Timelapse GigaPan

posted Nov 5, 2010, 11:55 AM by Yoni Afek   [ updated Nov 14, 2010, 5:07 AM by Randy Sargent ]
Authors:
Randy Sargent, Carnegie Mellon University
Chris Bartley, Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Dille, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeff Keller, Carnegie Mellon University
Rich LeGrand , GigaPan Systems
Illah Nourbakhsh, Carnegie Mellon University

Ever wished for a time machine? Capturing a gigapixel-scale image freezes a moment in time for later exploration.  Itís especially useful in a case where a scientist doesnít know at capture time which location in an environment will be salient later. We present technology to extend gigapixel-scale imagery into the time dimension, capturing many co-located images over time. Explorers of timelapse, gigapixel imagery explore in both space and time. Capturers of images need not know what location or what time will be salient later. Hop in your time machine and explore.