The tutorial will cover a wide spectrum of multicamera systems from micro to macro. We will first cover technical hardware issues that are common across systems, such as synchronization, calibration, and data communications, and then we will discuss hardware design factors, such as camera placement, resolution, and framerate, which are strongly related to visual representations. We will also discuss algorithmic challenges associated with the design factors, e.g., matching, tracking, and reconstruction. Three case studies will be conducted: DRZ (submillimeter, hair and eye), MPII (centimeter- meter, single person), and Panoptic Studio (meter, more than 5 people). In particular, we will use the Panoptic Studio as a primary example where we will demonstrate a modular system at the venue. Three distinguished speakers from CMU, MPII, and DRZ are invited. To this end, we will release 3D data and its computational challenges regarding dynamic scene matching, 3D reconstruction, and micro pose/activity recognition.
|Yaser Sheikh, Hyun Soo Park
|Invited Talk: Many-Camera Systems: How They Started
|Design Principles for Multiview System, Hardware Design, Structure, Synchronization, and Networking
|Invited Talk: New Methods for Marler-less Motion and Performance Capture and the Multi-Camera Studio Behind
Absract: In this talk, I will review some of our work on marker-less motion and performance capture with multi-view video. While originally, we looked into methods working in more or less controlled indoor settings, we recently began to look into approaches for motion and performance capture that work in less constrained and more general outdoor scenes, with a much lower number of cameras, even a single one. As an example, I will show our recent VNect approach (SIGGRAPH 2017), the first method for real-time 3D human motion capture with a single webcam. All our works depend on a versatile multi-view video studio for capturing data. I will show how this studio looks like and what guided our studio design decisions.
|Data/storage, Capture System, Calibration, Multiple Kinect System
|Hanbyul Joo, Tomas Simon
Invited Talk: Multi-view Capture for High Resolution Digital Humans
Absract: Creating realistic digital humans is becoming increasingly more important in the visual effects industry. Capturing the likeness of an actor using multi-view reconstruction is now a standard procedure. In order to help avoid the infamous uncanny valley for the digital character, capturing the shape and motion at the highest possible quality and resolution is a necessity. In this talk we will briefly outline a number of capture setups and corresponding reconstruction algorithms for capturing actors in high resolution. We will touch upon the particulars of different setups, including cameras, lighting, synchronization, calibration, portability, and comfort for the actor. We will primarily focus on facial capture, but also dive a little into reconstructing hair and eyes. As part of this talk we will describe our Medusa Facial Performance Capture System, currently in use by Industrial Light & Magic and already demonstrated on over a dozen feature films.
|Thabo Beeler, Derek Bradley
|3D Reconstruction Methods, Multiview Bootstrapping, and Panoptic Studio Dataset
|Hanbyul Joo, Tomas Simon
|DIY A Multiview System and Demo
|Hyun Soo Park
Panoptic Studio: A Massively Multiview System for Social Motion Capture