“Factored time-lapse video” by Sunkavalli, Matusik, Pfister and Rusinkiewicz

  • ©Kalyan Sunkavalli, Wojciech Matusik, Hanspeter Pfister, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz




    Factored time-lapse video



    We describe a method for converting time-lapse photography captured with outdoor cameras into Factored Time-Lapse Video (FTLV): a video in which time appears to move faster (i.e., lapsing) and where data at each pixel has been factored into shadow, illumination, and reflectance components. The factorization allows a user to easily relight the scene, recover a portion of the scene geometry (normals), and to perform advanced image editing operations. Our method is easy to implement, robust, and provides a compact representation with good reconstruction characteristics. We show results using several publicly available time-lapse sequences.


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