The Simplest Panorama Ever

Have you ever wanted to create simple panoramic shots with no built-in stabilization utilizing only simple command-line tools (FFmpeg and ImageMagick)? No? Well I wanted to, and I did. Here's how I did it:

# 1: Take a video and turn a full 360°

# 2: Crop the video to two columns near the center; assumes 1920x1080
ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -filter:v "crop=2:1080:960:0" output.mp4

# 3: Convert the cropped video frames to bitmaps; assumes 60 FPS
ffmpeg -i output.mp4 -r 60/1 outframes/%04d.bmp

# 4: Append each bitmap image horizontally to create the panorama
convert +append outframes/* panorama.png

Now you just need the stability of a robot.