Eyesis4Pi workflow

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Actual Workflow

Footage Acquisition

Step Description Time, min Comment
1 Mounting on a vehicle 15 We do not provide racks or backpacks yet
2 Power on and boot 1-2
3 Network setup 0-1 Needed only once. Kubuntu Network Configuration.
4 Accessing the WebGUI 0-1 The camera is controlled through a WebGUI
5 System tests 0-1 Optional
6 Waiting for GPS lock 0-10 Cold start can take up to 10 min
7 Setting up paths and shooting parameters 0-1 Initial settings can take longer time of course
8 Start recording -
9 Stop recording - Output:
  • Images in a JP4 format (a RAW format with a better quality than JPEG)
  • Binary log with the IMU,GPS and Internal Timestamp records.
10 Downloading GPS/IMU log 0-10 Download onto recording PC, depends on the file size.
11 Camera power off 0-1 Power off the switch, unplug cables
12 Taking the camera off the vehicle 10 If needed

Post-Processing

Step Description Time, min Program Comment
1 Copying footage from SSDs to the PC 10-30 Manual
2 Selecting images for post-processing - WebGUI - Panorama Previewer Optional, if not all the images are needed
3 Copying selected or all the images for post-processing 10-30 WebGUI - Footage Procedures
4 Post-processing in ImageJ 20-301 ImageJ Output: transformed according pixel map images ready for stitching and blending.

Procedures performed:

  • Applying pixel mapping information
  • Aberration correction
  • Distortion correction
  • Vignetting correction
  • Color correction
  • Denoising
  • Sharpening
5 Stitching and blending 2-51 WebGUI - Footage Procedures Output panoramas in equirectangular projection
6 Preparing panoramas for WebGL Viewer 2-51 WebGUI - Footage Procedures Optional

1- per single scene

GUIs Overview

WebGUI (recording)

  • PHP+JavaScript+HTML.
  • Installed on the laptop or PC used for recording.

More info...

Recording WebGUI, settings
Recording WebGUI, preview - test pattern


Post-Processing

A. WebGUI part (PHP + JavaScript + HTML)

  • Copying images before processing.
  • Extracting GPS coordinates from images.
  • Stitching (after ImageJ).
  • Formatting/resizing the results.

More info...

Footage procedures WebGUI

B. ImageJ part (Java)

  • Applying pixel mapping information
  • Aberration correction
  • Distortion correction
  • Vignetting correction
  • Color correction
  • Denoising
  • Sharpening

More info...

Eyesis corrections plugin interface

Links