The Latest SynthEyes 1411 Features

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These are condensed highlights. See the Recent Change List on the SynthEyes Help menu or in the Customer-Only web site for full details.

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SynthEyes 1409

  • Cliffhanger mode to prevent tracker auto-shutoff.
  • Non-planar trackers have per-tracker channel select.
  • "Auto only" for tracker cleanup.
  • Preference for default world size.
  • Tweak to OS X QuickTime exporter so that Movie Inspector recognizes SynthEyes-written 23.976 fps clips as such.

SynthEyes 1407

  • Synthia, the amazing new revolutionary new SynthEyes Instructible Assistant productivity tool, with natural language text and voice control.
  • "Notes" for the camera view, for communicating between tracking artists and supervisors.
  • Many auto-save and auto-increment enhancements, including File/Save a Copy and File/Save Next Version.
  • Lidar reader now has a control panel and various additional controls.

SynthEyes 1311

  • 3-D Planar Tracking with huge feature set; new 50-page manual.
  • "Run Now" options for 2- and 3-D After Effects exporters
  • New animated corner-pin exporter for After Effects
  • Texture extraction: best pixel, tilt and distance weighting.
  • Motion blur for Preview Movie.
  • ASF, MP4, and WMV writing on 64-bit Windows platform
  • Python and Extreme Sizzle now available to all Pro users

SynthEyes 1308

  • New After Effects distortion plugins for CS6/CC.
  • Faster camera and perspective drawing with large meshes/lidar.
  • Option for Maya-style 3-D navigation in perspective view.
  • Projection screen to undistort images for perspective view.
  • Nudge tool on coordinate system panel.
  • Gimbal lock reduction in exports for improved downstream motion blur.

SynthEyes 1306

  • Filmbox (FBX) export. Also adds DXF and a second COLLADA export.
  • New "Set Path 1f" phase, allows hand-keying of solved paths, especially as part of splices, also permits some new kinds of coordinate system alignment.
  • Improvements to the Blend phase.

SynthEyes 1305

  • Support for floating licenses
  • New left-over-right option for stereo display in perspective view, for use producing Preview Movies.

SynthEyes 1212

  • Support for multiple simultaneous camera views (complementing camera+perspective configurations).
  • Many stereo workflow improvements, especially for stereo tracking.
  • Edit/Show Selected etc extended to meshes as well as trackers.

SynthEyes 1211

  • New disk cache system (complementing RAM cache), especially for SSD and RAID disk systems.
  • Community Translation Project to permit non-English localization of the SynthEyes user interface.
  • Add Many Trackers now more evenly distributes new trackers.
  • Movie-file reading improvements, including WMF.

SynthEyes 1209

  • New "Matrix" object type for helping assess tracking quality.
  • Allow negative rolling-shutter values, to accommodate mirror-stereo rigs with CMOS cameras.

SynthEyes 1208

  • New phase solving system with 40+ phases and novel new capabilities.
  • New room-based panel/view scheme.
  • Multiple-export setup dialog.
  • Rolling-shutter solving.
  • Corner detector for auto-tracking of man-made scenes.
  • Survey-shot handling: special workflow and solving features.
  • Flexible workspace layout system.

SynthEyes 2011

  • Texture-extraction system creates new low-noise textures and panoramic backdrops.
  • Lens Distortion Grid Analysis and Calibration Tool
  • Auto-place coordinate system.
  • Add-a-card operation from enclosed trackers; automatic outlier elimination
  • Overall Distance constraint for low-perspective object solves
  • Controllable post-solve filtering
  • Tracker radar
  • RED support

SynthEyes 2008+1

  • Specific stereo tracking, solving, and display features.
  • Lens distortion presets.
  • 3D LUTs
  • Free-floating toolbars and scripts

SynthEyes 2008

  • Tracker cleanup wizard.
  • Graph editor.
  • Shots with mixed nodal and normal sections.
  • Hard and soft path and FOV locks.
  • Fine tuning (retracking) of automatic trackers.

SynthEyes 2007½

  • Stabilization system, built into image preprocessor. Stabilizes without compromising image geometry.
  • Single-frame 3-D alignment
  • Add-many feature for additional trackers after a solve.
  • Coalesce engine, great for green screen.

SynthEyes 2007

  • Smarter and more robust auto-tracking.
  • Green-screen keyer for object separation.
  • Light positions from reflections.
  • Advanced multithreading in tracking and solving.

SynthEyes 2006½

  • Zero-weighted trackers with live position calculation.
  • Peg-type tracker constraints.
  • Import tracker paths to rotoscope control points
  • Stored image preprocessor setups.

SynthEyes 2006

  • Perspective window
  • Motion capture solving
  • Mesh-building from tracker locations
  • Image preprocessor
  • Sizzle scripting

SynthEyes 2004.5/.6

  • Nuke, Particle Illusion exporter
  • Prepend frames option
  • PNG file support
  • File/Merge

SynthEyes (2004)

  • Initial commercial release in December 2003.
  • Camera tracking, object tracking, zoom, tripod shots...
  • Used in feature film production while in beta.

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Love your work too!
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Love your work too!
Congrats on becoming an industry standard! Pretty cool!

JJ Abrams, Bad Robot

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Love your work too!
Congrats on becoming an industry standard! Pretty cool!

JJ Abrams, Bad Robot

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Love your work too!
Congrats on becoming an industry standard! Pretty cool!

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It's the best match mover on the planet.

George Port, PRP VFX

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It's the best match mover on the planet.

George Port, PRP VFX

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It's the best match mover on the planet.

George Port, PRP VFX

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The list of projects we've used SynthEyes on would be pretty long given it's our main tracking/matchmoving software.

Grant Delahoy, Method Studios

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So you can say that Methodstudios Commercials is all done with match-moving by SynthEyes!

Grant Delahoy, Method Studios

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I use it to track a series of panoramic images, and assemble them into a pano with a camera that can be used to project it.

Johnathan Banta, Agrapha FX

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I use SynthEyes to rebuild digital actors, sets and props, create digital makeup,... I track everything. Everything is tracking.

Johnathan Banta, Agrapha FX

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I have to say I have been thrilled with the ease of use, and the results I've gotten with SynthEyes. Thanks.

Michael Goldberg, Center City Film & Video

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SynthEyes played an incredibly pivotal role and worked really well for us. Thanks for making such good software... The tutorials were very useful.

James Cunningham, Digipost

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I exclusively used SynthEyes while working on Pan's Labyrinth, and the CG Supervisor was rather continually amazed at how I was simply blowing their deadlines clean out of the water.

Scott Krehbiel

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SynthEyes is smoking fast, easy to understand and the support is phenomenal. Thanks Russ!

Sam Cole, Fuel

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SynthEyes easily is the best camera match mover and object tracker out there.

Matt Merkovich

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@anders_at_work Texture extraction in Syntheyes 2011 is awesome. It works so well it must be magic.

@BeetleCarDriver

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Syntheyes 2011 has very impressive texture extraction tool. Just pulled out virtually noise free texture. This is going to be very useful.

@BeetleCarDriver

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The texture extraction in #syntheyes 2011 has to be seen to be believed.

@BeetleCarDriver

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The Matrix tool in @SyntheyesHQ is fantastic. Nothing better for picking up high frequency perturbations in the camera path. #syntheyes

@BroadreachMedia

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VFX work today, Matchmoving with the amazing @SynthEyesHQ. Accurate and fast is how we like it!

@BroadreachMedia

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Still cant believe how much better Syntheyes is than other matchmoving software ive worked with! @SynthEyesHQ

@Matsfilms

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Every time I dig into #Syntheyes it surprises me in a good way. If I hit a wall with something, it's usually because I haven't RTFM

@MondoGhulam

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@ChrisHanel I really feel like we couldn't have gotten through the volume and difficulty of the project's tracking needs without SynthEyes.

@RyanWieber

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I love SynthEyes so much, I wanna take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

@RyanWieber

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I love SynthEyes so much, I wanna take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

@RyanWieber

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@SynthEyesHQ I love the tracker radar! It's useful AND it looks cool.

@ShadowMakerSdR

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PFHoe users should consider @SyntheyesHQ rather than piss money away on PFMatchit. <Waste of time. You cannot do better than Syntheyes.

@WeAreNIRV

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Well, @syntheyesHQ makes match moving too bloody easy.

@WeAreNIRV

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Personally, yes. SynthEyes is much faster to solve and in my opinion, more user friendly and easy to manage multiple cameras.

@aesterling

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Tricky shot needing tracking? pfft Al'l sort it, jeah! #syntheyes #lackofparallax #noprobs #smash

@circa23

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@DrTomTron You should check out SynthEyes. By far the best 3D tracking program I've ever used.

@elisabaker

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@JoelOtron syntheyes is a solid fully featured tracker, good value and fast too. It is definitely my tracker of choice.

@helloluxx

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#Syntheyes saves the day, again.

@heyscam

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@fffridge ... SynthEyes is really robust and full-featured. Vast array of export options as well

@huwbowen

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Syntheyes, and I'm tracking 30-40 shots/day at this point, with no OT.

@jarrod_avalos

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@SynthEyesHQ you're saving a lot of asses on a new Hbo series. We like your program.

@johnoconnell

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Constantly impressed at the results @SynthEyesHQ produces despite the shit footage I throw at it. #vfx #tracking

@johnoconnell

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I like the scalability of @autodesk #smoke on mac: it doesnt include all the tools such as 3D tracker but you can add the "Syntheyes module"

@juleon

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Many people mourn the old Flame 3D tracker but I can work better with Syntheyes on the side on a laptop. With clients in attendance.

@julikt

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Refreshing my Syntheyes skills today for those tracks that defy AEs Camertracker. This software flys on the Z820. AE=40 sec. SE= 5 sec. WOW!

@lasvideo

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just tracked a shot in syntheyes 2011 in 2 seconds where two other apps weren't able to get even close to a solve yesterday - Russ rocks!

@lesterbanks

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@11thIndian @MotionFX_es You should get amazing #SynthEyes which works great with #Motion5

@motionVFX

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The more I learn about Syntheyes the more I like it. #learning #syntheyes #differentwayofthinking

@natrocks

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You could just hit GO, but many of the best features in Syntheyes are like buried treasure. They take a little digging to discover.

@samuelconlogue

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/cuddles SynthEyes forever.

@toothpasta

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Syntheyes camera tracking software released on Linux!! My entire studio can now be free of Windows.

@verbal007

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@KurtisVideo Thanks Kurt! I tend to avoid the 3D tracker in AE. I use @SynthEyesHQ and it's 4000% better at matchmoving.

@SchoolOfMotion

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@SynthEyesHQ BTW, I've tested solving in PF and Synth using the exact same 2D points. SynthEyes destroys PF in every category of shot.

@Mahargmonster

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