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Moving a Video Camera Directly from a Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109434D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Taylor, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism that allows a user to operate a video camera remotely by directly manipulating a view finder on a display to change the content of a video window.

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Moving a Video Camera Directly from a Display

      Disclosed is a mechanism that allows a user to operate a video
camera remotely by directly manipulating a view finder on a display
to change the content of a video window.

      Allow the user to remotely control the camera by directly
manipulating a cross-hair in the middle of a video window.  By
calculating the position of the cross-hair at the time it is released
by the user, the computer program can then send signals to a
servo-mechanism to move the camera such that the position in the
scene where the cross-hair was released becomes the center of the
displayed video window.

      Disclosed anonymously.