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