|Authors||M. Tennøe, E. O. Helgedagsrud, M. Næss, H. K. Alstad, H. K. Stensland, P. Halvorsen and C. Griwodz|
|Title||Real-time Panorama Video Processing Using NVIDIA GPUs|
|Afilliation||Media, Communication Systems|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Secondary Title||GPU Tecnology Conference 2013|
Sports analytics is a growing area of interest, both from a computer system view to manage the technical challenges and from a sport performance view to aid the development of athletes. We have been working on Bagadus, a prototype of a sports analytics application using soccer as a case study. Bagadus integrates a sensor system, a soccer analytics annotationssystem and a video processing system using a video camera array. A prototype is currently installed at Alfheim Stadium in Norway. An important part of the system is playback of events from the games using stitched panorama video. This results in a lot of technical challenges to keep the creation of these panorama videos in real time. To be able to do this, we utilize the power of GPGPU by use of NVIDIA GPUs and CUDA.