Format Conversion Of Stereoscopic Images, E.g., Frame-rate, Size, (epo) Patents (Class 348/E13.068)
  • Patent number: 8953016
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus is used for generating a polarized video stream according to a multi-view video stream, and includes a motion information detector and a polarization converter. The motion information detector is arranged for detecting motion information of the multi-view video stream by processing the multi-view video stream. The polarization converter is coupled to the motion information detector, and arranged for converting the multi-view video stream into the polarized video stream according to the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventor: Te-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 8866884
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image input unit that inputs a two-dimensional image signal, a depth information output unit that inputs or generates depth information of image areas constituting the two-dimensional image signal, an image conversion unit that receives the image signal and the depth information from the image input unit and the depth information output unit, and generates and outputs a left eye image and a right eye image for realizing binocular stereoscopic vision, and an image output unit that outputs the left and right eye images. The image conversion unit extracts a spatial feature value of the input image signal, and performs an image conversion process including an emphasis process applying the feature value and the depth information with respect to the input image signal, thereby generating at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Toshio Yamazaki, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8780175
    Abstract: A picture signal processor includes: a frame-rate conversion section performing a frame-rate-increasing conversion, which brings an over-double frame rate, on each of a plurality of time-series picture streams each including a plurality of unit pictures, and providing frame-rate-converted picture streams to a display section which displays pictures through performing time-divisional switching of picture streams from one to another in order; and a shutter control section controlling a shutter eyeglass device to perform an open/close operation in synchronization with a display switching timing between the frame-rate-converted picture streams in the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Miyazaki, Kyoichiro Oda, Minoru Urushihara, Makoto Kondo, Yoichi Matsumura, Hideki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8749618
    Abstract: A project network application can provide functionality for a plurality of worker systems to perform digital video editing so as to at least partially perform two- to three-dimensional conversion of a video. The project network application may, for instance, include tools for performing rotoscoping, depth mapping, object offsetting, occlusion filling, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Morgan Fiumi
  • Publication number: 20140028795
    Abstract: An image processing method is disclosed, which includes receiving an image data of an image frame and dividing the image data into first image data corresponding to a 2D image and second image data corresponding to a 3D image, converting the first image data into 2D image data according to a 2D image format and converting the second image data into 3D image data according to a 3D image format, and outputting the 2D image data and the 3D image data for displaying the image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Jiande Jiang, CHUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20130342643
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing stereoscopic video in the format requested by a user to a recipient are provided. A variable number of users and recipients can be accommodated by dynamically determining the computing resources to utilize in providing requested stereoscopic video. Providing stereoscopic video in the format requested by a user allows for accommodating multiple types of stereoscopic video equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Karlheinz Gelhardt, Andreas Baumgart, Vincent Heuveline, Maximilian Hoecker, Marcel Kunze, Sebastian Ritterbusch
  • Publication number: 20130147912
    Abstract: A 3D video and graphics processing system may include at least one interface to receive an input video stream. The input video stream may include a 2D, a 3D, or a 2D/3D mixed content stream. A decoder may decode the input video stream. A processor may determine a source format of the input video stream from the decoded input video stream, and determine a target format for an external device to use to display content. The processor may further determine whether the source format matches the target format, if yes, the processor may send the input video stream to the at least one interface, and if no, the processor may modify the input video stream to be in the target format and send the modified input video stream to the at least one interface, for transmitting as an output video stream to the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kim, David M. Baylon
  • Publication number: 20130147911
    Abstract: In general, a “Stereoscopic Video Converter” (SVC) provides various techniques for automatically converting arbitrary 2D video sequences into perceptually plausible stereoscopic or “3D” versions while optionally generating dense depth maps for every frame of the video sequence. In particular, the automated 2D-to-3D conversion process first automatically estimates scene depth for each frame of an input video sequence via a label transfer process that matches features extracted from those frames with features from a database of images and videos having known ground truth depths. The estimated depth distributions for all image frames of the input video sequence are then used by the SVC for automatically generating a “right view” of a corresponding stereoscopic image for each frame (assuming that each original input frame represents the “left view” of the stereoscopic image).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Karsch, Ce Liu, Sing Bing Kang
  • Publication number: 20130106996
    Abstract: A method for a timing controller with video format conversion is provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a control signal indicating a two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) display mode, and outputting a 2D or 3D output video signal in response to the control signal by a timing controller coupled between a display panel module and a display control unit. The outputting step includes: outputting the 2D output video signal in response to the control signal indicating the 2D display mode, and outputting the 3D output video signal by a 3D data format conversion unit in response to the control signal indicating the 3D display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: CHIMEI INNOLUX CORPORATION, INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Tsai, Wei-Chih Shen
  • Publication number: 20130093844
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a format converter, a video composite module, a parallax image generator, and a display image generator. The format converter converts a video frame of a first format in 3D video data into a video frame of a second format, the video frame of the first format including images with a first resolution. The video composite module generates a composite frame by superimposing a 2D video object on the video frame of the second format. The parallax image generator generates parallax images using the composite frame. The display image generator generates a display image by allocating pixels in the parallax images in a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Eita SHUTO
  • Publication number: 20130076858
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting two-dimensional (2D) contents into three-dimensional (3D) contents is disclosed. The method including: displaying a frame, the frame containing an object which will be extracted from among plural frames contained in the 2D contents; designating a boundary region of an object to be extracted on the displayed frame, in accordance with a user command through a user interface (UI) for collectively designating a region; generating a trimap based on the designated boundary region including inner and outer regions of the object to be extracted, and extracting the object based on the generated trimap. With this, a user can more conveniently and efficiently convert 2D contents into 3D contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-bum MOON, Han-soo KIM, Oh-jae KWON, Won-seok AHN, Seung-hoon HAN
  • Publication number: 20130063549
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, systems, methods, apparatus and computer program code for converting 2D video data to 3D video data includes receiving a two dimensional (2D) video feed from a video camera, the feed including a set of image frames, the frames together forming a panorama image, generating a background depth map, extracting for each of the image frames a set of image frame depth maps from the background depth map, generating an updated depth map using the set of image frame depth maps and the background depth map, and rendering an output image, the output image based on the panorama image and the updated depth map, the output image and the panorama image together forming a stereoscopic image pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Lars Schnyder, Oliver Wang, Aljoscha Aleksej A. Smolic
  • Publication number: 20130057647
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method for converting 2D video contents into 3D video contents. The method includes: displaying a first work user interface (UI) relating to at least one item for converting 2D contents into 3D contents; by a first worker, determining a working direction relating to performing a conversion upon the at least one item by using the first work UI; displaying a second work UI showing the working direction determined by the first worker; and by a second worker, executing the working direction upon the at least one item by the second work UI. Accordingly, when a plurality of workers performs one or more 2D-3D conversions, work efficiency is improved, and good communication between workers is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-bum MOON, Han-soo KIM, Won-seok AHN, Seung-hoon HAN, Kyu-yong KIM
  • Publication number: 20130057645
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus is used for generating a polarized video stream according to a multi-view video stream, and includes a motion information detector and a polarization converter. The motion information detector is arranged for detecting motion information of the multi-view video stream by processing the multi-view video stream. The polarization converter is coupled to the motion information detector, and arranged for converting the multi-view video stream into the polarized video stream according to the motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Te-Hao Chang
  • Publication number: 20130050423
    Abstract: An interleaved multi-view video stream is received. The interleaved multi-view video stream includes one or more first view frames, one or more second view frames, and blanking frames in a sequential pattern. The blanking frames separate the first view frames from the second view frames in the sequential pattern. The interleaved multi-view video stream is displayed in the sequential pattern. In one embodiment, the blanking frames are detected, and operation of a viewing device is synchronized based at least in part on the blanking frames being detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Broadcom Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130038684
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for receiving stereoscopic display content at one frequency and outputting the stereoscopic display content at another frequency. In use, a frame of stereoscopic display content intended for viewing by a first eye of a user is received at a first frequency. Additionally, the stereoscopic display content is output at a second frequency by outputting a first instance of the frame without illumination by a backlight, and sequentially outputting one or more additional instances of the frame with illumination by the backlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerrit Slavenburg
  • Publication number: 20130039636
    Abstract: One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and system for encoding and/or transmitting high definition 3-D multimedia content. In one embodiment, the frames for each eye of a viewer may be transmitted in a frame sequential manner to a display device, with an occasional null frame included in the frame stream. The null frame may be ignored by the display device and not presented to the viewer. In another embodiment, a synchronization signal may be presented to the display device to instruct the display device on how to display the frame-sequenced frames such that the 3-D effect of the content may be achieved. The synchronization signal may be presented to the display device embedded within the frames of the content or embedded within the null frames. The synchronization signal may also be provided out of band, such as on a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130033570
    Abstract: An input stereoscopic video signal has a first frame sequence (SL) in a left-eye channel and a second frame sequence (SR) in a right-eye channel, the second frame sequence (SR) having a zero or non-zero time offset ?1 with respect to the first frame sequence (SL). It is converted into an output stereoscopic video signal having a third frame sequence (S?L) in the left-eye channel and a fourth frame sequence (S?R) in the right-eye channel. The fourth frame sequence (S?R) has a zero or non-zero time offset ?2 with respect to the third left-eye frame sequence (S?L). The two time offsets ?1, ?2 may be different ?2??1), in which case the conversion comprises a time interpolation of the frames of at least one of the first and second frame sequences with interpolation parameters selected to apply a relative time shift of ?2??1 to the right-eye channel with respect to the left-eye channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ZORAN (FRANCE)
    Inventors: Mark Shand, Guillaume Etorre
  • Publication number: 20130010058
    Abstract: A video transcoder includes a deformatting module that generates a deformatted video signal based on a video signal in a source stereoscopic video format, and further based on device data that corresponds to a particular target device. A scaling module generates a scaled video signal, based on the deformatted video signal and further based on the device data. A formatting module generates a reformatted video signal in accordance with a target video format, based on the scaled video signal and further based on the device data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: VIXS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: John Pomeroy
  • Publication number: 20120314025
    Abstract: A project network application can provide functionality for a plurality of worker systems to perform digital video editing so as to at least partially perform two- to three-dimensional conversion of a video. The project network application may, for instance, include tools for performing rotoscoping, depth mapping, object offsetting, occlusion filling, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Morgan Fiumi
  • Publication number: 20120300027
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a stereoscopic image display device includes a 3D output processing unit, a format matching judging unit and a time out unit. The 3D output processing unit receives a selection of a 3D (3-Dimensional) mode as an output format, and changes an output mode to the 3D mode and starts outputting a 3D (3-Dimensional) image based on the selected output format if the selection of the 3D mode is received while an image is output in a 2D (2-Dimensional) mode. The format matching judging unit judges a matching between the output format and a format of the image input to the stereoscopic image display device. The time out unit stops outputting the image in the 3D mode to return the output mode to the 2D mode if the format matching judging unit detects a mismatching of the format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayoshi URISU
  • Publication number: 20120293622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stereoscopic video processing apparatus, method, and program that can reduce visual fatigue on watching a stereoscopic video. A scene change detecting unit (61) accumulates, in an internal buffer or the like, frames corresponding to a stereoscopic video for three seconds extracted from a stereoscopic video signal, and specifies a scene change frame. A parallax adjusting unit (62) acquires a frame that precedes the specified scene change frame by three seconds and a frame that lags behind the scene change frame by three seconds, based on a frame number for the scene change frame specified by the scene change detecting unit (61), and calculates a parallax coefficient ? by specifying a maximum parallax value in the two frames. Thus, the value of the maximum parallax of a parallax plane is adjusted by using the parallax coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuya Hyodo
  • Publication number: 20120281076
    Abstract: The instant application describes a stereoscopic video processing system that includes a vector detector configured to detect a motion vector associated with frames of an input video signal; an output image generator configured to generate interpolation frames based on the frames of the input video signal and the motion vector and to arrange the frames of the input video signal and the interpolation frame along a time axis; and an output controller configured to control the output image generator to output the interpolation frames as the output video signal alternately at intervals of one frame and two frames, and output the frames of the input video signal between the one frame and the two frames of the interpolation frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinaga SEKI, Hidetoshi TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20120257011
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for processing stereoscopic video data for transmission into a single frame or field, including multiplexing color data for left-eye and right-eye image into a single frame or field in a spatially incongruous manner. Embodiments of the invention also relate to methods and systems for processing such a single frame or field and displaying the corresponding stereoscopic video data either on a passive monitor or on an active monitor, to render three-dimensional (3D) video content. The invention also relates to corresponding computer programs and signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: SES Americom, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Mengwasser
  • Publication number: 20120242789
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for generating a real-time stereoscopic image from depth map. According to the depth information of the image, a depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) algorithm is used to shift (or move) the position of the object in the image to generate the stereoscopic image with parallax. When the object is shifted (or moved) away from its original position, a hole will occur in the original position. Therefore an image inpainting algorithm is developed to fill the hole. In order to achieve the real-time application, a hardware architecture and method have been developed to accomplish the DIBR and image inpainting algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: FANG-HSUAN CHENG, YU-WEI CHANG
  • Publication number: 20120212576
    Abstract: A video display method according to an embodiment includes: storing setting contents concerning whether to view a three-dimensional video continuously; and either displaying an input video as a three-dimensional video, or displaying the input video as a two-dimensional video, based on the stored setting contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Ikehata, Shinzo Matsubara, Takero Kobayashi, Hidehito Izawa
  • Publication number: 20120169843
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus (400) for three-dimensional television (3DTV) image adjustment includes loading (342, 344) default 2D-to-3D image setting values from a default settings memory to a user adjustment settings memory, annunciating (346) the default 2D-to-3D image setting values, receiving (361, 362) a 2D-to-3D image settings value adjustment, saving (370) the 2D-to-3D image settings value adjustment in the user adjustment settings memory, and applying (390) the 2D-to-3D image settings value adjustment to a 2D-to-3D converted image. These methods and apparatuses allow individual users to set 3DTV image settings to their personal preferences to compensate for brightness reductions caused by 3DTV glasses, depth perception sensitivities, and other image quality factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Michael A. Grossman, Jae Hoon Kim, Arjun Ramamurthy
  • Publication number: 20120162365
    Abstract: The receiver includes a receiver unit that receives a digital broadcasting signal with contents that includes a video signal and identifier information indicating that the video signal includes a 3D video signal, a conversion unit which converts the 3D video signal into a 2D video signal, a rewriting unit which rewrites or deletes the identifier information, and a recording unit capable of recording the contents contained in the digital broadcasting signal received by the receiver unit in a recording medium. The conversion unit converts the 3D video signal of the contents into the 2D video signal. The rewriting unit rewrites the identifier information of the contents when recording the contents in the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Masayoshi MIURA, Sadao Tsuruga, Takashi Kanemaru, Satoshi Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20120162363
    Abstract: A method implemented in a server for sharing video conversion data is described. The method comprises receiving one or more sets of conversion data for one or more two-dimensional (2D) videos, archiving the one or more sets of conversion data, and receiving, from a client, a selection of a 2D video corresponding to one or more of the archived one or more conversion data. The method further comprises transmitting, to the client, conversion data corresponding to the selection received from the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: CYBERLINK CORP.
    Inventors: Man-Chen Huang, Yen-Po Tseng, Liang-Heng Chen, Kun-Tse Wu, Yi-Chiun Hong, En-Jan Chou
  • Publication number: 20120147135
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the stereoscopic video display apparatus includes a 3D processing module and a message insertion module. The 3D processing module converts a 3D video display signal of the twin type into the 3D video display signal of a glasses-less type. The message insertion module outputs a notification message making a notification that stereoscopic video of the glasses-less type is different from the stereoscopic video of the twin type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Shinzo Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20120140034
    Abstract: A video conversion device that converts 3D content for viewing on low frame-rate display devices can include a video signal input device for receiving a 3D content, and a video signal output device for sending an output video signal to a display device. The video conversion device can also include processing units that convert 3D content to an output signal adapted for the display device. The processing units can also generate a shuttering signal, which instructs a shuttering device to occlude a user's view of the output signal, and a transmitter for transmitting the shuttering signal. Additionally, an accessory device that enables a computing system to convert and send 3D content can include a computing system interface device, and a shuttering signal transmitter. The accessory device can also include instructions for converting a 3D video signal for a display device, and for generating a shuttering signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: CIRCA3D, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Tabor
  • Publication number: 20120140027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to conversion of 2D media to pseudo-3D left and right image pairs. In particular, it relates to imposing forced perspective on left and right versions of a 2D image. The distorted pair of images, when displayed, will be interpreted by a viewer as a 3D image. The pseudo-3D forced perspective image pairs can be produced without depth mapping of objects in scenes and without comparing the position of objects in successive image frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Teranex Systems Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Curtis, Shawn D. Goodwin, Christopher M. Riehl, Raymond D. Conkling
  • Publication number: 20120140026
    Abstract: A 2D-to-3D color compensation method for compensating color processing in a display device is disclosed. The display device is coupled with a 2D-to-3D conversion box. The method includes the following steps: firstly, the 2D-to-3D conversion box sends out a combined calibration pattern to the display device. Then, the display device performs image processing for the combined calibration pattern. Subsequently, detect a difference value between the combined calibration pattern processed by the display device and the original combined calibration pattern. Finally, adjust the combined calibration pattern according to the difference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: HIMAX MEDIA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: SHIN-SHIUAN CHENG, SHU-MING LIU
  • Publication number: 20120113219
    Abstract: A method for converting an image in an image conversion apparatus is provided. The method includes receiving a stereo image, down-scaling the stereo image, performing stereo-matching by applying adaptive weight to the down-scaled stereo images, generating a depth map according to the stereo-matching, up-scaling the depth map by referring to an input image of original resolution, and generating a plurality of multi-view images by performing depth-image-based rendering with respect to the up-scaled depth map and the input image of original resolution. Accordingly, a plurality of multi-view images may be obtained with ease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-yong CHANG, Jin-sung LEE, Jong-sul MIN, Sung-jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20120056983
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a data extraction module, a mode setup module, a first video signal generation module, a second video signal generation module, and a mixing module. The data extraction module is configured to extract first and second video data from video content data. The mode setup module is configured to set a display mode in which the video content data is displayed as 3D video. The first video signal generation module is configured to generate, when the display mode is set, a first video signal for 2D video or a second video signal for 3D video, according to whether the second video data is extracted or not. The second video signal generation module is configured to generate a third video signal corresponding to the second video data. The mixing module is configured to mix the first video signal with the third video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Eita Shuto
  • Publication number: 20120051718
    Abstract: A receiver includes a reception unit that receives a digital broadcast signal that includes content, wherein the content includes a video signal and identification information indicating that the video signal includes a 3D video signal; a conversion unit that converts a 3D video signal to a 2D video signal; a control unit that rewrites the identification information; and a recording unit that can record the content, which is included in the digital broadcast signal received by the reception unit, to a recording medium wherein the conversion unit converts a 3D video signal, included in the content, to a 2D video signal and, when the content is recorded to the recording medium, the control unit rewrites the identification information included in the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Masayoshi MIURA, Sadao Tsuruga, Takashi Kanemaru, Satoshi Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20110285816
    Abstract: A picture signal processor includes: a frame-rate conversion section performing a frame-rate-increasing conversion, which brings an over-double frame rate, on each of a plurality of time-series picture streams each including a plurality of unit pictures, and providing frame-rate-converted picture streams to a display section which displays pictures through performing time-divisional switching of picture streams from one to another in order; and a shutter control section controlling a shutter eyeglass device to perform an open/close operation in synchronization with a display switching timing between the frame-rate-converted picture streams in the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro MIYAZAKI, Kyoichiro Oda, Minoru Urushihara, Makoto Kondo, Yoichi Matsumura, Hideki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20110285818
    Abstract: A source device and a sink device and a method of transmitting and receiving a multimedia service therebetween. A method of transmitting a multimedia service from a source device includes: generating uncompressed media data from media provided in the multimedia service; determining reproduction information of the media for a sink device and three-dimensional (3D) video reproduction information of 3D video for the sink device to reproduce the 3D video; and generating media auxiliary data including at least one of the reproduction information and the 3D video reproduction information and outputting the media auxiliary data and the uncompressed media data through the display interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-seok PARK, Jae-seung KIM, Jae-jun LEE, Yong-seok JANG
  • Publication number: 20110273531
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image input unit that inputs a two-dimensional image signal, a depth information output unit that inputs or generates depth information of image areas constituting the two-dimensional image signal, an image conversion unit that receives the image signal and the depth information from the image input unit and the depth information output unit, and generates and outputs a left eye image and a right eye image for realizing binocular stereoscopic vision, and an image output unit that outputs the left and right eye images. The image conversion unit extracts a spatial feature value of the input image signal, and performs an image conversion process including an emphasis process applying the feature value and the depth information with respect to the input image signal, thereby generating at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Atsushi ITO, Toshio YAMAZAKI, Seiji KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20110273534
    Abstract: Video data is received in 2D or 3D format from different channels as a user scrolls through an electronic guide. The video data may be displayed in a portion of the on screen display along with graphic and text associated with the EPG data. The received video data may be converted to a suitable format to be displayed with Electronic Program Guide (EPG). The video data may be converted from a 3D to a 2D format to be displayed with the EPG data. The video data may be converted from a 2D format to a 3D format, while the EPG data displays in a 2D format. The video data may be converted from one 3D format to another 3D format for display with the EPG data. The selection of converting the received video data can be based on a display format of a previously viewed channel prior to requesting the EPG to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajay K. Luthra, Arjun Ramamurthy
  • Publication number: 20110267424
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a converting unit that converts a frame rate of a stereoscopic video into an N-fold frame rate of the frame rate; and an outputting unit that converts images of respective frames of the stereoscopic video subjected to frame rate conversion into a high frequency image or a low frequency image and outputs the converted images, wherein the converting unit outputs an image for left eye and an image for right eye N times each at the converted frame rate, and the outputting unit converts at least one set of consecutive images constituted by a frame of the image for right eye and a frame of the image for left eye, from among 2×N frames output by the converting unit, into the high frequency image, converts an image of a remaining frame into the low frequency image, and then outputs the converted images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Koike
  • Publication number: 20110175979
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus configured to scale three-dimensional video data including an interleaved image of a first resolution, in which a left-eye image and a right-eye image are alternately disposed in every other scanning line, to a second resolution, includes a left/right-eye image extraction module, an image interpolation module, and a scaling module. The left/right-eye image extraction module extracts a left-eye interleaved image corresponding to scanning lines of the left-eye image and a right-eye interleaved image corresponding to scanning lines of the right-eye image. The image interpolation module generates an interpolated left-eye image and an interpolated right-eye image by interpolating pixels by using the left-eye interleaved image and the right-eye interleaved image. The scaling module generates a left-eye scaling image and a right-eye scaling image by scaling the interpolated left-eye image and the interpolated right-eye image to the second resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Fumitoshi Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20110102544
    Abstract: A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is included in the input signal, if the video signal is a 3D video signal, requesting 3D format information about the video signal to a server that stores 3D format information, if the input signal does not include the 3D format information about the video signal, and processing, upon receipt of 3D format information from the server in response to the 3D format information request, the video signal according to the 3D format information and displaying a 3D image based on the processed video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jeongsim KIM