Example-Based Motion Manipulation

Pin-Ching Su, Hwann-Tzong Chen, and Chia-Ming Cheng

This paper introduces an idea of imitating camera movements and shooting styles from an example video and reproducing the effects on another carelessly shot video. Our goal is to compute a series of transformations so that we can warp the input video and make the flow of the output video resemble the example flow. We formulate and solve an optimization problem to find the required transformation for each video frame. By enforcing the resemblance between flow fields, our method can recreate different shooting styles and camera movements, from simple effect of video stabilization, to more complicated ones like anti-blur panning, smooth zoom, tracking shot, and dolly zoom.
Pin-Ching Su, Hwann-Tzong Chen, and Chia-Ming Cheng: Example-Based Motion Manipulation. ICIP 2014.

Last updated: 17 October 2014