Re: CNN Haiti 360 video
- the movies could be stabilized easily in software -- extract a rectilinear front view and track that. A wide angle view from high up can be readily tracked. Tracking software could also set the scene vertical in one or two frames and that would be enough for setting uprightness. Export that camera track (ignoring translations) to a 3d program with the equirectangular panorama frames mapped to a sphere locked (child of a parent) to the camera. Clone the camera and smooth the motion curves of that camera
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Pat Swovelin <panoramas@...> wrote:
> On 1/23/2010 5:19 AM, Keith Martin's hamster got loose on the keyboard
> and typed ...:
> > Sometime around 22/1/10 (at 23:50 +0000) fierodeval said:
> >> I see a big unleveling in the videos.
> > Yes, this is a real problem. I saw that much of the undamaged
> > structures on either side showed the stepped/staircase alignment of
> > buildings on hills. But because the camera setup was levelled with
> > the car rather than gravity, the road appears to be level and all the
> > buildings look slanted.
> > A shame. But it raises an interesting point about using panoramic
> > video: levelling is always important, but it shouldn't just be done
> > once at the beginning of a shoot. An automatic levelling process that
> > monitors things at all times might be required.
> The camera needs to be dual-gimbal-mounted with cross-mounted gryos like
> on a Steadicam in a high wind shot.
> Well that is assuming they actually care about the image ... and we know
> that's not the case. "If it bleeds, it leads." That's all they care
> about in the 24-hour news cycle.
> > k
> Pat Swovelin
> Cool Guy @ Large