Intern:Panoramic Video Wizard
You can use the Panoramic Video Wizard to convert your stitched video panorama to a 3x2 format that's needed for Pano2VR to generate the VR video panorama.
The first step is to first extract the frames of the video.
Input Video File: Click, Open, to add the stitched video panorama.
Extracted Images Folder: Choose where to store the extracted images.
Extract Images: Click this button to start the extraction process. A progress bar will appear at the bottom of the window.
The second step will convert those extracted frames to a 3x2 image format (cube faces are arranged in 2 rows with 3 faces).
Cube Face Size: Set the cube face size. Changing this value will change the video's dimensions. If you see a warning symbol it could mean a few things (hover to see the warning). Also, neither will hinder you from carrying on with the output process:
- Cube faces larger than 960px may not be able to playback on older Flash version.
- Cube face sizes should be divisible by 16. This ensures better encoding.
Video Size: This is the video's dimension which is based on the cube face size.
Converted Images Folder: Choose the folder for the converted images. You can add them to the same folder as the extracted images since the converted images will be renamed.
This is the last step in the process where you can choose the video format and data rate.
Audio: If there's an audio track embedded in the video and you'd like to include in the output, make sure this option is selected.
Video Format: Select a Format.
Frame Rate: Dial in the desired frame rate or click, Read from Source, to grab the video's original frame rate.
Video Bitrate: Dial in the data rate for the video. Generally, for video panoramas, you might want to use a higher bitrate (between 3000 and 5000 kb/s or more).
Audio Bitrate: Dial in the data rate for the audio. 128 kb/s will work for most audio.
Output Video File: Click, Open… to Choose the location for the final output video.
Run All: Hit this button to run all processes.
Delete temporary files when finished: Select to delete the temporary files. You might want to keep the ones from the first run so that the next conversions (if needed) won't need to recreate them.
Close: Click to close the Panoramic Video Wizard.