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An automatic camera system based on intelligent zooming

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238187D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-07
Document File: 8 page(s) / 591K

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Abstract

This invention is about an intelligent camera system which can support some new features. The features include that it supports the user to select multiple regions on the preview display of a picture and the user can zoom in/out the selected regions and finally the camera system will produce a picture with the regions zoomed in/out.

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An automatic camera system based on intelligent zooming

In daily life, I just want to zoom in/out some selected ranges when taking pictures, so we want to construct an intelligent zoom system in which an operator can control the size of selected range, and un-selected ranges will not anamorphic.

The system will automatically zoom in and follow the selected object as it moves through the camera's field of view.

For example:

1) I want to take a picture of some materials, and pay more attention to the figures in the paper, we should make the figures clearer in the pictures.

2) When we are taking some pictures in daily life, we want to enlarge some areas in the view, make the pictures more funny and interesting.

Known solutions:

a. The currently camera system can zoom in the whole view, but some areas will lost.
b. Patent

http://www.google.com.hk/patents/US5398064

The patent need a movable lens unit included in the objective lens system, and zoom based on the whole views.

Core ideas:

a. The selected areas of the previewed picture will be zoomed in/out based on user's preference.


b. Implementation :

1) Two display layer structure to comprise the whole showed picture

2) The second layer picture could be generated and updated timely during iterated process Claims

Claims:

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a. Camera can generate customized picture during the shooting process

b. Camera can generate pictures with multiple different layers combined using different focal distances. Those layers may be overlapped partially.

c. Camera can calculate the right position where to put the new layer on the existing layers

d. The added layer picture could be generated and updated timely during iterated process

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Architecture

Architecture: :

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Architecture components

Architecture components: :


1.The input of component "iterator" is the interval time setting, like 0.3 ms


2.The output of component "iterator" is the event to trigger camera main processor to start the shot


3.The inp...