Software To Deal With Sports Action Camera’s Shaky Video
Action sports cameras are becoming increasingly popular as unlike conventional cameras they are now more resistant as well as more practical to take with you on adventures. Whether you attach them to your helmet as your ride a bike or to the front of your surf boards, sports action cameras capture shots and moments that some people may never experience in their life.
However a problem with a camera being used in extreme environments is that the video footage can be considered shaky especially when videoing cycling, climbing, kayaking or other high-speed sport. Microsoft has come to the rescue and has created a piece of software that stabilizes the footage and speeds them up to make them more watchable and easy on the eye. How did Microsoft solve this issue? Well, the software analyses the footage and creates new frames to smooth out camera jumps, also the research team want to turn this software into a Windows application.
There is already image-stabilization software on the market that is available however these have all been criticized for doing a poor job of dealing with the footage when it was sped up. The software developed by Windows uses three stages to produce a much better video by firstly identifying significant features in each scene and create a very approximate reconstruction of the part of the world the camera traveled through. Secondly, the software works out the smoothest path the camera could take through this virtual reconstruction. Then finally the footage is then rendered in which the camera travels this smoother path.
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