VideoStitch Studio v2.1 released
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
After a first beta release a couple of weeks ago, VideoStitch Studio v2.1 is now released! It is available on our download page as VideoStitch Studio v2.1. This major update brings new exciting features, opening whole new horizons for 360 and panoramic video productions. Here’s an overview of the major new feature, read on :
Lens calibration tool: photometric calibration
Geometric calibration was improved, and a new post-production algorithm was added to complement the auto-calibration work-flow: the photometric calibration.
Photometric calibration will remove lenses’ vignetting effect. It also greatly improves exposure compensation on lenses with a lot of vignetting. It helps the exposure compensation algorithm, by taking the vignetting / camera response curve out of the equation.
Because sometimes you are not happy with the changes you made, and you want to start again from scratch, VideoStitch Studio now includes a history so that you can undo/redo your changes. It can be used for calibration, synchronization, exposure, and change of panorama size, projection, and field of view.
Inputs cropping tool
You can now crop your inputs (whether circular or full fish-eye), directly from VideoStitch Studio UI.
Enhanced audio and video output management
As we are not all audio or video encoding masters, we simplified the graphic interface so that all not-compatible configurations are now filtered. We also added an audio converter, so that we now support more input audio formats, and you have more output codec choices (mp3 and aac). VideoStitch Studio supported input audio formats can be found on our FAQ.
Compatibility with YouTube360
All output videos from VideoStitch Studio embed specific metadatas to be compatible with Youtube 360 player. Just upload your videos to YouTube, and you should be good to go!
Other noticeable improvements
- VideoStitch Studio now uses relative paths for video/image input files
- Improved blending for masks
So wait no longer … head to our download page and try out the latest VideoStitch Studio release !
Note: as of July 27th 2015, VideoStitch Studio v2.1.1 has been released, with some hot fixes. You can find the changelog here.