduced, and is recording.

The icon shown in FIG. 26 (D) has the predetermined moving image data file 111 that has not been recorded yet, has no expiration date set, has no error, and indicates the AV content 101 to be reserved and recorded. The icon shown in FIG. 26E has a predetermined moving image data file 111 which has not been recorded yet, has an expiration date set, has no error, and has an AV content 10 to be reserved and recorded.
1 is shown. The icon shown in FIG. 26 (F) indicates the AV content 101 that has an error and is scheduled to be recorded.

The icon shown in FIG. 26 (G) indicates the AV content 101 in which there is no moving image data file 111, no expiration date is set, and there is no error. FIG.
6 (H) indicates that the moving image data file 11
1 missing, expiration date set, no error,
1 shows an AV content 101. The icon shown in FIG. 26 (I) indicates the AV content 101 that has no moving image data file 111 and has an error.

The icon shown in FIG. 26 (J) has the edited data file 131 and indicates the AV contents 121 that have been reproduced, have no error, and are not being reproduced.
The icon shown in FIG.
31 indicates an AV content 121 that has not been reproduced, has no error, and is not being reproduced. FIG. 26 (L)
Has an edit data file 131,
The AV content 121 being reproduced without error is shown.
The icon shown in FIG.
31 indicates the AV content 121 having an error.

As described above, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 uses the files or attributes that make up the AV content 101 or
Since the icon displayed in the V content icon display window 204 is changed, the user can know the content or attribute of the AV content 101 or the AV content 121 at a glance.

FIG. 27 is a diagram for explaining another screen displayed on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 by the AV content management / search program 82. A shown in FIG.
As shown in FIGS. 23 and 24, the screen displayed by the V content management search program 82
A content information display window 201 and a recording time display window 202 are displayed. The screen displayed by the AV content management search program 82 shown in FIG.
The V content icon display window 204 is not displayed, and the AV content list display window 251 is displayed.

AV content list display window 25
1 indicates all the AV contents 101 and all the AV contents recorded on the HDDs 31-1 and 31-2.
Attributes such as the name and creation date and time of the content 121 are displayed in characters. As in the case of FIG. 24, the AV content 101 or the AV content 121 displayed in characters.
When the attributes such as the name and the creation date and time of the AV content 101 or AV content 121 are clicked with the mouse 29, the AV content 101 or the AV content 121 becomes active and the AV content 10 or the
1 or the attribute of the AV content 121 is displayed in the AV content information display window 201.

As described above, the AV content list display window 251 can simultaneously display a large number of AV contents 101 or 121 over a plurality of categories.

Hereinafter, the display of the screen of the AV content management search program 82 shown in FIG. 27 is referred to as a list display.

FIG. 28 is a diagram for explaining still another screen displayed on the CRT 30 of the personal computer 1 by the AV content management / retrieval program 82. On the screen displayed by the AV content management search program 82 shown in FIG. 28, as in the case shown in FIGS.
An AV content information display window 201 and a recording time display window 202 are displayed. A shown in FIG.
On the screen displayed by the V content management search program 82, the AV content classification display window 203 and the AV content icon display window 204 are not displayed, but the AV content calendar display window 261 is displayed.

AV content calendar display window 2
61 has a display area for each day of January. When the AV content management search program 82 displays the AV content calendar display window 261, the display area for each day displays the AV content 10 whose date is the creation date.
A thumbnail image of a predetermined still image included in one still image data file 112 is displayed. A to schedule recording
In the case of the V content 101, the AV content management and search program 82 displays a predetermined icon 262 in the display area of the scheduled recording date.

As described above, when the AV content management and retrieval program 82 displays the AV content calendar display window 261, the user can see at a glance the creation dates of the plurality of AV contents 101 as seen in the program table. .

Hereinafter, the display of the screen of the AV content management search program 82 shown in FIG. 28 is referred to as calendar display.

Next, display switching processing when the AV content management search program 82 is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1 and the CPU 21 executes the AV content management search program 82 will be described with reference to FIG.
This will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. Step S20
1, the AV content management search program 82
Determines whether icon display has been selected based on an input from the keyboard 28 or the mouse 29. If it is determined that icon display has been selected, the process proceeds to step S20.
Proceeding to step 2, the screen displayed on the CRT 30 is switched to icon display, and the process returns to step S201 to repeat the processing.

If it is determined in step S201 that the icon display of the AV content 101 has not been selected, the process advances to step S203, where the AV content management / retrieval program 82
It is determined whether or not the list display is selected based on the input from No. 9; if it is determined that the list display is selected, the process proceeds to step S204, where the screen displayed on the CRT 30 is switched to the list display, and the step S201 is performed. Back to
Repeat the process.

If it is determined in step S203 that the list display has not been selected, step S205
The AV content management / search program 82 determines whether the calendar display is selected based on the input from the keyboard 28 or the mouse 29, and proceeds to step S206 if it is determined that the calendar display is selected. , The screen displayed on the CRT 30 is switched to the calendar display, the process returns to step S201, and the process is repeated.

If it is determined in step S205 that the calendar display has not been selected, no change in display has been instructed, so the process proceeds to step S201 and the process is repeated.

As described above, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 can display information relating to the AV content 101 or the AV content 121 in any of the icon display, list display, and calendar display forms.

Next, the icon display process when the AV content management search program 82 is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1 and the CPU 21 executes the AV content management search program 82 will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. I do. Step S221
In the AV content management search program 82,
The data contained in either the AV content attribute record 102 or the AV content attribute record 132 corresponding to the predetermined AV content 101 or the AV content 121 for displaying the icon is read from the content database 92.

In step S222, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether one of the predetermined AV content 101 or the AV content 121 has been recorded based on the data read in step S221.
It is determined whether or not the content 101 is the content 101. If it is determined that either the predetermined AV content 101 or the AV content 121 is the recorded AV content 101, the process proceeds to step S223, and the process proceeds to step S223. It is determined whether or not the AV content 101 does not exist.

If it is determined in step S223 that the content is not the AV content 101 without the moving image data file 111, that is, the content is the AV content 101 with the moving image data file 111, the process proceeds to step S224.
The AV content management and search program 82 displays the icon of the recorded AV content 101,
Proceed to step S229.

If it is determined in step S223 that the AV content 101 has no moving image data file 111, that is, if the still image data file 112
If it is determined that the moving image data file 11 is included, the process proceeds to step S225, where the AV content management / retrieval program 82 displays the icon of the AV content 101 without the moving image data file 11, and proceeds to step S229.

If it is determined in step S222 that the predetermined AV content 101 is not the recorded AV content 101, that is, if it is determined that the predetermined AV content 101 is either the AV content 101 or the AV content 121 to be pre-recorded, the process proceeds to step S222. Proceed to S226, and A
The V-content management search program 82 executes step S2
Based on the data read in step 21, it is determined whether or not the predetermined AV content 101 or the AV content 121 is the AV content 101 to be reserved for recording, and any one of the predetermined AV content 101 or the AV content 121 is determined. Is the AV content 1 for scheduled recording
If it is determined to be 01, the process proceeds to step S227, where the icon of the AV content 101 to be reserved and recorded is displayed, and the process proceeds to step S229.

[0177] In step S226, predetermined AV contents 101 are to be pre-recorded.
Is not determined, ie, AV content 1
If it is determined to be 21, the process proceeds to step S228, where the AV content management / search program 82 displays an icon indicating the AV content 121 composed of the edited data file 131, and proceeds to step S229.

In step S229, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether any of the predetermined AV contents 101 or 121 has an error based on the data read in step S221, and AV content 101 or A
If it is determined that any one of the V contents 121 has an error, the process proceeds to step S230, an error diagram is added to the icon, and the process ends.

If it is determined in step S229 that one of the predetermined AV contents 101 and 121 has no error, the process proceeds to step S2
Proceeding to 31, the AV content management search program 82
Determines whether one of the predetermined AV contents 101 and the AV contents 121 has not been reproduced based on the data read in step S221, and
If it is determined that either the content 101 or the AV content 121 has not been played back, an unplayed figure is added to the icon, and the process proceeds to step S233. Step S
231, the predetermined AV content 101 or A
If it is determined that any of the V contents 121 has been reproduced, step 232 is skipped, and the process proceeds to step S233.

At step S233, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines
It is determined whether an expiration date has been set for either the 01 or the AV content 121. If it is determined that an expiration date has been set, the process advances to step S234 to add a diagram of the expiration date to the icon. If it is determined in step S233 that either the predetermined AV content 101 or the predetermined AV content 121 has no expiration date, step 234 is skipped and step S23 is performed.
Go to 5.

In step S235, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines
01 or AV content 121 is set to prevent erroneous deletion. If it is determined that erroneous deletion prevention is set, the process proceeds to step S236, and the diagram of erroneous deletion prevention is displayed as an icon. to add. Step S
At 235, the predetermined AV content 101 or A
If it is determined that the erroneous deletion prevention is not set for any of the V contents 121, step 236 is skipped and the process proceeds to step S237.

In step S237, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines
01 or the AV content 121 is determined to be reproduced, and the AV content 101 or A
If it is determined that one of the V contents 121 is being reproduced, the process proceeds to step S238, and a diagram indicating that either the AV content 101 or the AV content 121 is being reproduced is added to the icon. If it is determined in step S237 that either the predetermined AV content 101 or AV content 121 is not being reproduced, step 238 is skipped and the process proceeds to step S239.

In step S239, the AV content management / retrieval program 82
01 is recorded, and if it is determined that the AV content 101 is recorded, step S
Proceeding to 240, a diagram indicating that the AV content 101 has been recorded is added to the icon, and the process ends. In step S239, the predetermined AV content 101
If it is determined that has not been recorded, step 240
Is skipped, and the process ends. Step S239
When the target is the AV content 121, the process of step S240 is skipped.

As described above, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 can display an icon corresponding to the attribute or the like of the AV content 101 or the AV content 121.

Next, the reservation monitoring program 85, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93
Is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1, and when the CPU 21 executes the reservation monitoring program 85, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93, the process of deleting the AV content 101 for which the expiration date is set is shown in FIG. This will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG. In step S251, the reservation monitoring program 85 reads data included in the AV content attribute record 102 corresponding to the predetermined AV content 101 from the content database 92. In step S252, the reservation monitoring program 85 sends an unillustrated R via the hardware interface 91.
Read the date and current time from TC.

In step S253, the reservation monitoring program 85 reads the predetermined A read out in step S251.
From the data indicating the attribute of the V content 101 and the date and current time read in step S253, it is determined whether the date and current time have passed the expiration date of the AV content 101, and the current time is If it is determined that the expiration date has passed, the process advances to step S254 to cause the file I / O 93 to delete one or more moving image data files 111 of the AV content 101. In step S255, the reservation monitoring program 85 causes the file I / O 93 to delete one or more still image data files 112 of the AV content 101. In step S256,
The reservation monitoring program 85 is used for the content database 9
2 deletes the AV content attribute record 102 corresponding to the AV content 101, and the process ends.

If it is determined in step S253 that the date and the current time have not passed the expiration date of the AV content 101, the process ends because there is no need to delete the AV content 101.

As described above, the AV content 101 whose expiration date has passed is deleted by the reservation monitoring program 85. Note that a similar process may be executed for the AV content 121.

Next, the AV content management search program 82, the hardware interface 91, and the file I / O 93 are stored in the RAM 2 of the personal computer 1.
2 and the CPU 21 executes the AV content management search program 82, the hardware interface 91,
The process of deleting the AV content 101 when executing the file I / O 93 will be described with reference to the flowchart in FIG. In step S271, the AV content management search program 82 executes the AV content attribute record 10 corresponding to the predetermined AV content 101.
2 is read from the content database 92.

In step S272, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether the attribute of the AV content 101 is set to prevent erroneous deletion based on the data read in step S271. If it is determined that the file I / O is not set to prevent accidental deletion, the process proceeds to step S273, and the file I /
In step O93, the moving image data file 111 of the AV content 101 is deleted.

In step S274, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether or not to leave the still image data file 112. If it is determined that the still image data file 112 is not to be left, the process proceeds to step S275.
The AV content management / search program 82 causes the file I / O 93 to delete the still image data file 112 of the AV content 101. Step S276
In the AV content management search program 82,
The AV database 101 is stored in the content database 92.
Is deleted, and the process ends.

If it is determined in step S274 that the still image data file 112 is to be left, the process ends.

If it is determined in step S272 that the attribute of the AV content 101 is not set to prevent erroneous deletion, the process proceeds to step S277, where the AV content management / retrieval program 82 executes the AV content management program 82 via the hardware interface 91. A message indicating that 101 cannot be deleted is displayed on CRT 30, and the process ends.

As described above, even when the deletion instruction is given, the AV contents 101 for which the erroneous deletion prevention is set are not deleted. Also, the AV content management search program 8
2 can delete only the moving image data file 111 of the predetermined AV content 101. Note that a similar process may be executed for the AV content 121.

Next, a search is made for a video tape cassette storing an image corresponding to the moving image data file 111 of the AV content 101, and the AV content 1 corresponding to the image recorded on the video tape cassette 301 is stored.
01 will be described.

FIG. 33 shows a search operation of the video tape cassette 301 storing an image corresponding to the moving image data file 111 of the AV content 101, or an AV content corresponding to an image recorded on the video tape cassette 301. FIG. 10 is a diagram for explaining an operation of searching 101;

The video tape cassette 301 has a predetermined 2
A label 302 on which a dimensional barcode is printed is affixed. The DVCR 5 with an imaging function captures an image of the label 302 on which the two-dimensional barcode is printed attached to the video tape cassette 301 and supplies the image to the personal computer 1 via the network 6.
The personal computer 1 determines whether or not the video tape cassette 301 has recorded a predetermined image based on the image supplied from the DVCR 5 via the network 6.

Alternatively, the personal computer 1 searches the AV content 101 corresponding to the image recorded on the video tape cassette 301 on the basis of the image supplied from the DVCR 5 via the network 6.

The image of the label 302 on which the two-dimensional barcode is printed is input as an analog signal (for example, an NTSC analog signal) via the analog selector 55 of the image processing board 34. Is also good.

As shown in FIG. 34, a two-dimensional bar code has a rectangular area having a length of 9.5 blocks in the vertical direction and a length of 7 blocks in the horizontal direction, with one block as one unit. Inside, a cell part A and a logo part B are arranged one block apart. In the cell part A, both the vertical direction and the horizontal direction
Two square cells within a block of square length
They are arranged and arranged in a dimensional pattern. That is, for example, identification information of a two-dimensional barcode associated with the predetermined AV content 101 is coded here. In the logo part B, a large rectangular cell having a length of 1.5 blocks in the vertical direction and a length of 7 blocks in the horizontal direction is arranged, and for example, the name of the user is described therein. ing.

FIG. 35, FIG. 36, and FIG. 37 show the CRT when the function of the AV content management search program 82 for deciding whether it is a registered two-dimensional bar code is operated.
FIG. 3 is a diagram for explaining a window displayed on 30. AV
When the operation of the function for searching for a registered two-dimensional barcode of the content management search program 82 starts, the AV content management search program 82 displays a predetermined message, an image supplied from the DVCR 5 with an imaging function, and the like. The window shown at 35 is displayed.

When the user picks up the two-dimensional barcode of the video tape cassette 301 to which the label 302 is attached by the DVCR 5 with an image pick-up function, the window of the AV content management and search program 82 displays the window as shown in FIG. A two-dimensional barcode image is displayed. In the AV content management and search program 82, the two-dimensional barcode displayed in the window corresponds to the predetermined AV content 101 (associated by a process described later).
Is determined, and a display corresponding to the determination is made.

If it is determined that the two-dimensional barcode displayed on the window corresponds to the predetermined AV content 101, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 returns to FIG.
As shown in FIG. 7, for example, the display of the dotted circle in the window is changed to the solid circle.

When it is determined that the two-dimensional barcode displayed on the window corresponds to the predetermined AV content 101, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines that the video tape cassette 301 that has been taken
A predetermined message indicating that the message corresponds to 01 may be displayed in a window in characters.

If it is determined that the two-dimensional barcode displayed in the window does not correspond to the predetermined AV content 101, the AV content management / search program 82 does not change the display in the window. Alternatively, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 displays a predetermined message in the window indicating that the captured video tape cassette 301 does not correspond to the AV content 101 by characters.

FIGS. 38 and 39 are diagrams for explaining windows displayed on the CRT 30 when another function of searching for a registered two-dimensional barcode of the AV content management / search program 82 is operated. The user can use a plurality of video tape cassettes 30 each having a label 302 printed with a different two-dimensional barcode attached thereto.
The first image is caused to be taken by the DVCR 5 with the image taking function.

For example, a plurality of video tape cassettes 30
1 is arranged on a predetermined storage shelf so that a label 302 on which a two-dimensional barcode is printed can be seen. Video tape cassette 301-1 on which label 302-1 on which a two-dimensional barcode is printed is attached, label 302-2
And a video tape cassette 301-2 having a label 302-3 attached thereto.
3. Video tape cassette 301-4 to which label 302-4 is attached, video tape cassette 301-5 to which label 302-5 is attached, video tape cassette 301-6 to which label 302-6 is attached, and label 302- 7
, And a video tape cassette 301-affixed with a label 302-8.
8. Video tape cassette 301-9 to which label 302-9 is attached, video tape cassette 301-10 to which label 302-10 is attached, video tape cassette 301-11 to which label 302-11 is attached, and label 302 Video tape cassette 3 with -12 attached
When 01-12 is imaged by the DVCR 5 with an imaging function, as shown in FIG. 38, the images of the video tape cassettes 301-1 to 301-12 are displayed in the window of the AV content management search program 82. .

[0208] When the DVCR 5 with the image capturing function captures images of the video tape cassettes 301-1 to 301-12 and transmits them to the personal computer 1 via the network 6, the AV content management and retrieval program 8
2 searches for a two-dimensional barcode corresponding to a predetermined AV content 101 included in the received image, for example,
As shown in FIG. 39, the display of the dotted circle in the window is changed to the solid circle, and the image of the searched two-dimensional barcode is displayed so as to be located at the center of the window.

In the example of FIG. 39, the two-dimensional barcode printed on the label 302-9 is displayed so as to be located at the center of the window.
It can be seen that 9 corresponds to the predetermined AV content 101.

Further, the personal computer 1 can search the AV content 101 corresponding to the image recorded on the video tape cassette 301 on the basis of the image supplied from the DVCR 5 via the network 6.

[0211] AV contents 1 corresponding to the two-dimensional barcode imaged by the AV contents management / retrieval program 82.
When the function of searching for “01” is operated, a window shown in FIG. 40 is displayed on the CRT 30. When the video tape cassette 301 to which the label 302 on which the two-dimensional barcode is printed is attached is picked up by the DVCR 5 with an image pickup function,
The V-content management search program 82 generates a label 302
The icon of the AV content 101 corresponding to the two-dimensional barcode printed on the icon is activated.

The user displays the attribute of the AV content 101 corresponding to the activated icon or the still image by using the AV content management / search program 82, thereby displaying the content of the image recorded on the video tape cassette 301. Can be quickly known.

As described above, the user can quickly know the contents of the image recorded on the video tape cassette 301.

Next, when the AV content management / search program 82 is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1 and the CPU 21 executes the AV content management / search program 82, the AV content management / search program 82 is loaded with either the preset AV content 101 or the AV content 121. Processing for associating with a two-dimensional barcode will be described with reference to the flowchart in FIG. In step S301, A
The V-content management search program 82 captures, via the network 6, a two-dimensional barcode image captured by the DVCR 5 with an imaging function. In step S302, the AV content management search program 82 recognizes a two-dimensional barcode included in the image captured in step S301.

[0215] In step S303, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 sets a preset AV content.
The association between the content 101 (or any one of the AV contents 121) and the recognized two-dimensional barcode is registered in the content database 92, and the process ends.

As described above, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 can register the association between the AV content 101 (or any of the AV content 121) and the two-dimensional barcode in the content database 92.

Next, when the AV content management search program 82 is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1 and the CPU 21 executes the AV content management search program 82, the two-dimensional bar associated with the AV content 101 set in advance is set. The process of determining whether the code is a code will be described with reference to the flowchart in FIG. In step S321, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 captures, via the network 6, an image supplied from the DVCR 5 with an imaging function.
In step S322, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether the image captured in step S321 includes a two-dimensional barcode image, and the captured image includes the two-dimensional barcode image. If it is determined that there is not, the process returns to step S321,
The process of step S321 is repeated until an image including a two-dimensional barcode image is captured.

If it is determined in step S322 that the captured image contains a two-dimensional barcode image, the process advances to step S323, where the AV content management / retrieval program 82 recognizes the two-dimensional barcode image. . In step S324, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether or not the preset AV content 101 is associated with the recognized two-dimensional barcode, and the AV content 101 is recognized as the preset AV content 101. If it is determined that the two-dimensional barcode is associated, the process proceeds to step S325, and a message is displayed on the CRT 30 indicating that the preset AV content 101 is associated with the recognized two-dimensional barcode. , And the process proceeds to step S326.

If it is determined in step S324 that the preset AV contents 101 and the recognized two-dimensional barcode are not associated with each other, the AV contents management / retrieval program 82 executes the preset AV contents 101 Is displayed on the CRT 30, and the process proceeds to step S326.

[0220] In step S326, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether or not to end the processing based on an input from the mouse 29 or the like. If it is determined that the processing is not to be ended, the procedure proceeds to step S32.
The process proceeds to 1 and the determination process is repeated.

If it is determined in step S326 that the processing is to be ended, the procedure ends.

As described above, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 reads the video tape cassette 301
Can be quickly known as to whether or not it is associated with the predetermined AV content 101. Pre-set AV
The process of determining whether or not the barcode is a two-dimensional barcode associated with the content 121 is also executed in the same procedure as in the flowchart of FIG.

Next, when the AV content management search program 82 is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1 and the CPU 21 executes the AV content management search program 82, the two-dimensional bar associated with the AV content 101 set in advance is set. The code search process will be described with reference to the flowchart in FIG. The processing in steps S341 to S343 is the same as the processing in steps S321 to S323 in FIG. 42, and a description thereof will be omitted.

[0224] In step S344, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 generates a DVCR with an imaging function.
It is determined whether or not all the two-dimensional barcodes included in the image supplied from 5 have been recognized.
If it is determined that all the two-dimensional barcodes have not been recognized, the process returns to step S343, and the process of recognizing the two-dimensional barcode is repeated.

If it is determined in step S344 that all of the two-dimensional barcodes included in the image have been recognized, the process proceeds to step S345, where the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines the predetermined two-dimensional barcode recognized in step S343. Select a code. In step S346, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 determines whether or not the preset AV content 101 and the selected two-dimensional barcode are associated with each other. If it is determined that the selected two-dimensional barcode is associated with the two-dimensional barcode, the process advances to step S347 to display that the selected two-dimensional barcode is associated with the preset AV content 101, and the process ends. .

If it is determined in step S346 that the preset AV content 101 is not associated with the selected two-dimensional barcode, the flow advances to step S348 to execute the AV content management and retrieval program 8
2 determines whether or not all two-dimensional barcodes have been selected. If it is determined that all two-dimensional barcodes have not been selected, the process advances to step S349 to select another two-dimensional barcode. Then, the process proceeds to step S346.

If it is determined in step S348 that all the two-dimensional barcodes have been selected, the process proceeds to step S348.
Proceeding to 350, the AV content management search program 82
Represents the image supplied from the DVCR5 with the imaging function,
A message to the effect that the two-dimensional barcode associated with the preset AV content 101 is not included
The message is displayed on the RT 30 and the process ends.

As described above, the AV content management / search program 82 searches for an image including a plurality of two-dimensional barcodes for a two-dimensional barcode associated with a predetermined AV content 101, and therefore uses the image. Who
The video tape cassette 301 on which a predetermined image is recorded can be quickly found. The process of searching for the two-dimensional barcode associated with the preset AV content 121 is also executed by the same procedure as the procedure shown in the flowchart of FIG.

Next, the AV content management search program 82 is loaded into the RAM 22 of the personal computer 1, and searches for the AV content 101 associated with the two-dimensional bar code when the CPU 21 executes the AV content management search program 82. The processing will be described with reference to the flowchart in FIG. In step S371, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 captures, via the network 6, an image including a two-dimensional barcode supplied from the DVCR 5 with an imaging function. In step S372, the AV content management search program 82 recognizes a two-dimensional barcode image.

[0230] In step S373, the AV content management / retrieval program 82 reads data of a predetermined attribute of the AV content 101 from the content database 92. In step S374, the AV content management / search program 82 determines whether the predetermined AV content 101 is associated with the two-dimensional barcode recognized in step S372 based on the attribute data of the AV content 101 read in step S373. It is determined whether or not the predetermined AV content 101 is associated with the two-dimensional barcode.
Proceeding to 375, the icon corresponding to the predetermined AV content 101 is activated.

If it is determined in step S376 that the predetermined AV content 101 is not associated with the two-dimensional barcode, the flow advances to step S376 to execute A
The V content management search program 82 determines whether or not all the AV contents 101 have been selected.
If it is determined that the content 101 has not been selected,
Proceeding to step S377, the contents database 92
, The data of the attribute of the other AV content 101 is read out, the process returns to step S374, and the process is repeated.

If it is determined in step S376 that all the AV contents 101 have been selected, the process proceeds to step S378, where the AV content management search program 8
2 is a CR indicating that the AV content 101 associated with the two-dimensional barcode is not recorded.
This is displayed at T30, and the process ends.

As described above, the AV content management / search program 82 quickly searches for the AV content 101 corresponding to the captured two-dimensional barcode, so that the user can use the label 302 on which the two-dimensional barcode is printed. Can be quickly known. The process of searching for the AV content 121 associated with the two-dimensional barcode is executed in the same manner.

Next, referring to FIG. 45, a program for executing the above-described series of processing is stored in the personal computer 1.
The following describes a medium used to be installed in the personal computer 1 and made executable by the personal computer 1.

As shown in FIG. 45A, the program is stored in a hard disk 502 (HDD 31-FIG. 2 in FIG. 2) as a recording medium built in the personal computer 1.
1 or 31-2) or installed in the semiconductor memory 503 in advance.

Alternatively, the program is executed as shown in FIG.
As shown in (B), the floppy disk 511 and the CD
-ROM (Compact Disk-Read Only Disk) 512, MO
(Magneto-Optical) Disc 513, DVD (Digital Ve
(rsatile Disk) 514, a magnetic disk 515, a semiconductor memory 516, or other such recording media, which can be temporarily or permanently stored and provided as package software.

Further, as shown in FIG. 45 (C), the program can be wirelessly transferred from download site 521 to personal computer 1 via artificial satellite 522 for digital satellite broadcasting, or can be transferred to a local area network or the Internet. The data can be transferred to the personal computer 1 via a wire via the network 531 and stored in a built-in hard disk or the like in the personal computer 1.

In the present specification, the medium means a broad concept including all these media.

[0239] In this specification, the step of describing a program provided by a medium is not limited to processing performed in chronological order in the order described, but is not necessarily performed in chronological order. It also includes processes that are executed individually or individually.

[0240] In this specification, the system is
It represents the entire device composed of a plurality of devices.

[0241]

According to the information processing apparatus according to the first aspect, the information processing method according to the second aspect, and the medium according to the third aspect, the still image is generated in accordance with the time of the moving image. 1
Since the information is recorded in the recording unit and the information on the moving image is recorded, even if the image is dubbed on a predetermined recording medium, the content of the recorded image can be quickly checked. .

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a diagram showing an embodiment of an image recording / reproducing system according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a personal computer 1.

FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a configuration of an image processing board 34.

FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an application program executed by the personal computer 1.

FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of an application program, middleware, and drivers executed by the personal computer 1.

FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating an example of a configuration of AV content.

FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating an example of a configuration of AV content.

FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating an example of a configuration of AV content.

FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating a screen of a recording / reproducing program 81.

FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a screen of a recording / playback program 81.

FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating a change in recording time caused by clicking a recording time change button 151.

FIG. 12 is a diagram illustrating a recording time setting window.

FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating a recording time setting window.

FIG. 14 is a diagram illustrating a screen of a recording / playback program 81.

FIG. 15 is a diagram illustrating a screen of a recording / playback program 81.

FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating a screen of a recording / playback program 81.

FIG. 17 is a diagram illustrating a screen of the AV content editing program 83.

FIG. 18 is a flowchart illustrating processing for switching a recording / playback screen.

FIG. 19 is a flowchart illustrating a process of determining a recording time.

FIG. 20 is a flowchart illustrating details of a recording process.

FIG. 21 is a flowchart illustrating a reproduction process.

FIG. 22 is a flowchart illustrating a process of displaying a still image.

FIG. 23 is a diagram illustrating a screen of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 24 is a diagram illustrating a screen of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 25 is a diagram illustrating icons.

FIG. 26 is a diagram illustrating icons.

FIG. 27 is a diagram illustrating another screen of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 28 is a diagram for explaining still another screen of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 29 is a flowchart for explaining display switching processing of the AV content management search program 82;

FIG. 30 is a flowchart illustrating an icon display process.

FIG. 31 is a flowchart illustrating a process of deleting AV content with an expiration date.

FIG. 32 is a flowchart illustrating a process of deleting AV content.

FIG. 33 shows a search operation of the video tape cassette 301;
5 is a diagram illustrating an operation of searching for AV contents 101. FIG.

FIG. 34 is a diagram illustrating a two-dimensional barcode.

FIG. 35 is a view for explaining a window of a function of the AV content management / search program 82 for determining whether or not the barcode is a registered two-dimensional barcode.

FIG. 36 is a diagram for explaining a window of a function of the AV content management / search program 82 for determining whether or not the registered barcode is a two-dimensional barcode.

FIG. 37 is a view for explaining a window of a function of the AV content management / search program 82 for determining whether or not it is a registered two-dimensional barcode.

FIG. 38 is a diagram illustrating a window of a function of searching for a registered two-dimensional barcode of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 39 is a view for explaining a window of a function of searching for a registered two-dimensional barcode of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 40 is a diagram illustrating a window of a function of searching for AV content corresponding to a registered two-dimensional barcode of the AV content management search program 82.

FIG. 41 is a flowchart illustrating a process of associating an AV content with a two-dimensional barcode.

FIG. 42 is a flowchart illustrating a process of determining whether or not a two-dimensional barcode is associated with AV content.

FIG. 43 is a flowchart illustrating a process of searching for a two-dimensional barcode associated with AV content.

FIG. 44 is a flowchart illustrating a process of searching for AV content associated with a two-dimensional barcode.

FIG. 45 is a diagram illustrating a medium.

[Explanation of symbols]

1 personal computer, 3 VCR, 4D
VCR, 5 DVCR, 6, 6-1, 6-1 network, 21 CPU, 23 RAM, 34 image processing board, 58 MPEG encoder, 60
MPEG decoder, 81 Recording and playback program, 8
2 AV content management search program, 83 AV
Content editing program, 92 content database, 101 AV content, 102 AV content attribute record, 111 moving image data file, 112 still image data file, 121 A
V content, 131 Edited data file, 13
2 AV content attribute record, 141 recording window, 142 recording button, 143 stop button, 144 playback button, 145 pause button, 151 recording time change button, 161 playback window, 171 still image display window, 1
72 Current position indicating gauge, 183 Edit start image display window, 184 Edit end image display window,
201 AV content information display window, 20
2 Recording time display window, 203 AV content classification display window, 204 AV content icon display window, 251 AV content list display window, 261 AV content calendar display window, 301 Video tape cassette, 30
2 labels, 502 hard disk, 503 semiconductor memory, 511 floppy disk, 512 C
D-ROM, 513 MO disk, 514 DV
D, 515 magnetic disk, 516 semiconductor memory, 521 download site, 522 satellite,
531 Network

 ──────────────────────────────────────────────────続 き Continued on the front page (72) Inventor Yasuo Nomura 6-7-35 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Inside Sony Corporation (72) Inventor Yasushi Miyajima 6-35, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Inside Sony Corporation (72) Inventor Eiichi Watanabe 6-7-35 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Sony Corporation Inside (72) Inventor Nobuaki Yamaguchi 6-35, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Soni -Inside the Corporation (72) Kumiko Sasaki, Inventor 6-7-35 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Sony Corporation (72) Inventor Makoto Niijima 6-35, 7-35 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Sony Corporation In-house (72) Inventor Ai Suzuki 6-35, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo F-term in Sony Corporation (reference) 5C018 AA05 AB09 AC10 MA01 MA02 MA03 5C052 AA01 AB03 AC08 CC20 DD10 5C053 F A14 FA15 FA21 FA23 GB05 GB06 GB37 HA21 HA29 HA30 JA24 KA24 LA06 LA11

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1. An information processing apparatus which records a still image corresponding to a moving image recorded on a predetermined recording medium, stores the still image in one time in accordance with the time of the moving image.
An information processing apparatus comprising: a first recording unit that records in the above recording unit; and a second recording unit that records information on the moving image.
2. An information processing method of an information processing apparatus for recording a still image corresponding to a moving image recorded on a predetermined recording medium, the method comprising: An information processing method comprising: a first recording step of recording in the above recording unit; and a second recording step of recording information on the moving image.
3. A program for information processing of an information processing apparatus which records a still image corresponding to a moving image recorded on a predetermined recording medium, wherein the program corresponds to a time of the moving image. A medium for causing a computer to execute a program, comprising: a first recording step of recording a still image in one or more recording units; and a second recording step of recording information on the moving image.
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