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.