Virtual Omnidirectional Video Synthesis with Multiple Cameras for Sports Training

Mariko Isogawa, Dan Mikami, Kosuke Takahashi, Akira Kojima

Abstract

This paper proposes a new method to synthesize an omnidirectional video at a viewpoint inside a sports ground, with the goal of sports training. If athletes could virtually experience real games from a player's viewpoint, they might possibly be able to exhibit higher performance in an actual game. A head mounted display, which makes it possible to watch intuitive and interactive omnidirectional video from a 360-degree player's view, together with head direction tracking, leads to further enhanced effectiveness of training. However, it is difficult to put an omnidirectional camera on the field during a real game. Therefore, techniques for synthesizing an omnidirectional video at a player's viewpoint (virtual viewpoint) with the cameras outside the field are required. With this aim in mind, we propose a fast and stable omnidirectional video synthesis technique with image inpainting, which removes unwanted occluders between the virtual viewpoint and the cameras.

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in Harvard Style

Isogawa M., Mikami D., Takahashi K. and Kojima A. (2015). Virtual Omnidirectional Video Synthesis with Multiple Cameras for Sports Training . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-159-5, pages 271-275. DOI: 10.5220/0005660602710275


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsports15,
author={Mariko Isogawa and Dan Mikami and Kosuke Takahashi and Akira Kojima},
title={Virtual Omnidirectional Video Synthesis with Multiple Cameras for Sports Training},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2015},
pages={271-275},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005660602710275},
isbn={978-989-758-159-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - Virtual Omnidirectional Video Synthesis with Multiple Cameras for Sports Training
SN - 978-989-758-159-5
AU - Isogawa M.
AU - Mikami D.
AU - Takahashi K.
AU - Kojima A.
PY - 2015
SP - 271
EP - 275
DO - 10.5220/0005660602710275