Photosynth

Microsoft Live Labs has some news about their Photosynth project. It will be shown at Siggraph next week. Meanwhile there are a couple of videos on their web site. An Overview and a Demo – this latter video is the more interesting one, as you get to see something of what the system can do.
 
And may I just say, as a grumpy old man, that whoever was responsible for the making of these videos should be taken out, put against a wall and shot. There is nothing that gets up my nose more than videos with lots of insane jumpcuts, weird angles and DEAFENING, IRRELEVANT BACKGROUND MUSIC. I blame MTV for the death of narrative cinema* as we know it.
 
*With thanks to Mark Kermode, despite his reported cynicism about evolution.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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