Friday, December 18, 2009

A 26 Giga pixel panorama

Technical characteristics

The picture was made with the Canon 5D mark II and a 400mm-lens. It consists of 1.665 full format pictures with 21.4 megapixel, which was recorded by a photo-robot in 172 minutes. The converting of 102 GB raw data by a computer with a main memory cache of 48 GB and 16 processors took 94 hours. With a resolution of 297.500 x 87.500 pixel (26 gigapixel) the picture is the largest in the world. (stand December 2009)

Text and panorama here : link Thanks to Dlpnet. 

It's not a Full sphere panorama... neither a full cylindrical... but it is nice and big...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

3D interaction with Surface

This video present a nice concept to have stacking object that can be interpreted in by surface (pattern analysis by the camera through the glass).

Each element have a lens that can show the circular code of the bottom piece. Simple idea but cool.

I let you see the video :

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Visual System on GPU

The MIT and Harvard researchers try to simulate a Visual System with GPU. They demonstrate a better way for computers to ‘see’ through encoding the Visual System physiology (Brain area V1,V2,V4) as black box encoded numerically.

It remember me my engineer courses on Visual System physiology... 

So the GPU "Eye" is bigger than ours... and composed of 16 GPU...

A video explaning the biological stuff conversion to machine engineering...

Finding a better way for computers to "see" from Cox Lab @ Rowland Institute on Vimeo.

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