Sparse Dynamic 3D Reconstruction From Unsynchronized Videos

Enliang Zheng, Dinghuang Ji, Enrique Dunn, Jan-Michael Frahm; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 4435-4443


We target the sparse 3D reconstruction of dynamic objects observed by multiple unsynchronized video cameras with unknown temporal overlap. To this end, we develop a framework to recover the unknown structure without sequencing information across video sequences. Our proposed compressed sensing framework poses the estimation of 3D structure as the problem of dictionary learning. Moreover, we define our dictionary as the temporally varying 3D structure, while we define local sequencing information in terms of the sparse coefficients describing a locally linear 3D structural interpolation. Our formulation optimizes a biconvex cost function that leverages a compressed sensing formulation and enforces both structural dependency coherence across video streams, as well as motion smoothness across estimates from common video sources. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach in both synthetic data and captured imagery.

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author = {Zheng, Enliang and Ji, Dinghuang and Dunn, Enrique and Frahm, Jan-Michael},
title = {Sparse Dynamic 3D Reconstruction From Unsynchronized Videos},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}