Microsoft transforms bumpy GoPro videos into smooth works of art

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There are thousands of GoPro-powered time-lapse videos on YouTube, but most of them are a bumpy ride from a camera mounted on top of someone’s head. Microsoft is aiming to transform this type of first-person footage into smoother, less shaky, video with its own hyperlapse work. The software maker has created a method for converting helmet camera activities into hyperlapse videos thanks to its research team. Microsoft’s algorithm reconstructs a scene by using a depth map to create new frames that follow a stable path.

It’s similar to Microsoft’s Photosynth work, with the new frames stitched and blended together to recreate a scene smoothly. The result is a much more stable time-lapse video that effortless glides along frame-by-frame….

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