Generalized Image Acquisition and Analysis

Synchronization and Rolling Shutter Compensation for Consumer Video Camera Arrays

Two major obstacles to the use of consumer camcorders in computer vision applications are the lack of synchronization hardware, and the use of a "rolling" shutter, which introduces a temporal shear in the video volume. We present two simple approaches for solving both the rolling shutter shear and the synchronization problem at the same time. The first approach is based on strobe illumination, while the second employs a subframe warp along optical flow vectors. In our experiments we have used the proposed methods to effectively remove temporal shear, and synchronize up to 16 consumer-grade camcorders in multiple geometric configurations.


Introduction to Image Processing and Computer Vision

Lecture in winter term 2013/14

Lecturer: Ivo Ihrke

General Information

Course webpage - Libres Savoirs

When: 2014, Jan. 23rd to 2014, Apr. 10th
Where: IOA/IOGS buiding room E201
Registration for mailing list: send email to Ivo Ihrke (firstname[dot]lastname[at]


This lecture covers basic image processing techniques in two dimensions. Special emphasis will be put on the origin of images, i.e. including detection and noise sources. Apart from that, the course will include both classic as well as more modern developments in the area.

The tentative course schedule is

Thursday 23.01.2014, 8am Introduction and Sensor Technology Overview [pdf sensors]
Thursday 31.01.2014, 8am Noise, Dynamic Range, and Color [pdf noise/dr/color]
Thursday 06.02.2014, 8am Compression and Signal Processing [pdf compression]
Thursday 13.02.2014, 8am Images as Functions [pdf functions]
Thursday 20.02.2014, 8am Distance Functions, Edge Detection and Convolutional/Non-Convolutional Filters [pdf filters]
Thursday 27.02.2014 vacances
Thursday 06.03.2014, 8am projet d'ingenieur
Thursday 13.03.2014, 8am Image Statistics, Histograms & Feature Detection [pdf stats & feature detection]
Thursday 20.03.2014, 8am cancelled
Wednesday 26.03.2014, 10am cancelled
Thursday 03.04.2014, 10am Feature Detection and Invariance [pdf feature description]
Thursday 10.04.2014, 10am Image Blending and Panoramas [pdf blending & panoramas]


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