Huge Patent Day for Apple's iMovie and Final Cut Pro Apps

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On August 16, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of video related patent applications from Apple mainly covering iMovie and Final Cut Pro. If you're a video buff, then today is going to be a feast for you. The patent applications cover topics such as live dragging and editing, new novel editing and masking tools and so much more. There's far too much information for us to properly cover in this report and so we've provided you with Apple's patent abstract for each application along with a direct link to each of them so that you could explore them at will. One thing is for sure, Apple's Randy Ubillos and his engineer teams have definitely been burning the midnight oil so as to keep Apple's video applications on the cutting edge.

Ten Original iMovie and/or Final Cut Pro Related Patent Applications Published Today

Apple has filed ten video related patents today that relate to either iMovie and/or Final Cut Pro. All of the patent applications were filed under the names of the inventors who are Apple employees. Apple's name doesn't have to appear on the patent until it's been granted. Apple often does this in the hopes that IP new sites like ours don't find them. Today we were lucky to notice a few of the inventor's names like Randy Ubillos who is Apple's Chief Architect of Video Applications who has made many presentations during a Keynote Event covering iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Another is Giovanni Agnoli who's an engineering manager at Apple, and so forth.

One: Media-Editing Application with Novel Editing Tools

Apple's Patent Abstract: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application with novel editing tools. The media editing application provides an in-line precision editor that can be opened in the composite display area. In some embodiments, a selection of an edge between two clips expands a composite lane into two lanes, a first lane and a second lane. The first lane is then used to perform edits to the left side of the selected edge, while the second lane is used to perform edits to the right side of the selected edge. In some embodiments, the first lane shows the additional media content available for the clip on the left side of the edge to include. The second lane shows the additional media content available for the clip on the right side of the edge to include. The additional media content is in the source media file, of which a clip represents a portion. read more...

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