Canon announced create a new visual solution that incorporates the optical and sensor technologies-the Free Viewpoint Video System
The Company, Canon Inc., has announced the development of the Free Viewpoint Video System, a new visual solution that incorporates the optical and sensor technologies cultivated by over many years. Canon thinks the new system will create an immersive viewing experience and aims to provide a high-value-added imaging solution for a wide range of applications including sporting events.
With the development of its Free Viewpoint Video System-a system comprises several high-resolution cameras set up around the stadium, which are connected to a network and controlled via software to simultaneously capture the game from multiple viewpoints-which creates a realistic, immersive experience that gives the user a sense that they are really there.
The Free Viewpoint Video System offers a completely new, totally immersive visual experience that enables viewers to operate a virtual camera in 3-D space to move freely around the stadium and even experience the simulated physical sensation of being among players on the field during a game. Along with providing a new way to enjoy sporting events, Canon plans to explore such potential applications for this system as training teams and athletes.
Canon has achieved a video experience that can be viewed from various angles and viewpoints, expanding the boundaries of visual expression and contributing to the development of video culture.