Patent number 8542265 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "With the popularity and abundance of mobile computing devices with camera functionality ever increasing, video conferencing and video chat are becoming important services to be provided by the mobile computing platform. However with this abundance of different mobile computing devices with varied processor, camera, and display capabilities, conventional video conferencing and video chat applications are not easily customizable to improve the user experience. For example, one type of device may be able to display a higher quality or resolution video, while another may not. A higher quality or resolution video encoded and transmitted to a device that is not capable of supporting that quality or resolution can present a number of disadvantages to either the device itself and/or to the network that is supporting the devices. What is needed is an improved mechanism for encoding video for video chat or video conferencing."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "In implementations, a system is disclosed that can comprise a memory operable to store computer-executable components; and a processor operable to execute the computer-executable components stored within the memory, the computer-executable instructions comprising: an image resolution conversion component operable to convert a resolution of a source image frame from a first resolution to a second resolution to produce a first intermediate image frame at the second resolution; an image conversion component operable to receive the first intermediate image frame and convert a vertical or a horizontal image size of the first intermediate image frame to another vertical or another horizontal image frame size to produce a first viewable image frame; an image viewer component operable to receive and display the first viewable image frame from the image conversion component on a first display; a color space conversion component comprising a luminance conversion component and a chrominance operable to receive the first viewable image frame and convert a first set of luminance values and a first set of chrominance values of the first viewable image frame to a second intermediate image frame having a second set of luminance values and a second set of chrominance values; an encoder component operable to encode the second intermediate image frame to be displayed on a second display.
"In implementations the set of chrominance values and the set of luminance values can be represented as a 2-dimensional plane of values.
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