The whole idea of watching videos has taken a big leap of late. With the introduction of 360 degree VR videos, the experience of watching a video is an altogether new one. One of the most important steps in making this kind of video is the video stitching. In our previous blog, we have briefly spoken about this part but here we will discuss it in detail.
Video stitching is basically the process of combining various videos with the overlapping fields in order to create a panoramic video in a single screen. This process in mostly performed with the help of a computer software which requires exact overlaps of video and identical exposures. So, let’s have a look at the best video stitching softwares available.
The first and the best one in the list is Video Stitch, a European start-up offering solutions for virtual reality video production. The company is highly committed to creating 360 degree virtual reality video live. It takes multiple cameras for creating a high resolution panoramic video covering the 360 degree angle without any blind spot. The user-interface of this software is very easy to understand and operate, which makes it the most-used video stitching software. The company is continuously adding more features in the app to offer the best solution to any virtual reality problem. Not just that, but the developers are working on to add technology that will let the users produce 360 degree 3D videos in the real-time preview.
A company started in 2004 by Alexandre Jenny and Lionel Laissus, is the first one to recognize the potential of technology in identifying the interesting point of an image. Least they knew that they will be the ones making the most popular video stitching software, Kolor Autopano Video, of the present time. The company works on the mantra of stitch and create videos 360 degree automatically. One of the best features of Kolor Autopano Video is that it lets users combine videos into a single shot that covers the entire 360 degrees.
Designed by a student from the National University of Singapore, this is a revolutionary prototype. This is a high-definition video surveillance system which is carried and flown by quadcopters. It captures real-time video. In simple words, it stitches videos from multiple streams and creates a combined feed. This software is appropriate for aerial surveillance application that is in the requirement of wide angle view and high-resolution video. The biggest benefit of this video stitching software is that it can combine 12 HD quality videos in a single frame within just 50 milliseconds even at the prototype stage. This definitely is going to keep its market value very high, in near future.
Currently, these are the only most popular VR video stitching softwares, though there are many image stitching softwares also available in the market if you would like to start with the basics. Some of the most used image stitching softwares are Hugin, PTGui, PanoramaPlus X4, ArcSoft Panorama Maker and Panoweaver 9.
Stay tuned to know more about the making of a 360 degree VR video.
Happy VR videoing!