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(11)EP 3 576 045 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
20.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/21

(21)Application number: 18175512.5

(22)Date of filing:  01.06.2018
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G06T 3/00  (2006.01)

(54)

CORRECTING IMAGE OVERLAY

BILD UEBERLAGERUNG KORREKTUR

CORRECTION DE SUPERPOSITION D'IMAGE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(43)Date of publication of application:
04.12.2019 Bulletin 2019/49

(73)Proprietor: Axis AB
223 69 Lund (SE)

(72)Inventors:
  • Dahlberg, Simon
    223 69 LUND (SE)
  • Persson, Anders
    223 69 LUND (SE)
  • Javelle, Rémy
    223 69 LUND (SE)

(74)Representative: AWA Sweden AB 
P.O. Box 5117
200 71 Malmö
200 71 Malmö (SE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 3 086 562
US-A1- 2018 150 994
US-A1- 2016 119 551
  
  • PHILIP DECAMP ET AL: "An immersive system for browsing and visualizing surveillance video", PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACM MULTIMEDIA 2010 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE : ACM MM'10 & CO-LOCATED WORKSHOPS ; OCTOBER 25 - 29, FIRENZE, ITALY, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY, NEW YORK, NY, USA, 25 October 2010 (2010-10-25), pages 371-380, XP058390050, DOI: 10.1145/1873951.1874002 ISBN: 978-1-60558-933-6
  
Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description

BACKGROUND



[0001] The present invention relates to video systems, and more specifically, to processing overlays inserted in a video stream delivered by a monitoring camera.

[0002] Monitoring cameras are used in many different applications, both indoors and outdoors, for monitoring a variety of environments. Many monitoring cameras have the possibility to inserted an overlay into the video stream delivered by the camera. The overlay is often some kind of text-based information from the camera, such as a time stamp, date, etc. Other types of overlay information may include data from an external sensor or device, such as temperature, wind speed, or humidity. Yet other types of overlay information may include text that has been stored in the camera by someone having access to the camera.

[0003] Monitoring cameras are often controlled and managed by some kind of video management system (VMS). Typically, the overlay is not sent separately to the VMS, but is instead included in the individual frames in the video stream that is sent by the monitoring camera to the VMS.

[0004] When a video stream representing a wide-angle view captured by a monitoring camera (e.g., a fisheye view) and that wide-angle view is subsequently dewarped by the VMS (i.e., corrected for optical distortions, such as barrel distortion and/or other image distortions), this causes the overlay to become warped. The degree of warping can vary anywhere from the overlay merely becoming somewhat unsightly to the overlay essentially disappearing from the dewarped video. In either case the overlay becomes difficult or even impossible to read for an operator viewing the video stream.

SUMMARY



[0005] An object of the present invention is to wholly or partly eliminate the above problems. This object is achieved by a method according to claim 1, a system according to claim 12, a computer program product according to claim 13, and a storage medium according to claim 14.

[0006] According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a method, in a computer system, for displaying a video. The method is characterised by the steps of:

receiving, by a video management system, a video stream including a plurality of image frames, wherein at least some image frames include an overlay;

determining, by the video management system, a position of the overlay within an image frame;

applying, by the video management system, an image adjustment function to the image frame to create an adjusted image frame, wherein the image adjustment function uses the determined position of the overlay to adjust the image while keeping the appearance of the overlay essentially unchanged; and

displaying the video stream including the adjusted image frame.



[0007] This provides a way of improving the visual appearance and readability for an overlay on a video stream that has been captured by monitoring camera using a wide-angle view captured by a monitoring camera, followed by subsequent dewarping by a VMS. It also ensures that the overlay does not disappear from the video in the dewarping process.

[0008] According to one embodiment, applying the image adjustment function includes one or more of: spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame, and changing values of pixels in the image frame. Spatially rearranging pixels of the image frames allows the pixels forming the overlay to be moved to a different area to the image and to be rearranged in such a manner that the overlay becomes clear and readable. Changing values of pixels makes it possible to change the color or contrast of individual pixels and thereby improve the readability of the overlay with respect to the rest of the image.

[0009] According to one embodiment, applying the image adjustment function includes: copying the overlay from the image frame, spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame, and inserting the copied overlay into the image frame with the spatially rearranged pixels. This provides a convenient way of retaining the original appearance of the overlay, as the overlay is copied before any rearrangement of the pixels in the image frames occurs, and the overlay subsequently is re-inserted into the image after the pixels in the image have been rearranged.

[0010] According to one embodiment, spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame includes spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame that do not form part of the overlay. In this embodiment, the overlay is left untouched, and only the rest of the image has its pixels spatially rearranged. This also allows the appearance of the original overlay to be preserved, and reduces the number of operations and memory requirements needed to copy/store the overlay while the image is being processed.

[0011] According to one embodiment, the copied overlay is inserted at essentially the same position of the image frame from which the overlay was copied. This makes it easy for a user to know where to look for the overlay, even if the size of the image happens to be very large in relation to the size of the overlay, or if the contrast between the image and the overlay were to be poor.

[0012] According to one embodiment, the image adjustment function is a dewarping function, an exposure correction function, or a cropping function. The ability to adapt the general principles of the invention to various types of image correction function makes it possible to use the invention in a variety of settings and with a variety of monitoring cameras.

[0013] According to one embodiment, the video stream and overlay are received in real time from a monitoring camera. This makes it possible to implement the invention in the context of live streaming video from a monitoring camera.

[0014] According to one embodiment, the video stream and overlay are received from a video server. This makes it possible to implement the invention in the context of video from a monitoring camera that has been stored on a server for later viewing, and do the processing at that point rather than prior to storing the video on the server.

[0015] According to one embodiment, position information for the overlay in the video stream is received by the video management system separately from the video stream. Receiving the position information separately from the video stream greatly simplifies the determination of the position of the overlay, and improves the image processing speed while reducing the computing power needed.

[0016] According to one embodiment, the position information includes normalized coordinates for the position of the overlay in the video stream. Normalized coordinates ensure that the overlay will end up in the same position in the image after image processing by the VMS, as before processing by the VMS.

[0017] According to one embodiment, a user input is received, which specifies a position of the overlay in the video stream with the spatially rearranged pixels. This gives a user the option of changing the position of the overlay in the processed image, in the event the user were to determines that a different position might be better, for example, if the overlay would cover essential features of the processed image.

[0018] According to a second aspect, the invention relates to a system for displaying a video. The system includes a processor and a memory. The memory has instructions that when executed by the processor causes the following operations to be performed by the processor:

receiving, by a video management system, a video stream including a plurality of image frames, wherein at least some image frames include an overlay;

determining, by the video management system, a position of the overlay within an image frame;

applying, by the video management system, an image adjustment function to the image frame to create an adjusted image frame, wherein the image adjustment function uses the determined position of the overlay to adjust the image while keeping the appearance of the overlay essentially unchanged; and

displaying the video stream including the adjusted image frame



[0019] According to a third aspect, the invention relates to a computer program product for displaying a video. The computer program product contains instructions corresponding to the steps of:

receiving, by a video management system, a video stream including a plurality of image frames, wherein at least some image frames include an overlay;

determining, by the video management system, a position of the overlay within an image frame;

applying, by the video management system, an image adjustment function to the image frame to create an adjusted image frame, wherein the image adjustment function uses the determined position of the overlay to adjust the image while keeping the appearance of the overlay essentially unchanged; and

displaying the video stream including the adjusted image frame.



[0020] According to a fourth aspect, the invention relates to a digital storage medium comprising such a computer program. The computer program and the storage medium involve advantages corresponding to those of the method and may be varied similarly.

[0021] The details of one or more embodiments of the invention are set forth in the accompanying drawings and the description below. Other features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the description and drawings, and from the claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0022] 

FIG. 1 shows a schematic image of a scene captured by a surveillance camera using a wide-angle lens, in accordance with one embodiment.

FIG. 2 is a flowchart of a process for correcting images in a video stream, in accordance with one embodiment.

FIG. 3 shows a schematic image of the scene of FIG. 1 after dewarping using conventional techniques.

FIG. 4 shows a schematic image of the scene of FIG. 1 after dewarping, in accordance with one embodiment.



[0023] Like reference symbols in the various drawings indicate like elements.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0024] The various embodiments of the invention pertain to techniques for processing overlays inserted in a video stream delivered by a monitoring camera. The VMS receives positional information for the overlay in the video stream (which is typically a wide-angle or "fisheye" video stream). The received positional information is used to exclude the overlay from any dewarping operation that is performed by the VMS on the individual images in the video stream. The way in which the positional information is used to exclude the overlay can be done in a number of different ways. Finally, after dewarping by the VMS, the overlay is applied to the images in the video stream, such that a readable and visually pleasing appearance of the overlay is achieved.

[0025] The invention will now be described in further detail by way of example and with reference to the figures. FIG. 1 shows an image frame 100 captured by a monitoring camera using a wide-angle lens. The image frame 100 is one of many frames that collectively form a video stream. The image frame 100 is composed of a number of pixels and includes an overlay area 102. The overlay area 102 illustrated in FIG. 1 contains textual information that specifies a date and a time for when the image was recorded. However, as was mentioned above, any data can be included as an overlay, such as data from an external sensor or device (e.g., temperature, wind speed, or humidity), or any type of custom text entered by a user, just to give some examples. The overlay does not have to be purely text, but could also include a graphical element, such as a logo or trademark, etc.

[0026] A fisheye or wide angle lens allows the monitoring camera to capture a large scene, but in doing so, it also introduces significant amounts of distortion into the captured image. In order to reduce the geometrical distortion, provide correct orientation, and provide more detail in the image, the VMS dewarps the images in the video stream. When using conventional techniques for doing the dewarping, this causes the overlay to become warped or even completely disappear, as shown schematically in FIG. 3. This problem can be avoided using the various embodiments of the invention, which will now be described with reference to FIGs. 2 and 4. FIG. 2 shows a process 200 for dewarping an image and FIG. 4 shows a schematic example of a dewarped image with the overlay inserted, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention.

[0027] As can be seen in FIG. 2, the process 200 begins by the VMS receiving a video stream including an overlay, step 202. Typically, the video stream with the overlay is received from a monitoring camera. However, there are also situations in which the video may have been stored in intermediate storage, for example, on a server, for later processing by the VMS. In such situations the video is received from the server rather than directly from the monitoring camera.

[0028] Next, the VMS determines the position of the overlay within the image frames of the video stream, step 204. Typically, the position of the overlay will be the same within the entire video stream, but there may also be situations in which the position of the overlay could change at various time intervals or depending on what occurs in the area monitored by the video camera. The way in which the position of the overlay within the image frame is determined can be done in a number of ways. For example, in some embodiments, the camera (or server) may send the position of the overlay to the VMS, separately from the video stream, either by pushing the overlay position to the VMS or in response to the VMS querying the monitoring camera for the overlay position. In other embodiments, the position of the overlay may be encoded into the video stream. In yet other embodiments, the VMS may analyze the received video stream to find areas of the image that contains letters and/or numbers.

[0029] Once the overlay information has been determined, the VMS dewarps the individual image frames in the received video stream, step 206, while excluding the area containing the overlay from the dewarping operation. This can be done in a number of ways. For example, in one embodiment, either the entire image frame, or the image frame with the overlay portion excluded, is copied. An image adjustment function is then applied to the copied image frame (or copied portion of the image frame) to achieve the dewarping. Finally, the copied original overlay is inserted in the dewarped image frame. In other embodiments, the image frame is not copied, but instead the area of the overlay is locked, such that any image adjustment function that is applied to the image frame will not affect the area of the overlay.

[0030] Once the individual image frames in the video stream have been dewarped, the video stream with the undistorted overlay is displayed as shown in FIG. 4, step 208, which ends the process 200.

[0031] It should be noted that while the above operations have been described in the context of dewarping image adjustment functions (e.g., barrel distortion, pincushion distortion, etc.), the same principles can be applied to other types of image correction, such as rotation (where the image is arranged correctly in relation to a particular reference system), cropping (to avoid having to show so called "letter boxes" and to improve use of screen area), stitching, blending, or to correct exposure in the image frames of the video stream, just to mention a few examples. It should further be noted that there are also embodiments in which a user may specify the position of the overlay in the final dewarped image frames, rather than simply using the same position that the overlay had in the original image frames received by the VMS.

[0032] The present invention may be a system, a method, and/or a computer program product at any possible technical detail level of integration. The computer program product may include a computer readable storage medium (or media) having computer readable program instructions thereon for causing a processor to carry out aspects of the present invention.

[0033] The computer readable storage medium can be a tangible device that can retain and store instructions for use by an instruction execution device. The computer readable storage medium may be, for example, but is not limited to, an electronic storage device, a magnetic storage device, an optical storage device, an electromagnetic storage device, a semiconductor storage device, or any suitable combination of the foregoing. A non-exhaustive list of more specific examples of the computer readable storage medium includes the following: a portable computer diskette, a hard disk, a random access memory (RAM), a read-only memory (ROM), an erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM or Flash memory), a static random access memory (SRAM), a portable compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM), a digital versatile disk (DVD), a memory stick, and any suitable combination of the foregoing. A computer readable storage medium, as used herein, is not to be construed as being transitory signals per se, such as radio waves or other freely propagating electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic waves propagating through a waveguide or other transmission media (e.g., light pulses passing through a fiber-optic cable), or electrical signals transmitted through a wire.

[0034] Computer readable program instructions described herein can be downloaded to respective computing/processing devices from a computer readable storage medium or to an external computer or external storage device via a network, for example, the Internet, a local area network, a wide area network and/or a wireless network. The network may comprise copper transmission cables, optical transmission fibers, wireless transmission, routers, firewalls, switches, gateway computers and/or edge servers. A network adapter card or network interface in each computing/processing device receives computer readable program instructions from the network and forwards the computer readable program instructions for storage in a computer readable storage medium within the respective computing/processing device.

[0035] Computer readable program instructions for carrying out operations of the present invention may be assembler instructions, instruction-set-architecture (ISA) instructions, machine instructions, machine dependent instructions, microcode, firmware instructions, state-setting data, configuration data for integrated circuitry, or either source code or object code written in any combination of one or more programming languages, including an object oriented programming language such as Smalltalk, C++, or the like, and procedural programming languages, such as the "C" programming language or similar programming languages. The computer readable program instructions may execute entirely on the user's computer, partly on the user's computer, as a stand-alone software package, partly on the user's computer and partly on a remote computer or entirely on the remote computer or server. In the latter scenario, the remote computer may be connected to the user's computer through any type of network, including a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN), or the connection may be made to an external computer (for example, through the Internet using an Internet Service Provider). In some embodiments, electronic circuitry including, for example, programmable logic circuitry, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), or programmable logic arrays (PLA) may execute the computer readable program instructions by utilizing state information of the computer readable program instructions to personalize the electronic circuitry, in order to perform aspects of the present invention.

[0036] Aspects of the present invention are described herein with reference to flowchart illustrations and/or block diagrams of methods, apparatus (systems), and computer program products according to embodiments of the invention. It will be understood that each block of the flowchart illustrations and/or block diagrams, and combinations of blocks in the flowchart illustrations and/or block diagrams, can be implemented by computer readable program instructions.

[0037] These computer readable program instructions may be provided to a processor of a general purpose computer, special purpose computer, or other programmable data processing apparatus to produce a machine, such that the instructions, which execute via the processor of the computer or other programmable data processing apparatus, create means for implementing the functions/acts specified in the flowchart and/or block diagram block or blocks. These computer readable program instructions may also be stored in a computer readable storage medium that can direct a computer, a programmable data processing apparatus, and/or other devices to function in a particular manner, such that the computer readable storage medium having instructions stored therein comprises an article of manufacture including instructions which implement aspects of the function/act specified in the flowchart and/or block diagram block or blocks.

[0038] The computer readable program instructions may also be loaded onto a computer, other programmable data processing apparatus, or other device to cause a series of operational steps to be performed on the computer, other programmable apparatus or other device to produce a computer implemented process, such that the instructions which execute on the computer, other programmable apparatus, or other device implement the functions/acts specified in the flowchart and/or block diagram block or blocks.

[0039] The flowchart and block diagrams in the Figures illustrate the architecture, functionality, and operation of possible implementations of systems, methods, and computer program products according to various embodiments of the present invention. In this regard, each block in the flowchart or block diagrams may represent a module, segment, or portion of instructions, which comprises one or more executable instructions for implementing the specified logical function(s). In some alternative implementations, the functions noted in the blocks may occur out of the order noted in the Figures. For example, two blocks shown in succession may, in fact, be executed substantially concurrently, or the blocks may sometimes be executed in the reverse order, depending upon the functionality involved. It will also be noted that each block of the block diagrams and/or flowchart illustration, and combinations of blocks in the block diagrams and/or flowchart illustration, can be implemented by special purpose hardware-based systems that perform the specified functions or acts or carry out combinations of special purpose hardware and computer instructions.

[0040] The descriptions of the various embodiments of the present invention have been presented for purposes of illustration but are not intended to be exhaustive or limited to the embodiments disclosed. Many modifications and variations will be apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art without departing from the scope of the described embodiments. The terminology used herein was chosen to best explain the principles of the embodiments, the practical application or technical improvement over technologies found in the marketplace, or to enable others of ordinary skill in the art to understand the embodiments disclosed herein.


Claims

1. A method for displaying a video, comprising:

receiving, by a video management system, a video stream including a plurality of image frames, wherein at least some image frames include an overlay;

determining, by the video management system, a position of the overlay within an image frame;

applying, by the video management system, an image adjustment function to the image frame to create an adjusted image frame, wherein the image adjustment function uses the determined position of the overlay to adjust the image while keeping the appearance of the overlay essentially unchanged by copying the overlay from the image frame, spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame, and inserting the copied overlay into the image frame with the spatially rearranged pixels, or by spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame that do not form part of the overlay,
; and

displaying the video stream including the adjusted image frame.


 
2. The method of claim 1, wherein applying the image adjustment function includes one or more of: spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame, and changing values of pixels in the image frame.
 
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the copied overlay is inserted at essentially the same position of the image frame from which the overlay was copied.
 
4. The method of any of claims 1-3, wherein the image adjustment function is one of: a dewarping function, an exposure correction function, and a cropping function.
 
5. The method of any of claims 1-4, wherein the video stream and overlay are received in real time from a monitoring camera.
 
6. The method of any of claims 1-5, wherein the video stream and overlay are received from a video server.
 
7. The method of any of claims 1-6, further comprising:
receiving, by the video management system and separately from the video stream, position information for the overlay in the video stream.
 
8. The method of claim 7, wherein the position information includes normalized coordinates for the position of the overlay in the video stream.
 
9. The method of any of claims 1-8, further comprising:
receiving a user input specifying a position of the overlay in the video stream with the spatially rearranged pixels.
 
10. A system for displaying a video, comprising:

a memory; and

a processor,

wherein the memory contains instructions that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform a method comprising:

receiving, by a video management system, a video stream including a plurality of image frames, wherein at least some image frames include an overlay;

determining, by the video management system, a position of the overlay within an image frame;

applying, by the video management system, an image adjustment function to the image frame to create an adjusted image frame, wherein the image adjustment function uses the determined position of the overlay to adjust the image while keeping the appearance of the overlay essentially unchanged by copying the overlay from the image frame, spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame, and inserting the copied overlay into the image frame with the spatially rearranged pixels, or by spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame that do not form part of the overlay; and

displaying the video stream including the adjusted image frame.


 
11. A computer program product for displaying a video, characterized in program contains instructions corresponding to the steps of:

receiving, by a video management system, a video stream including a plurality of image frames, wherein at least some image frames include an overlay;

determining, by the video management system, a position of the overlay within an image frame;

applying, by the video management system, an image adjustment function to the image frame to create an adjusted image frame, wherein the image adjustment function uses the determined position of the overlay to adjust the image while keeping the appearance of the overlay essentially unchanged by copying the overlay from the image frame, spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame, and inserting the copied overlay into the image frame with the spatially rearranged pixels, or by spatially rearranging pixels of the image frame that do not form part of the overlay; and

displaying the video stream including the adjusted image frame.


 
12. A digital storage medium comprising a computer program as claimed in claim 11.
 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren zum Anzeigen eines Videos, Folgendes umfassend:

Empfangen, durch ein Videoverwaltungssystem, eines Videostroms, der mehrere Bild-Frames umfasst, wobei mindestens einige Bild-Frames eine Überlagerung umfassen;

Bestimmen, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem, einer Position der Überlagerung in einem Bild-Frame;

Anwenden, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem, einer Bildjustierungsfunktion an dem Bild-Frame, um einen justierten Bild-Frame zu erzeugen, wobei die Bildjustierungsfunktion die bestimmte Position der Überlagerung verwendet, um das Bild zu justieren, während das Aussehen der Überlagerung im Wesentlichen unverändert beibehalten wird, indem die Überlagerung aus dem Bild-Frame kopiert wird, Pixel des Bild-Frames räumlich umgeordnet werden und die kopierte Überlagerung in den Bild-Frame mit den räumlich umgeordneten Pixeln eingefügt wird, oder indem Pixel des Bild-Frames räumlich umgeordnet werden, die keinen Teil der Überlagerung ausbilden; und

Anzeigen des Videostroms, der den justierten Bild-Frame umfasst.


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei Anwenden der Bildjustierungsfunktion mindestens eines des Folgenden umfasst: räumliches Umordnen von Pixeln des Bild-Frames und Ändern von Werten von Pixeln in dem Bild-Frame.
 
3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die kopierte Überlagerung an im Wesentlichen der gleichen Position des Bild-Frames eingefügt wird, aus der die Überlagerung kopiert wurde.
 
4. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei die Bildjustierungsfunktion eine der folgenden ist: eine Entzerrfunktion, eine Belichtungskorrekturfunktion und eine Ausschnittvergrößerungsfunktion.
 
5. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, wobei der Videostrom und die Überlagerung in Echtzeit aus einer Überwachungskamera empfangen werden.
 
6. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei der Videostrom und die Überlagerung aus einem Video-Server empfangen werden.
 
7. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 6, weiterhin Folgendes umfassend:
Empfangen, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem und getrennt von dem Videostrom, von Positionsinformationen für die Überlagerung in dem Videostrom.
 
8. Verfahren nach Anspruch 7, wobei die Positionsinformationen normalisierte Koordinaten für die Position der Überlagerung in dem Videostrom umfassen.
 
9. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 8, weiterhin Folgendes umfassend:
Empfangen einer Benutzereingabe, die eine Position der Überlagerung in dem Videostrom mit den räumlich umgeordneten Pixeln spezifiziert.
 
10. System zum Anzeigen eines Videos, Folgendes umfassend:

einen Speicher; und

einen Prozessor,

wobei der Speicher Befehle enthält, die, wenn sie durch den Prozessor ausgeführt werden, bewirken, dass der Prozessor ein Verfahren durchführt, das Folgendes umfasst:

Empfangen, durch ein Videoverwaltungssystem, eines Videostroms, der mehrere Bild-Frames umfasst, wobei mindestens einige Bild-Frames eine Überlagerung umfassen;

Bestimmen, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem, einer Position der Überlagerung in einem Bild-Frame;

Anwenden, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem, einer Bildjustierungsfunktion an dem Bild-Frame, um einen justierten Bild-Frame zu erzeugen, wobei die Bildjustierungsfunktion die bestimmte Position der Überlagerung verwendet, um das Bild zu justieren, während das Aussehen der Überlagerung im Wesentlichen unverändert beibehalten wird, indem die Überlagerung aus dem Bild-Frame kopiert wird, Pixel des Bild-Frames räumlich umgeordnet werden und die kopierte Überlagerung in den Bild-Frame mit den räumlich umgeordneten Pixeln eingefügt wird, oder indem Pixel des Bild-Frames räumlich umgeordnet werden, die keinen Teil der Überlagerung ausbilden; und

Anzeigen des Videostroms, der den justierten Bild-Frame umfasst.


 
11. Computerprogrammprodukt zum Anzeigen eines Videos, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Programm Befehle enthält, die den folgenden Schritten entsprechen:

Empfangen, durch ein Videoverwaltungssystem, eines Videostroms, der mehrere Bild-Frames umfasst, wobei mindestens einige Bild-Frames eine Überlagerung umfassen;

Bestimmen, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem, einer Position der Überlagerung in einem Bild-Frame;

Anwenden, durch das Videoverwaltungssystem, einer Bildjustierungsfunktion an dem Bild-Frame, um einen justierten Bild-Frame zu erzeugen, wobei die Bildjustierungsfunktion die bestimmte Position der Überlagerung verwendet, um das Bild zu justieren, während das Aussehen der Überlagerung im Wesentlichen unverändert beibehalten wird, indem die Überlagerung aus dem Bild-Frame kopiert wird, Pixel des Bild-Frames räumlich umgeordnet werden und die kopierte Überlagerung in den Bild-Frame mit den räumlich umgeordneten Pixeln eingefügt wird, oder indem Pixel des Bild-Frames räumlich umgeordnet werden, die keinen Teil der Überlagerung ausbilden; und

Anzeigen des Videostroms, der den justierten Bild-Frame umfasst.


 
12. Digitales Speichermedium, ein Computerprogramm nach Anspruch 11 umfassend.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé pour afficher une vidéo, comprenant :

la réception, par un système de gestion vidéo, d'un flux vidéo comprenant une pluralité de trames d'images, au moins certaines trames d'images comprenant une superposition ;

la détermination, par le système de gestion vidéo, d'une position de la superposition à l'intérieur d'une trame d'image ;

l'application, par le système de gestion vidéo, d'une fonction d'ajustement d'image à la trame d'image pour créer une trame d'image ajustée, la fonction d'ajustement d'image utilisant la position déterminée de la superposition pour ajuster l'image tout en gardant l'apparence de la superposition essentiellement inchangée en copiant la superposition à partir de la trame d'image, en réorganisant spatialement les pixels de la trame d'image, et en insérant la superposition copiée dans la trame d'image avec les pixels réorganisés spatialement, ou en réorganisant spatialement les pixels de la trame d'image qui ne font pas partie de la superposition ; et

l'affichage du flux vidéo comprenant la trame d'image ajustée.


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, l'application de la fonction d'ajustement d'image comprenant la réorganisation spatiale des pixels de la trame d'image et/ou la modification des valeurs des pixels de la trame d'image.
 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, la superposition copiée étant insérée essentiellement à la même position de la trame d'image à partir de laquelle la superposition a été copiée.
 
4. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, la fonction d'ajustement d'image étant l'une parmi : une fonction de suppression de déformation, une fonction de correction de l'exposition et une fonction de recadrage.
 
5. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, le flux vidéo et la superposition étant reçus en temps réel en provenance d'une caméra de surveillance.
 
6. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, le flux vidéo et la superposition étant reçus en provenance d'un serveur vidéo.
 
7. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 6, comprenant en outre :
la réception, par le système de gestion vidéo et séparément du flux vidéo, d'informations sur la position de la superposition dans le flux vidéo.
 
8. Procédé selon la revendication 7, les informations de position comprenant des coordonnées normalisées pour la position de la superposition dans le flux vidéo.
 
9. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 8, comprenant en outre :
la réception d'une entrée utilisateur spécifiant une position de la superposition dans le flux vidéo avec les pixels réorganisés dans l'espace.
 
10. Système d'affichage d'une vidéo, comprenant :

une mémoire ; et

un processeur,

la mémoire contenant des instructions qui, lorsqu'elles sont exécutées par le processeur, amènent le processeur à réaliser un procédé comprenant :

la réception, par un système de gestion vidéo, d'un flux vidéo comprenant une pluralité de trames d'images, au moins certaines trames d'images comprenant une superposition ;

la détermination, par le système de gestion vidéo, d'une position de la superposition à l'intérieur d'une trame d'image ;

l'application, par le système de gestion vidéo, d'une fonction d'ajustement d'image à la trame d'image pour créer une trame d'image ajustée, la fonction d'ajustement d'image utilisant la position déterminée de la superposition pour ajuster l'image tout en gardant l'apparence de la superposition essentiellement inchangée en copiant la superposition à partir de la trame d'image, en réorganisant spatialement les pixels de la trame d'image, et en insérant la superposition copiée dans la trame d'image avec les pixels réorganisés spatialement, ou en réorganisant spatialement les pixels de la trame d'image qui ne font pas partie de la superposition ; et

l'affichage du flux vidéo comprenant la trame d'image ajustée.


 
11. Produit de programme informatique pour l'affichage d'une vidéo, caractérisé en ce que le programme contient des instructions correspondant aux étapes de :

réception, par un système de gestion vidéo, d'un flux vidéo comprenant une pluralité de trames d'images, au moins certaines trames d'images comprenant une superposition ;

détermination, par le système de gestion vidéo, d'une position de la superposition à l'intérieur d'une trame d'image ;

application, par le système de gestion vidéo, d'une fonction d'ajustement d'image à la trame d'image pour créer une trame d'image ajustée, la fonction d'ajustement d'image utilisant la position déterminée de la superposition pour ajuster l'image tout en conservant l'apparence de la superposition essentiellement inchangée en copiant la superposition à partir de la trame d'image, en réorganisant spatialement les pixels de la trame d'image, et en insérant la superposition copiée dans la trame d'image avec les pixels réorganisés spatialement, ou en réorganisant spatialement les pixels de la trame d'image qui ne font pas partie de la superposition ; et

affichage du flux vidéo comprenant la trame d'image ajustée.


 
12. Support de stockage numérique comprenant un programme informatique selon la revendication 11.
 




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