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SynthEyes 2304 with anamorphic solving and Nuke export control panels. Video matched to lidar scan.

Production Match Moving

SynthEyes™ is a standalone application optimized for camera, object, geometry, and planar tracking, stabilization, and motion capture, with high performance, a huge feature list, exports to many applications, and an affordable price. Use SynthEyes for critter insertion, fixing shaky shots, virtual sets, object removal, stereoscopic production, 360°VR, architectural previews, accident reconstruction, product placement, face and body capture, ...

SynthEyes has been helping VFX artists since 2003 in more than 90 countries. Whether you're starting out, or need to step up to real tracking power and performance, put SynthEyes to work today!

What can SynthEyes help me do? You can use SynthEyes to help insert animated creatures or vehicles; stabilize shaky conventional or 360°VR shots; extend or fix a set; add virtual sets to green-screen shoots; replace signs or insert monitor images; remove unwanted objects from shots; produce 360° virtual reality or 3D stereoscopic films; create architectural previews; reconstruct accidents or crashes; do product placements after the shoot; move imagery from one shot to another; add 3D cybernetic implants, cosmetic effects, or injuries to actors; produce panoramic backdrops or clean plates; build textured 3-D meshes from images; add 3-D particle effects; or capture body motion to drive computer-generated characters. And those are just the more common uses; we're sure you can think of more.

What are its features? How much time do you have? For a longer list, click the “Features” item up top. Here's a few to start. SynthEyes offers 3-D tracking, set reconstruction, stabilization, and motion capture. It handles camera tracking, 2- and 3-D planar tracking, object tracking with or without a reference mesh, geometry tracking, geometric hierarchy tracking, secondary tracking, camera+object tracking, fiducial tags, survey shots, multiple-shot tracking, tripod (nodal, 2.5-D) tracking, mixed tripod and translating shots, stereoscopic shots, nodal stereoscopic shots, zooming shots, 360° VR shots, lens distortion, light solving. A keyer simplifies and speeds tracking for green-screen shots. The image preprocessor helps remove grain, compression artifacts, off-centering, or varying lighting and improve low-contrast shots, or convert to and from 360° VR shots. Meshes can be built from tracking data, and their textures extracted from the image sequence, producing higher resolution and lower noise than any individual image.

SynthEyes offers complete control over the tracking process for challenging shots, including an efficient workflow for supervised trackers, combined automated/supervised tracking, offset tracking, incremental solving, rolling-shutter compensation, a hard and soft path locking system, distance constraints for low-perspective shots, and cross-camera constraints for stereo. A solver phase system lets you set up complex solving strategies with a visual node-based approach (not in Intro version). You can set up a coordinate system with tracker constraints, camera constraints, an automated ground-plane-finding tool, by aligning to a mesh, a line-based single-frame alignment system, manually, or with some cool phase techniques. The ViewShift system allows you to do object removals, combine split takes, generate animated texture maps, and more.

Eyes starting to glaze over at all the features? Don't worry, there's a big green AUTO button too. Download the free demo and see for yourself.

What can SynthEyes talk to? SynthEyes is a tracking app; you'll use the other apps you already know to generate the pretty pictures. SynthEyes exports to about 25 different 2-D and 3-D programs. A revolutionary Instructible Assistant, Synthia™, helps you work faster and better, from typed or even spoken natural language directions. The Sizzle scripting language lets you customize the standard exports, or add your own imports, exports, or tools. You can customize toolbars, color scheme, keyboard mapping, and viewport configurations too. Advanced customers can use the SyPy Python API/SDK.

New 2304 Highlights

  • New lens models including 4th-order Brown-Conrady, 6th-order anamorphic, fisheyes.
  • Animated lens model parameters with interpolation to prevent distortion jitter.
  • Anamorphic distance solving.
  • New Anamorphic Shots Guide.
  • New focus distance channel to aid lens breathing shots.
  • Nuke and Fusion exporter updates using built-in lens distortion and overscan rendering.

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Some projects that used SynthEyes:

  • The Terminal List
  • Foundation
  • Greyhound
  • Birds of Prey
  • Raised by Wolves
  • The Orville
  • Stranger Things

(People don't let us know any longer, so this list is well out of date. Feel free to help change that. 😉)

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

Matthew Merkovich

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