National Geographic's "Sunken Treasures of the Nile" uses Microsoft Photosynth technology

Nat Geo's new documentary: "Sunken Treasures of the Nile" aired on August 3rd. Greg Downing from xRez Studio was part of the team that used photogrammetric techniques to document the artifacts, and he reports that Photosynth was used in several different ways:"Photosynth played an unexpected key role in the film. We initially were using Photosynth […]

Nat Geo's new documentary: "Sunken Treasures of the Nile" aired on August 3rd. Greg Downing from xRez Studio was part of the team that used photogrammetric techniques to document the artifacts, and he reports that Photosynth was used in several different ways:

"Photosynth played an unexpected key role in the film. We initially were using Photosynth to recover the point clouds and camera poses for creating 3D models, however we found that from extracted point clouds we were able to create models and test theories that Egyptologist Philippe Martinez, director Fr