US 9,813,610 B2
Method and apparatus for relative control of multiple cameras using at least one bias zone
Jeremy Lorenz Anderson, South Australia (AU)
Assigned to Trace Optics PTY LTD, South Australia (AU)
Filed by TRACE OPTICS PTY LTD, South Australia (AU)
Filed on Dec. 4, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/560,836.
Application 14/560,836 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/392,515, filed on Feb. 24, 2012, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2015/0085131 A1, Mar. 26, 2015
Int. Cl. H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/247 (2006.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 5/23216 (2013.01) [H04N 5/247 (2013.01); H04N 7/181 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
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1. A method of obtaining a motion picture footage of a moving object located within a surveyed environment, the method including the steps of:
taking a survey of a surface of the surveyed environment;
creating a tri-dimensional virtual map of a selected environment, the tri-dimensional virtual map including at least one boundary within the surveyed environment and at least one bias zone, the tri-dimensional virtual map being stored on a control device;
capturing a dynamic primary image of said moving object using a first motion picture camera, the dynamic primary image being defined by a field of view and a distance of the moving object from a lens of the first camera;
capturing a dynamic halo image that contains and extends around said dynamic primary image using a second motion picture camera, the dynamic halo image being defined by a field of view and a distance of the moving object from a lens of the second camera, wherein dimensions of the halo image and position of the primary image are changed depending on a track node within the bias zone, the track node being a plurality of points having x, y, and z coordinates within a mathematical model created by the surveying and mapping of the surface;
determining with the control device a position of the moving object within the tri-dimensional virtual map that corresponds to a position of the moving object within the surveyed environment;
wherein the bias zone includes predefined parameters that control the position of the dynamic primary image and the dynamic halo image around the moving object, whereby in at least a first location within the bias zone the predefined parameters that determine at least one of a position, a size, and a relationship of the halo image relative to the primary image, are different to the predefined parameters of at least a second location within the bias zone;
wherein said first and second motion picture cameras being controlled such that the at least one of a position, a size, and a relationship of the halo image relative to the primary image is altered;
the at least one of the position, the size, and the relationship of the halo image relative to the primary image is controlled by said at least one bias zone, and the position of said moving object within said surveyed environment corresponding to at least the first or second locations within the bias zone of said tri-dimensional virtual map, dictates how the primary and halo images are at least one of positioned or resized around the moving object.