A flexible programmable camera control and data acquisition hardware platform

Fei Cheng*, Jimin Xiao, Tammam Tillo, Yao Zhao

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are a number of standard video sequences produced by some organizations and companies, which simulate different scenes and conditions in order to properly test video coding methods. With the rapid development of sensing and imaging technologies, more information can be employed to assist video coding. However, the existed sequences cannot satisfy the recently proposed video coding methods. Moreover, to capture 3D video, multi-cameras, including texture and depth cameras, are used together. Thus, a synchronization mechanism is needed to control different cameras. In addition, some adverse conditions, such as light source flicker, affect the quality of the video. In order to acquire proper video sequences, we proposed a flexible control platform for texture and depth cameras, which could address the above issues. We have applied the platform to test several new methods proposed recently. With the assistance of this platform, we have achieved considerable positive results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing – PCM 2015 - 16th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
EditorsYo-Sung Ho, Yong Man Ro, Junmo Kim, Fei Wu, Jitao Sang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319240770
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2015 - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 Sept 201518 Sept 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Camera control
  • Flicker
  • Platform
  • Synchronization
  • Video sequence

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