I have some sets of images which are similar to a normal panomama, but are created when the camera is still and the subject moving past the lens. Examples include capturing street art, labels on (rotating) cylinders, etc. In every case the camera is in video mode, and the video is broken into a boatload of
1920x1080 images. I can reduce the fitting effort by cropping, but I really would like to find software to take a series of images and cope with the overlap.
Naturally there is Windows software to do it, and a pair of jerks who say the Linux software is incapable. I have a few hundred of these videos, so "by-hand" is possible but doesn't scale well.
Any suggestions? The man page for hugin lists dozens of command line tools, and I script netpbm commands, and have even written a few tools, but if there's a "best practice" solution I can at least start looking in the right place.