are only a few more days until the SIGGRAPH 2003 show in San
Diego July 29-31, 2003.
will be one of over 200 exhibitors unveiling their latest advances in
graphics and interactive marketplace.
can get up close and hands-on with the newest hardware and software
tools in Animation, High Performance Graphics, 3D Modelling, Web 3D, Virtual Reality and
many more applications.
on site demos will feature the Bumblebee®
and the 3D Stereo
Visualization Kit, the Dragonfly®
and Dr. Fua's face tracking application and our spherical digital
video camera, the Ladybug®.
Come visit us at booth
#3425 and be one of the first to preview the soon to be released
In this issue of Insights we are
featuring our Dragonfly® camera with an augmented reality application
developed at the Computer Vision
EPFL in Lausanne.
Dr. Pascal Fua and his research team have focused on developing augmented
reality applications, as well as modelling of people and their
motion from images and video sequences. Their research objective has
been to create an augmented environment in which real and rendered
scenes can be seamlessly integrated into one.
At the recent Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in
Madison, WI, Dr. Fua's research group presented a compelling augmented
reality demonstration. The demo used the Dragonfly® camera to track the
position of a person's face in its full six-degrees-of-freedom. The
system was able to track this position at frame rates and optionally
display a virtual moustache and different styles of virtual glasses on
the person's face.
"The quality of the images produced by high quality cameras, such as
the Dragonfly® were key in identifying stable features on the face and
accurately tracking them as the person moved," said Dr. Fua. "The
PGRFlycapture library allowed easy and efficient interfacing of our
with the camera."
Point Grey Research will be demonstrating this software at the upcoming
Siggraph conference and exhibition. Come by our booth #3425 and try on
the virtual glasses!
If you own a Dragonfly®, you can download this software at (http://cvlab.epfl.ch/software/download.html) and try it out
yourself. The details of the software implementation can be found at (http://cvlab.epfl.ch/publications/vacchetti-et-al-cvpr03.pdf).
If you currently have an application or product using a PGR camera and
would like it featured in this newsletter, please email email@example.com.
We'd love to hear from you.
Comments, Queries, Applications?
always interested in pursing new projects and welcomes your comments
and ideas. We invite you to contact us if you have an application for
any of our products. For information on Point Grey Research and our
products, please visit our website www.ptgrey.com
The staff at
| It's compact. It's low cost.
is only a few weeks away from launching the Firefly®2, our most
affordable IEEE-1394 camera.
Firefly®2 is an OEM board level camera using a 1/4"
progressive scan CCD. At a resolution of 640x480, the Firefly®2
broadcasts color images up to 30 fps without compression. And it's
compact footprint 40x40mm makes the Firefly®2 easy to integrate.
Full development kits will be priced under $300 USD. Each kit will
include the Firefly®2 board level camera, IEEE-1394 cable and interface
card, M12 micro lenses (4mm, 6mm, 8mm), CS mount lens holder, camera
driver and our PGRFlycapture API.
For more information on
the Firefly®2, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
tuned for our next newsletter.