ManualFrameAlignment is a small utility that allows and initial manual alignment (but not very precise one) of the frames of a video. This manual alignment helps other programas like Registax to be able to obtain a much better frame alignment, avoiding in many cases the typical artifacts in very bad aligned videos.
The program is specially prepared to process Moon videos in which weather conditions (wind, bad seeing) makes the frames to be greatly moved one from another, thus not allowing precise automatic aligment. ManualFrameAlignment does not pretend to e a big application but just fulfill its original goal.
Its inner working its quite simple. The frames to be aligned must be in a certain directory (PNG, TIF and JPG formats are allowed) and an output directory must be specified. Then the program present a window in which the user has to select a feature (a creater, for example)from the first frame. Then the program starts showing each one of the frames of the video and the user must follow the feature in each of the frames moving the mouse. Once all the frames have been presented the application will align all the frames according to the movements of the mouse that the user has made.