Automatic Camera Framing and Cutting for Live Broadcast Production

Publikation aus Digital

Weiss, Wolfgang, Kaiser, Rene and Borsum, Malte and Kochale, Axel and Masetti, Marco and Zampichelli, Valentina

Adjunct proceedings of the 11th european conference on Interactive TV and video , 1/2013


We demonstrate a Virtual Director software for automatically selecting,framing and cutting between camera shots. The Virtual Director takes several sources of information into account in order to reason for multiple viewers with different devices in parallel, respecting real-time constraints. It uses a rule-based decision making approach which executes a set of generic and domain specific rules. Two different content sets from the domains of soccer and dance performance productions are used to demonstrate the applicability of automatic camera selection in different domains. The demo lets users experience the quality, potential and limitations of  automatic camera selection and to understand the complexity of such a system that is part of an automatic broadcast production workflow.