JPH11127457A - Display controller, display control method, storage medium and shutter spectacles - Google Patents

Display controller, display control method, storage medium and shutter spectacles

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JPH11127457A
JPH11127457A JP9306341A JP30634197A JPH11127457A JP H11127457 A JPH11127457 A JP H11127457A JP 9306341 A JP9306341 A JP 9306341A JP 30634197 A JP30634197 A JP 30634197A JP H11127457 A JPH11127457 A JP H11127457A
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shutter glasses
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Katsumi Iijima
Katsuhiko Mori
Takeo Sakimura
岳生 崎村
克彦 森
克己 飯島
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Canon Inc
キヤノン株式会社
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N2213/00Details of stereoscopic systems
    • H04N2213/008Aspects relating to glasses for viewing stereoscopic images

Abstract

(57) [Problem] To display a pair of left and right images having parallax with each other, control the view control of shutter glasses in synchronization with the display display switching of the left and right images on application software.
Provided are a display control device, a display control method, a storage medium, and shutter glasses that can be easily performed through a bus-type general-purpose interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected. SOLUTION: A set of left and right images having parallax is switched on a screen-sequential basis and displayed on a display 12, and
A stereoscopic display system that controls the field of view of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 for stereoscopic viewing in synchronization with display switching is configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a USB interface that transmits a switching signal for the shutter glasses. 20 and liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 based on the switching signal.
And a CPU 4 that controls the field of view.

Description

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a display control device, a display control method, a storage medium, and shutter glasses.
More specifically, the present invention relates to a display control device and a display control method suitable for displaying a stereoscopic image, a storage medium, and shutter glasses.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a stereoscopic image display method using shutter glasses has been known. FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing a display system using a personal computer for stereoscopically displaying a set of parallax images according to a conventional example. The display system includes a personal computer (hereinafter abbreviated as PC) 1, a display 12, and liquid crystal shutter glasses 1.
3 and a shuttering signal generator 14. In the PC 1, a parallel interface 3, a CPU 4, a memory 5, a stereoscopic image display control unit 6, a recording device 7, and a display controller 8 including a VRAM 9 are connected to the CPU bus 2. The image output from the PC 1 to the display 12 is performed via the display controller 8.

A pair of left and right parallax images for stereoscopic display is a PC
1, or is input from the parallel interface 3 via an imaging device (not shown). FIG. 8 illustrates a case where an image in the recording device 7 is displayed. First, the recording device 7 in the PC 1
After the set of parallax images loaded from the left and right is transferred to the VRAM 9, the parallax images are displayed on the display 12 alternately side by side. At this time, the stereoscopic image display controller 6 controls
The display controller 8 is controlled so as to switch and display a set of left and right parallax images according to a video signal having a vertical scanning frequency of the order.

On the other hand, the observer observes the image on the display 12 using shutter glasses for switching the left and right shutters in synchronization with the switching of the display of the left and right images. Now, as an example of shutter glasses, liquid crystal shutter glasses 13 using liquid crystal shuttering will be described. The observer can see a stereoscopic image by viewing the right image only with the right eye and the left image only with the left eye among the left and right images displayed on the display 12 through the liquid crystal shutter glasses 13 in a frame-sequential manner.

A shuttering signal of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 13 is generated by a shuttering signal generator 14 connected between the display controller 8 and the display 12 in the PC 1. An identification signal indicating which one of the left and right images to be stereoscopically displayed in advance is the left or right image, for example, Lenny Lipton and Je
ff Halnon “UNIVERSAL ELECT
RONIC STERIOSCOPIC DISPLA
Y "SPIE vol. 2653 pp. 219-223
According to FIG. 9, as shown in FIG. 9, the right image 301 includes a right image identification signal 303 such that the ratio of white to black is 3: 1 at the bottom.
In the left image 302, a left image identification signal 304 having a ratio of white to black of 1: 3 is inserted at the bottom.

Here, when displaying on the display 12, the branched shuttering signal generator 14 identifies left and right identification signals, and generates a shuttering signal according to the identification. The liquid crystal shutter glasses 13 receive the shuttering signal and open and close the shutter.

[0007]

However, in the display system according to the conventional example shown in FIG. 8, it is necessary to provide a separate shuttering signal generator 14 when performing stereoscopic viewing. The shuttering signal generator 14
Had to supply power by itself, which had a problem of high cost.

There is another system in which the shuttering signal generator is not provided externally, and the shuttering signal is generated by software existing on a program memory of a recording apparatus. FIG. 10 is a block diagram of a display system according to another conventional example. The display system includes a personal computer (hereinafter abbreviated as PC) 1,
A display 12, liquid crystal shutter glasses 13, a keyboard 17, and a mouse 19 are provided. In the PC 1, the parallel interface 3 and the CP are connected to the CPU bus 2.
U4, a memory 5, a stereoscopic image display control unit 6, a recording device 7, a display controller 8 having a built-in VRAM 9, an interface 15 for liquid crystal shutter glasses, an interface 16 for a keyboard, and an interface 18 for a mouse are connected to each other.

The display system of FIG. 10 performs the same operation as the display system of FIG. However, FIG. 10 differs from FIG. 8 in that the liquid crystal shutter glasses 13 are not connected to the shuttering signal generator 14 outside the PC 1 as in FIG. 2 through the interface 15 for liquid crystal shutter glasses. As a result, a shuttering signal is generated directly from the CPU 4 in the PC 1 by application software, and the liquid crystal shutter opens and closes the left and right shutters of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 13 based on the shuttering signal.

However, in the display system according to the conventional example shown in FIG.
Interface 1 for connecting liquid crystal shutter glasses
Reference numeral 5 denotes a special device prepared only for stereoscopic display. Therefore, as an interface of the liquid crystal shutter glasses, the keyboard interface 16 in FIG.
Cannot use the same interface as the keyboard 17 connected to the mouse or the mouse 19 connected to the mouse interface 18, and there is a problem that the versatility is very low and the cost is high.

The present invention has been made in view of the above-mentioned point, and when displaying a set of left and right images having parallax with each other, the field of view of the shutter glasses is synchronized with the switching of the display between the left and right images on application software. Control
It is a first object of the present invention to provide a display control device and a display control method, a storage medium, and shutter glasses, which can be easily performed through a versatile interface of a bus system to which a plurality of devices can be connected. Aim.

Further, the present invention has been made in view of the above points, and when displaying a set of left and right images having parallax with each other, the display of the left and right images is switched on application software in synchronization with the display display switching. A display control device, a display control method, a storage medium, and a shutter spectacle capable of easily controlling the field of view of shutter spectacles through a bus-type versatile interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected. The second purpose is to provide.

[0013]

According to a first aspect of the present invention, a set of left and right images having parallax is switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner, and a three-dimensional image is synchronized with the display switching. A display control device that controls the field of view of shutter glasses for viewing, comprising: a transmission unit configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected and transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses; And control means for controlling the field of view of the shutter glasses.

[0014] In order to achieve the above object, a second aspect of the present invention is to switch and display a pair of left and right images having parallax captured by at least one image pickup means in a frame-sequential manner, and to switch the display. What is claimed is: 1. A display control device which synchronously controls the field of view of shutter glasses for stereoscopic viewing, comprising: a transmission unit configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected and transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses; Control means for controlling the field of view of the shutter glasses based on a signal.

[0015] To achieve the above object, the invention according to claim 3 is characterized in that the transmitting means is a Universal Serialia.
1 It is characterized by an interface of the Bus system. In order to achieve the above object, the invention according to claim 4 is characterized in that the switching signal is generated from application software.

According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, a pair of left and right images having parallax are switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner, and shutter glasses for stereoscopic vision are synchronized with the display switching. A display control method for performing visibility control,
A transmission step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a control step of controlling the field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. .

In order to achieve the above object, a sixth aspect of the present invention is to provide a method for switching and displaying a pair of left and right images having parallax mutually captured by at least one image capturing means in a frame-sequential manner. A display control method for synchronously controlling the field of view of stereoscopic shutter glasses, comprising: a transmitting step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected; Controlling visibility of said shutter glasses based on a signal.

In order to achieve the above object, the invention according to claim 7 is characterized in that the transmitting step is performed by a Universal Servo.
It is a step using an interface of the ial Bus system.

In order to achieve the above object, the invention according to claim 8 is characterized in that the switching signal is generated from application software.

According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, a pair of left and right images having a parallax are switched and displayed in a frame sequential manner, and shutter shutter glasses for stereoscopic vision are synchronized with the display switching. A storage medium storing a program for controlling visibility, a transmission step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a step of transmitting the switching signal of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. And a control step of controlling visibility.

According to a tenth aspect of the present invention, a set of left and right images having parallax mutually captured by at least one or more image capturing means are switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner. A transmission medium for storing a program for controlling the field of view of the shutter glasses for stereoscopic viewing in synchronization, wherein a transmission step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected; And a control step of controlling the field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal.

[0022] In order to achieve the above object, the invention according to claim 11 is characterized in that the transmitting step is a Universal Se.
It is a step using an interface of the real bus system.

In order to achieve the above object, a twelfth aspect of the present invention is characterized in that the switching signal is generated from application software.

In order to achieve the above object, a thirteenth aspect of the present invention is directed to a stereoscopic vision system in which visibility control is performed in synchronization with display switching when a pair of left and right images having parallax are switched in a frame-sequential manner and displayed. Shutter glasses, characterized in that the shutter glasses can be connected to transmission means using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected.

In order to achieve the above object, a fourteenth aspect of the present invention is that the transmitting means is a Universal Seri.
It is characterized in that it is an interface of the al Bus system.

In order to achieve the above object, the invention of claim 15 is characterized in that the shutter glasses are configured as a liquid crystal system.

In order to achieve the above object, the invention of claim 16 is characterized in that the shutter glasses are constituted by a spatial light modulator.

[0028]

Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

[1] First Embodiment FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a stereoscopic display system according to a first embodiment. The stereoscopic display system according to the first embodiment includes a CPU bus 2, a parallel interface 3, a CPU 4, a memory 5, a stereoscopic image display control unit 6, a recording device 7, a display controller 8, and a US.
B (Universal Serial Bus) interface 20
Personal computer (hereinafter abbreviated as PC) 1
1, a display 12, a keyboard 17, a mouse 19, and liquid crystal shutter glasses 21.

The difference between the stereoscopic display system according to the first embodiment and the conventional display system is that the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 are connected to the PC 11 by the USB interface 20.
This is the point connected via. In FIG. 1, the same components as those in FIGS. 6 and 8 are denoted by the same reference numerals.

The configuration of each of the above components will be described in detail. In the PC 11, the parallel interface 3 and the C
The PU 4, the memory 5, the stereoscopic image display control unit 6, the recording device 7, the display controller 8, and the USB interface 20 are connected to each other. The parallel interface 3 inputs a pair of left and right parallax images to be stereoscopically displayed and captured by an imaging device (not shown) configured to be connectable to the PC 11. The CPU 4 is a central processing unit,
It controls each unit connected to the CPU bus 2. Memory 5
Stores various data.

The stereoscopic image display control unit 6 has, for example, 120
The display controller 8 is controlled so that a pair of left and right parallax images is switched and displayed according to a video signal having a vertical scanning frequency of about Hz. The recording device 7 stores a pair of left and right parallax images and stores a CPU in a program memory.
4 is configured to be loaded with software that operates under the control of Step 4. This will be described later. The display controller 8 has a VRAM (Video RA).
M) 9 and outputs an image from the PC 11 to the display 12 under the control of the stereoscopic image display control unit 6.

The USB interface 20 is a PC
This is an interface that is generally used as a general-purpose port for connecting peripheral devices in this system, and can be used by simultaneously connecting to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. In the first embodiment, the keyboard 17 and the mouse 1 are routed with the USB interface 20 as a root.
9. The liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 are connected to the CPU bus 2.

The display 12 stereoscopically displays a pair of left and right parallax images under the control of the display controller 8. The keyboard 17 sends a signal based on a key operation by the operator to the PC 11 via the USB interface 20. The mouse 19 sends a signal based on the mouse operation by the operator to the PC 11 via the USB interface 20.
Out via.

The liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 correspond to the display 1
2 is used for stereoscopically viewing the left and right images on the left and right. The left and right shutters are switched in synchronization with the switching of the display of the left and right images. Have. A stereoscopic image can be viewed by viewing the right image only with the right eye and the left image only with the left eye of the left and right images displayed on the display 12 through the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 in a frame sequential manner.

In this case, for example, three liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 connected to the USB interface 20 of the PC 11
And the 7-bit address of the keyboard 17 and mouse 19 on the USB interface 20 are set to 0, respectively.
The addresses are x01h, 0x04h, and 0x05h.

FIG. 6 shows a concept of supplying a storage medium storing a program for performing a display control process according to the first embodiment of the present invention and a second embodiment to be described later to a stereoscopic display system. FIG. The program of the present invention is supplied by inserting a storage medium 601 such as a floppy disk or a CD-ROM into a storage medium insertion port 602 provided in the PC 11 constituting the stereoscopic display system. Then, the program is loaded from the storage medium 601 onto the program memory of the recording device 7 as described above, and is executed under the control of the CPU 4.

FIG. 7 is a diagram showing a configuration example of the storage contents of a storage medium 601 storing a program for performing a display control process according to a first embodiment of the present invention and a second embodiment to be described later. is there. The storage medium 601 includes storage contents such as volume information 701, directory information 702, a display control program execution file 703, and a display control program related data file 704. still,
The configuration of the storage content of the storage medium 601 is not limited to the illustrated one.

Next, a method of stereoscopically displaying a pair of left and right images having parallax in the stereoscopic display system according to the first embodiment configured as described above will be described. This control is performed by using the software loaded from the storage medium 601 (see FIG. 6) on the program memory of the recording device 7 as described above. This software operates under the control of the CPU 4.

First, in the stereoscopic image display control section 6, 120
The display controller 8 is controlled so that a pair of left and right parallax images is switched according to a video signal having a vertical scanning frequency of 1 Hz. Next, when a set of left and right parallax images stored in the recording device 7 is loaded and controlled to alternately display left and right in a frame sequence, the set of right and left parallax images is switched on the display 12 at a frequency of 120 Hz. Is displayed.

On the other hand, after displaying the left and right images on the application code, a signal for switching the shutter to the address of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 connected to the USB interface 20 is generated. Now, 2 bits are given to the shuttering data, and data is set to "01" when closing only the right-eye shutter and "10" when closing the left-eye shutter. The liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 are set to “0” from the USB interface 20.
A mechanism for shuttering either the right eye or the left eye when a signal of "1" or "10" is received is provided, but the method of giving a command for shuttering is not limited to this example. Absent.

Next, a method of transmitting data by USB in the stereoscopic display system according to the first embodiment will be described. USB communication is performed by passing a token from each device (generally called a function) connected to the USB interface 20, that is, the PC 11 as a host to the function.

FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of a communication sequence for one frame. This one frame is composed of SOF (Start of F
rame) 501, an isochronous transfer 502, a bulk transfer 503, and an interrupt transfer 504, which are processed every 1 millisecond.

Since the first embodiment requires real-time processing, the isochronous transfer 50
Send in 2. The isochronous transfer mode is a mode in which a transfer time is secured for each fixed cycle, and data is always transferred within that time.

FIG. 3 shows the exchange of tokens and data between the PC 11 on the host side and the three liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 on the function side, for example, in the isochronous transfer 502 in one frame. In the figure, 601 is an OUT token packet, and 602 is a DATA data packet.

FIG. 4 shows the isochronous transfer 50.
2 shows the packet format of each token. All packets are SYNC (Synchronizati
onField) 701, 8 bits PID (Packet Ide)
ntifier Field) 702 and EOP (End of P
acket) 703. In the figure, reference numeral 704 denotes ADDR (Func
tion Address Field), 705 is ENDP (Endpoin)
t Field), 706 is a CRC (Cyclic Redundancy C)
heck) 5, 707 is DATA and 708 is CRC16.

When transmitting data via USB, first, an OUT token packet 601 is transmitted. O
The UT token packet 601 is composed of a 7-bit ADDR 704 for giving an address of a peripheral device to be transmitted, and a 4-bit ENDP for giving a destination endpoint number.
705 and a 5-bit CR that performs a check field
C5 706 is included.

Therefore, first, the address of the liquid crystal shutter glasses to be shuttered is substituted into the ADDR field 704 of the OUT token packet 601 and transmitted. Next, a DATA data packet 602 is transmitted.
Here, DAT containing data for 0 to 1024 bytes
A field 707 and check field 16
Bits CRC16 and 708 are provided, and a signal for controlling the shutter of the liquid crystal shutter glasses is substituted in this area. Data is 2 bits of “01” or “10” as described above.
It is.

By transmitting the above packets,
Communication via USB can be performed. For example, if a command for transmitting data 01 to address 0x01h is issued after displaying the left image on the application,
When the left image is displayed on the liquid crystal shutter glasses, the shutter of the right eye is closed, so that only the left eye can see. By performing this alternately on the left and right, the open / close control of the liquid crystal shutter glasses by the application software is controlled by USB.
This can be realized by using the interface 20.

Further, unlike the related art, the power supply to the peripheral devices connected to the USB interface 20 is performed by the host PC 11 via the USB interface 20.
If there is liquid crystal shutter glasses having a USB input / output terminal, a stereoscopic image can be observed.

In the first embodiment, the liquid crystal shutter glasses are described as an example of the shutter glasses. However, the shutter glasses are not limited to the shutter glasses, and the shutter may be made of PLZT, BSO crystal, or other so-called spatial light modulator. The same can be applied to eyeglasses.

As described above, according to the first embodiment, a pair of left and right images having parallax are switched on a screen-sequential basis to be displayed on the display 12, and a stereoscopic image is synchronized with the display switching. The stereoscopic display system that controls the field of view of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 is configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a USB interface 20 that transmits a switching signal of the shutter glasses.
And the CPU 4 that controls the field of view of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 based on the switching signal, so that when displaying a set of left and right images having parallax with each other, in synchronization with the display display switching of the left and right images on application software,
Control the visibility of the shutter glasses by using the keyboard 17 or mouse 1
9 can be easily performed via a highly versatile interface of a bus system to which a plurality of peripheral devices such as the N.9 are connected.

That is, the connection between the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 and the PC 11 is set to USB, and the shuttering of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 is controlled by application software in the PC 11 to provide a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses. , And stereoscopic display can be easily performed via a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as the keyboard 17 and the mouse 19. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

[2] Second Embodiment FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a stereoscopic imaging display system according to a second embodiment. The stereoscopic imaging display system according to the second embodiment includes a CPU bus 2, a CPU
4, memory 5, stereoscopic image display control unit 6, recording device 7,
Display controller 8, Display 12, US
The configuration includes a B interface 20, a system body 51 having a compound eye imaging device 801, and liquid crystal shutter glasses 21.

The difference between the stereoscopic image display system according to the second embodiment and the stereoscopic image display system according to the first embodiment is that a compound eye image pickup device 801 and an image pickup device 801 are used for image pickup. The difference is that the display 12 for displaying an image is built in the system main body 51. Peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse can be provided as needed. In FIG. 5, the same components as those in FIG. 1 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof will be omitted.

The configuration of the main part will be described in detail. The compound-eye imaging apparatus 801 includes lenses 803a and 803b, a CCD (Cha).
rge Coupled Device) imaging optical systems 802a and 802b composed of 804a and 804b, and an A / D converter 80
6a and 806b, and a synchronization signal generator 805. The CCDs 804a and 804b include lenses 803a and 803a.
An image sensor that photoelectrically converts an image captured through the image sensor 03b. A / D converters 806a and 806b
The images picked up by the CCDs 804a and 804b are respectively represented by A /
D-convert. The A / D converted data is input to a memory 5 connected to the CPU bus 2. Synchronous signal generator 80
5 supplies a synchronization signal to the CCDs 804a and 804b.

In the second embodiment, the imaging system incorporated in the system is a compound eye. However, even in the case of a single eye, it is possible to acquire a parallax image in the same manner as a compound eye by taking an image a plurality of times. The method of stereoscopically displaying the captured real image and transmitting a signal for switching the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 is the same as in the first embodiment.

In the second embodiment, similarly to the first embodiment, the shuttering of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 can be controlled via the USB interface 20. Can also perform stereoscopic imaging display using a general-purpose interface within the standard of the current PC system.

In the second embodiment, as in the first embodiment, liquid crystal shutter glasses are described as an example of the shutter glasses. However, the present invention is not limited to this.
The same can be applied to shutter glasses made of PLZT, BSO crystal, and other so-called spatial light modulators.

As described above, according to the second embodiment, a pair of left and right images having parallax captured by the imaging device 801 are displayed on the display 12 while being switched in a frame-sequential manner, and the display is switched. A stereoscopic imaging display system that synchronously controls the field of view of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 for stereoscopic vision includes a USB interface 20 configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected and transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses. Since the CPU 4 controls the field of view of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 based on the switching signal, when displaying a pair of left and right images having parallax with each other, in synchronization with the display display switching of the left and right images on application software. The visibility of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 is controlled by a bus system that can be connected to a plurality of peripheral devices with high versatility. It can be easily performed via the interface.

That is, the connection between the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 and the system main body 51 is made USB,
By controlling the shuttering of the liquid crystal shutter glasses 21 by the application software in 1,
A special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse.
It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

The present invention may be applied to a system composed of a plurality of devices or an apparatus composed of one device. A storage medium storing software program codes for realizing the functions of the above-described embodiments is supplied to a system or an apparatus, and a computer (or CPU or MPU) of the system or the apparatus executes the program code stored in the storage medium. Needless to say, this can also be achieved by executing the reading.

In this case, the program code itself read from the storage medium realizes the functions of the above-described embodiment, and the storage medium storing the program code constitutes the present invention.

As a storage medium for supplying the program code, for example, a floppy disk, hard disk, optical disk, magneto-optical disk, CD-ROM, CD
-R, a magnetic tape, a nonvolatile memory card, a ROM, or the like can be used.

When the computer executes the readout program code, not only the functions of the above-described embodiment are realized, but also the OS and the like running on the computer are actually executed based on the instructions of the program code. It goes without saying that a part or all of the above-described processing is performed, and the functions of the above-described embodiments are realized by the processing.

Further, after the program code read from the storage medium is written into a memory provided in a function expansion board inserted into the computer or a function expansion unit connected to the computer, based on the instruction of the program code, It goes without saying that the CPU included in the function expansion board or the function expansion unit performs part or all of the actual processing, and the processing realizes the functions of the above-described embodiments.

[0067]

As described above, according to the first aspect of the present invention, a pair of left and right images having parallax are switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner, and a stereoscopic image is displayed in synchronism with the display switching. A display control device that controls the field of view of shutter glasses, comprising: a transmission unit configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected and transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses; A bus-type highly versatile interface capable of connecting a plurality of devices to the view control of the shutter glasses in synchronization with display switching of a pair of left and right images having parallax with each other since the control means performs view control. Can be easily performed via That is, a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. it can. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the second aspect of the present invention, a pair of left and right images having parallax captured by at least one or more image capturing means are switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner, and stereoscopically synchronized with the display switching. A display control device for controlling the field of view of shutter glasses for use, comprising: a transmission unit configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected and transmitting a switching signal for the shutter glasses; and a shutter based on the switching signal. Control means for controlling the field of view of the spectacles, so that the field of view control of the shutter spectacles can be connected to a plurality of devices in synchronization with display switching of a pair of left and right images having parallax taken by the image pickup means. This can be easily performed via a bus type highly versatile interface. That is, a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. it can. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the third aspect of the present invention, the transmitting means of the display control device is a Universal Serial B
Since it is a us-type interface, it does not require a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses, and can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse.
Stereoscopic display can be easily performed via the serial bus interface. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, since the switching signal of the display control device is generated from application software, shutter glasses are synchronized with display switching of a set of right and left images on the application software. Can be easily controlled via a highly versatile universal serial bus interface of a bus system to which a plurality of devices can be connected.

According to the fifth aspect of the invention, a set of left and right images having parallax is switched in a frame-sequential manner and displayed, and a display for controlling the visibility of shutter glasses for stereoscopic vision in synchronization with the display switching. A control method, comprising: a transmitting step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected; and a controlling step of controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. In order to synchronize the display switching of a pair of left and right images having parallax with each other, the visibility control of the shutter glasses,
This can be easily performed via a highly versatile bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected. That is, a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. it can. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the sixth aspect of the present invention, a set of left and right images having parallax captured by at least one or more image capturing means are switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner, and stereoscopically synchronized with the display switching. A transmission method of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a shutter control based on the switching signal. Control step of controlling the field of view of the glasses, in synchronization with the display switching of a pair of left and right images having parallax captured by the imaging unit, the field of view control of the shutter glasses, a plurality of devices can be connected This can be easily performed via a bus type highly versatile interface.
That is, a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. it can. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to a seventh aspect of the present invention, the transmitting step of the display control method includes the step of transmitting a Universal Series.
Since the step uses an interface of the l-Bus system, it does not require a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses, and can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. Stereoscopic display can be easily performed via a Bus-type interface. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the eighth aspect of the present invention, since the switching signal of the display control method is generated from application software, shutter glasses are synchronized with display switching of a set of left and right images on the application software. Can be easily controlled via a highly versatile universal serial bus interface of a bus system to which a plurality of devices can be connected.

According to the ninth aspect of the present invention, a set of left and right images having parallax are switched in a frame-sequential manner and displayed, and the field of view of stereoscopic shutter glasses is controlled in synchronization with the display switching. Is a storage medium storing
A program having a transmission step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a control step of controlling the field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal is stored. Therefore, in synchronization with the display switching of a pair of left and right images having parallax, visibility control of the shutter glasses can be easily performed via a versatile bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected. it can. That is, a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. it can. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the tenth aspect, at least 1
A set of left and right images having parallax captured by one or more image capturing units are displayed in a screen-sequentially switched manner, and a program for controlling the field of view of shutter glasses for stereoscopic viewing in synchronization with the display switching is stored. A medium, comprising: a transmitting step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected; and a control step of controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. Since the program is stored, in synchronization with the display switching of a pair of left and right images having parallax captured by the imaging unit, the visibility control of the shutter glasses,
This can be easily performed via a highly versatile bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected. That is, a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses is not required, and stereoscopic display can be easily performed through a highly versatile interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. it can. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to an eleventh aspect of the present invention, the transmitting step of the storage medium is performed by a Universal Serial.
Since this step uses a bus-type interface, it does not require a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses, and can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse.
Stereoscopic display can be easily performed via an interface of the versal Serial Bus system.
It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the twelfth aspect of the present invention, since the switching signal in the transmission step of the storage medium is generated from application software, the switching signal is synchronized with the display switching of one set of left and right images on the application software.
A highly versatile Universal Seriala bus system that allows a plurality of devices to connect to the field of view of shutter glasses.
It can be easily performed via an interface of lBus system.

According to the thirteenth aspect of the present invention, there is provided shutter glasses for stereoscopic vision in which the view control is performed in synchronization with the display switching when a set of left and right images having parallax are switched in a frame sequential manner and displayed. Since it can be connected to the transmission means using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, it does not require a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses, and can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse. It is possible to easily perform stereoscopic display via a versatile bus-type interface that can be used. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the fourteenth aspect, the transmission means of the shutter glasses is a Universal Serial
Since it is a Bus-type interface, it does not require a special device such as an interface dedicated to shutter glasses, and can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse.
Stereoscopic display can be easily performed via the serial bus interface. It is also advantageous in terms of cost.

According to the fifteenth aspect of the present invention, since the shutter glasses are configured as a liquid crystal system, a special device such as a dedicated interface for the shutter glasses configured as a liquid crystal system is not required. Stereoscopic display can be easily performed via a universal serial bus interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a mouse.

According to the sixteenth aspect of the present invention, since the shutter glasses are constituted by the spatial light modulator, a special device such as a dedicated interface for the shutter glasses constituted by the spatial light modulator is not required. For example, stereoscopic display can be easily performed via a universal serial bus type interface that can be used similarly to peripheral devices such as a keyboard and a mouse.

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FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a stereoscopic display system according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is an explanatory diagram of a transmission sequence of one frame according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is an explanatory diagram of transfer of a transmission token of one packet according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is an explanatory diagram of a packet format of a transmission token of one packet according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a stereoscopic imaging display system according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is an explanatory diagram showing a concept of supplying a storage medium storing a program for performing a display control process according to the first and second embodiments of the present invention to a stereoscopic display system.

FIG. 7 is an explanatory diagram showing a configuration example of storage contents of a storage medium storing a program for performing a display control process according to the first and second embodiments of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a stereoscopic display system according to a conventional example.

FIG. 9 is an explanatory diagram of a right image and a right image identification signal, a left image and a left image identification signal according to a conventional example.

FIG. 10 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a stereoscopic display system according to another conventional example.

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 Reference Signs List 4 CPU 6 Stereoscopic image display control unit 7 Recording device 8 Display controller 11 Personal computer 12 Display 17 Keyboard 19 Mouse 20 USB interface 21 Liquid crystal shutter glasses 51 System body 601 Storage medium 801 Compound eye imaging device

Claims (16)

[Claims]
1. A display control apparatus for displaying a pair of left and right images having parallax in a screen-sequential manner while switching and displaying the same, and controlling the visibility of shutter glasses for stereoscopic vision in synchronization with the display switching. A display configured as a bus-type interface connectable to any one of the devices and configured to transmit a switching signal for the shutter glasses, and a control unit for controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. Control device.
2. A display system comprising: a pair of left and right images having parallax imaged by at least one or more image pickup means, which are displayed in a screen-sequentially switched manner, and a view control of stereoscopic shutter glasses synchronized with the display switching. A transmission unit configured as a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected and transmitting a switching signal for the shutter glasses, and a control for controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. And a display control device.
3. The transmitting means according to claim 1, wherein said transmitting means is a Universal.
3. The display control device according to claim 1, wherein the display control device is a serial bus type interface.
4. The display control device according to claim 1, wherein the switching signal is generated from application software.
5. A display control method for displaying a set of left and right images having parallax mutually in a frame-sequential manner and displaying and controlling the field of view of stereoscopic shutter glasses in synchronization with the display switching. A transmission step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface connectable to the device, and a control step of controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. Control method.
6. A pair of left and right images having parallax captured by at least one or more image capturing means are switched and displayed in a frame-sequential manner, and the view control of stereoscopic shutter glasses is synchronized with the display switching. A transmitting step of transmitting a switching signal for the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a control for controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. And a display control method.
7. The method according to claim 7, wherein the transmitting step is a Universalsa.
The display control method according to claim 5, wherein the step is a step using an interface of l Serial Bus system.
8. The display control method according to claim 5, wherein the switching signal is generated from application software.
9. A storage medium storing a program for displaying a pair of left and right images having parallax mutually in a frame-sequential manner and switching the display of the shutter glasses for stereoscopic vision in synchronization with the display switching. And storing a program having a transmitting step of transmitting a switching signal of the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and a control step of controlling a field of view of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. A storage medium characterized by the following.
10. A pair of left and right images having parallax captured by at least one or more image capturing means are displayed in a screen-sequentially switched manner, and a view control of stereoscopic shutter glasses is synchronized with the display switching. Transmitting a switching signal for the shutter glasses using a bus-type interface to which a plurality of devices can be connected, and controlling the visibility of the shutter glasses based on the switching signal. A storage medium storing a program having a control step of performing the following.
11. The transmitting step includes the steps of:
11. A step using an interface of an al SerialBus method.
The storage medium according to the above.
12. The storage medium according to claim 9, wherein the switching signal is generated from application software.
13. A pair of stereoscopic shutter glasses for controlling the field of view in synchronism with display switching when a set of left and right images having parallax is switched in a frame-sequential manner and displayed, wherein a plurality of devices are connected. Shutter glasses characterized in that they can be connected to transmission means by a possible bus type interface.
14. The transmitting means, wherein: Universal
The shutter glasses according to claim 13, wherein the shutter glasses are serial bus type interfaces.
15. The shutter glasses according to claim 13, wherein the shutter glasses are configured as a liquid crystal system.
16. The shutter glasses according to claim 13, comprising a spatial light modulator.
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