I-CameraMahoro Anabuki and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 2005
I-Camera is a tool for automatic representations of spatial relationships among photos for reviewing and analyzing the structure of a photographic subject. Based on camera tracking, photos captured with I-Camera are shown in a 3D virtual reality space to represent global spatial relationships. At the same time, the spatial relationships between two of the photos are represented in slide show sequences. I-Camera allows people to organize photos quickly in spatial representations with quantitative meaning.
For example, material science researchers take photomicrographs of one material with several magnification levels. To analyze its structure, they make annotations or manual layouts to show the spatial relationships. However, these manual tasks are time-consuming, and the results cannot be easily converted to other formats. They also usually show only qualitative relationships. I-Camera allows them to make such layouts in multiple formats quickly and quantitatively. We expect real-time representation to indicate which areas should be captured at the next shooting.
I-Camera is a trial for realizing better shootings through Human-Camera Interactions that is recording shooting actions in the real world, converting the real world data into activity maps in real-time, and allowing people to get new perspectives and new ideas for the next shooting.