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1. WO1997031482 - VIDEO VIEWING EXPERIENCES USING STILL IMAGES

Publication Number WO/1997/031482
Publication Date 28.08.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1997/002530
International Filing Date 20.02.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 19.09.1997
IPC
G06F 17/30 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
H04N 1/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
H04N 1/21 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
21Intermediate information storage
H04N 5/262 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
H04N 7/26 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
24Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation
26using bandwidth reduction
CPC
G06F 16/40
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
40of multimedia data, e.g. slideshows comprising image and additional audio data
G06T 3/0062
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
3Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
0062Panospheric to cylindrical image transformation
G08B 13/19628
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
13Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
18Actuation by interference with heat, light or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light or radiation of shorter wavelength
189using passive radiation detection systems
194using image scanning and comparing systems
196using television cameras
19617Surveillance camera constructional details
19626optical details, e.g. lenses, mirrors, multiple lenses
19628of wide angled cameras and camera groups, e.g. omni-directional cameras, fish eye, single units having multiple cameras achieving a wide angle view
G08B 13/19682
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
13Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
18Actuation by interference with heat, light or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light or radiation of shorter wavelength
189using passive radiation detection systems
194using image scanning and comparing systems
196using television cameras
19678User interface
19682Graphic User Interface [GUI] presenting system data to the user, e.g. information on a screen helping a user interacting with an alarm system
G08B 13/19689
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
13Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
18Actuation by interference with heat, light or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light or radiation of shorter wavelength
189using passive radiation detection systems
194using image scanning and comparing systems
196using television cameras
19678User interface
19689Remote control of cameras, e.g. remote orientation or image zooming control for a PTZ camera
H04N 1/00127
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
1Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
00127Connection or combination of a still picture apparatus with another apparatus, e.g. for storage, processing or transmission of still picture signals or of information associated with a still picture
Applicants
  • INTERACTIVE PICTURES CORPORATION [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MARTIN, H., Lee
  • GRANTHAM, H., Craig
Agents
  • POTENZA, Joseph, M.
Priority Data
012,03321.02.1996US
742,68431.10.1996US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) VIDEO VIEWING EXPERIENCES USING STILL IMAGES
(FR) EXPERIENCES DE VISUALISATION VIDEO AU MOYEN D'IMAGES IMMOBILES
Abstract
(EN)
A method and apparatus for sequencing views retrieved from a spherical still image file (6) provide the viewer the perception of video performance with low bandwidth transmission. The method incorporates digital transmission (9) and automatic sequencing (7) of the playback of the view. The apparatus provides video-motion rate images via low bandwidth digital transmissions or small data files from a still image taken of an inanimate environment. The resulting method and apparatus allows the viewer to experience a video display of any environment (for example, real estate locations, malls, museums, and hotels) and view a 'video' tour of the location through a low bandwidth transmission.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un procédé ainsi que sur l'appareil correspondant, permettant le séquençage de vues extraites d'un fichier (6) d'images immobiles sphériques, qui donnent au spectateur l'impression de se trouver en face de prestations vidéo par transmission à bande passante étroite. Ce procédé réunit une transmission numérique (9) et un séquençage automatique (7) de la relecture de l'image. L'appareil fournit des images à une cadence de mouvement vidéo par le truchement de transmissions numériques à bande passante étroite ou de fichiers de données courtes à partir d'une image immobile d'un environnement inanimé. Le procédé et l'appareil résultant permettent à l'observateur d'assister à une présentation vidéo de n'importe quel environnement (des sites immobiliers, des centres commerciaux, des musées et des hôtels, par exemple) et de 'faire un tour vidéo' du site par transmission à bande passante étroite.
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