360 tracking using a virtual PTZ camera

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Object tracking using still or PTZ cameras is a hard task for large spaces and needs several devices to completely cover the area or to track multiple subjects. The introduction of 360° camera technology offers a complete view of the scene in a single image and can be useful to reduce the number of devices needed in the tracking problem. In this paper we present a framework using 360 cameras to simulate an unlimited number of PTZ cameras and to be used for tracking. The proposed method to track a single target process an equirectangular view of the scene and obtains a model of the moving object in the image plane. The target is tracked analyzing the next frame of the video sequence and estimating the P,T and Z shifts needed to keep the target in the center of the virtual camera view. The framework allows to use a single 360° device to obtain an equirectangular video sequence and to apply the proposed tracking strategy on each target simulating several virtual PTZ cameras.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage Analysis and Processing - ICIAP 2017 - part I
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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