U.S. Patent No. 8,591,332: Video game video editor
Issued Nov. 26, 2013, to Activision Publishing, Inc.
The ‘332 patent describes a method of recording in game footage and including information such as score. The recordings happen continuously, allowing a player to select ideal footage. The method allows the player to edit footage using the game controller and add sound effects. Several videos can be combined into a compilation. Videos are intended to showcase gameplay.
A video editor for a video game is discussed. The video editor manipulates information of video game play to provide videos of game play and in some embodiments scoring of videos.
1. A method of providing audiovisual presentations for a video game, comprising:
during game play, saving game state information representative of a set of video clips, each video clip corresponding to a series of images generated during game play;
generating a video compilation using selected video clips from the set of video clips;
modifying the video compilation based on inputs from a video game controller; andadding at least some audio with the video compilation to thereby form an audiovisual presentation, the at least some audio being associated with events included in the video compilation.