A professional digital video utility for producing DV video sequences that pan over still images
Version: 1.0.3It is your decision to make if PanCanvasPro is just another still-image panning application or not.
License: Free To Try $45.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
Unlike the other available "Motion Control" or "Rostrum" applications that perform what is affectionately called the "Ken Burns" effect, PanCanvasPro does not use key frames.
PanCanvasPro was designed by Videographers and Cinematographers for their own use. This means a simple and intuitive interface that replicates what the camera person has in mind as they look through the viewfinder.
You see the entire move in one shot. Although simple it includes powerful features.
Here are some key features of "PanCanvasPro":
· Unlimited rotation of camera.
· Unlimited image size (limited to RAM only).
· Camera can track perpendicular to the path to simulate a fly-over.
· Unlimited user-defined frame sizes.
· Specify pan length in frames or seconds.
· Specify lead-in and/or lead-out (stationary pause).
· User-defined ease settings to control speed of camera along the path.
· Built-in image processing including, NTSC filter, image scaling, image padding, and image blur.
· Built-in motion blur effects including, linear blur, polar blur, and zoom blur. Blur effects can be linked to the ease settings which dynamically modify intensity according to velocity of camera.
· Grid snap for precise, repeatable camera positioning.
· Configuration file save option to save all aspects of current project. This allows the user to repeat a project at a later time.
· Control setting save option to save user favorite control settings. These are automatically loaded at startup.
· Can open any QuickTime capable image.
· Can be called from another application to accept and process an image. For example, iPhoto can use PanCanvasPro as an external processor allowing for efficient work flow.
· Bounce setting adds a reversed or loop rendering to output.
· Outputs a single QuickTime file or a directory of user defined sequential single images (JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, PICT). These are easily loaded into video editing applications.
· Path is defined as either a straight line or Bezier curve.
· Real-time preview window with scrub slider.
· Standard pixel aspect settings including, NTSC DV, NTSC D1, NTSC Widescreen, PAL DV/D1, PAL Widescreen, and square.
· Output can be interlaced with odd or even field dominance.
· Can render any part of the entire sequence. This allows user to test parts of the project where anomalies might occur due to overly slow camera speed or undersized image.
· Suggested, optimum image size indicators to warn if image is too small for camera size.