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Open University Table Tennis Video Database

The Video Database
This video database contains multi-view table tennis sequences which were captured during local league matches. The sequences were filmed using up to 4 high speed cameras (Casio EX-F1). The original purpose of these sequences is for ball tracking research. A ground truth, which contains the ball location in each frame identified by human volunteers, is also available for some of the sequences. You can preview the sequences using the following embedded Youtube applets. If you are interested in using these sequences for non-commercial research purposes, we can provide you links to download them. Please contact us using the email address below for details.

patrick (dot) wong (at) open (dot) ac (dot) uk

The Sequences
Rally 1 (Show half table)

This rally was captured by 4 high speed cameras. The following table summarise the
characteristics of the sequences.


Frame size

Capturing rate

Ave. Ball Radius

Ball Colour

Occlusion

Colour Merging

Background

Lighting

352 x 240

300fps

3 pixels

White

Yes

Yes

Complex

Acceptable

Camera 1, Left View

Camera 2, Right View
Camera 3, Left View
Camera 4, Right View

Rally 2 (Show full table)


This rally was captured by 4 high speed cameras. The following table summarise the
characteristics of the sequences.


Frame size

Capturing rate

Ave. Ball Radius

Ball Colour

Occlusion

Colour Merging

Background

Lighting

352 x 240

300fps

1.9 pixels

White

Yes

Yes

Complex

Acceptable

Camera 1, Left View

Camera 2, Right View
Camera 3, Left View
Camera 4, Right View



Other Sequences

The following sequences are not produced by us but are publicly available. For convenience, they are reproduced in here.

International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) Service Demo video (QVGA format)






The table tennis sequence commonly used by the image processing community (SIF format)






RELATED PUBLICATIONS

More discussions of this work can be found from the paper below:

Wong, Patrick and Dooley, Laurence (2011). Tracking Table Tennis Balls in Real Match Scenes for Umpiring Applications. British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 1(4), pp. 228–241.

Other related publications of this work can be found at Open Research Online.


last updated 18/6/2014