Patent Number: 7,714,894

Title: Remote head camera

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a remote head camera includes a camera control unit, and a camera head configured to be connected to the camera control unit and including an imaging device, a drive signal generator, and a format identifying unit. The drive signal generator generates a drive signal for driving the imaging device. The format identifying unit identifies a format of the imaging device based on a clock count in a synchronization period from a first synchronization pulse to a second synchronization pulse output after the first synchronization pulse. The first synchronization pulse and the second synchronization pulse constitutes a synchronization signal.

Inventors: Nakamura; Hidetaka (Kanagawa, JP), Shinozaki; Hiroshi (Tokyo, JP), Sakurai; Tetsuo (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: H04N 5/232 (20060101); H04N 5/228 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018