Kolor discloses alpha version of next Autopano 2.5


Friday 25 June 2010

Kolor released a public alpha version of next version 2.5 of Autopano Pro and Autopano Giga.

Autopano engine is composed of 3 parts:

- Kolor Autopano Synapse: the detection engine which detects keypoints, matches them, and then regroups everything into logical panoramas
- Kolor Autopano Neurone: the optimization engine for each panorama which takes results of the ‘synapse’ and then calculates cameras and color correction
- Kolor Autopano Cortex: the rendering engine that creates the final panorama (rendering / blending / ghost detection / fusion, etc).

All parts benefit from enhancements. Key new features include:

- Faster image stitching on large panoramas thanks to the fully multi-threaded detection.
- Free Nodal Point: Autopano Giga allows you to stitch images even if their nodal point differed. This is very helpful for aerial photography or if you make virtual tours and want to shoot the nadir freehand.
- New color correction system, simpler to understand.
- A manual editor of control points.
- A completely rewritten rendering engine.
- Many new options in the interface and preferences.

You can test this alpha version if you would like to have a preview of what will be version 2.5. The installation of this alpha version does not remove your previous install of Autopano, so you can still use your current Autopano version if you have trouble using the alpha.

Download Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga 2.5 alpha
Learn more about what’s new
Watch the presentation videos:
* Rendering Engine : http://ftp.autopano.net/releases/videos … engine.mp4
* Free Nodal Point : http://ftp.autopano.net/releases/videos … _point.mp4
* Manual Control Point : http://ftp.autopano.net/releases/videos … _point.mp4
* General Settings : http://ftp.autopano.net/releases/videos … etting.mp4

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7 Responses to “Kolor discloses alpha version of next Autopano 2.5”

  1. Darko Car Says:

    Great job!!
    Free nodal point has solved me a lot of frustration. Pitty, it works with Quick version only, otherwise bails out of the program. Filled up with bugs, so I have to use my 2.0 but some panos I couldn’t make with it 2.5 has stitched almost perfectly…

    Go on guys, I can’t wait for a Beta version. When is it expected?

    Look at my Karlovac pano. It’s been stitched by 2.5 Alpha
    http://www.360cities.net/image/karlovac-croatia#348.70,47.30,70.0

    Best wishes, Darko Car


  2. Paul Russell Says:

    The jury is still out on this one. A 252 pic Gigapan that Gigastitch put together in 3 hours is still halfway through rendering in 24 hours using Autopan 2.5. This is on a W7 x64 box with 8 processors, 8Gb of RAM and plenty of storage. According to Task Manager only one processor is getting any major action. It doesn’t seem to be using multi-threading very efficiently at all.


  3. richard vallon jr. Says:

    Per the remark that Autopano 2.5 stitches off node images- I had the last two versions of this fine app
    and accidentally made a panorama that was at least 1.5 inches off node… Autopano had no problem stitching it.
    I’m not recommending shooting off node- but the way Autopano stitches- it is a very forgiving program.
    I admit I do not know the program very well – as I have used it in automated modes and have had virtually no problems.


  4. Peter Says:

    Sorry, Will be saved only, if you take 1 HDD.
    If you choose 2 HDD´s, it will not be saved.


  5. Rami Says:

    You need to restart Autopano to take those changes into account.
    Regards


  6. Peter Says:

    Hi!

    The Temporary Folders will not be saved after click OK.
    Greetings!


  7. Fazal Majid Says:

    Good Job! AutoPPano Giga 2.0 recognition flies on my 8-core Mac Pro, but rendering is slow. It would help if the defaults were made multithreaded for the next release.


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