US 10,992,853 B2
Image capture control apparatus, display control apparatus, and control method for tracking a tracking target in a live view image
Seiji Ogawa, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Feb. 25, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/284,314.
Application 16/284,314 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2017/022254, filed on Jun. 16, 2017.
Claims priority of application No. JP2016-169621 (JP), filed on Aug. 31, 2016; application No. JP2016-169622 (JP), filed on Aug. 31, 2016; and application No. JP2016-170064 (JP), filed on Aug. 31, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0191101 A1, Jun. 20, 2019
Int. Cl. H04N 5/232 (2006.01); G03B 13/36 (2021.01)
CPC H04N 5/232127 (2018.08) [G03B 13/36 (2013.01); H04N 5/23216 (2013.01); H04N 5/23218 (2018.08); H04N 5/232941 (2018.08); H04N 5/232945 (2018.08)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image capture control apparatus comprising:
a touch detector configured to be capable of detecting a touch operation; and
a memory and at least one processor and/or at least one circuit to perform operations of the following units:
a tracking unit configured to track a tracking target in a live view image captured by an image capturing unit;
a display control unit configured to, in response to the touch detector detecting a movement operation of moving a touch position, carry out control to display an indicator at a position, in a display, that is based on a movement amount of the movement operation,
a control unit configured to, in response to a predetermined amount of time elapsing after the touch for making the movement operation has been released, carry out control such that a tracking target determined on the basis of the position of the indicator is tracked by the tracking unit; and
an object detection unit configured to detect a specific object from the live view image,
wherein the control unit carries out control so that if the indicator is near the specific object, tracking is started immediately, without waiting for the predetermined amount of time to elapse, in response to the touch being released, and if the indicator is not near the specific object, the tracking is carried out after the predetermined amount of time has elapsed.