Written on Monday February 25, 2019
Over the last couple of months we released a couple of interesting open source tools that might be of use to some hackers out there. In typical bad-at-marketing-busy-company form we then forgot to blog about them!
Stitchup is a python library for stitching multiple videos together into a larger video mosaic or video panorama. This is a common scenario for users of Motif video recording systems who have multiple-camera setups to increase their spatial and temporal resolution.
Stitchup adds some functionality (storing and loading of calibrations) and considerably improves upon the OpenCV in-tree stitcher module Python API. Stitchup was used in the example above and for our previous post on multi-camera high throughput c.elegans screening assay
API compatibility was retained, however the 2.0 release features a few nice new features and signifigant bugfixes
- Support for writing
h264mp4 (.mkv) files was added
imgstore.alignwas added for aligning 'synchronizing' multiple simultaenously recorded imgstores
- Added utils for re-indexing stores around 0 and for other framenumber manipulation
- Many bug fixes
The new version can be installed from pypi using
pip install -U imgstore.
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