I recently took a few 10 second video clips of my surroundings, by simply taking starting a video, rotating around, staying in the same spot, and ending the video when I reached the point where I started. Now I have a lot of 10 second video clips, and I was wondering if there was a way or a software out there to convert these videos, into one very wide, still image.

I also got thinking, and was wondering if there was some way to make my own program to construct a single image out of the video, any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you.


You can indeed write your own program (in some extend) to do this stitching operation. You should use opencv to do this and program your project in python or c++, depending on your preferences.

Here some pointers to start:

opencv: tutorial stitcher

stitching from several cameras in real time

video stitching

As a bonus, your can think of doing superresolution process to increase the level of details of the resulting image !

Robust And Fast Super Resolution

opencv: superresolution

  • Thank you for the pointers, and I will try to make my own program. But since I do not have much experience programming in c++ or python (mostly just java), I was wondering if there is some software out on GitHub or someplace else on the internet which I could use?
    – Arnav
    Jan 2 '18 at 4:02
  • If you are fluent in Java, c++ and python will be easy. Some tutorials or examples are an easy first step IMO. There are no ready to use softs.
    – Soleil
    Jan 2 '18 at 12:00

This command extracts one frame from time 00:00:02 of the input video and saves it into image.jpg:

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -ss 00:00:02 -vframes 1 image.jpg

Or you can use Virtual Dub: reduce the number of frames per seconds in video/options, then save as "image sequence".

Then you will need a "panorama stitcher" like Hugin to properly stitch together all the extracted frames into one single image without overlappings or discontinuities.

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