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The autonomous hidden camera crew

Boekbijdrage - Boekhoofdstuk Conferentiebijdrage

Reality TV shows that follow people in their day- to-day lives are not a new concept. However, the tra- ditional methods used in the industry require a lot of manual labor and need the presence of at least one physical camera man. Because of this, the subjects tend to behave dierently when they are aware of being recorded. This paper will present an approach to follow peo- ple in their day-to-day lives, for long periods of time (months to years), while being as unobtrusive as possi- ble. To do this, we use unmanned cinematographically- aware cameras hidden in people's houses. Our contri- bution in this paper is twofold: First, we create a sys- tem to limit the amount of recorded data by intelligently controlling a video switch matrix, in combination with a multi-channel recorder. Second, we create a virtual camera man by controlling a PTZ camera to automat- ically make cinematographically pleasing shots. Throughout this paper, we worked closely with a real camera crew. This enabled us to compare the results of our system to the work of trained professionals.
Boek: Proceedings of the 15th IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA)
Pagina's: 47 - 50
Jaar van publicatie:2017
Authors from:Higher Education