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Real-time Interactive Multi-view Video System

The real-time interactive multi-view video system allows for more proactive participation by viewers during their viewing of videos, giving them the freedom to choose a viewing angle and enjoy special visual effects. It also delivers a new viewing experience and a high degree of user interactivity. The system is widely applicable to movies, advertisements, educational videos, sports games, and event broadcasts.


Real-time Interactive Multi-view Video System

Figure 1. System Setup

Pre-captured movies and broadcast television (TV), live digital television, video-on-demand (VoD), streaming video over the Internet, and improvements in video technology have had a significant impact over the years by consistently delivering better quality pictures, more programming, and greater flexibility. Despite progress in these fields, traditional video formats are limited to one video stream for an event at any time and one viewing direction, as selected by program editors. Today’s technology places the viewer in a passive mode, having to accept the angle or views presented by a program/event’s editor.

The rapid development of electronic and computing technologies has allowed the Media Communication Group to expand the realm of possibilities with the development of a Real-time Interactive Multi-view Video System and a completely new video format. This new system and video format allow for more proactive participation by viewers, giving them the freedom to choose a viewing angle and enjoy special visual effects. It also delivers a new viewing experience and a high degree of user interactivity. The system is widely applicable to movies, advertisements, educational videos, sports games, and event broadcasts.

For detail information, please contact Jian-Guang LOU (jlou@microsoft.com), Media Communication Group, Microsoft Research Asia.


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