Give this some thought for a moment. Imagine you could manipulate real time video with a new type of software that can make things appear or DISAPPEAR at will...EVEN IN LIVE VIDEO. The implications are a bit frightening especially when dealing with a criminal justice system or someone who has an agenda to implicate a person for a crime. A live video can be manipulated to make a person appear guilty of comminting and act or having a device that they actually do not. I like new technology, but i also imagine the nefarious uses that the new technology may be used for..Watch VideoDiminished Reality: Impressive Video Manipulation In Real-Time (Video)
by Serkan Toto on October 21, 2010
Scary or cool? This technology developed by a team of researchers at Technische Universität Ilmenau in Germany is probably both. Their so-called “Diminished Reality” system makes it possible to manipulate video in real-time. As opposed to Augmented Reality, which adds virtual objects to real world images, Diminished Reality removes selected objects from video recordings.
The way it works is that first, the object to be eliminated from the footage has to be specified and detected. After that, the system analyzes the immediate surroundings of the object, for example the look of a table it was standing on, and fills out the empty space with that information.
According to the researchers behind this Diminished Reality application, this process just takes a few milliseconds and works both for video streams and static pictures.
This pretty impressive video provides more insight:http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/10/21/diminished-reality-impressive-video-manipulation-in-real-time-video/