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Since June 2001 [http://www.panoshow.com/panocubeplus.htm PanoCube] converts multiformats panos to [[Quicktime]] [[Cubic Projection]] movies. Freeware (Windows) and more featured shareware (Windows, Linux) versions are available.
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[http://www.panoshow.com/panocubeplus.htm PanoCube] converts equirectangular (360x180) panos to QuickTime cubic movies. Freeware (Windows) and more featured shareware (Windows, Linux) versions.
The only program not depending on QuickTime libriaries - runs virtualy on any computer, even from floppy (size is about 20-30 Kbs).
 
The only native Linux pano to QuickTime converter.
 
 
 
Features common for all versions:
 
*Converting of JPEG,TIFF,BMP,PAN equirectangular panoramas to QuickTime MOV;
 
*Custom QuickTime MOV parameters - size, initial view, compression;
 
*HTML code generation to embed a movie into your site.
 
 
 
Additional features of shareware ($10.00) "Plus" version (Windows, Linux):
 
*Custom user's data like movie name, author, copyrights, date, comments ... can be embedded into a movie;
 
*Colour preview track;
 
*Outputs only "high quality" enabled movies for better experience on 16bit monitors;
 
*Possibility to protect your movies from further editing;
 
*Any one sprite track (autorotator, sound ...) can be added;
 
*Converts an equirectangular panorama to six cube faces for editing and then assemble this faces into QuickTime movie;
 
*Assembling of QuickTime movie from externally prepared JPEG cube faces without altering of them;
 
*Assembling of QuickTime movie from externally prepared JPEG2000 cube faces without altering of them;
 
*Converts vertical 1:6 BMP strip of cube faces (outputed from PhotoVista or Panoweaver for example);
 
*Converts JPEG compressed QuickTime cubic movies to equirectangular TIFF panoramas;
 
*Ability to create scaled (down/up) movies from the same master source panorama;
 
*Optimized tiles placing in a movie file for maximum possible download feedback;
 
*Variable tiles compression - each of tiles can have different compression rate - to create smallest possible file with maximum possible quality;
 
*Batch processing for all modes - just drag and drop folder with files to convert all of them;
 
*Batch processing of two lines PTStitcher scripts - for removing distortions, remapping;
 
*100% PTViewer (Java) compatible movies - non tiled, placed in the right order. If tiles order have changed (due optimization, see above) the program outputs valid PTViewer's param "order" - just cut and paste it into your site to get things working;
 
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Linux]]
 

Revision as of 21:56, 13 April 2005

PanoCube converts equirectangular (360x180) panos to QuickTime cubic movies. Freeware (Windows) and more featured shareware (Windows, Linux) versions.