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Timelapse Clouds

Dataset Description

A dataset containing videos of clouds and cloud shadows captured by stationary ground-based cameras.

Timelapse Clouds Dataset

A collection of time-lapse videos of clouds that we use to evaluate our methods for estimating depth from cloud shadows. The videos were collected from a variety of sources, see below for details.

Obtaining the Dataset

You can either follow the links below and retrieve the data from the original source, or contact Nathan Jacobs for post processed video frames.

Dataset Details

The dataset is composed of a collection of videos that were mostly downloaded from the Internet. Information about the individual sequences are shown below.

Name Sample Image Additional Information
apache1


Source: youtube

apache2

Source: youtube

apache3

Source: youtube

valley

Source: youtube

shadow_valley

 

Source: vimeo

field

Source: Getty - Energy Films Library

desert Source: Getty - Richard Kooris
colorado

Source: youtube - skytimelapse

badland

Source: shutterstock - Tim Pleasant

arch

Videographer: Robert Pless

ceske-krumlov

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

ceske1

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

ceske2

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

ceske3

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

ceske4

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

ceske5

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

city_cathedral

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena

teide

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2008 Series

novomestska

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2008 Series

praha4

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2009 Series

praha

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena

oedenwinkelkees

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2011 Series

francesco

Source: unknown, if you know where it is from, please send me a link so I can give proper credit.

What we know: The original file name is Francescobonomi-TimeLapseClouds593.mpg.

lovos

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena

libus_ir_vis

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2011 Series

libus_ir_ir

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2011 Series

libus

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena

hazmburk

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2008 Series

cumulus

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2010 USA series

cordoba

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2010 series

capitolBuilding

Source: unknown, if you know where it is from, please send me a link so I can give proper credit.

What we know: It looks like Boise, Idaho.

mountain

Source: unknown, if you know where it is from, please send me a link so I can give proper credit.

texas Source: Getty - Richard Kooris

grand_canyon

Source: videohive
london Source: youtube
nyc Source: Getty - Energy Films Library
praha

Videographer: Martin Setvak
Collection: Timelapse photography of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena
Source: 2008 Series

Dataset Citation

If you use the dataset, please cite the following publications:
  1. PDF Jacobs N., Abrams A., Pless R. 2013. Two Cloud-Based Cues for Estimating Scene Structure and Camera Calibration. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) 35:2526–2538. website bibtex
  2. PDF Jacobs N., Bies B., Pless R. 2010. Using Cloud Shadows to Infer Scene Structure and Camera Calibration. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 1102–1109. website bibtex

Related Publication(s)

  1. Workman S., Souvenir R., Jacobs N. 2015. Scene Shape Estimation from Multiple Partly Cloudy Days. Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU):116–129. website bibtex
  2. PDF Jacobs N., King J., Bowers D., Souvenir R. 2014. Estimating Cloud Maps from Outdoor Image Sequences. In: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 961–968. website bibtex
  3. PDF Jacobs N., Workman S., Souvenir R. 2013. Scene Geometry from Several Partly Cloudy Days. In: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC). 1–6. website bibtex
  4. PDF Jacobs N., Abrams A., Pless R. 2013. Two Cloud-Based Cues for Estimating Scene Structure and Camera Calibration. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) 35:2526–2538. website bibtex
  5. PDF Jacobs N., Bies B., Pless R. 2010. Using Cloud Shadows to Infer Scene Structure and Camera Calibration. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 1102–1109. website bibtex