BETA testers wanted (MacOS).
H4VAPP - Desktop software to convert H4V Images: H4VPRO to H4V (and H4V to H4VPRO).
I wanted to be able to bulk convert H4VPRO to H4V for sharing on Facebook and with friends and family who do not (yet) have Hydrogen One. Yes, I can already do this on the H1 - but I find it slow and laborious, and I’ve got hundreds of images already, and I expect to have hundreds more after Christmas!
I want to shoot primarily in H4VPRO - because it’s the only format that stores a full 4K left/right image (‘H4V and Quad4V formats store much lower resolution). But H4VPRO is not good for sharing. Also I want:
- put Artist/Copyright meta data in the image
- a watermark (text or image)
- GPS co-ordinates
I couldn’t find anything that did this - particularly in bulk, so I wrote H4VAPP!
H4VAPP does all the above listed functions, and I’m using it daily. It’s not user-friendly: it’s all command line, but there are some instructions and a YouTube video.
In January I’ll update it with a Finder ‘right click’ menu and release it as ‘try for 30 days’ and a small price (under $50). The same thing but for Windows will come later in 2019. All feedback appreciated (the web site already lists a few of the additional features I’ve got planned)!
I’m aware of a couple of bugs:
- “2x1 ‘SBS’ Pro Mode” to H4V conversion currently only supports landscape, not portrait photos
- no way to ‘stitch’ two (left+right) JPEG’s into one H4V or “2x1 ‘SBS’ Pro Mode”
- I’ve used the term H4VPRO which is not used anywhere by LEIA or RED, so I’ll switch to “2x1 ‘SBS’ Pro Mode”
I’ll get these fixed in an update in the coming week.
But for now what I really need are beta testers to check that the core functions work and it is useful. If you can help - head straight to the web site and grab the software and watch the video demo. Thanks!