Bigsh0t Optimized and Stabilized
 

Bigsh0t Optimized and Stabilized

I had my GhettoPro 360, but the footage that came out of it when I was biking was, simply put, unusable. It was simply too unsteady. I suppose it's because the lenses on the Theta SC sits on the end of a cantilevered arm, so any vibration of the helmet causes the camera to swing wildly.

Since I'm too cheap to buy a GoPro 360 with stabilization software - after all, I don't actually do much with my 360 camera - I decided to write my own 360 stabilizer.

And also generally upgrade Bigsh0t[a].

1. Screenshots

Stabilizer in analysis mode.

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Bigshot, Video Stabilization

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Example of the stabilizer in action. Left side stabilized, right original.

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Bigshot, Video, Video Stabilization, VR

2. Downloads and Source

The source is available at Bitbucket[b].

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The software is offered under the GPL 2.0 License[c], which, to quote the all-caps section of the license, means that THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.

Download Bigsh0t 2.0 for Win64

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The same warning as above - but with the added caveat that this I developed all this on Windows, so this is even more experimental.

Download Bigsh0t 2.0 for OSX

3. New Features

Go to bigsh0t at Bitbucket[d] for an explanation of how the plugins work.

  • Stabilization of 360 footage.

  • OpenMP on OSX.

  • Many of the plugins now uses a cached displacement map for transformations to avoid recalculating them for every frame.