Panotour - FAQ - Livepano
Where is the LivePano download link ?
Livepano is directly integrated into Panotour Pro, so there is nothing else to install other than Panotour Pro 2. To Launch Livepano, press Ctrl+L or go to File > Import > Livepano. See this page to register.
Livepano is also available to use in the demo version of Panotour Pro.
I use different stitching software, if I want to do LivePano, besides Panotour Pro 2.0 and LivePano, do I still need to buy Autopano stitching software ?
Yes. Livepano uses the .pano project files created in Autopano Pro or Giga to know where and in what position to place your video, and how to blend it in to the panorama. There is no workaround, Livepano will not work with the project files of other stitching software, you need Autopano Pro or Giga.
I've started importing my Livepano in Panotour Pro, but when it comes to selecting the frame, I can't find it!
Make sure that you properly followed the first steps (first video) of creating your Livepano in Autopano Pro/Giga. You have to detect your panorama with the frame, and save the project (to get a .pano) with the frame still in it. You can then remove or hide the frame from the Layers Editor to stitch the panorama with optimum quality.
What kind of panorama do I need to use Livepano?
Only equirectangular (360°x180°) panoramas are supported for Livepano.
How do I import several LivePanos into the same panorama ?
Import your LivePanos one by one, following the 5 steps described in Import LivePano section.
A Livepano can not be larger than a cube face, and they must not overlap.
My Livepano is not playing correctly
LivePano technology is supported by most of computers but if troubles during playing appear, the following lines explain some problems issues:
- Windows Decoding: LivePano can decode .mp4 videos encoded in H.264 (video flow) and AAC (audio flow). For all other formats, this software relies on system ability. In theory, if a video is playable with Windows Media Player, LivePano should also be able to play it. Components capable of playing videos are often numerous and some may perform better than others. These components are part of DirectShow filters. Here is a list of tools that will identify and modify components used by default:
- Windows 7 Example: For example, with Windows 7, the default H.264 decoder is from Microsoft. It won’t decode videos with resolution higher than HD. GoPro cameras let you go beyond this resolution. You’ll need to use the Tweaker Filter to tell the system not to use Microsoft decoders by default.
- Mac Decoding: LivePano can decode .mp4 videos encoded in H.264 (video flow) and AAC (audio flow). The 32-bit version is theoretically able to decode all videos that QuickTime can play. If the video preview doesn't display in LivePano, it is necessary to check if the video plays via Quicktime. If the playing works, it is necessary to switch LivePano in 32-bit mode, otherwise, it requires to check the system to let it play the video. For now, the 64-bit version only supports H.264 format.
- Concatenate video files without re-encoding: Certain cameras (like GoPros) create several files for the same shot sequence depending on the recording time. In order to manage the entire sequence in LivePano, you’ll need to have previously concatenated files end-to-end. One possibility is to use ffmpeg software. It will let you stitch videos together without having to recompress them: ffmpeg
- Viewing LivePano on iPhone: On iPhones only, LivePano will be displayed in fullscreen mode and not seamlessly integrated into the sphere.