Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

Andersson Technologies releases SynthEyes 1708

Andersson Technologies has released SynthEyes 1708, the latest version of its 3D camera tracking software, extending export to After Effects, Fusion and HitFilm, and adding support for HEVC video compression.

Improvements to existing features, rather than major new ones
Andersson Technologies describes the update as improving a “broad spectrum” of existing features rather than adding major new ones, with “around 100 improvements and bug fixes”.

In particular, SynthEyes’ export capabilities have been extended, with both the Fusion and After Effects exports now supporting the new 360-degree VR capabilities that have been added since SynthEyes 1605.

Fusion users can also choose to export for Fusion 9’s own new VR toolset, or for previous versions of the compositor; while After Effects users get support for the integrated version of Cinema 4D.

The release also introduces support for HEVC video compression on Windows 10 1703 and macOS 10.13 and above; and improves performance when reading and writing MP4 and MOV files on macOS.

Taken directly from Andersson Technologies press release, other new features include:

  • Level Scene and Remove Stabilization scripts for 360VR. Scripts for easily dividing shots into overlapping pieces (good for non-360VR also).
  • Solver improvements, including for default coordinate system creation.
  • Updates for batch processing and multiple exports, including new options, image sequence “export”, and defined subfolders for multiple exports.
  • Usability improvements including the ability to float all view types, and preferences for easier hit-testing on tablets and/or high-resolution displays.

Pricing and availability
SynthEyes 1708 is available for Windows 7+, CentOS 6 or Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS Linux, and OS X 10.9+.

New licences cost from $299 to $699, depending on whether you buy the Intro or Pro edition of the software, and for which platforms.

Read a full list of new features in SynthEyes 1708 on Andersson Technologies’ website