Well, Microsoft Research created a new build of ICE (v1.4.3) which includes Video stitching!
New features in version 1.4.3
- Stitch directly from a video (only on Windows 7)
- Automatic lens vignette removal
- Improved blending engine
- Options dialog to control memory usage and scratch disk locations
- Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU cores
- Ability to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web site
- Support for “structured panoramas” — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)
- No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramas
- Support for input images with 8 or 16 bits per component
- Ability to read raw images using WIC codecs
- Photoshop layer and large document support
- State-of-the-art stitching engine
- Automatic exposure blending
- Choice of planar, cylindrical, or spherical projection
- Orientation tool for adjusting panorama rotation
- Automatic cropping to maximum image area
- Native support for 64-bit operating systems
- Wide range of output formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HD Photo, and Silverlight Deep Zoom
Here is a part from the movie “A good year” that I just added in ICE:
It’s not the best data to test with but it looks fine
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See also: Scene Ztitch
I’ve been using a new style in Visual Studio recently, because my eyes got a bit too tired of looking constantly at the white background of the editor in Visual Studio 2010.
Today I’ve installed the style also at work and I must say that my eyes like it ^^.
Installing this style is simple, if you have problems read the StudioStyl.es FAQ.
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If you want to open multiple regedit instances, try this:
Try it by pressing windows key+r to open the Run dialog:
I took some pictures today with my mobile phone to create a Panorama.
Here is how I did this:
- View a picture and select “Go to Windows Live Photo Gallery”
- Select the pictures that you want to put together as a Panorama.
- Click the Make button and choose Panorama.
- Wait until the Panorama is made.
- This is the result:
- Select the part that you want to keep:
- The result:
If you want more advanced Panorama and Stitching options you’d better have a look at Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE).
Now show me your pictures!
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