|Authors||S. A. Pettersen, D. Johansen, H. Johansen, V. Berg-Johansen, V. R. Gaddam, A. Mortensen, R. Langseth, C. Griwodz, H. K. Stensland and P. Halvorsen|
|Title||Soccer Video and Player Position Dataset|
|Afilliation||Communication Systems, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 5th annual ACM conference on Multimedia Systems (MMSYS)|
This paper presents a dataset of body-sensor traces and corresponding videos from several professional soccer games captured in late 2013 at the Alfheim Stadium in Tromsø, Norway.Player data, including field position, heading, and speed are sampled at 20 Hz using the highly accurate ZXY Sport Tracking system. Additional per-player statistics, like total distance covered and distance covered in different speed classes, are also included with a 1 Hz sampling rate. The provided videos are in high-definition and captured using two stationary camera arrays positioned at an elevated position above the tribune area close to the center of the field. The camera array is configured to cover the entire soccer field, and each camera can be used individually or as a stitched panorama video. This combination of body-sensor data and videos enables computer-vision algorithms for feature extraction, object tracking, background subtraction, and similar, to be tested against the ground truth contained in the sensor traces.