Now You Shake Me: Towards Automatic 4D Cinema

Yuhao Zhou, Makarand Tapaswi, Sanja Fidler; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 7425-7434

Abstract


We are interested in enabling automatic 4D cinema by parsing physical and special effects from untrimmed movies. These include effects such as physical interactions, water splashing, light, and shaking, and are grounded to either a character in the scene or the camera. We collect a new dataset referred to as the Movie4D dataset which annotates over 9K effects in 63 movies. We propose a Conditional Random Field model atop a neural network that brings together visual and audio information, as well as semantics in the form of person tracks. Our model further exploits correlations of effects between different characters in the clip as well as across movie threads. We propose effect detection and classification as two tasks, and present results along with ablation studies on our dataset, paving the way towards 4D cinema in everyone’s homes.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Zhou_2018_CVPR,
author = {Zhou, Yuhao and Tapaswi, Makarand and Fidler, Sanja},
title = {Now You Shake Me: Towards Automatic 4D Cinema},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}