At NAB this year, Kolor released a first glimpse of Autopano Video Pro 3. We invited Kolor CEO and founder Alexandre Jenny to our live show at NAB to talk about the software version’s new features and the future of stitching.
AVP 3 includes four key new features: D Warp, A numerical code that identifies videos by the hour, minute, second, and frame in the format HH:MM:SS:FF (eg. 23:59:59:2... More support, a frictionless Nuke/AVP workflow and GoPro VR live preview.
The feature called D Warp offers users a new way to stitch footage from the GoPro Omni rig (Kolor says because the geometry of the rig is known, the camera position cannot change, synchronization is perfect and there is enough overlap between the cameras).
The goal of D Warp is to reduce the need for post-processing. Kolor claims using the D Warp feature should remove many stitching issues for both static and moving video.
Another key feature is A numerical code that identifies videos by the hour, minute, second, and frame in the format HH:MM:SS:FF (eg. 23:59:59:2... More support, which allows users to directly import videos from any genlocked rig into AVP without re-synching.
AVP 3 will also offer a “frictionless Nuke/Autopano Video Pro workflow,” Kolor said. Upon import into Nuke, the nodes will be created automatically.
The last new feature is the ability to preview 360 videos users are working on in GoPro VR player, compatible with Oculus and HTC Vive, to preview footage in a headset without exporting or leaving AVP.
According to Kolor, AVP2.x users will be able to test out the new version for free, with watermarks, in the next few weeks.