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Offline GregJ

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A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« on: April 19, 2017, 07:17:16 PM »
I have been playing with a technique that I saw (stole...  ;)) from WeatherNationTV.  They did this to one of my panorama time lapses.  I have always been bothered by the black screen above and below my 3 cam panoramas.  This dead space is unavoidable because after they are stitched, the image is 360x1920.  I have been experimenting with creating an active opaque background from the center video.  This is very subtle, but it seems to add something to the viewing experience.

I start with the 3 videos that are sequentially aligned with each other.  In my video editor I create 4 video tracks.  The first track I insert the middle cam time lapse (1920x1080) and set the opacity to around 50%, depending on the video.  The 2nd track Cam1 (left cam) is shifted 640 pixels to the left and 360x640.  Third track is Cam2, centered and 360x640.  The 4th track is shifted right 640 pixels and 360x640.  Track 1 then becomes an opaque, full screen background to the panorama video. 

With a fast internet connection you view it here HD full screen: http://skunkbayweather.com/TWC_041817.mp4

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Thought I'd share,
Greg




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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 10:28:49 AM »
Greetings Greg,

I see the news channels do it all the time and wondered how they do it. Thank you for sharing the technique.
It shows how much time and effort is behind all the video "candy" you produce.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Randall

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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 10:54:57 AM »
Hi Randall,
I think there are some opportunities in this.  For example, putting a slide show video together with maybe 3 tiles of still images fading in and out to new images while there is an active background going on...   That might be fun with some of your images....  I may go out there and snag a few and play with it.... 

Greg
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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 11:09:54 AM »
...such as the roiling cumulus build-ups preceding our monsoon storms!
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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 11:15:30 AM »
Good idea Tele Man....  Can you point me to a good video and I'll snag it....  :)
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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 11:28:14 AM »
Good idea Tele Man....  Can you point me to a good video and I'll snag it....  :)
You should find something here: http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/?section=weather&id=cloudBest

Possibly this one titled "20070910 (Sept 10, 2007) - Mid-late afternoon high based mountain convection followed by a valley shower.":

http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/~leuthold/20070910.mov
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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 12:22:44 PM »
Just a quick "Point of Order"...  I will be using Randall's watermarked photos in this "project".  Out of respect to copyright/watermark etiquette, I am going to do this work personally on my computer and then share with Randall only....  He will then have to option to share back to the forum.  I think we all need to be respectful of each others work and property....  Plus, my work may come out so lousy he may not want the public to see it....   :lol:

Uhmmm... Also, I have a busy day today and may not get a chance to finish this until tomorrow.

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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 01:06:08 PM »
Greetings,

Greg - I have no worries with you at the helm and I am very curious to see how it turns out....

Randall

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Re: A Little Tweak To Panorama Time Lapse
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 11:39:45 PM »
We had a beautiful afternoon/evening and I had a chance to use the opaque background in a good situation.  Thought I'd share it.....

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