Selected Readings in Vision and Graphics
edited by Luc Van Gool, Gábor Székely, Markus Gross, Bernt Schiele

Volume 39

Petr Doubek
Multi-View Tracking and Viewpoint Selection

First edition 2005, 148 pages, € 64,00. ISBN 3-86628-012-2

This dissertation introduces a viewpoint selection system for an automatic production of a single continuous video stream from a multi-camera setup. It covers the steps necessary to create such a system -- building the software platform, developing a tracking method and design of the viewpoint selection algorithm. The viewpoint selection is inspired by cinematography: virtual director and virtual cameraman together show the subject observed by the multi-camera setup in such a way, that the audience sees both space overview of the scene and details of subject's actions.
Petr Doubek studied computer science at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, from which he graduated with Master of Science in 2001. In the same year, he joined the Computer Vision Lab of the ETH Zurich, where he worked as a PhD student and research assistant in the field of multi-camera systems. In 2005 he finished his doctoral thesis on multi-view tracking and viewpoint selection, and was awarded a PhD degree (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) from the ETH Zurich.

Keywords: multi-camera setup, tracking, viewpoint selection, cinematography, Mehrkamerasystem, Objektverfolgung, Wahl der Kamera, Kinematographie

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