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Panorama video server system
Author(s): Takayuki Okimura; Kazuo Kimura; Kenji Nakazawa; Hideki Nakajima
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Paper Abstract

A panorama video server system has been developed. This system produces a continuous panoramic view of the entire surrounding area in real time and allows multiple users to select and view visual fields independently. A significant feature of the system is that each user can select the visual field he or she wants to see at the same time. This new system is composed of video cameras, video signal conversion units, video busses, and visual field selection units. It can be equipped with up to 24 video cameras. The most appropriate camera arrangement can be decided by considering both the objects to be taken and the viewing angle of the cameras. The visual field selection unit picks up the required image data from video busses, on which all of the video data is provided. The number of users who can access simultaneously depends only on the number of visual field selection units. To smoothly connect two images captured by different cameras, a luminance-compensating function and a geometry-compensating function are included. This system has many interesting applications, such as in the distribution of beautiful scenery, sports, and monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3295, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems V, (30 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307185
Show Author Affiliations
Takayuki Okimura, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Kazuo Kimura, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Kenji Nakazawa, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Hideki Nakajima, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3295:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems V
Mark T. Bolas; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher; Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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