Kolor experiments video stitching (Sept. 2008)

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Kolor experiments video stitchingFor the first time, Kolor stitched videos together, using Autopano Server. As for static image stitching, the technologies available in Autopano were applied to video stitching. This creates a color-corrected final video with invisible seems between source videos.

The whole process is automatic; the only manual step is the video synchronization at the beginning of the stitching.

The projection mode is determined once for the whole sequence whereas the color correction adapts in real time.

For this experiment, 3 different SD camcorders were placed on a same rod and auto-stabilization was disabled. To minimize parallax errors, the subject should not be too close to the camcorders.

Smartblend ghost-remover can be improved, using temporal information.

The result obtained with this simple hardware enables to imagine very good results if using professional sequences (greater video resolution, accurate synchronization, global stabilization…).

The 3 individual video sources and the final assembled video:

  • Etienne | Sep 10, 2008 at 21 h 47 min

    Amazing! You are really good at kolor :)
    Is this an overview of your future appllications ?

  • foundation | Sep 10, 2008 at 22 h 30 min

    So awesome!!! I’ve wanted to do something like that for a while. How do you synchronize the time codes between the camcorders?

  • critical11 | Sep 11, 2008 at 12 h 10 min

    Amazing… loads of ideas spring to mind. More info please :)

  • Tived | Sep 12, 2008 at 1 h 57 min

    Mindblowing….just amazing!

    Keep up the great work!

    A Dane Down Under

  • Payam Rahmani | Sep 12, 2008 at 15 h 29 min

    WoW, it’s great.

  • charles | Oct 18, 2008 at 14 h 31 min

    can i do this with autopano pro ?

  • Thomas Leong | Oct 30, 2008 at 16 h 58 min

    I use AvStumpfl’s Wings Platinum 3 Multidisplay software to display panoramics (Dataton’s Watchout is a similar product). We use a single high res source which is split by the Wings software and re-distributed to Slave PCs controlled by a Master to achieve what you have here. To get live video, we need a capture card installed in all the PCs (Master and Slaves), and final display alignment (of the projectors) is critical.

    The amazing thing with Autopano Server is that the 3 cameras are not even aligned!!
    When will Autopano Server come to market? I can see a huge potential for your product in the presentations/entertainment market.

    Carry on the good work!!

    Thomas Leong

  • ChinaPano | Sep 3, 2010 at 17 h 11 min

    OWESOME ! IN 2008.

    Hope u can do it as a software .

  • Karol | May 10, 2011 at 23 h 14 min

    Kolor! Please keep me informed about software for video stitching.

  • Martin | Dec 25, 2011 at 1 h 05 min

    I am currently developing a bracket to hold 6 go pro hero cameras and need to find a solution for the stitching of the 6 video files.
    can you tell me if this is going to be in any of your updates.

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