JP2004242262A - Turntable and control terminal monitor for video camera with remote control function - Google Patents

Turntable and control terminal monitor for video camera with remote control function Download PDF

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JP2004242262A
JP2004242262A JP2003064190A JP2003064190A JP2004242262A JP 2004242262 A JP2004242262 A JP 2004242262A JP 2003064190 A JP2003064190 A JP 2003064190A JP 2003064190 A JP2003064190 A JP 2003064190A JP 2004242262 A JP2004242262 A JP 2004242262A
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Shinichi Hirata
Toshihiko Takatani
晋一 平田
敏彦 高谷
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Toshihiko Takatani
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Provided is an imaging assistance device that detects an object to be received by a video camera body and sets an imaging at a detection position by operating a remote control unit carried by a user.
A user operates an operation unit (17) of a remote control unit (13) to transmit a horizontal rotation command signal and a vertical rotation command signal via an antenna (12) to a turntable on which a video camera body is installed. Send. When the command signal is received by the antenna, the image receiving unit of the video camera rotates to the optimal imaging orientation of the subject by the drive rotation of the motor based on the horizontal drive command signal and the vertical drive command signal output from the servo circuit of the turntable. In the same manner, an image receiving signal from the video camera is received by the antenna 12 of the remote control unit 13 via a transmission circuit provided on the turntable, and receives a signal from the antenna installed on the turntable. , An internal image receiving circuit is detected and displayed on the monitor 14 to enable remote operation.
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TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
[0001]
The present invention relates to an imaging direction detection setting device in which a video camera rotates in an optimal direction for imaging a subject by an operation from a remote control unit carried by a user.
[0002]
[Prior art]
In a conventional video camera, an operator performing imaging changes an azimuth angle of a video camera with respect to a subject by a drive motor so that the subject is captured under optimal conditions while monitoring a monitor image of the video camera. A tripod of a video camera having a driving function for driving the camera is generally used. Further, in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 6-121215, in a state where an imaging position of a subject is set in advance, a user who is a subject monitors a monitor provided on a remote control carried by the user and operates the video by operating the remote control. 2. Description of the Related Art A remote control device that automatically adjusts the azimuth of a camera and automatically captures an image of a subject is disclosed. Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2000-59668 (P2000-59668A) has devised a device that automatically optimally captures an image of a subject so that the user can perform self-adjustment.
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
[0003]
However, when a user actually uses a fixedly installed video camera, there are many cases where a large number of people are around without having to directly touch the video camera body, for example, at an athletic meet, and the amount of movement of the subject is small. In many cases, it was necessary to operate in real time, and at the same time, it was necessary to remotely control the video camera. Further, these transmission / reception and driving devices are generally used by being incorporated in a video camera, and in order to realize them, the size of the video camera body must be increased.
[0004]
The present invention has been made in view of the situation of imaging by the video camera as described above, and its purpose is to operate the remote control unit carried by the user so that the video camera main body detects the subject and detects the detection position. It is an object of the present invention to provide an imaging direction setting device which rotates so as to set the optimum imaging direction.
[Means for Solving the Problems]
[0005]
In order to achieve the above object, an invention according to claim 1 includes a video camera for capturing an image of a subject, a turntable on which the video camera is mounted, and a rotating base for rotating the video camera, and An imaging unit that drives the rotary table so that the video camera body is oriented in an optimal direction for imaging the subject based on a command signal from the remote control unit; A direction setting device, wherein command signal transmitting means for transmitting the command signal to the video camera body and the turntable, and movement control means for controlling rotation of the turntable in a command direction based on the command signal are provided. It is characterized by having an imaging assistance mechanism that is used.
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
[0006]
Hereinafter, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 3 shows the configuration of the video camera body of the present embodiment. FIG. 4 is a diagram showing a configuration of the remote control unit of the present embodiment.
[0007]
As shown in FIG. 3, the imaging direction setting device according to the present embodiment includes a video camera 20 that performs an imaging operation, and a rotation in which the video camera 20 is installed, and the video camera 20 is rotated in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction. The video camera 20 includes a video camera body 20 including a table 25, and a remote control unit 13 carried by a user for setting an imaging direction of the video camera 20 and performing remote control of a shooting operation.
[0008]
As shown in FIG. 4, the remote control unit 13 is formed in a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape, an antenna 12 for receiving a signal from a video camera 20 is provided on one end surface, and the video camera 20 is provided on an operation surface. A monitor 14 for displaying an image of the captured subject, a speaker 16 for outputting an audio signal collected by a microphone of the video camera 20, and an operation unit 17 for remotely controlling the up, down, left and right of the video camera 20 are provided.
Further, a start switch 36 for starting the image capturing of the video camera 20 remotely, a stop switch 37 for stopping the video camera 20, and switches 35a and 35b for controlling the enlarged zoom are provided.
[0009]
As shown in FIG. 5, an antenna 22 for inputting / outputting a signal is attached to a turntable 25, and a drive motor 26H for rotating the video camera 20 horizontally and a drive motor 26V for rotating the video camera 20 up and down are provided. Have been. With these two motors, the turntable 25 can freely determine the imaging direction of the video camera 20.
[0010]
In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 1, a video camera 20 is provided with a CCD 1 that captures an image of a subject, performs photoelectric conversion, and outputs an imaging signal, and the CCD 1 performs imaging signal processing that performs signal processing of the imaging signal. The circuit 2 is connected, and a memory or a video tape 7 is provided in the image signal processing circuit 2 so that a photographing signal can be recorded. An audio signal processing circuit 6 for processing an audio signal is connected to the microphone 5 that performs the sound collecting operation, and a memory or a video tape 7 is provided in the audio signal processing circuit 6 so that the audio signal can be recorded. ing. The memory or the video tape 7 is connected to a monitor 8 for displaying an image of an image signal and a speaker 9 for outputting an audio signal.
[0011]
Further, in the present embodiment, a multiplex control circuit 10 for performing overall control of a detection operation of an imaging direction of a subject is provided, and a first input terminal and a second input terminal of the multiplex control circuit 10 are provided. The output terminal of the imaging signal processing circuit 2 and the output terminal of the audio signal processing circuit 6 are connected to each other.
Similarly, a modulation / demodulation circuit 11 is connected to a third input terminal of the multiplex control circuit 10, and a second output terminal output is connected to a driver 18 for motor control. Further, the output of the multiplex control circuit 10 is output to a modulation / demodulation circuit 11 for performing a modulation / demodulation operation, and is connected so that signals can be transmitted and received. The modulation / demodulation circuit 11 is connected to an antenna 22 that performs a transmission / reception operation with the remote control unit 13.
[0012]
The driver 18 is connected to the control of the turntable 25, and motors 26H and 26V are connected to output terminals of the driver 18 to enable the turntable 25 to move in the horizontal direction and the vertical direction.
[0013]
By the way, in this embodiment, as shown in FIG. 2, the remote control unit 13 is provided with an antenna 12 for performing a transmission / reception operation with the video camera 20, and the antenna 12 has a modulation / demodulation operation. A multiplexing control circuit 24 for controlling the entire remote control operation is connected to the modulation / demodulation circuit 23 so that signals can be transmitted and received. The multiplexing control circuit 24 is connected to a monitor 14 for displaying an image of a subject captured by the video camera 20 and a speaker 16 for outputting an audio signal collected by the microphone 5 of the video camera 20. Various remote control commands are connected to individual switches on the operation surface at a second input terminal of the circuit 24.
[0014]
The horizontal command signal is received by the antenna 22 of the video camera 20, and when the multiplex control circuit 10 detects an operation command by the demodulation operation of the modem circuit 11, a horizontal rotation command signal is input from the multiplex control circuit 10. Then, a horizontal drive command signal is input to the driver 18, and the motor 18 H is driven to rotate by the driver 18. For this purpose, 26H of the turntable 25 is driven by the motor 26H, and the video camera 20 installed on the turntable 25 rotates in the horizontal direction.
[0015]
A stop command is input to the driver 18 from a signal transmitted from the remote control unit 13, the motor 26 </ b> H is stopped by the stop signal output from the driver 18, and the video camera 20 determines that the subject is in the optimal imaging direction in the horizontal direction. Thus, the orientation is set for the subject.
[0016]
At this set position, the imaging signal of the subject by the CCD 1 is signal-processed by the imaging signal processing circuit 2 and input to the multiplex control circuit 10 by a request operation from the operation unit 17 of the remote control unit 13 in FIG. The signal is transmitted from the antenna 22 to the remote control unit 13, received by the antenna 12 of the remote control unit 13, demodulated by the modulation / demodulation circuit 23, and displayed on the monitor 14 by a command from the multiplex control circuit 24. Similarly, the audio signal collected by the microphone 5 in FIG. 2 is processed by the audio signal processing circuit 6 and input to the multiplex control circuit 10 by the request operation from the operation unit 17, and is modulated by the modulation / demodulation circuit 11. The signal is transmitted from the antenna 22 to the remote control unit 13, received by the antenna 12 of the remote control unit 13, demodulated by the modulation / demodulation circuit 23, and output as sound from the speaker 16 in response to a command from the multiplex control circuit 24.
[0017]
In this manner, the user operates the operation unit 17 to monitor the captured image of the subject displayed on the monitor 14, and output the audio signal collected by the microphone 5 from the speaker 16 as necessary. By operating the operation unit 17, the direction of the video camera 20 is finely adjusted, or the zoom is finely adjusted by 35 a and 35 b, and finally the optimal imaging conditions are set, so that the video camera 20 automatically Imaging and video recording are performed.
[0018]
Normally, the imaging and recording of the subject are performed by setting the imaging direction of the subject in the horizontal direction described above. However, in the case of performing the detection setting of the optimal imaging direction of the subject also in the vertical direction, After the horizontal imaging direction is set, the user performs a vertical instruction operation using the operation unit 17. By this command operation, an up / down command signal is transmitted from the antenna 12 to the video camera 20 and received by the antenna 22 of the video camera 20 in the same manner as in the detection setting of the optimal imaging direction in the horizontal direction. Then, a vertical drive command signal is input to the driver 18, the motor 26V is rotationally driven, and the turntable 21 rotates within a predetermined angle range in the vertical direction.
[0019]
Then, in the same manner as in the horizontal detection setting operation, when a signal from the control transmission / reception circuit installed on the turntable is received by the antenna 12 of the remote control unit 13, the imaging apparatus moves in the vertical imaging direction, By outputting the stop signal, 26V is stopped, and the azimuth of the turntable 25 is set to the position in a state where the azimuth of the subject in the vertical direction is oriented.
[0020]
In this state, the imaging azimuth of the subject is set in both the horizontal direction and the vertical direction, and the video camera 20 is arranged to face the subject with the azimuth set, and then the user operates the remote control unit 13. The operation of the unit 17 causes the video camera 20 to image and record the subject.
[0021]
As described above, according to the present embodiment, the horizontal command signal and the vertical command signal are transmitted to the video camera 20 via the antenna 12 by the operation of the operation unit 17 of the remote control unit 13 by the user, When the command signal is received by the antenna 22, the turntable 25 is rotated by the drive rotation of the motors 26H and 26V according to the horizontal drive command signal and the vertical drive command signal, and the video camera 20 moves the subject in the water direction and the vertical direction. The user can operate the remote control unit 13 to remotely perform all imaging and recording operations of the subject with the video camera 20 by rotating the imaging direction to the optimum imaging direction.
[0022]
Note that, in the above embodiment, wireless is used for positioning of the imaging direction of the video camera 20, and radio signals from the antenna 22 of the control transmitting and receiving mechanism of the turntable are used for reception by the antenna 12 of the remote control unit 13. Although the present invention has been described, the present invention is not limited to this embodiment, and for example, ultrasonic waves or infrared rays can be used.
【The invention's effect】
[0023]
According to the first aspect of the present invention, when the user operates the remote control unit 13 carried by the user, a command signal is transmitted from the command signal transmitting means of the remote control unit 13 to the turntable, and the video camera 20 is rotatable. The turntable starts rotating in the command direction of the command signal by the moving means of the turntable held in the camera, and is transmitted to the main body of the turntable 25 of the video camera 20 based on the command signal, and is directed to the optimum imaging orientation of the subject. Thus, the operation / stop position of the rotation of the turntable is set.
For this reason, the video camera 20 rotates the subject by the operation of the remote control unit 13 by the user, and the video camera 20 stops at the position where the subject is detected by designating the optimal imaging direction of the subject. By operating the unit 13, remote imaging of the video camera 20 can be performed.
[0024]
According to the second aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect of the present invention, the command signal is a horizontal vertical direction command signal. The camera is rotated to the optimal imaging direction in the horizontal direction, and the user can operate the remote control unit 13 to incorporate a transmission / reception control circuit for controlling the imaging position of the video camera 20 into the turntable, thereby making it possible.
[0025]
According to the third aspect of the present invention, by installing an I / F between the video camera 20 and the circuit of the turntable, zoom / voice input control of the video camera 20 is remotely performed by the user operating the remote control unit 13. It becomes possible.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a communication / control circuit block.
FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a circuit block diagram of a remote control unit.
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a video camera body having a configuration according to the present embodiment.
FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an overview of a portable remote controller according to the embodiment;
FIG. 5 is a diagram showing an overview of a motor drive of the turntable of the embodiment.
[Explanation of symbols]
1. Video camera CCD
2. 2. imaging signal processing circuit Video tape control circuit 4. 4. Imaging unit control circuit 5. Microphone of video camera 6. Audio signal processing circuit 7. Video tape or video memory 8. Monitor of video camera Video camera speaker 10. Multiplex control circuit 11. Modulation / demodulation circuit 12. 12. Remote control antenna Remote control 14. Remote monitor 16. 17. Speaker of remote control Operation section of remote control 18. Motor driver 20. Video camera 21. Video camera lens 22. Turntable antenna 23. Remote control modulation / demodulation circuit 24. Multiplex control circuit of remote control 25. Turntable 26V. Vertical drive motor 26H. Motor for horizontal drive 33. Monitor on remote control 34. Speaker 35a. On remote control Video camera zoom (enlarge) operation switch 35b on remote control 36. Zoom (reduction) operation switch of video camera on remote control Video camera operation start switch on remote control 37. Video camera stop switch on remote control

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  1. A video camera for capturing an image of a subject, a turntable for rotating the video camera, and a remote control unit that is carried by a user and controls an imaging operation of the video camera; A command signal transmitting means for transmitting the command signal to the turntable, based on the command signal, the video camera body is a setting device for driving the turntable so as to be oriented in a direction optimal for imaging; Means for specifying a direction based on a command signal are provided in the remote control unit, and movement control means for controlling rotation of the turntable in a command direction instructed by the command signal; A video camera position setting means for performing stop control so that the turntable stops at an azimuth position is provided on the turntable. Imaging direction setting apparatus according to.
  2. 2. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein a transmission / reception and rotation drive mechanism for receiving a signal from the remote control unit, converting an image received by the video camera into a signal, and transmitting the signal to the remote control is incorporated in the turntable. apparatus.
  3. 2. The apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a video camera connection I / F as an I / F for transmitting image reception data of the video camera to a transmission / reception drive device incorporated in the turntable, and a signal for instructing zooming of the video camera. An imaging setting device having a transmission unit.
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