SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, KR)
The disclosure relates to a display device and a computer server and control methods for these devices. In particular the disclosure is related to a display system and an server that controls 360-degree images on multiple screens and control methods to manage these devices.
2. Description of Related Art
There has been a recent increase in curiosity in the field of virtual real-time (VR) and the introduction of various personal photographing devices, the production of 360-degree content for broadcast, movies or the like has been quickly increasing. These 360-degree videos are displayed via a head mounted display, (HMD), and other gadgets such as a personal computer (PC) and television (TV) and smartphones.
The 360-degree content enables viewers to experience omnidirectional views. A viewer can enjoy a 360-degree viewing experience by looking through multiple screens.
In the related art when displaying a panoramic image on the multi-screens, a corresponding image is received and displayed in the manner of information from a display from a source device. A method of controlling the panoramic image according to zoom instruction or viewpoint movements has not been suggested.
In addition, the 360-degree picture can be reproduced on a single screen by using an existing HMD television, smartphone or. The projection image will be shown according to the longitude and latitude of the view. When this method is employed in adjusting the perspective on the multi-screens it is possible to have an overlap region of an image displayed on each screen.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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