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Method and System for Capturing Subjects of Interest in Visual Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000208904D
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

A method and system is provided to capture subjects of interest in visual media. A user is allowed to select one or more subjects of interest and assign a level of priority for each subject of interest using a preview screen of a camera.

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Method and System for Capturing Subjects of Interest in Visual Media

Disclosed is a method and system for capturing subjects of interest in visual media using, for example a video camera.

The method and system allows a user to select one or more subjects of interest from a current view of a preview screen of a camera. On selecting the subjects of interest, a menu with the subjects of interest is displayed to the user. The user then assigns a level of priority for each subject of interest. A processor records the subjects of interest and their corresponding priority levels. Thereafter, the processor assigns an image ID to identify the subjects of interest.

The user is provided options for selecting time delays in moving from one subject of interest to another subject of interest when a subject of interest is outside Line of Sight (LOS) of the camera. The user may use a primary camera lens to ensure that the subjects of interest are within the LOS. The user may also disable camera "zoom-in" or "zoom-out" based on the percentage of the preview screen currently occupied by subjects of interest. Alternatively, the user may use a secondary camera lens that provides a panoramic view to keep awareness of the relative position of lower priority subjects of interest not available in the primary LOS. However, if the camera has a single lens, a precursor mode is enabled. The user may then pan the desired area and the processor records the relative positions of static priority objects that may move out of the LOS at certain points.

The camera makes decisions of when to zoom or pan to keep the highest priority subjects of interest...