CINEMA COMICS : CARTOON GENERATION FROM VIDEO STREAM

Won-Il Hwang, Pyung-Jun Lee, Bong-Kyung Chun, Dong-Sung Ryu, Hwan-Gue Cho

Abstract

This paper presents CORVIS(COmics Rendering system on VIdeo Stream) which helps to create comic strips from video streams in semi-automated manner. For this, first we manually select a set of important featuring scenes in a cinema and transform them into simplified illustrations by Mean-Shift segmentation. Then we insert the stylized comic effects to each illustration by considering the before/after video images. We newly proposed some techniques for this cartoon rendering effects. These stylized effects include the speed line, rotational trajectory and the background effect. Finally CORVIS automatically places the word balloons to represent the dialogues of actors. And echoic words e.g., “BANG”, will be inserted in the comic cut to imitate the sound effects of the original film. We tested CORVIS with the well-known cinemas, “Spider Man II” and “I ROBOT”. The final results show that our technique is quite effective and efficient to create a comic booklet from video streams.

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in Harvard Style

Hwang W., Lee P., Chun B., Ryu D. and Cho H. (2006). CINEMA COMICS : CARTOON GENERATION FROM VIDEO STREAM . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, ISBN 972-8865-39-2, pages 299-304. DOI: 10.5220/0001354302990304


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp06,
author={Won-Il Hwang and Pyung-Jun Lee and Bong-Kyung Chun and Dong-Sung Ryu and Hwan-Gue Cho},
title={CINEMA COMICS : CARTOON GENERATION FROM VIDEO STREAM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,},
year={2006},
pages={299-304},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001354302990304},
isbn={972-8865-39-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,
TI - CINEMA COMICS : CARTOON GENERATION FROM VIDEO STREAM
SN - 972-8865-39-2
AU - Hwang W.
AU - Lee P.
AU - Chun B.
AU - Ryu D.
AU - Cho H.
PY - 2006
SP - 299
EP - 304
DO - 10.5220/0001354302990304