Patent Number: 6,298,198

Title: Motion verifying camera and motion verifying photography method

Abstract: In a motion verifying photography method, a latent image is captured during a film exposure time interval. The film exposure time interval has an initial portion, a middle portion, and a final portion. A first digital image is captured during the initial portion of the film exposure time interval. A second digital image is captured during the final portion of the film exposure time interval. A representation of both electronic images is visualized. A motion verifying camera has an exposure frame, an electronic array imager spaced from the exposure frame, an optical system directing light along a first path to the exposure frame and along a second path to the imager. Shutters are disposed on both paths. A shutter release connects to an actuator and responsive to the actuator, momentarily opens the film shutter for a film exposure time interval having an initial portion, a middle portion, and a final portion. The actuator momentarily opens the imager shutter during the initial portion and momentarily opens the imager shutter during the final portion.

Inventors: Ina; Hirohiko (Nishinomiya, JP), Hoshikawa; Hisanori (Osaka, JP), Funston; David L. (Batavia, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: H04N 5/225 (20060101); H04N 5/232 (20060101); G03B 017/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018