Mimicking Human Camera Operators

Authors

Peter Carr (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Jianhui (Jimmy) Chen (Disney Research Pittsburgh)

IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2015

January 6, 2015

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We calibrate broadcast footage of a sports event to learn the pan-tilt-zoom configurations used by a camera operator. We combine this information with tracked player positions to build a structured predictor. Given unseen player positions from a new game, we use the learned predictor to generate target pan-tilt-zoom values for a robotic camera. As a result, the automatically generated broadcast footage looks more human-like.

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