Virtual reality camera

  • US 9,961,264 B2
  • Filed: 08/29/2011
  • Issued: 05/01/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/20/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method performed by a computing device for combining images, the computing device having a processor, a memory, an image sensor, and a housing containing the processor, the memory, and the image sensor, the method comprising:

  • capturing, using the image sensor, a first image;

    compositing an overlap strip from the first image onto a current field of view displayed via a viewfinder, such that while the image sensor is rotated, the overlap strip displayed via the viewfinder does not change while the current field of view displayed via the viewfinder does change;

    capturing, using the image sensor, a second image;

    identifying a first portion of the first image and a second portion of the second image;

    for each of a plurality of offsets, tabulating a measure of error in using the offset to align the first image with the second image; and

    creating a third image, based at least in part on one or more of the tabulated measures of error, that includes the first portion of the first image and the second portion of the second image.

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