5 May 2000 Visualizing motion in video
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Proceedings Volume 3905, 28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384866
Event: 28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making, 1999, Washington, DC, United States
Abstract
In this paper, we present a visualization system and method for measuring, inspecting and analyzing motion in video. Starting from a simple motion video, the system creates a still image representation which we call a digital strobe photograph. Similar to visualization techniques used in conventional film photography to capture high-speed motion using strobe lamps or very fast shutters, and to capture time-lapse motion where the shutter is left open, this methodology creates a single image showing the motion of one or a small number of objects over time. Based on digital background subtraction, we assume that the background is stationary or at most slowing changing and that the camera position is fixed. The method is capable of displaying the motion based on a parameter indicating the time step between successive movements. It can also overcome problems of visualizing movement that is obscured by previous movements. The method is used in an educational software tool for children to measure and analyze various motions. Examples are given using simple physical objects such as balls and pendulums, astronomical events such as the path of the stars around the north pole at night, or the different types of locomotion used by snakes.
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Lisa M. Brown and Susan Crayne "Visualizing motion in video", Proc. SPIE 3905, 28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making, (5 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384866; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384866
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