Video View Interpolation

This project attempts to expand the user experience by allowing the user to change the viewpoint of the video while watching it. This is accomplishing by first filming the scene using many cameras (currently 8), and then interpolating between the captured viewpoints. This work focuses on many areas including: stereo vision, matting, optical flow, compression and rendering. 

This work was presented in Siggraph 2004.  A video showcasing some of the special effects possible using our method was also in the Animation Theater at Siggraph.  Portions of the dataset can be downloaded for research use.  Here are some images from the video:


      

 


Massive Arabesque 2:51 - (40 MB)  (directed by Jim Berry)

Paper video 5:09 - (20.7 MB)

3D Video dataset (8 video streams with depth information.)