Layout and supported file formats
It comes packed with many editing tools so you should consult the help manual if you want to make the most out of this utility.
The main panel is divided into four areas, so you can quickly import clips, preview the video stitching results, access the timeline for tweaking the entire process in detail, as well as load a project previously saved in KAVA file format.
There’s support for drag-and-drop operations, so you can quickly upload the desired clips into the primary panel.
The tool works with the following file formats: MP4, MOV, and AVI. Each video uploaded into the working environment can be played independently (e.g. you can play, pause, or stop the current video streams, alter the volume).
The importance of synchronization
Autopano Video Pro gives you the possibility to choose between three different synchronization methods: sound, motion, or manual. The automatic synchronization algorithm lets you calculate the similarity in the audio signals while the motion one allows you to obtain accurate frames.
Editing the panorama
The tool provides support for a wide range of dedicated parameters for helping you tweak the video stitching process. You are allowed to choose a moment from the clip that represents the movie as a whole, preview the generated images corresponding to the chosen moment, as well as build up panoramas in a full 360 spherical mode by default.
What’s more, you can check your links between images and adjust them if they are not correct, alter the color correction parameters, configure the blend settings, and enable the anti-shake option for stabilizing the stitching process to some degree (keeping the horizon lines straight all among the timeline).
Last but not least, you may run batch jobs when it comes to launching the output of projects added to the list, as well as enable the “Update with timeline” feature so you can move along the timeline without changing the real-time video previewing mode.
An overall advanced app
To sum it up, Autopano Video Pro proves to be a reliable utility that comprises lots of advanced parameters for helping you build up 360 panoramic clips, and is suitable especially for power users.
Autopano Video Pro is an intuitive application that can be used to generate 360-degree videos using one’s own clips.
Users simply need to select their videos, then stitch them so as to obtain a single file covering up to 360 x 180 degrees.
Unlike Autopano Video, the Pro version relies on GPU processing which translates into faster rendering times.