Director-360: Introducing camera handling to 360 cameras

Hao Juan Huang, I. Chao Shen, Liwei Chan

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Abstract

This work introduces the concept of camera handling for a 360 camera and proposes Director-360, a 360 camera enhanced with two novel handling techniques. Pointer and field-of-view (FoV) are designed to explicitly and implicitly capture the 360 photographer's subject of interest within the 360 media at capture time. Pointer lets users specify a subject of interest about the scene by directly pointing the 360 camera as if using the camera as a flashlight, while FoV captures the user's subject of interest within the 360 scene by mapping the user's face direction to the 360 media. We described an implementation using deep-learning algorithms. We also presented the Director-360 Editor, which incorporates the handling data to streamline the post-editing process. To understand how Director-360 helps to compose 360 media, a pilot study was carried out to create video storytelling in three target scenarios. The results and user feedback from a pilot study were reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Subtitle of host publicationExpanding the Horizon of Mobile Interaction, MobileHCI 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375160
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: Expanding the Horizon of Mobile Interaction, MobileHCI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 5 Oct 20209 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: Expanding the Horizon of Mobile Interaction, MobileHCI 2020

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: Expanding the Horizon of Mobile Interaction, MobileHCI 2020
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/10/209/10/20

Keywords

  • 360 image
  • Camera-handling
  • Omnidirectional video
  • Subject of interest

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