Friday 31 May 2013
FREE BETA valid till June 30, 2013. Kolor has just released a new beta of Autopano Video 1.0, the new video-stitching software that let you stitch and create 360-degree videos.
The change log compared to beta 1
This is the second beta version of Autopano Video, a generic video stitcher.
Autopano Video / Autopano Video Pro is the easiest way to stitch and create 360-degree immersive videos
Offer an incredible new experience to your clients or friends. Autopano Video is the new video-stitching software application developed by Kolor. It lets you assemble several videos into a single one covering up to 360 x 180 degrees. The user interface is designed to ease your workflow: drag and drop your source videos, choose a stitching template (including GoPro template) or launch a detection from scratch, use Autopano Pro or Giga to adjust your reference panoramas and click on Render.
We had 3 main goals when making these products
Quality first : The world’s best image-stitching technology is behind Autopano Video. Quality workflow, quality results.
No limitation : We were always determined to bring you cross-platform support as well as cross-hardware support. And that, without any limit in the number of video stream sources nor in the output size.
Affordable, accessible : Both in terms of usage and price, Autopano Video gives nearly everyone the chance to create amazing 360Â° videos.
Using Autopano Video during the beta stage
We want you to test it, fully, without any limit, even without watermark, for free. So we decided to let you use the full software for free until the end of June 2013. Get a temporary license for free and remove to remove the watermark: http://www.kolor.com/360-video/autopano-video-360-video-stitcher.html.
We believe in our community and in our customers that have been supporting us since a long time now. The quality of a software application doesn’t only come from the quality of the developer ( come on, still a bit ), but from the quality of the communication between you and us.
For this piece of software too, we’ve opened a dedicated forum to let you discuss with us about the product. It is always at the same location: http://www.kolor.com/forum/. Go there to find support, report bugs, post results, etc.
Roadmap to the release
We expect that you’ll find bugs, for sure. And we already have some bugs opened in our database. Here’s a short list of what is still under work here.
- QuickTime codec support with Mac version in 64bits. We support QuickTime Codec in 32bits but not yet in 64bits.
- Mac version can be really slow when having source viewers activated. We advise you to enable them only if needed (untick the boxes "Seek on timeline update").
- Render dialog box UI. We are not totally satisfied with the current layout. If you don’t understand how to use it, we’ll make some changes there.
- Autopano Video Pro only: GPU rendering is working great and super fast on Windows but not on Mac where graphics drivers are complicated to handle well.
There has been a lot of work on different part of the softwares:
- Autopano Video Pro: GPU Rendering. It works, it is amazingly fast (up to 15x faster than CPU mode). Private beta is starting right now for selected user. We’ll go public after IVRPA presentation about 360° video solutions. It works on any hardware even on small Mac where you only have 512MB of GPU Ram.
- Upon user request, we added the "save as" project to the file menu.
- If you need support for ProRez, you can already use that format in input sources, not yet in output.
- The latest version of MainConcept MP4 encoder has been integrated with all OS supports ( Windows, Mac and Linux ). Linux version of AVS / AVP is not yet done, but all needed component are now available.
- Mac version has been accelerated as there were issues with UI updates on this platform.
Changelog compared to beta 1:
- 0002011: [Algorithms] GPU Rendering, 2 pass rendering
- 0001927: [I/O] Input format, ProRez422
- 0002037: [Crash Dump] Render batch crashes (2 jobs)
- 0002016: [Algorithms] color issue on GPU rendering
- 0002027: [Algorithms] exported frame numbering
- 0002009: [UI] Default folder for autopano video project should be the video folder
- 0002028: [UI] add Save as
- 0002020: [Crash Dump] add symbols for KVideo
- 0002001: [Benchmark] integrate MainConcept v3.2 release
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