MAVIS: Mobile Acquisition and VISualization - a professional tool for video recording on a mobile platform

Watten, Phil, Gilardi, Marco, Holroyd, Patrick and Newbury, Paul (2015) MAVIS: Mobile Acquisition and VISualization - a professional tool for video recording on a mobile platform. SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, Kobe, Japan, 2-5 November 2015. Published in: ACM Transactions on Graphics: Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015. 34 (6) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY. ISSN 0730-0301

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Professional video recording is a complex process which often requires expensive cameras and large amounts of ancillary equipment. With the advancement of mobile technologies, cameras on mobile devices have improved to the point where the quality of their output is sometimes comparable to that obtained from a professional video camera and are often used in professional productions. However, tools that allow professional users to access the information they need to control the technical quality of their filming and make an informed decision about what they are recording are missing on mobile platforms. In this paper we present MAVIS (Mobile Acquisition and VISualization) a tool for professional filming on a mobile platform. MAVIS allows users to access information such as colour vectorscope, waveform monitor, false colouring, focus peaking and all other information that is needed to produce high quality professional videos. This is achieved by exploiting the capabilities of modern mobile GPUs though the use of a number of vertex and fragment shaders. Evaluation with professionals in the film industry shows that the app and its functionalities are well received and that the output and usability of the application align with professional standards.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Image and Video Processing, Film-making on mobile devices
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
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Depositing User: Marco Gilardi
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 15:15

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