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Computación y Sistemas

Print version ISSN 1405-5546

Comp. y Sist. vol.6 n.4 México Apr./Jun. 2003




Qualitative Interpretation of Camera Motion in the Projection of Individual Frames of an Image Stream


Interpretación Cualitativa del Movimiento de la Cámara mediante el Análisis de Projecciones de los Cuadros de una Secuencia de Imágenes


Joaquín Salas


Jose Siurob 10, Col Alameda
Queretaro, Qro. CP 76040




Article received on March 19, 2002; accepted on March 03, 2003



In this study, we are interested on some special kind of camera movements that ideally take place on a flat surface and the image projections perpendicular to these movements. We analyze interpretation of motion for a camera heading forward, panning around its optical center and translating perpendicular to its optical axis. We present simulations and experiments with real data. Our results show that it is possible to obtain qualitative information about the camera motion's nature.

Keywords: Camera Motion, Qualitative Interpretation, Image Sequence, Flatland



En este documento, estudiamos una clase especial de movimientos de la cámara que idealmente se desarrollan en una superficie plana y las proyecciones de imagen perpendiculares a esos movimientos. De esta forma, analizamos la interpretación de movimientos de una cámara cuando ésta avanza en dirección de su eje focal, gira alrededor de su centro óptico y se traslada perpendicular a su eje focal. Mostramos simulaciones y experimentos con datos reales. Nuestros resultados muestran que la aproximación permite obtener información cualitativa sobre la naturaleza del movimiento de la cámara.

Palabras Clave: Movimiento de la Cámara, Interpretación Cualitativa, Secuencias de Imágenes, Mundo Plano





The author wants to thank to Prof. Carlo Tomasi for all his ideas, help and support and to the reviewers for their comments and suggestions. This work was partially supported with a grant from CEGEPI–IPN.



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