Welcome to Computer
Vision, Fact & Fiction's official website!
Instructors: To request a copy of the DVD, please follow the instructions on this form and send a notification email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This educational DVD
represents an effort to inspire young people to explore
and discover the often misunderstood field of Computer
Vision. Ideas that are ultimately at the core of Computer
Vision as a research field have permeated literature
and, since the invention of film, Hollywood. Hollywood
films will be used as a starting point for discussion
because of their popularity. Elements of Computer
Vision are commonly found in Hollywood films, acting
as a bridge between the possibilities of scientific
reality and fantasy. Most people, familiar with CV
only through such films, have little idea of the scope
of this field. This project aims to advise, clarify,
and inspire curious students as well as other interested
The commentaries are arranged into the following seven chapters: 1. Biometrics, 2. Recognition & Segmentation, 3. 3D Vision, 4. Image Based Rendering, 5. Beyond the Visible Spectrum, 6. Tracking, 7. Image Enhancement & Super-resolution.
The DVD will be made
available for use as an educational tool in the classroom,
with the potential of reaching cable television audiences.
Below is a list of people who contributed commentaries to the project during CVPR 2005: