Voodoo Camera Tracker: A tool for the integration of virtual and real scenes

Version 1.2.0 beta for Linux and Windows
Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Laboratorium für Informationstechnologie

This non-commercial software tool is developed for research purpose at the Laboratorium für Informationstechnologie, University of Hannover. Permission is granted to any individual or institution to use, copy, and distribute this software, provided that this complete copyright and permission notice is maintained, intact, in all copies and supporting documentation. University of Hannover provides this software "as is" without express or implied warranty.

Overview

The Voodoo Camera Tracker estimates camera parameters and reconstructs a 3D scene from image sequences. The estimation algorithm offers a full automatic and robust solution to estimate camera parameters for video sequences. The results are useful for many applications like film production, 3D reconstruction, or video coding. The estimated parameters can be exported to the 3D animation packages: 3D Studio Max, Blender, Lightwave, Maya, and Softimage.

The Voodoo Camera Tracker works very alike to commercial available camera trackers (also called match movers), e.g. 3D-Equalizer by Science-D-Visions, boujou by 2d3, Matchmover by RealViz , PFTrack by The Pixel Farm, SynthEyes by Andersson Technologies, or VooCAT by VISCODA. Please consider buying a commercial product, if you need a camera tracker with professional support.

The estimation method consist of five processing steps:

  • Automatic detection of feature points
  • Automatic correspondence analysis
  • Outlier elimination
  • Robust incremental estimation of the camera parameters
  • Final refinement of the camera parameters

Download

For more information about the Voodoo Camera Tracker project visit the project website located at:

http://www.viscoda.com/index.php/en/products/non-commercial/voodoo-camera-tracker

Bug Report

The Voodoo Camera Tracker is developed for research purpose and has therefore less features than similar commercial products. Please consider buying a commercial product if you need a camera tracker with professional support. However, your experience report is important to us in order to improve the software according to your needs. Please send bugs and hints to Thorsten Thormählen (http://www.tnt.uni-hannover.de/~thormae) or Hellward Broszio (http://www.tnt.uni-hannover.de/~broszio). Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any trouble with this software.

 
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