SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, Technical Brief

Video Enhanced Gigapixel Panoramas

Sören Pirk1       Michael F. Cohen2       Oliver Deussen1      
Matt Uyttendaele2       Johannes Kopf2      

1University of Konstanz, Germany
2Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA





Abstract

We present a method for embedding video clips within gigapixel scale imagery. The combination of high-resolution imagery and video enables users to pan and zoom across the gigapixel panorama to explore complex scenes with motion. A sparsity of the video content within the gigapixel context introduces several challenges which we overcome by optimizing the traversal of the scene coupled with appropriate playback of the embedded video. We also discuss aligning the video clips both geometrically and photometrically to reduce visible seams between the dynamic and static content. Embedding video in large scale panoramas fills a gap between static gigapixel images and video footage and thus presents a new interactive medium.


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The Gigapixel-Panoramas used in the paper are available in Photosynth (no videos included):
Lake Union
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Konstanz
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Zurich Airport
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Bibtex

@inproceedings{Pirk:2012:VEG:2407746.2407753,
  author    = {Pirk, S\"{o}ren and Cohen, Michael F. and Deussen, Oliver and Uyttendaele, Matt and Kopf, Johannes},
  title     = {Video enhanced gigapixel panoramas},
  booktitle = {SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Technical Briefs},
  series    = {SA '12},
  year      = {2012},
  isbn      = {978-1-4503-1915-7},
  location  = {Singapore, Singapore},
  pages     = {7:1--7:4},
  articleno = {7},
  numpages  = {4},
  url       = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2407746.2407753},
  doi       = {10.1145/2407746.2407753},
  acmid     = {2407753},
  publisher = {ACM},
  address   = {New York, NY, USA},
  keywords  = {embedded video, gigapixel panorama, interactive exploration},
}