Face Video Database of the MPI for Biological Cybernetics

by Martin Breidt, Douglas W. Cunningham, Christian Wallraven,
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Department Prof. Heinrich H. Bülthoff

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This database contains videos of facial action units which were recorded starting in autumn of 2003 at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics in the Face and Object Recognition Group, department Prof. Bülthoff, using the Videolab facilities created by Mario Kleiner and Christian Wallraven.


The Videolab technology allows us to record facial movements from six different viewpoints at the same time while maintaining a very precise synchronization between the different cameras. Please refer to the Technical Report 123 by M. Kleiner et al. for a detailed description of the recording technology or the Videolab description for an overview.

How to get access

You need to register using the registration form, then an email with a password for downloading the videos will be sent to you. Your account is valid for 30 days. We ask for your official institutional/business email address. Your email is only used for sending you the password and will not be used for mass mailing or any other non-related purpose. We will NOT accept email addresses from free email providers such as yahoo.com, gmail.com, gmx.de etc!

Please read the license agreement. We also ask for citation of the papers listed in the database in your publications that use the videos from the database.


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