Well, 2011 was another great year for CVMP, 'The best year yet' was the consensus. With fantastic varied talks and some really interesting demonstrations, I'm inclined to agree. Here's what some of the attendees thought...
“I very much appreciated the opportunity to present the Raytrix lightfield 3D camera to such a high-key audience. While the presentation of our camera generated quite a number of interesting contacts, the discussions and conference presentations gave me a very good insight into the current demands and the state-of-the-art research in the field.” Christian Perwass, Raytrix GmbH
"I enjoyed participating in CVMP. I met a diverse crowd that shares the same interests as me. The conference brings together academia and industry, and stimulates exchange among participants. Attendees bring their own perspective, which makes each discussion insightful and unique." Sylvain Paris, Adobe Systems Inc.
"It has been a great pleasure to participate in CVMP2011 and get the occasion to introduce the Intel Visual Computing Institute. It became very clear that the convergence of film, television, computer vision and computer graphics is growing stronger and stronger, connecting different tools and algorithms and to a certain extent also connecting different kinds of people.“ Thorsten Herfet, Intel Visual Computing Institute.
CVMP2011 was filmed by fxphd. A few of the presentations can be viewed below.
The drinks reception was a great success with some really interesting discussions and impromptu demonstrations taking place. There were many new collaborations that took place after CVMP last year.
BBC Best Paper Award
Last year's winners; Neill D.F. Campbell (University of Cambridge), G.Vogiatzis (Aston University), C.Hernandez, R.Cipolla (Google Research) won for the prize their paper 'Automatic object segmentation from calibrated images'. Neill presented the paper on Day 2 and sparked keen discussion.
Sylvain Paris Researcher at Adobe Systems Inc.
Nicola Hoyle, FX Supervisor at Double Negative
Jeremy Doig Director of Video Tech at Google
Roberto Cipolla Cambridge Uni.
Peter Centen, Grass Valley
Thorsten Herfet Director of Research and Operations, the Intel Visual Computing Institute
Jordi Bares 3D Creative Director at The Mill
Damien Fagnou Stereographer at MPC
Ronald Fischer Technical Director of Universal's UVS1 (Universal Virtual Stage 1)
Christian Perwaß Raytrix