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Video Stitching & Stabilized Video Collage

Filmmaker Spike Lee shoots on his video camera during batting practice prior to game one of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers on October 3, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Spike Lee

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It all started with a tweet from a guy in Utah.  He said he had cracked up be cause his mother had emailed him after watch his lawn cam – capturing some landscaping.

Anyway – his blog post was a bout the concept of video stitching:

I saw this amazing Stabilized Video Collage this morning while reading … this is really impressive.  You have to see it to really appreciate what is being done.

Link to Flickr video – thanks for the help WordPress.

The author has used a program called Motion (in FinalCut on the Mac) to stitch two videos together to make one.  Not only is it obscenely cool, it makes the video enjoyable to watch.  It appears you can stitch video from many different sources and multiple camera together to build a killer panoramic vid.

Very cool.

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WordPress Wednesday: Upgrade Script

WordPress Upgrade Script « planetOzh.

This is a great little script you can setup on your server to auto-update your WordPress install.  Simple, easy and in less than 20 lines of code.

Note: you do need shell access to your server.

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