Images captured on video contains a lot of subtle movement and vibrations. If the wind is blowing or a heavy truck drives by, objects may shift slightly. This shifting and bending reveals a great deal of information about structure and flexibility.
|Image: Abe Davis, MIT / CSAIL|
The software has potential not only for structural engineering, but for low-budget special effects, because it allows you to make the environment respond to inputs into the system that you control.(Link to YouTube)
MIT News: Reach in and touch objects in videos with “Interactive Dynamic Video”
Thanks, Michael Stancato