PFTrack Documentation Preferences  

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Export  |  General

Export

The Export section controls various aspects of clip export from the Scene Export and Footage Export nodes.

Default Export Path:

The default path that is used when creating a new export node. The initial value is project:/export, i.e. in the export sub-directory of the project. Variables can be used in this directory to automatically reference the project name, media filename, the input clip node and the export node if required. Further details of these variables are available in the Scene Export Node.

Default Export Name:

The default name that is used for exports in an export node. The initial value is Export-%q, where %q is a variable that creates a unique and increasing number. Other variables can be used to automatically reference the project name, media filename, the input clip node and the export node if required. Further details of these variables are available in the Scene Export Node.

Default Export Clip Format:

The default image or movie file format and bit depth used to export media.

Default QuickTime Codec:

On macOS, this option is available to select the default QuickTime codec and quality used to export clips (this option is only available if QuickTime is chosen as the default format above).

Default Media Foundation bit-rate:

On Windows, this option is available to select the default bit-rate for exporting Media Foundation files.

Default number padding:

The default amount of padding in the filename's frame number when exporting (Default value: 6).

Export Clip Info File:

When selected, an XML formatted file is written out which details information about the exported clip. This file is written to the same directory as the exported clip, has the same name, but a .xml file extension. The purpose of this information file is to aid integration with other systems.

Export ST-maps alongside movie camera preset XML files:

When enabled, exporting a movie camera preset file from the Movie Camera Presets panel will also save ST-maps in OpenEXR format for each focal length in the preset file. These ST-maps will be saved alongside the preset XML file.

General

The General system preferences section is a collection of miscellaneous settings that do not warrant their own category.

Scene units:

The physical unit of distance used by the application (Default: Meters).

Default tracker distance:

The default distance between the tracker and tracking points in 3D space, measured in scene units. This is use to initialise tracking points in 3D space during a camera solve (Default: 5.0).

Default system for geometry track import:

The default coordinate system used to import geometry files for tracking in the Geometry Track node. This can be overridden on a case by case basis inside the node (Default: Left-handed and Y up).

Default system for survey data import:

The default coordinate system used to import and export numerical survey coordinate data. This can be overridden on a case by case basis (Default: Left-handed and Y up).

Comfort zone viewer distance:

The default viewer distance used to estimate stereoscopic viewing comfort (Default: 1.0 Meters).

Comfort zone screen width:

The default screen width used to estimate stereoscopic viewing comfort (Default: 0.5 Meters).

LIDAR binary storage location:

The location used to store compressed binary LIDAR data. Default: project:/scratch which represents the scratch folder in the current project folder.

Camera preset location:

A customizable location from which XML camera presets will be read for each project.

Tree preset location:

A customizable location from which XML tracking tree presets will be read for each project.

Export script location:

A customizable location from which Python export scripts will be read for each project.

Macro script location:

A customizable location from which Python macro scripts will be read for each project.

Node script location:

A customizable location from which Python node scripts will be read for each project.

Primitives location:

A customizable location from which image-based modelling primitives will be read for each project.

Test objects location:

A customizable location from which test object geometry will be read for each project.

Store solver logs in the project:

When selected, solver log information will be stored in the project files instead of being discarded once displayed in the user interface (Default: not selected).

Quicktime files start at frame 0 (rather than frame 1):

When selected, the start frame of a Quicktime file is numbered 0, else the start frame number will be 1. Note that when changing this preference, you must restart PFTrack before the change will take affect. (Default value: not selected, so QuickTime frame numbers start at 1.)

Check for network proxy authentication at launch:

When this option is enabled, you will be prompted to enter your network proxy authentication credentials when PFTrack starts if required for communication with The Pixel Farm's servers. PFTrack must be restarted before changes to this option take effect.