FreeCam: A hybrid camera system for interactive free-viewpoint video

C. Kuster, T. Popa, C. Zach, C. Gotsman, M. Gross

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Abstract

We describe FreeCam - a system capable of generating live free-viewpoint video by simulating the output of a virtual camera moving through a dynamic scene. The FreeCam sensing hardware consists of a small number of static color video cameras and state-of-the-art Kinect depth sensors, and the FreeCam software uses a number of advanced GPU processing and rendering techniques to seamlessly merge the input streams, providing a pleasant user experience. A system such as FreeCam is critical for applications such as telepresence, 3D video-conferencing and interactive 3D TV. FreeCam may also be used to produce multi-view video, which is critical to drive new-generation autostereoscopic lenticular 3D displays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVMV 2011 - Vision, Modeling and Visualization
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization, VMV 2011 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Oct 4 2011Oct 6 2011

Publication series

NameVMV 2011 - Vision, Modeling and Visualization

Other

Other16th International Workshop on Vision, Modeling and Visualization, VMV 2011
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period10/4/1110/6/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Modeling and Simulation

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