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Video-stitching software: Autopano Video 2.6 Beta 1

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Intro Autopano Video 2.6 beta

Autopano Video 2.6 beta released

We are happy to announce the first beta release for Autopano Video 2.6, with some nice improvements.

Autopano Video New Features

User Template Stitching

Use your templates like presets by saving your favorite or best .pano files in your user directory and access them easily from Autopano Video.

New video pipeline, allowing native spatial metadata injection

We’ve coded a new video pipeline. With this pipeline, spatial metadata injection and progressive MP4 writing are native and don’t need any 3rd parties like python any more. We will stabilize this new video pipeline during the beta phase : do not hesitate to use it and post your feedback in the beta forum

The mask timeline is not available any more in smooth blending mode

To prevent user confusion when using smooth blending with the Masking Tool which was not compatible, the mask timeline will now be disabled when using smooth blending.
For more detailed information, read the changelog.
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GoPro Omni Importer New Features

Photo Modes Support

Many customers wanted the support of still images directly in Omni Importer, which is now possible. The importer also supports photo timelapse, burst and nightlapse.

Default options customization

We have added a preferences window, allowing you to set your default settings for the importer.

Sharp blending option

Many users asked to have the possibility of choosing between smooth and sharp blending for their exports so we added this setting.

Starred shots

Users can now select the sequences they want to work on by clicking on the little star, and then display only those shots, improving professional workflows.

Filtering by capture type

This new feature allows users to focus quickly on the kind of capture they want to work with. With the filtering bar, the Omni Importer can display only videos, photos or multishots.

UI improvements

We’ve worked on making the Omni Importer as smooth and useful as possible thanks to user feedback. In particular, multiselection is now fully implemented as expected in a data management tool.
For more detailed information, read the changelog.
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GoPro VR NLE Plugins New Features

New slider for transition smoothness

We continued to work on GoPro VR Horizon and GoPro VR Reframe, to enable an amazing 360 video edition workflow. On both plugins we added a slider to fine tune the transitions smoothness
For more detailed information, read the changelog.
We hope to get plenty of feedback on this new version It is important for users to post reports in the right forum: Autopano Video – BETA – Feedback, bugs and discussion
As a reminder, all Autopano Video 2.x users can try out and register this new version for free.Still an Autopano Video / Pro 1.x user? Click here to learn the price and process to upgrade to the latest version.
Changelog for Autopano Video 2.6 Beta 1

Main changes

This is the first beta release of the new Autopano Video engine 2.6. It comes with some nice improvements. The following paragraphs will detail the changes.


Autopano Video new features

We added some very cool new features on Autopano Video. Here's a detailed list of the new features.

  • User template stitching
    Use your templates like presets by saving your favorite or best .pano files in your user directory and access them easily from Autopano Video. Using template stitching will position your cameras in exactly the same position as they are defined in your .pano file, with the same distortions and offsets. So you just need to calibrate your camera once and then re-use the template for any other shots. It can be combined with a geometric analysis in APG to adapt the stitching to your scene.
  • New video pipeline, allowing native spatial metadata injection
    We coded a new video pipeline. With this pipeline, spatial metadata injection and progressive MP4 writing are native and don't need any 3rd parties like python. We will stabilize this new video pipeline during the beta phase : do not hesitate to use it and post your feedback in the beta forum
  • The mask timeline is not available any more in smooth blending mode
    Many users were confused on mask poor efficiency when blending was set to smooth. To prevent this confusion, the mask timeline is now only available in sharp blending mode.

GoPro Omni Importer

In August 2016, we launched an amazing 6 GoPro synchronized rig called Omni, and provided GoPro Omni Importer with Autopano Video Pro in order to solve many pain points you had by using unsynchronized rigs, like syncing, data management, etc.

This release comes with an upgraded Omni Importer, able now to deal with photos. Here are listed the main new features:

  • Photo modes support
    Many customers wanted the support of still images directly in Omni Importer. This is possible with this new release, which also comes with the support of photo timelapse, burst and nightlapse. Users must note that support of photos comes with an update of the Omni firmware. Hence old still images shot with Omni will not appear in Omni Importer.
  • Default options customization
    We have added a preferences window, allowing you to choose :
    • customized video / photo / multi-shots default settings
    • customized export default directory
  • Sharp blending option availability
    In the first version, we decided to use by default the smooth blending mode. Many users asked for having the possibility to choose between smooth and sharp blending for their exports.
  • Filtering by capture type
    This new feature allows users to focus quickly on the kind of capture they want to work with. With the filtering bar, the Omni Importer can display only videos, photos or multishots.
  • Starred shots
    We implemented this feature to improve professional workflows. Users can now select the sequences they want to work on by clicking on the little star, and then display only those shots.
  • UI improvements
    We worked a lot on making the Importer as smooth and useful as possible, following some customers feedback. In particular, now the multiselection is fully implemented as expected in a data management tool.

Adobe Premiere Pro Plugins

We continued to work on GoPro VR Horizon and GoPro VR Reframe, to enable an amazing 360 video edition workflow. On both plugins we added a slider to fine tune the transitions smoothness


Fixes since 2.5.3:

- KOI-262 : add a pickup list of .pano feature in the "stitch as template"
- KOI-251 : [NLE Plugins] NLE Plugin refactoring
- KOI-240 : [Omni Importer] Filter favorite items
- KOI-239 : [Omni Importer] Filter items by capture type
- KOI-237 : [Omni Importer] CineForm render produces unpredictably different resolutions with trimmed clips
- KOI-228 : integrate QuickTimeFaststart
- KOI-218 : [Omni Importer] Apply the updated UI for 2.6
- KOI-216 : [Omni Importer] Save user preferred settings and apply them when app is launched
- KOI-214 : [NLE Plugins] new installer for NLE Plugin
- KOI-208 : Masking timeline should not be available in smooth mode
- KOI-194 : [NLE Plugins] use a slider to fine tune the transition smoothness in GoPro VR plugin for premiere
- KOI-172 : Video merger : GPMF to be merged
- KOI-168 : Discussion about the number of stitching positions and quality
- KOI-159 : [Omni Importer] identify my favorite shot/capture
- KOI-155 : [Omni Importer] Add a 3rd party window in Omni Importer
- KOI-151 : retain directories in merger
- KOI-145 : [Omni Importer] Option for audio alert upon completion
- KOI-132 : [Omni Importer] add a Iso / Sharp blending preset for video and video time lapse
- KOI-077 : Update CineForm libraries
- KOI-009 : [Omni Importer] Multiple selection
- KOI-271 : [Omni Importer] Omni Importer / AVP 2.6 finalization before public release
- KOI-269 : [Omni Importer] Omni Importer 2.6 stabilization (crash, performances)
- KOI-264 : [Omni Importer] fully support of photo modes (single, burst, timelapse), with the correct options applied for processing according
- KOI-241 : [Omni Importer] Quitting Omni Importer during processing results in crash
- KOI-197 : finalize MainConcept mov exporter - remove python script for metadata injection
- KOI-148 : [Omni Importer] Omni Importer: App will crash sometimes when quitting while rendering
1Comment
  • Tyler Mann | Nov 24, 2016 at 18 h 53 min

    This is an awesome update! Thanks!

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