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DESCRIPTION JP2002123333
[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a
portable information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program
storage medium. More specifically, a portable information processing apparatus having a main
body and a display supported in an open / close manner and rotatably supported by the main
body, and a program storage used in the information processing method and the portable
information processing apparatus in the portable information processing apparatus The technical
field of media.
[0002]
2. Description of the Related Art There is a portable information processing apparatus in which a
display unit is supported so as to be openable and closable with respect to a computer main body
(main body unit) having a keyboard in which a plurality of operation keys are arranged. Some
processing devices are provided with a stereo microphone in the display unit.
[0003]
As described above, in the portable information processing apparatus in which the display unit is
supported in an openable / closable manner with respect to the computer main body, for
example, when the display unit is made rotatable relative to the computer main body Although
the display screen of the display unit can be used forward or backward if it is set so that each
channel (right channel, left channel) of the stereo microphone is always constant, Depending on
the direction of use, the channel may be reversed for the user, which may cause the user to feel
uncomfortable.
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[0004]
Therefore, the portable information processing apparatus, the information processing method,
and the program storage medium of the present invention overcome the problems described
above, and ensure a use state that does not make the user feel uncomfortable in any use state of
the portable information processing apparatus. To be an issue.
[0005]
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In order to solve the above-mentioned problems, the portable
information processing apparatus according to the present invention detects the open / closed
state and the rotational state of the stereo microphone provided in the display unit and the main
unit of the display unit. Control means for assigning the first channel signal and the second
channel signal of the audio signal output from the stereo microphone to the right channel signal
and the left channel signal based on the detection result of the detection means; And recording
means for recording the audio signal assigned by the control means.
[0006]
Further, according to the information processing method of the present invention, a detection
processing step of detecting an open / close state and a rotation state of a display unit with
respect to a main body, a first channel signal and a second channel signal of an audio signal
output from the stereo microphone A control processing step of allocating to the right channel
signal and the left channel signal based on the detection result of the detection processing step,
and a recording processing step of recording the audio signal allocated by the control processing
step.
[0007]
Furthermore, the program storage medium of the present invention comprises a first channel
signal and a second channel signal of an audio signal output from a stereo microphone, and a
right channel signal and a left channel based on the open / close state and rotation state of the
display unit. The portable information processing apparatus is made to execute a control
processing step to be assigned to a channel signal and a recording processing step to record an
audio signal assigned by the control processing step.
[0008]
Therefore, in the portable information processing apparatus, the information processing method,
and the program storage medium of the present invention, the channel of the stereo microphone
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can be switched according to the use state of the portable information processing apparatus.
[0009]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION Embodiments of the present invention will be
described below with reference to the attached drawings.
[0010]
The portable information processing apparatus 1 includes a computer main body 2 and a display
unit 3 (see FIGS. 1 to 5).
In the following description of the computer main body 2, the front, rear, left, right, up and down
directions are defined in a state where the operation keys arranged on the keyboard are directed
upward and the display unit 3 is positioned on the rear side of the computer main body 2. .
[0011]
A keyboard 4 is provided on the upper surface 2a of the computer main body 2, and
predetermined operation keys 5, 5,... Are arranged on the keyboard 4 (see FIG. 1).
A processing means such as a CPU (central processing unit) is provided inside the computer main
body 2 and each processing for signals inputted by the operation to the operation keys 5, 5,. It
will be.
[0012]
At the front end of the top surface 2a of the computer main body 2 and at the center in the leftright direction, the stick type pointing device 6 used for moving the mouse cursor, the left click
button 7 corresponding to the left button and right button of the mouse A button 8 and a center
button 9 for scroll operation are provided (see FIG. 1).
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At the front end portion of the central portion 2a of the computer main body 2, lock claw
insertion holes 10 are formed separately from each other on the left and right (see FIG. 1).
Further, as described later, a pair of lock claws (not shown) provided inside the computer main
body 2 is configured to project upward from the lock claw insertion holes 10, 10, as necessary.
[0013]
Indicators 11, 11, ... are provided at the right end of the keyboard 4 at the right end of the upper
surface 2a of the computer main body 2 and the power supply is on the right of the indicators
11, 11, ... The button 12 is disposed (see FIG. 1).
[0014]
Support protrusions 13 and 13 are protrusively provided on the rear end of the upper surface 2a
of the computer main body 2 so as to be separated left and right, and the support protrusions 13
and 13 are formed long in the left and right direction (FIGS. 2).
Then, indicators 14, 14, 14 are provided on the left side support projection 13, and the
indicators 14, 14, 14 indicate the input state of the power source and the like.
[0015]
A heat dissipation hole 15 is formed at a position near the right end of the front surface 2b of the
computer main body 2 (see FIG. 2), and a fan (not shown) is disposed inside the computer main
body 2 at a position corresponding to the heat dissipation hole 15.
The slide knob 16 is supported at a position near the left end of the front face portion 2b, and
when the slide knob 16 is slid to the left, the lock claw is moved upward from the lock claw
insertion holes 10, 10 When the slide knob 16 is protruded to slide the lock knob 16 to the right,
the protruded lock claw is accommodated in the computer main body 2.
Further, at the position near the right end of the computer main body 2, a photographing lighting
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lens 17 visible from the front and the bottom is provided so as to wrap around from the front
surface 2b to the bottom surface.
The shooting lighting lens 17 is turned on at the time of shooting using a camera unit described
later.
[0016]
A stereo speaker 18 from the rear side, a DC jack 19 to which an AC adapter is connected, a
LINEIN / MIC connector 20 for connection with various recording / reproducing devices or
microphones, a headphone connection A headphone jack 21 is provided (see FIG. 3).
In the left side 2c, a modem jack 22 for modular jack and a VGA (Video Graphics Array) OUT
connector 23 for monitor connection are provided on the front side of the headphone jack 21.
These modem terminals 22 and VGA OUT connector 23 When not in use, it is protected by the
cover 24. A USB (Universal Serial Bus) terminal 25 is provided at the front end of the left side
surface 2c. Further, the left side portion 2c is provided with a PC card slot 26 into which a PC
card is inserted, and an eject button 26a for taking out the PC card inserted in the vicinity of the
PC card slot 26 is provided.
[0017]
A tripod screw hole 27 is formed in a substantially central portion of the bottom 2d of the
computer main body 2 (see FIG. 4). The tripod screw hole 27 is a hole for setting a tripod, and
fixed point observation can be performed, for example, by fixing the portable information
processing apparatus 1 using a tripod at the time of photographing by a camera unit described
later.
[0018]
At a position near the front end of the bottom surface 2d of the computer main body 2, a holding
recess 28 for holding a lens protection cap of a camera unit described later is formed (see FIG. 4).
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[0019]
At the rear end portion of the computer main body 2, a battery pack 29 having a battery
mounted therein is detachably provided (see FIG. 4).
The battery knobs 30, 30 are slidably supported at the rear end of the bottom surface 2d so as to
be separated laterally from each other, and the battery knobs 30, 30 are slid in a predetermined
direction. By this, it is possible to lock the attached battery pack 29 to the computer main body 2
or remove it from the computer main body 2.
[0020]
The right end portion of the computer main body 2 has a rear end portion protruding rightward
to be provided as a button placement portion 31 (see FIGS. 1, 4 and 5). A 4-pin compatible IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 1394 terminal for connecting to a stereo
speaker 32, so-called video deck, etc. from the rear side on the side surface of the button
placement section 31, ie, the right side surface 2e of the computer main body 2 33, an AVOUT
terminal 34 for connection to a television is provided. The right side surface 2e is provided with
a slot 35 for inserting a plate-shaped storage medium.
[0021]
On the upper surface of the button arrangement portion 31, there are provided an application
button 36 on the front side, a menu button 37 on the rear side, and an A button 38 and a B
button 39 on the right and left sides between them (see FIG. 1) . Each of these buttons 36, 37,
38, 39 is a button used at the time of photographing by the camera unit.
[0022]
A camera unit 40 having a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) imaging device is provided in front of
the button arrangement unit 31. The camera unit 40 is a computer via an unshown shaft
provided on the right side near the front end of the computer body 2. It is rotatably supported by
the main body 2 (see FIG. 1, FIG. 2, FIG. 4 and FIG. 5). The camera unit 40 has high-performance
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functions such as, for example, an optical 10 × zoom, a camera shake correction function, and
an autofocus function.
[0023]
The camera unit 40 includes a lens barrel 41 and a focus ring 42 provided at one end of the lens
barrel 41. In the lens barrel 41, necessary lens groups are disposed. A lens protection cap 44 for
protecting the front lens 43 is detachably provided in the camera unit 40, and the lens protection
cap 44 is attached to the tip of the string 45 tied to the lens barrel 41 (FIG. 7) reference).
[0024]
The lens protection cap 44 removed at the time of photographing of the camera unit 40 can be
inserted and held in the holding recess 28 formed on the bottom surface 2 d of the computer
main body 2.
[0025]
The display unit 3 is provided with a display screen 46 having an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display),
and the periphery of the display screen 46 is formed as a frame 47 (see FIG. 1).
In the following description of the display unit 3, the left and right direction is defined when the
display screen 46 faces forward or upward, the side supported by the computer main body 2 is
one end side, and the other side is the other end. To the side. Further, the surface provided with
the display screen 46 is referred to as a front surface, and the opposite surface is referred to as a
back surface.
[0026]
On the front surface 47a of the frame portion 47, a capture button 48 functioning as a
photographing button and a zoom knob 49 for changing the angle of view are provided at the
right end thereof (see FIG. 1). When the capture button 48 is pressed halfway, focusing
adjustment of the image taken by the camera unit 40 is made, and when fully pressed, the image
adjusted for focusing is captured. Further, by sliding the zoom knob 49, the zoom function (wide
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angle or telephoto) is exhibited, and the angle of view is changed.
[0027]
On the right side surface 47b of the frame portion 47, a jog dial 50 which is partially protruded
to the side is provided (see FIGS. 1 and 5). In the jog dial 50, for example, the menu of application
software on the window for the jog dial displayed on the display screen 46 is scrolled by the
rotation operation, and the menu selected by the pressing operation of the jog dial 50 in the
rotational axis direction is executed. It is supposed to be
[0028]
The setting of the camera unit 40 is referred to as predetermined application software
(hereinafter referred to as “software A”. ) Is performed. The execution of the software A is
performed by the operation of the jog dial 50. By the execution of the software A, selection of the
still image mode and the moving image mode, selection of an arbitrary still image displayed on
the display screen 46, and display on the display screen 46 It is possible to select an arbitrary
moving image, scroll still images and moving images, and play or pause moving images.
[0029]
A back knob 51 is provided on the right side surface 47b of the frame portion 47 on the other
end side of the jog dial 50 (see FIGS. 1 and 5). The back knob 51 has a function of returning to
the previous hierarchy of the selected menu when the jog dial 50 is operated erroneously.
[0030]
In the front surface 47a of the frame portion 47, engaging holes 52, 52 are formed separately
from each other at the other end 47c (see FIG. 1). The other end 47c of the frame 47 is provided
with a stereo microphone 53, and the stereo microphone 53 is provided with a first channel 53a
on the left and a second channel 53b on the right (FIGS. 1 and 2). 4). Further, on the rear surface
47d of the frame portion 47, engaging holes 54, 54 are formed separately from each other at the
other end 47c (see FIG. 4).
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[0031]
A support member 55 long in the left-right direction is inserted between the support projections
13 provided on the rear end of the computer main body 2, and the display unit 3 is supported by
the computer main body 2 via the support member 55. (See FIG. 1, FIG. 2 and FIG. 7). That is, in
the support member 55, a first support shaft 56 extending in the left-right direction penetrated
by the support protrusions 13, 13 is provided, and the support member 55 is a support
protrusion via the first support shaft 56. The display unit 3 is rotatable relative to the support
member 55 via a second support shaft 57 orthogonal to the first support shaft 56 (see FIG. 7). ).
Therefore, the display unit 3 is pivoted in the R1-R2 direction shown in FIG. 7 integrally with the
support member 55 with respect to the support protrusions 13 and 13 about the first support
shaft 56, and the second The support member 55 is rotated in the S1-S2 direction shown in FIG.
[0032]
Each use mode of the portable information processing apparatus 1 will be described below with
reference to FIGS. 6 to 15. The portable information processing apparatus 1 can be used as a
video camera as well as a computer.
[0033]
FIG. 6 shows a mode in which the keyboard 4 is closed by the display unit 3 and the portable
information processing apparatus 1 is not used as a computer or a video camera (hereinafter
referred to as a "non-use mode"). )である。 In the non-use mode, the display unit 3 closes the
keyboard 4 with the display screen 46 facing the keyboard 4, and the engagement holes 52, 52
formed in the front surface 47 a of the frame 47 of the display unit 3. The lock claws projecting
upward from the lock claw insertion holes 10 of the computer main body 2 are engaged with the
opening edge, whereby the display unit 3 is locked in the closed position.
[0034]
If the power button 12 is operated and the power is "ON" in the non-use mode, it can be used
immediately as a computer or a video camera by rotating the display unit 3.
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[0035]
FIG. 7 shows a usage mode (hereinafter, referred to as a PC mode) when the portable information
processing apparatus 1 is mainly used as a computer.
) Is shown. The display unit 3 is rotated in the direction of R1 shown in FIG. 7 from the closed
position shown in FIG. 6, and the operation keys 5, 5,... Of the keyboard 4 provided on the
computer main body 2 are opened. In this state, the user operates the operation keys 5, 5, ...,
stick type pointing device 6, left click button 7, right click button 8, center button 9, jog dial 50,
etc. Editing work, etc.
[0036]
Also in the PC mode, the camera can be used as a video camera by operating the jog dial 50, the
application button 36, the menu button 37, the A button 38, the B button 39 and the like. When
used as a video camera, the camera unit 40 can be used by turning it so as to face a desired
direction with respect to the computer main body 2.
[0037]
From the PC mode of FIG. 7, the display unit 3 is rotated about the second support shaft 57 in
the S1 direction or the S2 direction shown in FIG. 7 (see FIG. 8). Then, when the display unit 3 is
rotated 180 degrees with respect to the computer main body 2, the rotation is stopped (see FIG.
9). At this time, the display screen 46 of the display unit 3 is directed substantially backward, and
a tripod photographing mode to be used mainly using a tripod is set. In the tripod photographing
mode, the portable information processing apparatus 1 can be fixed to a tripod by using the
tripod screw hole 27 formed in the bottom portion 2 d of the computer main body 2, and fixed
point observation can be performed, for example. Even in a tripod shooting mode in which the
display screen 46 of the display unit 3 faces substantially backward, the computer body 2 is not
fixed to a tripod, for example, used as a video camera while holding the portable information
processing device 1 Is also possible.
[0038]
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Also in the tripod shooting mode, as in the PC mode, the camera unit 40 can be used by turning
it so as to face a desired direction with respect to the computer main body 2.
[0039]
In the tripod shooting mode, the display unit 3 is rotated about the first support shaft 56, and the
operation keys 5, 5, ... are closed by the display unit 3 (see Fig. 10).
In the state where the display unit 3 blocks the operation keys 5, 5,..., As described above, the
slide knob 16 provided on the front surface 2b of the computer main body 2 is operated by
sliding it to the left The claws project upward from the lock claw insertion holes 10, 10 and are
engaged with the engagement holes 54, 54 so that the display unit 3 is locked in the closed
position. In this state, the display screen 46 faces the outer surface side.
[0040]
The user places one end 47e of the frame 47 on the lower side and the other end 47c on the
upper side, and holds the both side edges of the portable information processing apparatus 1
with both hands to look at the display screen 46 in front Meanwhile, the portable information
processing apparatus 1 is used as a video camera using the camera unit 40 (see FIG. 11).
[0041]
At the time of photographing using the camera unit 40, the user can rotate the camera unit 40 so
that the front lens 43 faces away from the photographer so as to photograph an object present
on the other side of the photographer ( See Figure 12).
This use mode is an opponent shooting mode for mainly shooting a subject facing the user, and it
is possible to turn the camera unit 40 until the tip of the camera unit 40 abuts on the button
arrangement unit 31 of the computer main body 2. As shown in, the rotation angle α is at most
120 °.
[0042]
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Further, at the time of photographing using the camera unit 40, the user can rotate the camera
unit 40 so that the front lens 43 faces the photographer side, for example, to photograph the
photographer himself (FIG. 14). reference). This use mode is a self photographing mode mainly
for photographing a subject on the photographer side, and it is possible to turn the camera unit
40 until the end of the camera unit 40 abuts on the button arrangement unit 31 of the computer
main body 2, As shown in FIG. 15, the rotation angle β is at most 120 °. Therefore, in the
portable information processing apparatus 1, it is possible to rotate the camera unit 40 in the
angle range of 240 ° (see FIGS. 13 and 15).
[0043]
In the portable information processing apparatus 1, as shown in FIG. 15, the turning direction of
the camera unit 40 is reversed when the camera unit 40 is turned 15 degrees from the center of
the turning range toward the photographer side. Is detected, the image displayed on the display
screen 46 is inverted, and the correct image of the top and bottom is displayed, so that the
camera unit 40 is rotated in the P direction shown in FIG. The mode is set, and the self
photographing mode is set in a state of being rotated in the Q direction shown in FIG.
[0044]
In addition to the PC mode, the tripod shooting mode, the opponent shooting mode, and the self
shooting mode described above as the use mode as a video camera using the camera unit 40, for
example, in the process of setting each mode shown in FIG. It is possible to use even in the state.
[0045]
The circuit configuration of the portable information processing apparatus 1 will be described
below (see FIG. 16).
[0046]
The computer main body 2 is provided with a CPU 58 which controls various functions in an
integrated manner, and the CPU 58 is connected to a host bus 59.
Then, the CPU 58 executes processing according to various programs and application software
loaded into the RAM (Random Access Memory) 60 at a predetermined operation speed based on
the system clock given from the clock generator 61. Are able to perform the functions of
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[0047]
A cache memory 62 is connected to the host bus 59, and the cache memory 62 caches data used
by the CPU 58, whereby high-speed access can be performed.
[0048]
The host bus 59 is connected via a PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus 63 and a host
PCI bridge 64.
The host PCI bridge 64 is connected to the RAM 60 via the memory bus 65.
[0049]
Connected to the PCI bus 63 are a video controller 66, an IEEE 1394 interface 67, a video
capture processing chip 68, and a PC card interface 69.
[0050]
The host PCI bridge 64 controls exchange of various data performed between the CPU 58 and
the video controller 66, the IEEE 1394 interface 67, the video capture processing chip 68 or the
PC card interface 69, and the RAM 60 connected via the memory bus 65. Perform memory
control of.
Also, the host PCI bridge 64 is connected to the video controller 66 via a signal line along the
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 70, whereby high-speed image data can be transferred between
the host PCI bridge 64 and the video controller 66. It is supposed to be forwarded.
[0051]
The video capture processing chip 68 is connected to an SM (System Management) bus 71 which
is a serial bus.
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When the video capture processing chip 68 is supplied with the image data captured by the
camera unit 40 via the SM bus 71, the supplied image data is stored in a frame memory (not
shown) incorporated in the video capture processing chip 68. Once stored, image compression
processing is performed according to the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) standard to
generate JPEG image data, and the generated JPEG image data is stored again in the frame
memory.
[0052]
Also, the video capture processing chip 68 transfers JPEG image data stored in the frame
memory to the RAM 60 using the bus master function based on the command signal sent from
the CPU 58, and JPEG image data (still image data) or motion It is transferred to an HDD (Hard
Disk Drive) 72 as JPEG image data (moving image data).
[0053]
The video controller 66 performs predetermined graphics processing on the image data captured
by the camera unit 40 and the JPEG image data generated by the video capture processing chip
68, and then incorporates a built-in VRAM (Video Random Access Memory, not shown). ) And
read out appropriately, and an image is displayed on the display screen 46 having an LCD.
Further, the video controller 66 outputs image data based on various supplied application
software to the display screen 46, and displays a plurality of window screens.
[0054]
The PC card interface 69 is connected to the PC card slot 26 and is attached via a PC card when
adding an optional function, for example, an external device such as a CD-ROM drive or a DVD
drive and a PC. Connected via card.
[0055]
The IEEE 1394 interface 67 is connected to the IEEE 1394 terminal 33, and is connected to an
external device such as another computer device or a digital video camera via the IEEE 1394
terminal 33, for example.
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[0056]
The PCI bus 63 is connected to the ISA bus 74 via a PCI-ISA (Industrial Standard Architecture)
bridge 73, and the HDD 72 and the USB terminal 25 are separately connected to the PCI-ISA
bridge 73.
The PCI-ISA bridge 73 is configured by an IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) interface, a
configuration register, an RTC (Real Time Clock) circuit, a USB interface, and the like, and the IDE
interface is determined based on the system clock supplied from the clock generator 61. The
HDD 72 is controlled via
[0057]
The hard disk of the HDD 72 stores an OS (Operating System), an electronic mail program, an
autopilot program and the like, and various application software, and these application software
and the like are transferred to the RAM 60 in the process of activation.
In addition, the PCI-ISA bridge 73 controls external devices such as a floppy disk drive, a printer,
and a USB mouse connected via the USB terminal 25 via the USB interface and is connected to
the ISA bus 74. The modem 75 and the sound controller 76 are controlled.
The modem 75 is connected to the modem terminal 22, and the sound controller 76 is separately
connected to the stereo speakers 18 and 32 and the stereo microphone 53 via the multiplexers
77 and 77 and the audio codec 78. A predetermined command signal is sent out from the I / O
controller 79 via the ISA bus 74.
[0058]
The modem 75 is connected to the Internet service provider through the telephone line and the
Internet through the modem terminal 22. Further, the sound controller 76 takes in an audio
signal through the stereo microphone 53 and outputs the audio signal to the stereo speakers 18,
32.
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[0059]
The I / O controller 79 is connected to the ISA bus 74, power is supplied from the external power
connector 81 through the power supply charging control circuit 80, and the power button 12 is
required to be turned on. Supply power to each part. The I / O controller 79 is connected to the
clock generator 61, and is operated based on the system clock supplied from the clock generator
61. The power supply charge control circuit 80 is controlled by the I / O controller 79 to control
the charging of the battery of the battery pack 29.
[0060]
The I / O controller 79 comprises a microcontroller, an I / O interface, a CPU, a ROM, a RAM, etc.,
and displays the OS and application software and the display screen 46 based on the BIOS (Basic
Input Output System) stored in the flash memory 82. Control input / output of data to / from
peripheral devices such as the HDD 72 and the like.
[0061]
The I / O controller 79 is connected to the inverting switch 83.
The reversing switch 83 is a lid switch 83a for detecting the pivoting state of the display unit 3
when the display unit 3 is pivoted in the R1-R2 direction shown in FIG. 7 to open and close the
keyboard 4, and the display unit 3 is shown in FIG. The LCD switch 83b detects the rotational
state of the display unit 3 when it is rotated in the S1-S2 direction shown, and the rotational state
of the camera unit 40 when the camera unit 40 is rotated with respect to the computer main
body 2 And a camera switch 83a. The lid switch 83a is provided, for example, at the rear end of
the top surface 2a of the computer main body 2, the LCD switch 83b is provided, for example, on
the second support shaft 57, and the camera switch 83c is, for example, the camera unit 40. It is
provided on a shaft supported by the computer main body 2.
[0062]
The I / O controller 79 is also connected to the capture button 48, and when the capture button
48 is half-depressed or fully-depressed as described above, a signal to that effect is input to the
CPU 58 and a predetermined mode is selected. It is set.
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[0063]
That is, when predetermined software for imaging is transferred from the hard disk of the HDD
72 to the RAM 60 and the capture button 48 is pressed halfway, the still image mode is set, the
still image is frozen, and the capture button 48 When fully pressed, frozen still image data is
captured and sent to the video controller 66.
When the capture button 48 is pressed halfway, focusing adjustment is performed as described
above. The focusing adjustment can also be performed by a manual operation by rotating the
focus ring 42 of the camera unit 40.
[0064]
On the other hand, when the capture button 48 is full-pressed while the predetermined software
for imaging is not transferred to the RAM 60, a moving image mode is set and moving image
data is taken in and sent out to the video controller 66. Ru.
[0065]
The ROM of the I / O controller 79 stores various programs such as a jog dial monitoring
program, a key input monitoring program, and an indicator control program.
The jog dial monitoring program is a program for monitoring the state of the rotation operation
and the pressing operation of the jog dial 50. The key input monitoring program is a program for
monitoring input of the operation keys 5, 5, ..., the stick type pointing device 6, the left click
button 7, the right click button 8, the center button 9, and the like. The indicator control program
is a program for controlling the on / off of the indicators 11, 11 and so on and the indicators 14,
14.
[0066]
The I / O controller 79 is connected to the jog dial 50 via the rotation detection unit 84, and
stored in the RAM of the I / O controller 79 when a menu is selected and determined by the
rotation operation and the pressing operation of the jog dial 50. The rotation operation flag and
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the pressing operation flag are stored in the I / O register, and a signal to that effect is sent to the
CPU 58.
[0067]
The CPU 58 starts application software corresponding to the determined menu according to the
jog dial utility program read out from the HDD 72 and activated by the RAM 60 to execute
predetermined processing.
[0068]
The I / O controller 79 is separately connected to the application button 36, the menu button 37,
the A button 38 and the B button 39, and by operating the respective buttons 36, 37, 38, 39,
these respective buttons 36, 37, 38 , 39 specific functions are to be executed.
[0069]
The I / O controller 79 is always operated based on the jog dial monitoring program under the
control of the power supply charge control circuit 80 even if the OS is not started with the power
button 12 off. Application software or the like determined by the operation of the jog dial 50 can
be activated.
[0070]
The I / O controller 79 is connected to the SM bus 71, and supplies various parameters to the
camera unit 40 set by the operation keys 5, 5... And the jog dial 50 via the SM bus 71. It is
possible to perform control of power on / off in the camera unit 40 and adjustment of brightness,
contrast and the like.
[0071]
The I / O controller 79 also has a program for monitoring the operating state of the zoom knob
49 and the back knob 51, and sends out a signal corresponding to the operation of the zoom
knob 49 and the back knob 51 to the CPU 58. .
[0072]
Next, regarding the states of the lid switch 83a, the LCD switch 83b, and the camera switch 83c
in each use mode described above and the setting of the output state of the camera in each of
these states, setting of the stereo microphone 53, setting of the stereo speakers 18 and 32, etc. It
will be described (see FIG. 17).
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[0073]
When the display unit 3 closes the keyboard 4 and is in the closed position, the lid switch 83a is
turned "ON", and when it is rotated from the closed position in a direction to open the keyboard
4, the lid switch 83a is turned "off" Ru.
Therefore, the lid switch 83a is set to "ON" in the non-use mode, the partner shooting mode and
the self shooting mode, and is set to "OFF" in the PC mode and the tripod shooting mode.
[0074]
When the display unit 3 is not rotated in the S1-S2 direction shown in FIG. 7 and the display
screen 46 is facing forward, the LCD switch 83b is turned "OFF" and when it is rotated in the S1S2 direction, "ON" ".
Therefore, the LCD switch 83b is "OFF" in the non-use mode and the PC mode, and is "ON" in the
tripod shooting mode, the opponent shooting mode, and the self shooting mode.
[0075]
When the camera unit 40 is at the position rotated in the P direction shown in FIG. 15, the
camera switch 83c is turned "OFF", and when the camera unit 40 is at the position rotated in the
Q direction shown in FIG. 83c is turned "ON".
Therefore, the camera switch 83c is set to "ON" or "OFF" in the non-use mode, PC mode and
tripod shooting mode, "OFF" in the other party shooting mode, and "ON" in the self shooting
mode. Ru.
[0076]
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When photographing is performed by the camera unit 40, the photographed data is detected as
the “normal image” or the data as “vertically and horizontally reversed” to the video
controller 66 by detecting the states of the lid switch 83a and the camera switch 83c. It is sent
out.
This detection detects whether the lid switch 83a is "ON" or "OFF", and when the lid switch 83a is
"OFF", "normal image" is set, and the lid switch 83a is "ON". In this case, if the camera switch 83c
is "OFF" based on the detection result of the camera switch 83c, "normal image" is selected, and if
the camera switch 83c is "ON", "upside down, left to right reverse" is made.
Then, the data as “normal image” or “upside down left and right reverse” is sent from the
video controller 66 to a recording means such as a hard disk, for example, based on the
operation to the capture button 48 and recorded in the recording means. Ru.
[0077]
An image is displayed on the preview of the display screen 46 based on the data output from the
camera unit 40, but the image displayed on the preview is referred to as a predetermined bus
setting (hereinafter referred to as "preview setting").
The data processed based on) is projected.
[0078]
The preview setting is performed by detecting each state of the lid switch 83a, the LCD switch
83b, and the camera switch 83c, and when the LCD switch 83b is "OFF", the data output from the
camera unit 40 is "reversed horizontally". Are set to
Then, if the LCD switch 83b is "ON", it is set to "reverse horizontally" when both the lid switch
83a and the camera switch 83c are "ON", and at least one of the lid switch 83a or the camera
switch 83c is In the case of “OFF”, the data output from the camera unit 40 is set to be
displayed in real time in the preview as it is. Therefore, in the tripod mode and the other party
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shooting mode, the image shown in the preview is a "normal image", and in the PC mode and the
self shooting mode, the image shown in the preview is a "left-right reversed" image.
[0079]
As described above, in the tripod mode and in the other party shooting mode, the image shown in
the preview is the “normal image”, and in the PC mode and the self shooting mode, the image
shown in the preview is the “horizontally reversed” image. The image is provided to the user in
a natural form that is always comfortable.
[0080]
FIG. 18 is a block diagram for performing channel switching of the first channel 53 a and the
second channel 53 b of the stereo microphone 53.
As described above, when the display screen 46 is viewed from the front, the one located on the
left side is the first channel 53a, and the one located on the right side is the second channel 53b.
[0081]
The sound controller 76 is connected to the multiplexers 77 and 77 via the audio codec 78 as
described above, and the multiplexers 77 and 77 are connected to the first channel 53a and the
second channel of the stereo microphone 53, respectively. There is. Then, based on the detection
result of the "ON" and "OFF" states of the lid switch 83a, the LCD switch 83b, and the camera
switch 83c, the I / O controller 79 gives "High" or "Low" command signals to the multiplexers 77
and 77. If the command signal is "High", the first channel 53a is set as channel R (right) and the
second channel 53b is set as channel L (left), and the command signal is "Low". If so, the first
channel 53a is set to function as channel L and the second channel 53b to function as channel R.
Then, the state of the channel set in this way is held, the audio signal is converted to a digital
signal by the audio codec 78, and is recorded in the recording means such as a hard disk via the
sound controller 76.
[0082]
FIG. 19 is a block diagram for performing channel switching of the stereo speakers 18 and 32. As
shown in FIG.
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[0083]
The sound controller 76 is connected to the multiplexers 77 and 77 via the audio codec 78 as
described above, and the multiplexers 77 and 77 are connected to the stereo speaker 18 and the
stereo speaker 32 via the speaker amplifier 85 respectively. .
Then, a command signal is sent from the I / O controller 79 to the multiplexers 77 and 77 based
on the detection result of the "ON" and "OFF" states of the LCD switch 83b, and I / O is
performed if the LCD switch 83b is "OFF". Based on the command signal from the O controller
79, the stereo speaker 18 is set so that the channel L and the stereo speaker 32 function as the
channel R and the command signal from the I / O controller 79 if the LCD switch 83b is "ON".
The stereo speaker 18 is set to function as channel L and the stereo speaker 32 to function as
channel L on the basis of FIG. Then, the state of the channel set in this way is held, and audio is
output from each stereo speaker 18, 32 set in the channel via the speaker amplifier 85.
[0084]
Next, the flow of channel switching of the first channel 53a and the second channel 53b of the
stereo microphone 53 and channel switching of the stereo speakers 18 and 32 described above
will be described (see FIG. 20).
[0085]
(S1) The process is started, and the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the LCD switch 83b is detected.
[0086]
(S2) If the LCD switch 83b is "OFF" in step 1, the stereo speaker 18 is set to channel L and the
stereo speaker 32 is set to channel R.
[0087]
(S3) Subsequent to step 2, the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the lid switch 83a is detected.
[0088]
(S4) If the lid switch 83a is "OFF" in step 3, the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the camera switch 83c is
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detected.
[0089]
(S5) If the camera switch 83c is "ON" in step 4, the first channel 53a of the stereo microphone 53
is set to the channel R, and the second channel 53b is set to the channel L.
[0090]
(S6) Even if the camera switch 83c is "OFF" in step 4, the first channel 53a of the stereo
microphone 53 is set to the channel R and the second channel 53b is set to the channel L.
[0091]
(S7) Even if the lid switch 83a is "ON" in step 3, the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the camera switch
83c is detected.
[0092]
(S8) If the camera switch 83c is "ON" in step 7, the first channel 53a of the stereo microphone 53
is set to the channel R, and the second channel 53b is set to the channel L.
[0093]
(S9) Even if the camera switch 83c is "OFF" in step 7, the first channel 53a of the stereo
microphone 53 is set to the channel R, and the second channel 53b is set to the channel L.
[0094]
(S10) If the LCD switch 83b is "ON" in step 1, the stereo speaker 18 is set to channel R and the
stereo speaker 32 is set to channel L.
[0095]
(S11) Subsequent to step 10, the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the lid switch 83a is detected.
[0096]
(S12) If the lid switch 83a is "OFF" in step 11, the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the camera switch
83c is detected.
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[0097]
(S13) If the camera switch 83c is "ON" in step 12, the first channel 53a of the stereo microphone
53 is set to the channel L, and the second channel 53b is set to the channel R.
[0098]
(S14) Even if the camera switch 83c is "OFF" in step 12, the first channel 53a of the stereo
microphone 53 is set to the channel L, and the second channel 53b is set to the channel R.
[0099]
(S15) Even if the lid switch 83a is "ON" in step 11, the state of "ON" or "OFF" of the camera
switch 83c is detected.
[0100]
(S16) If the camera switch 83c is "OFF" in step 15, the first channel 53a of the stereo
microphone 53 is set to the channel L, and the second channel 53b is set to the channel R.
[0101]
(S17) If the camera switch 83c is "ON" in step 15, the first channel 53a of the stereo microphone
53 is set to channel R and the second channel 53b is set to channel L.
[0102]
When the channel setting of the first channel 53a and the second channel 53b of the stereo
microphone 53 is performed in step 5, step 6, step 9, step 13, step 14, step 16 and step 17, the
process Is finished.
[0103]
As described above, as a result of setting the channel switching of the first channel 53a and the
second channel 53b of the stereo microphone 53 and the channel switching of the stereo
speakers 18 and 32, the stereo microphone 53 and stereo speaker 18 of each mode are
configured. The settings of the 32 channels are as shown in FIG.
[0104]
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In the stereo microphone 53, the first channel 53a functions as the channel R and the second
channel 53b functions as the channel L in the PC mode and the selfie mode, and the first channel
53a functions as the channel L in the tripod shooting mode and the opponent shooting mode.
The second channel 53 b functions as a channel R.
Also, in the stereo speakers 18 and 32, in the PC mode, the stereo speaker 18 functions as
channel L and the stereo speaker 32 functions as channel R, and in the tripod shooting mode and
the partner shooting mode and the self shooting mode 32 functions as channel L.
[0105]
If the power button 12 is operated and the power is "ON" in the non-use mode, the output of the
camera, the setting of the preview, and the setting of switching of the channels of the stereo
microphone 53 and the stereo speakers 18, 32 are performed. In the non-use mode, each item is
omitted in FIG. 17 because it is not used as a computer or a video camera.
[0106]
The CPU 58, I / O controller 79, sound controller 76, multiplexers 77, 77, etc. function as control
means for switching the channel signal of the audio signal outputted from the stereo microphone
53, and the CPU 58, video controller 66 etc. The display screen 46 functions as a display
processing unit that displays an image captured by the camera unit 40.
[0107]
Furthermore, the portable information processing apparatus 1 is provided with a recording
means for recording an image and an audio signal taken by the camera unit 40, and the
recording means is, for example, a recording medium such as a hard disk.
[0108]
As described above, in the stereo microphone 53, the first channel 53a functions as the channel
R and the second channel 53b functions as the channel L in the PC mode and the self
photographing mode, and the first channel in the tripod photographing mode and the opponent
photographing mode 53a functions as the channel L and the second channel 53b functions as
the channel R while the stereo speakers 18, 32 function as the channel L and the stereo speaker
32 as the channel R in the PC mode, and the tripod shooting mode and the partner shooting The
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stereo speaker 18 functions as channel R and the stereo speaker 32 functions as channel L in the
mode and the self mode.
Therefore, the user can be provided in a natural form so that the voice input and the voice output
are always inconspicuous.
[0109]
Although the portable information processing apparatus 1 in which the computer main body 2 is
provided with the keyboard 4 has been described above, the present invention is also applicable
to an apparatus having no keyboard such as a video camera, and a recording means For example,
a disc-shaped recording medium such as a magneto-optical disc or a storage medium connected
to an apparatus via a contact can be used.
[0110]
Further, the above-described image inversion and switching of the stereo microphone 53 and the
stereo speakers 18 and 32 are input to the portable information processing apparatus 1 from a
program storage medium in which a program for executing these respective functions is
recorded. It may be performed by executing a program.
[0111]
The specific shapes and structures of the respective parts shown in the above-described
embodiments are merely merely examples of the implementation of the present invention, and
the technical scope of the present invention is limited thereby. It should not be interpreted in any
way.
[0112]
As is apparent from the above description, the portable information processing apparatus of the
present invention comprises a main body and a display unit rotatably supported by the main
body in an open / close manner. A stereo microphone provided in the display unit, detection
means for detecting an open / close state and rotation state of the display unit with respect to the
main body, a first channel signal of an audio signal output from the stereo microphone, and A
control means for assigning the two channel signals to the right channel signal and the left
channel signal based on the detection result of the detection means; and a recording means for
recording the audio signal allocated by the control means. .
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[0113]
Therefore, the input sound can be appropriately allocated to the right channel signal and the left
channel signal according to the use state of the portable information processing apparatus and
recorded in the recording means.
[0114]
In the invention described in claim 2, the imaging means is rotatably supported by the main
body, and the detection means is the open / close state and rotation state of the display with
respect to the main body and the rotation state of the imaging means with respect to the main
body Therefore, according to the open / close state and rotation state of the display unit with
respect to the main body unit and the rotation state of the imaging unit with respect to the main
body unit, the input sound is appropriately selected from the right channel signal and the left
channel signal. To be recorded in the recording means.
[0115]
In the invention described in claim 3, the control means reverses the imaging signal from the
imaging means up and down, left and right based on the detection result of the detection means,
and the imaging signal inverted up and down and left and right in the recording means is
recorded. Thus, regardless of the use state of the portable information processing apparatus, the
image captured by the imaging unit can be displayed in a natural state without a sense of
discomfort to the user.
[0116]
In the invention described in claim 4, since the display processing means for inverting the image
pickup signal from the image pickup means on the basis of the detection result of the detection
means and displaying it on the display screen in real time is provided. Regardless of the state of
use of the processing device, the user can immediately recognize the image taken by the imaging
means in a natural state with no sense of discomfort.
[0117]
In the invention described in claim 5, a pair of stereo speakers are provided, and the control
means replaces the right channel signal and the left channel signal of the reproduced audio
signal based on the detection result of the detection means. Since each channel signal is output to
the stereo speaker, regardless of the usage state of the portable information processing
apparatus, the output sound can be provided in a natural form so as not to be uncomfortable for
the user.
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[0118]
Further, according to the information processing method of the present invention, there is
provided an information processing method in a portable information processing apparatus
having a main body portion and a display portion rotatably supported by the main body portion
in an open / close manner and rotatably provided in the display portion. A detection process step
of detecting an open / close state and a rotation state of the display unit with respect to the main
body unit; a first channel signal and a second channel signal of an audio signal output from the
stereo microphone; A control processing step of assigning to the right channel signal and the left
channel signal based on the detection result, and a recording processing step of recording the
audio signal assigned by the control processing step.
[0119]
Therefore, it is possible to allocate and record the input sound to the right channel signal and the
left channel signal appropriately according to the use state of the portable information
processing apparatus.
[0120]
In the invention described in claim 7, in the detection processing step, the open / close state and
the rotational state of the display unit with respect to the main body, and the rotational state of
the imaging unit rotatably supported by the main body with respect to the main body Is detected,
so that the input sound can be appropriately selected from the right channel signal and the left
channel signal according to the open / close state and rotation state of the display unit with
respect to the main unit and the rotation state of the imaging unit with Can be assigned and
recorded.
[0121]
In the invention described in claim 8, in the control processing step, the imaging signal from the
imaging means is inverted up and down, left and right based on the detection result of the
detecting means, and in the recording processing step, the up and down, left and right inverted.
Since the imaging signal is recorded in the recording unit, the image captured by the imaging
unit can be displayed in a natural state without a sense of discomfort to the user regardless of
the use state of the portable information processing apparatus.
[0122]
According to the invention described in claim 9, since the image processing signal from the
image pickup means is horizontally reversed based on the detection result of the detection means
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and displayed on the display screen in real time, the portable information is provided. Regardless
of the state of use of the processing device, the user can immediately recognize the image taken
by the imaging means in a natural state with no sense of discomfort.
[0123]
In the invention described in claim 10, in the control processing step, the right channel signal
and the left channel signal of the reproduced audio signal are interchanged based on the
detection result of the detection means, and each channel signal is a pair. Since the audio is
output to the stereo speaker, the audio to be output can be provided in a natural form so as not
to be uncomfortable for the user regardless of the use state of the portable information
processing apparatus.
[0124]
Furthermore, the program storage medium of the present invention is a program storage used
for a portable information processing apparatus having a main body and a display which is
rotatably supported by the main body in an open / close manner and rotatably supported on the
display. A medium, which comprises a first channel signal and a second channel signal of an
audio signal output from the stereo microphone, and a right channel signal and a left channel
signal based on an open / close state and a rotation state of the display unit. The portable
information processing apparatus is characterized in that the control processing step of assigning
to and the recording processing step of recording the audio signal assigned by the control
processing step are executed.
[0125]
Therefore, it is possible to allocate and record the input sound to the right channel signal and the
left channel signal appropriately according to the use state of the portable information
processing apparatus.
[0126]
In the invention described in claim 12, in the control processing step, an open / close state and a
rotational state of the display unit with respect to the main body, and a rotational state of the
imaging means rotatably supported by the main body with respect to the main body The image
pickup signal from the image pickup means is inverted up and down and left and right, and the
image pickup signal inverted up and down and left and right is recorded in the recording means
in the recording process step. According to the rotation state and the rotation state of the
imaging unit with respect to the main body portion, the image captured by the imaging unit can
be displayed in a natural state without a sense of discomfort to the user.
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[0127]
In the invention described in claim 13, the image pickup signal from the image pickup means is
horizontally reversed on the basis of the open / close state and rotation state of the display to the
main body and the rotational state of the image pickup to the main body. Since the display
processing step of displaying on the display screen is provided, the user can immediately
recognize the image taken by the imaging unit in a natural state without discomfort, regardless of
the usage state of the portable information processing apparatus. .
[0128]
In the invention described in claim 14, in the control processing step, the right channel signal
and the left channel signal of the reproduced audio signal are opened / closed and rotated with
respect to the main body of the display unit, and the main body of the imaging means Because it
is replaced on the basis of the rotation state with respect to and output to a pair of stereo
speakers, it is natural to make the voice outputted not to be unnatural to the user regardless of
the usage state of the portable information processing apparatus Can be provided in the form of
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