1. prebuss's Avatar
    There's no doubt that the availability and affordability of first-person cameras like the GoPro, Sony Action Camera and (coming to a street near you) Google Glass have opened up a whole new world for cyclists posting their latest adventure. Problem is that not all of these adventures are super-exciting, many are very long and packed full of erratic camera shake and changes in lighting. Sometimes they're a bit of a chore to watch all the way through.

    Step forward Microsoft's Research lab with their hyperlapse processing technology: time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera.
    This is how it's done:

    The video is analysed to work out the significant features in every scene and to form an approximate reconstruction of the area the camera travelled through
    Secondly, the smoothest path the camera could take through this virtual reconstruction is calculated
    Finally, the film is rendered with the camera travelling along this smooth path

    Watch the video now for a full explanation and demonstration of this technology:


    And here's a technical explanation of how it works:

    We're counting down the days until this technology will become an everyday option, and look forward to seeing some cool footage in the future. Are you?

    Source: The CRC Hub, article: Have Microsoft found a way to make all POV bike vids look awesome?
    Cleavitt76 likes this.
    08-16-2014 05:25 PM
  2. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    I love seeing the stuff that comes out of MS research. Amazing stuff and quite innovative. A lot of it doesn't make it into products because it's difficult to monetize some of the technology, but interesting to see it anyway.

    I could actually use a product with this technology quite a bit.
    08-17-2014 01:49 AM

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