US 11,057,609 B2
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable storage medium for determining a moving path of virtual viewpoint
Keigo Yoneda, Yokohama (JP); and Michio Aizawa, Yokohama (JP)
Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Feb. 7, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/784,731.
Claims priority of application No. JP2019-034200 (JP), filed on Feb. 27, 2019; and application No. JP2019-038764 (JP), filed on Mar. 4, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0275083 A1, Aug. 27, 2020
Int. Cl. H04N 13/279 (2018.01); H04N 13/282 (2018.01); G06T 19/00 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 13/279 (2018.05) [G06T 19/003 (2013.01); H04N 13/282 (2018.05)] 20 Claims
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1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
one or more processors functioning by executing instructions stored in one or more memories as the following units:
a setting unit configured to set a plurality of key frames that each indicate a position of a virtual viewpoint that corresponds to a virtual viewpoint image generated based on images of an image capture region captured by a plurality of image capturing apparatuses from different directions;
a determination unit configured to determine, as a method for determining a moving path of a virtual viewpoint between a first key frame set by the setting unit and a second key frame set by the setting unit, a first method in a case where a position of a virtual viewpoint indicated by the first key frame and a position of a virtual viewpoint indicated by the second key frame meet a predetermined condition, and to determine, as the method, a second method different from the first method in a case where the position of the virtual viewpoint indicated by the first key frame and the position of the virtual viewpoint indicated by the second key frame do not meet the predetermined condition; and
an output unit configured to output viewpoint information that indicates the moving path of the virtual viewpoint determined based on the method determined by the determination unit.