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Scientists build a real Panopticon that captures your every move in 3D

22
Jul
2014

Motion capture technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Just take a look at Gollum actor Andy Serkiss incredibly expressive performance as a computer-generated simian in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Scientists at Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh have done it with a system reminiscent of the 360-degree cameras used to film the bullet time sequences in The Matrix. The new technique utilizes enormous spherical dome called the Panoptic Studio, which is outfitted with 480 video cameras pointing inward.

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