What's new in Project Assistant version 2.3.0?
Welcome to the 2.3.0 release of Project Assistant for Windows, Android and iOS. There are many new features and bug fixes in this release, highlights include:
This version adds a dialog to select the geographic location of the project site. Search location via address, point-of-interest or latitude/longitude.
Project location is used as working area for camera calibration, so it only has to be specified once and not for each and every camera.
The workflow and navigation between individual steps is now part of the sidebar. This makes calibration progress easily visible and the workflow between steps is more natural.
For small screens the sidebar can be collapsed on demand to get more screen space for content and editing.
Reworked parameter UI in perspective step to more clearly indicate if a value is calculated, read from a sensor or measured by the user.
Camera image controls are now more condensed, the thumbnail list is only shown on demand and gets out of the way when not needed.
The different sources - live, clip, snapshots and recording - are clearly separated now.
Project Assistant 2.3 introduces a new start page which provides extensive information on the current calibration status of the camera.
Project Assistant 2.3 introduces a completely new map-based workflow. Choose the method most suitable for your scenario and use-case.
We added a completely new calibration workflow for outdoor scenarios. The approach is based on corresponding points in image and map,
the only requirement is good satellite coverage of the site.
The workflow provides the global geolocation (WGS84) and orientation of the camera, enabling fully georeferenced analytics metadata.
Map-based calibration works well for use-cases like traffic monitoring or smart city.
Several tools are provided to verify the map-calibration result.
Once a solution is available, a camera image overlay is shown on the map. This provides a good indication on the quality of the mapping between image and world.
Use 3d avatar to check mapping of positions on map and image.
Measure distances on ground or vertically in map or image.
Control zoom level and rotation of the map view.
Right-click anywhere on the map to show the location context menu.
With Live Analytics Diagnostics the metadata produced by Intelligent Video Analytics can be inspected live.
This helps checking if IVA produces the desired output after calibration.
The tool visualizes:
Note: currently only available for map-based calibration.