Microsoft Research adds video stitching to ICE v1.4.3

Remember the post I made a year ago about the Microsoft Image Composite Editor?

Well, Microsoft Research created a new build of ICE (v1.4.3) which includes Video stitching! 😀

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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

Additional features

  • 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 😉


Download the 64bit version here directly.

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See also: Scene Ztitch