Stitched Panoramas from Low-Cost Airborne Video Cameras


Effective panoramic photographs are taken from vantage points that are high. High vantage points have become easier to reach as the cost of camera-equipped quadrotor helicopters has dropped to nearly disposable levels. The low-quality video recorded by these cameras can be converted into still panoramas, whose quality and resolution are comparable to images captured from remote-controlled aircraft that are much larger and thus have much greater flight risks.

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