“Tracking a Baseball for Broadcast Television” by Guéziec

  • ©André Guéziec

Entry Number: 14

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    Tracking a Baseball for Broadcast Television

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    Prerequisites
    Interest in image processing and knowledge of basic techniques. Minimal mathematical background for section on Kalman Filters, which are discussed at a very simple level.

    Topics
    Image-processing, mathematical, algorithmic, and engineering components of a system that uses two video cameras to reliably track the flight of a baseball. Overview of the industry. Human aspects of participating in development and operation of a special effect for live TV.

    Description
    An overview of what it takes to bring an image-processing special effect to live, unscripted, broadcast television coverage of a sporting event before TV viewers nationwide each Sunday night. The emphasis is on technical image-processing challenges.

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