Photosynth at the inauguration

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Walter Banks, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Walter Banks

    Walter Banks Guest

    CNN on the Obama inauguration showcased a piece of Microsoft software
    called Photosynth. It looks like a dynamic Pano/Mosaic photo processing package.

    It reminds me of the approach a package I once used called autostitch

    There is a link on the following URL to download Photosynth.

    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/44.president/inauguration/themoment/

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    Walter Banks, Jan 21, 2009
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    bowzer Guest

    Well, it sure doesn't look "3D" to me, not at all. And, just to show you
    that dust knows no bounds, take a look at the top left of the set in the
    blue sky...
     
    bowzer, Jan 21, 2009
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    Annika1980 Guest

    It isn't supposed to look 3-D. The point is to be able to move around
    and view a scene from many perspectives. Perhaps D-Mac could use this
    to finally finish his stepped-out linear pano?
     
    Annika1980, Jan 21, 2009
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    Walter Banks Guest

    I really liked using autostitch. The CNN use of Photosynth used something like
    11,000 images many if not most from cell phones using a autostitch type
    algorithm. Being able to walk through a scene and watch perspective change
    opens a lot of possibilities when a scene is scanned with multiple 5D2's for
    example. It starts to open the era of terra bit images

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    Walter Banks, Jan 22, 2009
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    Walter Banks Guest

    11,000 people with cell phones is one thing but the same technology processing
    good quality images as a starting point starts to make sense. Look at this a
    an early technology test.

    The sheer volume of data in some of the potential uses is staggering. There has
    been a scanning laser system used in multicar accident investigations and archaeology
    site scanning that has distance information, low resolution and little color or surface
    information. The potential to extract this information from high resolution images
    opens a whole new way of viewing an image.

    Send Bret out with his FAB 5D2 and a spare hard disk drive and start snapping
    images together they would create a virtual image that could reach a terra
    pixel or more.

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    Walter Banks, Jan 22, 2009
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    Walter Banks Guest

    Are you up to the task? I am in not position to judge to judge based on the
    samples I have of your work.


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    Walter Banks, Jan 22, 2009
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    Walter Banks Guest

    They would be adequate for a technology test. :)

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    Walter Banks, Jan 22, 2009
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I challenge you to produce a pic of mine with poor focus.
     
    Annika1980, Jan 23, 2009
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    J. Clarke Guest

    He's likely to define "focus" in such a way that holograms have "poor
    focus".
     
    J. Clarke, Jan 23, 2009
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    Noons Guest

    Annika1980 wrote,on my timestamp of 23/01/2009 3:00 PM:
    I don't think anyone has ever taken a picture of you,
    in or out of focus, other than yourself?
     
    Noons, Jan 23, 2009
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