JP2002094867A - Image pickup controller, control method of image pickup controller, memory medium and remote image pickup system - Google Patents

Image pickup controller, control method of image pickup controller, memory medium and remote image pickup system

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JP2002094867A
JP2002094867A JP2000275367A JP2000275367A JP2002094867A JP 2002094867 A JP2002094867 A JP 2002094867A JP 2000275367 A JP2000275367 A JP 2000275367A JP 2000275367 A JP2000275367 A JP 2000275367A JP 2002094867 A JP2002094867 A JP 2002094867A
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章 菅
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(57) [Problem] To set a shooting mode in a remote imaging system by a host computer, it is necessary to change the state of the camera in accordance with the shooting mode. Even when the setting is made, it is easy to make a mistake in rotating the camera clockwise or counterclockwise with respect to the optical axis in the shooting direction when the camera is in the image capturing state in the vertical position. In order to solve the above problem, an imaging control device according to the present invention is an imaging control device connected to an imaging device and capable of controlling an imaging function of the imaging device. A setting screen for displaying an icon of the imaging device according to the setting, a setting device for setting an imaging mode of the imaging device based on the setting screen, and a setting device for setting the imaging mode based on the setting screen. And changing means for changing an icon displayed on the display means to guide an operation according to the imaging mode based on the imaging mode.

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a remote imaging system in which a host controller and a digital camera are connected by a digital interface, and an image captured by the digital camera is transferred to the host controller.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art A digital camera and a host controller such as a personal computer are connected by a digital interface such as USB or IEEE1394, and the digital camera takes an image according to a command from the host controller or a release of the digital camera. In recent years, a remote imaging system for transferring an image file to a host controller has been used for studio imaging and the like.

FIG. 4 shows a block diagram of a typical remote imaging system. Note that the same reference numerals are given to components indicating the same components in the text. In FIG. 4, reference numeral 101 denotes a digital camera, and reference numeral 201 denotes a host controller. In the example of FIG.
1 and the host controller 201 are connected by USB.

Next, an internal configuration of the digital camera 101 will be described.

Reference numeral 102 denotes a lens unit for projecting an optical image, 103 an image sensor for converting the optical image projected by the lens unit 102 into an electrical output, 107 a drive clock generating circuit for driving the image sensor, and 104 an image sensor. An AD conversion circuit for converting the output of 103 into digital data, a digital system bus 108 constituting a digital data bus, an address bus, and a control bus in the digital camera 101, and a temporary storage 105 for digital data and programs necessary for various processes. RAM (random access memory) for temporarily storing, 106 is a signal processing circuit that performs arithmetic processing requiring high speed by hardware processing, 109 is a CPU that controls the operation of the entire system, and 113 is connected to a port of the CPU 109, and an imaging operation is performed. Release switch for triggering, 110 is ATA standard ATA interface controller for controlling the compliant peripheral devices, 112
Denotes a memory card for recording image files, 111
Is a USB interface controller on the device side for communicating with a host controller conforming to the USB standard. Next, the configuration of the host controller will be described.
203 is a digital system bus, 213 is RAM, 202
Is a USB host controller for communicating with devices conforming to the USB standard.

[0006] 204 is a CPU, 205 is an ATA interface controller, 209 is a hard disk, 206 is a mouse interface controller, 210 is a mouse,
207 is a keyboard interface controller, 2
11 is a keyboard, 208 is a display interface controller, and 212 is a display. 20
One host controller can be constituted by a typical personal computer. In the remote imaging system, the digital camera 101 is controlled by a remote imaging program on a host controller.

That is, when the remote imaging program is started on the host controller, the digital camera 101
And the host controller 201 is established. The remote imaging program displays a graphical user interface (hereinafter abbreviated as GUI) on the display 212. The GUI of the remote imaging program has an imaging button for starting imaging, and the imaging button is
10 and click, or use the digital camera 101
When the release switch 113 is pressed, the imaging by the digital camera is started.

The captured image data is stored in the RAM 105 or the memory card 112 as a file in a predetermined file format by a program operating on the CPU 109, and then temporarily stored in the RAM 213 of the host controller 201 via a USB interface. Are stored in the hard disk 209 by the remote imaging program. Normally, the remote imaging program has a function of converting the transferred file into displayable image data and displaying it on the display 212 as a preview image.

By the way, in photographing, vertical position photographing, in which a camera is rotated 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise, is often used. In a conventional camera, a technique of recording, on a film, a photograph taken in a vertical position has been known.

[0010]

However, in the remote imaging system, the setting of the host controller is not sufficiently reflected in the captured image.

[0011] Further, when the photographing mode is set by the host computer, it is necessary to change the state of the camera in accordance with the photographing mode. When setting the imaging state in the vertical position, it is easy to make a mistake as to whether to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise with respect to the optical axis in the photographing direction.

[0012] Furthermore, if a mistake is made, the transferred image will have an inappropriate display direction. As described above, since the image transferred to the host controller by the remote imaging is not rotated, it is necessary for the user to rotate and display the image by an operation after the imaging, and the work efficiency is poor.

[0013]

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an imaging control apparatus connected to an imaging apparatus and capable of controlling an imaging function of the imaging apparatus. Display means for displaying a setting screen for setting an imaging mode of the imaging device, and displaying an icon of the imaging device according to the setting; and setting an imaging mode of the imaging device based on the setting screen. And setting means for changing an icon displayed on the display means based on the imaging mode set by the setting means so as to guide an operation corresponding to the imaging mode. I do.

A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path;
The host controller has a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera. The program has means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera on a display of the host controller. In an apparatus configured to automatically transfer the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging by an operation is completed, the program may be used to capture images in a vertical position or in a horizontal position when capturing a digital camera. And displaying an icon indicating a rotation direction when the digital camera is held in accordance with the selected vertical position or horizontal position imaging mode.

A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path;
The host controller has a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera. The program has means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera on a display of the host controller. In an apparatus configured to automatically transfer the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging by an operation is completed, the program may be used to capture images in a vertical position or in a horizontal position when capturing a digital camera. The image data read from the captured image file after transferring the captured image file is converted into display image data that can be displayed, and the vertical position or the horizontal position is selected according to the selected vertical position or horizontal position imaging mode. In the case of image capture, display image data 90 degrees in the rotation direction of the digital camera. And displaying by rotating.

A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path;
The host controller has a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera. The program has means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera on a display of the host controller. In an apparatus configured to automatically transfer the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging by an operation is completed, the program may be used to capture images in a vertical position or in a horizontal position when capturing a digital camera. After transferring the captured image file, according to the selected vertical position or horizontal position imaging mode, in the case of vertical position imaging, the digital camera should be rotated 90 degrees in the rotation direction of the digital camera and displayed. Is recorded in the transfer image file.

A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path;
The host controller has a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera. The program has means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera on a display of the host controller. In an apparatus configured to automatically transfer the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging by an operation is completed, the program may be used to capture images in a vertical position or in a horizontal position when capturing a digital camera. After transferring the captured image file, according to the selected vertical or horizontal position imaging mode, the vertical image capturing is performed, and the format of the transferred image is a rotatable format. If it is determined, rotate the digital camera 90 degrees in the rotation direction, and then Characterized in that it resides.

Further, the digital camera has a vertical position / horizontal position detecting means, and a program on a host controller reads the vertical position / horizontal position information of the digital camera periodically or upon a request from the digital camera, and reads the vertical position / horizontal position information based on the information. The position mode or the lateral position mode is determined by the program.

[0019]

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 are extracted from characteristic portions of a flowchart of a remote imaging program constituting the present invention. FIG. 12 is a main program of a typical event processing type program. It is a flowchart of FIG.

Usually, the main program of the remote imaging program has an event processing type configuration as shown in FIG. The operation of FIG. 12 will be described. FIG.
Step 61 is a starting point of the main program.

Reference numeral 62 denotes an initialization process, and step 63 is a judgment step forming an event loop. Step 63
When it is determined that there is an event, the event is analyzed in the event analysis step of step 64, and when no event is detected in step 63, step 63 is repeated at a predetermined cycle until an event is detected.
Only if the event is an end event in step 65, after the end process 67, the program ends in step 68. If the event is an event other than the end event in step 65, a process corresponding to the event type is performed in step 66.

FIG. 5 is a diagram showing an example of a GUI of a remote imaging program constituting the present invention.
Reference numeral 01 denotes a remote imaging program window, 1 denotes a vertical position horizontal position imaging selection radio button group for selecting a vertical position horizontal position imaging mode, 2 denotes a left rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button, and 3 denotes a horizontal position imaging mode. Mode selection radio buttons 4 and 4 are right rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio buttons. Since the radio buttons 2, 3, and 4 belong to the same radio button group, when one is selected, the other two are in a non-selected state.

Reference numeral 5 denotes a release button for starting imaging of the digital camera 101 according to an instruction from the host controller.

Reference numeral 6 denotes a camera rotation direction display icon displayed on the release button, which is an icon imitating the back of the digital camera 101 (the imaging direction, that is, the side with the lens as the front). FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating angles at which the digital camera 101 is held at the time of horizontal position imaging. In FIG. 6, reference numeral 304 denotes a subject.

In FIG. 5, since the horizontal position imaging mode selection radio button 3 is in the selected state, the camera rotation direction display icon 6 displays an icon instructing to hold the digital camera 101 as shown in FIG. When the release button 5 is pointed and clicked with the mouse 210, the digital camera 101 starts imaging, and when the imaging is completed, FIG.
The preview image 303 is displayed in the preview area 302 without rotating.

FIG. 7 is a view showing a GUI of the remote imaging program of the present invention when the left rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 3 is selected, and FIG. FIG. 5 is a diagram showing angles at which the camera is held.

In FIG. 7, since the left rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 3 is in the selected state, the camera rotation direction display icon 6 is an icon for instructing the digital camera 101 to be rotated 90 degrees to the left as shown in FIG. Is displayed (counterclockwise direction).

When the release button 5 is pointed and clicked with the mouse 210, the digital camera 101 starts imaging, and when the imaging is completed, the preview area 302 shown in FIG.
The preview image 303 is rotated 90 degrees to the left and displayed (clockwise direction).

FIG. 9 is a diagram showing a GUI of the remote imaging program of the present invention when the right rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 2 is selected. FIG. FIG. 5 is a diagram showing angles at which the camera is held.

In FIG. 9, since the right rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 4 is in the selected state, the camera rotation direction display icon 6 is displayed on the digital camera 101 as shown in FIG.
Is displayed to instruct the user to turn the camera 90 degrees to the right.

When the release button 5 is pointed and clicked with the mouse 210, the digital camera 101 starts imaging, and when the imaging is completed, the preview area 302 shown in FIG.
The preview image 303 is rotated 90 degrees to the right and displayed.

FIG. 2 is a flowchart showing main event processing of the remote imaging program constituting the present invention. In FIG. 2, when the event processing is started in step 51, the event is analyzed in step 52. If it is determined in step 53 that the event is a UI update event, step 5
The UI updating process is performed in step S8, and the event process ends in step S57.

If it is determined in step 54 that the event is an imaging start event, an imaging command is transmitted to the digital camera 101 in step 59, and the event processing ends in step 57. If it is determined in step 55 that the event is an imaging end event, in step 60, a captured image transfer process is performed.
At 7, the event processing ends. Here, the UI update event occurs, for example, when any one of the radio buttons 2, 3, and 4 is selected. The imaging start event is an imaging button 5
Occurs when the mouse is instructed and clicked by the mouse 210. The imaging end event is the digital camera 101
Is generated by receiving a message transmitted from the digital camera 101 when the imaging of the image is completed.

FIG. 1 is a flowchart of the UI update processing step 58 of the present invention. When one of the radio buttons 2, 3, and 4 is designated and clicked with the mouse 210, a UI update event occurs, and the UI update process is started in step 11. In step 12, it is checked which of the vertical position horizontal position image pickup mode is selected. If it is determined in step 13 that the left rotation vertical position image pickup is selected, the camera rotation direction display of the release button 5 is performed in step 18 The icon 6 is set and drawn to the one corresponding to the left rotation vertical position imaging mode.

Next, at step 19, the image rotation flag of the remote imaging program is set to the left rotation, and at step 1
After another UI update process is performed in step 7, the UI update process ends in step 22. If it is determined in step 14 that the right rotation vertical position imaging has been selected, in step 20 the camera rotation direction display icon 6 of the release button 5 is set to the one corresponding to the right rotation vertical position imaging mode and drawn.

Next, in step 21, the image rotation flag of the remote imaging program is set to the right rotation, another UI update process is performed in step 17, and the UI update process ends in step 22. If neither left rotation vertical position imaging nor right rotation vertical position imaging is selected and horizontal position imaging is determined, in step 15 the camera rotation direction display icon 6 of the release button 5 is set to one corresponding to horizontal position imaging. Is drawn. Next, after the image rotation flag of the remote imaging program is cleared in step 16, another UI update process is performed in step 17, and the UI update process ends in step 22.

FIG. 3 is a flowchart of the captured image transfer processing step 60. In step 31, the image transfer process starts, and in step 32, the digital camera 101
The captured image file is transferred from the RAM 105 to the RAM 213 of the host controller 201.

Next, in step 33, image data for preview display is created from the image file. Next, in step 34, the image rotation flag of the remote imaging program is checked, and if it is determined in step 35 that the right rotation flag is ON, the preview image is rotated right by 90 degrees in step 41, and is rotatable in step 42. If it is determined that the image format is not a proper image format, step 43: set the rotation flag of the image file header to right rotation by 90 degrees;
After rotating the four main images by 90 degrees to the right, a preview image is displayed in step 38, the image file is stored in the hard disk 209 in step 39, and the image transfer ends in step 40.

The non-rotatable image format corresponds to a so-called LAW data format for recording data output from, for example, a CCD without performing various types of image processing. On the other hand, in the case of an image format for recording by performing JPEG compression or the like, the image data after the rotation processing can be recorded.

If it is determined in step 36 that the left rotation flag is ON, the preview image is rotated 90 degrees to the left in step 45, and if it is determined in step 46 that the image is not in a rotatable image format, then in step 47 The rotation flag of the image file header is set to rotate left 90 degrees. If it is determined in step 46 that the image format is rotatable, the main image is rotated left 90 degrees in step 48, and step 38
After displaying the preview image in step 39, the image file is stored in the hard disk 209 in step 39,
To end the image transfer.

If it is determined that the rotation flag has not been set, the rotation flag of the image file header is set to non-rotation in step 37, the preview image is displayed in step 38, and the image file is stored in the hard disk 209 in step 39. , And the image transfer ends in step 40.

FIG. 11 is a block diagram of a system used in the second embodiment of the present invention. The difference from FIG. 4 is that a vertical position / horizontal position detecting means 114 is added as a component of the digital camera 101. That is being done. A specific example of the vertical position / horizontal position detection means includes a posture detection switch using a mercury switch.

FIG. 13 is a flowchart of the initialization processing of the remote imaging program according to the second embodiment of the present invention. In step 71, initialization is started. In step 72, the camera attributes are obtained. Step 73
If it is determined that there is a vertical / horizontal position detection means in step (1), the vertical / horizontal position setting function of the host controller 201 is invalidated in step 80.

That is, the radio buttons 2, 3, and 4 are displayed in gray so that the user can not select them with the mouse 110, although the selected state is displayed.

Next, at step 82, the vertical and horizontal positions of the camera are obtained. In step 83, the digital camera 101
The selected state of the camera rotation direction display icon 6 and the radio buttons 2, 3, and 4 of the remote imaging program is set and displayed so as to correspond to the vertical position and the horizontal position of the remote imaging program.

Next, at step 84, the digital camera 101
The image rotation flag of the remote imaging program is set so as to correspond to the vertical position and the horizontal position. Then step 78
After performing other initialization processing at step 79, the initialization is terminated at step 79. If it is determined in step 73 that the digital camera 101 does not have the vertical / horizontal position detecting means, the vertical / horizontal position setting function of the host controller 201 is enabled in step 74 and the UI in the remote imaging program is set.
Is initially set to the horizontal position imaging mode of the radio button 3.

Next, after clearing the image rotation flag of the remote imaging program in step 77, another initialization processing is performed in step 78, and the initialization is terminated in step 79. That is, when it is determined in step 73 that the digital camera 101 has no vertical / horizontal position detecting means, the operation is the same as that of the first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 14 is a flowchart showing an event process when the vertical / horizontal position setting function of the camera is enabled in step 81 of FIG. 13 in the second embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 14, an event process is started in a step 91. If nothing happens as an event, it is usually detected as a NULL event.

If the event is a null event in step 92, it is determined in step 95 whether or not a predetermined time has elapsed since the previous acquisition of the camera vertical position / horizontal position state. In, the vertical and horizontal positions of the camera are acquired.

Next, at step 97, the UI of the remote imaging program is set so as to correspond to the vertical and horizontal positions of the camera. That is, while any one of the radio buttons 2, 3, and 4 corresponding to the vertical position and the horizontal position state is set to the selected state,
The camera rotation direction display icon 6 is set to the one corresponding to the detected vertical position and horizontal position state and is drawn. Next, in step 98, the image rotation flag of the remote imaging program is set so as to correspond to the vertical and horizontal positions of the camera, and in step 94, the event processing ends. If it is determined in step 95 that the predetermined time has not elapsed, the event processing ends in step 94. At step 92
If the event is not a NULL event, event processing corresponding to the event type is performed in step 93, and step 94
Ends the event processing. Figure 3 for image transfer processing
The same operation as in the flowchart of FIG.

That is, in the second embodiment, the information of the vertical / horizontal position detecting means provided in the digital camera 101 is periodically read by the remote imaging program of the host controller 201, and the UI of the remote imaging program is read in accordance with the information. The rotation flag is automatically set, so the user can automatically use the UI that reflects the camera state, and the preview image is rotated and displayed according to the camera state, and the transferred image The file rotation flag is also set correctly according to the camera status.

In the second embodiment, the controller periodically acquires the state of the camera when the state of the camera is changed. However, when the state of the camera changes, a state change event is generated from the camera. The host controller may acquire the state of the camera and set the imaging mode.

[0053]

As described above, according to the present invention, the icon displayed on the display means is guided to the operation according to the imaging mode based on the imaging mode set by the apparatus connected to the camera. Since it is changed as much as possible, it is easy to reliably change the state of the imaging device in accordance with the remotely set mode.
In particular, if you set the imaging mode in the vertical or horizontal position,
Since the display direction of an image obtained by photographing becomes inappropriate, the present invention, in which the state of the imaging device can be easily changed without fail, is effective.

Further, when the back view image of the camera is used as the display mode of the icons, it is easier to understand than using the front view camera image. Because, in general, the camera is operated from the rear side of the camera during normal use, the rear image is more suitable for the sense of use (in this case, the imaging direction, that is, the side with the lens is the front). Furthermore, when rotating the camera clockwise or counterclockwise, using a rear image suitable for the operation direction during normal use can prevent the camera from being rotated in the opposite direction.

Further, according to the present invention, when remote imaging is performed, the rotation direction when the digital camera is set up is displayed as an icon according to the vertical / horizontal position imaging mode setting. The rotation direction can be set, and the preview image is automatically rotated according to the imaging mode setting. Also, the rotation flag of the image file is automatically set according to the imaging mode setting. Further, the digital camera is provided with a vertical position / horizontal position detecting unit, and sets the imaging mode of the remote imaging program of the host controller according to the information obtained from the vertical position / horizontal position detecting unit, and reflects the setting in the UI. By doing so, the user can automatically obtain a preview image that is rotated according to the rotation direction of the camera, and if the transferred image file is a non-rotatable image format, the rotation flag is automatically set correctly, In the case of a rotatable image format, the main image is automatically rotated. In addition, since the rotation direction of the camera can be confirmed even on the UI of the remote imaging application, remote imaging with extremely high work efficiency can be performed.

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a flowchart of a UI update processing step 58 according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a flowchart showing main event processing of a remote imaging program constituting the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a flowchart of a captured image transfer processing step 60;

FIG. 4 is a block diagram of a typical remote imaging system.

FIG. 5 is a GU of a remote imaging program constituting the present invention.
Diagram showing an example of I

FIG. 6 is a diagram showing an angle at which the digital camera 101 is held at the time of horizontal position imaging;

FIG. 7 is a diagram showing a GUI of the remote imaging program of the present invention when the left rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 3 is selected.

FIG. 8 shows a digital camera 101 when capturing an image with a left-rotated vertical position.
Figure showing the angle of holding

FIG. 9 is a view showing a GUI of the remote imaging program of the present invention when the right rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 2 is selected.

FIG. 10 shows a digital camera 10 used for right-rotation vertical position imaging.
Figure showing the angle to hold 1

FIG. 11 is a block diagram of a system used in a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is a flowchart of a main program of a typical event processing type program;

FIG. 13 is a flowchart of initialization processing of a remote imaging program according to the second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 14 is a flowchart of an event process when the vertical / horizontal position setting function of the camera is enabled in step 81 of FIG. 13 in the second embodiment of the present invention.

[Explanation of symbols]

 1 Vertical position horizontal position imaging mode selection radio button group 2 Left rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 3 Horizontal position imaging mode selection radio button 4 Right rotation vertical position imaging mode selection radio button 5 Release button 6 Camera rotation direction display icon 114 Vertical Position lateral position detection means

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Claims (27)

[Claims]
1. An imaging control device connected to an imaging device and capable of controlling an imaging function of the imaging device, wherein a setting screen for setting an imaging mode of the imaging device is displayed, and A display unit for displaying an icon of the imaging device according to the setting unit; a setting unit for setting an imaging mode of the imaging device based on the setting screen; and a display unit based on the imaging mode set by the setting unit. Changing means for changing an icon to be displayed so as to guide an operation according to the imaging mode.
2. The imaging control device according to claim 1, wherein the setting is a setting for instructing an imaging posture of the imaging device.
3. The imaging control device according to claim 2, wherein the icon is changed by the changing unit in accordance with an imaging posture set by the setting unit.
4. An imaging posture that can be set by the setting means,
4. The imaging control device according to claim 1, wherein the imaging control device includes at least vertical position imaging and horizontal position imaging.
5. The imaging control device according to claim 1, wherein the icon is a rear image of the imaging device.
6. When the imaging device receives an imaging instruction according to the setting by the setting unit from an imaging control device,
6. The imaging control device according to claim 1, wherein a captured image is transmitted to the imaging control device together with a signal indicating the imaging mode set by the setting unit.
7. The imaging control device according to claim 6, wherein the display unit displays the image transmitted from the imaging unit in a display method according to the imaging mode.
8. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein when the image pickup apparatus has an attitude detecting means for detecting an image pickup attitude, the setting by the setting means is invalidated. The imaging control device according to the above.
9. A control method of an imaging control device connected to an imaging device and capable of controlling an imaging function of the imaging device, comprising: displaying a setting screen for setting an imaging mode of the imaging device; A display step of displaying an icon of the imaging device according to the setting; a setting step of setting an imaging mode of the imaging device based on the setting screen; and, based on the imaging mode set in the setting step, A control step of changing an icon displayed in the display step to guide an operation corresponding to the imaging mode.
10. The control method of the imaging control device according to claim 9, wherein the setting is a setting for instructing an imaging posture of the imaging device.
11. The control method according to claim 10, wherein the icon is changed in the changing step according to the imaging posture set in the setting step.
12. The control method according to claim 9, wherein the imaging posture that can be set in the setting step includes at least a vertical position imaging and a horizontal position imaging.
13. The control method according to claim 9, wherein the icon is a rear image of the imaging device.
14. When the imaging device receives an instruction for imaging according to the setting in the setting step from the imaging control device, the imaging device displays the captured image together with a signal indicating the imaging mode set in the setting step. 14. The control method of the imaging control device according to claim 9, wherein the transmission is performed.
15. The control method according to claim 14, wherein, in the display step, an image transmitted from the imaging device is displayed by a display method according to the imaging mode.
16. The imaging apparatus according to claim 9, wherein the setting in the setting step is invalidated when the imaging apparatus can detect an imaging posture. A control method of the control device.
17. A storage medium storing a computer-executable program for executing the control method according to claim 9. Description:
18. An imaging device connected to a control device via a communication path, comprising: a receiving unit configured to receive setting information of an imaging mode and an imaging start command from the control device; Based on the start command,
Imaging means for performing an imaging operation, and image information obtained by being imaged by the imaging means,
A transmitting unit that adds information indicating the imaging mode and transmits the information to the control device.
19. The imaging mode is a setting for instructing an imaging posture of an imaging device.
19. The imaging device according to 18.
20. A method for controlling an imaging device connected to a control device via a communication path, comprising: a receiving step of receiving imaging mode setting information and an imaging start command from the control device; Based on the received imaging start command,
An imaging step of performing an imaging operation, and image information obtained by being imaged in the imaging step,
A transmission step of adding information indicating the imaging mode and transmitting the information to the control device.
21. The imaging mode is a setting for instructing an imaging posture of an imaging method.
20. The imaging method according to 20.
22. A storage medium storing a computer-executable program for executing the control method according to claim 20.
23. A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path, a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera on the host controller, wherein the program is a display included in the host controller. Means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera, and automatically transferring the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging is completed by an imaging start command from the program or operation of the digital camera. In the device made, the program is used to capture a vertical position when capturing a digital camera,
Alternatively, it has a graphical user interface for selecting an imaging mode in the horizontal position, and displays an icon indicating a rotation direction when holding the digital camera according to the selected vertical or horizontal imaging mode. Remote imaging system.
24. A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path, a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera on the host controller, wherein the program is a display included in the host controller. Means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera, and automatically transferring the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging is completed by an imaging start command from the program or operation of the digital camera. In the device made, the program is used to capture a vertical position when capturing a digital camera,
Or has a means to select the imaging mode in the horizontal position,
After transferring the captured image file, convert the image data read from the captured image file into display image data that can be displayed,
According to the selected vertical or horizontal position imaging mode, in the case of vertical position imaging, the rotation direction of the digital camera is 9 degrees.
A remote imaging system characterized by rotating and displaying 0-degree display image data.
25. A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path, and a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera on the host controller, wherein the program is a display included in the host controller. Means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera, and automatically transferring the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging is completed by an imaging start command from the program or operation of the digital camera. In the device made, the program is used to capture a vertical position when capturing a digital camera,
Or has a means to select the imaging mode in the horizontal position,
After transferring the captured image file, according to the selected vertical position or horizontal position imaging mode, in the case of vertical position imaging, attribute information indicating that the digital camera should be rotated 90 degrees in the rotating direction of the digital camera and displayed. A remote imaging system characterized by recording in an image file.
26. A digital camera and a host controller for controlling the digital camera via a communication path, a program for controlling the operation of the digital camera on the host controller, wherein the program is a display included in the host controller. Means for drawing an operation screen of the digital camera, and automatically transferring the captured image file to the host controller each time imaging is completed by an imaging start command from the program or operation of the digital camera. In the device made, the program is used to capture a vertical position when capturing a digital camera,
Or has a means to select the imaging mode in the horizontal position,
After transferring the captured image file, according to the selected vertical position or horizontal position imaging mode, if the case of vertical position imaging and the format of the transferred image is determined to be a rotatable format, the digital camera A remote imaging system characterized in that the image is rotated by 90 degrees and then stored at a transfer destination.
27. The digital camera has a vertical / horizontal position detecting means, and a program on a host controller reads the vertical / horizontal position information of the digital camera periodically or in response to a request from the digital camera. 27. The remote imaging system according to claim 23, wherein the program determines a vertical position mode or a horizontal position mode.
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