Fly-through viewpoint video system for multi-view soccer movie using viewpoint interpolation

Naho Inamoto, Hideo Saito

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel method for virtual view generation that allows viewers to fly through in a real soccer scene. A soccer match is captured by multiple cameras at a stadium and images of arbitrary viewpoints are synthesized by view-interpolation of two real camera images near the given viewpoint. In the proposed method, cameras do not need to be strongly calibrated, but epipolar geometry between the cameras is sufficient for the view-interpolation. Therefore, it can easily be applied to a dynamic event even in a large space, because the efforts for camera calibration can be reduced. A soccer scene is classified into several regions and virtual view images are generated based on the epipolar geometry in each region. Superimposition of the images completes virtual views for the whole soccer scene. An application for fly-through observation of a soccer match is introduced as well as the algorithm of the view-synthesis and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1151
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5150 II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing 2003 - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 2003 Jul 82003 Jul 11

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Keywords

  • Dynamic event
  • Epipolar geometry
  • Large space
  • Soccer match
  • View interpolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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