This blog covers the day to day progress of water rocket development by the Air Command Water Rockets team. It is also a facility for people to provide feedback and ask questions.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Panorama tutorial

I've uploaded a tutorial on how to make panoramic images from on-board rocket videos taken with small cameras such as the 808 keychain or MD80 clone.

It requires you to have Photoshop, and VirtualDub (which is free).


Unknown said...

Hey George,

Cheers for that one :) If only i had some footage :(

Also i thought you may like to know i have my straping tape now and shall be testing the splice to destruction on wednesday :) and thank you for the tips ive since made 4 more splices ready for a new rocket, and the sikaflex adhere's all the way round now :)

Regards Doug

Anonymous said...

If you don't have Photoshop, you can use Hugin (its free)

George Katz said...

Hi Doug,

Good to hear that you've got the splice ready for testing. When you put the strapping tape on, make sure you put it on tight. It's always easier to have someone hold the bottle and rotate it while you apply the tape with tension.

Good luck with the splice tests on Wednesday.

George Katz said...

I've had a comment notification from an Anonymous user that left a comment, but for some reason it isn't showing. (They may have deleted it?) But I thought it may be worth posting anyway:

"If you don't have Photoshop, you can use Hugin (its free) "

I had a brief look at the Hugin website ( and it indeed looks like it will do image stitching. I don't know how well it works, nor can I endorse it one way or another, but may be worth while investigating for those that don't have access to Photoshop. ... thanks Anonymous.