If you regularly deal with panoramic images in QTVR format, did you know that you can turn them into video clips with a little clever manipulation?
Pano2Movie is an application designed to do exactly that by creating videos from your QTVR panoramas. What makes Pano2Movie particularly useful is that unlike normally with QTVR files, those produced in QTVR can be edited and cut into movie editing software and integrated into video DVDs. Alternatively, you can just export the finished product as a QuickTime movie or simply just a sequence of images.
The interface of Pano2Movie is a bit basic but it works like a mini video editor. In the top windows, you can preview images and in the bottom you have the timeline. You can select different rendering speeds (which affect the time it takes to create the video with an associated effect on quality), choose PNG or JPG frame format and choose three different QuickTime export options. The preferences are non existent except to allow you to define a location for temporary files.
Pano2Movie is a specialist program for those working with the QTVR format but is capable of turning panoramic images into impressive videos.
- New Features:
- When traveling across the 0-360 boundary, the direction of travel is recorded, making the path automatically go in the correct direction.
- Table view for the path lets you tweak times and positions precisely.
- New keyframes can be added anywhere in the path, and can be deleted via right-clicking on the top of the keyframe.
- Preferences and export palette no longer contain duplicate settings.
- Duration and keyframe times are now displayed to 1/00th of a second instead of 1/10th.
- When using the scrubber, the pan tilt and FoV fields are now updated.
- When closing Pano2Movie on Windows or via the red title bar button on OS X, the application was not quitting.
- Preferences are more reliably saved and loaded.
- Memory grabbing/crashes when using high quality rendering should now be fixed.
- Keyboard shortcuts for menu items would not work if focus was in a text field.
- Assorted other minor bugfixes.