Creating depth maps from stereo video?

JMcAllister Posts: 593 Enthusiast

I'm doing some experimenting.

So I set up two identical cameras side-by-side, recorded some test footage. (And also have synchronised the footage based on the audio)

At this point I would like to create a depth map, for one or other (or both?) of the two video streams.

I found some high-end plug-ins that would do this (too expensive )

And also managed to find some research papers detailing some of the algorithms that can be used, so I could, in theory, create my own tool to do this. But that would require a certain amount of time and effort.


So the question is, does anyone know of a middle ground? Has anyone played around with this sort of thing before, and have any tips, or know of any good software tools?