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Method and System for Multiple 360 Degree Video Navigation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246746D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-29
Document File: 5 page(s) / 361K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system to enhance 360-degree video navigation using video cameras installed in a surround pattern to reduce overlapping fields of view between any pair of video cameras. A user can then perform runtime video stitching while navigating the video with two fingers.

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Method and System for Multiple 360 Degree Video Navigation

A user can navigate a 360-degree video (360 video) on a time axis and change the viewing direction. With existing technology, the content of the 360 video is fixed; based on a viewing direction change, the video displays the appropriate layers, which enables

the user to change the content in the 360 video. The 360 video is helpful for navigating surveillance content, event content, etc.

Figure 1: In 360 video, the content is fixed, but the user can change the direction of the view. Based on the user's direction of movement, the view displays the content from different directions

The novel contribution is a method and system to enhance 360 video navigation.

The design includes video cameras installed in a surround pattern to reduce overlapping fields of view between any pair of video cameras. A user can then perform

runtime video stitching while navigating the video.

While navigating video, the user uses one finger (i.e. middle finger) to change the direction of video and another finger (i.e., index finger) to change the location of capture. The system dynamically stitches the video based on the movement pattern of the fingers. The fingers can follow any direction within the coverage area and accordingly identify and stitch appropriate video feeds.

User can perform the fingers navigation in an electronic map or in the air. Accordingly, the system selects the appropriate video feed and shows it in the display device. The navigation path and direction are fully programmable, yielding a video sweep function over some defined period.

Enabling art and legal issues (e.g., obscuring vehicle license plates or faces, etc.) are not in the scope of this disclosure.

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To implement the system, various clusters of video cameras are installed in a given area. (Figure 2, A-F) Each cluster creates an individual 360-degree video. The user can navigate each cluster as per existing methods. As per 360 degree video format, the system stores different video feeds in different layers of th...