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=Main Interface=
 
  
The main window is the sole interface for Autopano Video, enabling feed of completed work, importing source videos to final output.
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The main window is the only interface for Autopano Video, enabling feed of completed work, importing source videos to final output; divided into 4 areas (customizable):
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You have now the possibility to choose which window(s) to display within the interface using the Video views menu and window controls in the top left corner of the windows, attach/detach them from the main window interface ([[Image:Autopano_Video_Pro-_-WindowControls.png|50px|Window controls]]) to move them to a second screen, etc. To sum up, you can completely revamp the organization to match what you want.
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'''View menu'''
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* Show '''Input videos'''
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* Show '''Realtime preview'''
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* Show '''Timeline'''
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* Show '''Tools'''
  
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[[Image:Autopano_Video3-_-MainInterface-_-Menus.gif|950px|Click to animate]] [[Image:Autopano_Video3-_-MainInterface-_-MenusQuickAccess.gif|340px|Click to animate]]<br/>
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'''(Click to animate)'''
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=== Toolbar ===
  
The Autopano Video is divided into 4 areas:<br/>
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The main change is a historical overview of the actions carried out. You can now going back to a previous action very easily.
*A: Timeline
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*B: Video preview
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*C: Panorama preview
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*D: Video assembly preview
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[[Image:Autopano_Video3-_-Toolbar.png|1200px|Toolbar]]
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<a name="Warning"></a>
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      <div class="alert alert-warning" role="warning">
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<i class="fa fa-warning"></i> <span style="color:black">As a reminder, you still have the possibility to edit your reference panorama using Autopano Pro or Giga to do the corrections. In this case, make sure you selected the stitching mode and not the Authoring mode (Timeline window) or the changes will not take effect in AV. Also, make sure you have at least one timeline that is in a blue state which allows you to apply changes from Autopano Pro or Giga)</span> <br/>
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==== [[Image:kava_open@2x.png|Open project icon]] Open project (.kava) ====
  
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This icon allows you to load a project previously saved in .kava file format. <br/>
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'''An interface has been added to help you relink videos that are missing when opening a kava file'''.
  
==Timeline==
 
  
The timeline is the navigation tool used for most features.
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==== [[Image:kava_save@2x.png|Save project icon]] Save project (.kava) ====
Number values are defined in hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds.
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Cursors are moved using the mouse.
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This icon allows you to save the current project in .kava file format.
  
*The small white cursor shows the moment playing in the video previews and/or treatment.
 
*The 2 rectangular cursors show the start and end markers of the output sequence.
 
*To jump to a specific moment, use the digital editor to the left of the timeline, enter the desired value and validate (Enter). The playing moment will be updated after every validation.
 
*Clicking on the flags will use the position of the playing moment to define output sequence markers.
 
  
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==== [[Image:undo@2x.png|Undo]] [[Image:redo@2x.png|Redo]] Undo/Redo and [[Image:history_icon@2x.png|History]] History overview ====
  
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Lets you to undo or reset the editing actions. <br/>
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The ''History'' dialogue box views all of the steps carried out since the creation of the project.
  
  
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_settings_synchro.png|Synchronization icon]] [[Autopano Video - Synchronization|Synchronize your videos]] ====
  
==Video preview==
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This icon allows you to synchronize your videos using audio or motion.
  
This section of the interface lets you import videos and displays all source videos imported into Autopano Video.
 
  
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_settings_stitch@2x.png|Stiching icon]] [[Autopano Video - Stitching|Stitch your videos]] ====
  
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This icon allows you to stitch your videos once synchronized.
  
Every video here contains its own playing interface. It is possible to play every video independently, adjust audio volume, etc.
 
The actions possible in this window do not affect any of the rest of the process.
 
  
Importing videos can be done in several ways:<br/>
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_settings_stab@2x.png|Stabilization icon]] [[Autopano Video - Stabilization|Stabilize your video]] ====
*From the File/Import Video menu
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*Slide/Drop videos directly into the window
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[[Image:Icon attention.png|16px]] Importing requires selection of all videos, so it is not possible to import videos one by one. If panoramas are loaded and do not concern the same videos, they will be automatically removed from the Panorama Preview area.
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This icon allows you to compute stabilization on your videos (if needed).
  
==Stitching==
 
  
Stitching creates reference panoramas corresponding to the playing moment defined in the timeline. 3 types of assembly are available:<br/>
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_settings_color@2x.png|Color correction icon]] [[Autopano Video - Color correction|Make color correction to your video]] ====
*Stitch as GoPro: (default) assembles videos according to the GoPro template and, more generally, most fisheye cameras.
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*Stitch as Pano: assembles playing videos from a panorama template created previously with other videos. The panorama used as template must contain the same number of videos as the running project.
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*Stitch as…: assembles videos according to defined personalized settings:
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This icon allows you to make some color corrections to your videos, manually or automatically.
  
  
'''Focal (35 equiv)'''
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==== [[Image:settings_D.WARP@2x.png|D.WARP icon]] [[Autopano Video - D.WARP|Compute parallax compensation]] [[Image:28px-New icon.png|28px|NEW]] ====
Shows the focal length equivalent to a 35mm lens.
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'''Lens type'''
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This icon allows you to compute parallax compensation to your video by using 2 presets (prioritize space or time)
Defines the type of lens used: Standard or Fisheye.
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Launching an assembly using one of these 3 options will:<br/>
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_settings_blend@2x.png|Blend icon]] [[Autopano Video - Blending|Blending presets]]====
*Sample one image per video (“frameNumber-face#.mp4.tif”) depending on the defined running moment
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*Create the corresponding panorama (“frameNumber-face0.mp4.pano”)
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Note:  these files are stored in the same folder as source video files.
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Once the extraction is finished, the panorama is displayed in the Panorama Preview area.
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This icon allows you to choose a blending preset, according to your needs.
  
  
==Synchronization==
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_settings_stereo@2x.png|Stereo icon]] [[Autopano Video - Stereo (3D)|Stereo mode]] ====
*Sound based synchronization:
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Sound based synchronization automatically detects time differences in the videos to associate audio signals to the running moment defined in the timeline.
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Once the calculation is finished, a window will open showing time differences between audio signals of each video: <br/>
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**The Video column defines all video feeds of the running project.
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This icon allows you to create stereo content.
**The Start column defines calculated time difference to be applied to each video in order to synchronize audio signals.
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**Reset: sets synchronization values of all video feeds to zero.
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**Cancel: cancels the calculation if required.
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**OK: validates the synchronization and adjusts video feeds depending on the calculation made.
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A Warning message appears if the differences calculate seem incoherent (depending on certain redundant information).
 
In this case, the synchronization may be correct but it is still recommended to launch another synchronization to another moment in the sequence.
 
  
*Maximum delay: defines the maximum time range used for synchronization.
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==== [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_render@2x.png|Render icon]] [[Autopano Video - Rendering|Render tool]] and [[Image:AutopanoVideo_-_batch_render@2x.png|Batch render icon]] Batch render tools ====
*Adjust synchronization:
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Manually adjusts time differences using the Video Synchronization window.
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In the Start Time column, use the arrows (on the right) to reduce/increase time values.
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It is also possible to enter number values directly for more precision.
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Note: After validating, synchronization is recorded for source video previews, for the creation of reference panoramas and for the video assembly preview.
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These icons allows you to select render options and add each project to the batch renderer (this will allow you to launch all the renderings at a later time if you whish).
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==Panorama preview==
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=== Input videos ===
  
This area of the interface imports a project file (.pano) and displays reference panoramas created from an assembly (“Stich as” option).
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This section of the interface lets you import videos and displays all source videos imported into Autopano Video.  
Each thumbnail contains a preview of the related panorama, the panorama name, its image format and its size in pixels.
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Selecting a panorama displays it in the video assembly preview.
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[[Image:Autopano_Video_Pro-_-InputVideos.png|800px|Input videos]]
  
  
*Edit: opens the panorama in Autopano (Pro or Giga) for editing. Double-clicking on the preview (thumbnail) also opens the panorama in Autopano (Pro or Giga).
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Every video here contains its own playing interface. It is possible to play every video independently, adjust audio volume, etc. <br/>
*Remove: removes the selected panorama.
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The actions possible in this window do not affect any of the rest of the process.
  
Importing projects can be done in several ways: <br/>
 
*From the File/Import Panorama menu
 
*Slide/Drop a .pano file directly into the window
 
If the videos associated to the imported project are not the running videos displayed in the interface, they will be automatically replaced.
 
  
==Video assembly preview==
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Importing videos can be done in several ways:
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*From the File/Import Video menu
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*Slide/Drop videos directly into the window
  
The video assembly preview shows the result of the assembly made previously in Autopano (Pro or Giga) and to start playing it.
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[[Image:Icon attention.png|16px]] '''Important:'''
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* '''Importing requires selection of all videos, so it is not possible to import videos one by one.'''
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* '''If panoramas are loaded and do not concern the same videos, they will be automatically removed from the Panorama Preview area.'''
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Option available on the bottom of the window are related to all the videos imported there:
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* Update with timeline: if unchecked you can move along the timeline without moving the source. This can be useful on Macs where source seeking can be slow.
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=== Realtime Preview ===
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The video stitching preview shows the result of the stitching made previously in Autopano (Pro or Giga) and to start playing it. <br/>
 
Viewing does not allow 360° navigation and uses the projection defined in Autopano (Pro or Giga).
 
Viewing does not allow 360° navigation and uses the projection defined in Autopano (Pro or Giga).
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With the new integrated editor, you can now straitghten the horizon directly in the preview window without the need of Autopano Pro or Giga<br/> and also, change the projection.
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That being said, we recommend to have Autopano Giga if you need to remove ghosts, add control points to increase the stitching quality (parallax).<br/>
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[[Image:Autopano_Video_Pro-_-RealtimePreviewB1.png|800px|Realtime Preview]]
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Buttons available on the bottom of the window are related to all the videos imported there:
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* Edit button: Edit the reference panorama in Autopano Giga (you must own a license)
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* Update with timeline: if unchecked you can move along the timeline without moving realtime preview videos
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* [[Image:preview_show_index@2x.png|32px|Display cameras]] Display camera positions (as shown in the screenshot above)
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* [[Image:preview_grid_24px@2x.png|32px|Display grid]] Display a grid to help you straighten the horizon
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* Stitching lines: Display the frontiers between your cameras (as shown in the screenshot above)
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* Resolution scrolling menu: lets you change the resolution of the video displayed
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* [[Image:GoProVRPlayer_Preview.png|28px|Preview in GoPro VR Player]] Launch [http://www.kolor.com/gopro-vr-player/download/ GoPro VR Player] to let you preview the 360 video you’re working on (also compatible with the Oculus and HTC Vive) [[Image:28px-New icon.png|28px|NEW]]<br/>
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* In Authoring mode, you can switch to another projection (Spherical to Little planet for instance) and the ratio (2:1 to 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1). See [http://www.kolor.com/wiki-en/action/view/Autopano_Video_-_How_to_create_a_directors_cut_sequence/ our video tutorial]
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=== Timeline ===
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The timeline is the navigation tool used for most features. <br/>
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Number values are defined in hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds or in frame. <br/>
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Cursors are moved using the mouse.
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[[Image:Autopano_Video3-_-timeline.png|1200px|Timeline]]
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To see the details concerning the timeline : [[Autopano_Video_-_Timeline|'''Autopano Video timeline''']].
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==Output==
 
*Output: this option exports the final 360° video. Several encoding options are available:
 
  
'''Encoding rules'''
 
*Preset: selects the encoding profile.
 
**Best of H.264: automatically selects the most appropriate profile from basic H.264 profiles (Baseline, Main or High) depending on the size of the final video.
 
**Best of BD H.264: automatically selects the most appropriate profile from basic BD H.264 (Low res. or High res.) depending on the size of the final video.
 
**H.264 Baseline: appropriate for final videos with a maximum size of 320x240 pixels.
 
**H.264 Main: appropriate for final videos with a maximum size of 704x576 pixels.
 
**H.264 High: appropriate for final videos with a maximum size of 1920x1080 pixels.
 
**BD H.264 Low resolution: corresponds to standard DVD quality (720x576 pixels).
 
**BD H.264 High resolution: corresponds to BluRay quality (1920x1080 pixels).
 
  
*Standard: selects video standard (PAL or NTSC).
 
**As original video: keeps the standard of the source videos.
 
**As preset: forces the Standard setting defined in Settings, Preset tab.
 
  
*FPS:
 
**As original video: keeps the fps value of the source videos.
 
**As preset: forces the fps value defined in Settings, Preset tab.
 
  
*Aspect ratio: defines resizing rules of video (frames).
 
**Keep in display info: (by default) the aspect ratio in pixels is not necessarily respected, but the information is kept in the video feed to all correct display. Some video players do not support this information and may display poorly.
 
**Keep in pixels size: the final video is automatically resized to respect assembly proportions.
 
**Do not keep: uses the maximum size available without keeping assembly proportions.
 
  
'''Output'''
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'''BACK TO:''' [[Documentation]] / [[Autopano Video Documentation]]
*MP4: exports video in mp4 format.
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*Frames: exports video in frame-by-frame sequence format. The image format and the size in pixels correspond to settings defined in the reference panorama (Autopano Pro or Giga).
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*Audio source: selects the audio feed of one of the source videos from the scrolling list.
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*Restore default values: restores the default setting of the application
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*Apply: validates the modifications made to the settings without launching output.
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*Cancel: cancels changes and closes the output settings window.
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*OK: launches the final output of the 360° video.
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==Batch output==
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[[fr:Autopano Video - Fenêtre principale]]
Batch output options makes it possible to not output the videos directly and to add them to a list of projects to output in order to deal with them one by one, to avoid overloading the computer with work.
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*Add to batch: adds the selected project to the list of batch jobs.
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[[Category: Autopano Video - User manual]]
*Run batch jobs: launches the output of projects added to the list of batch jobs.
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Latest revision as of 14:37, 9 March 2018









The main window is the only interface for Autopano Video, enabling feed of completed work, importing source videos to final output; divided into 4 areas (customizable):

You have now the possibility to choose which window(s) to display within the interface using the Video views menu and window controls in the top left corner of the windows, attach/detach them from the main window interface (Window controls) to move them to a second screen, etc. To sum up, you can completely revamp the organization to match what you want.


View menu

  • Show Input videos
  • Show Realtime preview
  • Show Timeline
  • Show Tools



Click to animate Click to animate
(Click to animate)




Toolbar

The main change is a historical overview of the actions carried out. You can now going back to a previous action very easily.

Toolbar


As a reminder, you still have the possibility to edit your reference panorama using Autopano Pro or Giga to do the corrections. In this case, make sure you selected the stitching mode and not the Authoring mode (Timeline window) or the changes will not take effect in AV. Also, make sure you have at least one timeline that is in a blue state which allows you to apply changes from Autopano Pro or Giga)

Open project icon Open project (.kava)

This icon allows you to load a project previously saved in .kava file format.
An interface has been added to help you relink videos that are missing when opening a kava file.


Save project icon Save project (.kava)

This icon allows you to save the current project in .kava file format.


Undo Redo Undo/Redo and History History overview

Lets you to undo or reset the editing actions.
The History dialogue box views all of the steps carried out since the creation of the project.


Synchronization icon Synchronize your videos

This icon allows you to synchronize your videos using audio or motion.


Stiching icon Stitch your videos

This icon allows you to stitch your videos once synchronized.


Stabilization icon Stabilize your video

This icon allows you to compute stabilization on your videos (if needed).


Color correction icon Make color correction to your video

This icon allows you to make some color corrections to your videos, manually or automatically.


D.WARP icon Compute parallax compensation NEW

This icon allows you to compute parallax compensation to your video by using 2 presets (prioritize space or time)


Blend icon Blending presets

This icon allows you to choose a blending preset, according to your needs.


Stereo icon Stereo mode

This icon allows you to create stereo content.


Render icon Render tool and Batch render icon Batch render tools

These icons allows you to select render options and add each project to the batch renderer (this will allow you to launch all the renderings at a later time if you whish).



Input videos

This section of the interface lets you import videos and displays all source videos imported into Autopano Video.

Input videos


Every video here contains its own playing interface. It is possible to play every video independently, adjust audio volume, etc.
The actions possible in this window do not affect any of the rest of the process.


Importing videos can be done in several ways:

  • From the File/Import Video menu
  • Slide/Drop videos directly into the window


Icon attention.png Important:

  • Importing requires selection of all videos, so it is not possible to import videos one by one.
  • If panoramas are loaded and do not concern the same videos, they will be automatically removed from the Panorama Preview area.


Option available on the bottom of the window are related to all the videos imported there:

  • Update with timeline: if unchecked you can move along the timeline without moving the source. This can be useful on Macs where source seeking can be slow.





Realtime Preview

The video stitching preview shows the result of the stitching made previously in Autopano (Pro or Giga) and to start playing it.
Viewing does not allow 360° navigation and uses the projection defined in Autopano (Pro or Giga).

With the new integrated editor, you can now straitghten the horizon directly in the preview window without the need of Autopano Pro or Giga
and also, change the projection. That being said, we recommend to have Autopano Giga if you need to remove ghosts, add control points to increase the stitching quality (parallax).

Realtime Preview


Buttons available on the bottom of the window are related to all the videos imported there:

  • Edit button: Edit the reference panorama in Autopano Giga (you must own a license)
  • Update with timeline: if unchecked you can move along the timeline without moving realtime preview videos
  • Display cameras Display camera positions (as shown in the screenshot above)
  • Display grid Display a grid to help you straighten the horizon
  • Stitching lines: Display the frontiers between your cameras (as shown in the screenshot above)
  • Resolution scrolling menu: lets you change the resolution of the video displayed
  • Preview in GoPro VR Player Launch GoPro VR Player to let you preview the 360 video you’re working on (also compatible with the Oculus and HTC Vive) NEW
  • In Authoring mode, you can switch to another projection (Spherical to Little planet for instance) and the ratio (2:1 to 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1). See our video tutorial





Timeline

The timeline is the navigation tool used for most features.
Number values are defined in hours/minutes/seconds/milliseconds or in frame.
Cursors are moved using the mouse.

Timeline

To see the details concerning the timeline : Autopano Video timeline.






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