RENDERING EXTENDED VIDEO IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 16530899
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-08-02
First Publication Date 2020-05-21
Publication Date 2020-05-21
Owner Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zink, Michael
  • Cardenas, Mercedes Christine

Abstract

A method for transforming extended video data for display in virtual reality processes digital extended video data for display on a center screen and two auxiliary screens of a real extended video cinema. The method includes accessing, by a computer executing a rendering application, data that defines virtual screens including a center screen and auxiliary screens, wherein tangent lines to each of the auxiliary screens at their respective centers of area intersect with a tangent line to the center screen at its center of area at equal angles in a range of 75 to 105 degrees. The method includes preparing virtual extended video data at least in part by rendering the digital extended video on corresponding ones of the virtual screens; and saving the virtual extended video data in a computer memory. A corresponding playback method and apparatus display the processed data in virtual reality.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 13/111 - Transformation of image signals corresponding to virtual viewpoints, e.g. spatial image interpolation
  • H04N 13/366 - Image reproducers using viewer tracking
  • H04N 13/282 - Image signal generators for generating image signals corresponding to three or more geometrical viewpoints, e.g. multi-view systems
  • H04N 13/332 - Displays for viewing with the aid of special glasses or head-mounted displays [HMD]