Patent Number: 7,133,068

Title: System and method for creating still images by utilizing a video camera device

Abstract: A system and method for creating still images by utilizing a video camera comprises a cradle device that transports the video camera across a target object during a scanning procedure that captures and stores video data. During the scanning procedure, a motion detector captures and provides scan motion data to a scanning manager from the video camera. The scanning manager may then responsively utilize the scan motion data to accurately extract still frames corresponding to the target object from the captured video data at pre-determined time intervals. A stitching software program may then access and combine the still frames generated by the scanning manager to thereby create composite still images.

Inventors: Fisher; Clay H. (Belmont, CA), Edwards; Eric D. (San Francisco, CA), Blasgen; Michael W. (Los Gatos, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/225 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00