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In this paper, we present a new variational method for multi-view stereovision and non-rigid three-dimensional motion estimation from multiple video sequences. Our method minimizes the prediction error of the shape and motion estimates. Both problems then translate into a generic image registration task. The latter is entrusted to a similarity measure chosen depending on imaging conditions and scene properties. In particular, our method can be made robust to appearance changes due to non-Lambertian materials and illumination changes. It results in a simpler, more flexible, and more efficient implementation than existing deformable surface approaches. The computation time on large datasets does not exceed thirty minutes. Moreover, our method is compliant with a hardware implementation with graphics processor units. Our stereovision algorithm yields very good results on a variety of datasets including specularities and translucency. We have successfully tested our scene flow algorithm on a very challenging multi-view video sequence of a non-rigid scene.
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2005. CVPR 2005. IEEE Computer Society Conference on (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 20-25 June 2005