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Spacetime-coherent geometry reconstruction from multiple video streams

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2 Author(s)
Magnor, M. ; MPI Informatik, Saarbrucken, Germany ; Goldlucke, B.

By reconstructing time-varying geometry one frame at a time, one ignores the continuity of natural motion, wasting useful information about the underlying video-image formation process and taking into account temporally discontinuous reconstruction results. In 4D spacetime, the surface of a dynamic object describes a continuous 3D hyper-surface. This hyper-surface can be implicitly defined as the minimum of an energy functional designed to optimize photo-consistency. Based on an Eider-Lagrange reformulation of the problem, we find this hyper-surface from a handful of synchronized video recordings. The resulting object geometry varies smoothly over time, and intermittently invisible object regions are correctly interpolated from previously and/or future frames.

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3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 2004. 3DPVT 2004. Proceedings. 2nd International Symposium on

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6-9 Sept. 2004