Patent Number: 8,878,908

Title: 3-D auto-convergence camera

Abstract: Automatically converging a plurality of images for use in a stereoscopic camera system including a plurality of 2-D cameras, the method including: receiving a focal distance from each 2-D camera of the plurality of 2-D cameras, wherein each 2-D camera includes at least one image sensor; calculating a system focal distance of the stereoscopic camera system by using focal distances received from the plurality of 2-D cameras; determining a center of interest using the calculated system focal distance of the stereoscopic camera system; and moving the at least one image sensor in each 2-D camera to adjust directions of view of the plurality of 2-D cameras to converge at the center of interest.

Inventors: Cookson; Chris (Studio City, CA), Joblove; George H. (Hollywood, CA), Hays; David L. (Los Angeles, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 13/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00