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20130083211IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD - An imaging device includes a moving image special effect image processing unit that performs image processing of applying a first special effect causing a visual effect over a plurality of frames corresponding to image data of a moving image, and image processing of applying a second special effect corresponding to the first special effect to a still image captured during moving image capturing using image data of a moving image captured before the still image, and a control unit that controls an application form of the first and second special effects in the moving image special effect image processing unit.04-04-2013
20130083212DIGITAL IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and an apparatus are provided for capturing a moving image and a still image. Moving-image capturing is ceased, when a still image-capturing request is generated. Still-image capturing operation parameters are set in the image sensor. The image sensor is exposed to generate still-image data. Moving-image capturing operation parameters are set in the image sensor, when generation of the still-image data is complete. The image sensor is exposed to generate the moving-image data. The still-image data is quality-processed and compressed to generate still-image frame data. Moving-image frame data generated by quality-processing and size-adjusting the moving-image data are connected and compressed to generate a moving-image stream. Quality-processed virtual moving-image frame data is generated using the still-image data. The quality-processed virtual moving-image frame data is inserted into a loss section of the moving-image stream corresponding to a period in which the moving-image capturing is ceased.04-04-2013
20110199498Image pickup apparatus - An image pickup apparatus is provided to which a first lens capable of motorized zooming and a second lens that is not capable of motorized zooming can be detachably mounted. The image pickup apparatus includes: a first operation section for controlling zoom processing; and a control section that, when the first lens is mounted, conducts optical zoom processing that controls a zoom lens of the first lens based on an operation of the first operation section, and when the second lens is mounted, conducts electronic zoom control that changes a cut-out range of a picked-up image based on an operation of the first operation section.08-18-2011
20090195667CAMERA SYSTEM WITH ISOLATOR AND SEAL FOR A WEAPON - In the preferred embodiment, the camera system for a weapon includes a camera subsystem, a mounting mechanism adapted to mount to the weapon, a bushing located between the camera subsystem and the mounting mechanism and adapted to reduce the propagation of undesirable motion and vibrations from the weapon to the camera subsystem, and an end cap connected to the bushing and selectively fastenable to the proximal end of the camera subsystem. The camera subsystem preferably has a distal end and a proximal end and including an image sensor located at the distal end and a memory device connected to the image sensor and accessed from the proximal end. The end cap preferably facilitates a waterproof seal of the memory device when fastened to the camera subsystem and allows access to the memory device when not fastened to the camera subsystem.08-06-2009
20110193981IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR THE IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS - An image capturing apparatus being capable of generating a frame for a moving image at a desired timing using a still image captured during capturing a moving image is provided. The image capturing apparatus according to the present invention includes: a still image capturing instruction reception section for receiving an instruction to capture a still image when a plurality of frame images are continuously captured; a still image capturing control section for causing the image capturing section to capture the still image instead of one frame image when the still image capturing instruction reception section receives the instruction to capture the still image; a still image capturing timing recording section for recording a still image capturing timing at which the still image is captured; frame image before/after image-capturing extracting section for extracting a frame image before image-capturing and a frame image after image-capturing captured respectively before/after the still image capturing timing; and a frame image generating section for generating an alternate frame image substituted for the frame image which could not be captured because the image capturing section captures the still image based on the frame image before image-capturing and the frame image after image-capturing.08-11-2011
20110193980IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An apparatus can generates an image having a dioramic special effect so as to have high quality in a still image recording mode and generates the image having the dioramic special effect speedily in a live image display mode. The apparatus generates one or more blurred images from a captured image and combine the captured image with at least one of the generated blurred images by changing in areas. The number of blurred images to be generated for the combination in the live image display is smaller than the number of blurred images to be generated for the combination in the still image recording.08-11-2011
20130076929CAPTURE MODE OUTWARD FACING MODES - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device while the device is in an image capture mode. The device may present different information on the two screens based on several factors including the mode of the image capture feature, the orientation of the device, and/or the state of the device.03-28-2013
20100045808VARIABLE-POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM, IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, AND DIGITAL APPARATUS - A variable-power optical system includes, in order from an object side thereof: a first lens group with a negative optical power; a second lens group with a positive optical power; a third lens group with a negative optical power; and a fourth lens group with a positive optical power. An interval between the first lens group and the second lens group decreases when a power of the variable-power optical system varies from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end. The second lens group includes at least one aspheric surface. The variable-power optical system satisfies the predetermined conditional expressions.02-25-2010
20130027572Head-Mounted Display That Displays A Visual Representation Of Physical Interaction With An Input Interface Located Outside Of The Field Of View - A head-mounted display (HMD) displays a visual representation of a physical interaction with an input interface that is located outside of the field of view. In one embodiment, the visual representation includes symbols that indicate when close proximity or physical contact is made with the input interface. In another embodiment, the visual representation is a simulation of the physical interaction with the input interface. The visual representation displayed by the HMD can beneficially enable the wearer to interact with the input interface more efficiently.01-31-2013
20120182437GENERATING STILL IMAGES AND VIDEO BY CAPTURE OF IMAGES PROJECTED BY LIGHT PASSING THROUGH A DISPLAY SCREEN - Methods and systems for generating still images and video by capture of images projected by light passing through a display screen are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes controlling light emitting components of a display screen to activate in a sequence for displaying a sequence of images. For example, in an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display screen, the method may include controlling a subset of the display screen OLEDs to activate in sequence to display a sequence of images. The displayed sequence of images may appear to a viewer of the display screen to be a still image or a video. The method may control light emitting components different subsets of the LEDs to be activated in the sequence, such that different areas of the display screen display images in each part of the sequence.07-19-2012
20090115861RECORDING APPARATUS - Still image data generated in response to an instruction for starting the recording of movie data is recorded in such a manner as to be associated with the movie data, and information indicating that the still image data associated with the movie data has been recorded is displayed in response to an instruction for predetermined processing on the movie data.05-07-2009
20090040324IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND IMAGING METHOD - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging section converting an image into image data, an image classifying section classifying the image data, and a display section for displaying information regarding a recommended image as a shooting object based on a classification result by the image classifying section. Further, a server having a shooting assist function receives image data from an imaging apparatus that has an imaging section converting an image into the image data and includes a scene determining section classifying the received image data and determining whether a typical image has been taken repeatedly, a guide information section outputting information regarding a recommended image as a shooting object based on a determination result by the scene determining section, and a communication section outputting the information to the imaging apparatus.02-12-2009
20110013033STILL IMAGE AND MOVING IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - When still images are captured, signals read from all pixel cells of a pixel cell array having a Bayer array of color filters are selected, as a first output to be recorded and displayed, by an output selector. When moving images are captured, a 9-pixel binned signal is selected as the first output by the output selector, and a differential component between an output signal of a pixel cell located at the center-of-mass position of the 9 pixels, and the 9-pixel binned signal, is supplied as a second output from a memory circuit. Contrast information of a subject image is acquired based on the second output to perform lens focus adjustment.01-20-2011
20090237519IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes a signal processing unit that generates moving image data and still image data using image data output from an imaging unit, a moving image coding unit that encodes the moving image data, a still image coding unit that encodes the still image data, a recording unit that records the coded moving and still image data on a recording medium, a setting unit that sets a data rate of the coded moving image data, and a control unit that controls the moving and still image coding units. The control unit controls the moving image coding unit based on the set data rate to adjust the data rate of the moving image data and the still image coding unit based on the set data rate and a recording data rate of the recording medium to adjust an amount of the still image data.09-24-2009
20130162854IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image pickup apparatus has a function of temporarily recording image data obtained by a solid-state image pickup element and shooting direction data obtained by a 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, in an RAM. When the photographing of a still image is instructed, the apparatus determines a directional difference of shooting directions based on recorded shooting direction data, deletes image data precedent to image data of which the directional difference becomes a predetermined value or more, and records the resultant image data in a recording medium as moving image data.06-27-2013
20130162853DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - According to a digital photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, contents desired by a user may be captured in various manners according to a condition of the user, and instead of individual contents of photographs and videos, overlapped photographing of identical types of contents or different types of contents may be performed to create new and various multi-contents.06-27-2013
20130070114Inner-Focus Zoom Lens System - A zoom lens system has, in order from the enlargement side, a first lens group that remains stationary during zooming and that has a negative optical power and a plurality of lens groups that move during zooming. The first lens group includes three lens groups each having a negative optical power, namely a 1a-th lens group, a 1b-th lens group, and a 1c-th lens group. The 1a-th lens group remains stationary during focusing and includes at least one positive lens element. The 1b-th lens group moves toward the reduction side during focusing from infinity to a close distance. The 1c-th lens group moves toward the enlargement side during focusing from infinity to a close distance.03-21-2013
20120229663IMAGING SYSTEM HAVING PRIMARY AND AUXILIARY CAMERA SYSTEMS - An imaging system includes a main enclosure having at least one access door, the main enclosure defining a substantially light-tight imaging compartment when the access door is in a closed position. An object platform defining an image region therein is provided within the imaging compartment of the main enclosure. A primary camera positioned on a first side of the object platform is operable to capture a primary image of the image region on the object platform. An auxiliary camera positioned on the first side of the object platform is operable to produce an auxiliary image of the image region on the object platform.09-13-2012
20120113282IMAGE PICK-UP APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The image pick-up apparatus has an image pick-up unit that picks up an image and outputs RAW still image data; a creation unit that creates, when the RAW still image data is picked up, a development parameter that is a parameter used in development processing of the RAW still image data; and a saving unit that saves, in a storage unit, the development parameter created when the RAW still image data is picked up as a first development parameter which can be used in development processing of the RAW still image data, and further saves, in the storage unit, a development parameter created at other time as a second development parameter which can be used in development processing of the RAW still image data, when saving the RAW still image data outputted from the image pick-up unit in the storage unit.05-10-2012
20120113281DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A digital photographing apparatus and a control method thereof are disclosed. The digital photographing apparatus receives a voice, recognizes the received voice, and stores the recognized voice to correspond to a face. In this way, by recognizing the voice while displaying an image, an owner of the voice can be identified and thus a face of a person which is not included in an image being captured can be displayed on a screen.05-10-2012
20120113284SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSING DEVICE AND IMAGE SENSING SYSTEM - A solid-state image sensing device comprises a first readout circuit configured to read out a signal from a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, a signal holding unit configured to hold the signal read out from the first readout circuit, a second readout circuit configured to read out the signal held in the signal holding unit, and a current control unit configured to control an electric current flowing through at least part of the first readout circuit while the first readout circuit reads out the signal. The current control unit controls an electric current flowing through the at least part of the first readout circuit in a moving image capturing mode to be smaller than an electric current flowing through the at least part of the first readout circuit in a still image capturing mode.05-10-2012
20120113283OPTICAL APPARATUS - An optical apparatus having a recording mode that is switchable between motion picture recording and still picture recording includes an optical element, a motor that includes a rotor having a magnet, and a stator having a coil configured to provide a rotational force to the magnet, the motor being configured to drive the optical element, a position sensor configured to detect a position of the rotor of the motor, and a driving circuit configured to select, in accordance with the recording mode, first driving configured to switch an electrization to the coil in the motor in accordance with a determined time interval, or second driving configured to switch an electrization to the coil in the motor in accordance with an output of the position sensor.05-10-2012
20090091635DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM - A display control device includes: a composite image generating unit configured to generate a composite image by compositing a unit image and a still image, such that a still image which is correlated with a moving image and has a still image aspect ratio different from a moving image aspect ratio, is superimposed on a portion of a unit image of the moving image which is formed of multiple temporally continuous unit images having a moving image aspect ratio; and a display control unit configured to display the composite image on a display screen of a display unit.04-09-2009
20110279696IMAGING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD FOR IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus, which is capable of recording a still image during a moving image recording operation, includes a display unit, an operation unit configured to receive an instruction from a user, and a controller configured to control the display unit to display information about a number of recordable still image data, when the operation unit receives a predetermined instruction during a moving image recording operation.11-17-2011
20110279695IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture a subject image to generate image data, an instruction receiving unit configured to receive an instruction for shooting a still image, a moving image recorder configured to record, as moving image data, the image data in a recording medium, and a still image information recorder configured to record information about still image shooting in a nonvolatile recording medium when the instruction receiving unit receives the instruction for shooting the still image during recording of the moving image data.11-17-2011
20090309989Camera capable of taking movie - An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that repeatedly captures images of a subject to obtain image information; a recording unit that records timing information indicative of a given point in time during an imaging period of the image information; and a display unit that displays an image corresponding to the timing information, which is extracted from the image information, in response to an end of the imaging period.12-17-2009
20090207263IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, IMAGE GENERATING DEVICE, MOVING PICTURE GENERATING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image capturing unit outputs an image data signal. A first moving picture data generating unit generates first moving picture data based on the image signal from the image capturing unit. A trigger signal generating unit causes a trigger signal to be generated, every time a predetermined trigger condition is met, while the first moving picture data generating unit is in process of generating the first moving picture data. A second moving picture data generating unit causes, every time the trigger signal is generated, generation of moving picture data corresponding to an image signal of the predetermined period of time based on the point of time the trigger signal has been generated. A recording unit effects recording of the first moving picture data and the second moving picture data.08-20-2009
20120105660IMAGE PRODUCING APPARATUS - An image producing apparatus according to the present invention includes a control unit configured to switch from an operation mode of a face detection automatic exposing/focusing unit to an operation mode of a color detection automatic exposing/focusing unit when a single object region other than a face image is specified by a manipulation of a touch panel during an operation of the face detection automatic exposing/focusing unit, and to switch from the operation mode of the color detection automatic exposing/focusing unit to the operation mode of the face detection automatic exposing/focusing unit when a single face image is specified by a manipulation of the touch panel during an operation of the color detection automatic exposing/focusing unit.05-03-2012
20120098984IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an image capturing apparatus comprising an image capturing element configured to convert an optical image into an image signal, a signal processing unit configured to apply signal processing to the image signal and to output the processed image signal, a super-resolution processing unit configured to apply, when a still image of the object is to be captured during capturing of a moving image of the object, super-resolution processing for enhancing a resolution by compositing a plurality of image signals output from the signal processing unit, and outputting an image signal required to generate the still image of the object, and an APC correction unit configured to apply APC correction processing for emphasizing an edge of each of the image signal output from the signal processing unit and the image signal output from the super-resolution processing unit, and to output the processed image signal.04-26-2012
20110292228IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - An image capturing device includes a first image processing unit that processes a plurality of frame images to form a moving image file, on the basis of an image capturing signal from an image capturing element that captures an image of light from a subject, an instructing unit that instructs to capture a still image of the subject, a second image processing unit that processes the still image on the basis of the image capturing signal from the image capturing element, when the instructing unit instructs to capture the still image during capturing of the moving image, and generates an interpolation frame image that is the frame image until the capturing of the moving image restarts after the instructing unit instructs to capture the still image, when the capturing of the moving image restarts after the still image is captured, and a moving image file generating unit that generates the moving image file, on the basis of the plurality of frame images processed by the first image processing unit and the interpolation frame image generated by the second image processing unit.12-01-2011
20100033587IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA - A camera body includes an imaging unit, a reflecting mirror, a determination unit, and a mirror controller. The imaging unit is configured to convert the optical image into an image signal and acquires an image of the subject. The reflecting mirror has a first state of being in the optical path of the optical system and a second state of being outside the optical path. The mirror controller is configured to retract the reflecting mirror to outside the optical path of the optical system when the reflecting mirror is in the first state of being in the optical path of the optical system and a moving picture photography mode is selected, which is a mode for capturing moving pictures.02-11-2010
20090189990OPTICAL APPARATUS - An optical apparatus having a recording mode that is switchable between motion picture recording and still picture recording includes an optical element, a motor that includes a rotor having a magnet, and a stator having a coil configured to provide a rotational force to the magnet, the motor being configured to drive the optical element, a position sensor configured to detect a position of the rotor of the motor, and a driving circuit configured to select, in accordance with the recording mode, first driving configured to switch an electrization to the coil in the motor in accordance with a determined time interval, or second driving configured to switch an electrization to the coil in the motor in accordance with an output of the position senor.07-30-2009
20110267483IMAGE PROCESSOR - An image processor (11-03-2011
20100039519IMAGE SYNTHESIS DEVICE, IMAGE SYNTHESIS METHOD, IMAGE SYNTHESIS PROGRAM, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND IMAGING METHOD - The frame interpolation unit 02-18-2010
20090309988Recording apparatus and method, reproducing apparatus and method, and program - The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that make it possible to photograph and record a still image and moving images before and after the still image as well. In step S12-17-2009
20090244305Video Recording System and Imaging Apparatus - A moving picture imaging apparatus simultaneously generates main image data and sub image data having a smaller image size, transmits the main image data to a server over a network, and stores the sub image data in a storage device. Editing or the like is performed on the sub image data. When the image data is reproduced on a television monitor or the like, the main image data is read out from the server and reproduced.10-01-2009
20090201382IMAGING APPARATUS FOR GENERATING STROBOSCOPIC IMAGE - An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section configured to output a first set of digital images; a section generating a plurality of sets of one-dimensional data from each of digital images respectively based on an object movement direction representing a movement direction of a moving object; a section configured to detect object regions for each of the digital images respectively based on the respective sets of the one-dimensional data; a section configured to select a second set of digital images from among the first set based on the object regions; a section configured to generate a background image from the second set of digital images; and a section configured to generate a stroboscopic image by combining the background image and a plurality of object images corresponding to the object regions of the second set of digital images.08-13-2009
20100201830COMPOSITE STILL-IMAGE CREATING DEVICE CAPABLE OF CREATING A STILL IMAGE FROM MOVING IMAGES - Each of the frames forming moving images is decoded in sequence and while a candidate frame is decoded, a decision is made as to whether or not the motion vector variable-length decoded for each macroblock is greater than a threshold, so that if the motion vector is greater than the threshold, the decoded image of the corresponding block is decided as a partial image forming a subject portion that had motion in the candidate frame and then combined with a base image stored in a still memory in a combining unit, whereby, by repeating this process, a composite still image which allows the motion of the subject to be grasped visually is created in the still memory.08-12-2010
20090290035METHOD OF CAPTURING STILL IMAGE DURING CAPTURE OF MOVING IMAGE AND IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS - According to an electronic camera capable of capturing a still image during capturing of a moving image, by storing the zoom lens position information at that time when capturing of the moving image is temporarily stopped for capturing of the still image and using the field angle information or the like recorded after capturing of the still image is terminated, the zoom lens can be automatically returned to the original zoom position so as to prevent the generation of an uncomfortable feeling between the moving image before capturing of the still image and the moving image of which capturing is restarted just after termination of the still image capturing.11-26-2009
20090295931DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STORING CONSECUTIVE IMAGES ACCORDING TO A MOTION OF AN OBJECT - An embodiment of a digital photography apparatus includes a motion estimation unit configured to estimate an amount of motion of an object and a continuous shooting time interval determination unit configured to determine a continuous shooting time interval between consecutive stored image data frames. The continuous shooting time interval may be based at least in part on the estimated amount of motion of the object. The digital photography apparatus also includes an image capture device configured to generate a plurality of image data frames when the digital photography apparatus is operating in a continuous shooting mode. The plurality of image data frames may be generated at the continuous shooting time interval.12-03-2009
20120268616Self-Contained Wireless Camera Device, Wireless Camera System and Method - A self-contained wireless camera and a wireless camera system having such a device and a base station. Video processing (e.g. video compression) circuitry of the camera device receives video signals from a camera and provides processed video signals. These are transmitted over a shared radio channel. A radio receiver receives processed (e.g. compressed) video signals from the base station or another camera device. Images from the camera or the base station are displayed in a selected manner on a display or monitor. The base station device receives processed (e.g. compressed) video signals, stores them and retransmits them. A command signal is received by the radio receiver to modify operation in such a manner as to control bandwidth usage. Wireless camera devices can adjust their operation to accommodate other wireless camera devices. Different transport protocol modules can be selected according to the application that the user selects for operation.10-25-2012
20080273094IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - In response to an input instruction to start a still image capturing operation when a moving image capturing operation is being performed, an imaging apparatus controls the still image capturing operation to record a still image file on a recording medium, interrupts the moving image capturing operation, generates a moving image in which an interframe-compressed image whose difference information is zero is inserted as at least one of images to be substituted for a moving image corresponding to a time period for which the moving image capturing operation is interrupted, and records the generated moving image on the recording medium.11-06-2008
20080273093SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSING DEVICE AND IMAGE SENSING SYSTEM - A solid-state image sensing device comprises a first readout circuit configured to read out a signal from a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, a signal holding unit configured to hold the signal read out from the first readout circuit, a second readout circuit configured to read out the signal held in the signal holding unit, and a current control unit configured to control an electric current flowing through at least part of the first readout circuit while the first readout circuit reads out the signal. The current control unit controls an electric current flowing through the at least part of the first readout circuit in a moving image capturing mode to be smaller than an electric current flowing through the at least part of the first readout circuit in a still image capturing mode.11-06-2008
20090033754SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND IMAGE SHOOTING APPARATUS - The signal processing circuit includes: a buffer memory for temporarily storing a shot image; and a moving-picture detection device for detecting whether or not the shot image is a moving picture. Whether to store the shot image in the buffer memory as a moving memory, as a still picture, or as both a moving picture and a still picture is determined according to the detection result of the moving-picture detection device.02-05-2009
20080309775Information Recording/Reproducing Apparatus - A video camera is provided not only with means for receiving any general captured images but also with means for receiving images from any other video input source. The video camera is also provided with an image input arbitration section that captures, after arbitration, video data coming from these two input means, and stores the resulting data into a memory. As such, when the video input source is a video output terminal of a car navigation system, the screen of the car navigation system, i.e., map information, can be stored in a memory together with a user's captured image. When the video camera is used for monitoring, data capturing into a memory is also enabled when the video input source is a medium already carrying therein map image data, e.g., USB flash memory and SD card, and means for reading the map image data from the medium. The data in the memory is subjected to a process of compression and encoding as moving images so that the image of position information and the user's captured image can be processed as a set of moving images. This accordingly enables to provide a system and method for recording and reproducing a set of moving images of the combination of an image of position information and a user-captured image with no need for a complicated process.12-18-2008
20120033095IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING FRAMING ASSIST CONTROL - In an imaging apparatus having framing assist control, a controller controls a change speed of the display angle of view changed by a second or a third instruction member faster than the change speed of the display angle of view changed by a first instruction member. The first instruction member is configured to issue an instruction regarding a change of a display angle of view and a change direction of the display angle of view. The second instruction member is configured to issue an instruction to change the display angle of view displayed on the monitor to a wide-angle side by a predetermined amount. The third instruction member is configured to issue an instruction to change the display angle of view displayed on the monitor to the display angle of view before the display angle of view is changed by the second instruction member.02-09-2012
20080284863MOVING IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND MOVING IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD - A moving image capture apparatus generates a data file to record, on a recording medium, an image signal output from an imaging unit, extracts character information from the image signal to be recorded on the recording medium, sets a parameter value used for selection as a file name according to a characteristic of appearance of the character information, calculates an evaluation value from the set parameter value, and sets character information based on the calculated evaluation value as a file name of the image signal. Furthermore, the moving image capture apparatus generates a thumbnail of the file based on an image signal from which character information for which the calculated evaluation value is relatively large has been extracted.11-20-2008
20080259174Image recording apparatus, image reproducing apparatus, image recording method, and image reproducing method - An image recording apparatus recording motion picture data and still image data includes a management time adding unit that adds frame image display management times to temporally continuous multiple pieces of frame image data in the motion picture data; a management time detecting unit that detects the frame image display management time as a still image display management time; a presence indication data generating unit that generates presence indication data indicating that the still image data exists on the basis of the still image display management time; a multiplexing unit that outputs the motion picture data as recording data while only the motion picture photography is performed and that performs time division multiplexing to output the presence indication data and the motion picture data if the still photography is performed during the motion picture photography; and a recording unit that records the recording data.10-23-2008
20090002506IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD - An image capturing apparatus includes: a captured still image data generating section that converts captured light into an electrical signal and generates captured still image data from the electrical signal; a recording section that records the captured still image data onto a recording medium; a free-capacity recognizing section that recognizes a free capacity on the recording medium; a prescribed-maximum-possible-record-count calculating section that calculates a prescribed maximum possible record count according to the free capacity; and a parameter determining section that determines a parameter set on the captured still image data generating section to adjust a data size of the captured still image data. The parameter determining section determines the parameter so that the captured still image data is adjusted to a data size that allows recording of captured still image data equal to the prescribed maximum possible record onto the recording medium while making maximum use of the free capacity.01-01-2009
20090086044MOVING-IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND MOVING-IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD - In a moving-image reproducing apparatus for reproducing a moving image file formed of a plurality of frames, the moving-image reproducing apparatus configured to include: a first displayer for displaying one frame of reference of the moving image file; a second displayer for collectively displaying reduced images of image data of a first number of frames forming the moving image file, when a predetermined operation is performed in a display state by the first displayer, and a third displayer for collectively displaying reduced images of image data of a second number of frames forming the moving image file, when a predetermined operation is performed in a display state by the second displayer. The second number of frames is larger than the first number of frames.04-02-2009
20090160963Apparatus and method for blurring image background in digital image processing device - Provided is a method and apparatus for blurring an image background, in which a moving image information and a focal distance information, which is matched to the moving image according to a movement distance of an AF motor, are obtained for the same object and background blurring is applied to a still image differentially, based on focal distances of the moving image and the still image. The apparatus includes a digital signal processing unit capturing a moving image and a still image of the same object, comparing focal distances of at least one frame forming the moving image with focal distances of the still image, and applying background blurring to the still image according to differences between the focal distances.06-25-2009
20090128646VIDEO REPRODUCING DEVICE, VIDEO RECORDER, VIDEO REPRODUCING METHOD, VIDEO RECORDING METHOD, AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - When displaying an image taken as portrait-oriented image in a landscape-oriented display area, a cutout image including a partial area of the portrait-oriented image to be displayed is displayed. At that time, a whole image of the port-oriented image which is rotated based on rotation information thereof may be displayed along with the cutout image.05-21-2009
20090160964IMAGE DATA PROCESSING METHOD - An image data processing method to capture still images while capturing motion images is disclosed. The method includes stopping a motion image capturing according to a first instruction to generate a first motion image data with a first resolution, thereafter, carrying out live view at a predetermined time; outputting the image data in the predetermined time and generating a first temporal motion data with a second resolution; capturing a still image data according to a second instruction after the predetermined time; transforming the first temporal motion data and the still image data and generating a second motion image data by combining the transformed data with the first motion image data.06-25-2009
20110221916IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - Provided are: an imaging sensor that captures light from a subject; a first instruction unit that instructs to capture a still image by using the imaging sensor; a recording control unit that records a single movie image file containing a first movie image produced based upon an imaging signal output from the imaging sensor during a period from when the still image is captured by the capturing instruction by the first instruction unit until before a first predetermined time and a second movie image produced by using the still image during a period from when the still image is captured until after a second predetermined time, or recording a single movie image file containing the second movie image and a third movie image produced based upon the imaging signal output from the imaging sensor during a period from when the still image is captured until after a third predetermined time, in a recording unit; and a detection unit that detects movement information of the subject, and the recording control unit sets at least one length of the first predetermined time, the second predetermined time, and the third predetermined time, based upon the movement information detected by the detection unit.09-15-2011
20090295932IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus fetches an optical image of an object so as to produce an image signal, records on a recording medium an image signal corresponding to a still-image-use image size according to a still-image recording instruction, records on the recording medium an image signal corresponding to a moving-image-use image size according to a moving-image recording instruction, repeatedly creates the image signal and causes a displayer to display a still-image-use through image corresponding to the still-image-use image size, repeatedly creates the image signal and causes the displayer to display a moving-image-use through image corresponding to the moving-image-use image size, switches the still-image-use through image and the moving-image-use through image, and accepts the still-image recording instruction or the moving-image recording instruction when the still-image-use through image or the moving-image-use through image is displayed12-03-2009
20090073272DIGITAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A control method of a digital still camera (DSC) is disclosed. User input is first required. The user input is then compared to user access information stored in the DSC to find a match. If the match is found, the user is allowed to operate the DSC based upon access parameters associated with the match, which is described in the user access information stored in the DSC.03-19-2009
20090231453Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program - An image processing apparatus includes: a determining unit configured to determine whether processing-target image data has image content matching a previously set motion pattern; and a validating unit configured to validate image data that is determined to match the motion pattern by the determining unit.09-17-2009
20090231454IMAGING APPARATUS AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - An imaging apparatus provided with a function of shooting a moving image and a still image, and capable of displaying an image to be captured on a display unit includes a first display control unit configured to display an confirmation image for checking an in-focus state on the display unit when a moving image is shot; and a second display control unit configured to change the confirmation image for checking an in-focus state displayed on the display unit by the first display control unit when a still image is shot during moving image shooting.09-17-2009
20090244306IMAGE RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An image recording and reproducing apparatus that records and reproduces image data shot at a frame rate higher than a normal reproduction rate employed during reproduction of a moving image can generate a still image by attaching still image recording information to at least one frame image included in the recorded image data and combining a plurality of frame images of the recorded image data in accordance with the still image recording information.10-01-2009
20120194689IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS - Suppression of a flicker and appreciated AF accuracy are both taken into account in a program diagram for AF for determining shooting conditions for capturing an image for executing an auto-focus detection process in a moving image/still image continuous shooting mode for recording a still image and moving images of a predetermined period just before the still image capturing. Specifically, in a sector of low luminance in which ISO sensitivity is not a minimum value, a shutter speed that can suppress the flicker is set, and then the ISO sensitivity is reduced to the minimum value to allow obtaining a moving image with the suppression of the flicker.08-02-2012
20110176017DATA RECORDING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A data recording apparatus records data onto a recording medium having a flash memory in which data can be written in block units using a part of a recording region as an alternative block for a defect block in which normal data writing cannot be performed. The data recording apparatus causes a user to select one of plural recording modes including a first recording mode and a second recording mode in which an amount of data to be processed is larger than that of the first recording mode, then obtains data in the selected recording mode and stores the data onto the recording medium. If an alternative block remaining amount obtained from the recording medium is equal to or less than a threshold value, the data recording apparatus allows recording in the first recording mode and inhibits recording in the second recording mode.07-21-2011
20100177202Electronic apparatus, imaging device, method for time correction, and program - An electronic apparatus includes a time measuring unit that measures time, a time information acquiring unit that acquires time information, a determining unit that determines whether a specific process using time measured by the time measuring unit is being performed, and a time correcting unit that corrects time measured by the time measuring unit on the basis of the time information when the determining unit determines that the specific process is not being performed.07-15-2010
20100188518IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes plural pixel portions each having a photoelectric conversion portion and an electric charge accumulating portion that accumulates electric charges. Imaging signals corresponding to amounts of the electric charges in the electric charge accumulating portions are read out. The imaging signals of two adjacent lines of pixel portions are added. In still-image shooting, a first operation and a second operation are performed every exposure operation. The first operation reads out the imaging signals using a pattern containing combinations of two adjacent lines, adds the imaging signals of the two adjacent lines and outputs the added image signals as a field signal. The second operation reads out the imaging signals using a pattern being obtained by shifting the pattern for the first operation by one line, adds the imaging signals of the two adjacent lines and outputs the added image signals as another field signal.07-29-2010
20100231735Methods, Apparatuses, and Computer Program Products for Facilitating Concurrent Video Recording and Still Image Capture - A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for facilitating concurrent video recording and still image capture. A method may include receiving a first command to initiate a video recording session. The first command may be responsive to a first user actuation of a trigger on a multi-function mobile computing device. The method may further include initiating the video recording session in response to receipt of the first command. The method may additionally include receiving a second command to capture a still image. The second command may be responsive to a second user actuation of the trigger. The method may also include initiating capture of the still image concurrent with the video recording session in response to receipt of the second command. Corresponding computer program products and apparatuses are also provided.09-16-2010
20110102614Electronic camera that displays information representative of its selected mode - An electronic camera is used with a display screen and includes an imaging device, a pixel density converter, a moving image recording device and a still image recording device. The imaging device images an object and converts the imaged object to image information. The pixel density converter converts the image information converted by the imaging device to a pixel density suitable for a scan format of the display screen. The moving image recording device successively retrieves the image information from the pixel density converter and records the image information in the recording medium as a series of moving images. The still image recording device retrieves the image information converted by the imaging device and records the image information in the recording medium as a still image.05-05-2011
20100253795IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - When a still picture is picked up by a digital camera, the still picture is divided into a plurality of areas and is processed for each area. After the process of one divided area is completed, then the process of a motion picture obtained from an imaging device. After the process of the motion picture is completed, another divided area of the still picture is processed again. Such switching between a motion picture process and a still picture process is performed until the process of the entire still picture is completed. Thus, after a still picture is picked up by a digital camera, a motion picture can be promptly displayed and a live image picked up by the camera can be displayed on a back LCD screen.10-07-2010
20100238310IMAGING APPARATUS AND DRIVE METHOD OF SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging apparatus has a plurality of pixel sections. Each of the pixel sections contains a photoelectric conversion section, a floating diffusion layer FD for storing a charge and a transistor MT containing a gate electrode CG and a floating gate FG. The imaging apparatus includes a transistor LT being on-off controlled as a load transistor of the transistor MT and a control section for switching according to an image capturing mode, drive for injecting a charge responsive to a voltage supplied to the CG into the FG with the transistor LT turned off and reading a change in a threshold voltage of the transistor MT caused by the injected charge as an image capturing signal and drive for reading the voltage output from the transistor MT as an image capturing signal in response to the voltage supplied to the CG with the transistor LT turned on.09-23-2010
20110058054RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMITTER WITH ON-CHIP PHOTODIODE ARRAY - A radio transmitter integrated circuit includes a photodiode array circuit, a digital conversion module, and a transmit baseband processing module. The photodiode array circuit converts received light into electrical image signals. The digital conversion module converts the electrical image signals into digital image signals. The transmit baseband processing module converts the digital image signals into digital transmit baseband or low IF signals.03-10-2011
20120194691IMAGING APPARATUS - A controller determines whether a predetermined condition is satisfied and, in response to a recording instruction, controls a recorder to record still image data on a recording medium, and in a case that the predetermined condition is determined to be satisfied, the controller controls the recorder not to record the moving image data on the recording medium.08-02-2012
20120194690IMAGE DATA RECORDING APPARATUS - A moving image data recording apparatus and method that records a moving image file and a still image file and associates them with each other in the same directory.08-02-2012
20090128645IMAGING DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGING DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGING ELEMENT - A device is provided for taking high resolution still pictures while recording video without pausing video recording. Plural channels are provided for reaching pixel values from a CMOS sensor, and the output of each channel is input to a corresponding A/D conversion circuit. The channels are configured so that the pixels that are added together are read simultaneously. The data added by the pixel value adder is used as the video data for video recording. When a still picture is captured during video recording, the pixel data is stored in memory with capacity to store one frame, and is sequentially output from the image sensor as the still picture data.05-21-2009
20110032371IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - An image capturing device capable of capturing a high-definition moving image comprises an image capturing unit that converts a subject image formed via an optical system with an adjustable focal length to image signals and outputs the image signals as image data, and an image processing unit that stores the output image data as still image data or moving image data into a storage unit. The image capturing device is characterized in that the image processing unit comprises an alignment processing unit that detects a position at which the field angle range of an image captured to be stored as moving image data fits within the field angle range of an image captured to be stored as still image data.02-10-2011
20110032372PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A photographing apparatus according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section converting an object image into image data; a photographing section obtaining the image data from the imaging section in response to release operation and also obtaining the image data of continuous shooting from the imaging section before or after the release operation; a trimming section generating trimming images sequentially for frames in different areas, respectively, using the image data of the continuous shooting; and a control section recording the trimming image generated in the trimming section and the image data obtained in the release operation.02-10-2011
20080309776IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus having as a shooting mode a normal shooting mode and a continuous shooting mode for generating a plurality of pieces of image data, includes a setting unit operable to set a shooting mode, an imaging element having as a read mode a normal read mode for outputting image signals of all pixels and a mixing read mode for mixing and outputting an image signal of a predetermined pixel and image signals of peripheral pixels of the predetermined pixel, and a pixel mixing controller operable to control the read mode of the imaging element. The pixel mixing controller controls the imaging element to operate in the mixing read mode when the shooting mode is set to the continuous shooting mode.12-18-2008
20110122271IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - Whether a user of a video camera can discern an unnatural motion or the discernable unnatural motion is permissible is evaluated based on an taken image so as to make a change between mixing of still image shooting driving and maintaining of motion image shooting driving.05-26-2011
20100315521PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE, PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD, AND PLAYBACK METHOD - A photographing device according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section that captures a subject image and outputs image data; a motion picture recording section that records a motion picture based on the image data; a parameter setting section that sets a photographing parameter to change a photographing state; and a parameter control section that automatically changes the photographing parameter during the recording of the motion picture regardless of the set photographing parameter.12-16-2010
20100182443IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image pickup apparatus having an image capturing unit capturing an image, a first recording unit temporarily recording an original image signal output from the image capturing unit, a processing unit performing predetermined signal processing upon the original image signal output from the image capturing unit, and an instructing unit instructing the processing unit to capture a still image. When the processing unit is instructed to capture a still image by the instructing unit while performing moving image signal processing upon the original image signal output from the image capturing unit, the processing unit may cause the first recording unit to record the original image signal output from the image capturing unit. In addition, the processing unit may read out the recorded original image signal from the first recording unit and perform still image signal processing upon the read out original image signal while suspending the moving image signal processing.07-22-2010
20110025865CAMERA AND CAMERA CONTROL METHOD - A camera according to the present invention, which is capable of continuous shooting before and after a still image shot according to photographer's operation, comprises: an imaging section converting an object image into image data; a still image shooting section obtaining image data of the still image according to release operation; a continuous shooting section obtaining the image data by continuous shooting before and after the obtaining of the still image in the still image shooting section; an image processing section performing image processing which is different from that of the image data obtained by the still image shooting section and changed sequentially, on the image data obtained by the continuous shooting section; and a recording section recording the image data image-processed by the image processing section.02-03-2011
20110043651CAMERA AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - A camera according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section converting an object image into image data; a storage section storing still image data of a still image obtained by the imaging section, thumbnail image data of the still image, and moving image data of a moving image which has been photographed at timing at least either before or after photographing of the still image; a display section performing display of one or more thumbnail views according to the thumbnail image data; and a display control section, when one of the thumbnail views is designated in the thumbnail view display, performing display of the still image on the display section according to the still image data corresponding to the designated thumbnail view after having performed display of the moving image according to the moving image data corresponding to the designated thumbnail view stored in the storage section.02-24-2011
20110025866COMPACT LENS OPTICAL SYSTEM AND DIGITAL CAMERA MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME - A dual lens optical system (OS) includes a photographing device, a first OS having a first reflection member and redirecting an optical axis of light representing an image of an object input from a first direction toward the photographing device, and a second OS having a second reflection member, redirecting an optical axis of light representing an image of an object input from a second direction toward the photographing device, and sharing at least one of optical elements of the first OS. The first and second OSs selectively redirect the image light from the first or second direction toward the photographing device. The photographing surface has a first region where the light representing the image of the object input through the first OS is formed, and a second region where light representing the image of the object input through the second OS is formed, have different sizes and are overlapped.02-03-2011
20110115933IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.05-19-2011
20120120268CONTENT PARAMETER CONTROL FOR AVAILABLE MEMORY - A method, programmed medium and system are disclosed which provide for enabling a user to set the number of images/video that needs to be recorded prior to storing them in memory. The system is configured to manage the resolution and quality of the images/video, either automatically or manually, so that the images or video recordings are stored with the highest possible quality aspects within the free memory space available.05-17-2012
20110001838Method and apparatus for operating camera of portable terminal - A camera operation method and apparatus of the portable terminal includes a camera comprised of a plurality of camera modules. The camera modules are set to be enabled according to corresponding input signals for activating particular user functions, respectively. An enabled camera module captures an image that is used to support a particular user function. The camera modules are configured to be exclusively used for particular functions, respectively, thereby enhancing the data processing speed in the portable terminal.01-06-2011
20090273684IMAGE SHOOTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF - An apparatus which concurrently shoots a movie and a still image, comprises an image sensing unit which generates movie data and still image data; a storage unit which stores the generated still image data in a temporary memory area at predetermined time intervals; a detection unit which detects at least one of feature information, audio information and operation information; an analyzing unit which analyzes the detected information; a control unit which outputs, based on an analysis result, an instruction used as a trigger for selecting still image data among the still image data stored in the temporary memory area; an image processing unit which performs image processing on the selected still image data selected in accordance with the instruction used as the trigger; and a recording unit which records the processed still image data.11-05-2009
20090141138System And Methods For Capturing Images Of An Event - A system for capturing images of an event includes at least one data correlator. The data correlator is operable to receive still images captured by a camera and to receive identification/time pairs from a sensor. Each identification/time pair includes an identity of at least one respective object and a time that the at least one respective object was within the camera's field of view. The data correlator is operable to automatically correlate the still images with identities of respective objects included in the still images by correlating an identity of at least one respective object of each identification/time pair to a still image that is closest in time to a time of the identification/time pair.06-04-2009
20110261216IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention provides an image processing apparatus which records, on a recording medium, development parameters corresponding to a plurality of first Raw image frames, of a plurality of Raw image frames, which satisfy a predetermined condition, and a development parameter corresponding to a last Raw image frame, of the plurality of Raw image frames, which corresponds to a last image frame of a Raw moving image data, together with the Raw moving image data.10-27-2011
20110261215IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention provides an image processing apparatus which records Raw moving image data constituted by a plurality of Raw image frames, the apparatus including a designation unit configured to designate a specific Raw image frame from the plurality of Raw image frames in accordance with an instruction from a user, and a control unit configured to control operation of the image processing apparatus, wherein the control unit controls the image processing apparatus to record, on a recording medium, development parameters corresponding to Raw image frames extracted from the plurality of Raw image frames at predetermined frame intervals, together with the Raw moving image data, and controls the image processing apparatus to record, on the recording medium, a development parameter corresponding to the specific Raw image frame designated by the designation unit, together with the Raw moving image data.10-27-2011
20100182442DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided are a digital photographing device, a method of controlling the same, and a computer-readable storage medium for storing a program for executing the method. The method includes calculating a degree of motion of a subject; determining whether a photographing mode change condition is satisfied based on the degree of motion; determining whether to change a photographing mode according to a predetermined reference, if the photographing mode change condition is satisfied; and changing the photographing mode if it is determined to change the photographing mode, wherein the photographing mode is one of a still image capturing mode and a video capturing mode.07-22-2010
20110134260DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM TO EXECUTE THE METHOD - A digital photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the same captures a still image in correspondence to a shutter signal input in a photographing mode, captures a moving image after the capturing of the still image is completed, and continues a photographing operation by receiving from the user a selection of the capturing of the still image or the capturing of the moving image. As such, the digital photographing apparatus may obtain a moving image even when a user attempts to capture the moving image without knowing that a photographing mode is a still image capturing mode, and may also obtain a still image at a desired moment even when the user attempts to capture the still image without knowing that the photographing mode is a moving image capturing mode.06-09-2011
20110080488CAMERA SYSTEM - The camera body includes a synchronizing signal generator that generates a synchronizing signal, a body controller that controls the camera body and generates a command to control the interchangeable lens. The body controller performs control to send the interchangeable lens a command to set the interchangeable lens to a synchronous mode in which operation of the interchangeable lens is controlled in synchronization with the synchronizing signal and a command to set the interchangeable lens to an asynchronous mode which is a mode other than the synchronous mode. The interchangeable lens includes a lens controller that controls the operation of the interchangeable lens. The lens controller controls the operation of the interchangeable lens in the synchronous mode or the asynchronous mode according to the command received from the camera body.04-07-2011
20100214427IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus capable of recording a moving image and a still image includes a recording unit for recording image data of the moving image or the still image generated by an imaging unit in a recording medium, and a display unit for displaying first capacity information related to recordable time of the moving image to the recording medium when recording the moving image and displaying second capacity information related to number of still images recordable in the recording medium when recording the still image. Even after the recording of the moving image is completed, the display unit continuously displays the first capacity information until a predetermined time passes. Even after the recording of the still images is completed, the display unit continuously displays the second capacity information until the predetermined time passes. After the predetermined time passes, the display unit displays either one of the first capacity information and the second capacity information.08-26-2010
20100020188RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD, PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A recording apparatus includes: a still image acquiring unit configured to acquire a still image from a moving image during recording or playback of the moving image; an information adding unit configured to add information related to the moving image at or slightly before the time the still image is acquired by the still image acquiring means, to the still image acquired by the still image acquiring unit; and a still image recording unit configured to record the still image to which the information related to the moving image has been added by the information adding unit.01-28-2010
20100020189IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING IRIS MEMBER AND FILTER UNITS - An image pickup apparatus capable of preventing a decline of resolution of a still image while keeping a dynamic range of exposure control. The image pickup apparatus capable of photographing with changing over a moving image and a still image, includes an iris mechanism for changing an amount of light input to an image pickup element by changing an aperture diameter, a filter unit, having a single density or a plurality of densities, for changing the amount of the light input to the image pickup element by its advancing towards and withdrawing from the aperture diameter of the iris mechanism, a unit for driving the iris mechanism and the filter unit independently, and a control unit for setting the filter unit in one of two types of states such as fully covering the aperture diameter of the iris mechanism and fully withdrawing from the aperture diameter in the still image photography.01-28-2010
20110050933INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus that causes display of anomalous pixels of images includes acquisition means for acquiring positions of anomalous pixels in a captured image using a plurality of acquisition schemes for acquiring anomalous pixels; and display control means for causing a display unit to display an image showing the positions of anomalous pixels obtained by the acquisition means so that the relative position between the anomalous pixels in the captured image is maintained and that the display format for each of the positions of anomalous pixels is changed in accordance with the acquisition schemes.03-03-2011
20110050932IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - When the shooting mode selector lever switches the shooting mode to the still image shooting mode, the viewfinder mode is switched to the optical viewfinder mode, and switching from the optical viewfinder mode to the electronic viewfinder mode is performed by operation of the start-stop button. When the shooting mode selector lever switches the shooting mode to the movie shooting mode, the viewfinder mode is switched to the electronic viewfinder mode, and movie shooting is started by operation of the start-stop button.03-03-2011
20110050931IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP METHOD, AND IMAGE PICKUP PROGRAM - A video camera includes an image sensor for picking up an image of a subject and outputting a still image or a moving image, an operation accepting portion for accepting an operation by the user, and an image pickup control portion for, in response to the operation accepting portion accepting an operation of giving an instruction to pick up a moving image, controlling the image sensor to pick up an image under a predetermined condition for still images and thereafter allowing the image sensor to pick up an image under a predetermined condition for moving images, and for, in response to the operation accepting portion accepting an operation of giving an instruction to pick up a still image, controlling the image sensor to pick up an image under a predetermined condition for still images.03-03-2011
20110050930FAST ITERATIVE MOTION ESTIMATION METHOD ON GRADUALLY CHANGING IMAGES - A fast iterative motion estimation method enables motion estimation to take place with fewer computations. The motion estimation and error determination steps are combined, each position in the search area is monitored to determine whether error value reaches the minimum over iterations by keeping track of convergence status, a refinement search is applied (thus, a smaller search area than a conventional process), and the difference of the error value and the minimum error value is used for each position in the search area to decide whether to further calculate the error value for that position. Each of these modifications helps minimize the number of computations used in motion estimation.03-03-2011
20110063463Digital camera having video file creating function - A digital camera includes an image capturing unit, an image capturing control unit, and an image processing unit. The image capturing control unit controls the image capturing unit so as to obtain a still image. The image processing unit creates freeze video data used for reproducing the still image for a predetermined period of time.03-17-2011
20120176503DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a digital photographing apparatus and a control method thereof. According to the digital photographing apparatus and the control method thereof, a user is allowed to manage data, captured in the same event, within a single display screen regardless of the kinds of contents and to easily perform switching between contents.07-12-2012
20090135265IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS CONTROL PROGRAM, DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image pickup apparatus performing moving-image data processing and still-image data processing in parallel includes an image pickup unit converting a ray into an electric signal and outputting an image pickup signal, a buffer unit temporarily storing the image pickup signal, a buffer controller controlling reading from the buffer unit, a first signal processing unit outputting a first transmission request, performing processing on the image pickup signal every frame timing in response to the first transmission request, and outputting moving-image data, and a second signal processing unit outputting a second transmission request, performing processing on the image pickup signal in response to the second transmission request at a predetermined timing, and outputting still-image data. The buffer controller determines whether it is possible that the image pickup signal is read without deteriorating continuity based on a data storage state of the buffer unit and the first and second transmission requests.05-28-2009
20090135264MOTION BLUR DETECTION USING METADATA FIELDS - A wireless communication device for motion blur detection comprising a transceiver, an optical sensor, a motion sensor, a processor and a memory. The transceiver provides wireless communication with a remote device. The optical sensor captures an image, and the motion sensor generates motion information associated with the image captured by the optical sensor. The processor controls the wireless communication by the transceiver and, further, controls the identification and storage of the motion information associated with the image. The memory portion stores the image and the associated motion information. Upon storing, the device may transmit the image and the associate motion information to the remote device via a wireless communication link, whereby the image is processed based on the associated motion information.05-28-2009
20110317025DVD camcorder with digital camera - DVD Camcorder with Digital Camera is a specially designed video camera that records images in a digital format and is replayed on a standard DVD player. The DVD Camcorder with Digital Camera also features a fully functioning digital camera with which the user records still images. The D.V.D Camcorder with Digital Camera is extremely compact in size and could be comfortably held in a hand. In an embodiment this device is configured to burn images directly onto a digital video disc. The device facilitates playback on a TV as well as real-time monitoring of what is being recorded.12-29-2011
20120002065IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image photographing apparatus simultaneously photographs a moving image and a still image in a simultaneous photographing mode, recognizes a still image photographed at a time point closest to a photographing time point of the moving image output at a time point when the specific region is specified when a user specifies the specific region of the moving image screen while reproducing the moving image photographed in the simultaneous photographing mode, and magnifies and displays a region corresponding to the specific region on the recognized still image.01-05-2012
20120044374PHOTOGRAPHY LED LIGHTING AND EFFECTS GENERATION SYSTEM - A lighting apparatus comprises a light panel having a panel frame, and a plurality of LEDs or other light elements secured to the panel frame. The panel frame may be a portable frame. A self-contained battery unit securably attaches to the outside of the panel frame. The light panel may have a dimmer switch, and may also be capable of receiving power from a source other than the self-contained battery unit. The lighting apparatus can be mounted to a camera or a stand. The lighting apparatus may include an effects generator in communication therewith which generates a continuous light or a flash of light from the LEDs or other light elements. Diffusion lenses or color gels may be integrated with or detachable from the light panel.02-23-2012
20120008001METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method for displaying image data in a portable terminal is provided, in which the type of a moving picture is displayed by using previously stored item display data. The method includes photographing a moving picture in a moving picture photographing mode and adding one of frames of the photographed moving picture as item display data to the photographed moving picture and storing the photographed moving picture, if moving picture storage is selected during photographing.01-12-2012
20120013756IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND CONTROL METHOD - An image apparatus includes an image capture unit that captures a moving image and generates moving image data corresponding to the moving image, a generating unit that generates predetermined image data which is embedded in the moving image data based on still image data corresponding to the still image; and an encryption unit that encrypts the predetermined image data and the still image data if the image capture unit is instructed to capture the still image during capturing of the moving image.01-19-2012
20120057038IMAGING APPARATUS, READOUT CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM PRODUCT, READOUT CONTROL APPARATUS, AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging apparatus includes a readout unit that reads still picture signals from first pixels among a plurality of pixels disposed on an imaging device and reads motion picture signals from second pixels among the plurality of pixels at predetermined frame cycles, and a readout control unit that controls the readout timings of the still picture signals based on the length of a still picture exposure period for accumulating the still picture signals and the length of a motion picture frame cycle period which is the period of the frame cycles.03-08-2012
20120154616OPTICAL APPARATUS - An optical apparatus includes a focus lens that constitutes an image-pickup optical system configured to form an optical image of an object, a driver configured to drive the focus lens in an optical axis direction of the image-pickup optical system in focusing, and a controller configured to store a position of the focus lens in a memory which is set in accordance with an operation of a setter, and to control the driver in accordance with a manipulation of a manipulator so as to move the focus lens to the position stored in the memory, wherein the controller controls the driver so that a driving speed at which the focus lens is moved to the position stored in the memory when a mode of taking the object is a still image-pickup mode is higher than that in a motion image-pickup mode.06-21-2012
20120307095ELECTRONIC CAMERA THAT DISPLAYS INFORMATION REPRESENTATIVE OF ITS SELECTED MODE - An electronic camera is used with a display screen and includes an imaging device, a pixel density converter, a moving image recording device and a still image recording device. The imaging device images an object and converts the imaged object to image information. The pixel density converter converts the image information converted by the imaging device to a pixel density suitable for a scan format of the display screen. The moving image recording device successively retrieves the image information from the pixel density converter and records the image information in the recording medium as a series of moving images. The still image recording device retrieves the image information converted by the imaging device and records the image information in the recording medium as a still image.12-06-2012
20120307094IMAGE FILE DATA STRUCTURE, IMAGE FILE GENERATION DEVICE, IMAGE FILE GENERATION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC CAMERA - In an electronic camera that captures still images when capturing a moving image records associated images in a moving image file, the data structure of which includes metadata for both of the moving image and the still images captured when the moving image is being captured. The metadata includes identification data, which unambiguously identifies a still image that is associated with the moving image.12-06-2012
20120154617IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - An image capturing device and method for improving capturing skill or knowledge by enabling a user to understand a reason for setting a proper capturing parameter. The image capturing device switches between an auto capturing mode for automatically setting capturing conditions and a manual capturing mode for manually setting capturing conditions, and includes a capturing parameter setting part that sets a capturing parameter used in the auto capturing mode, based on parameter determination information calculated from an original image, a setting reason setting part that associates and stores a setting reason for the capturing parameter value with a value of the parameter determination information corresponding to the capturing parameter, and an association processing part that determines the setting reason from the capturing parameter value in the auto capturing mode by referring to the setting reason storing part, and associating the setting reason with a captured image.06-21-2012
20120062757CONFIGURATION OF A DEVICE BASED UPON ORIENTATION - An application for a device that includes an image sensor, an orientation sensor and image capture capabilities. Operation of the device is based upon a detected orientation of the device by the orientation sensor. In one embodiment, when the device is in a horizontal orientation, the image capture operates as a digital still image camera and when the device is in a vertical orientation, the image capture operates as a digital video camera. Other orientations are anticipated including upside down as well as other operating modes such as flash enabled and flash disabled. Optionally, a control is provided to lock the operation in one of the modes irrespective of changes in the orientation of the device.03-15-2012
20110043650IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD - According to the invention, extracting still and moving pictures having different aspect ratios from an original picture from within an extraction range suitable for an imaging mode can be performed. An embodiment of the invention, according to the selected imaging mode, sets the still picture extraction range with an aspect ratio of 4:3 for extracting a still picture and the moving picture extraction range with an aspect ratio of 16:9 for extracting an HD moving picture within the imaging range of the imaging device 17. Then, the embodiment, from the imaged picture, extracts a picture within the set still picture extraction range as still picture, and extracts a picture within the set moving picture extraction range as HD moving picture. That is, the embodiment can switch between the still picture extraction range and the HD moving picture extraction range having different aspect ratios according to the imaging mode. And thus, from the picture within the imaging range (i.e., the original picture), the embodiment can extract the still picture and the HD moving picture having different aspect ratios from within the extraction range suitable for the imaging mode.02-24-2011
20110090353IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A display apparatus of the present invention includes a reception unit configured to receive an image captured by an imaging apparatus from the imaging apparatus and a switching unit configured to switch the display mode of the captured image to a single shooting display mode for displaying the image captured by the imaging apparatus in the single shooting mode or a continuous shooting display mode for displaying the image captured by the imaging apparatus in the continuous shooting mode based on an interval at which the captured image is received by the reception unit.04-21-2011
20120162456APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DIGITAL IMAGE SIGNAL THAT OBTAINS STILL IMAGE AT DESIRED POINT IN TIME AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS - An apparatus for processing a digital image signal and a method of controlling the same includes: a storage unit that stores a video file including a first video with a first resolution; a resizing unit that generates a second video with a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; a determining unit that determines whether any of one or more frames of the second video satisfies a preset condition; and a still image generating unit that generates a still image by capturing a frame of the first video corresponding to a frame of the second video satisfying the condition. Accordingly, a user may more precisely obtain a high-quality still image with respect to a point in time desired by the user.06-28-2012
20110181745PRESENTATION SYSTEM - The presentation device comprises an image capture portion for capturing an image, and a transmission portion for wireless serial transmission of the captured images. The image output device comprises a reception portion for wireless serial reception of the images from the presentation device, an output portion for outputting the received images, and a measurement portion for measuring wireless signal strength. The output portion compares the signal strength with a threshold value established through an operation by the user, and if the signal strength exceeds the threshold value, serially outputs the images serially received by the reception portion so as to outputs a moving image, or if signal strength is equal to or less than the threshold value, continuously outputs a single previously received image so as to outputs a still image.07-28-2011
20120314095IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image capturing apparatus determines a scene of a captured image, and, depending on the scene determination result, performs image capture with an expanded dynamic range, or performs a dynamic range contraction process based on the captured image. In the case of executing the dynamic range expansion process, the image capturing apparatus performs image capture at a decreased ISO speed, and performs tone correction for compensating the decrease in ISO speed with respect to the captured image. The image capturing apparatus is thereby capable of performing image capture with a dynamic range that takes into consideration the subject and the scene.12-13-2012
20100188517INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The information communication terminal includes a first housing having a display unit and a second housing having an operating unit. The first housing can be arranged as follows: the first state where the display unit is directed oppositely to the photographing direction of the imaging unit; the second state where the display unit is directed in the photographing direction of the imaging unit; the third state where the rotary shaft direction of the first housing is made to adjoin the direction perpendicular to the open/close shaft direction of the second housing and the display unit and the operating unit are directed to the same side; and fourth state where the direction perpendicular to the rotary shaft direction of the first housing is made to adjoin the open/close shaft direction of the second housing through the hinge and the display unit and the operating unit are directed to the same side.07-29-2010
20090059020DATA PROCESSING CIRCUIT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, CAMERA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DATA PROCESSOR - A storing part stores contents data to be reproduced in switching an operational mode. A reproducing part reproduces data to be reproduced in each of a plurality of operational modes and the contents data stored in the storing part. A controlling part allows, in detecting operational mode switching, the reproducing part to reproduce the contents data until a contents reproducing time necessary for reproducing the contents data elapses, and allows the reproducing part to reproduce given data to be reproduced in the switched operational mode after the contents reproducing time has elapsed.03-05-2009
20090059019AUDIO/VIDEO APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - An audio/video apparatus includes a sensor for sensing vital signs of a human body and outputting a signal corresponding to the vital signs, a physiological parameter detector for generating a physiological parameter according to the signal outputted by the sensor, an analyzing unit for analyzing whether the physiological parameter generated by the detector is within a preset range, a playing module for playing an audio/video content, and a play controller for controlling whether the playing module plays the audio/video content according to an analysis result of the analyzing unit.03-05-2009
20120075488SYSTEM AND METHDOD FOR CAPTURING AND DISPLAYING STILL PHOTO AND VIDEO CONTENT - Still images can be captured during capture of video frames at different resolutions. Still image data and video data at different resolutions and in different data formats can be combined into a single file and stored in a memory. Storing the video data and still image data in a single file simplifies the process of displaying video in conjunction with display of representative still images.03-29-2012
20120257071DIGITAL CAMERA HAVING VARIABLE DURATION BURST MODE - A digital camera for having a variable time duration burst capture mode, comprising: an image sensor; an optical system; a data processing system; a frame buffer memory; and a program memory. The program memory stores instructions including: specifying a first frame rate; initiating an image capture sequence; storing a sequence of digital images captured at the first frame rate in the frame buffer memory; determining whether the frame buffer memory has been filled to a predetermined capacity. If the frame buffer memory has been filled to the predetermined capacity, the program memory further includes instructions for specifying a second frame rate, wherein the second frame rate is lower than the first frame rate; designating a set of stored digital images that can be overwritten; and storing a sequence of digital images captured at the second frame rate in the frame buffer memory, overwriting the designated set of stored digital images.10-11-2012
20090021592Display control apparatus, display control method, and program therefor - A display control apparatus includes a list-image-display control unit that executes control for displaying a unit moving image list image formed by arranging at least representative images corresponding to respective unit moving image data in a predetermined unit, a representative-image-display control unit that arranges, concerning representative images that should be designated as moving images among the representative images, a moving image obtained by reproducing unit moving image data corresponding thereto on the unit moving image list screen and arranges, concerning the representative images other than the representative images designated as the moving image, a still image represented by a unit moving image corresponding thereto on the unit moving image list image, and a moving-image-change control unit that sequentially changes the representative images designated as a moving image in accordance with a predetermined change rule and change timing.01-22-2009
20090021593Camera with an interrupting unit, and camera with an inhibiting unit - When at least a portion of an aperture of a lens part is covered with some object, both adjusting of the sensitivity of an image pickup part and display of “though image” are inhibited. Also, it is able to shorten a length of time for which the camera enters into a power saving mode, and to prevent capture of improper images. Provided herein is a determining unit for determining whether at least a portion of the aperture of the lens part is covered. When the determining unit determines that it is covered, the camera inhibits the sensitivity adjustment of the image pickup part and the display of “though image”, shortens the length of time after which the camera enters into the power saving mode, interrupts shooting or continuous shooting, or a movie imaging, and inhibits a flash emission.01-22-2009
20120081565MOVING IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND MOVING IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD - A moving image capture apparatus generates a data file to record, on a recording medium, an image signal output from an imaging unit, extracts character information from the image signal to be recorded on the recording medium, sets a parameter value used for selection as a file name according to a characteristic of appearance of the character information, calculates an evaluation value from the set parameter value, and sets character information based on the calculated evaluation value as a file name of the image signal. Furthermore, the moving image capture apparatus generates a thumbnail of the file based on an image signal from which character information for which the calculated evaluation value is relatively large has been extracted.04-05-2012
20120262595FOCUSING SYSTEM, INTERCHANGEABLE LENS, AND IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE - A focusing system includes an optical system including first and second focus lenses for regulating a focus state of a subject image and is capable of performing a focus operation for automatically controlling the first and second focus lenses on a focus position. The focusing system includes a first drive unit for driving the first focus lens along the optical axis, a second drive unit for driving the second focus lens along the optical axis, a determining unit for periodically detecting a focus state of the subject image formed via the optical system and determining a focus position of the optical system based on the detected result, and a control unit for controlling the first and second drive units according to a result of determining the focus position of the optical system by the determining unit. The control unit controls the second drive unit to drive (such as drive at a constant speed, or stop) the second focus lens independently of the first focus lens, in the focus operation.10-18-2012
20080259173Data Processor - To provide a data structure contributing to managing a moving picture and a still picture efficiently and also provide an apparatus for performing recording and/or playback using such a data structure.10-23-2008
20120320228IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - Light-receiving unit is set corresponding to a plurality of pixels. The pixel values of a plurality of pixels included in the light-receiving unit are added up, and read as light-receiving value to acquire a low-resolution frame image. The image processing device includes an estimation calculation section that estimates the pixel values of the pixels included in the light-receiving unit based on a plurality of low-resolution frame images, and an image output section that outputs a high-resolution frame image based on the estimated pixel values. The light-receiving value is read while sequentially performing a pixel shift process so that light-receiving units overlap each other. The estimation calculation section estimates the pixel values of the pixels included in the light-receiving unit based on the light-receiving values obtained by performing the pixel shift process.12-20-2012
20120086826SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A solid-state imaging device includes first-group pixels 04-12-2012
20120140089IMAGE SENSOR AND CAMERA SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME - An image sensor includes a reference voltage generation unit that generates a reference voltage that alternately decreases and increases at a constant rate in an operation mode of the image sensor to convert analog signals of detected incident light to a digital value using the reference voltage to determine an intensity of the incident light with high sensitivity and high signal-to-noise ratio.06-07-2012
20130021487IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND IMAGE-CAPTURE CONTROL PROGRAM PRODUCT - A mobile terminal having a camera function includes a camera unit for capturing an image of a subject, and an image-capture control calculation unit that controls an image-capturing operation performed by the camera unit and that also calculates a movement speed of the subject that is being captured by the camera unit. Then, when the camera unit is performing continuous image capture, the image-capture control calculation unit dynamically changes and controls an image-capture time interval at the time of continuous image capture in accordance with a movement speed of the subject.01-24-2013
20080231717Digital camera capable of image processing - In a digital camera, when a motion image reducing mode is set, a pointer is displayed on a monitor. When the operator operates on cursor key, the pointer moves, and when the operator operates a determination key at two different pointer positions, a rectangular frame is formed. Namely, the two pointer positions represent upper left and lower right coordinates of the frame. The picked up real time motion image is displayed in the rectangular frame. The displayed motion image is reduced to a magnification corresponding to the ratio of the rectangular frame with respect to the monitor frame. When the operator operates a shutter button at this time, the image in the motion image frame is recorded on a memory card. As the motion image is displayed in the motion image frame in accordance with the instruction by the operator and the image in the motion image frame is recorded in accordance with the operation of the shutter button, a processed image can be obtained without the necessity of preparing a separate image processing apparatus.09-25-2008
20130169834PHOTO EXTRACTION FROM VIDEO - A method and system for extracting a still photo from a video signal includes selecting a center-of-mass frame, and correcting erroneous pixel data in the center-of-mass frame using pixel data from temporally offset frames to produce a corrected frame. A plurality of corrected frames is produced by repeating the process and an optimized still photo is extracted from the plurality of corrected frames.07-04-2013
20120249817IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND IMAGE SENSOR - An image pickup apparatus that is capable of taking a distortion-free moving image without enlarging circuit scale. An image sensor has pixels each of which comprises a photoelectric conversion section that generates an electric charge corresponding to the incident light, a charge storage section that stores the electric charge, and an output section that outputs a voltage corresponding to the electric charge. The pixels include a first type pixel with a charge retention section that temporally holds the electric charge before transferring to the charge storage section, and a second type pixel without the charge retention section. A setting unit sets up a mode. A control unit controls to generate an image corresponding the output voltage from the first type pixel in a moving image pickup mode, and to generate an image corresponding to the output voltages from the first and second type pixels in a still image pickup mode.10-04-2012
20120249816FOCUS DIRECTION DETECTION CONFIDENCE SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus and method for determining confidence in focus direction detection, including the steps of capturing a plurality of images, calculating sets of matching errors and blur difference estimations relating to the images, capturing a plurality of object images; calculating sets of matching errors and blur difference estimations relating to the images, calculating a confidence indicator as a function of either the matching errors or blur difference estimations, and automatically adjusting a focus control element in response to said confidence indicator exceeding a threshold value.10-04-2012
20130093908IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a video input section to which live video obtained by picking up an image of an object is inputted; a frame interpolation processing section which, by inserting an interpolated image between images of frames constituting the live video, performs processing for generating and outputting interpolated video of a frame rate set in advance; and a control section which, when an instruction for freezing video displayed on a display section is made, operates so as to cause a still image of a frame constituting the live video to be displayed on the display section.04-18-2013
20130120603IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS WITH INCLINATION GUIDE DISPLAY - An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which provides an appropriate inclination guide display in accordance with an aspect ratio of a picked-up image and the like. The image pickup apparatus includes an inclination detector which detects an inclination of the image pickup apparatus, a display device capable of superimposedly showing an inclination guide display corresponding to a detection output from the inclination detector, on a picked-up image, and an aspect ratio setter which sets the aspect ratio of a picked-up image. The apparatus includes a display controller which controls whether or not to show the inclination guide display on the display device on the basis of the aspect ratio set by the aspect ratio setter.05-16-2013
20110211086IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, IMAGE GENERATING DEVICE, MOVING PICTURE GENERATING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An image capturing unit outputs an image data signal. A first moving picture data generating unit generates first moving picture data based on the image signal from the image capturing unit. A trigger signal generating unit causes a trigger signal to be generated, every time a predetermined trigger condition is met, while the first moving picture data generating unit is in process of generating the first moving picture data. A second moving picture data generating unit causes, every time the trigger signal is generated, generation of moving picture data corresponding to an image signal of the predetermined period of time based on the point of time the trigger signal has been generated. A recording unit effects recording of the first moving picture data and the second moving picture data.09-01-2011
20110273573IMAGING APPARATUS - It is an object of the present invention to provide an imaging apparatus for simultaneously taking a still image and a moving image that hardly causes a fail in taking a moving image. The imaging apparatus is characterized by including an imaging means capable of taking a subject image and generating still image data and moving image data, a first storage means capable of temporarily storing the still image data and the moving image data generated by the imaging means, a second storage means, a transfer means capable of reading the still image data and the moving image data stored in the first storage means and transferring them to the second storage means, and a control means for controlling the transfer means so that any one of the still image data and the moving image data is transferred to the second storage means according to a status of use of the first storage means.11-10-2011
20120274797IMAGE SIGNAL RECORDING/REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, METHOD EMPLOYED THEREIN, AND IMAGE SIGNAL RECORDING APPARATUS - An image signal recording/reproduction apparatus having a generating apparatus that generates a dynamic image signal or a still image signal of a subject captured by an imaging apparatus; an operation apparatus that starts recording of the dynamic image signal or the still image signal generated by the generating apparatus; a recording apparatus that records the dynamic image signal or the still image signal into a recording medium through mechanical drive; a reproduction apparatus that reproduces the dynamic image signal or the still image signal recorded at the recording medium through mechanical drive; and a control apparatus that implements control so that the mechanical drive is sustained if the operation apparatus is operated while the dynamic image signal or the still image signal is being reproduced by the reproduction apparatus and so that the recording apparatus records the dynamic image signal or the still image signal in the recording medium.11-01-2012
20120274796DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Embodiments of the invention provide a digital photographing apparatus including a user interface provider for providing a user interface including: a display region for displaying a live-view image or a reproduced image; a first region for providing at least one pre-set menu; and a second region for providing at least one user set menu set by a user.11-01-2012
20100309326IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS DETACHABLY CONNECTING TO LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image pickup apparatus detachably connecting to a light emitting device. Still image shooting is performed during moving image recording being paused according to a still image shooting instruction received during the moving image recording being performed and the moving image recording is resumed after performing the still image shooting. Information about charge control of the connected light emitting device is acquired. Light emitting of the connected light emitting device involved with the still image shooting is prohibited based on the acquired information about the charge control.12-09-2010
20110242343IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In an image processing apparatus, a still image immediately before a moving image is photographed is divisionally encoded in correspondence to a slice area of the moving image, and a compression table of the slice area in one frame of the moving image is determined based on a compressed data amount of corresponding divisional encoding of the still image. Thus, the image processing apparatus determines the compression table for each slice area of the moving image so that constant compressed data amount for one entire frame of the moving image is attained without performing a trial compression.10-06-2011
20110234828RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a recording apparatus including: a movement cycle determining section which receives moving image data including image contents of an object which performs a movement in which a movement state and a non-movement state are alternately and periodically repeated, and determines an operating period which corresponds to the movement state and a static period which corresponds to the non-movement state; and a recording control section which records the number of frame image data, per unit time, for forming the moving image data in the static period to be smaller than in the operating period, when the moving image data is recorded.09-29-2011
20130120604IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD - To enable satisfactory simultaneous and widely varied pictures to be obtained, for example, by allowing a common user to obtain an overall picture while the common user performing desired image capturing, or the like. A first image capturing device image-captures a subject to record this image, and also transmits a trigger signal to a second image capturing device. The second image capturing device image-captures an image to record this image in accordance with the trigger signal. Thus, the first and second image capturing devices enable both of an overall image and a zoomed image to be obtained with simultaneous timing.05-16-2013

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