< Erfolgreiche Hollywoodfilme dank ausgezeichneten Verfahrens zur Videoanalyse

Successful Hollywood Movies due to Videoanalysis Software

ICCV Helmholtz Price honors Michael J. Blacks basic research paper calculating the „Optical Flow“

„Matrix Reloaded“ and „What Dreams May Come“ are movies showing fascinating visual effects – the latter one even won the Academy Award in this category. These effects were made possible by a software created in 1993, which since then has shown quite an impact and is still widely used in academy and industry. This work calculating the optical flow has stood the "test of time" and therefore one of the ICCV Helmholtz Prices 2013 was awarded to Michael J. Black, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Twenty years ago the software has laid a fundament for a still ongoing research field.


Original paper:
Black, M. J., and Anandan, P., "A framework for the robust estimation of optical flow,'' IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV, pages 231-236, Berlin, Germany, May 1993.

Michael J. Black (fith from left) with further awardees of the ICCV Helmholtz Price 2013, awarded December 5th, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.