Apparatus for generating video signals representing a photographic image previously recorded in a frame on a photographic film-type medium

  • US 5,469,209 A
  • Filed: 05/24/1993
  • Issued: 11/21/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for generating digital video signals representing a photographic image previously recorded in a frame on a photographic film-type medium, comprising:

  • image pickup means for producing video signals in response to a light image of said photographic image projected thereto;

    digitizing means coupled to said image pickup means for digitizing the video signals produced thereby so as to provide corresponding digital video data;

    memory means for storing a video frame interval of said digital video data;

    enhancement means coupled to said memory means for selectively digitally enhancing said digital video data read from said memory means in accordance with a conversion function for providing enhanced video data; and

    a digital signal processor for controlling at least said image pickup means, said memory means and said enhancement means, and for supplying an operator controlled conversion function to said enhancement means.

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