The ArcGIS Full Motion Video (FMV) Add-In 1.2 (with versions for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 and 10.2) is available for download from the Customer Care site. Documentation, a sample map, two sample videos, and a tutorial are also available for download from ArcGIS.com.
There are many enhancements for the 1.2 release. One of the most exciting is a new set of geoprocessing tools for metadata recording, mosaicking, and video extent extraction.
The Extract Metadata from Video tool pulls out the frame center and sensor platform locations as point features, and the frame outlines as polygons. These features can be used to show the flight path of the platform, or to do analysis of features that might intersect the area where the video was recorded.
The Extract Video Extent tool is used to extract the spatial extent from a video. The tool works by extracting individual frame outlines and dissolving them to create a single feature representing the spatial extent of a video. The tool can be used to add the spatial extents from multiple videos to a single feature class. This feature class can then be searched by attributes such as time, space, mission ID, and platform designation using search tools in ArcMap. The results of these searches can quickly and easily return the network paths of the requested videos.
The Mosaic Video tool is used to extract georeferenced image frames from the video and creates a mosaic dataset from them.
In addition to the new geoprocessing tools, the add-in has been enhanced to provide better performance, accuracy, and interactivity between the ArcMap data frame and the video windows.
Geospatial features in the video footprint can be shown on the video using the Intersect mode (formerly called Feature Scan), with better accuracy and performance.
The add-in also includes better support for graphic marks that show up in both the video and the map, and allows you to save these marks to a feature class.
Other improvements include:
- The FMV add-in now projects video metadata on the fly to any projected or geographic coordinate system. Basemaps can now be in any supported coordinate system.
- You can now specify the rate at which metadata is recorded.
- You can now specify the rate at which video frames are selected for mosaicking.
- More accurate metadata calculations improve video digitizing, marking, and intersecting.
You can download the Full Motion Video 1.2 template with the Full Motion Video documentation, tutorial exercises, and data from ArcGIS.com.
The ArcGIS Full Motion Video Add-In 1.2 is available as a download from the Esri Customer Care Portal (https://customers.esri.com).