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Video Textures

Our video texture work involves the analysis of video to extract its stochastic structure and the subsequent synthesis of new frames based on this analysis. We can capture facial expressions, a candle flame, or a waterfall and identify the repeating sections. We then play back this video using random choices to give a sense of life that a static image or simple repeating video loop cannot provide. This allows us to create lively video portraits with a similar look to those in "Harry Potter."


  • A. Schödl, R. Szeliski, D. H. Salesin, and I. Essa. Video textures. In Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH'2000 Proceedings), pages 489-498, New Orleans, July 2000. ACM SIGGRAPH. (PDF) (URL)

  • Y.-Y. Chuang et al. Animating pictures with stochastic motion textures. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 24(3):853-860, August 2005. (URL)

  • A. Agarwala et al. Panoramic video textures. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 24(3):821-827, August 2005. (URL)

For more info and videos, please see the Georgia Tech Video Textures web site.

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