U.S. Patent No. 8,591,332: Video game video editor
Issued Nov. 26, 2013, to Activision Publishing, Inc.
The ‘332 patent describes a video editor that displays game play clips created while the player is in game. The editor compiles game play video, records information about the clips, and can create compilations based on this information. The editor can also associate particular audio with different video clips, creating an audiovisual presentation. It’s also capable of video overlay editing and music editing. The editing software is used used on the game system, rather than on a separate computer or device.
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; and
adding 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.