Panoptic Studio – three-dimensional digitizing system that uses 480 cameras




Soon it will be possible to create high quality 3D -Reconstruction sporting events, concerts and other events for later use in recreational or scientific purposes. This will be possible thanks to a new system of digitizing movements in three-dimensional space Panoptic Studio, developed by researchers at the University of Carnegie Malone (Carnegie Mellon University).

Panoptic Studio is a dome height of a two-story house, in which there are 480 cameras that can track and record the smallest movement of the person, according to Gizmag.

Previously, to create 3D-models had to hang on Human additional markers on which program to create three-dimensional model. System Panoptic Studio this is not necessary. It uses sophisticated algorithms that can track the motion of any point, which is sure to come to the attention of several cameras.

All 480 cameras can track up to 100,000 points on the object, which is much more than can be like modern systems that are equipped with only a couple of dozens of cameras. Such an amount of tracking systems allows to get rid of “dead zones” in creating 3D-model of the object.

The drawback of this method is to capture a huge amount of data that must be stored and processed. In addition, it may sometimes be redundant to the information received, but complex software algorithms must filter out extraneous data.

In the near future, engineers plan to upgrade your system by adding it to work outside of the dome. If all goes well, the Panoptic Studio can be used in concert halls, stadiums or sports fields.

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