US 9,813,617 B2
Array camera configurations incorporating constituent array cameras and constituent cameras
Kartik Venkataraman, San Jose, CA (US); and Jacques Duparré, Jena (DE)
Assigned to FotoNation Cayman Limited, San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by FotoNation Cayman Limited, San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/274,830.
Application 15/274,830 is a continuation of application No. 14/555,368, filed on Nov. 26, 2014, granted, now 9,456,134.
Application 14/555,368 is a continuation of application No. 14/555,279, filed on Nov. 26, 2014, granted, now 9,426,361, issued on Aug. 23, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/909,308, filed on Nov. 26, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0078568 A1, Mar. 16, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/247 (2006.01); H04N 5/369 (2011.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); H04N 5/265 (2006.01); H04N 13/02 (2006.01); H04N 17/00 (2006.01); G02B 3/00 (2006.01); G02B 13/02 (2006.01); G06T 3/40 (2006.01); G06T 7/557 (2017.01); H04N 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 5/23232 (2013.01) [G02B 3/0056 (2013.01); G02B 3/0062 (2013.01); G02B 13/02 (2013.01); G06T 3/4053 (2013.01); G06T 7/557 (2017.01); H04N 5/2258 (2013.01); H04N 5/23238 (2013.01); H04N 5/23296 (2013.01); H04N 5/247 (2013.01); H04N 5/265 (2013.01); H04N 5/3696 (2013.01); H04N 13/02 (2013.01); H04N 13/0242 (2013.01); H04N 17/002 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10052 (2013.01); H04N 13/0232 (2013.01); H04N 13/0257 (2013.01); H04N 2013/0081 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
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1. An array camera configuration, comprising:
a first array of cameras comprising a first set of cameras each having a field of view, wherein the cameras in the first array of cameras have a first combined field of view that encompasses at least a portion of the field of view of each of the cameras in the first array of cameras;
a second array of cameras comprising a second set of cameras each having a field of view, wherein the cameras in the second array of cameras have a second combined field of view that encompasses at least a portion of the field of view of each of the cameras in the second array of cameras, the majority of the second combined field of view being adjacent to the first combined field of view;
a processor;
a memory containing an image processing application, wherein the image processing application directs the processor to:
obtain a first set of image data from the first array of cameras and a second set of image data from the second array of cameras;
synthesize a first image using the first set of image data and a second image using the second set of image data, the second image having a viewpoint; and
warp the first image into the viewpoint of the second image to form a warped first image; and
combine the warped first image with the second image to form a combined image with a field of view encompassing at least a portion of the first combined field of view and at least a portion of the second combined field of view.