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Single camera from multiple positions

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348042000 - STEREOSCOPIC

348046000 - Picture signal generator

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348050000 Single camera from multiple positions 87
20130044190THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL ACQUISITION USING PLANAR MIRRORS - -D model acquisition of an object is performed using two planar mirrors and a camera. According to some embodiments, 02-21-2013
20130044191DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - A rotation angle obtaining unit obtains an angle by which a stereoscopic image of a subject is to be rotated around a line-of-sight direction. A multi-viewpoint image accumulation unit accumulates a plurality of images of the subject obtained in one direction by changing capturing positions, as multi-viewpoint images. A selection unit selects base images for the stereoscopic image from the multi-viewpoint images accumulated in the multi-viewpoint image accumulation unit, based on the rotation angle. A rotation unit rotates the selected base images based on the rotation angle to generate images which are to form the stereoscopic image of the subject.02-21-2013
20130076871HIGH SPEED PHOTOMETRIC STEREO PAVEMENT SCANNER - The invention relates to a pavement scanning system having a movable platform, multiple light sources mounted on the platform for illuminating a pavement surface from multiple different angles, at least one image capture device mounted on the platform that captures sequential images of the illuminated pavement surface and a movement sensor that encodes movement of the platform and provides a synchronization signal for synchronizing the multiple light sources and the at least one image capture device for multiple image capture. The pavement scanning system also includes at least one processor that resamples the multiple captured sequential images to compensate for difference in collection time and calculates surface gradient and albedo for each point on the pavement surface or directly uses the multiple images to detect surface features.03-28-2013
20100026789Moveable console for holding an image acquisition or medical device, in particular for the purpose of brain surgical interventions, a method for 3d scanning, in particular, of parts of the human body, and for the electronic recording and reconstruction of information regarding the scanned object surface - A moveable console for holding an image acquisition or medical device, in particular for the purpose of brain surgical interventions. A method for the 3D scanning of, in particular, approached parts of the human body, and the electronic recording and reconstruction of information regarding the scanned object surface.02-04-2010
20120182400IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to an image processing apparatus and method, and a program capable of displaying a stereoscopic image having a more appropriate parallax.07-19-2012
20130070062PARTICAL IMAGE VELOCIMETRY SUITABLE FOR X-RAY PROJECTION IMAGING - A 2D or 3D velocity field is reconstructed from a cross-correlation analysis of image pairs of a sample, without first reconstructing images of the sample spatial structure. The method can be implemented via computer tomographic x-ray particle image velocimetry, using multiple projection angles, with phase contrast images forming dynamic speckle patterns. Estimated cross-correlations may be generated via convolution of a measured autocorrelation function with a velocity probability density function, and the velocity coefficients iteratively optimised to minimise the error between the estimated cross-correlations and the measured cross-correlations. The method may be applied to measure blood flow, and the motion of tissue and organs such as heart and lungs.03-21-2013
20130050439STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THEREOF - Feature points are extracted from left and right viewpoint images (Step S02-28-2013
20110007138GLOBAL CAMERA PATH OPTIMIZATION - Disclosed herein are various techniques for improving global path optimization in a system that uses camera path for three-dimensional reconstruction. A subset of frames of data for the global path, the key frames, may be used to reduce the computational complexity of the optimization, while preserving full three-dimensional detail in the optimized model by relating other measurements to the optimized key frame path.01-13-2011
20110012999METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR OBTAINING AN IMAGE OF A SAMPLE EMITTING A LIGHT SIGNAL FROM WITHIN ITS INSIDE - A method for obtaining an image of a sample having an external surface enclosing an inside, a light signal being emitted from within the inside, the method comprising: (a) providing two positioning images each comprising the external surface of the sample, (b) providing a light-emission image comprising data related to the light signal emitted from within the inside of the sample, (c) detecting a landmark pattern integral with the sample, (d) defining a transformation from the detected landmark position, (e) obtaining a referenced light-emission image by applying the transformation onto the light-emission image.01-20-2011
20120194651Shape measuring apparatus - [PROBLEMS] To provide a shape measuring apparatus having a configuration which enables the operation for aligning a measuring probe and a candidate object to be simplified when the shape of the candidate object is measured.08-02-2012
20120236129IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING METHOD AND IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging apparatus is adapted to shoot a subject at two or more different viewpoints to obtain a right viewpoint image and a left viewpoint image, or multi-viewpoint images, with parallax that are to be merged together into a 3D image. The apparatus includes a monitor for displaying the image to be taken upon shooting; an input device for inputting an indispensable output area which an user wants to be included in the 3D image outputted; and a control unit for causing the indispensable output area and an area out of mergence, which is unable to be included in the 3D image in accordance with the amount of parallax between the right viewpoint image and the left viewpoint image, or between the multi-viewpoint images, to be merged together into the 3D image, to be indicated in the image to be taken.09-20-2012
20130162785METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FUSING DATA ARISING FROM IMAGE SENSORS AND FROM MOTION OR POSITION SENSORS - A method and a system are provided integrating inter-pose constraints, which are weighted in a step of “bundle adjustment” in a localization application (SLAM). The inertial data associated with a motion model serve to predict the pose of the system at the instant of a new image. This prediction is then used to construct an inter-pose constraint. A technique arising from learning theory selects the weighting coefficient (ratio of the noise of the covariance signals) in an efficient manner. The inter-pose constraint thus weighted is then integrated within the cost function of the bundle adjustment.06-27-2013
20130162786IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus and method that generate left-eye and right-eye composition images to display a three-dimensional image maintaining base line length to be substantially constant by connecting stripped areas cut out from plural images. An image composing unit is configured to generate a respective left-eye composition image and right-eye composition image to display respective three-dimensional images by connecting and composing left-eye image strips and right-eye image strips set in each of captured images. The image composing unit performs a setting process of the left-eye and right-eye image strips by changing an amount of offset, which is an inter-strip distance between the left-eye and right-eye image strips, in accordance with image capturing conditions to maintain a base line length corresponding to a distance between capturing positions of the left-eye and right-eye composition images to be substantially constant.06-27-2013
20110043613THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL REFINEMENT - A three-dimensional measurement is refined by warping two-dimensional images of an object from offset camera positions according to a three-dimensional model of the object, and applying any resulting discrepancies to refine the three-dimensional model, or to refine one of a number of three-dimensional measurements used to create the three-dimensional model.02-24-2011
20110128355IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes: a coding means for encoding image data of multi-view images forming a stereoscopic image to generate a coded stream; and a transmission means for connecting output time information indicating output time of a decoded result of an image only to coded data of any one of the multi-view images in the coded stream.06-02-2011
201100258313D Biplane Microscopy - A microscopy system is configured for creating 3D images from individually localized probe molecules. The microscopy system includes a sample stage, an activation light source, a readout light source, a beam splitting device, at least one camera, and a controller. The activation light source activates probes of at least one probe subset of photo-sensitive luminescent probes, and the readout light source causes luminescence light from the activated probes. The beam splitting device splits the luminescence light into at least two paths to create at least two detection planes that correspond to the same or different number of object planes of the sample. The camera detects simultaneously the at least two detection planes, the number of object planes being represented in the camera by the same number of recorded regions of interest. The controller is programmable to combine a signal from the regions of interest into a 3D data.02-03-2011
20110279656Surface Scanning System - The present invention relates to a surface scanning system, which enables obtaining three dimensional models of the geometries of the objects particularly having shiny or specular surfaces, and which comprises at least one light source, a moving mechanism that enables the light source to move relative to the object to be scanned, at least one camera, a moving mechanism that enables the camera to move relative to the object to be scanned, a moving mechanism that enables the object to be scanned to move in order for it to be viewed from different angles, at least one controller that controls the light source, camera and the moving mechanisms.11-17-2011
20120188347METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE INFORMATION USING A SINGLE IMAGING PATH - A method and apparatus for generating three dimensional image information using a single imaging path having an associated field of view is disclosed. The method involves selectively receiving first and second images through respective first and second portions of the single imaging path, the first portion having a first perspective viewpoint within the field of view and the second portion having a second perspective viewpoint within the field of view. The first and second images together are operable to represent three dimensional spatial attributes of objects within the field of view. The method also involves varying an extent of the first and second portions of the imaging path to cause the first and second perspective viewpoints to change location while receiving the first and second images, the change in perspective viewpoint location providing a corresponding change in the representation of the three dimensional spatial attributes. The method further involves compensating for changes in transmission through the first and second portions of the imaging path such that while varying the extent of the first and second portions, an image intensity associated with each of the first and second images is maintained at a generally uniform image intensity level.07-26-2012
20110102553ENHANCED REAL-TIME FACE MODELS FROM STEREO IMAGING - A stereoscopic image of a face is generated. A depth map is created based on the stereoscopic image. A 3D face model of the face region is generated from the stereoscopic image and the depth map. The 3D face model is applied to process an image.05-05-2011
20120105602METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CREATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO SEQUENCES - Methods and systems for creating three-dimensional video sequences of a scene are disclosed. An example method can include receiving multiple frames of a scene. The method may include selecting a target frame from among the multiple frames; selecting a first subset of frames, N, from among the multiple frames that are associated with the target frame that is representative of a large stereo baseline; and analyzing the first frame subset to identify two images for forming a stereoscopic pair of frames. Further, the method includes extracting depth data of static objects in the stereoscopic pair. The method includes selecting a second subset of frames that are associated with the target frame that is representative of a smaller stereo baseline than that represented by N; and utilizing the second frame subset to calculate depth of moving objects. The method includes generating a three-dimensional video frame based on the depth data.05-03-2012
20110292183IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY TANGIBLE MEDIUM HAVING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE-PICKUP DEVICE - An image processing device includes: a parallax control processing section performing an image processing for modifying a parallax magnitude, on each of a plurality of parallax images obtained through shooting from a plurality of respective view point directions different from one another, with use of shooting information related to a shooting condition for each of the parallax images.12-01-2011
201302152393D SCENE MODEL FROM VIDEO - A method for determining a three-dimensional model of a scene from a digital video captured using a digital video camera, the digital video including a temporal sequence of video frames. The method includes determining a camera position of the digital video camera for each video frame, and fitting a smoothed camera path to the camera positions. A sequence of target camera positions spaced out along the smoothed camera path is determined such that a corresponding set of target video frames has at least a target level of overlapping scene content. The target video frames are analyzed using a three-dimensional reconstruction process to determine a three-dimensional model of the scene.08-22-2013
20100091094Mechanism for Directing a Three-Dimensional Camera System - A mechanism for directing a three dimensional (3-D) camera is provided. The mechanism has a base that connects to a directable structure, to which the 3-D camera is attached. A control system accurately and precisely moves and positions the directable structure. The directable structure may be positioned in coarse movements to enable the 3-D camera to have an expanded field of view. More particularly, the desired field of view is divided into portions, and the directable structure moves the 3-D camera to be directed at each portion sequentially. Also, for each field of view portion, the directable structure positions the 3-D camera for acquiring a set of images, with each image being only slightly offset for the others. Using a dithering process, an enhanced effective resolution is obtained that exceeds the native resolution of the 3-D camera.04-15-2010
20120293635HEAD POSE ESTIMATION USING RGBD CAMERA - A three-dimensional pose of the head of a subject is determined based on depth data captured in multiple images. The multiple images of the head are captured, e.g., by an RGBD camera. A rotation matrix and translation vector of the pose of the head relative to a reference pose is determined using the depth data. For example, arbitrary feature points on the head may be extracted in each of the multiple images and provided along with corresponding depth data to an Extended Kalman filter with states including a rotation matrix and a translation vector associated with the reference pose for the head and a current orientation and a current position. The three-dimensional pose of the head with respect to the reference pose is then determined based on the rotation matrix and the translation vector.11-22-2012
20100220176VISUAL AID WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE ACQUISITION - The task of providing a device which makes it possible for the natural visual faculty of a partially vision-impaired person to be restored or supported as realistically as possible by means of a visual aid or visual prosthesis is achieved with the visual aid according to the invention in that, beyond the pure acquisition of a two-dimensional image, additional information is included in the image processing. For this purpose, a visual aid system is proposed which, during the reproduction of the processed image, visualizes additional information regarding the spatial position and/or specific attributes of objects in the acquired image which is associated with objects in the acquired image. The present invention thus affords the advantage that a three-dimensional image of the current environment of the user can be acquired owing to the fact that the image visualized to the user by the visual aid system according to the invention comprises additional information, for example, about the relative distance of the objects contained in the image and a depth-selective representation of the acquired image can thus be achieved.09-02-2010
20100128111NON-DESTRUCTIVE ROTARY IMAGING - Non-destructive imaging of an object. An imaging head supported on a rotatable arm samples an electric field scattered by the object at a plurality of locations as the arm rotates about a central axis, with the locations corresponding to a defined spatial domain located remotely from the object. One or more processors execute computer-readable instructions for controlling rotation of the arm and generating a multi-dimensional profile representative of the object in the defined spatial domain based on the sampling.05-27-2010
20110007137HIERACHICAL PROCESSING USING IMAGE DEFORMATION - A hierarchical pattern matching process is improved for use in three-dimensional reconstruction by calculating a disparity field for low-resolution data, and using this low-resolution disparity field to estimate the disparity field for higher-resolution images. By pre-warping a template according to the estimated disparity field, improved correlation results can be obtained.01-13-2011
20120127279IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT - An image photographing device for three-dimensional measurement is provided that enables efficient photographing with just sufficient images in a case that a photographer uses a single camera to photograph while moving. An image photographing device 05-24-2012
20120105601Apparatus and method for creating three-dimensional panoramic image by using single camera - An apparatus and method for creating a three-dimensional (3D) panoramic image using a single camera are provided. The method includes capturing an object from a plurality of viewpoints, determining at least one capture viewpoint from which an image is obtained by capturing the object, among the plurality of viewpoints, collecting at least one image of the captured object from the at least one capture viewpoint, and creating a 3D image from the collected at least one image.05-03-2012
20120105600FUNCTIONAL IMAGING OF CELLS WITH OPTICAL PROJECTION TOMOGRAPHY - A method for 3D imaging of a biologic object (05-03-2012
20100013909DETERMINING CAMERA MOTION - Camera motion is determined in a three-dimensional image capture system using a combination of two-dimensional image data and three-dimensional point cloud data available from a stereoscopic, multi-aperture, or similar camera system. More specifically, a rigid transformation of point cloud data between two three-dimensional point clouds may be more efficiently parameterized using point correspondence established between two-dimensional pixels in source images for the three-dimensional point clouds.01-21-2010
20120194653STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES GENERATED BY ADDING CONTENT TO ALTERNATE EYE IMAGES FOR RETINAL RIVALRY - A method for generating stereoscopic images with retinal rivalry effects. The method includes retrieving primary eye images and alternate eye images from memory. These images are filmed from horizontally offset cameras but include the same content. The method continues with processing the alternate eye images to introduce retinal rivalry such as by including a set of frames that have differing content from a corresponding set of frames from the primary eye images. The differing content, for example, may include an object rendered for the alternate eye that was not rendered in the primary eye images. The method may further include editing the primary eye images by inserting a transition and then editing the alternate eye images to perform the transition (e.g., a dissolve or cut) at a temporally offset transition point such as several frames later to introduce frames that differ in content from one eye stream to the other.08-02-2012
20120194652IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of images, which are images of the same subject captured from different viewpoints; an image offset correction unit configured to modify the plurality of images obtained by the image obtaining unit on the basis of parameters for correcting image offset and generate a correction image for each of the obtained images; an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate, as an evaluation value, an integration value, for an entire screen, of an error amount indicating a degree at which association in a parallax direction among the plurality of correction images generated by the image offset correction unit is not possible; and an update unit configured to change a parameter that is necessary for association in the parallax direction among the parameters so as to update the parameter so that the evaluation value becomes a minimum.08-02-2012
20100295927SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING - A method is disclosed for performing stereoscopic imaging. The method may involve obtaining a first image of a scene, at a first time, using a camera disposed on a platform, where the distance between the camera and the scene is changing. The camera may be used to obtain a second image of the scene, at a second time, with one of the first and second images being larger than the other. One of the images that is larger than the other may be resized so that the sizes of the two images are substantially similar. Both of the images may be rotated a predetermined degree so that the images form a stereo pair that may be viewed with a stereoscope viewing component or made into an anaglyph for viewing with an anaglyph viewing component.11-25-2010
20110025830METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC CONTENT VIA DEPTH MAP CREATION - Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating stereoscopic content via depth map creation are disclosed herein. According to one aspect, a method includes receiving a plurality of images of a scene captured at different focal planes. The method can also include identifying a plurality of portions of the scene in each captured image. Further, the method can include determining an in-focus depth of each portion based on the captured images for generating a depth map for the scene. Further, the method can include generating the other image of the stereoscopic image pair based on the captured image where the intended subject is found to be in focus and the depth map.02-03-2011
20110128354SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING CAMERA PARAMETERS FROM MULTIPLE IMAGES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS THEREOF - Systems and methods for obtaining camera parameters from images are provided. First, a sequence of original images associated with a target object under circular motion is obtained. Then, a background image and a foreground image corresponding to the target object within each original image are segmented. Next, shadow detection is performed for the target object within each original image. A first threshold and a second threshold are respectively determined according to the corresponding background and foreground images. Each original image, the corresponding background image, the first and second threshold are used for obtaining silhouette data and feature information associated with the target object within each original image. At least one camera parameter is obtained based on the entire feature information and the geometry of circular motion.06-02-2011
20110018975STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE GENERATING METHOD AND SYSTEM - The invention discloses a stereoscopic image generating method including the steps of capturing a first image and a second image from two different view angles, wherein the two images have a common primary target and a common secondary target; recognizing the common secondary target; analyzing respective capture information of the secondary target in the first image and the second image; according to the respective capture information in the first image and the second image, generating an image object placed in the first image and the image object placed in the second image; and according to an arrangement criterion, arranging the pixels of the first image, the pixels of the second image, the pixels of the image object placed in the first image and the pixels of the image object placed in the second image to generate a single mixed image.01-27-2011
20090244265METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR GENERATING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - A stereoscopic image generating apparatus is constituted by: an image obtaining section, for obtaining a plurality of image groups, each constituted by a plurality of images for generating stereoscopic images and obtained by photography of subjects from different viewpoints; and an image layout section, for generating a stereoscopic layout image, in which a single image group selected from among the plurality of image groups as an image of interest is arranged at a predetermined position on a display screen in a stereoscopically viewable manner, and selected images from among the image groups other than the single image group are arranged such that they appear to be inclined and facing toward the predetermined position on the display screen at at least one of the right and left sides of the predetermined position.10-01-2009
20110074932Accurate 3D Object Reconstruction Using a Handheld Device with a Projected Light Pattern - A lens and aperture device for determining 3D information. A projector projects an optical pattern toward a surface. The camera has at least two off-axis apertures thereon, arranged to obtain an image of the projected pattern including defocused information. The camera is movable between different positions to image the surface from said different positions, and the projector is at a specified angle of at least 5° relative to said camera. A processor carries out a first operation using information received through the apertures to determine a pose of said camera, and to determine three dimensional information about the object based on a degree of deformation of said optical pattern on said surface indicative of a three dimensional surface. An embodiment projects a grid of laser dots and uses laser-dot defocusing for approximate Z and thus grid correspondence, which can greatly increase the working depth of the system.03-31-2011
20100277572INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A technique for reducing the time required before a tracking process is performed again in calculating the position and orientation of an image capturing apparatus or an object. Images captured by the apparatus are acquired, the acquired images are stored in order per frame, straight lines detected in the captured images and straight lines in a three-dimensional space model are matched, the position and orientation of the apparatus are initialized by obtaining correspondences having the highest consistency, a captured image to be processed is selected from the captured images, the change in position and orientation of the apparatus is measured using the change in position and orientation of a target object in the selected image based on the initialized position and orientation of the apparatus, and if the measured change in position and orientation is not within a predetermined threshold, initialization is performed using the selected image.11-04-2010
20110025829METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR SELECTING IMAGE CAPTURE POSITIONS TO GENERATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGES - Methods, systems, and computer program products for selecting image capture positions to generate three-dimensional images are disclosed herein. According to one aspect, a method includes determining a plurality of first guides associated with a first still image of a scene. The method can also include displaying a real-time image of the scene on a display. Further, the method can include determining a plurality of second guides associated with the real-time image. The method can also include displaying the first and second guides on the display for guiding selection of a position of an image capture device to capture a second still image of the scene for pairing the first and second still images as a stereoscopic pair of a three-dimensional image.02-03-2011
20120147149SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAINING A MODEL IN A PLURALITY OF NON-PERSPECTIVE CAMERAS AND DETERMINING 3D POSE OF AN OBJECT AT RUNTIME WITH THE SAME - This invention provides a system and method for training and performing runtime 3D pose determination of an object using a plurality of camera assemblies in a 3D vision system. The cameras are arranged at different orientations with respect to a scene, so as to acquire contemporaneous images of an object, both at training and runtime. Each of the camera assemblies includes a non-perspective lens that acquires a respective non-perspective image for use in the process. The searched object features in one of the acquired non-perspective image can be used to define the expected location of object features in the second (or subsequent) non-perspective images based upon an affine transform, which is computed based upon at least a subset of the intrinsics and extrinsics of each camera. The locations of features in the second, and subsequent, non-perspective images can be refined by searching within the expected location of those images. This approach can be used in training, to generate the training model, and in runtime operating on acquired images of runtime objects. The non-perspective cameras can employ telecentric lenses.06-14-2012
20100110165DIVERGENCE RATIO DISTANCE MAPPING CAMERA - The present invention relates to a method and system for detecting and mapping three-dimensional information pertaining to one or more target objects. More particularly, the invention consists of selecting one or more target objects, illuminating the one or more target objects using a first light source and capturing an image of the one or more target objects, then, illuminating the same one or more target objects using a second light source and capturing an image of the one or more target objects and lastly calculating the distance at the midpoint between the two light sources and the one or more target objects based on the decay of intensities of light over distance by analyzing the ratio of the image intensities on a pixel by pixel basis.05-06-2010
20100066815Stereo pair and method of making stereo pairs - An improved method of making stereoscopic pictures comprising photographing a scene with a camera spaced from the scene, moving the camera generally parallel to the scene while producing a plurality of pictures of the scene each taken at a different position relative to the scene, and separating the pictures into stereo pairs for viewing. Photographing and moving steps can be performed and the separating step can be done as soon as the pictures are available for viewing to produce the stereo pairs. Alternatively, the photographing and moving steps can be done at one time and the separating step can be done at subsequent times to produce the stereo pairs of the invention thereby allowing stereo pairs to be produced from existing motion pictures, computer generated images, videotapes and still photographs. The method can be used utilizing drones, satellites, rockets, slings and other vehicles to move the camera(s).03-18-2010
20110149046MEANS AND FACILITY FOR 3D IMAGING - A means for 3D imaging takes two plane pictures of an object in different angles and respectively projects the correspondent images of the object toward users' eyes. Accordingly, the visual data would be transmitted to user's brain and integrated to construct a solid vision. A facility for 3D imaging comprises a multiple image projector consisting of a displaying unit installed on a refracting unit. Wherein, the displaying unit performs a plurality of images, and the refracting unit adopts an optical unit. Thereby, image beams generated by the displaying unit would travel through the refracting unit and deflect by a certain angle. Accordingly, the images shot from two different angles would be respectively projected into user's eyes, and a solid vision could be constructed.06-23-2011
201201471523D IMAGE GENERATION - A system generating a 3D depth profile of an object, including: a moveable video camera to continually capture 2D image data of the object as the camera moves, to capture plural 2D image frames each including plural pixels; a processor configured to: receive the 2D image data; determine position of the camera when each frame is captured; calculate depth of part of an object shown in a pixel in a first frame with respect to a reference, by identifying the part in at least one further frame and calculating the depth using camera positions of the first image and at least one further image; and determine depth profile of the object, for plural parts of the object shown in the pixels. A display displays the depth profile and indicates in real time, as data is gathered, the parts of the object for which the depth profile has been calculated.06-14-2012
20120147150ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - Electronic equipment is equipped with a distance information generating portion that generates distance information of a subject group. The distance information generating portion includes a first distance detecting portion that detects a distance of the subject group based on a plurality of input images obtained by simultaneously photographing the subject group from different visual points, a second distance detecting portion that detects a distance of the subject group by a detection method different from the detection method of the first distance detecting portion, and a combining portion that generates the distance information based on a detection result of the first distance detecting portion and a detection-result of the second distance detecting portion.06-14-2012
20120307021DUAL-MODE OPTICAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A dual-mode 3D optical measurement apparatus is applied to scan at least one object or capture the motion of at least one object. The optical measurement apparatus includes a light-projection unit, a plurality of marker units, and an image-capturing unit. The light-projection unit projects light on the object. The marker units are disposed at the object. When the dual-mode 3D optical measurement apparatus executes a static scan mode, the light-projection unit projects light on the surface of the static object, and then the image-capturing unit captures a plurality of static images of the object. When the dual-mode 3D optical measurement apparatus executes a motion capture mode, the image-capturing unit captures a plurality of motion images of the marker units. In addition, a dual-mode 3D optical measurement system is also disclosed.12-06-2012
20110304706VIDEO CAMERA PROVIDING VIDEOS WITH PERCEIVED DEPTH - A video image capture device for providing a video with perceived depth comprising: an image sensor for capturing video frames; an optical system for imaging a scene onto the image sensor from a single perspective; a data storage system for storing a sequence of video images captured by the image sensor; a position sensing device for sensing a relative position of the image capture device; a means for storing the sensed relative position of the image capture device in association with stored sequences of video images; a data processor; a memory system storing instructions configured to cause the data processor to provide a video with perceived depth. The video with perceived depth is provided by: selecting stereo pairs of video images responsive to the stored relative position of the image capture device.12-15-2011
20110050859DEVICES AND METHODS OF GENERATING THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) COLORED MODELS - A method of forming at least one three dimensional (3D) color image of at least one object in a target space. The method comprises projecting, each of a plurality of projection cycles, a sequence comprising a plurality of gray coded light patterns, each colored in one of red green or blue, on a target space, capturing a plurality of two dimensional (2D) images of the target space during a plurality of acquisition cycles, each the acquisition cycle being timed to correspond with the projection of at least a sub sequence of the sequence, the sub sequence comprising red, green, and blue gray coded light patterns of the plurality of gray coded light patterns, extracting range data and color texture information of at least one object in the target space from the plurality of 2D images, and forming a 3D color image of the range data and color texture information.03-03-2011
20100225746REFERENCE IMAGE TECHNIQUES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL SENSING - A method including providing a device that projects a pattern of coherent radiation. The method further includes capturing a reference image of the pattern using an image sensor by projecting the pattern of the coherent radiation onto a reference surface and engendering a relative motion between the reference surface and the image sensor while capturing the reference image. The method also includes storing the reference image in a memory associated with the device.09-09-2010
20120147151IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An apparatus has a synchronizing signal generator to which a trigger signal is input and that outputs a first synchronizing signal and a second synchronizing signal based on the trigger signal, an image pickup unit that has an image pickup surface, performs a first image picking-up based on the first synchronizing signal, and performs a second image picking-up based on the second synchronizing signal, and an image pickup element tilting unit that changes the angle of the image pickup surface relative to the optical axis during a period after the first image picking-up and before the second image picking-up.06-14-2012
20110063420IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition device configured to acquire a first image and a second image for generating a stereo image; a parallax calculation device configured to calculate a parallax indicating a shift amount and a shift direction of a corresponding pixel of the second image with respect to each pixel of the first image; a parallax outline extraction device configured to extract a parallax outline, from a parallax map; a window setting device configured to set and sequentially move a pair of search windows along the parallax outline; a window determination device configured to determine a search window including an occlusion region on the basis of the first image within the pair of search windows; and a parallax correction device configured to correct a parallax of the occlusion region within the determined search window, on the basis of a parallax of another (not determined) search window.03-17-2011
20110157321IMAGING DEVICE, 3D MODELING DATA CREATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAMS - A control part 06-30-2011
20120002019MULTIPLE VIEWPOINT IMAGING CONTROL DEVICE, MULTIPLE VIEWPOINT IMAGING CONTROL METHOD AND CONPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - When images from multiple viewpoints are required, respective imaging locations of the multiple viewpoints are specified and imaging operations themselves may be executed simply. When image data is to be imaged from plural viewpoints that are elements for generating a three-dimensional form of a specific subject, a user is appropriately guided. Messages prompting ranging directly in front of the specific subject, movement from the ranging position to an imaging start point, and movement from the imaging start point to an imaging end point are displayed in a message display region of an LCD monitor or the like. In addition, from analysis of a through-image, positions of a digital camera are automatically identified and automatic imaging is carried out on the basis of movements of feature points.01-05-2012
20120044329METHODS, APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING - High dynamic range imaging includes creating a high dynamic range image file for a subject image captured from a first angle. The high dynamic range image file is created by an image capturing device and is stored on the image capturing device. High dynamic range imaging also includes receiving, at the image capturing device over a communications network, a second high dynamic range image file for the subject image captured from a second angle. The second high dynamic range image file is subject to an authorization requirement. High dynamic range imaging further includes creating, by the image capturing device, a composite high dynamic range image file by combining elements of both of the high dynamic range image files, and generating, by the first image capturing device, a three-dimensional high dynamic range image from the composite high dynamic range image file.02-23-2012
20120057001Image Processing Apparatus and Method, and Program - The present invention relates to image processing apparatus and method, and a program which can display a stereoscopic image that provides more natural depth perception.03-08-2012
20100194863SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIMULATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL INTERACTIONS FROM TWO-DIMENSIONAL CAMERA IMAGES - A computer implemented method for incorporating a representation of a participant into a virtual 3D environment substantially in real-time is provided. An image including a participant is captured by a camera. A contour of the participant is automatically determined. Depth data is automatically associated with the participant contour. A first virtual 3D representation of the participant is automatically generated by extruding the participant contour based on the associated depth data. An interaction between the first virtual 3D representation of the participant and a second virtual 3D representation of a second object is displayed.08-05-2010
20120105599CAMERA SYSTEM AND IMAGE-SHOOTING METHOD WITH GUIDE FOR TAKING STEREO IMAGES AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING STEREO IMAGES - An image-shooting method with guide for taking stereo images is used in a camera system. The camera system utilizes a same lens to take images. The method includes the following steps. A shooting mode is selected. A guiding information is provided by a display unit. A set of images for a target image field is taken by moving the lens to multiple guiding locations according to the guiding information, in which the set of images is at least two view-angle images with different view angles. The view-angle images are corrected with a stereo visual effect. The set of view-angle images is output, and meanwhile, a corresponding shooting information is output. Then, the view-angle images are adjusted according to the shooting information, so as to achieve a desirable stereo display effect.05-03-2012
20110090318Method for generating 3D image - A method for generating a 3D image utilizes a background image and an object image. A camera is used for capturing a 2D image including the background image and the object image. The object image is obtained from the 2D image according the background image. Then, an image from a first angle of view and an image from a second angle of view are generated by rendering the background image and the object image. So, the 3D image is generated by interweaving the image from the first angle of view and the image from the second angle of view.04-21-2011
20120127280APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus for generating an image in a portable terminal includes a camera unit and an image generating unit. The camera unit is provided with a single camera module and configured to acquire a first image corresponding to a left viewpoint and a second image corresponding to one of a complementary right or left viewpoint. The image generating unit is configured to determine a photographing region of the second image corresponding to the complementary right or left viewpoint, based on the first image, and acquire the second image in the determined photographing region of the second image using the camera unit.05-24-2012
20120162393IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit generating a plane image including a subject by imaging the subject in a specific direction or a stereoscopic image for stereoscopically viewing the subject; an adapter mounting detection unit detecting whether an adapter, which includes an omnidirectional imaging optical system imaging the subject in all directions, is mounted on the imaging unit; an image capture mode setting unit setting, based on a user operation, an omnidirectional image capture mode of recording the plane image including the subject in all directions in a state where the adapter is mounted on the imaging unit or a stereoscopic image capture mode of recording the stereoscopic image; and a control unit performing control to cancel the stereoscopic image capture mode and set the omnidirectional image capture mode in a case where the stereoscopic image capture mode is set when the mounting of the adapter is detected.06-28-2012
20120133746Portrait Image Synthesis from Multiple Images Captured on a Handheld Device - A hand-held digital image capture device (digital camera) has a user-selectable mode in which upon engaging the mode the device detects a face in the field of view of the device and generates a face delimiter on a camera display screen, the delimiter surrounding the initial position of the image of a the face on the screen. The device is arranged to indicate thereafter to the user if the device departs from movement along a predetermined concave path P with the optical axis of the device pointing towards the face, such indication being made by movement of the image of the face relative to the delimiter. The camera captures and stores a plurality of images at successive positions along the concave path.05-31-2012
20120212588Omnidirectional Image Measuring Instrument - An omnidirectional image measuring instrument comprises a horizontal rotary table, a horizontal rotary driving unit capable of rotating the horizontal rotary table at a constant speed, an EDM device and an image pickup device provided on the horizontal rotary table, and a control device for synchronously controlling a distance measurement by the EDM device and an image pickup by the image pickup device. The control device rotates the horizontal rotary table at every predetermined angle, operates the image pickup device, acquires single images at every predetermined rotational angle over a total circumference, combines the single images, prepares an omnidirectional image, performs scanning with a distance measuring light from the EDM device, carries out the distance measurement at every predetermined rotational angle over the total circumference, calculates a horizontal angle and a vertical angle of a distance measuring point from the omnidirectional image and obtains three-dimensional data of the measuring point.08-23-2012
20120314040NAVIGATION MODEL TO RENDER CENTERED OBJECTS USING IMAGES - A 3D model of an object is rendered using centered images of the object. An algorithm executed locally or in a distributed manner calculates camera positions for the images and determines a virtual camera path based on the camera positions. The application adjusts the images to fit the plane of the virtual camera path and fills in the gaps between the images using transition renderings. To improve user experience, the application also calculates resting positions for navigation stop points using a spring system. Upon constructing the 3D model, the application can transmit the 3D model to a variety of user devices including the network connected device having a camera module that captured the images.12-13-2012
20120075433EFFICIENT INFORMATION PRESENTATION FOR AUGMENTED REALITY - Information to be displayed is filtered to reduce the amount of information which has to be arranged on screen to increase comprehensibility. The filter preserves the information encoded in the visualization by removing redundant elements by first clustering similar elements and then selecting a single representative from each cluster. Additionally, the layout of the information is optimized based on an evaluation of element comprehensibility in order to achieve a compact presentation suitable for small screen devices. The compact presentation of data may be updated on a mobile platform with real-time frame rates by pre-computing multiple view points and displaying a frame coherent transition between layouts, so that temporal coherency is retained during camera movements.03-29-2012
201203271973D IMAGING DEVICE AND 3D IMAGING METHOD - A 3D imaging device determines, during imaging, whether the captured images will be perceived three-dimensionally without causing fatigue while simulating actual human perception. In a 3D imaging device, a display information setting unit obtains a display parameter associated with an environment in which a 3D video is viewed, and a control unit determines during 3D imaging whether a scene to be imaged three-dimensionally will be perceived three-dimensionally based on the viewing environment.12-27-2012
20120092463Dual-frequency Phase Multiplexing (DFPM) and Period Coded Phase Measuring (PCPM) Pattern Strategies in 3-D Structured Light Systems, and Lookup Table (LUT) Based Data Processing - A computer-implemented process, system, and computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon, program code and instructions for 3-D triangulation-based image acquisition of a contoured surface/object-of-interest under observation by at least one camera, by projecting onto the surface-of-interest a multi-frequency pattern comprising a plurality of pixels representing at least a first and second superimposed sinusoid projected simultaneously, each of the sinusoids represented by the pixels having a unique temporal frequency and each of the pixels projected to satisfy04-19-2012
20130010087METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE TIME-SEQUENTIAL RECORDING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - A method and device are provided for time-sequential recording of three-dimensional images each of which has at least one first and one second partial image. The device has a sensor (01-10-2013
20130141548METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING 3D OBJECT - A method for establishing a 3D object includes the following steps. Multiple featured patches, with different textured features, on the surface of an object are captured and stored. An image capture unit is utilized to detect the featured patches on the surface of the object. A processing unit is utilized to build a spatial relationship matrix corresponding to the featured patches according to detected space information of the featured patches. The processing unit is utilized to trace and describe the object according to the spatial relationship matrix.06-06-2013
20120249753CAPTURING METHOD FOR IMAGES WITH DIFFERENT VIEW-ANGLES AND CAPTURING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A capturing method for a plurality of images with different view-angles and a capturing system using the same are provided. The capturing method for the images with different view-angles includes the following steps. An appearance image of an object is captured by an image capturing unit at a capturing angle. A light reflection area of the appearance image is detected by a detecting unit, and a dimension characteristic of the light reflection area is analyzed by the same. Whether the dimension characteristic of the light reflection area is larger than a first predetermined value is determined. If the dimension characteristic of the light reflection area is larger than the first predetermined value, then the capturing angle is adjusted within a first adjusting range. After the step of adjusting the capturing angle within a first adjusting range is performed, the step of capturing the appearance image is performed again.10-04-2012
201301354503d Scanning Laser Systems And Methods For Determining Surface Geometry Of An Immersed Object In A Transparent Cylindrical Glass Tank - Systems and methods generate a 3D model of a surface of an object immersed in a transparent liquid within a stationary cylindrical transparent tank. First and second laser line projectors and a camera are rotated around a central axis of the cylindrical tank. The first and second laser line projectors each generate a laser line perpendicular to a plane or rotation and aligned with the center of rotation. The camera images the object. An image from the camera is captured at each of several angular positions of the camera relative to a reference position of the stationary cylindrical tank. The captured images are processed to determine, for each laser line within each image, a plurality of 3D positions where the laser line is incident upon a surface of the object. In embodiments, images are corrected with ray tracing or image warping and registration functions.05-30-2013
20130113898IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an image capturing apparatus which is capable of obtaining a three-dimensional image in either a vertical or horizontal position. The image capturing apparatus is provided with two imaging elements, and an image processing portion which uses the images imaged by the imaging elements to generate a three-dimensional image. The image processing portion calculates the parallax between a first and a second image, imaged by the imaging elements, and uses the first image to generate an estimated image having parallax in the direction orthogonal to the arrangement direction of the imaging elements, relative to the first image, and generates a three-dimensional image from the calculated parallax and the estimated image.05-09-2013
20130113897PROCESS AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A MEASURING POINT IN GEOMETRICAL SPACE - The computerised determination of the position of a measuring point M to be surveyed in three-dimensional space requires two reference points PI and PII with known space coordinates, a digital video camera with an image-capturing sensor and a computer with a screen. The camera is positioned at reference point PI. In this position, it can be rotated to two different alignment positions PI* and PI**. In the first of these rotation positions PI*, the screen shows (among other things) the depiction PII′ of the second reference point PII lying at a distance and a number of marking points (P1′, P2′, PT, P4′, P5′, . . . ) which are marked by abrupt changes in the brightness profile of the image. In the second rotation position PI**, only certain marking points (P1″, P2″, P3″, . . . ) selected according to certain criteria are shown as well as the measuring point M to be surveyed. The position of an imaginary beam in geometrical space, on which the measuring point M and the reference point PI are located, is then calculated from these screen images. Its (M) absolute space coordinates can be calculated from the direction of the beam and the distance value (of PI from M).05-09-2013
20130128010Monoscopic 3D Image Photgraphing Device and 3D Camera - A 3D camera for photographing a 3D image which can be viewed in a monoscopic manner without three-dimensional glasses by using an existing camera. The present invention provides: a device which rotates a monoscopic camera so that an image is photographed at various angles on various frames within one second by rotating the existing camera by 360 degrees toward a front subject in order to photograph the subject; and a 3D camera having an embedded device in which a lens of the camera is rotated by 360 degrees toward the front subject. Further, the present invention provides a 3D image photographing device and a 3D camera which enable free adjustment of a rotational width of the monoscopic lens and thus free adjustment of the depth of horizontal and vertical images when photographing the images, thereby solving eyestrain and dizziness which may occur when the 3D image is viewed.05-23-2013
20130141549Method for Producing a Digital Photo Wherein at Least Some of the Pixels Comprise Position Information, and Such a Digital Photo - Method for producing a digital photo comprising pixels, wherein at least some of the pixels comprise position information, the method comprising of: taking a photo with a known geometry of the optical system with which the photo is taken; recording the position from which the photo has been taken; recording the direction in which the photo has been taken; providing a three-dimensional model comprising points which are comprised by at least an outer surface of an object in the field of view of the position where the photo has been taken, wherein the points comprise position information; relating a pixel on the one hand and a corresponding point in the three-dimensional model on the other; and recording, in a manner associated with the pixel, the position information of the corresponding pixel.06-06-2013
20110273539SINGLE CAMERA FOR STEREOSCOPIC 3-D CAPTURE - A stereoscopic 3-D imaging apparatus has a camera and a wedged optical component attachable to the front of the camera. The wedged optical component is rotatable around the front of the camera using a rotating device, and the rotating device controls the rotation speed of the wedged optical component. The camera is capable of capturing stereoscopic 3-D images, resulting in lower costs and a simple capture process.11-10-2011
20110249101VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for monitoring a target area using a video monitor device that controls a video camera located at the target area to capture left images and right images of the target area. The video monitor device analyzes each of the left and right images to form a combined image, compresses all of the combined images to generate compressed images, and stores the compressed images into a storage system. When an event happened in the target area, a compressed image corresponding to the event time is obtained from the storage system. The video monitor device decompresses the compressed image to generate a 3D image of the target area, and displays the 3D image on a display device.10-13-2011
20130155205IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - In the configuration in which a two-dimensional panoramic image or images used for displaying a three-dimensional image are generated by connecting stripped areas cut out from a plurality of images, a composition image that can be generated is determined based on the movement of the camera, and the determined composition image is generated. In the configuration in which a two-dimensional panoramic image or left-eye and right-eye images used for a three-dimensional image are generated by connecting stripped areas cut out from a plurality of images, it is determined whether or not a two-dimensional panoramic image or a three-dimensional image can be generated by analyzing the movement of an imaging apparatus at the time of capturing images, and a composition image that can be generated is generated.06-20-2013
20130120541THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING ELEMENT, LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE PORTION, AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - This 3D image capture device includes: a light transmitting section 05-16-2013
20110298901METHOD FOR THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF A MECHANICAL PART - An automatic method of non-destructive inspection of a mechanical part by comparing images of the surface of the part with reference images recorded in a database, by a digital image acquisition device including an image sensor, a lighting source, and a mechanism for moving the image sensor and the lighting source relative to the mechanical part.12-08-2011
20120019627MOBILE ROBOT WITH SINGLE CAMERA AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING 3D SURROUNDINGS OF THE SAME - Disclosed are a mobile robot with a single camera capable of performing a cleaning process with respect to surroundings, and capable of more precisely making a 3D map of the surroundings including a plurality of feature points, and a method for recognizing 3D surroundings of the same. According to the method, images of the surroundings are captured, and a preset number of particles with respect to feature points of a first image are projected to a second image based on matching information of feature points extracted from the two images sequentially captured, thereby extracting 3D information of the surroundings.01-26-2012
201200196263D Microscope And Methods Of Measuring Patterned Substrates - A three-dimensional (3D) microscope for patterned substrate measurement can include an objective lens, a reflected illuminator, a transmitted illuminator, a focusing adjustment device, an optical sensor, and a processor. The focusing adjustment device can automatically adjust the objective lens focus at a plurality of Z steps. The optical sensor can be capable of acquiring images at each of these Z steps. The processor can control the reflected illuminator, the transmitted illuminator, the focusing adjustment device, and the optical sensor. The processor can be configured to capture first and second images at multiple Z steps, the first image with the pattern using the reflected illuminator and the second image without the pattern using one of the reflected illuminator and the transmitted illuminator.01-26-2012
20130194392Mobile Device Configured to Compute 3D Models Based on Motion Sensor Data - A particular method includes determining, based on data received from at least one motion sensor, a movement of a mobile device from a first position to a second position. The method also includes computing a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object based on a first image of the object corresponding to a first view of the object from the first position of the mobile device, a second image of the object corresponding to a second view of the object from the second position of the mobile device, and the movement of the mobile device.08-01-2013
20130194393IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - An imaging element is configured by arranging a plurality of light receiving elements with respect to each micro lens. A second PD selecting/composing unit has a mode for generating right-eye image data and left-eye image data from the output signal of the imaging element. A phase difference detecting unit detects a phase difference from right-eye image data and left-eye image data. A movement detecting unit detects the movement of an object from right-eye image data or left-eye image data. A CPU calculates an object position based on both the result of phase difference detection and the result of movement detection and drives a focus lens via a driving unit to thereby control focus adjustment.08-01-2013
20130201301Method and System for Automatic 3-D Image Creation - Disclosed herein are methods, devices, and non-transitory computer readable media that relate to stereoscopic image creation. A camera captures an initial image at an initial position. A target displacement from the initial position is determined for a desired stereoscopic effect, and an instruction is provided that specifies a direction in which to move the camera from the initial position. While the camera is in motion, an estimated displacement from the initial position is calculated. When the estimated displacement corresponds to the target displacement, the camera automatically captures a candidate image. An acceptability analysis is performed to determine whether the candidate image has acceptable image quality and acceptable similarity to the initial image. If the candidate image passes the acceptability analysis, a stereoscopic image is created based on the initial and candidate images.08-08-2013
20130201302IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD, AS WELL AS PROGRAM - A stereoscopic imaging apparatus includes a photographing device for obtaining two images through photographing from different positions, a three-dimensional processing device for generating a stereoscopic image from the two images, a display device capable of both a two-dimensional display and a stereoscopic display, an input device for receiving an instruction to start changing a parallax level of the stereoscopic image and an instruction to change the parallax level, and a display control device for changing stereoscopic display of the stereoscopic image into two-dimensional display of the two images overlapped with each other in a response to the instruction to start changing the parallax level inputted when the stereoscopic image is stereoscopically displayed as a live view image, and two-dimensionally displaying the two images with changing the parallax level of the images in a response to the instruction to change the parallax level.08-08-2013

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