“Concave surround optics for rapid multiview imaging” by Jones, Bolas, McDowall and Debevec

  • ©Andrew C. Jones, Mark T. Bolas, Pink (Ian) E. McDowall, and Paul E. Debevec




    Concave surround optics for rapid multiview imaging



    Many image-based computer graphics techniques involve photographing a subject from many different viewpoints. This is usually accomplished by moving the camera, moving the subject, or using an array of cameras. In this work, we use a system of mirrors to create the appearance of camera movement around the subject while both the camera and subject are fixed. Our first use of the system produces slow-motion video of a dynamic subject with smooth rotational camera motion during the event.  While high-speed photography has long been used for the analysis of complex motions such as turbulent liquids, speeding bullets,  and human movement, such video is typically restricted to a static viewpoint, limiting the sense of three-dimensional structure.  


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