ApplicationNo. 10405084 filed on 04/02/2003
US Classes:348/218.1, Unitary image formed by compiling sub-areas of same scene (e.g., array of cameras)348/47, Multiple cameras348/220.1, Still and motion modes of operation348/159, Plural cameras348/56, With alternating shutters352/166, CAMERA AND/OR PROJECTOR DRIVE MECHANISMS348/384.1BANDWIDTH REDUCTION SYSTEM
ExaminersPrimary: Vu, Ngoc-Yen
Assistant: Giles, Nicholas G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesH04N 5/225
AbstractA process for taking a slow motion picture is disclosed which comprises: setting a plurality of cameras each having a shutter so that each of them can take an image with a similar view; and continuously taking fields of a subject by said a plurality camera in a timely staggered manner. In this process, timing of opening the shutter of each camera is staggered so that each camera takes a picture timely staggered, and a time for opening the shutter of each cameras is set to be a shorter than one field time of said each camera. Also, disclosed is an apparatus for taking a slow motion picture, which comprises: a plurality of cameras each having a shutter, arranged so that each of them can take an image with a similar view; means for setting the opening time of the shutter, which sets the timing for opening the shutter of each camera to be staggered so that each camera takes a picture timely staggered, and which makes the picture taken by each camera shorter than one field time of said each camera; and a recorder which records the pictures taken by each camera.