Panoramic Movie Generation Using an Omnidirectional Multi-camera System for Telepresence

  • Sei Ikeda
  • Tomokazu Sato
  • Naokazu Yokoya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2749)


Telepresence systems using an omnidirectional image sensor enable us to experience remote sites with rich sensation. An omnidirectional multi-camera system is more useful to acquire high-resolution omnidirectional images of outdoor scenes than a monocular camera system. However, exact calibration of the camera system is necessary to generate a panoramic movie. In this paper, we describe panoramic movie generation method based on geometric and photometric calibration of the omnidirectional multi-camera system. Some prototypes of telepresence system are also shown as applications of generated panoramic movies. These high-resolution telepresence systems have been proven to enable us to experience remote sites with high presence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sei Ikeda
    • 1
  • Tomokazu Sato
    • 1
  • Naokazu Yokoya
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceNara Institute of Science and TechnologyNaraJapan

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