Post-production

Process and export your footage to your target platform using the Visualize Application

Ingesting, synchronizing, & aligning footage in Visualize

The first stage of post-production involves is to ingesting footage in Visualize. DepthKit needs a rigid file hierarchy to operate properly, so for more information see the tutorial to the right.

After ingestion, the depth and color footage needs to be synced to each other so that each color frame has a corresponding depth frame.

Note: For those that want only the depth video for output, you need to insert a black video the same length of your depth capture sequence.

Once the footage is synced, alignment sometimes needs to occur to compensate for any inaccuracies that may have been acquired during the calibration step.

Finally, footage can be trimmed in both the X, Y, and Z directions to get rid of any unwanted information in your export. This process allows for exported sequences to look "cleaner" on their export than just raw DepthKit captures.

Designing and exporting videos from Visualize

If the final destination for your footage is a rendered video, the DepthKit visualizer has a selection of visual styles and controls for creating aesthetic treatments and virtual camera movements. You can use the tool to render directly for video. Skip this step if you're passing through the visualizer into other tools such as Unity, VFX workflows or publishing to the web.

DepthKit Data Enhancement Service

DepthKit has the ability to enhance your depth data resolution to match the source resolution of your color footage. We offer this as a service, and you can find out more about it using the link to the right. We plan to eventually add this functionality to the tool itself, but if you are currently working on a project we recommend use of the service instead of waiting for it to be released.

Exporting to Unity from Visualize

Using a custom side-by-side depth & video format, Visualize can export files to be used in Unity. See the tutorial link to the right for an in-depth tutorial on this process.

Exporting to VFX tools from Visualize

Visualize can export a textured .OBJ sequences or Alembic files for use in VFX tools. See the tutorial link to the right for an in-depth tutorial on this process.

Exporting to Three.js from Visualize

Using a custom side-by-side depth & video format, Visualize can export files to be used in Three.js. See the tutorial link to the right for an in-depth tutorial on this process.