Tracking Planes in Images: Applications in Post-Production

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 10:30am - 11:30am
EE/CS 3-180
Philip McLauchlan (Imagineer Systems Limited)
Imagineer Systems Ltd was founded in 2000 with the aim of building
innovative products based around computer vision technology. Our first
products mokey, has helped to automate various important tasks in film
and video post-production, including wire and rig removal,
stabilisation, lens distortion correction and matte creation. Two new
products, monet and motor, are specialised to compositing and
rotoscoping applications. Our core technology is a fast and accurate
tracker for affine and projective 2D motion.

In my seminar I shall relate some of the history of the company and
summarise the algorithms and software we have developed, in particular
our Gandalf computer vision library (see
There will be extensive demonstrations of mokey and monet. If time
permits, I will present a mathematical conundrum in the area of the
normalisation of projective quantitities.

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