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Stereo mosaicing from a single moving video camera
Author(s): Shmuel Peleg; Michael Ben-Ezra; Yael Pritch
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Paper Abstract

Panoramic stereo pictures are created by stitching together frames taken from a single moving video camera. Stereo panoramas can be created up to a full 360 degrees. The mosaicing process is robust and fast, and can be performed in real time. Mosaicing starts by computing the motion between the video frames. The video frames, together with the motion between frames computed in the previous step, are used to generate two panoramic pictures: One picture for the left eye and one picture for the right eye. Since the camera is moving, each object is viewed from different directions in different frames. Stitching together strips from the different video frames, selected to have the correct viewing directions for stereo perception, generates the panoramic stereo pictures. The stereo mosaicing process allows several features that were not available before: (1) The creation of stereo panoramic images in 360 degrees. (2) Automatic disparity control: increasing stereo disparity for far away objects, and reducing stereo disparity for close object, to give optimal stereo viewing in all directions and for all distances. (3) The creation of multiple pictures from multiple views, not limited to two views. This enables viewing the panoramic stereo pictures using lenticular technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4297, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII, (22 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.430806
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Shmuel Peleg, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
Michael Ben-Ezra, OmniStereo Ltd. (Israel)
Yael Pritch, OmniStereo Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4297:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII
Mark T. Bolas; Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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