Football stadiums and museums may not have much in common, but for two IST projects, EVENTS and VISIRE, they are the perfect testing grounds for computer vision technologies that have the potential to change key areas of visual media forever.
Coordinated by Eptron in Spain, the groundbreaking initiatives have resulted in two state-of-the-art computer vision applications that far surpass anything currently available on the market. "EVENTS is an image interpolation system that creates multi-view presentations of television transmissions in near real-time," explains Tomás Rodríguez, the coordinator of both projects. "VISIRE is a 3D authoring tool that automates the construction of three-dimensional video images from two-dimensional footage."
Eptron is now considering commercialising the systems, amid what Rodríguez sees as a "strong market" for both.
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