Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re:VTour (Was:Realtime 3d with 360 equirectangular view)
I suggest you try to access the article in the April 25 - May 1
edition of the British "Ecoomist" magazine with the unlikely
title "Polyphemus does the hoovering."
This describes a new image-processing technique using carefully
optimised routines for deriving 3D positional information from
moving images. Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) is
primarly designed to process information from sensors using
lasers but Dr. Davidson of Imperial College London has applied
it to digital cameras. He and his colleagues have "recently
been able to show this new form of SLAM working at 200 frames
per second on a camera tossed from hand to hand, using just a
laptop computer to process the images."
This looks off topic, but the technique uses the very rapid
identification of congruent features in contiguous video
frames to trace movements and infer locations, so there is
a real possibility of the techniques being applicable to the
processing of panoramas and/or the adjustment of stereo display
parameters. If you can access it, I'd be interested to hear
your opinion. If you can't, I have access to the article on
the Economist website and might be able to obtain the text
and/or send a link (the latter doubtful as it is largely
restricted to subscribers).