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PanoCUBE - QuickTime for Windows and Linux

PanoCube is professional grade tool for converting of an equirectangular (spherical 360x180) panoramas to the QuickTime VR cubic movies under all Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X systems. The program has no GUI and works in drag & drop mode (command line for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X). Just one mouse move and your work is done! The program is distributed as free "PanoCube" and more featured shareware "PanoCube plus" versions.The program uses PanoTools to work with equirectangular panoramas, hence PanoTools version 2.5 or higher must be present on the computer.

Main features

supported operation systems PanoCube for Windows PanoCube plus for Windows PanoCube plus for Linux PanoCube plus for FreeBSD PanoCube plus for Mac OS X PowerPC * PanoCube plus for Mac OS X Intel Notes
program name PanoCube for Windows "plus"
for Windows
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for Linux
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for FreeBSD
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for Mac OS X PowerPC
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for Mac OS X Intel
 
convert equirectangular (JPEG, TIFF, BMP, iMoves's PAN) panoramas to the QuickTime cubic movies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes due to the PanoTools bug BMP2QT mode on Linux doesn't works
customize parameters for movie's window size/pan/pitch/zoom/compression Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes auto min zoom for 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X calculating
generate valid html code for embedding of your movie. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
embed to the movie custom user's data like movie name, author, copyrights, date, comments, source No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
create fast start preview (scaled down panorama) track No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes smooth scale down to min 8x8 pixels
add any one sprite into your movie No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes small library of most useful sprites is included into distribution pack
output high quality enabled movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 50% of Internet users with 16bit screens also want to preview your movies with good quality
output protected movies - no one will be able to change your movies in QuickTime environment. No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes may be disabled if you're planning further editing of your movie
convert equirectangular panoramas into six TIFF cube faces for editing No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes useful for intermediate editing like zenith or nadir patching
convert six TIFF cube faces to the QuickTime cubic movie No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
convert six JPEG cube faces to the QuickTime cubic movie No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes useful for fine tunning of individual tiles in external application
convert six JPEG2000 cube faces to the QuickTime cubic movie No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes smallest possible file size with decent quality
convert BMP strip (1x6) of cube faces (output from PhotoVista or Panoweaver for example) to a QuickTime cubic movie No Yes No No No No see about BMP handling above
convert QuickTime cubic movies (JPEG compressed only) back to the equirectangular TIFF panoramas No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes not tilled, not with compressed header
processing of two lines PTStitcher's script - (input>output) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ideal solution for batch remapping, removing of lens distortions and much more
create scaled down (or up) cubes from the same source panorama No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes you can define ratio or exact size in pixels for cube faces
optimized tiles placement provide maximum possible download feedback No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes generates also tiles order data to easier PTViewer integration
variable tiles compression No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes to get smallest possible movie
batch mode for all conversions above No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes just show a folder to process all files in
current version 0.0292 0.054 0.054 0.054 0.054 0.054 see changes
get it download buy secure buy secure buy secure buy secure buy secure PanoCube plus costs $10.00 (+ $2.00 processing fee, + $2.08-$2.60 VAT for EU citizens)
* Users with Mac OS X Lion and up should use Intel version of the program
The program is distributed under "Single User License" for personal use only.

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