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Patexia Research
Patent No. US 11343411
Issue Date May 24, 2022
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Patent 11343411 - Imaging apparatus including circuitry that causes the display of an image corresponding to raw data and with characteristics determined by selected setting information > Claims

  • 1. An imaging apparatus, comprising: an imager configured to generate RAW data by imaging of a subject; andcircuitry configured to: produce first metadata associated with the RAW data,process the RAW data to generate a first image signal for displaying a first image on a display,present selectable information on the display to enable the user to select a setting of the imaging apparatus as setting information,produce second metadata including the setting information selected by the user,generate a second image signal for displaying a second image corresponding to the RAW data and based on the second metadata,cause a display to display the second image with the setting selected by the user, the second image being displayed with characteristics determined by the setting information included in the second metadata,store the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata, andoutput the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata in association with each other.
    • 2. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the circuitry is further configured to cause the display to display the second image in response to manual input of selectable information, the second image being displayed with characteristics determined in real time by the manual input of the selectable information.
    • 3. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the second metadata is generated based on an input button operated by a user.
    • 4. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the second metadata is generated based on an up/down button operated by the user.
    • 5. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the circuitry is configured to record the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata on a recording medium.
    • 6. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the setting information represents at least a color setting related to color of the RAW data.
      • 7. The imaging apparatus according to claim 6, wherein the color setting represents the American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List (ASC-CDL).
    • 8. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the setting information represents at least an effective marker determined by a user input to identify an area in the image of the subject intended by the user for framing.
    • 9. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the circuitry is configured to convert an illuminance value from an illuminometer into an exposure index value in the second metadata.
    • 10. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the first metadata represents at least an ISO sensitivity.
    • 11. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the second metadata is automatically used on an external image processing apparatus to determine characteristics of a displayed image.
    • 12. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the circuitry is configured to perform an interpolation process based on the RAW data.
    • 13. The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the circuitry is configured to perform a color correction process based on the RAW image.
      • 14. The imaging apparatus according to claim 13, wherein the circuitry is configured to perform the color correction process based on the RAW image and color setting included in the setting information.
  • 15. An image processing method, comprising: acquiring, from an imager, RAW data by imaging of a subject,producing first metadata associated with the RAW data,processing the RAW data to generate a first image signal for displaying a first image on a display,presenting selectable information on the display to enable the user to select a setting of the imaging apparatus as setting information;producing second metadata including setting information set by a user,generating a second image signal for displaying a second image corresponding to the RAW data and based on the second metadata,outputting the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata in association with each other, anddisplaying the second image with the setting selected by the user,the second image being displayed with characteristics determined by the setting information included in the second metadata, and storing the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata.
  • 16. An imaging apparatus, comprising: an imager configured to generate RAW data by imaging of a subject; andcircuitry configured to: produce first metadata associated with the RAW data,process the RAW data to generate an image signal for displaying an image,produce second metadata including setting information set by a user,the setting information representing at least a color setting related to color of the RAW data,associate the RAW data with the first metadata and the second metadata, andoutput the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata in association with each other to provide for external image processing of the RAW data associated with the first metadata and processed in accordance with the setting information included in the second metadata.
    • 17. The imaging apparatus according to claim 16, wherein the color setting represents the American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List (ASC-CDL).
  • 18. An image processing method for an imaging system that includes an imaging apparatus and an image processing apparatus, comprising: acquiring, from an imager of the imaging apparatus, RAW data by imaging of a subject, producing, by first circuitry of the imaging apparatus, first metadata associated with the RAW data,processing the RAW data to generate an image signal for displaying an image on a display,producing, by the first circuitry of the imaging apparatus, second metadata including setting information set by a user, the setting information representing at least a color setting related to color of the RAW data,associating, by the first circuitry of the imaging apparatus, the RAW data with the first metadata and the second metadata to provide the image processing apparatus with the RAW data associated with the first metadata,outputting the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata in association with each other,receiving, by a second circuitry of the image processing apparatus, the RAW data associated with the first metadata and receiving the second metadata,converting, by the second circuitry of the image processing apparatus, the received RAW data into image data by interpolation, andperforming, by the second circuitry of the image processing apparatus, a color correction process based on the image data and the color setting represented by the setting information included in the second metadata.
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