3D Time-Lapse Reconstruction From Internet Photos

Ricardo Martin-Brualla, David Gallup, Steven M. Seitz; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 1332-1340

Abstract


Given an Internet photo collection of a landmark, we compute a 3D time-lapse video sequence where a virtual camera moves continuously in time and space. While previous work assumed a static camera, the addition of camera motion during the time-lapse creates a very compelling impression of parallax. Achieving this goal, however, requires addressing multiple technical challenges, including solving for time-varying depth maps, regularizing 3D point color profiles over time, and reconstructing high quality, hole-free images at every frame from the projected profiles. Our results show photorealistic time-lapses of skylines and natural scenes over many years, with dramatic parallax effects.

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@InProceedings{Martin-Brualla_2015_ICCV,
author = {Martin-Brualla, Ricardo and Gallup, David and Seitz, Steven M.},
title = {3D Time-Lapse Reconstruction From Internet Photos},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}
}