Playground is an interactive installation presented at the
Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art and
created by Ariel Almos a 4th year undergrad student of the Interactive
Media program at the Camera Obscura School of Art.
is based on
computer projections and computer vision technology using PGR's Bumblebee®
stereo vision camera and Censys3D®
after the first video game "Pong", the Virtual
Playground consists of a physical space that can host up to a maximum
of 5 players. As new players approach the game area, they receive
virtual paddle that enables Censys3D® to follow their
Players must 'bounce' the virtual ball towards the other players and as
the game advances it becomes faster and more challenging.
the game, player
movements are recorded and analyzed by the system. This
information is then projected back to the game area and reflects
players behavior and game patterns.
For more information on the Bumblebee® camera or Censys3D® SDK please
reach the creator of this Virtual Playground, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Three new features
have been added to the Triclops library to provide
improvements in stereo depth estimation.
(1) enhanced rectification - produces more accurate
(2) enhanced stereo algorithm- increases stereo accuracy
by correcting for an inherent bias in the subpixel estimation
(3) more flexible disparity range - allows measurements
to be made closer to the camera.
More information on these enhancements can be found here.
Registered users can now download this latest version v3.2a02 or contact email@example.com.
issue of Insights features some innovative ways PGR's
cameras have been used in the Entertainment Industry.
Using PGR's Dragonfly® cameras, Digital
Air has developed its own camera array
capture and processing technology to produce 2D and 3D
build these camera arrays Digital Air used high speed, high
uncompressed digital cameras capable of auto-synchronizing such as
for the camera
rigs are modeled in 3D to produce previsualizations of the virtual
this Castrol commercial
which was shot by Digital Air's MOVIA production service unit in Brazil
using 36 PGR Dragonfly® high resolution color
cameras. The cameras synchronously
streamed images at
15FPS into a three terabytes recording / storage space located in the
Digital frame shots of the commercial can be viewed in full resolution
1024x768, PAL 768x567 and NTSC 640x480 on page 3 of the notes about the
rig fitted with 36 PGR Hi-Resolution Color Dragonfly® cameras
and builds these camera rigs at its headquarter office in Switzerland
but can film anywhere in the world. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are
interested in a custom
configured camera array using PGR cameras complete with all
cabling, optics, capture computers, and software.
We will continue to spotlight other customer applications in upcoming
Insights issues. If you would like your application or product
featured in this newsletter please contact email@example.com.
encourage you to email this newsletter to a friend or colleague.
always interested in pursuing new projects and welcomes your comments
and ideas. For information on Point Grey Research
and our products, please visit our website www.ptgrey.com
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