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348207990 - CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL

348222100 - Combined image signal generator and general image signal processing

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348240300 Optical zoom 109
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20090195675IMAGE-PICKUP DEVICE - The present invention relates to an image-pickup device capable of variable-frame rate image-pickup in which a frame rate is modified during image-pickup, and includes a switch 08-06-2009
20090195674INDICATOR SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND INDICATING DEVICE - An indicator system includes: a controller that transmits an image captured by an image capturing unit and a zoomed image captured by a zoom image capturing unit to a terminal, the image capturing unit capturing an image of an object, the zoom image capturing unit zooming in the object and capturing an image of the zoomed-in object, the controller causing a projecting unit to project an annotation image onto the object, the annotation image indicating an annotation in accordance with an instruction based on the image and given in the terminal; and a storing unit that stores conditions for capturing the zoomed image and the instruction which is associated with the conditions, when the instruction with respect to the annotation image is issued for the zoomed image.08-06-2009
20090122163Electronic camera - an electronic camera includes: an image-capturing unit that creates an image by capturing an image of a subject; an enlarged image generating unit that creates an enlarged image by enlarging a portion of the image created by the image-capturing unit; an optical viewfinder that enables verification of a subject range corresponding to a range of the image created by the image-capturing unit; and a warning output unit that issues a warning when the enlarged image generating unit is in operation.05-14-2009
20130038759MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a camera configured to output a camera preview image; a display unit configured to display the camera preview image output by the camera; and a controller configured to set a reference region on the display unit, and to output position information regarding positions of an object included in the camera preview image and the set reference region.02-14-2013
20090160977SYSTEM FOR MULTI-MEDIA IMAGE MAGNIFICATION - A vision magnification system includes a fixed work area, a camera, and drive mechanism capable of moving the camera in at least one direction. The vision magnification system provides a magnified image of an object for viewing by a user and is particularly useful for individuals having impaired vision. A control device includes a pointing device, to control movement of the camera in a direction provided by the user, and a tracking device, which can be coupled to a writing instrument to control movement of the camera when the user uses the writing instrument.06-25-2009
20120188413DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROVIDING IMAGE CAPTURED BY USING THE APPARATUS - A method of providing an image captured by using a digital photographing apparatus includes: displaying a first image from among a plurality of images stored in the digital photographing apparatus; obtaining a second image captured within a predetermined distance in a first direction from where the first image was captured, from the plurality of images by using position information about each of the first image and the second image; providing a user interface corresponding to the first direction; and displaying the second image in response to a user's input for selection of the user interface corresponding to the first direction.07-26-2012
20100097500Photographing apparatus and photographing method - An image of a subject is focused on an image pickup device through a zoom lens and a diaphragm. The image focused on the image pickup device is photoelectrically converted into an electric signal. The electric signal as a picture signal is supplied to an amplifying circuit. The amplifying circuit amplifies the supplied picture signal. The amplified picture signal is digitized by an A/D converter. The digitized picture signal is supplied to a signal processing circuit. The signal processing circuit performs a clamping process, a color signal process, a luminance signal process, and other processes such as contour compensation, defect compensation, and white balance compensation. A camera CPU controls the zoom lens through a lens driving circuit, controls the image pickup device through a timing generating circuit, and controls an auxiliary lighting portion 04-22-2010
20100097499IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - An image pickup apparatus capable of capturing a clear image by preventing a small depth of field, and a method of using the same. The image pickup apparatus and method employ a focusing information calculation unit calculating focusing information of a captured image from an image signal read from an image pickup device, a low pass filter removing high-frequency components from the image signal, and a filter control unit controlling the low pass filter to filter a region of the captured image. The filter control unit adjusts low pass filter characteristics differently based on the focusing information obtained from the image signal. Accordingly, the image pickup apparatus and method are capable of preventing a small depth of field and capturing a clear image.04-22-2010
20100026855Portable Multi Position Magnifier Camera - Disclosed is a portable magnifier camera that can be selectively positioned into a variety of configurations. At least four distinct viewing configurations are provided: a reading mode wherein the camera rests flatly upon the viewed object; a writing mode wherein the camera rests at an angle upon the viewed object; a hand-held mode wherein the user holds the camera relative to a distant object; and an inspection mode wherein the user holds the viewed object relative to the camera. These configurations enable a user to effectively view objects of differing size and at varying distances.02-04-2010
20100171851Pan/tilt method and apparatus for camera - A camera pan/tilt method includes receiving an input pan/tilt command. The method also includes determining whether the angle to be moved according to the input pan/tilt command is larger than the minimum angle for allowing pan/tilt to be executed by a hardware pan/tilt method. A hardware pan/tilt is executed according to the input pan/tilt command if it is determined that the angle to be moved according to the input pan/tilt command is larger than the minimum angle for allowing pan/tilt to be executed by the hardware pan/tilt method. A digital pan/tilt is executed according to the input pan/tilt command if it is determined that the angle to be moved according to the input pan/tilt command is not larger than the minimum angle for allowing pan/tilt to be executed by the hardware pan/tilt method.07-08-2010
20120099005METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR READING AN IMAGE SENSOR BASED ON A TRAJECTORY - An optical system can provides a distorted image of an object within a field of view onto sensing pixels of an image capturing device. The optical system can expand the image in a center of the field of view and compress the image in a periphery or introduce other distortion. The distortion intentionally introduced by the optical system is corrected when the sensing pixels are read to remove some or all of the distortion and thereby produce a “rectified” image. The pixels can be read along a trajectory corresponding to a curvature map of the distorted image to rectify distortions during pixel read out, rather than waiting until all or substantially all of the sensing pixels have been read. Sensor logic and/or algorithms can be used in removing the distortion.04-26-2012
20110285878METHOD FOR GENERATING MULTIMEDIA DATA TO BE DISPLAYED ON DISPLAY APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED MULTIMEDIA PLAYER - A method for generating multimedia data to be displayed on a display apparatus includes: receiving subtitle data from a first data source; receiving first video data from a second data source different from the first data source; and transmitting the multimedia data comprising the subtitle data from the first data source and at least a part of the first video data from the second data source to the display apparatus, wherein the subtitle data and at least the part of first video data are displayed on the display apparatus at the same time.11-24-2011
20090290047Electronic camera - An electronic camera includes: a display at which a photographic image and a map image are displayed; a display control unit that controls the display so as to display identifiers individually indicating photographing locations at which a plurality of photographic images were captured over the map image displayed at the display; and a zoom operation member that generates a zoom operation signal to be used to adjust a magnification factor for a photographic optical system, wherein: in response to the zoom operation signal output while the map image is displayed, the display control unit controls the display so as to display the map image with a scale thereof adjusted in correspondence to the zoom operation signal.11-26-2009
20110216226APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING ZOOM MICROPHONE FUNCTIONAL IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus support a zoom microphone function in a mobile terminal. The apparatus includes a plurality of microphones, a camera, and a controller. Each of the plurality of microphones has a different directional characteristic. The camera captures an image. And the controller determines a zoom level of the camera, and adjusts gains of the plurality of microphones based on a zoom range to which the zoom level belongs.09-08-2011
20090190004DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A data processing apparatus includes a zoom circuit for displaying and a zoom circuit for recording. The zoom circuit for displaying performs a zoom process using a least square method or linear interpolation on image data from a YUV conversion circuit so as to create display image data. On an LCD monitor, an image based on the display image data thus created is displayed. Furthermore, the zoom circuit for recording performs a zoom process using spline interpolation or linear interpolation on image data from the YUV conversion circuit so as to create recording image data. The zoom process for recording is executed in parallel with the zoom process for displaying. The recording image data thus created is recorded in a recording medium.07-30-2009
20100079623IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A digital camera includes a CCD for image capturing a subject and obtaining a reference image thereof, a lens optical system, a zoom drive unit, and an AF drive unit for performing an optical zoom action, a facial detection portion for detecting a face from the reference image captured by the CCD, and a control unit for calculating, as a set magnification ratio, a maximum magnification ratio according to which the face detected by the facial detection portion is included in an angle of view of the image capturing unit, performing zoom magnification processing up to the set magnification ratio, and causing the CCD to image again and obtain a magnified image.04-01-2010
20100118165VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - A video signal processing apparatus includes: an input section to which a video signal outputted from a camera whose operation is controllable or a video signal outputted from an apparatus whose operation is not controllable; first and second operation sections to which a video switcher function setting the order in which the video signals are put on the air and a camera controller function controlling the operation of the camera are assigned, respectively; a function mode switching section choosing first and second function modes to which the video switcher function and the camera controller function are assigned, respectively; a third operation section performing a predetermined process on the video signals in the first function mode, whereas controlling the operation of the camera in the second function mode; and an output section outputting the video signals to a display device or outputting a control signal controlling the operation of the camera to the camera.05-13-2010
20100123805System and method for analyzing a digital image - A method of analyzing images captured using an imaging device is provided herein. The analysis provides suggestions for changing a parameter of the imaging device during subsequent image capture.05-20-2010
20110199517METHOD OF SHOWING VIDEO ON A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY - A method of showing video on a touch-sensitive display. The method includes showing video on a touch-sensitive display and detecting contact with the video on the touch-sensitive display. The method further includes manipulating a camera that is recording the video based on contact with the video on the touch-sensitive display.08-18-2011
20090295949ZOOM CAMERA ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING MULTIPLE SUB-CAMERAS - A zoom camera arrangement includes two or more sub-camera entities for funneling incoming light towards one or more associated digital image sensor chips for converting light into electric signal, each chip including a sensor area for capturing light funneled by at least one associated sub-camera entity of the two or more sub-camera entities, wherein each of the sub-camera entities includes a lens assembly incorporating a number of lenses disposed as one or more lens layers of the lens assembly, the number of lenses of the lens assembly being fixedly positioned relative to the at least one associated digital image sensor chip of the one or more digital image sensor chips, wherein the lens assemblies of the two or more sub-camera entities are selected so as to provide two or more different zoom steps, for enabling the imaging apparatus to provide optical zoom functionality via the selection of the sub-camera entity.12-03-2009
20110199516METHOD OF SHOWING VIDEO ON A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY - A method of showing video on a touch-sensitive display. The method includes showing video on a touch-sensitive display and detecting contact with the video on the touch-sensitive display. The method further includes manipulating a camera that is recording the video based on contact with the video on the touch-sensitive display.08-18-2011
20080239104Method and apparatus for providing composition information in digital image processing device - Provided is a method and apparatus for providing composition information in a digital image processing device whereby composition information of a target object displayed in a live-view screen is provided using auditory information or visual information during photographing in order to induce a composition of the target object to be matched to a predetermined composition for photographing. The apparatus includes a detection unit detecting a composition of an object from a live-view image to be captured, a comparison unit comparing the detected composition with a reference composition, and a control unit performing a control operation to output an auditory alert signal until the detected composition is matched to the reference composition and performing a control operation to output an auditory match signal when the detected composition is matched to the reference composition.10-02-2008
20080239102Camera Controller and Zoom Ratio Control Method For the Camera Controller - Camera control apparatus enabling a user to intuitively understand a photographing direction and zoom magnification of a camera at the time of switching over an image, and enabling camera control to be started immediately. At camera control apparatus (10-02-2008
20090167900IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A SCALE OF A FACE - An image processing method for adjusting a scale of a face is implemented by a microprocessor of a digital camera. The microprocessor performs a face detection to find the position of a face in the image, and sets a zoom block according to an entire column/row of the position of the face, so as to zoom in/out the scale of the face. When the scale of the face is adjusted, an entire column of pixels are added/deleted with constrain proportions from two sides of the zoom block, for repairing the pixels altered during the zoom in/out of the face so as to remain the whole image undistorted. This method finds the position of the face accurately, and adjusts the pixels at the position of the face, so as to effectively adjust the scale of the face, and avoid disproportion between the face and the body in the image.07-02-2009
20110007191APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DIGITAL IMAGE - An apparatus and method for processing a digital image that allow a user to selectively set a composition in an image by setting a selected location and a selected size of an image of a subject to be photographed in advance. The apparatus for processing a digital image includes a digital signal processor, wherein the digital signal processor sets the selected location and the selected size of an image of a subject to be photographed, zooms corresponding to the set selected size, and induces a composition change corresponding to the set selected location. An optimal image is obtained by enabling selective composition change in an image by a user by setting location and size of an image of a subject to be photographed in advance.01-13-2011
20080239103CAMERA WITH MULTIPLE VIEWFINDERS - A novel method and apparatus for controlling the display of a portable electronic device having a user input device and a camera function; the portable electronic device including a photosensor chip having a sensor array of a predetermined number of rows and columns of pixels for converting radiant energy into electronic signals representing an image for display via a viewfinder. The method comprises selecting via the user input a zoom level and viewfinder resolution for the camera application, and in the event the zoom level is 1× then scaling the predetermined number of rows and columns of pixels to the selected viewfinder resolution and generating an image corresponding thereto; and in the event the zoom level is greater than 1× then cropping a region of interest of the predetermined number of rows and columns of pixels in accordance with the zoom level and then scaling the cropped region of interest in accordance with the viewfinder resolution and generating an image corresponding thereto.10-02-2008
20120069224METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SINGLE-CAMERA LICENSE-PLATE RECOGNITION AND MAGNIFICATION - A system for recognizing and magnifying an object of interest. The system includes a camera unit and a video processor operable to control the camera unit and detect the object of interest within a field of view of the camera unit. Responsive to detection by the video processor of the object of interest, the system zooms in on the object of interest, captures an image of the object of interest, and zooms out.03-22-2012
20090185056ELECTRONIC CAMERA - An electronic camera includes an imaging device. The imaging device has an imaging surface capturing an object scene and repeatedly outputs an object scene image. An orientation of the imaging surface is repeatedly changed by a CPU corresponding to a group photograph mode under which a group of a plurality of faces is captured. The CPU detects a face image from the object scene image outputted from the imaging device in association with a changing process of the orientation of the imaging surface. Furthermore, the CPU decides an angle range within which the group of a plurality of faces is contained based on a detection result of the face image. In addition, the CPU combines the plurality of object scene images outputted from the imaging device so as to create a combined image corresponding to the decided angle range. The created combined image is recorded in a recording medium.07-23-2009
20090015694IMAGE-PICKUP APPARATUS AND LENS - An image-pickup apparatus includes an image-pickup element that photoelectrically converts an optical image formed by an image-pickup optical system having a zoom function, and a correcting part that performs correction processing for a distortion component in image data generated based on an output from the image-pickup element, the distortion component corresponding to a distortion of the image-pickup optical system. The image-pickup optical system provides a first zoom range in which a distortion amount at a certain image height is larger than a predetermined value and a second zoom range in which a distortion amount at the certain image height is smaller than the predetermined value. The correcting part performs the correction processing so that the distortion component remains in a first corrected image data in the first zoom range is larger than the distortion component remaining in a second corrected image data in the second zoom range.01-15-2009
20090213247Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method , and image pickup control program - When flash photography is performed, an exposure time at the time of the preliminary light emission of a flash is set as short as possible so that the appropriate amount of light required for the main light emission of the flash can be accurately computed regardless of the amount of external light. Before the main light emission of the flash, an exposure operation prior to preliminary light emission and an exposure operation at the time of preliminary light emission are performed. When the exposure operation prior to preliminary light emission is performed, after the exposure operations of all pixels included in a solid-state image pickup device have been simultaneously started at a time T08-27-2009
20110141321METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFORMING A LENS-DISTORTED IMAGE TO A PERSPECTIVE IMAGE IN BAYER SPACE - A method and apparatus is provided for rendering an image. The method includes capturing a distorted input image using a color filter array to obtain an input image pattern having a single color channel per pixel. The input image is transformed to an input image signal. At least a portion of the input image signal is dewarped to obtain an undistorted image signal by (i) identifying selected coordinate points in the input signal that correspond to coordinate points in the undistorted image signal and (ii) determining a first color channel value for at least one of the selected coordinate points with a color correlation-adjusted interpolation technique using at least one nearest neighbor pixel having a color channel different from the first color channel.06-16-2011
20090207283IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes a decoding processor including a decoder configured to decode encoded data of image data of one frame having a plurality of pixels encoded by a variable length coding method and generating decoded data, and a data transfer unit configured to select decoded data in a target partial region in which a predetermined image processing is to be performed as partial image data out of the decoded data inputted from the decoder and transfer the selected data; and an image processor configured to perform the given image processing on the partial image data selected in the data transfer unit and store the image-processed partial image data in a storage device.08-20-2009
20120105686Systems And Methods For Determination Of A Camera Imperfection For An Image - Methods and systems for creating an image filter is described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first plurality of images captured by an at least one camera with a same setting as a first camera. The method further includes creating an averaged image from the plurality of captured images, wherein the averaged image comprises a measurement value of intensity for each pixel in the averaged image. The method also includes determining an image imperfection in the averaged image. The method further includes creating the image filter to reduce the image imperfection.05-03-2012
20100157108Image Signal Processor And Image Signal Processing Method - The disclosed is to provide an image signal processor and its method in which the enhancement of resolution and the effective reduction of noise are compatible. The image signal processor is provided with an edge character detector that detects a character of an edge of an object, an image signal frequency zone limiter that executes a noise removing process, an image signal frequency zone enhancer that executes a resolution enhancing process and a gain controller that changes each intensity of the image signal frequency zone limiter and the image signal frequency zone enhancer according to an output result of the edge character detector.06-24-2010
20100157107Image Apparatus And Electronic Apparatus - A clipping set portion includes: a main object detection portion which detects a main object in an input image and generates main object position information; a clipping region set portion which sets a clipping region for the input image based on the main object position information; and a zoom information generation portion which generates zoom information based on zoom intention information from a user input via an operation portion. The zoom intention information is information which is input via the operation portion at a time of taking the input image and indicates whether or not to perform a zoom process.06-24-2010
20100165152Processing Images Having Different Focus - Processing images of a scene taken with different focus includes, for each of at least some of the images, determining at least one portion of the image having a predetermined characteristic. A representation of the scene is generated that includes an array of elements, where each of at least some of the elements corresponds to a determined portion of at least one of the images. An element of the array is based on a correspondence between a distance associated with a determined portion of at least one image and a focused distance associated with at least one image. The generated representation is stored or provided as output.07-01-2010
20100188534OPTICAL EQUIPMENT AND ITS CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - The object of this invention is to attain accurate control by correcting any deviation of a cam locus due to manufacturing errors and the like upon controlling a zoom lens and focus lens along a theoretical cam locus. To attain this object, a differential locus between the theoretical cam locus (stored cam locus) and a true cam locus due to an error obtained by a measurement is obtained, and is stored as cam correction data. The lens control is made while correcting the theoretical cam locus by the correction data.07-29-2010
20100177218Electronic apparatus and method of operating electronic apparatus through touch sensor - An electronic apparatus has a touch sensor provided with a first touching zone including at least a second touching zone and a third touching zone, the second and third touching zones being allocated with different functions. The electronic apparatus is controlled to perform a specific function assigned to a specific touching zone that is the second or the third touching zone when there is a first touch input at first through the specific touching zone and continuously perform the specific function even if there is a second touch input that follows the first touch input, through either the second or the third touching zone that is not the specific touching zone, as long as there is a continuous touch input through the first touching zone from the first to the second touch input with no intermission.07-15-2010
20100182459Apparatus and method of obtaining high-resolution image - An apparatus and method of obtaining a high-resolution image are provided. The apparatus of obtaining a high-resolution image may generate a high frequency component of an output image using a high frequency component of an input image, synthesize the input image and the generated high frequency component of the output image, and thereby may obtain a sharpness-enhanced high-resolution image.07-22-2010
20090046176VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - It is an object of the present invention to provide a video signal processing apparatus that can be reduced in production cost, and perform an electronic zooming function. In the video signal processing apparatus, a noise reduction of and a gain adjustment of the video signal from the imaging element 02-19-2009
20100188533IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image sensing apparatus has an image sensing unit that outputs an image signal in accordance with incident light through an optical system including a zoom lens. The apparatus performs photographing by exposing the image sensing unit while driving the zoom lens, and stores attached information relating to photography at a predetermined timing after driving of the zoom lens has started during photographing. After the end of exposure of the image sensing unit, an image signal output from the image sensing unit is recorded in association with the stored attached information.07-29-2010
20100188532Image sensor and image-capturing device - An image sensor includes: a plurality of image-capturing pixels that, upon each receiving a partial light flux within a predetermined wavelength range, which is part of a photographic light flux used to form an optical image, output image signals corresponding to the optical image; a plurality of focus detection pixels that receive a pair of focus detection light fluxes in a wider wavelength range than the predetermined wavelength range and output a pair of focus detection signals; and a reduction unit that adjusts a signal level of the focus detection signals output from the plurality of focus detection pixels to be equal to or less than a signal level of the image signals each output from one of the plurality of image-capturing pixels under a given light receiving condition.07-29-2010
20130215295APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A FRAME IMAGE OF A CAMERA - A method of processing an image of a portable terminal, the portable terminal comprising an image signal processor (ISP) and an application processor (AP) includes: acquiring, at the ISP, an image from a camera unit of the portable terminal for each frame of a plurality of frames during an operation of the camera; generating, at the ISP, a display image and a compression image by processing the acquired image; transmitting the display image generated by the ISP for each frame and the compression image at a preset frame interval; and displaying, at the AP, the acquired display image and buffering, at the AP, the compression image.08-22-2013
20090040341IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image pickup apparatus which is capable of being downsized and being power-saved, and is capable of following the focal plane and controlling the exposure during the variably-magnifying operation. There is stored information on a position of a focus lens corresponding to a position of a zoom lens, which is dependent on an object distance. The focus lens is moved based on the stored information when the zoom lens is moved. When a moving direction of the zoom lens is switched, the focus lens is stopped, and then the moving direction of the zoom lens is switched. The focus lens is moved based on the stored information after the switching.02-12-2009
20110032390DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND MOVING PICTURE CAPTURING METHOD PERFORMED BY THE SAME - A digital photographing apparatus and a moving picture capturing method performed by the same, and more particularly to, a removal of noise of a digital photographing apparatus from sound of a moving picture when the moving picture is being captured. The method of photographing a moving picture performed by a digital photographing apparatus, the method including: executing a moving picture shooting mode; generating an operation control signal; operating the digital photographing apparatus according to the operation control signal; extracting an offset sound corresponding to the operation control signal; and combining a noise generated by the operation of the digital photographing apparatus and the offset sound.02-10-2011
20090109304Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product - In an image capturing device, an image acquiring unit acquires image data captured for a subject, a distance information acquiring unit acquires a distance from the subject included within each region to a capturing position for the image data for each of a plurality of regions constituting the acquired image data, a distinguishing information acquiring unit acquires distinguishing information for distinguishing the subject from the image data, and a generating unit generates object regions the subject within the image data is divided up into each processing target from the image data based on the shooting distances and the distinguishing information.04-30-2009
20130135499METHOD OF ELIMINATING A SHUTTER-LAG, CAMERA MODULE, AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A method of reducing shutter-lag in a camera image sensor may include maintaining a sensor output image to have a low resolution in a preview mode of a camera image sensor; changing a resolution of the sensor output image from a low resolution to a high resolution in response to a capture preparation signal to change an operation mode of the camera image sensor from a preview mode to a capture preparation mode, the low resolution being a resolution equal to or below a reference resolution, the high resolution being a resolution above the reference resolution; and capturing the sensor output image in response to a capture signal in the capture preparation mode of the camera image sensor.05-30-2013
20090141147Auto zoom display system and method - Auto zoom display system and method for user interaction with a display screen. The auto zoom display system has a display screen for displaying an image, and a viewing distance detector. The display screen and viewing distance detector are connected to a processing system, the processing system being arranged to detect a viewing distance between a user and the display screen. Furthermore, a zoom property of the displayed image is adjusted depending on the detected viewing distance.06-04-2009
20110115948CAMERA APPARATUS WITH MAGNIFIED PLAYBACK FEATURES - An embodiment of a camera apparatus includes transferring a compressed playback streaming signal output from a recording medium to a map defined in a memory circuit, decoding the transferred playback streaming signal by a decoder, converting the decoded signal to a YUV signal in an image processing unit, transferring the converted signal to the map as a YUV signal, generating a magnified or reduced image from the YUV signal in the image processing unit, and storing the image on the map, overlaying a magnified or reduced image prepared on the map according to a magnified playback request, and outputting the overlaid image for seeking an output position.05-19-2011
20110085061IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image photographing apparatus to adjust gain and directivity of a signal input via a microphone according to the position of a subject, and a method of controlling the same. The image photographing apparatus includes a face recognition unit to detect a face of a subject, a control unit to calculate a distance between the subject and the image photographing apparatus according to zoom ratio information of the image photographing apparatus and the size of the face and to calculate a position angle of the subject according to the zoom ratio information of the image photographing apparatus and a position coordinate of the subject, and an audio processing unit to adjust gain of a signal input via a microphone according to the distance between the image photographing apparatus and the subject and to adjust directivity of the signal input via the microphone according to the position angle of the subject.04-14-2011
20100182460IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of dividers which fetch an original image in which a plurality of original pixels, each of which has any one of R, G, and B, are arrayed in a Bayer manner. A first color separating system and a second color separating system perform a color interpolating process on the fetched original image so as to create an interpolated image formed by a plurality of interpolated pixels, each of which has two colors. A first zoom system and a second zoom system perform a zoom process on the interpolated image created by the first color separating system and the second color separating system so as to create a zoom image in which a plurality of zoom pixels, each of which has any one of R, G, and B, are arrayed in a Bayer manner.07-22-2010
20100039536Video recording device and method - Video recording devices and corresponding methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, when a zoom arrangement is operated to change a field of view, an encoder for encoding images captured by a sensor and for outputting a corresponding stream of video frames changes the rate of frames which are encoded only upon themselves per time unit.02-18-2010
20100053378IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - A synchronization processing in which an image data having a plurality of color components per pixel is generated based on the image data obtained by an imaging apparatus which includes an image sensor arranged with a plurality of color filters is performed. Then, a predetermined granular pattern is added to the image data subjected to the synchronization processing.03-04-2010
20100208107IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD - An imaging device and a control method for an imaging device of the present invention comprise an imaging section for photoelectrically converting a subject image and outputting image data, and a display section for performing live view display of the subject image based on the image data, wherein, with respect to whether or not a main body is being held, by determining if the main body is in a portrait orientation, and is being held by a touch surface area or with both hands, if this determination is that the main body is not being held a shooting command is received using only a release button, while if it is determined that the main body is being held a shooting command is received by touching the display section.08-19-2010
20110074979IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - An image capture device includes a face recognition module, a determination module, and an image edition module. The face recognition module recognizes a facial portion of a portrait photo. The determination module zooms the portrait photo until the facial portion satisfies first predetermined sizes, calculates the center of the facial portion, and determines a boundary of a photo identification to be created in the zoomed portrait photo according to second predetermined sizes, which interprets the center of the facial portion as the center thereof. The image edition module cuts the zoomed portrait photo along the boundary to create the photo identification.03-31-2011
20100295971IMAGE ZOOMING USING PRE-EXISTING IMAGING INFORMATION - Aspects of the invention pertain to enhanced zooming capability of user devices. A user device such as a mobile phone with a camera may capture images of different objects of interest. The capture and zooming limitations of the user device are overcome by replacing, supplementing or otherwise enhancing the image taken with one or more geo-coded images stored in a database. For instance, if the user attempts to zoom in on a feature of an object of interest and exceeds the zooming capability of the user device, a request is sent to a remote server to provide an image showing the feature of the object of interest at a desired resolution. The server determines which, if any, stored images correlate to the captured image of the object of interest. The resulting imagery is provided to the user device and is presented on a display.11-25-2010
20100097498ZOOM CAMERA CONFIGURATIONS - A camera having an optic axis and comprising: a lens having a lens optic axis; a platform to which the lens is mounted; a guide track to which the platform is mounted and along which the platform is moveable; wherein the guide track is rotatable between a first position in which the optic axis of the lens substantially coincides with the camera optic axis and a second position in which the lens optic axis does not coincide with the camera optic axis.04-22-2010
20090316022IMAGE RESIZING DEVICE AND IMAGE RESIZING METHOD - The present invention offers images fully satisfactory to a user with simple processing schemes. An image resizing device, resizing at least a part of an input image, includes: a first boundary setting unit which sets n−1 first boundaries perpendicular to a first direction; a second boundary setting unit which sets m−1 second boundaries perpendicular to a second direction, where n and m are integers not less than 2; and a resizing unit which resizes a first divided area with a first ratio in the first direction, and to resize a second divided area with a second ratio in the second direction, the first and second divided areas being defined by one or two of the first and second boundaries, respectively, and by outer edges of the input image.12-24-2009
20100321536MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and method of controlling a mobile terminal are provided. While a preview image is displayed on a screen and a camera zooms in, a zoom-in region is stored after being cropped from the preview image. According to the present invention, when an image resulting from zooming in a preview image is photographed and stored, the region corresponding to the zoomed-in image is cropped from the preview image and then stored instead of the zoomed-in image with a resolution size of the preview image being stored. Therefore, the present invention reduces a size of a stored image without degradation of a picture, thereby increasing an available size of the memory.12-23-2010
20110096204IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - A zoom magnification is calculated based on a focal length of a photographing lens obtained before zooming and the focal length of the photographing lens obtained after the zooming. Then, an object movement amount in an image pickup area of an image pickup element is calculated based on the zoom magnification and an object position obtained before the zooming. Thus, a change in the position of the cropping area is controlled.04-28-2011
20100066865PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND PHOTOGRAPHING SYSTEM - Provided is a photographing apparatus that includes a photographing section that photographs a subject, and a controller that controls a photographing range of the photographing section based on a range specification image that is projected onto the subject.03-18-2010
20100194931IMAGING DEVICE - The imaging device of the present invention includes an image generator that generates an electric image from optical information inputted thereto; an operation portion that receives an instruction for a shooting preparation operation or a shooting operation from a user; a scene discriminator that discriminates a shooting scene on the basis of the image generated by the image generator and a picture quality adjuster that adjusts the picture quality of the image generated by the image generator on the basis of a result of discrimination performed by the scene discriminator. Due to this configuration, it is possible to discriminate an optimum shooting scene on the basis of an image to be captured, and consequently the operability can be improved.08-05-2010
20110149120IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS WITH AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTABLE ANGLE OF VIEW AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - The present invention sets an auto-zooming frame that includes a plurality of selected subjects from among subjects detected from a captured image. Then, the angle of view is adjusted so that the entire auto-zooming frame is captured. Auto-zooming frame setting and angle of view adjustment are continuously performed on images that are consecutively captured, thereby providing auto-zooming control for a plurality of subjects.06-23-2011
20100026854Portable Multi Position Magnifier Camera - Disclosed is a portable magnifier camera that can be selectively positioned into a variety of configurations. At least four distinct viewing configurations are provided: a reading mode wherein the camera rests flatly upon the viewed object; a writing mode wherein the camera rests at an angle upon the viewed object; a hand-held mode wherein the user holds the camera relative to a distant object; and an inspection mode wherein the user holds the viewed object relative to the camera. These configurations enable a user to effectively view objects of differing size and at varying distances.02-04-2010
20100020203REPRODUCING APPARATUS, IMAGE DATA REPRODUCING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A reproducing apparatus, an image data reproducing method, a program, and a storage medium each detects an attitude state of the reproducing apparatus, extracts a part of an area of image data obtained by an image pickup device, and reproduces the part of the area of the extracted image data. According to the detection result, the part of the area of the image data is changed to another part of the area and rotation processing of another part of the area is performed, thereby reproducing the another part of the area which was subjected to the rotation processing.01-28-2010
20120147222IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING ZOOM FUNCTION - An image pickup apparatus that is capable of changing a zoom speed in a wide range in accordance with an amount of movement of a zoom lever without oversizing the zoom lever, and has excellent operability of the zoom lever. An amount of change of zoom speed relative to an amount of movement of the zoom lever during when the zoom lever is operated from a first neutral position in a first or second direction differs from that during when the zoom lever is operated from a second neutral position in the first or second direction. Thus, the zoom speed can be varied in a wide range according to the amount of movement of the zoom lever, while ensuring the operability of the zoom lever.06-14-2012
20120147223IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING FOCUS CONTROL FUNCTION - A digital camera includes a focus position table. The focus position table, in which focus positions for person-priority pan focus have been set, is used when a face has been detected, and the focus position table, in which focus positions for non-person priority pan focus have been set corresponding to the types of non-person priority pan focus, is used when a face has not been detected. When a face has been detected, the digital camera determines the pan focus as the person-priority pan focus, and after acquiring a focus position from the focus position table, executes the pan focus processing. On the other hand, when a face has not been detected, the digital camera acquires, from the focus position table, a focus position corresponding to a type of non-person priority pan focus determined based on the photography scene and executes the pan focus processing.06-14-2012
20110304750MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING OBJECT RELATED INFORMATION THEREIN - A mobile terminal and a method of displaying an object related information in the mobile terminal are disclosed, in which the method includes receiving an image via a camera module of the mobile terminal, the received image depicting objects located within a predetermined distance from the mobile terminal, obtaining at least one object related information corresponding to the received image, displaying the received image including the obtained at least one object related information, receiving a zoom-in command signal for the camera module, zooming in on the displayed image according to the received zoom-in command signal such that the zoomed-in image is displayed at a zoom position, and displaying object related information in the obtained object related information corresponding to at least one object of the zoomed-in image depicted between the zoom position and the predetermined distance.12-15-2011
20100238327Dual Sensor Camera - A dual sensor camera that uses two aligned sensors each having a separate lens of different focal length but the same f-number. The wider FOV image from one sensor is combined with the narrower FOV image from the other sensor to form a combined image. Up-sampling of the wide FOV image and down-sampling of the narrow FOV image is performed. The longer focal length lens may have certain aberrations introduced so that Extended Depth of Field (EDoF) processing can be used to give the narrow FOV image approximately the same depth of field as the wide FOV image so that a noticeable difference in depth of field is not see in the combined image.09-23-2010
20110109772Method for image data print control, electronic camera and camera system - An electronic camera includes a zoom changing unit that changes a focal length of a zoom lens, an image-capturing unit that executes photoelectric conversion for a subject image projected by the zoom lens onto an image-capturing area, a range finding unit that detects a distance to a subject, a photographic range setting unit that sets a size of a photographic range at a subject position, and a zoom control unit that controls the zoom changing unit based upon the photographic range that has been set and the subject distance so that the subject within the photographic range is projected almost over the entirety of the image-capturing area.05-12-2011
20090135275IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM THEREFOR - An imaging apparatus acquires and displays an image of a subject such that a target subject remains displayed on a monitor even after performing an area zoom operation. An imaging unit acquires a subject image at a variable subject acquisition magnification and acquisition angle. A controller conducts an area zoom control such that, when a given area is specified as a sub-area of a predetermined image display region, the acquisition magnification and angle are modified to enlarge the given area. A limiting magnification is also set as the zoom magnification when the ratio of the dimensions of the predetermined display region with respect to the given area exceeds the limiting magnification. When the limiting magnification is not exceeded, the ratio of the dimensions is set as the zoom magnification.05-28-2009
20110317041ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING MICROPHONES WITH CONTROLLABLE FRONT-SIDE GAIN AND REAR-SIDE GAIN - An electronic apparatus is provided that has a rear-side and a front-side, a first microphone that generates a first signal, and a second microphone that generates a second signal. An automated balance controller generates a balancing signal based on an imaging signal. A processor processes the first and second signals to generate at least one beamformed audio signal, where an audio level difference between a front-side gain and a rear-side gain of the beamformed audio signal is controlled during processing based on the balancing signal.12-29-2011
20120154640IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - Provided is an image processing apparatus and method which allows high-speed image processing and prevents the field-of-view rate from being degraded due to pixel reduction by the number of ring pixels.06-21-2012
20120026367SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING MAXIMUM INPUT RATE WHILE UP-SCALING AN IMAGE VERTICALLY - An example embodiment provides a resizer in an image processing system. The resizer includes a receiving module that receives pixel data representative of an image. A triple line buffer is coupled to the receiving module that stores the pixel data in response to a write control signal from control logic. The triple line buffer is operated as a circular buffer. The resizer further includes a resizer core that reads pixel data from the triple line buffer in response to a read control signal from the control logic. The pixel data is replicated to up-scale the image vertically according to a vertical up-scale ratio such that the resizer achieves a maximum input data rate and also eliminates an overflow condition in the resizer. The vertical up-scale ratio is a fraction.02-02-2012
20120176517DIGITAL IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital image photographing apparatus for informing a user (e.g., a photographer) that a size difference between detected face areas is greater than a predetermined reference difference by comparing sizes of the detected face areas with each other and methods of controlling the same are disclosed. Thus, when a plurality of people is photographed, a captured image in which sizes of detected face areas are similar to each other may be acquired.07-12-2012
20110102641IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD - Provided is an image generation device generating a high-quality image of an object under a pseudo light source at any desired position, based on geometric parameters generated from a low-quality image of the object. The image generation device includes: a geometric parameter calculation unit (05-05-2011
20110115947DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING PROGRAM TO EXECUTE METHOD OF CONTROLLING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A digital photographing apparatus, a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, and a recording medium for storing a program to execute the method, in which a scale of an image displayed on a display unit is changed by a touch operation performed on a touchscreen, and simultaneously an optical or digital zooming operation is performed. The method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus including a touchscreen includes displaying an image on the touchscreen, recognizing a touch operation in which the image is swiped from a first point to a second point on the touchscreen, and changing an image scale so as to correspond to the recognized touch operation and displaying the image.05-19-2011
20100245630IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING A ZOOM FUNCTION - In a digital camera, when the shutter is half-depressed, a controlling section 09-30-2010
20120127349IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS CAPABLE OF DELETING VIDEO EFFECT SUPERIMPOSED ON MOVING IMAGE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS, AND MOVING IMAGE-RECORDING APPARATUS, AS WELL AS STORAGE MEDIUM - An image pickup apparatus capable of deleting a video effect superimposed on a moving image, in timing desired by a user. A system controller of a video camera as the image pickup apparatus performs control such that a moving image taken by an image pickup section and a title superimposed on the moving image are recorded together in a storage medium. When a specific shooting condition has changed during taking of the moving image by the image pickup section, the system controller performs control to inhibit recording of the display item in the storage medium.05-24-2012
20090059038Image magnifier for the visually impaired - A image magnifier for the vision impaired which magnifies the image of face up source material (03-05-2009
20120218443DECODER-DERIVED GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATIONS FOR MOTION COMPENSATED INTER PREDICTION - A method of estimating motion by estimating motion parameters of a complex motion model using reconstructed neighboring pixels of the current block and then applying the estimated motion parameters to the coordinates of the current block to determine motion compensated in a corresponding reference block. The parameters are not transmitted to a decoder and are derived at the decoder side. The encoder only sends a 1-bit control-flag to indicate whether the derived parameters should be used.08-30-2012
20080297626IMAGING DEVICE - An imaging device has: a video camera that takes a video of an imaging object; a camera holder that supports the video camera at a position of imaging the imaging object; an output module that outputs the video taken by the video camera; and an image processing module configured to superimpose a predetermined figure at a reference point of expanded display or contracted display in the video output by the output module. The imaging device of this arrangement enables easy adjustment of an expansion display area of an imaging object in the course of outputting a video signal representing a taken video of the imaging object to an external device.12-04-2008
20120086835IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - This invention can perform a developing process or editing process, with a high response, for raw image obtained by image sensing by a digital camera or the like. When, therefore, raw image data is input, an extraction area in the raw image data is determined on the basis of the size of an image display area in which a processed image is displayed and a magnification set at this time. A developing process is then performed for partial raw image data in the determined area, and the resultant data is displayed in the image display area.04-12-2012
20120287314VIDEO CAMERA WHICH ADOPTS A FOCAL-PLANE ELECTRONIC SHUTTER SYSTEM - A video camera includes an image sensor which repeatedly outputs an object scene image produced on an imaging surface by an exposure operation of a focal-plane electronic shutter system in a raster scanning manner. A post-processing circuit extracts a partial object scene image belonging to an extraction area, out of the object scene image outputted from the image sensor. A moving image based on the extracted partial object scene image is displayed on an LCD monitor by an LCD driver. A motion detecting circuit detects motion of the imaging surface in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis. A position of the extraction area is changed by a CPU so that the motion detected by the motion detecting circuit is compensated. The CPU also changes a shape of the extraction area so that a focal plane distortion is restrained, based on the motion detected by the motion detecting circuit.11-15-2012
20130016257IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEMAANM Sekiya; ShinnosukeAACI Utsunomiya-shiAACO JPAAGP Sekiya; Shinnosuke Utsunomiya-shi JP - A display control unit controls an image presentation unit such that when an image display apparatus displays a partial area of an image stored in an image storage unit, an image presentation unit displays a whole image stored in the image storage unit and display information indicating the partial area in the whole image.01-17-2013
20110157431Method and System for Directing Cameras - A system and a method for directing a camera based on time-series data are disclosed, wherein the time-series data represent atomic activities sensed by sensors in an environment, and wherein each atomic activity includes a time and a location at which the each atomic activity is sensed, comprising: providing a spatio-temporal pattern of the specified atomic activity, wherein the spatio-temporal pattern is based only on the time and the location of the atomic activities, such that a spatio-temporal sequence of the atomic activities forms the specified primitive activity; detecting, in the time-series data, a sensed primitive activity corresponding to the spatio-temporal pattern to produce a result, wherein the detecting is performed by a processor; and directing the camera based on the result.06-30-2011
20130021502SOUND CORRECTOR, SOUND RECORDING DEVICE, SOUND REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND SOUND CORRECTING METHOD - Sound correction processing is performed for a sound signal obtained from a sound collecting portion. In particular, sound correction processing is performed after determining what is performed as the sound correction processing based on an image signal paired with a sound signal, the image signal obtained from an imaging portion, the sound signal, control data of the imaging portion, and the like.01-24-2013
20130021503Electronic Apparatus Having Microphones with Controllable Front-Side Gain and Rear-Side Gain - An electronic apparatus is provided that has a rear-side and a front-side, a first microphone that generates a first signal, and a second microphone that generates a second signal. An automated balance controller generates a balancing signal based on a proximity sensor signal. A processor processes the first and second signals to generate at least one beamformed audio signal, where an audio level difference between a front-side gain and a rear-side gain of the beamformed audio signal is controlled during processing based on the balancing signal.01-24-2013
20120242868IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - An image capturing device which image-captures a device to be controlled as a photographic subject and is controllable through a communication, includes an imaging unit that images an image of the photographic subject as a photographic subject image, a photographic subject recognition unit that recognizes the photographic subject from the photographic subject image, a photographic subject state determination unit that determines an image-captured state of the photographic subject in the photographic subject image, a menu generating unit that generates an operating menu by extracting a specific operation item from a plurality of operation items associated with the photographic subject according to the determination result in the photographic subject state determination unit, and a display unit that displays the operating menu generated by the menu generating unit.09-27-2012
20130176463Method and Apparatus for Image Scaling in Photography - Digital camera or device comprising is digital camera unit is controlled in a process having steps of: receiving images from an image sensor of a digital camera unit; and in a first operational state, determining a change in the size of objects in the received images and to responsively causing changing of zooming by the digital camera unit in compensation of the determined change.07-11-2013
20130120618INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device including a control unit that, based on a specific subject that is an imaging target of a during-exposure zoom imaging operation, performs control decide control details for a zoom lens in the during-exposure zoom imaging operation.05-16-2013
20130155295METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING A MINIMUM PIXEL DENSITY ACROSS AN OBJECT OF INTEREST - A method includes receiving a frame containing an object of interest and determining a current pixel density of the object of interest. The current pixel density is compared to a minimum pixel density to generate a comparison result and an indication is received of available throughput of a wireless network used to transmit the video. Based on the comparison result and the available throughput, a pixel density compensation method is selected from multiple methods, which include adjusting a zoom feature of a camera used to capture the video and adjusting encoded frame resolution. Using the selected pixel density compensation method, a pixel density compensation parameter is determined to adjust the current pixel density with respect to the minimum pixel density for the object of interest. The pixel density compensation parameter is provided to one or both of the camera or an encoder that sends the video over the wireless network.06-20-2013
20090122164ROI SETTING METHOD AND APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC CAMERA APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An ROI setting apparatus including an ROI recognition unit and an ROI control unit is provided. In one embodiment, the ROI recognition unit contains multiple ROI recognition modules for recognizing an ROI of image data according to various methods to obtain a recognition result. The ROI control unit selects one ROI recognition module out of the ROI recognition modules and sets ROI information based on the recognition result. The ROI recognition module may be selected according to an instruction from a user input via an operation unit, or a scene type selected by a scene selection switch of an image capture unit. The ROI control unit may perform operations such as selecting, enlarging, or reducing the ROI recognized by the ROI recognition module, or changing the ROI recognition conditions according to the respective instructions from the user input via the operation unit.05-14-2009
20120274815IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention is directed to an imaging apparatus configured to display a through image in a visible manner when it is assumed that a status of a focus is confirmed even if a multiple live view display suitable for composition adjustment is performed in multiple exposure photography. The imaging apparatus includes a generation unit configured to multiple-synthesize a through image and at least a captured image, and to generate a multiple-composite image, a display control unit configured to perform control to display the multiple-composite image on a display unit while sequentially updating the multiple-composite image, a magnification instruction receiving unit configured to receive an image magnification instruction, and a control unit configured to perform control to display a through image magnified without multiple-synthesizing, on the display unit when receiving the magnification instruction while displaying the multiple-composite image.11-01-2012
20110234859IMAGE-PROJECTING AND IMAGE-CAPTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An image-projecting and image-capturing system primarily includes a projecting sub-system for projecting an image and a capturing sub-system for capturing an image. The capturing sub-system primarily comprises a zoom lens that consists of many lens groups moving along an optical axis. When capturing an image, the projecting sub-system is arranged at a location out of the optical axis; when projecting an image, the projecting sub-system is moved to aim the optical axis.09-29-2011
20130182151IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM IN WHICH PROGRAM IS STORED - An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image and a second image taken at a different focus position from the first image, an image magnification calculator (07-18-2013
20120287313IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS - Provided is an image capture apparatus which allows concurrent output of high resolution video images and high resolution still images even if the number of readout pixels is reduced. In the image capture apparatus, a solid-state imaging device which includes a plurality of pixels disposed in rows and columns, generates: first pixel mixture signals each obtained by mixing pixel signals for a first region including a predetermined number of the pixels; second pixel mixture signals each obtained by mixing pixel signals for a second region in the first region; and third pixel mixture signals each obtained by mixing pixel signals for a third region in the first region, and outputs, for each first region, one of the first pixel mixture signals, at least one of the second pixel mixture signals, and at least one of the third pixel mixture signals.11-15-2012
20120019689ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR GENERATING BEAMFORMED AUDIO SIGNALS WITH STEERABLE NULLS - An electronic apparatus is provided having a front side and a rear side oriented in opposite directions along a first axis, and a right-side and a left-side oriented in opposite directions along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. A null control signal is generated based on an imaging signal. A first microphone located near the right-side of an electronic apparatus generates a first signal and a second microphone located near the left-side of the electronic apparatus generates a second signal. The first and second signals are processed, based on the null control signal, to generate a right beamformed audio signal having a first directional pattern having at least one first null, and a left beamformed audio signal having a second directional pattern having at least one second null. A first angular location (α) of the at least one first null and a second angular location (β) of the at least one second null are steered based on the null control signal.01-26-2012

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