2nd month: Researchers produce wide-angle video with ball camera

Dec. 9, 2013

Despite how interesting or smart (no pun intended) a particular vision system may be, it's not necessarily always all that "fun." But with this camera football, that's not the case. In an article published in February, we took a look at a throwable camera system that records video while in flight that was developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Electro-Communications. Because the football spins at 600 rpm, the raw video captured would be an unwatchable blur, but the researchers developed a computer algorithm that converts the raw video into a stable, wide-angle view.

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James Carroll

Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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