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Measuring camera attitude (Patent)

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A system is disclosed for using camera attitude sensors with a camera. A camera assembly includes a tripod base, a tripod head interface mounted on the tripod base, a tripod head mounted on the tripod head interface and a camera mounted on the tripod head. The tripod head enables the camera to pan and tilt. The system also includes a first optical encoder for detecting the amount that the camera has been panned and a second optical encoder for detecting the amount that the camera has been tilted. Two inclinometers are mounted on the tripod head interface to measure attitude of the tripod head. Two gyroscopes (“gyros”) are mounted on the camera assembly. Data from the encoders, gyros and inclinometers are packaged and sent to graphics production equipment to be used for enhancing video captured by the camera.  
 
A system is disclosed for using camera attitude sensors with a camera. A camera assembly includes a tripod base, a tripod head interface mounted on the tripod base, a tripod head mounted on the tripod head interface and a camera mounted on the tripod head. The tripod head enables the camera to pan and tilt. The system also includes a first optical encoder for detecting the amount that the camera has been panned and a second optical encoder for detecting the amount that the camera has been tilted. Two inclinometers are mounted on the tripod head interface to measure attitude of the tripod head. Two gyroscopes (“gyros”) are mounted on the camera assembly. Data from the encoders, gyros and inclinometers are packaged and sent to graphics production equipment to be used for enhancing video captured by the camera.  
  
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== Patent ==
  
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[[Media:Measuring_camera_attitude.pdf|Measuring camera attitude]] (pdf)
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== Related Pages ==
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[[First-Hand:Recollections of the development of the FoxTrax hockey puck tracking system|Recollections of the development of the FoxTrax hockey puck tracking system]]
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[[Sportvision]]
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[[Technological Innovations in Sports Broadcasting]]
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[[Tracking the Ice Hockey Puck - FoxTrax (Glow Puck)]]
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[[Category:Communications]]
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[[Category:Broadcasting]]
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[[Category:TV_broadcasting]]
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[[Category:TV]]
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[[Category:Law_&_government]]
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[[Category:Patents]]

Latest revision as of 19:16, 9 February 2012

Abstract

A system is disclosed for using camera attitude sensors with a camera. A camera assembly includes a tripod base, a tripod head interface mounted on the tripod base, a tripod head mounted on the tripod head interface and a camera mounted on the tripod head. The tripod head enables the camera to pan and tilt. The system also includes a first optical encoder for detecting the amount that the camera has been panned and a second optical encoder for detecting the amount that the camera has been tilted. Two inclinometers are mounted on the tripod head interface to measure attitude of the tripod head. Two gyroscopes (“gyros”) are mounted on the camera assembly. Data from the encoders, gyros and inclinometers are packaged and sent to graphics production equipment to be used for enhancing video captured by the camera.

Patent

Measuring camera attitude (pdf)

Related Pages

Recollections of the development of the FoxTrax hockey puck tracking system

Sportvision

Technological Innovations in Sports Broadcasting

Tracking the Ice Hockey Puck - FoxTrax (Glow Puck)