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 Embedding calibration metadata into stereoscopic video files patent thumbnailEmbedding calibration metadata into stereoscopic video files
A computerized system for displaying stereoscopic three-dimensional (3d) video recorded on a stereoscopic camera device includes a computer store containing data. The data includes a stereoscopic video feed of two or more stereoscopic images from a stereoscopic video capture device, wherein the stereoscopic video feed comprises a plurality of contemporaneous metadata feeds, wherein a metadata feed comprises a time sequenced set of metadata obtained from a sensor of the stereoscopic video capture device.

 Stereoscopic 3d camera for virtual reality experience patent thumbnailStereoscopic 3d camera for virtual reality experience
Embodiments are disclosed for embedding calibration metadata for a stereoscopic video capturing device. The device captures a sequence of stereoscopic images by a plurality of image sensors and combines the captured sequence of stereoscopic images into a stereoscopic video sequence.
Lucid Vr, Inc.


 Method for assessing objective quality of stereoscopic video based on reduced time-domain weighting patent thumbnailMethod for assessing objective quality of stereoscopic video based on reduced time-domain weighting
A method for assessing an objective quality of a stereoscopic video based on reduced time-domain weighting, which considers a time domain perception redundant characteristic of human eyes during a video perception, includes steps of: through a motion intensity mean value and a motion intensity variance of an undistorted stereoscopic video and the motion intensity mean value and the motion intensity variance of each frame group, determining a motion intensity level of each frame group of the undistorted stereoscopic video; for the frame groups having different motion intensity levels, selecting undistorted reduced stereoscopic images through different frame extracting strategies with different densities; measuring a quality of a simultaneous distorted reduced stereoscopic image relative to the undistorted reduced stereoscopic image; through weighting each quality of the simultaneous distorted reduced stereoscopic image relative to the undistorted reduced stereoscopic image, obtaining a quality of a distorted stereoscopic video relative to the undistorted stereoscopic video.. .
Ningbo University


 Stereoscopic vision system generatng stereoscopic images with a monoscopic endoscope and an external adapter lens and method using the same to generate stereoscopic images patent thumbnailStereoscopic vision system generatng stereoscopic images with a monoscopic endoscope and an external adapter lens and method using the same to generate stereoscopic images
A stereoscopic vision system includes a monoscopic endoscope, an external adapter lens, and a camera calibration and stereoscopic processing unit. The external adapter lens has two tubes formed therein for forming two optical paths and is mounted on the endoscope for a ccd of the endoscope to receive parallax image pairs of an observed object.
Ming Shi Co., Ltd.


 System and a  tracking objects patent thumbnailSystem and a tracking objects
A method for video object tracking, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a sequence of stereoscopic images; receiving a depth map for each stereoscopic image of the sequence; calculating a first axis histogram for each depth map; applying a first object detection method to track objects based on the contents of the images and/or the depth maps; applying, in parallel to the first object detection method a second object detection method to track objects based on the contents of the histograms of the depth maps; and determining locations of tracked objects based on comparison of the results of the first object detection method and second object detection method.. .
Politechnika Poznanska


 System and a  generating a depth map patent thumbnailSystem and a generating a depth map
A computer-implemented system for generating a depth map for a pair of stereoscopic images, the system comprising: a lower level processing arrangement comprising: a decimation module configured to decrease resolution of the pair of stereoscopic images by a factor of “a”; an image sections matching module, receiving the decimated pair of stereoscopic images configured to output information on matching cost, at appropriate disparities, to appropriate points of the other image from decimated pair of stereoscopic images; a depth map generation with reliability module receiving output of the image sections matching module configured to output a depth map and a reliability map wherein the reliability map comprises data on reliability, with which a disparity value has been determined for each point of the decimated pair of stereoscopic images; a disparity scaling module receiving the depth map and configured to upscale the image of the depth map and scale its values by a factor of “a”; a search range estimation module receiving the reliability map and configured to determine a range of considered disparities in the higher level of processing wherein a decision regarding such range is taken based on the reliability map; and a higher level processing arrangement comprising: an image sections matching module configured to search only a narrowed range of possible disparity as indicated by the input from the search range estimation module, of the lower level, wherein the image sections matching module receives the depth map from the disparity scaling module, of the lower level; a depth map generation with reliability module receiving output of the image sections matching module configured to output a depth map and a reliability map wherein the reliability map comprises data on reliability, with which a disparity value has been determined for each point of the pair of stereoscopic images.. .
Politechnika Poznanska


 Methods and  environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture patent thumbnailMethods and environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture
A camera rig including one or more stereoscopic camera pairs and/or one or more light field cameras are described. Images are captured by the light field cameras and stereoscopic camera pairs are captured at the same time.
Nextvr Inc.


 Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images based on changes in user viewpoint patent thumbnailModifying perspective of stereoscopic images based on changes in user viewpoint
Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3d horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2d images, or 3d vertical perspective images.
Zspace, Inc.


 Laser spot finding patent thumbnailLaser spot finding
Techniques are disclosed for determining the location of laser spot in an image, enabling wind sensing to be performed on captured images of the laser spot. Techniques can include image averaging, background subtraction, and filtering to help ensure that the gaussian laser spot is detected in the image.
Cubic Corporation


 Coherent motion estimation for stereoscopic video patent thumbnailCoherent motion estimation for stereoscopic video
Methods and systems for enhancing motion estimation are disclosed for stereoscopic video sequences. The motion vector parameters and disparity values for consecutive frames may be calculated to estimate motion in a coherent manner between two channels, such as a left channel and a right channel in stereoscopic images.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


Head-mountable display system

A method of operation of a head mountable display (hmd) system, in which stereoscopic images are displayed with respect to a virtual display screen (vds) position, is provided. The method includes setting a vds position for a stereoscopic image for display in response to a depth parameter of a region of interest (roi) in respect of the stereoscopic image for display.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited

Generation of three-dimensional imagery from a two-dimensional image using a depth map

A method for generating stereoscopic images includes obtaining image data comprising a plurality of sample points. A direction, a color value, and a depth value are associated with each sample point.
Dreamworks Animation Llc

Generation of three-dimensional imagery to supplement existing content

A computer-implemented process for generating stereoscopic images to supplement existing content includes obtaining first image data and obtaining second image data comprising a plurality of sample points. A direction, a color value, and a depth value are associated with each sample point.
Dreamworks Animation Llc

Methods for acquiring, storing, transmitting and displaying stereoscopic images

Improved methods for acquiring, storing, transmitting and displaying stereoscopic images are disclosed. Some of the benefits of these include simultaneous left/right view acquisition, transmitting and displaying images remotely from a stereoscopic camera, stereoscopic digital zooming wherein a subset of pixels is displayed, pan-tilt-zoom choosing of the displayed image, and interactive adjustment of images.

Adjustment of perceived roundness in stereoscopic image of a head

In telecommunication video calling and videoconferencing systems, it is strongly desirable for remote observers to interact with natural gaze cues. In natural gaze interaction, the camera for a source observer appears to be co-located in the eye region of a destination observer image and vice versa.
Reald Inc.

Methods and environmental measurements and/or stereoscopic image capture

A camera rig including one or more stereoscopic camera pairs and/or one or more light field cameras are described. Images are captured by the light field cameras and stereoscopic camera pairs are captured at the same time.
Nextvr Inc.

Athermalized optics for laser wind sensing

Techniques are disclosed for providing an optical assembly to provide stereoscopic images of a reflected laser spot to a camera for wind measurement. According to certain embodiments of the invention, an optical assembly can include left and right (or first and second) subassemblies having lens groups and reflective elements that cause light traveling left and right subassemblies to follow similar paths to focus on respective left and right portions of a camera.
Cubic Corporation

Image processing apparatus

In an image processing apparatus, an image acquiring unit acquires a first image and a second image that form stereoscopic images. A first sub-image extracting unit extracts first sub-images from the first image.

Device, method and computer program for 3d rendering

The present disclosure improves 3d representation (by means of adjusting disparity between pictures) in stereoscopic or autostereoscopic images in order to better fit the natural viewing geometry by modifying each image of a stereo pair with a geometric transform centered on an intersection point of an imaging plane and a gaze direction for each of eyes. An observer's view is modeled independently for the left and right eyes, and the left and right views are processed independently with the goal to re-align pixel directions for each of eyes to make these directions more in correspondence with natural vision for the observer..

Three dimensional imaging with a single camera

Systems and methods provide accurate pixel depth information to be applied to a single image taken by a single camera in generating a three-dimensional (3d) image. In particular, two or more images can be captured during, e.g., lateral movement of a camera to ascertain depth in a scene on a pixel level.

Augmented reality based user interfacing

A display system renders a motion parallax view of object images based upon multiple observers. Also, a headset renders stereoscopic images that augment either physical objects viewed through the headset, or virtual objects projected by a stereoscopic display separate from the headset, or both.

Automotive imaging system

Various implementations include an automotive imaging system that includes at least three cameras disposed on a vehicle and an electronic control unit (ecu) in electronic communication with the cameras. The three cameras have overlapping fields of view, and a processor of the ecu may be configured for generating at least three stereoscopic images from images captured by each pair of cameras and blending these stereoscopic images into one high quality panoramic image.
Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama

Head-mounted display system including an eye-tracker system and means for adaptation of the images emitted

Visual display systems are described having means for generating stereoscopic images, a device for visual display of said stereoscopic images having a projector and a semitransparent screen; and a pair of stereoscopic spectacles. The projector according to the invention has an imager and an interference filter, the spectral transmission of which has at least one transmission band of determined width centred around a wavelength, said wavelength being dependent on the incidence of the light on said interference filter.
Thales

Stereoscopic visual display system with active wavelength multiplexing

Visual display systems are described having means for generating stereoscopic images, a device for visual display of said stereoscopic images having a projector and a semitransparent screen; and a pair of stereoscopic spectacles. The projector according to the invention has an imager and an interference filter, the spectral transmission of which has at least one transmission band of determined width centred around a wavelength, said wavelength being dependent on the incidence of the light on said interference filter.
Thales

Video processing use with a sequence of stereoscopic images

To generate a warning that a stereoscopic image sequence has been synthesised from a 2d image sequence, a video processor correlates left-eye image data and right-eye image data to identify any sustained temporal offset between the left-eye and right-eye image data. A measure of sustained correlation between a measured spatial distribution of horizontal disparity and a spatial model can also be used to generate the warning..
Snell Limited

Stereoscopic images display apparatus comprising flexible barrier pattern

The present specification provides a stereoscopic image display apparatus of which a barrier pattern arrangement can be modified according to the movement of a user. According to one example, disclosed is the stereoscopic image display apparatus comprising: an electrode on one side provided with a plurality of extended electrodes which are separated from each other; an electrode on the other side provided with a plurality of extended electrodes which are separated from each other; and a liquid crystal portion, arranged between the electrode on the one side and the electrode on the other side, for forming a barrier pattern according to an electric field or a potential difference selectively formed between the electrode on the one side and the electrode on the other side, wherein each of the extended electrodes of the electrode on the one side and each of the extended electrodes of the electrode on the other side are provided so as to overlap while in mutually corresponding positions with respect to the liquid crystal portion at the center, and wherein the barrier pattern arrangement formed on the liquid crystal portion can be modified depending on the application state of a voltage or a pulse applied to the electrode on the one side and the electrode on the other side..

Stereoscopic picture generation apparatus and stereoscopic picture generation method

An information processing apparatus includes an image pickup element which acquires at least three images of an object, each image corresponding to a different perspective of the object; and a control unit which selectively combines subsets of the images to generate stereoscopic images.. .

Directed interpolation and data post-processing

An encoding device evaluates a plurality of processing and/or post-processing algorithms and/or methods to be applied to a video stream, and signals a selected method, algorithm, class or category of methods/algorithms either in an encoded bitstream or as side information related to the encoded bitstream. A decoding device or post-processor utilizes the signaled algorithm or selects an algorithm/method based on the signaled method or algorithm.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

Distributed stereoscopic rendering for stereoscopic projecton and display

A method of generating stereoscopic images includes receiving a call from an application programming interface (api) via at least one communication channel of a network, intercepting the call, via the network, transmitting the call to at least one remote computing device, modulating the call to match a user's head position and direction, generating left and right perspective views, rendering outputs of the left and right perspective views, and forwarding the outputs, via the network, to a graphics processing unit. The left and right perspective views are displayed on display hardware, such as power walls and/or 3d caves and/or wearable stereoscopic display devices..
3doo, Inc.

Monochrome stereoscopic projection display system on semitransparent plate

The field of the invention is that of viewing systems comprising means for generating stereoscopic images, a viewing device comprising a projector and a semitransparent screen and a pair of stereoscopic glasses. The projector according to the invention comprises means arranged so as to project alternatively a first image emitted at a first wavelength and a second image emitted at a second wavelength different from the first wavelength.
Thales

Three-dimensional, multi-view displays and related techniques

A method of displaying stereoscopic 3d images of a casino game apparatus is provided. Positions of heads of two or more viewers of a display device are determined.
Gtech Canada Ulc

System and injection of mapping functions

A method and system for improving display quality by injecting a portion of computer code into an existing compositor, using the portion of computer code to apply a mapping function to a first digital image, and forming a second digital image based upon the first digital image as adapted by applying the applied mapping function in the compositor. The second digital image may then be displayed to a viewer via one or more displays where each display forms a part of the displayed digital image.
Scalable Display Technologies, Inc.

Graphical system with enhanced stereopsis

A computer system that provides stereoscopic images is described. During operation, the computer system generates the stereoscopic images at a location corresponding to a viewing plane based on data having a discrete spatial resolution, where the stereoscopic images include image parallax.
Echopixel, Inc.

Autostereoscopic 3d display device

Accordingly, it may be possible to provide an effect of removing or minimizing 3d crosstalk, luminance difference, and image flipping in stereoscopic images, thereby enhancing the perceived depth of stereoscopic images.. .

Compatible stereoscopic video delivery

stereoscopic images are subsampled and placed in a “checkerboard” pattern in an image. The image is encoded in a monoscopic video format.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

Subtitling for stereoscopic images

A method, apparatus and system of the present invention enable the location of subtitles for a stereoscopic image and a selection of the disparity of stereo subtitles to ensure proper display of the subtitles within frames of the stereoscopic content. In one embodiment, the functionality of the concepts of the present invention is based on a player capable of displaying stereo content by reading two streams (one for the left view, one for the right view) and mixing the streams in real time using a mode supported on a 3d display (i.e.
Thomson Licensing

Stereoscopic video recording method, stereoscopic video recording medium, stereoscopic video reproducing method, stereoscopic video recording apparatus, and stereoscopic video reproducing apparatus

The present invention is for more optimally performing recording and reproduction of stereoscopic video. In the present invention, parallax information is utilized to store, in a recording medium, stereoscopic video including left-eye images and right-eye images.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Sensor system for determining distance information based on stereoscopic images

A distance measurement method determines the distance of a sensor system to a physical object. The method includes obtaining at least a pair of stereoscopic images including the physical object, and applying to each element of at least a portion of a first image of the pair of stereoscopic images and to each element of at least a portion of a second image of the pair of stereoscopic images at least two differently shaped or sized filters, respectively.
Honda Research Institute Europe Gmbh

Method and adjusting stereoscopic image parallax

The present invention provides a method for adjusting stereoscopic image parallax. An original camera is provided.
Superd Co., Ltd.

Generating a sequence of stereoscopic images for a head-mounted display

Apparatus (301) for generating a sequence of stereoscopic images for a head-mounted display depicting a virtual environment includes an angular motion sensor (402) that outputs an indication of the orientation of the head-mounted display, a texture buffer (409) that is refreshed with left and right textures that define left and a right pre-rendered scenes in the virtual environment, a rendering processor (412) which then renders left and right images from respective render viewpoints determined by the output of the angular motion sensor, by mapping the textures onto respectively left and right spheres or polyhedrons, the left and right rendered images then being provided to a stereoscopic display (202, 203) in the head-mounted display, and the rendering processor renders the left and right images at a higher rate than the left and right textures are refreshed in the texture buffer.. .
Next Logic Pty Ltd.

Apparatus and adjusting stereoscopic image parallax and stereo camera

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for adjusting stereoscopic image parallax and a stereo camera. The parallax adjusting method includes obtaining a depth range of a current scene.
Shenzhen Mercury Optoelectronics Research Institute

Apparatus and displaying stereoscopic images

One aspect of the disclosed invention relates to a stereoscopic display apparatus comprising: a stereo image acquisition unit configured to acquire a first stereo image for a first image and a second stereo image for a second image; a border generation unit configured to generate a border for separating the first image from the second image; and a displaying unit configured to combine the second stereo image and the generated border with the first stereo image and display the combined stereo images.. .
Thomson Licensing

Network of devices for performing optical/optometric/opthalmological tests, and controlling said network of devices

A network of devices for performing optical/optometric/ophthalmological tests comprises at least one patient-interface designed to display three-dimensional and/or stereoscopic images and provided with at least one display screen with a nested, three-dimensional projection/display capability, and at least one operator-interface designed to apply control and management functions to the patient-interface.. .
Realvision S.r.l.

3d display device and selective image display method thereof

An image providing apparatus, a display unit; a controller configured to receive a first image and a second image different from the first image. In addition, the first and second images are different from pair of stereoscopic images, to display the received first and second images on the same display region of the display unit; a first glasses configured to pass only the displayed first image; and a second glasses configured to pass only the displayed second image.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Projection controlling the same, and a computer-readable storage medium

A projection apparatus for projecting a plurality of stereoscopic images such that portions thereof overlap each other and displaying one stereoscopic image, the apparatus includes a projection unit adapted to project an indicator that is an image for adjusting a stereoscopic degree corresponding to a parallax between a projected left image and a projected right image, in an overlapping region where the plurality of stereoscopic images overlap each other; a detection unit adapted to detect a parallax between an indicator in the left image and an indicator in the right image based on a captured image of a projected indicator; and an adjustment unit adapted to adjust stereoscopic degrees of the plurality of stereoscopic images by an adjustment amount that is determined based on the detected parallax.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Dynamic autostereoscopic displays

Display devices can be used to provide display functionality in dynamic autostereoscopic displays. One or more display devices are coupled to one or more appropriate computing devices.

Process and device for capturing and rendering a panoramic or stereoscopic stream of images

To capture and render a stream of panoramic or stereoscopic images of a scene, using at least one image capture device several successive capture operations are performed of at least two different images of a scene, in pixel format, with or without overlap of the images, the image capture operations occurring at a frequency rate which defines a capture time between the beginning of two successive capture operations. For each capture operation, the pixels of the captured image are digitally processed so as to form a final panoramic or stereoscopic image using said pixels, with a processing time that is less than or equal to said capture time, and during an interval of time that is less than or equal to the captured time, a final and previously formed panoramic or stereoscopic image is generated.

Stereoscopic camera, system and network

The present invention provides a new and improved stereoscopic camera, system and network of such for acquiring stereoscopic image data and, in particular, stereoscopic images of a location or points and objects within a location. Some of the benefits of these include simultaneous left/right view acquisition, a system where the display is remote from the stereoscopic camera, stereoscopic digital zoom wherein a subset of pixels is displayed, pan-tilt-zoom choice of the displayed image, interactive adjustment of images, and a network of stereoscopic cameras with a common image processing unit.

System for forming stereoscopic images

A system for forming stereoscopic images is provided, comprising: a first set of materials configured to emit light comprising a first set of primary colours when excited; a second set of materials configured to emit further light comprising a second set of primary colours when excited, the first and second sets of primary colours corresponding to one another, respective wavelengths of a given primary colour in each of the sets different from one another; one or more light sources configured to irradiate the sets of materials with an excitation wavelength so that both sets of primary colours are emitted; and, a light modulator positioned for irradiation by both sets of primary colours, the light modulator configured to form a first image from the first set of primary colours and a second image from the second set of primary colours.. .
Christie Digital Systems Usa, Inc.

Patient monitor

Images obtained by a camera system (10) arranged to obtain stereoscopic images of a patient (20) undergoing radio-therapy are processed by a modeling unit (56,58) which generates a model of the surface of a patient (20) being monitored. Additionally the patient monitoring system processes image data not utilized to generate a model of the surface of a patient being monitored to determine further information concerning the treatment of the patient (20).
Vision Rt Limited



Stereoscopic Images topics:
  • Stereoscopic Images
  • Image Processing
  • Microscope
  • 3d Display
  • Enhancement
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Disparity Map
  • Contiguous
  • Multiplexing
  • Spatial Multiplexing
  • Differentiation
  • Processing Device
  • Backlight Control
  • Light Controller
  • Liquid Crystal Display


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