Mapping Ok Go's I won't let you down video

In 2016, Ok Go released a music video for their song I won’t let you down that included them riding on some Honda mobility devices. It feels like a classic Ok Go video: strange use of technology to create an interesting effect.

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Then, just as things seem an Ok Go level of normal, the camera angle does the apparently impossible and transitions smoothly from a horizontal shot to vertical

Remember: this is 2016. Drone videos are not yet a-dime-a-dozen. To quote PostGIS’ Paul Ramsey at the time: “Gobsmacked again by Ok Go.”

The video goes on to do the fantastical with large crews of dancers with umbrellas forming a complicated choreography, culminating in the umbrellas themselves serving as a lo-fi screen:

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Much as @israelbar here with the moon landing: 3D Model - Mask I have been long inspired to use this video in OpenDroneMap.

Now it is mapped:
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And even with some crude GCPs
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Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZB_rGFyeU

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What the… This is amazing! haha

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Haha! I have wanted to do this for so long and I needed a new introduction to photogrammetry for a workshop. This video is a fantastic example for helping people understand photogrammetry, because in that transition from horizontal to video, many of us can envision what the camera is doing:
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So, it helps facilitate understanding elements of how computer vision handles the challenge, and also provides a context for discussing challenges in photogrammetry.

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that is just amazing!

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I wonder if it was a Solo… That feels like a Smart Shot transition.

It’s an octocopter of some sort.

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Ahah, that’s awesome.

This beats Mt. Uke.

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This wouldn’t have worked well enough pre: 2.1.x. I have been waiting 4+ years for ODM to get good enough. ::pray::pray::pray:

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All hail Piero and Dan :bowing_man:‍♂

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There’s only one symbol like that allowed on this site :prince: and for some reason its inclusion in Unicode 9.0 only got 58 votes on change.org: https://www.change.org/p/unicode-consortium-add-prince-s-love-symbol-to-unicode-9-0-s-emoji-list

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