Free Viewpoint Video System
Canon unveiled a system it is developing to simulate a video camera in real-time. The virtual camera will give viewers the impression of being in the thick of it at events like soccer games, for example. The system requires about fifteen high-res cameras to be positioned around the pitch. The Japanese company declined to go into technical detail, but did provide a demonstration video giving a good idea of the potential of the tool. For example, in the future, viewers wearing virtual reality goggles could imagine being right on the pitch. The Free Viewpoint system could revolutionize the way sports events are filmed, and watched.
⇨ Digital Photography Review, “Canon’s ‘virtual camera’ system will turn sports games into 3D videos you can explore.”