Siggraph 2014 breaks new ground
Camera moves and scene reconstruction in Hyperlapse.
We say sometimes that nothing really new emerges in computer graphics, at least from the artistic standpoint. Technologies progress towards higher and higher resolution, and sophisticated animation and rendering, but without meaningful advances from artists.
The 2014 edition of Siggraph of Vancouver has shown at least something that could give artists really new perspectives: from a haphazard video capture during the movements of a person (e.g. a sportsman), rebuild a smooth and time adjusted film. It's due to Microsoft and called Hyperlapse. See the announcement webpage.
To know more a bout this project and the whole Vancouver session, take part in the "Retour de Siggraph" meeting organized the the French chapter, on Oct. 16. Information and registration (required) on the chapter's website special page.
Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.