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US20130044237 High Dynamic Range Video  
Disclosed are various embodiments of high dynamic range (HDR) video. In one embodiment a method includes obtaining first and second frames of a series of digital video frames, where the first and...
US20090096916 CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD THEREOF  
A closed circuit television (CCTV) camera includes an image pickup unit to receive an image based on an object, convert the image to an electric signal, and output the electric signal, and a...
US20090231464 DIGITAL CAMERA, ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH DIGITAL CAMERA, IMAGING METHOD FOR DIGITAL CAMERA AND STORAGE MEDIUM PROVIDED WITH PROGRAM OF DIGITAL CAMERA  
Provided is a digital camera which can display an image quickly following a change in a position of an object with a small-sized, inexpensive construction at the time of picking up the image of...
US20090251563 Exposure control apparatus and exposure control program for vehicle-mounted electronic camera  
In an exposure control apparatus for a vehicle-installed camera which captures images of an external scene ahead of the vehicle as respective arrays of picture elements, highest-brightness and...
US20060274161 Method and apparatus to determine ambient light using a camera  
A system includes a camera that may be used for multiple applications including an application to measure the ambient light. The camera may include an automatically set a gain or an aperture as...
US20050195291 Digital photography system and method of controlling photography  
There is disclosed a photographic system, wherein a user designates photographic conditions of a digital still camera through a graphic user interface displayed on a monitor of a personal...
US20150109476 ROW BY ROW ADJUSTABLE FOCAL PLANE ARRAY FOR HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGERS  
An imaging device and method of imaging an object is disclosed. The device includes a two-dimensional focal plane including a plurality of rows of pixels. The pixel is configured to measure an...
US20090219410 CMOS Imager Flush Reset  
A complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imager flush reset circuit is provided. The flush reset circuit has an interface to receive first (e.g., VDD) and second (e.g., ground) reference...
US20080122957 AUTOMATIC VIDEO GAIN CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed is an automatic video gain control circuit, which includes an analog to digital converter, an envelope detector and an extreme value detector. The analog to digital converter converts an...
US20090262199 NOTEBOOK INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND PROJECTIVE TRANSFORMATION PARAMETER CALCULATING METHOD  
A notebook information processor includes a lid including an image photographing unit and a display, and a main body, wherein the control unit includes a live view displaying unit that displays a...
US20090303346 BACKLIGHT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE OF CAMERA-EQUIPPED TERMINAL AND TERMINAL  
A backlight adjustment device of a camera equipped terminal of an example of the invention comprises a storage unit which stores relational data indicating relationship between an integrated value...
US20120057046 IMAGING SYSTEM AND PIXEL SIGNAL READOUT METHOD  
An imaging system including a frame rate setter and an exposure evaluator. The frame rate setter sets a frame rate used in a focusing operation. The frame rate is set faster than a normal frame...
US20090059033 Camera exposure controller  
In an exposure controller of a camera mounted on a robot for taking an image utilizing incident light from external world in which an object such as a human being is present, a brightness...
US20150249779 SMOOTHING OF GHOST MAPS IN A GHOST ARTIFACT DETECTION METHOD FOR HDR IMAGE CREATION  
An improved ghost-artifact detection and removal method for high-dynamic range (HDR) image creation and related apparatus are described. A binary ghost map is first generated for each image of the...
US20100033596 SOLID-STATE IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS, CAMERA, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNAL  
A solid-state image-capturing apparatus that converts light, which is reflected from a subject, into an electrical signal, includes an image processing unit that performs edge enhancement on a...
US20140198218 IMAGING APPARATUS WITH SCENE ADAPTIVE AUTO EXPOSURE COMPENSATION  
A method adjusts an auto exposure target in an auto-exposure operation on a sequence of images, such as a sequence of infrared images. The method comprises: obtaining a histogram of at least one...
US20090160970 REMOTE DETERMINATION OF IMAGE-ACQUISITION SETTINGS AND OPPORTUNITIES  
Pre-image-acquisition information is obtained by a digital camera and transmitted to a system external to the digital camera. The system is configured to provide image-acquisition settings to the...
US20120206621 LIGHT SENSITIVITY CALIBRATION METHOD AND AN IMAGING DEVICE  
The present invention is directed to a light sensitivity calibration method and an imaging device. An exposure step is performed to obtain a light sensitivity according to a predetermined time. A...
US20120188404 Enhanced Timer Functionality for Camera Systems  
This solution relates to a camera system including an enhanced timer functionality in a camera module. The enhanced timer functionality includes defining a first synchronization point triggering a...
US20080316355 CAMERA  
A camera includes an image sensor, and a plurality of metering areas are assigned to an object scene captured by the image sensor. A CPU evaluates a luminance of the object scene for each metering...
US20080204574 Shade correction for lens in image sensor  
An apparatus for performing shade correction for a lens in an image sensor includes a gain profile extractor, a common profile calculator, a gain controller calculator, and a memory device. The...
US20120320234 Device and Method for Predicting Photographing Timing  
A device and a method for predicting photograph timing. First, a detection step is performed. Then, a face determination step is performed to determine whether or not a face is shown. A...
US20100073513 PHOTOGRAPHY APPARATUS AND PHOTOGRAPHY METHOD  
A plurality of photography operations are performed with respect to a single subject with different photography conditions, to obtain a plurality of image data sets. The obtained image data are...
US20080088716 System and method for providing automatic gain control in an imaging device  
A system and method of providing automatic gain control (AGC) in an imaging device uses accumulated signals stored in active pixels of an image sensor during an exposure period to derive a shutter...
US20100007766 CAMERA DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD  
Provided is a camera apparatus capable of picking up an image by which an entirety of a subject can be checked even if there is a significant difference in brightness between parts of the subject....
US20060055795 Solid-state image pickup apparatus, control circuit, and control method of solid-state image pickup device  
In a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a level adjustment control circuit sequentially executes a first level adjustment performing a level adjustment of a pickup image signal based on an...
US20060256214 IMPROVING THE HIGHLIGHT REPRODUCTION OF AN IMAGING SYSTEM  
A method and apparatus for calibrating a sensor for highlights and for processing highlights is described. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying highlight regions in an image of a scene....
US20080231730 CAMERA SYSTEM  
A camera system is provided, which performs exposure amount control operation in combination with gradation conversion processing for an image signal acquired from a CCD. With such a camera...
US20090109299 ZOOM CAMERA WITH MANUAL FOCUS FUNCTION  
A zoom camera having enhanced focusing stability during high magnification zooming under environments of high temperatures or low temperatures. When the zoom camera performs zoom-in operations in...
US20150201140 DUAL CONVERSION GAIN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE SENSOR  
A method of reading out a pixel includes resetting a photodetector of the pixel. Light incident on the photodetector is then integrated for a single exposure of a single image capture. A floating...
US20090033764 SCENE-DEPENDENT AUTO EXPOSURE CONTROL  
A device has a processing unit to implement a set of operations to use both luma and chroma information from a scene of an image to dynamically adjust exposure time and sensor gain. The processing...
US20090268053 System and Method For Lens Shading Correction Of An Image Sensor Using Splines  
An image sensing system provides for accurate lens shading correction even when there is significant lens shading asymmetry and non-uniformity. A two-dimensional B-spline technique is used to...
US20110279707 PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH CAMERA FUNCTION, FLASHLIGHT CONTROL METHOD AND FLASHLIGHT CONTROL PROGRAM  
Provided is a portable terminal which can ensure required brightness appropriately according to the capturing conditions such as the capture mode, capture settings, or the like, and also provided...
US20130208139 Exposure Value Adjustment Apparatus, Method, and Non-Transitory Tangible Machine-Readable Medium Thereof  
An exposure value adjustment apparatus, method, and non-transitory tangible machine-readable medium thereof are provided. The exposure value adjustment apparatus includes a camera module and a...
US20130093919 ADAPTIVE COLOR IMAGING  
An image capture device includes an imaging assembly having a spectral sensitivity tunable in accordance with a spectral capture mask. A pre-capture captures a sample image of a scene using the...
US20110193990 CAPTURE CONDITION SELECTION FROM BRIGHTNESS AND MOTION  
A model based method for capturing an improved archival image, including capturing at least two preview images of a scene that are analyzed for scene brightness and motion velocity in the scene....
US20100315531 DETERMINING A FINAL EXPOSURE SETTING AUTOMATICALLY FOR A SOLID STATE CAMERA WITHOUT A SEPARATE LIGHT METERING CIRCUIT  
An embodiment of the invention is a method of generating a final exposure setting, including, (a) selecting one of a number of predetermined exposure settings as a current exposure setting for a...
US20110310270 Systems and methods for controlling strobe illumination  
The repeatability of strobe illumination for image exposure is improved over a wide dynamic range in a machine vision system wherein a relationship between a camera integration period and a pulse...
US20060244844 Image generating apparatus for vehicles and method of the same  
An image generating apparatus for a vehicle which includes: a camera; a brightness adjusting device which adjusts brightness of pixel data obtained by encoding a video signal from the camera; a...
US20050219381 Electronic camera  
An electronic camera includes: an image-capturing unit with variable image-capturing sensitivity, which captures an image of a subject through a photographic lens; a brightness detection unit that...
US20110292241 EXTENDED FLICKER CANCELLATION FOR AUTO EXPOSURE FOR A VIDEO CAMERA  
A video camera includes a light collection array including a plurality of light collection cells configured to collect light from a scene and a processor coupled to the light collection array. The...
US20140240536 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA MODULE  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and a high dynamic range (HDR) synthesizing circuit 19. A pixel is configured as a small pixel group. The HDR...
US20110304745 LIGHT TRANSPORT RECONSTRUCTION FROM SPARSELY CAPTURED IMAGES  
A “Scene Re-Lighter” provides various techniques for using an automatically reconstructed light transport matrix derived from a sparse sampling of images to provide various combinations of complex...
US20100002093 IMAGING APPARATUS  
A camera capable of compensating for facial field of a person to a proper brightness, and maintaining the luminance scale of the background, comprising an imaging portion for generating the...
US20090322901 Method and apparatus providing rule-based auto exposure technique preserving scene dynamic range  
A method and apparatus for applying exposure compensation to an image. Exposure correction limits inclusion of, but does not ignore, image highlights and lowlights.
US20090278922 IMAGE SENSOR WITH INTEGRATED REGION OF INTEREST CALCULATION FOR IRIS CAPTURE, AUTOFOCUS, AND GAIN CONTROL  
An iris recognition system and method for operating same is disclosed. The iris recognition system includes an image sensor, a buffer, a comparator, autofocus logic, and gain control logic. The...
US20080055426 Digital Camera with Selectively Increased Dynamic Range By Control of Parameters During Image Acquisition  
A parameter of a digital camera or other digital image acquisition device is adjusted to maintain the resulting digital signal within a range carried by a digital processing path that carries a...
US20110090365 Method and apparatus for controlling multiple exposures  
Provided is a multi-exposure controlling method and apparatus. An exposure control unit may set an initial exposure time based on a comparison result between a predetermined brightness confidence...
US20080309793 IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTINUOUS SHOOTING CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR  
Herein disclosed is an imaging apparatus, carrying out a step of calculating an exposure value based on image data obtained by the imaging section, a step of computing a shutter speed by mean of,...
US20100020194 Imaging Apparatus  
An imaging apparatus having a wide dynamic range, including an imaging unit, an exposure control unit realizing a plurality of the imaging processes on the same object with different sensitivities...

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