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Koogle
08-02-2006, 03:12 PM
I thought auto stitching photos was cool.. this new stuff from mircosoft is the next step.. really awesome.. check out the video though ;)

http://labs.live.com/photosynth/default.html

Video demo here, there is a nice 720p resolution one to check out.

http://labs.live.com/photosynth/videodemo.html

Mondo
08-02-2006, 04:00 PM
la la la lame!

P.S it's already been covered here http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3754745#post3754745

xixax
08-02-2006, 04:07 PM
la la la lame!

P.S it's already been covered here http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3754745#post3754745

Despite the eloquent argument for its lameness, I remain confused.

Is there more you could share with me?

Caffeinemonkey
08-02-2006, 06:26 PM
Be Positive! This is very cool. If tis is free it will mean most of the populated earth will be visually mapped? Open your mind more and think of the insane posibilities.

If Geo trackers are this die hard (http://www.confluence.org/), think where this tool will take us.

Papa Lazarou
08-03-2006, 06:00 PM
wrong thread

salmonmoose
11-10-2006, 01:19 AM
It only works on IE6 or 7 *groan* and Vista ready hardware, but it's something to behold - this would be a great way to present holiday photos.

http://labs.live.com/photosynth/

frogspasm
11-10-2006, 03:25 AM
I've got to admit, that's pretty freaking cool.

~Mike D.

maX_Andrews
11-10-2006, 04:50 AM
Cool concept, but I would imagine once it becomes a "community" effort, people's party photos and underexposed night shots will really gum up the cool factor. Unless it has a way of making sure that all photos displayed together are not travel portraits, i.e. look at me and my BF in front of the cathedral and of a similar visual quality and color balance.

I think it would be cool if they could extract some sort of subpixel texel cloud from all the photos, thereby creating a seemless 3D representation of the scene as opposed to a mashup of 2D images. That way you really could view it from every angle.

mech7
11-10-2006, 09:50 AM
looks pretty cool :D

Maven
11-10-2006, 12:45 PM
Jesus....embeded wmp is the worst...I can't even watch that video...come on MS get with it!

heavyness
11-10-2006, 05:23 PM
Cool concept, but I would imagine once it becomes a "community" effort, people's party photos and underexposed night shots will really gum up the cool factor. Unless it has a way of making sure that all photos displayed together are not travel portraits, i.e. look at me and my BF in front of the cathedral and of a similar visual quality and color balance.

well you'll get that with any user driven site [like wikipedia]. i'm sure they will have a voting system or something setup so everyone can pick the best picture for each view.

also, try using the WASD keys to move around and the mouse wheel to zoom, it's a freakin' FPS! so nice. you can also click on black areas to move the screen around. and don't forget to click on the leaves [menu] at the top right corner of the screen, some cool stuff hidden in there.

also, use the space bar to to a "slide show effect" that makes it feel like your in the middle of all these pictures and your just spinning around... so cool.

RobertoOrtiz
06-12-2007, 05:42 AM
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Microsoft has released a cool video about a new video technology being developed by Microsoft labs.

Among the thigs you can do with it:

Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle.
Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photo whether it's megapixels or gigapixels in size.
See where pictures were taken in relation to one another.
Find similar photos to the one you're currently viewing.
Send a collection - or a particular view of one - to a friend.


For some reason this tech reminds me of the video techology in Blade Runner.

Check it out.
[url="http://labs.live.com/photosynth/video.html"]http://labs.live.com/photosynth/video.html (http://labs.live.com/photosynth/video.html)
-R

heavyness
06-12-2007, 06:32 PM
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=59&t=427657&highlight=Photosynth
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=59&t=388685&highlight=Photosynth
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=59&t=388687&highlight=Photosynth
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=76&t=387283&highlight=Photosynth

damn, we need a auto search option when submitting a story [much like what digg.com does].

RobertoOrtiz
06-13-2007, 05:30 AM
Ok mergig threads.
-R

bluemagicuk
06-13-2007, 09:34 AM
I think having repeated threads is great ... I dont check the news thread daily and sometimes if you miss an article someone posts it again and you dont end up missing out even if it is duplicated who cares. Unless it is posted on the same day i spose.

mech7
06-13-2007, 10:03 AM
I think this vid is new.. at least i didnt see it before: http://www.break.com/index/ridiculously-cool-technology-from-microsoft.html

Can't seem to manage to load the vid on the page, but if its the same as a month ago then this is other vid :D

picolo
06-13-2007, 10:42 AM
firefox is supported for the demo^^ i thought they would have made it only available for IE :p

csven
06-13-2007, 01:26 PM
I never caught the previous videos, only pictures from other news sites, so thanks for the head's up. And fwiw, there's also a TED 2007 video up now: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129

Apologies if it's been linked. I checked the list of previous posts and didn't see it.

mech7
06-13-2007, 02:05 PM
I never caught the previous videos, only pictures from other news sites, so thanks for the head's up. And fwiw, there's also a TED 2007 video up now: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129

Apologies if it's been linked. I checked the list of previous posts and didn't see it.

lol it looks kinda similiar to mine one post above :D

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