Will you please support panoramic/stabilized video export from ICE when video is used as input? RRS feed

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  • I would like to use ICE to stabilize video which pans back and forth which was shot from a stationary location and export the stabilized video (with the ability to expand the frame beyond the original video's aspect ratio, due to the frames all being aligned) like MSR's Blink app does.

    For a simplistic illustration of what I mean, check out the second image in this web log entry (the one in the "Better Stabilization" section)

    Perhaps you have different teams working on the different apps or you feel that having too much functionality in a single application is too confusing for new users or there is a limit to how much functionality you wish to give away for free.

    Whatever the case, I've always eyed videos (especially older ones shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio) and wanted to stitch them into a panorama but then watch every single frame of the video as video moving within that larger canvas.

    Today's ICE 2 release with your auto-complete built in just underlines this desire yet again for me.

    I'm aware that a video that has moving objects in it (people, vehicles, etc.) which enter and exit frame will look strange when they hit the edge of the frame, but I would still like to be able to try this stitching of video into panoramic video whenever I wish to.

    Another aspect of the beauty of this approach would be that if lucky imaging or multi-image-fusion functionality is built into ICE then we are able to get a better exposure from inspecting multiple frames from the same region or remove some video compression artifacts from better frames of that part of the scene.

    Please consider adding this functionality, as I feel that it does fit within ICE's use cases and does belong in a desktop application, rather than being locked away in mobile apps.

    Your fan,

    There is no effect without a cause.

    Friday, February 6, 2015 12:31 AM