Marcelo Tsuha Nagase
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:10 pm: |
Hi, Ive just started using this program, and the results are just great. I want to make a video presentation of my photos, and since there would be a downscale of the panoramic photo in a TV screen, I wonder how to make a video, like the photo scrowling left, so I keep max size. Any idea?
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 12:59 am: |
I think what you may be looking for is a technique call the "Ken Burns Effect". You can find more about this here:
You will have to do this in your video editing software, since the files produced by PF produce still images, even if you use the rotate option for QTVR files.
I have played with the "Ken Burns Effect" with some really good results, but do not have any examples with Panoramas. What I would do is to create a image file in the form of a JPG, BMP, or what every you can import into your video editing software. Then use the effect to pan the photo and bring the viewer to the area you want to show at that time.
Yes, there will be degradation of the image, but if you play it back on a PC or on an HDTV, it should still look good. I would look at the max height of the image that you want to playback to give a height to your Panorama. Typically HDTV's today can go 720, 1080, or higher. While non HD TV's are running a size of 525 lines interlaced and never actually have a resolution higher than 260 lines on the screen.
I would not worry about any of this. Your video editing software should allow you to import a still image and then you can pan or zoom on the image to best effect. The quality that you can display will change based on medium use. So, it will work OK for standard TV's and very nice on HDTV's or PC's.
Sounds like a fun project,
Marcelo Tsuha Nagase
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 11:06 pm: |
Thanks David, it is just what I was looking for. In fact, I have used PhotoStory3, and results are fair enough for my vacation photos. There was only one photo that exceeds maximum size, but thats ok.