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348207990 - CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL

348222100 - Combined image signal generator and general image signal processing

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20090195672IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD, AND MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM - Provided is an image processing apparatus comprising a region identifying section that identifies a partial region that fulfills a preset condition in a main image captured through an optical system in which an optical transfer function relating to light from an object point is substantially uniform regardless of a distance to the object point; and a correcting section that corrects an image of the partial region identified by the region identifying section, according to the optical transfer function of the optical system. The image processing apparatus may further comprise a condition storing section that stores the condition to be fulfilled by the partial region corrected by the correcting section, and the region identifying section may identify a partial region of the main image that fulfills the condition stored by the condition storing section.08-06-2009
20100053372IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - An image capturing apparatus 03-04-2010
20110193994IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing device includes a storage medium in which a compound image file containing a plurality of image data items and a condition specifying a part of the image data items are stored, and an image data processing unit configured to perform image processing on the compound image file stored in the storage medium, specify an image data item satisfying the condition from the plurality of image data items, and store the specified image data item in the storage medium as a new image file.08-11-2011
20110193993APPARATUS HAVING PHOTOGRAPH FUNCTION - A terminal includes an image input unit, an image output unit, and a controller to transmit image frames generated by the image input unit to the image output unit in real time if a preview mode is activated. If an object is selected within an image displayed on the screen of the image output unit, the controller identifies the selected object, detects an image frame, in which an object matched to the identified object is present, processes the detected image frame, and transmits the processed image frame to the image output unit so that an image can be edited before the photographed image is recorded.08-11-2011
20100118161IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, DYNAMIC PICTURE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR THE SAME - A dynamic picture storage section (05-13-2010
20130038754IMAGE PROCESSOR, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - An image processor includes an extracting unit and a synthesizer. The extracting unit extracts partial image data corresponding to a set color from pickup image data of first to (N−1)-th frames of the first to N-th frames output from an image pickup unit within one video recording cycle. The extracting unit estimates a region-to-be-extracted based on a color of a pixel from pixels constituting the first to (N−1)-th frames, stores pixel values of pixels included in the estimated region-to-be-extracted, determines validity of the estimated region-to-be-extracted, and stores, in a storage unit, region information of the region-to-be-extracted that is determined as being validated. The synthesizer synthesizes the pixels of the region-to-be-extracted and the pickup image data of the N-th frame based on the region information to generate and output an output frame.02-14-2013
20130088615APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING A TRANSACTION IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for conducting a transaction—such as the purchase of goods and services - including the collection, conversion, storage, tagging and the integration of a live inventory system, mark-up, mark-down system, live auction, and bartering system in an interactive software application, virtual world, social network, commercial and/or game application, which provides a real world experience to the user.04-11-2013
20090303349Image processing apparatus and method of image processing - A frame image data specifying module specifies an arbitrary piece of frame image data from among specified moving image data, and a continuous frame image data acquiring module acquires a frame image data that is continuous with the specified frame image data. A major subject image data specifying module uses the specified frame image data and the continuous frame image data to specify major subject image data from among the specified frame image data. An image quality characteristic acquiring module scans the specified major subject image data to acquire image characteristic values that indicate characteristics of image quality of the major subject image data, and uses reference values and the acquired image quality characteristic values to determine correction values for the specified frame image data. An image quality adjusting module applies the determined correction values to the specified frame image data.12-10-2009
20090303348METADATA ADDING APPARATUS AND METADATA ADDING METHOD - According to the invention, search and extraction of images obtained by capturing the same region are enabled to be performed at low load and in an easy manner. A multi-angle information generating apparatus 12-10-2009
20120293686VIDEO SUMMARY INCLUDING A FEATURE OF INTEREST - A digital video camera system that provides a video summary using a method that includes: specifying reference data, wherein the reference data indicates a feature of interest; capturing a video sequence of the scene using the image sensor, the video sequence including a time sequence of image frames; processing the captured video sequence using a video processing path to form a digital video file; during the capturing of the video sequence, analyzing the captured image frames using a feature recognition algorithm to identify a subset of the image frames that contain the feature of interest; forming the video summary including fewer than all of the image frames in the captured video sequence, wherein the video summary includes at least part of the identified subset of image frames containing the feature of interest; storing the digital video file in the storage memory; and storing a representation of the video summary in the storage memory.11-22-2012
20100157096APPARATUS TO AUTOMATICALLY TAG IMAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - An apparatus to automatically tag an image and a method thereof conveniently classifies images by acquiring information of a tag image when an image is photographed and stored, automatically adding tag information to the photographed image based on the information of a tag image, generating an image file, and storing the image file. The apparatus and method acquire an image and record a photographed image based on classification information of an image which is automatically tagged when the image is acquired and stored.06-24-2010
20090096891 APPARATUS FOR THE RECORDING OF IMAGE DATA AND META DATA - The invention relates to an apparatus for the recording of image data and meta data which contain information on the image data—such as recording parameters—with a digital camera which includes at least one image sensor for the generation of the image data and with meta data image generation means by which the meta data can be recorded in the form of image information detectable by the human eye so that the image data and the meta data can be generated as common image information, with the meta data image generation means including display means for the visual presentation of meta data, in particular a display, and/or data processing means for the electronic generation of the meta data inside the image data, in particular a controller.04-16-2009
20130162864CAPTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CAPTURING IMAGE - The disclosure provides a capturing apparatus and a capturing method for the capturing apparatus. The method includes steps: controlling the capturing unit to capture an image; performing an image processing function in relation to the captured image to obtain pixels of the captured image; comparing the pixels of the captured image with the pixels of the pre-stored standard images and determining whether a percentage of the pixels of the image is similar to the pixels of one of the standard images. If the percentage of the pixels of the image reaches a threshold of similarity to the pixels of one standard image, acquiring the parameters associated with the standard image; and controlling the capturing unit to capture subsequent images according to the parameters associated with the standard image.06-27-2013
20130162865IMAGING DEVICE - The imaging device includes an imaging component, an image recorder, an altitude recorder, and a display controller. The imaging component captures an image of a subject, produces image data at a first time and outputs the image data. The image recorder associates the first time with the image data and records the first time associated with the image data. The altitude recorder periodically acquires information related to an altitude. The altitude recorder also associates a second time with the information related to the altitude. The altitude recorder also records changes in the information related to altitude occurring by the second time, as altitude history information. The display controller displays the altitude history information recorded by the altitude recorder, and information indicating the first time.06-27-2013
20090009626METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING IMAGE FILE HAVING OBJECT INFORMATION - Provided are a method and an apparatus for generating an image file having information about an object. The method of generating the image file having the object information includes the operations of generating image data by taking a picture of the object; receiving the object information from the object through a network; and storing the object information in an image file together with the image data. Accordingly, when a photographing apparatus capable of perform wireless communications generates image data by taking a picture of an object having a wireless communication module, object information is received from the object through wireless communications and is stored together with image data.01-08-2009
20120236177ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a camera, an image clipping unit, an information input unit, a recording unit and a display. The camera photographs an image. The image clipping unit clips a customer image from the image photographed by the camera. The information input unit inputs customer information which is made to correspond to the customer image. The recording unit records the customer image with the customer information. The display displays the customer image and the customer information.09-20-2012
20110032385IMAGE POSITIONING METHOD, POI TAGGING METHOD AND THE APPARATUS - An image positioning method, a POI tagging method and an apparatus therefor are described. The method is particularly to define a range corresponding to a positioning value translated by a global positioning system. Further, a point-of-interest (POI) is tagged according to the defined range. In an exemplary example, if there is no positioning signal detected as photographing an image, a previously received positioning signal is used to be the positioning value for the image. According to the preferred embodiment of the tagging method, an image is taken firstly, and then it's to determine a positioning value for the image. In which the positioning value may be determined on the instant of photographing. Alternatively, the positioning value may be retrieved from the image's attribute through playback software. Thereby, a range associated with the positioning value is defined. A corresponding point-of-interest is tagged to the image's attribute afterward.02-10-2011
20110085056IMAGE COMPRESSION APPARATUS AND METHOD, IMAGE REGENERATION APPARATUS, CAMERA AND CAMERA SYSTEM - A process and apparatus for displaying and recording image data can be smoothly performed in characteristic methods by computing a quantization parameter for use in compression of image data, obtaining a difference in the amount of processes between the display of image data and the recording of image data, and managing memory of temporarily stored image data for regeneration of recorded image data.04-14-2011
20100079619Automatically transmitting images from an electronic camera to a service provider using a network configuration file - A network configuration file is generated at a host computer and downloaded to a digital camera. This file contains instruction information for communicating with a selected destination via a communications interface. The digital camera includes a “send” button or LCD icon which allows the user to easily transmit one or more images via a wired or wireless communications interface to a desired destination, which among other possibilities may be an Internet Service Provider or a digital photofinishing center. When the user selects this option, the communications port settings, user account specifics, and destination connection commands are read from the network configuration file on the removable memory card. Examples of these settings include serial port baud rate, parity, and stop bits, as well as account name and password. 04-01-2010
20100079620IMAGING APPARATUS, VARIABLE SPEED IMAGING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - In an imaging apparatus, a continuous shooting speed change controlling section (04-01-2010
20090189999IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE FOR PROVIDING IMAGE QUALITY INFORMATION AND METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus and method for providing image evaluation information is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: an encoder to encode an external image signal input from an image sensor to generate encoded image data; an evaluation factor collecting unit to collect evaluation factor information associated with evaluating of the external image signal; and an interface unit to externally transmit the collected evaluation factor information.07-30-2009
20100002096METHOD TO CONTROL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FILE - A method to control an image processing apparatus includes obtaining linkage information representing a relation between a plurality of image files and recording the linkage information as metadata in each of the plurality of image files. This method ensures that a large number of image files are more easily and conveniently classified since linkage information representing relations between a plurality of image files is recorded as metadata in each of the plurality of image files.01-07-2010
20130021497IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND DARK CURRENT CORRECTION METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed are an image pickup apparatus and a dark current correction method that make it possible to correct the dark current at high precision without using a driving pattern of a peripheral circuit or a layout on an image pickup device chip. The image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device provided with an effective pixel area, an OB part and a drive circuit of the image pickup device. In the dark current correction method, a black level (hereinafter, referred to as “second black level”) included in the detected signal of the effective pixels of the effective pixel area is obtained (steps S01-24-2013
20100091137IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE AND METHOD - A camera device for recording an image comprises an image sensor having a plurality of light-sensitive image cells. The image cells can be selectively addressed in order to read their image signal values. The device also has a plurality of memory cells for storing identification codes, with an identification code being assigned to each image cell. The image cells and the memory cells are coupled to one another such that, when an image signal value is read from an image cell, the assigned identification code can also be read.04-15-2010
20090284620Systems and Methods for Concurrently Playing Multiple Images From a Storage Medium - Methods for storing on a storage or memory medium, and retrieving, and displaying of multiple images in a registered manner, the images have been recorded concurrently. The images may comprise at least 2 video programs. A camera system for recording multiple concurrent images is also disclosed. Lenses and corresponding image sensors are calibrated to have calibrated and associated settings for recording multiple images that are substantially registered images. A registered image may be displayed on a single display. It may also be displayed on multiple displays. A camera for recording and displaying registered multiple images may be part of a mobile phone.11-19-2009
20080211926Imaging device and control method of imaging device - An imaging device to which a portable storage medium is attachable, includes: a portable storage medium attachment section which attaches the portable storage medium; an inside storage medium which links image data imaged to information of imaging date and time and stores the data; and a transfer control section which controls a transfer of the image data from the inside storage medium to the portable storage medium, the portable storage medium having a data area which stores the image data transferred and a system area which stores management data generated corresponding to the image data stored in the data area, the transfer control section setting time stamp information of the management data generated in the portable storage medium corresponding to the image data transferred from the inside storage medium to the portable storage medium as the information of imaging date and time linked to the image data transferred.09-04-2008
20090096892CAMERA MODULE AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZING ON-SCREEN DISPLAY INTERFACE - A camera module capable of allowing personalization of an On-Screen Display (OSD) interface is provided. The camera module includes: a transmitting unit configured for transmitting icons to be used in an OSD interface to the camera module wirelessly or over wire, and saving the icons in a storage of the camera module; a mode selecting unit configured for selecting an OSD personalization mode; a reading unit configured for reading the transmitted icons from the storage of the camera module; a setting unit configured for setting the display size of the OSD interface and coordinates of each icon on a screen of an electronic device installed with the camera module to generate a personalized OSD interface. A related method for personalizing an OSD is also provided.04-16-2009
20100103284IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS, REGISTRATION APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A lens unit 04-29-2010
20080239096SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING DEVICE INFORMATION WITH DIGITAL IMAGES - A source electronic device, system and method that is configured to associate a digital image with the source electronic device that generated the digital image is described. The source electronic device comprises a camera, a source identification module, a processor and a memory module. The camera captures at least one unprocessed image. The source identification module identifies the source electronic device with one or more source identification information. The processor processes the captured unprocessed image, and generates a processed digital image. The processed digital image comprises an image header having the source identification information. The memory module stores the processed digital images having the source identification information in the image header. The system comprises a network server and the source electronic device, which further comprises an encryption module configured to encrypt the source identification information. The network server communicates with the source electronic device and assists in decrypting the image header having the encrypted source identification information.10-02-2008
20100141795METHOD FOR GEOTAGGING OF PICTURES AND APPARATUS THEREOF - Provided are a method and an apparatus for tagging a photograph with information. The method of tagging a photograph with information, which calculates a shooting position of an input image from reference images having shooting position information to tag the shooting position information, includes: selecting a plurality of reference images; calculating a relative shooting position of the input image to the shooting positions of the reference images; calculating the shooting position of the input image on the basis of the calculation result of the calculating; and storing the shooting position and shooting direction information on the input image in an exchangeable image file format (EXIF) tag of the input image.06-10-2010
20120069216PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A photographing apparatus is disclosed. The photographing apparatus includes: an imaging unit to photograph a subject to acquire image data; an object detection unit to detect a predetermined object from the image data; and a detection condition setting unit to allow a user to arbitrarily set a detection condition for the object detection unit.03-22-2012
20120069215METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OF IMAGE - A method of generating additional information of an image. The method includes designating a first image and providing an interface for displaying at least one second image having position information. The method also includes setting position information of a selected second image as position information of the first image.03-22-2012
20090185052INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An information processing apparatus obtains image data included in an image file stored in a storage medium of the digital camera and the updated time of the image file stored in the storage medium of the digital camera, and reads out the shooting time of the image data included in the header of the image file stored in the storage medium of the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus displays a first view that displays the image data in an order based on the obtained updated time, and a second view that displays the image data included in the image file stored in the storage medium of the information processing apparatus in an order based on the read out shooting time.07-23-2009
20090213245Linking captured images using short range communications - Methods and apparatus for linking captured images using short range communications or a personal area network are described. In an embodiment, an image capture device is described which detects devices in proximity to the device and stores data identifying the devices and the times when they were in proximity. In another embodiment, a computing-based device is described which uses the data stored by an image capture device to identify sequences of images which were captured by a group of devices in proximity to each other and to present these sequences to a viewer concurrently and in temporal alignment.08-27-2009
20120105677METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING LOCATION INFORMATION-BASED IMAGE DATA - An apparatus for processing image data includes a camera for detecting image information received through an image sensor, a location information checker for checking location information, a memory for storing the image information and shooting location information at an acquisition time of the image information, a location information converter for converting the shooting location information based on display location information at a time the image information is to be displayed, and a controller for controlling output of image information corresponding to the display location information.05-03-2012
20120105676DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital photographing apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The digital photographing apparatus detects a feature of a subject from an input image, and displays an icon corresponding to the detected feature.05-03-2012
20120194700IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM THEREOF - An imaging apparatus is provided including an imaging unit configured to obtain image data, a display unit, and a communication unit configured to communicate with a plurality of external apparatuses. The imaging apparatus further includes a storing unit configured to store person identification information including at least face image data while associating the person recognition information with information relating to the external apparatuses, a collation unit configured to collate a target in the image data with the person identification information, a detection unit configured to detect an external apparatus that is communicating with the imaging apparatus, and a display control unit configured to display a plurality of pieces of face image data on the display unit each as a candidate of a transmission destination of the image data in an order based on a result of collation by the collation unit and a result of detection by the detection unit.08-02-2012
20100002097METHOD OF POSITION STAMPING A PHOTO OR VIDEO CLIP TAKEN WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA - A method of appending a position stamp to an image file of a photo or video clip taken with a digital camera having a GPS antenna and a GPS RF front-end including an analogue to digital converter for receiving GPS signals and outputting GPS signal samples together with a digital camera and computer for the same.01-07-2010
20100182454Two Stage Detection for Photographic Eye Artifacts - An image acquisition device includes a first speed-optimized filter for producing a first set of candidate red-eye regions for an acquired image; and a second analysis-optimized filter for operating on the first set of candidate red eye regions and the acquired image.07-22-2010
20100220213INCORPORATING IMAGING UNIT POSITION DATA - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to execute processing to capture an image; a GPS (Global Positioning System) device configured to execute position calculation processing based on data received from a satellite; a power-supply control unit configured to control power supply to the GPS device; an apparatus control unit configured to monitor a state of photographing by a user to calculate a frequency of use of the imaging unit per unit time, and to cause the power-supply control unit to intermittently supply power to the GPS device when the calculated use frequency is lower than a predetermined threshold; and a data-recording control unit configured to generate photographed data attribute information in which positional information acquired in the GPS device is set as attribute information of an acquired image in the imaging unit, and to execute processing to store the photographed data attribute information in a storing unit.09-02-2010
20100253806IMAGING SYSTEM AND IMAGING METHOD THEREOF - An imaging system includes a memory, an identifying module, an image capturing module, and a processing module. The memory is configured for storing a reference portrait image. The identifying module is configured for identifying and storing a reference feature parameter of a sample portrait from the reference portrait image. The image capturing module is configured for capturing a video. The identifying module is further configured for identifying a feature parameter of the portrait in the captured video. The processing module is configured for changing the pixel values of each pixel in an area occupied by a portrait within the captured video to hide the portrait in the captured video when the feature parameter of the portrait in the captured video is the same as the reference feature parameter of the sample portrait.10-07-2010
20090284619IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit for generating a plurality of different values for one parameter of a processing applied on an image, a presentation unit for presenting a plurality of processing images obtained by performing a processing on the image with the plurality of different values for the parameter, and a selection unit for selecting an optimal one of the plurality of presented processing images, in which a final value for the parameter is decided by repeatedly performing such a procedure that the generation unit further generates different values for the parameter on the basis of a value for the parameter corresponding to the selected processing image, the presentation unit presents processing images obtained by performing a processing on the image with the generated different values for the parameter, and the selection unit selects an optimal one of the presented processing images.11-19-2009
20090322904Data Recording/Reproducing Device, Data Recording/Reproducing Program And Data Reproducing Device - A data recording/reproducing device includes: a position detection unit that detects information (hereafter referred to as position information) indicating a position at which data are acquired and reproduced; a determining unit that determines which specific set of geographical information, among a plurality of sets of geographical information defined in advance, the position information detected by the position detection unit at the time of data acquisition and data reproduction corresponds to; a recording control unit that records the acquired data into a recording medium based upon determining results provided by the determining unit; a selection unit that selects reproduction-permitted data from the recording medium based upon the geographical information determined by the determining unit at the time of data reproduction; and a reproducing unit that outputs and reproduces at least one set of data among the reproduction-permitted data having been selected.12-31-2009
20090040340IMAGE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, IMAGE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM - An image management apparatus includes: a narrowing-down reproduction unit for reproducing an image having particular attribute information; an attribute modification unit for modifying attribute information of the image under narrowing-down reproduction; an attribute modified image information storing unit configured to store information indicating the image which no longer contains the particular attribute information because of the modification performed on the attribute information by the attribute modification unit; and a control unit for performing control so as to regard the image indicated with the information stored in the attribute modified image information storing unit as a narrowing-down reproduction target image during the same narrowing-down reproduction as that at the time of modifying the attributes by said attribute modification unit, thereby enabling browsing of images including an image of which the attributes have been modified in a narrowing-down state, using a smaller storage area.02-12-2009
20110122292Imaging device and metadata preparing apparatus - An imaging device which is capable of preparing metadata quickly and readily in imaging moving picture, having a storage unit prestoring keywords and detection methods detecting objects corresponding to respective keywords, an imaging unit repetitively imaging a field generating the moving picture composed of frame images, a detecting unit detecting the objects from the frame images among the moving picture generated by the imaging, concurrently with the imaging by the imaging unit according to the detection methods for respective keywords, an image information preparing unit preparing image information based on results of the detecting unit, the image information containing the keywords corresponding to the detected objects and information indicating time periods when the objects corresponding to keywords existed in the field; and an image recording unit recording the moving picture generated by the imaging unit and the image information prepared by the image information preparing unit associating with each other.05-26-2011
20100231751POSITIONAL CAMERA AND GPS DATA INTERCHANGE DEVICE - A location tagged data provision and display system. A personal communication device (PCD) with electromagnetic communication capability has a GPS receiver and a display. The PCD requests maps and location tagged data from data providers and other for display on the PCD. The data providers respond to requests by using searching and sorting schemes to interrogate data bases and then automatically transmitting data responsive to the requests to the requesting PCD.09-16-2010
20100231750IMAGES CAPTURING SYSTEM, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD - An image capturing apparatus is configured so that optimal one of usable position detecting sensors is selected. Specifically, among a plurality of position detecting sensors usable by the image capturing apparatus, e.g., a GPS, a direction sensor, an acceleration sensor, and a velocity sensor, the GPS detects position information at a position where GPS signals can be received, whereas another of the sensors detects position information at a position where GPS signals cannot be received, in accordance with an environment where an image is captured. The position information detected by the optimal sensor is added to an image captured by a camera in a specified form and is displayed or stored.09-16-2010
20090066811IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided. The image processing method is implemented by the apparatus, which receives and stores captured image data. Addresses for the captured image data are generated and stored in a look up table in memory along with color signal data that is stored in an additional data area. Output image data is generated by interpolating the address information in the lookup table to determine coordinate information for the output image. The output image coordinate information allows for drawing an output image with corrected image distortion, corrected perspective distortion, altered viewpoint from captured image, mirror-image conversion, or electronic zooming of the captured image. Color signal data from the additional data area is then used to draw an overlay on the output image in color.03-12-2009
20110025885IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE RECORDING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An imaging apparatus, including, an imaging section to image a subject continuously, an image processing section to perform predetermined image processing to a plurality of pieces of image data imaged by the imaging section continuously, a designating section to designate a piece of image data as main image data among the plurality of pieces of image data, and a recording section to record the plurality of pieces of image data subjected to the image processing, and the main image data, as one file.02-03-2011
20110080501DIGITAL CAMERA CAPABLE OF DETECTING NAME OF CAPTURED LANDMARK AND METHOD THEREOF - A digital camera capable of detecting a name of a captured landmark is described. The digital camera includes an environmental condition capturer, a liquid crystal display (LCD) unit, and a map data table. The map data table includes a plurality of landmark names and a plurality of landmark coordinates corresponding to the landmark names. A method for detecting the name of the captured landmark using by the digital camera includes the steps of capturing an image, and obtaining a focusing distance, in which the image includes at least one of the captured landmark; capturing an environmental condition including shooting information and searching information; obtaining a search focus range according to the environmental condition and the focusing distance; and looking up the map data table according to the search focus range and the shooting information to obtain an output coordinate and the landmark name corresponding to the captured landmark.04-07-2011
20110085054APPARATUS AND METHOD OF REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSOR - An apparatus and method for reducing power consumption in a digital image processor are disclosed. The apparatus includes a global positioning system (GPS) module using power and configured to generate initial GPS location information of the digital image processor; and a digital signal processor (DSP) configured to receive the initial GPS location information, to set user selected location information for recording in a captured image, and to cut the power to the GPS module. The method includes supplying power to a global positioning system (GPS) module; receiving initial GPS location information of the digital image processor, wherein the initial GPS location is generated by the GPS module; setting a user selected location information to capture an image; and cutting the power to the GPS module.04-14-2011
20100039529Information recording apparatus, imaging apparatus, information recording method, and program - An imaging apparatus includes: a captured image data generation unit generating captured image data by capturing a subject; a positional information acquisition unit acquiring positional information indicating a position at which the captured image data are generated; an area determination unit determining whether the position indicated by the acquired positional information is included in a positional information conversion area for converting the acquired positional information; a positional information conversion unit, when the area determination unit determines that the position indicated by the acquired positional information is included in the positional information conversion area, converting the acquired positional information into positional information indicating a position different from the position indicated by the acquired positional information; and a record control unit, when recording the generated captured image data, carrying out control to record the generated captured image data in association with the positional information converted by the positional information conversion unit.02-18-2010
20090033768ELECTRONIC STILL CAMERA AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An electronic still camera includes a position calculating unit. A storage unit stores the self-position data calculated by the position calculating unit, as photography-site data, in association with the image data acquired by photographing an object. If the self-position data cannot be acquired at the time of photographing the object, a control unit sets the self-position data acquired by the position calculating unit at a time different from the time of photographing the object, in the storage unit as the photography-site data.02-05-2009
20100053371LOCATION NAME REGISTRATION APPARATUS AND LOCATION NAME REGISTRATION METHOD - A location name registration apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive, from a picture-taking apparatus, picture data of a picture of an object taken by the picture-taking apparatus, picture-taking location information corresponding to the latitude and longitude of a picture-taking location acquired when the picture was taken, and object location information corresponding to the latitude and longitude of an object location of a target of picture-taking; a location name acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a location name storage unit, a picture-taking location name of the picture-taking location and to acquire, from the location name storage unit, an object location name of the object location; and a location name registration unit configured to register the picture-taking location name, the object location name, and the picture data in association with each other in a predetermined storage unit.03-04-2010
20110096196APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING USING SECURITY FUNCTION - An image processing apparatus includes: a user input unit that converts input manipulation of a user into an input signal; a security setting unit that sets a security mode and a password based on the input signal; an imaging unit that captures an image and converts the image into image data; an encoding processor that encodes the image data in such a way that the image data is combined with the password and the image corresponding to image data is deformed when the image processing apparatus is set in the security mode by the security setting unit; and a storage unit that stores the image data.04-28-2011
20110249144Tagging Images in a Mobile Communications Device Using a Contacts List - An improved image tagging system that tags images in a mobile handheld communications device, based on the user's contacts list stored therein. The image tagging system compares a face in a given picture (that the user has just taken using the built-in camera) to faces in the user's contacts list images. A matching contact is found in the contacts list. The picture is then tagged with information from the matching contact. The picture is tagged by inserting identification information into a header of the picture.10-13-2011
20120200740Multimode GPS-enabled camera - A method and device of geographically tagging images by capturing an image, determining a position based on detection of satellite signals and a wireless network signal, and tagging the image with the determined position is provided.08-09-2012
20110050956IMAGING APPARATUS, METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An imaging apparatus reads a template, in which storage area information, which indicates a plurality of frames for storing an image of an object captured by an imaging device, is associated with shooting instruction information for instructing shooting of an image to be stored in each of the plurality of frames, and if an image to be stored in one of the plurality of frames is to be captured, outputs the shooting instruction information associated with one storage area in the read template, to an output device. With the above-described configuration, the imaging apparatus facilitates shooting an image by a photographer.03-03-2011
20110050955IMAGING APPARATUS, LENS UNIT, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An imaging apparatus according to the present invention can generate an image from an output of an image sensor to record the image as an image file, and record first information and second information onto the image file as additional information. Accordingly, the imaging apparatus can provide a user or a staff person of a repair center with useful information regarding a failure, repair, and replacement that conventionally could not be provided.03-03-2011
20100265360MAP DISPLAY APPARATUS, MAP DISPLAY METHOD, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS10-21-2010
20120200739IMAGING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging apparatus acquires position information at regular intervals and records the position information in one route log file, and in a case that imaging is performed, acquires position information and records the position information in correlation with image data acquired by an imaging unit, and in a case that the image data with which the position information is correlated is to be deleted, extracts the position information correlated with the image data and records the position information extracted by the extraction unit.08-09-2012
20100321529IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS, PROGRAM THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus for retrieving and displaying image data related to an object included in image data, and a method of controlling the apparatus, whereby the image processing apparatus obtains image data, extracts feature data of an object in the image data, retrieves, from image data stored in a storage medium, image data having feature data similar to the extracted feature data, selects image data to be displayed from a plurality of items of retrieved image data, based on additional data of each of the plurality of retrieved image data, and displays the selected image data together with the obtained image data.12-23-2010
20100283867Image photographing apparatus, method of storing data for the same, and navigation apparatus using location information included in image data - An image photographing apparatus using location information, a method of storing data therefor, and a navigation apparatus using the location information included in the image data, are provided. The image photographing apparatus includes a filming unit for photographing an object and providing the image data, a location information providing unit for providing location information of the place where the image data is taken, a control unit for adding location information to an area of the image data, and a storage unit for storing the image data according to the control of the control unit. According to the apparatus and method, a user is required to perform less searching by creating and using the filenames including the location information when the image data is retrieved, thereby saving time, and the image data can be arranged and stored as the user desires, so that the image data can be managed efficiently.11-11-2010
20110085055IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD, ALBUM CREATING APPARATUS, ALBUM CREATING METHOD, ALBUM CREATING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image capturing apparatus includes: an image capturing section for capturing an image; a person determining section for determining whether the image captured by the image capturing section includes any person; an input notification section for notifying a user that the person included in the image captured by the image capturing section should be inputted when the image determining section determines that the image includes the person; a personal identification information input section for causing the user to input personal identification information indicative of the person included in the image captured by the image capturing section by a predetermined timing after the input notification section notifies the user that the person included in the image captured by the image capturing section should be inputted; and an image storage section for storing the personal identification information inputted by the personal identification information input section in association with the image captured by the image capturing section when the personal identification information input section inputs the personal identification information.04-14-2011
20110254978IMAGING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM THEREFOR - An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an image; a recording unit that records the image on a recording medium; a first position estimating unit that estimates a position of the imaging apparatus using a first position estimation technique to generate first position information, and calculates a first evaluation value serving as accuracy evaluation information of the first position information; a second position estimating unit that estimates the position of the imaging apparatus using a second position estimation technique different from the first position estimation technique to generate second position information, and calculates a second evaluation value serving as accuracy evaluation information of the second position information; a position-information obtaining unit that select, from the first and second position information, position information whose evaluation value is higher than the other; and an application executing unit that performs data processing using the selected position information.10-20-2011
20110261226Electronic camera video signal correcting device - A device stores in ROM white spot addresses, white spot levels, an OB level median, sensitivity, and time-in-second under dark shooting, a temperature coefficient correcting the white spot level according to the temperature under normal shooting, a sensitivity coefficient for the sensitivity-based correction, and a time-in-second coefficient for the exposure time-in-second-based correction. A temperature difference during shooting a subject is obtained according to the difference between OB level median during normal shooting and that during dark shooting. A correction value for the white spot level due to temperature is obtained from temperature difference and temperature coefficient, and similarly, correction value due to sensitivity is obtained from sensitivity difference and sensitivity coefficient, and correction value due to time-in-second is obtained from time-in-second difference and time-in-second coefficient for correction. Dark current is corrected by subtracting OB level median during shooting a subject from the video signal during shooting a subject.10-27-2011
20120147217METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CATEGORIZING IMAGES IN A DIGITAL CAMERA - A method and apparatus for automatically categorizing images in a digital camera is provided. In one aspect, image data is captured by a digital camera. Image data analysis is performed on the captured image data by the digital camera to automatically generate a category tag to which the captured image data may relate. The generated category tag is stored in association with the captured image data for categorizing the captured image data.06-14-2012
20110080500IMAGING TERMINAL, IMAGING SENSOR HAVING MULTIPLE RESET AND/OR MULTIPLE READ MODE AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME - There is described in one embodiment an indicia reading terminal having an image sensor pixel array incorporated therein, where the terminal is operative for decoding of decodable indicia and for providing frames of image data (e.g., color) for storage, display, or transmission. Embodiments of imaging terminals, image sensor arrays and methods for operating the same can controllable process an integration period to improve pixel, image sensor, or imaging terminal performance.04-07-2011
20110085057IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC CAMERA - An imaging device includes: an imaging unit that photographs an image; a position measurement unit that measures a photographic position when the image is photographed by the imaging unit; a control unit that determines whether or to not to record data for the photographic position along with the photographed image; and a recording unit that, according to a determination by the control unit, either records only the photographed image, or records the photographed image and the data for the photographic position.04-14-2011
20110096195IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus is arranged such that in the case where at least either photographing settings at the time of image pickup or object information of the picked-up image coincides with one of a plurality of classification information providing conditions, classification information corresponding to the coincident classification information providing condition is provided to the picked-up image and the image is recorded onto a recording medium, and also such that the image recorded on the recording medium, the classification information thereof and the plurality of classification information providing conditions are displayed to a display unit, and among the plurality of displayed classification information providing conditions, the classification information providing condition which coincides when the classification information provided to the image is provided is recognizably displayed.04-28-2011
20100214443GPS DEVICE WITH A DISPLAY FUNCTION AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - A GPS device with a display function includes a GPS recorder and a display screen. The GPS recorder has a GPS casing that encloses one part of the display screen and only a display area of the display screen is exposed. The display screen is electrically disposed on the GPS recorder, and the display screen displays pattern in order to show time information and the position information that have been captured by the GPS recorder. In addition, the GPS recorder has a memory disposed therein for storing the time information and the position information.08-26-2010
20100214444IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, ANGLE-OF-VIEW ADJUSTING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - In a digital camera 08-26-2010
20120147216METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORING MULTIPLE GEO-TAGGED MEDIA FILES AND RENDERING THE SAME - A method and apparatus for organizing a geographically tagged media file, the method obtaining geographical information for the media file; identifying a subfolder for the media file; and placing the media file in the identified subfolder. Also, a method and apparatus for utilizing an album of geographically tagged media files within a media application, the method allowing a third party application access to the geographically tagged media files; and upon selection of the third party application within the media application, launching the third party application populated with the album of geographically tagged media files.06-14-2012
20120147218INFORMATION REGISTRATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION REGISTRATION METHOD, REGISTRATION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - A registration apparatus obtains, from an image pickup apparatus, identification information set in a lens apparatus that is attached to the image pickup apparatus. The registration apparatus pre-stores lens information including information that identifies the models of lens apparatuses and corresponding correction information, such that the lens information can be referenced by identification information. The registration apparatus displays a list of the stored lens apparatus models in a confirmation window such that the models of lens apparatuses corresponding to obtained identification information can be distinguished from the models of other lens apparatuses.06-14-2012
20110157422METHOD OF POSITION STAMPING A PHOTO OR VIDEO CLIP TAKEN WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA - A method of appending a position stamp to an image file of a photo or video clip taken with a digital camera having a GPS antenna and a GPS RF front-end including an analogue to digital converter for receiving GPS signals and outputting GPS signal samples together with a digital camera and computer for the same.06-30-2011
20120002079IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS - This invention makes it difficult to analyze key data necessary to generate authentication data of image data. In this invention, when a user turns on the power supply of an image sensing apparatus 01-05-2012
20120008014IMAGING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes: an operation unit operated by a user; a setting unit that sets a function for image shooting through an operation of the operating unit; a guidance information storage unit that stores guidance information including at least either of a description about the function that can be set and an operational method for setting the function; a display unit that display the guidance information; a cumulative shot-frame counter that counts a cumulative number of shot frames, as a cumulative value of the number of image frames that have been shot; a proficiency level determining unit that determines the user's level of proficiency to be higher as the cumulative number of shot frames is large; and a display switching unit that switches between display and non-display settings of the guidance information on the display unit depending on determined level of proficiency.01-12-2012
20120013767APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR TAGGING A CAPTURED IMAGE WITH GEOGRAPHICAL INDICIA - An apparatus, and an associated method, for a mobile device, or other portable electronic device, tags a captured image with geographical indicia. The mobile device includes camera functionality to capture an image. A determination is made of the geographic positioning of the mobile device at, or close to, the time at which the image is captured. A geographical indicia is associated with the geographic positioning. And, the geographical indicia is used to tag the image, such as to provide a name to the image file containing the image.01-19-2012
20120307109VIDEO EXTRACTION DEVICE, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Digest playback which suits various preferences is realized. A video camera (12-06-2012
20120307108SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CAPTURE DEPTH DATA OF AN IMAGE - Systems and methods of generating depth data using edge detection are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, first image data is received corresponding to a scene recorded by an image capture device at a first focus position at a first distance. Second image data is received corresponding to a second focus position at a second distance that is greater than the first distance. Edge detection generates first edge data corresponding to at least a first portion of the first image data and generates second edge data corresponding to at least a second portion of the second image data. The edge detection detects presence or absence of an edge at each location of the first portion and the second portion to identify each detected edge as a hard or soft edge. Depth data is generated based on the edge data generated for the first and second focus positions.12-06-2012
20120026362IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD - An imaging apparatus that includes an image capturing unit that captures image data, a memory that stores the image data and a password for accessing the stored image data, an interface that receives an input requesting access to the stored image data and an input password, and a processor that compares the input password to the stored password and allow access to the stored image data when the input password matches the stored password, and deletes the password and the image data when the input password does not match the stored password.02-02-2012
20120176510GPS PRE-AQUISITION FOR GEOTAGGING DIGITAL PHOTOS - A handheld electronic device, such as a GPS-enabled wireless communications device with an embedded camera, a GPS-enabled camera-phone or a GPS-enabled digital camera, determines whether ephemeris data needs to be obtained for geotagging digital photos taken with the device. By monitoring user activity with respect to the camera, such as activation of the camera, the device can begin pre-acquisition of a GPS position fix by obtaining needed ephemeris data before the photograph is actually taken. This GPS pre-acquisition improves the likelihood that a position fix (GPS lock) is achieved by the time the photo is taken (to enable immediate geotagging). Alternatively, the photo can be geotagged retroactively by appending the current location to the metadata tag associated with the digital photo. An optional acquisition status indicator can be displayed on a user interface of the device to indicate that a position fix is being obtained.07-12-2012
20120176509Methods of and Systems for Content Search Based on Environment Sampling - The present disclosure provides user interface methods of and systems for displaying at least one available action overlaid on an image, comprising displaying an image; selecting at least one action and assigning a ranking weight thereto based on at least one of (1) image content, (2) current device location, (3) location at which the image was taken, (4) date of capturing the image; (5) time of capturing the image; and (6) a user preference signature representing prior actions chosen by a user and content preferences learned about the user; and ranking the at least one action based on its assigned ranking weight.07-12-2012
20110043658INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - At the time content is to be utilized, position information regarding personal information is prevented from being revealed to other people. An image capturing unit 02-24-2011
20110102633IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS - An image sensing apparatus includes a hash calculation unit which calculates a digest value from group image data including two or more image data; and an alteration detecting information generating unit which generates alteration detecting information from the digest value.05-05-2011
20100289920IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An image capturing apparatus and a control method therefor provide privacy protection by obtaining the current location of the image capturing apparatus and determining whether or not the current location is within a preset location information addition-inhibited area. If the image capturing apparatus is within a location information addition-inhibited area, the image capturing apparatus and control method therefor do not add location information to captured image data.11-18-2010
20120300099IMAGING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging device comprising an imaging section for repeatedly forming subject images at a set period, while performing a bulb exposure operation, and outputting image data; an adding processing section for performing adding processing of the image data and previously output image data; an added image storage section for sequentially storing a plurality of added images that have been determined by the adding processing section; and a selection section for selecting any of the plurality of added images that have been stored in the added image storage section, after completion of the bulb exposure operation.11-29-2012
20120127340PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM TO ORGANIZE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE SUBJECTS THEREIN - A photographic processing system in which subject and other data is stored in a database and such data is automatically linked to photographs taken using either a film or digital camera.05-24-2012
20100259641INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes an imaging unit photographing images, a photographing location acquiring unit acquiring photographing locations corresponding to the images when the images are photographed by the imaging unit, a storage controlling unit storing the images sequentially photographed by the imaging unit into predetermined storage unit, a photographing location mark generating unit generating predetermined photographing location marks for showing the corresponding photographing locations in a map, and a controlling unit switching between a latitudinally-ordered display mode and a longitudinally-ordered display mode, the latitudinally-ordered display mode allowing the images to be read out of the storage unit and displayed in latitudinal order and the corresponding photographing location marks to be displayed in the map, the longitudinally-ordered display mode allowing the images to be read out of the storage unit and displayed in longitudinal order and the corresponding photographing location marks to be displayed in the map.10-14-2010
20120169898IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND BOOTING METHOD THEREOF - An image capturing apparatus and a booting method thereof are provided. In the method, a power-on signal is received, and then memory card plug information is read to determine whether a memory card of the image capturing apparatus has been plugged out in a power-off period of the image capturing apparatus. If it is determined that the memory card has not been plugged out, a previously recorded free space and a previously recorded file index table of the memory card are directly read, so as to accordingly boot the image capturing apparatus. If it is determined that the memory card has been plugged out, the free space of the memory card is re-calculated and a file sorting procedure is executed to generate the file index table, so as to accordingly boot the image capturing apparatus.07-05-2012
20120081575DATA RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE, DATA RECORDING/REPRODUCING PROGRAM AND DATA REPRODUCING DEVICE - A data recording/reproducing device includes: a position detection unit that detects information (hereafter referred to as position information) indicating a position at which data are acquired and reproduced; a determining unit that determines which specific set of geographical information, among a plurality of sets of geographical information defined in advance, the position information detected by the position detection unit at the time of data acquisition and data reproduction corresponds to; a recording control unit that records the acquired data into a recording medium based upon determining results provided by the determining unit; a selection unit that selects reproduction-permitted data from the recording medium based upon the geographical information determined by the determining unit at the time of data reproduction; and a reproducing unit that outputs and reproduces at least one set of data among the reproduction-permitted data having been selected.04-05-2012
20120081574IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS THAT RECORDS CAPTURED IMAGE AND LOCATION INFORMATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH EACH OTHER - An image capturing apparatus including a location information acquiring unit 04-05-2012
20120081573DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital photographing apparatus includes a digital signal processing unit that obtains first image data from an input image and generates second image data using the first image data according to a condition that is previously set. A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus includes obtaining first image data from an input image and generating second image data using the first image data according to a condition that is previously set.04-05-2012
20120081572APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC ESTIMATE OF THE ANGLE IN TILTED IMAGES FOR LEVEL CORRECTION - A method of and an apparatus for automatically estimating the tilting angle in tilted images enables level correction of the images. A preferred orientation of objects in an image and the deviation of the current orientation from the preferred orientation is determined by tilt image analysis without object recognition. Tilt image analysis includes several steps such as gradient feature computation, line segment tracking, line segment estimation and orientation deviation estimation. Once the tilt angle is determined, the image can be corrected so that an object or scene is not tilted or is tilted by only the appropriate amount.04-05-2012
20120327265IMAGING DEVICE PROVIDING CAPTURE LOCATION GUIDANCE - An image capture device, comprising an image sensor, an image display, a data processing system; a storage memory and a program memory storing instructions configured to cause the data processing system to provide guidance for capturing images at a plurality of locations, by displaying guidance information for capturing a first digital image at a first location, using the image sensor to capture a first digital image, storing the first digital image in the storage memory, using the data processing system to analyze the pixel data of the first digital image and determining based on such analysis a second possible image capture location, wherein the second possible image capture location is selected from a plurality of different possible locations, displaying guidance information for a capturing a second scene at the second location, using the image sensor to capture a second digital image; and storing the second digital image in the storage memory.12-27-2012
20090059034Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images - A digital imaging device and method for embedding and retrieving of information in digital images are provided. The digital imaging device includes a capture module for capturing an image and creating a digital image file; a locational information module for determining a location of the device when capturing the image; and a processing module for associating the location information to the digital image file. The device further includes a user verification module for verifying an identity of a user of the device at a time of image capture and an encryption module for encrypting the digital image file and associated information. The method provides for securing information associated with the digital images and for verifying activities of a user.03-05-2009
20130176456INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - Disclosed is an information processing method comprising the steps of: storing measured position information in association with first time information representing times of day at which the measured position information is obtained; storing video information in association with second time information representing times of day at which the video information is obtained; and associating the measured position information with the video information in accordance with degrees of difference between the first time information and the second time information.07-11-2013
20120249831METHOD, APPARATUS AND HANDSET - A method of annotating, on a display, a plurality of objects in an image of a scene captured by a camera, the method comprising: receiving i) metadata representing the different annotations to be applied to each of the objects, and ii) position information identifying the real-world position of each object in the scene to which the annotations in the image are to be applied; determining the focal length of the camera and the tilt applied to the camera; determining the position of the camera with respect to the scene being captured; and applying the annotation to the image captured by the camera in accordance with the position information.10-04-2012
20130113961Portable Movement Capture Device And Method Of Finite Element Analysis - A portable movement capture device is described. The portable movement capture device includes one or more cameras that capture high-speed video or still images of a player performing a sports activity. In one embodiment, the sports activity is a golf swing of a golfer. The portable movement capture device is arranged in a housing with one or more cameras and may optionally include a number of additional components to assist with capturing information associated with a player performing a sports activity. The captured information is analyzed using a method of finite element analysis to isolate a portion of the captured information. With this arrangement, specific regions of a player are analyzed, individually, or relatively with other regions, for a particular movement associated with the sports activity. A handheld motion capture device is also described that combines components of a portable movement capture device with an integrated display.05-09-2013
20130120612Content Storage Management in Cameras - An embodiment of the invention includes a method for managing media files created by a digital camera. More specifically, a content analyzing module tags a media file with one or more location media tags, event media tags, and/or content media tags. The location media tags are indicative of the geographic location where the media file was created. The event media tags are indicative of an event where the media file was created; and, the content media tags are indicative of individual(s) in the media file. A priority analyzing module connected to the content analyzing module determines a priority of the media file based on priority rules and the location media tags, event media tags, and/or the content media tags. A storage management module connected to the priority analyzing module stores the media file based on the determined priority.05-16-2013
20130141611IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - A memory unit stores as conversion information which is derived based on a correction coefficient which provides, in a predetermined allowable range from a minimum value, a sum of a norm of a difference between a color difference of a correction target color and a target color which is a target of correction of the correction target color and a correction color obtained by correcting the correction target color using the correction coefficient, and a norm of the correction coefficient to which a predetermined weight coefficient is applied. A color correcting unit converts a color of each pixel of an image captured by an image capturing unit based on the conversion information.06-06-2013
20100277614IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image capture device includes an image capture unit, a signal processing circuit a control unit, and a display. The image capture unit captures image information of the object and forms an imaging plane. The signal processing circuit receives analog image signals and converts them to digital image signals. The control unit locates a target sector, frames a square area within the sector, defines a central point of the square area, forms reference points, calculates a distance from the central point to each of the reference points, duplicates the square area to locate the central point at each of the reference points, and calculates an actual movement distance required for the image capturing device to relocate to the reference points according to a relationship of the distance. The display displays a layout of the reference images and the information.11-04-2010
20110211092IMAGE FILE REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND IMAGE FILE REPRODUCTION METHOD - A method of reproducing an image file from a recording medium that stores an image file of a first type and/or an image file of a second type includes reproducing the first type of image file or second type of image file, detecting whether each of a predetermined number of image files stored on the recording medium is the first type of image file or the second type of image file during the reproduction of an image file, and converting the second type of image file to the first type of image file by reading the main image data from the second type of image file, generating display-image data (image data for display use) based on the read main image data, and storing the generated display-image data in the original image file if the image file is determined to be the second type of image file based on the detection result. The first type of image file is an image file containing a header, main image data, and display-image data, and storing the display-image data in an area other than an area storing the header. The second type of image file is an image file containing a header and main image data, and storing no display-image data in an area other than an area storing the header. The image files of predetermined number being image files that can be reproduced when reproduction is done in the forward and/or reverse direction from the image file being reproduced.09-01-2011
20130155277APPARATUS FOR IMAGE DATA RECORDING AND REPRODUCING, AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to an apparatus for image data recording and reproducing. The apparatus includes: an imaging system for capturing an image; a signal processor coupled to the imaging system for processing the captured image as a digital image file; an audio system coupled to the signal processor for acquiring at least one speech annotation apt to be associated with the digital image file; and a speech recognition unit for recognizing the at least one speech annotation and converting the speech annotation into text data, the speech recognition unit being associated to the signal processor for generating metadata using the text data and adding the generated metadata to the digital image file. The speech recognition unit includes a plurality of subsets of words, each subset having a limited number of words, in order to recognize and convert into text speech annotations acquired from a corresponding plurality of languages.06-20-2013
20130182146PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM TO ORGANIZE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE SUBJECTS THEREIN - A photographic processing system in which subject and other data is stored in a database and such data is automatically linked to photographs taken using either a film or digital camera.07-18-2013
20130182145IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging device includes an imaging component, a position acquisition component, an attribute image data acquisition component, and a recorder. The imaging component is configured to capture a subject and output captured image data. The position acquisition component is configured to acquire a position of the subject, the subject being captured at the position. The attribute image data acquisition component is configured to acquire map image data as attribute image data from a map database, the map image data including the position of the subject. The recorder is configured to record the captured image data and the attribute image data in one file.07-18-2013
20130201365CROWD-SOURCED VISION AND SENSOR-SURVEYED MAPPING - A system for enhancing the provision of location information based on previously stored visual data. Apparatuses may utilize sensors to sense at least visual information at a location. The sensed visual information may include attributes that may be defined as one or more visual elements in the recorded visual information. The one or more visual elements may then be stored in a mapping database in association with the location.08-08-2013

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