The Finnish Director manually “glued” video of flight over Mars
The Finnish Director Jan Freidman three months manually processed thousands of images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera installed on the automatic interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is orbiting the planet for 12 years. It is reported by Wired.
First, Frogman painted pictures (HiRISE works only in black and white format). Then each anaglyph (three-dimensional stereoscopic image), he determined the characteristic features of elevation — craters, canyons, mountains — and found them on other images. Finally, Freidman “glued” pictures with some relief elements in the video footage, achieving the effect of three-dimensionality.
A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS from Jan Fröjdman on Vimeo.
The Director spent a lot of time, so as to correctly display the flat terrain requires hundreds of benchmarks, a mountainous — a few thousand. He handled 33 targets. However, Alfred McEwen, an employee of NASA, responsible for the HiRISE, I noticed that in their possession a long time there modeling area programs that could do for the Director almost all the work.