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Two frequent distractions from TV programmes, films,
DVDs and so forth are naggingly half-recognised actors and
coming in mid-series and not following, due to both one's
own head contents and others communicating their own
confusion or familiarity. This is an attempt at addressing
each figure in a video with a description of their
appearances and location on screen throughout the clip,
presumably with some kind of vector way of describing
them rather than a humungous stream of coordinates.
Associate this tag with an IMDB search term and a
database of plot points. Put two buttons on the remote or
user interface, one of which gives the actor's name and an
optional biography and appearances overlaid on the actor,
the other of which, dependent on season, episode and
point in the episode, gives the character's name and
optional in-universe history up to that point in the
episode. With each, one press gives the name, two more
information and three switches the text off. The longer
text scrolls up within the visible portion of the
character/actor or can be shifted to side bars.
[marked-for-deletion] redundant [hippo, Oct 24 2011]
[marked-for-deletion] Doubly redundant! [DrBob, Oct 25 2011]
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Going for the Triple! [zen_tom, Oct 25 2011]
||This smacks of augmented reality and media integration.
a huge SF fanboy, naturally I like it.
||thanks 19 - you just reminded me that I wanted to google an actress.
||As long as the feature could be disengaged it gets my (+).
Otherwise it sounds a bit like Mtv's pop-up videos and ot being able to turn just the pop-ups off used to get on my nerves.
||Oh yes, it's definitely extremely optionable. The
is, you think "didn't I see her in something else?",
press the button and the actor's name appears in
their vicinity, probably with their most prominent
appearance, and if your curiosity is still piqued,
press it again and it scrolls a list of other
past, then a third time dismisses it. The other
button's the same, but harder to implement.
||Mhm! What i have in mind is a temporary
letterbox format or academy aspect ratio shift
which shows the text away from the screen which
prevents clutter. It's an option, and again
||I disagree that this is redundant because i've
included a separate in-world feature and gone into
||OK, that makes it triply half-redundant.
||There is very evidently a need for this - there
ought to be some aphorism that links the
frequency of repeated ideas and their impending
facility for success. I predict the iPhone7 will have
this exact thing. Hold it up, let the camera scope
the subject, and bof! there's the summarised
material scraped from a series of publicly curated
open-source databases. The same system could be
worked for schools, sports-stadia, travel, and
television - perhaps history lessons. On which
tangent, this question - In the future, will
children learn all their history by watching "as-it-
happened" news footage?