GoPro and other popular first-person video equipment has given us many unique looks into our world, allow us to see what others see like never before. The only downside is that the cameras are mounted on people running, jumping, climbing and quite often the camera suffers a lot of shaking, making the footage a little rough around the edges.
Microsoft Research think they have the answer, and their new Hyperlapse technique uses some incredible software calculations to turn that shaky footage into one smooth motion through an event and the end result is unlike any other time lapse footage I’ve ever seen.
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By usinging a 3D representation of the video’s path, moving the camera around in a virtual environment to find the optimal spot, then linking those spots together, the teams software completely re-tools the source video and it’s certainly a lot more advanced that the image stabilization we see on YouTube videos.
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