VAM 2.3.2 Changelog
VAM2 is under permanent development. To enable all our users to work with the latest technologies, we provide updates and upgrades with major feature enhancements and brand new features.
Users of VAM2 version 2.0 and above can expect a lot of new features, opening brand new business models and applications.
With Version 2.3 we reprogrammed VAM to pure HTML5. That means that VAM2 now works on devices that did not support Flash like Apple© iPad, iPhone and others. The application now runs on every device that runs a browser be it PC’s, notebooks, tablets or phones.
Abandoning Flash improved loading and operating speed and VAM2 is no longer affected by Flash security issues. In addition, energy consumption is reduced up to 75% which makes VAM2 on mobile devices much more efficient.
↳ Secure and faster operation on all devices.
The video viewer allows navigating in all directions while playing and even has stereo view support for VR like Occulus Rift. Direct switch between 360° and flat display. Timeline with thumbnails to find the right position faster and the possibility to place hotspots in the video timeline.
↳ Ready for VR applications.
The new flat video viewer allows the display of up to 4K 60 FPS videos and supports HDR video formats. It has an integrated timeline with thumbnails to find the right position faster. Possibility to place hotspots in the video timeline, -link everything to everything.
↳ Prepared for the latest formats in highest resolution.
The new viewer provides an expert mode as a drop-down menu, allowing changing all kinds of image representations like white balancing, manual color channel modification, inverting, contrast, brightness and saturation. These settings can also be pre-defined in the back-end and the asset will show up with the adjusted settings, but can still be changed in the published tour window. There is no need to manipulate the original, upload and change the look on the fly.
↳ No need to correct the original asset before uploading.
The VAM2TK is a tool for data import and export, backup and security notification settings. The VAM2TK comes in a separate installer and can be set up by the network administrator that does not have to be the VAM2 database administrator.
↳ One tool for secure and safe data handling and system monitoring.
↳ Avoid data loss by automated and secure data backup.
Export projects from one database and import somewhere else. Exporting projects to store them on a separate storage device. The VAM2 application itself does not have to be stopped.
The integrated test routine shows if there were any errors in the copying process which you can fix or redo.
↳ Prevent data loss through easy and secure data exchange.
Widely configurable notification tool. The storage space of a database shall never run full as this leads to data corruption. The auto notification tool allows defining at what remaining disk space it shall send an auto notification via Email. In the second step you can define at what remaining disk space any further write processed shall be blocked.
↳ Automated monitoring with instant notification to react quickly and prevent data loss.
Allows the user to place an unlimited number of hot-spots and links in your 3D data. The distance control allows displaying only those near to your viewing position. 3D point clouds can also be used as maps, now.
↳ Opens new business models.
People can work on the same project in different languages. Choose between Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
↳ Get rid of language barriers in international teams.
The hot-spot editor enables more settings with multi-setting and even defines how the linked asset shall be opened. For example, directly jump to the correct page in a user manual or report sheet.
↳ Much faster work with hotspot.
When taking spherical images in an upper and lower position the default distance of 600mm can now be adjusted freely.
↳ Photogrammetry can now also be provided for tiny spaces or with high tripod captures.
When working in teams on the same project the display of upload and processing queues, remaining processing times, and connection speed are visible to all team members. The adjustable multi thread processing leads to serious processing speed enhancements.
↳ Improves the working speed and quality of your team.
Now all assets except videos can be used as maps. For example, PDF’s of CAD drawings, 3D models and especially point clouds can be used directly to navigate through your projects.
↳ 3D navigation to all your assets.
↳ Find assets by coordinates, sort assets in 3D space.
Snapshots with all markers and measurements, including date, project name and asset name can be created from any viewer window with one click, ready for Email or upload.
↳ Share details with others at the click of a button.
VAM2 supported file-formats
VAM2 supports all file-types for uploading without restrictions.
Adding descriptions, tags, geographic information etc.
VAM2 does not change the original file.
The original files are stored untouched and can be downloaded 100% identical to the original.
In addition, VAM2 creates special load on demand file types for fast in-browser display
without having to install any other software player or viewer.
It directly support the following formats.
If you can not find an important format in the list let us know, -we might provide and integrate an appropriate converter.
.aac. ac3 .adts .afc .aif .aifc .aiff .amr .au
.latm .lbc .loas
.m2a .m3u .mka .mp2 .mp3 .mpa
.oga .ogg .ogv .oma .opus
.ram .rco .rm .rmi
.cgm. csv .doc
.odm .odt .oth .ott
.pdf .pps .ppsx .ppt .pptx .pxl
.sda .sdc .sdd .sdp .sdw .sgl .slk .stw .sxg .sxw
.wk1 .wks .wpd .wps
.xls .xlsx .xlw .xml
.bay .bmp .bmq .bw
.cap .cine .cr2 .crw .cs1 .cut
.dc .dc2 .dcr .dds .dng .drf .dsc
.ia .ico .iff .iiq .ilbm
.j2c .j2k .jif .jng .jp2 .jpe .jpeg .jpg .jxr
.k25 .kc2 .koa
.mdc .mef .mng .mos .mrw
.pbm .pcd .pct .pcx .pef .pfm .pgm .pic .pict .png .ppm .psd .ptx .pxn
.raf .ras .raw .rdc .rgb .rgba .rw2 .rwl .rwz
.sgi .sr2 .srf .srw .sti
.targa .tga .tif .tiff
.wap .wbm .wbmp .wdp .webp
.m1v .m2t .m2ts .m4a .m4v .mjpeg .mjpg .mk3d .mks .mkv .mp4 .mpeg .mpg .mts
.webm .wma .wmv
.obj [ in a .zip file together with .mtl and texture files as .jpg or .tiff ]