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What is new in Mistika VR 8.8.3


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Are you excited for the new version of Mistika VR? This one is big, very big, and for that reason we want to share with you all the new features that you will find in this new version. It will be available for everyone very soon, so stay tunned! New Presets

  • Mi Sphere 360
  • GoPro 360Rize Pro10 v2
  • GoPro 360Rize Pro7 v2
  • GoPro 360Rize Abyss
  • GoPro Kolor Abyss
  • KanDao Obsidian S
  • Boxfish 360
  • iZugar Z8XL. 3D capable.
  • ZCam V1. 3D capable.
  • GoPro Odyssey. 3D capable.
  • Yi Halo. 3D capable.
  • 2x Kodak SP4k improved, corrects lens distortion now.
  • 4x Kokak SP4k
  • 3x Kokak SP4k
  • 3x Kodak SP4k underwater
  • Preset for Jaunt camera updated to support 3D.  Jaunt gamma curve added.
  • Preset for Insta 360 Pro camera updated to support 3D
  • Preset for OZO camera updated to support 3D
  • Preset for KanDao Obsidian camera updated to support 3D
New Features
  • Match by audio improved, new parameter added to restrict the search range.
  • “Input Levels” parameter added to force “Data Range” for movies that are data range however they do not state it in their metadata.
  • A new parameter in Input camera: "Mode": Allows adding a logo or a patch created in an external tool as additional camera, and switching it into "Overlay" mode so it is simply composed over the stitch. The position and the size of the patch can be adjusted by the Yaw, Pitch, Roll and focal length parameters.
  • “Fill Holes” parameter added to fill minor holes by extrudes
  • Export now allow image sequence formats (tiff, jpeg, png)
  • Edge points feather control added. Controlled by ctrl+shift+left mouse combo.
  • Match Color in Time now works from render start mark to render end mark only.
  • Input Cameras now show the source media resolution as part of the media name.
  • Horizon leveling using Alt-drag now works in two stages, based on aligning two vertical lines at arbitrary angular distance, does not need to be 90 degrees anymore.
  • In VR view mode, Horizon can now also be corrected with both Alt-drag and Ctrl-drag.
  • In VR view mode, simple mouse drag now allows directing the view.
  • Show input camera now shows split image  according the “Split” parameter. That allows to set visually the Crop circle for such split input images (Samsung VR360, Vuze, Yi 360VR)
  • There is a new “Improve Offsets” camera alignment tool. It can automatically optimise the lens offsets (Normally the centers of their crop circles if these are visible). This produces dramatic improvement over previous “Improve Alignment” tool, specially for cameras where the crop circle can not be seen, and therefore can not be adjusted manually, most notably all rigs based on GoPro cameras.
  • “Improve Alignment” tool was renamed as “Improve Angles”, as it optimises mainly the Yaw-Pitch-Roll angles of the cameras. In most cases, it is best to first use the “Improve Offsets” tool, possibly a few times until there is no more visible change. After that, use the Improve Angles” tool that deals with remaining misalignments.
  • Input camera “Split” now also supports splitting of 2x2 quad images (Vuze style)
  • Input camera clips now show the media resolution info
  • “Go To Mark” added on the timeline bar to go to the In or Out point.
  • When loading a .vrenv file, the mosaic mode is deactivated as it is usually not desirable.
  • When importing a clip, first camera with audio is not muted, as it is usually the desired behavior. All other cameras with audio are muted by default.
  • Match color is more stable now, should not fail anymore for strongly tinted scenes like underwater shots
  • Import from PTGui in “Circular fisheye” is now supported. Inside MistikaVR, this required adding the “Undistort R” parameter, to tell the Mistika that the lens distortion was measured at a different, cropped image size. This parameter contains the crop factor, for example 0.8 if the image was cropped vertically by 20%. This parameter is set on import from PTGui and should not be modified by the user.
3D specific news
  • New Stereo 3D visualization modes added.
  • New stereo balancing parameters added.
  • New Shift+drag tool allows to modify the convergence for a specific camera pair. While most important 3D where it is used to adjust convergence at infinity, it may be also useful to help the Optical flow to work best for a certain distance at a given direction. Shfit-drag always near the stitch line, between two cameras, normally a vertical stitch line.
  • Hotkeys for stereoscopic viewing modes added: “E” for left view, “R” for right view, “A” for Anaglyph, “B” for B&W anaglyph, and “N” for No stereo. Switching between Left and Right view quickly using the E-R keys is a great diagnostic tool to judge the quality of the stereo alignment.
  • New Edge Points system to place them in Stereo mode.
Bug Fixes
  • Crash fixed when more than 24 cameras were used
  • Bug fixed where clips audio was lost it the .vrenv file was saved with all audio muted.
  • Using spaces in the render name produced a misleading message about write permissions. Now, spaces are allowed in render names.
  • When loading an .vrenv file, Icons on the input cameras are from the current frame, instead of frame 0. This is both mure useful and is faster, as media is not accessed at two different frames.
  • Newly created preset will not contain the render time range marks as they would mostly not make sense when applied to a different footage.
  • If “Audio in Movie” is used now on media format that does not support it, like Mistika JS or image sequences, a warning message is produced instead of failing to render audio.
  • Number of available CPUs is automatically configured for all Mistika’s multithreaded processes.
  • Problem with spaces in folder name in WORK path was fixed.
  • Fixed a bug where creating 2D render after a 3D render did not work well.
  • Cameras with no audio at all now have  the mute button  grayed out.
  • Fixed the Convergence issue on OSX
  • GoPro X2Entanya 250 now loads the Gamma Curve GoPro Protune Flat.
  • Problem with special symbols in render name is fixed
  • Fixed the slowness in GUI in some OSX systems after the 8.8.2 update.
  • Fixed 1436: Feather overlay always activated in first launching
  • Fixed 1396:  typing number in the frame offset animates the intermediate states
  • Fixed 1435: Drag and drop open contextual menu in SB and keyframe slider
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I LOVE what you guys created. this software is awesome. Do you have a template for the Google Jump Cam? The footage my client got back from Google has a HUGE blur on the Nadir and Zenith. Because it was rendered top-bottom stereo I'm having issues patching in AE... so I think I will have to restitch.

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