Esri has released its latest version of the Full Motion Video (FMV) add-in, version 1.3.2, with a series of new features and updated support for the current version of ArcMap (10.5, also compatible with 10.4.x and 10.3.x).
For video captured with appropriate metadata (regarding camera location and orientation), FMV enables viewing and processing of video in a mapping environment. The FMV add-in is compatible with a variety of common video formats, whether captured from fixed vantage points, airborne platforms, or drones.
A highlight of new features and improvements includes:
- Increased performance with support for 2.7K, 4K, and higher resolutions of digital video (performance may vary, depending on CPU/GPU)
- A new workflow for digitizing GIS features directly in the video which automatically populates custom metadata fields: Video_Date, Video_Time, and Video_Source.
- A new video search workflow, improved search algorithm, and an updated UI make searching for archived videos faster and more intuitive.
- The Capture Groups of Images tool in the FMV Add-in allows users to extract individual frames while streaming live video. Images can be easily added into a mosaic dataset using the Mosaic Video Frames GP tool.
- The Mosaic Video GP tool now supports JPG, JP2, PNG, NITF, and TIFF file types. Georeferencing of each frame now uses the Projective transformation to increase overall accuracy and eliminate unnecessary resampling of the imagery.
- A new GP Tool called Extract Video Frames for Orthomosaic has been added. This tool can be used to extract individual images and associated MISB metadata for input to the Ortho Mapping tools for ArcGIS or the Esri Drone2Map application. There, the video frames can be processed to generate an orthorectified mosaic image and other derived products. Metadata captured with this tool is stored in external CSV’s or embedded as EXIF file headers.
As with prior versions, the FMV add-in remains free of charge to customers current on ArcGIS Desktop maintenance.
Refer to the landing page at http://esri.com/FMV for further information, including a link to my.esri.com to download the software.