Method to distinguish between living and virtual objects in photography and videography
Publication Date: 2018-Oct-11
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Method to distinguish between living and virtual objects in photography and videography Disclosed is method and system for enabling a viewer to distinguish between living and virtual objects in photography and videography. In accordance with the method and system, a camera device is equipped with thermal sensors. In an exemplary embodiment, a camera could be a handheld camera, or a mobile device with a thermal sensor attachment. Moving on, as a photograph is being captured, the system configures the camera to capture two images at the same point of time. One image is captured using the camera and other image is captured using the thermal sensor attached to the camera. The thermal image becomes metadata of the image captured using the camera. Thereafter, the system analyses the image taken using the camera to identify living objects (people and animals) in the composition. For each identified object, the system compares the object to the corresponding thermal image layer. By analysing the heat pattern from the thermal image layer, the system derives if a given object is living (represented by the heat map shown in Figure) or virtual (no visible heat given off by the object).
Thereafter, based on the analysis, the system augments the photograph to show which objects are virtual or living. Similarly, when a video is captured, a video camera creates two image layers for the video. One layer for thermal image that becomes metadata of the video. The system performs an augme...