Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
The disclosure generally refers to the method and server to generate images using a variety of cameras.
2. Description of Related Art
A multimedia device in general, is any device that can receive and process a broadcast image. The user can then view it. A multimedia device displays the broadcast which the user has chosen from the broadcasting signals broadcast by the broadcasting station. The multimedia device might come with an Operating System (OS), an Internet browser that allows you to watch broadcasts as well as perform Internet search.
The development of media devices has resulted in the growth of services which allow users to create multimedia content, and broadcast live via a broadcasting channel. Furthermore, as user standards haveincreased, the trend towards User Created Contents (UCC) has been advancing towards a desire for quality content that can be created with easy control. Users want to make and share new content through various effects or combining media with other media, rather than simply posting their own images or videos on a site.
The possibility of real-time personal broadcasting has increased due to the advancement of communication technology as well as electronic gadgets. However, it can be difficult for individuals to control the composition or location of a camera while broadcasting live. For instance, a person is able to control a camera during a live broadcast. It is possible to have unnatural results and it is hard to produce natural-looking media with different compositions with the assistance of third-party.
The disclosure may also include a method as well as a method for automatically editing image data from a plurality cameras. This is accomplished by selecting the main camera using a preset-condition every time an image is recorded by a plurality of cameras.
Many versions of the disclosure could include a method and server to generate image data using a number of cameras that can produce automatically edited image data choosing a camera on the basis of a predefined template for each media type in the event that an image is captured by a variety of cameras.
The disclosure could include various methods of image data generation through multiple cameras. This is achieved by selecting the main camera according to an arbitrary gesture of the user.
The disclosure could include a method and a system for automatically editing images using a variety of cameras. This is done by selecting the main camera using a preset condition, and then adding additional information to the images captured from the plurality.
In accordance with an aspect of the disclosed there is a server. The server comprises: a communication circuit as well as a processor that is electrically connected to the communication circuit, in which the processor is configured to receive image dataof a first camera selected as a main camera among images captured by a number of cameras using the communication circuit. It is then able to then transmit the image data from the first camera to a real-time broadcasting server through the communication circuit, and when a second camera in the plurality of cameras fulfills a selection condition of a predetermined main camera transmit image data from the second camera to the broadcasting server via the communication circuit.
In accordance with a different feature of the invention, a method of producing image data by using a plurality of cameras is disclosed. The method involves receiving images from a primary camera that is selected to be a primary camera, and then transmitting it to a real time broadcasting server over the network of communication. After determining that the second camera of the collection is in compliance with the criteria for selection as an established primary camera the communication circuit sends imagedata from the second camera to this live-time broadcasting service.
A server and method for creating image data by using several cameras according to different embodiments can generate images that are automatically edited by automatically selecting a central camera based on a preset condition when an imageis captured through multiple cameras.
A server and a method to automate the editing of images using a variety of cameras in different ways. This is done by selecting the main camera based on a preset template for each media type.
A method and server for creating image data using a plurality cameras according to various versions. This allows the server to automatically edit image data by selecting the primary camera based on an arbitrary gesture or condition.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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