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A method for improving video recording coverage Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200981D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

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This disclosure describes a system that allows camera's to self maximize their coverage area thereby allowing greatest recorded area and minimizing the number of deployed camera units.

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A method for improving video recording coverage

Recently cameras have been deployed more widely to solve a variety of problems. The city of Chicago recently deployed 1500 cameras city wide to try to stem crime. While most of these cameras are fixed, these systems are being extended to all other available camera's. In many cases there are several cameras targeting the same location and might have significant image overlap; what this invention would like to do is to maximize/optimize the image coverage. So for example if there are 4 cameras covering a certain area there could be significant overlap. If it's a moment in time and a really wide shot that a user is trying to capture this invention provides a method to do that. This system could be used in security cameras, robotics, military and other applications.

Prior/Enabling Art

Today it is possible to set up multiple cameras or take multiple images and "stitch" them together. These techniques assume that the pictures are already taken and uses the stored image. This system will use this technique to enable camera positioning.

An imaging system for the production of panoramic or panospheric output images in still or video formats, by seamlessly merging an arbitrary number of simultaneous, overlapping input images which collectively encompass an entire field of view. The system includes a plurality of cameras which direct multiple simultaneous streams of analog or digital input into an image transformation engine,...