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The Pixel Farm PFTrack
   
The Pixel Farm PFTrack

3D Tracking Reinvented

Tracking Professionals throughout the VFX industry regard The Pixel Farm PFTrack as the most innovative product of its kind. In particular, it has unparalleled flexibility, functionality, and precision. It is the go-to matchmoving and layout software. To put it another way, it does what the competition can’t.

The Pixel Farm PFTrack

PFTrack is built on a rock-solid camera tracking and image analysis engine. In fact, PFTrack adds exclusive technologies that stretch far beyond the capabilities of other conventional matchmoving software. In essence, it empowers visual artists to recreate entire scenes within an accurate world space defined by real camera metrics.

Every VFX pipeline will benefit from data that only PFTrack can deliver. In other words, creative possibilities are limitless. In addition, it’s accessible within a single working environment that inspires imagination.

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PFBucket is The Pixel Farm’s entitlement management system. Above all, it empowers customers with a flexible toolset to deploy entitlement tokens to operator workstations. At the same time, it manages permissions and privileges. Simply put, it allows users to access our embedded user support with ease, and downloading software installers.

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PFTrack 20.06.22

New Features and Enhancements.

Project Manager

PFTrack features a powerful new project manager allowing you to quickly create and organise your projects with our completely new tagging and search feature.

  • New project manager, supporting an independent path per-project
  • Project information UI, including disk usage breakdown and media summary
  • Added disk caching locations and system information to preferences
  • Command-line arguments to create input nodes with loaded media
  • Command-line arguments to set default export path and format

User Interface/Experience

Completely re-engineered UI for better user experience, providing a dynamic window manager, support for high-resolution displays and much more.

  • Retina and High-DPI monitor support
  • New dynamic window manager providing custom layouts and floating windows.
  • Import/export of an entire tracking tree page as a single binary data file
  • Per-user layout presets.
  • Improved 3D perspective viewer layout and navigation functionality
  • Improved curves editor
  • In-app ticketing system for direct user support (requires a PFUser account).

Media I/O

Improvements across the entire media I/O strategy have resulted in new input nodes with vastly improved metadata handling, productivity enhancements to the media import file browser, and performance gains for directory and file I/O handling.

  • Improved media import file browser
  • New Clip and Photo input nodes with metadata browsers
  • New Scene and Footage export nodes
  • Media Foundation support on Windows
  • New ‘Automatic’ camera model type in Clip Input node.
  • RED R3D version 7.0
  • ARRI RAW version 6.2.2.0
  • OpenEXR 2.3.0
  • Autodesk FBX 2019
  • Alembic 1.7
  • Retired legacy 32-bit Quicktime library on Windows and Linux
  • Improved directory and file I/O handling

Camera Presets

New camera preset managers utilizing user-generated camera back and lens libraries produce sharable camera models for movie cameras and photogrammetry stills cameras.

  • New camera preset managers for movie cameras and photogrammetry stills cameras.
  • Comprehensive list of RED and ARRI sensor presets, including support for windowed sensors and shooting modes.

Lens Distortion

Completely new integrated lens distortion pipeline based on a new automatic calibration pattern detection when building lens distortion presets. Includes a new anamorphic distortion model, automated correction of lens breathing and extended support for ST-maps.

  • Improved integrated lens distortion pipeline, including new automatic calibration pattern detection when building lens distortion presets.
  • New Anamorphic distortion model, including the automatic correction of lens breathing
  • Support for extremely wide-angle lenses in photogrammetry
  • ST-map import for lens distortion correction
  • Python support for ST-map export

 

Metadata

Extended support for embedded metadata management for RAW movie file formats (ARRI, RED) including new metadata analysis tools for movie camera data, focal length, camera orientation and synchronisation of F-curves to image data.

  • Updated embedded metadata management for RAW movie file formats (Arri, RED)
  • Metadata analysis tools for movie camera data, including focal length and approximate camera orientation

Photogrammetry

Where to start? Significant updates to the photogrammetry pipeline including an improved photogrammetry solver with automatic lens distortion correction, and updated Scene Solver node with improved feature matching and camera solver. Add a new thumbnail navigation bar for photogrammetry datasets and customizable EXIF metadata support, including GPS position and orientation hints in the solver, and top that off with a new Photo Cloud node for combining depth maps into a dense point cloud before meshing, along with the added ability to export dense point clouds.

  • New thumbnail navigation bar for photogrammetry datasets
  • Improved photogrammetry solver, including updated automatic lens distortion correction
  • Customizable EXIF metadata support for photogrammetry datasets, including GPS position and orientation
  • Support for GPS position and drone camera orientation hints in the solver
  • New Photo Cloud node for combining depth maps into a dense point cloud before meshing
  • Renamed Scene Solver to Match Camera and improved feature matching and solver
  • Export of dense point clouds in Autodesk FBX, Alembic, PTS, PLY and XYZ file formats.

Node Updates

A significant number of improvements have been applied to existing nodes working on our philosophy of making it easier to produce better results in less time.

  • Improved survey and camera solvers, including updated automatic distortion correction
  • Improved hint system for camera and survey solvers
  • Improved feature matching accuracy in the Auto Match node
  • Added display of camera metadata focus distance to Orient Camera node
  • Added Scale Points transformation mode to Orient Camera node
  • The Orient Scene node has been renamed as Orient Camera, with improved manipulator interaction
  • The Orient Camera node can now set scale using a single tracker distance from the camera
  • Improved near/far camera clipping plane support
  • FBX geometry import now reads pivot point from a mesh file

User feature enhancement requests and bug fixes

In addition to the huge number of changes and features included by The Pixel Farm’s own development efforts, a number of user-requested features and bug fixes have also been included.

  • Better support for anamorphic lens distortion (PFT000310)
  • Python support for ST-map export (PFT000296)
  • Import pivot location from FBX to Geometry Track
  • Custom location for Python scripts and macros
  • Near and far clipping plane adjustments in Survey Solver (PFT000158)
  • Add translation/rotation constraint options to Survey Solver
  • Option to flip normals in Survey Solver
  • Allow connection of Roto node to Z-Depth Object (PFT000059)
  • Read in externally generated ST-maps (PFT000314, PFT000353)
  • Re-link media that is not missing (PFT000372)
  • Allow removal of geometry from Survey Solver (PFT000365)
  • Command-line control of project generation

Other

Numerous additional features and improvements to background application libraries such as Python (updated to 3.7), script and macro file location preferences and user settings/preferences.

  • Python library updated to 3.7
  • Network communication improvements
  • OpenSSL on Windows and macOS replaced by native OS libraries
  • New script and macro file location preferences
  • Moved user preference and log file locations to the Documents folder

Important information about this and future PFTrack releases.

This new version of PFTrack started out as a mission to upgrade our entire build environment, including compilers, servers and Qt making us more efficient as developers. It took a bit longer than we anticipated and resulted in significant code rewrites which in turn presented an opportunity to update parts of the app that were long overdue.

The net result of this huge update is a better platform to develop features that move us forward and allow us to better support customer requested changes.

  • As of this build, OS versions now limited to macOS 10.13+, Windows 10, Centos 7.6+.
  • You will need a commercial account to use the required PFUser management tools available in the PFAccount Admin Hub. Speak to sales if you haven’t already transitioned (sales@thepixelfarm.co.uk)
  • Due to significant changes in the internal architecture of the software, projects created with earlier versions of PFTrack are no longer compatible.
  • We have dropped the restricted annual version. All builds going forward use a version number based on the build date e.g 20.06.10
  • Beta versions of software products are now automatically available to any account which holds one or more entitlements with currently active maintenance subscription. If you do not have an entitlement under current maintenance it is not possible to access beta software.

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Mac Mac OS X 10.13 or later (only 64-bit supported), including Big Sur
  • Linux CentOS 7.6 or later (only 64-bit supported)

Minimum Supported Hardware

  • Intel Core™2 Duo processor or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2GB available hard disk space for full content installation
  • Mouse or pointing device
  • 1920×1080 resolution monitor
  • 1GB dedicated GPU with accelerated graphics (2GB recommended)
  • OpenCL 1.2 or later / CUDA Compute Capability 3.0 or later †

† OpenCL is used exclusively on OS X. On Windows and Linux, CUDA is used for NVIDIA GPUs, and OpenCL for all other cards.
Optimal Processing

The following are recommended for optimal processing.

  • A fast (300MB/s or more) storage device. Required for optimal handling of 2K resolution footage and higher.
  • A CPU with at least 4 cores is recommended for optimal UI performance.
  • Increased RAM for data caching. Clips stored in RAM are processed far more quickly.
  • 2GB GPU is required for medium and high resolution depth map creation for photo meshing.

Licensing

Please note: a direct internet connection is required to install and administer the licenses using the license manager. Otherwise, licenses must be managed manually

Any license can be deployed as Floating or Node-Locked.

PFTrack 21.01.19

Updates

  • Improved support for camera and sensor presets when using anamorphic lenses
  • Added option to round undistort framing rectangle to nearest 16×16 macro block for improved compatibility with some media export formats
  • Added general user preference options to adjust colours for tracked and un-tracked frames in the scrub-bar and coverage panel (PFT000667)
  • Improved font scaling on Windows 10 when using fractional desktop scale settings
  • This release forward is compatible with Mac OS 11 Big Sur

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed adjustments to sensor size when using sensor presets with anamorphic lens squeeze to ensure correct field of view is maintained (PFT000664)
  • Fixed corruption of cursors in Cinema on Windows 10 when using fractional desktop scale settings (PFT000666)
  • Other minor UI fixes and updates

PFTrack 20.06.22

Major new release

This is the changelog for the new release of PFTrack, compared to the last beta version 20.05.22.

Updates

  • Added command-line argument to add a default file browser media to the project
  • Added toggle to choose between checkerboard and dots pattern when loading media for camera preset calibration

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash in Photo Input node when trying to disable focal length metadata
  • Fixed crash in Camera Solver when attempting to triangulate missing point data with multiple cameras
  • Fixed issues exporting both sparse and dense point clouds as geometric objects instead of locators
  • Fixed metadata parsing trigger when changing in/out points and frame range in Clip Input node
  • Fixed bug storing EXIF/XMP altitude metadata tag in project
  • Fixed icon displayed when export succeeds in the Export node
  • Fixed Collada DAE export issues
  • Fixed node delete button to correctly display warning message when trying to delete input nodes that still contain media
  • Fixed ST-Map export parameters to default to 32-bit EXR
  • Fixed ST-Map export to default to single-frame unless lens distortion is varying over the clip
  • Fixed bug to ensure projects created on the command line appear central in the Project Manager
  • Fixed TIFF image sequence support
  • Fixed bugs in preset editors to ensure sensor and focal length is set before building preset
  • Fixed tag editing bugs in Project Manager
  • Fixed project renaming bug to ensure old project files are deleted
  • Fixed crash when relinking projects with missing media
  • Fixed some minor UI layout issues
  • Fixed some UI interaction bugs in the camera presets editor
  • Fixed workspace layout bug preventing windows being dropped into place
  • Fixed storage of anamorphic squeeze parameters in camera presets
  • Fixed UI interaction issues in the Clip Input node
  • Fixed UI interaction issues in the Notes editors
  • Fixed project saving when storing new paths in the file browser
  • Fixed bug causing background processing progress bar to still be visible after a job is cancelled
  • Fixed various issues with command line argument processing (environment variables, -retry)
  • Fixed available disk space calculations
  • Fixed camera near-plane distance initialisation

PFTrack 20.05.22 beta (release candidate)

Updates

  • Added new project manager, supporting an independent path per-project
  • Added project information UI, including disk usage breakdown and media summary
  • Added disk caching locations and system information to preferences
  • Added command-line arguments to create input nodes with loaded media
  • Added command-line arguments to set default export path and format
  • Added import/export of an entire tracking tree page as a single binary data file
  • Added display of camera metadata focus distance to Orient Camera node
  • Added Scale Points transformation mode to Orient Camera node
  • Updated command-line processing (-help to display arguments)
  • Updated media import node icons in the tracking tree
  • Updated Photo Input node UI and added single-frame ST-Map import
  • Updated Clip Input and Spherical Input node UI
  • Updated movie and photo preset UI, and fixed many related bugs
  • Updated media metadata UI
  • Updated lens distortion renderer to use double-precision OpenCL when available, CPU otherwise
  • Updated LSWC file format numbering to 8 to avoid warning when loading LWS file into Lightwave 2019
  • Updated Auto Match, Auto Track, and User Track nodes to maintain correct tracker positions after switching up-stream distortion model
  • Updated Photo Survey and Camera Match nodes to maintain correct tracker positions after switching up-stream distortion model
  • Updated ARRI RAW, RED R3D, Quicktime on macOS, and Media Foundation on Windows, to improve read performance

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash when attempting to determine disk usage on unknown device volumes
  • Fixed crash when changing deinterlace modes in Clip Input node
  • Fixed notification message loading issues on macOS Catalina
  • Fixed units scaling in Collada export
  • Fixed near/far planes in FBX export
  • Fixed Clip Input node to select correct undistort mode when selecting Automatic or From Preset camera models
  • Fixed bug preventing clip delete when switching projects
  • Fixed potential crash when deleting empty tree pages
  • Fixed image sizing issues when switching distortion modes upstream after solving a camera
  • Fixed crash when switching to an ST-Map distortion model whilst viewing/editing the image crop resolution
  • Fixed GPS/altitude usage in Photo Input node
  • Fixed scaling of geometry objects when using Orient Camera node
  • Fixed some window interaction issues in the upper workspace area

PFTrack 20.03.25 beta

Updates

  • Updated UI layout for Clip Input node
  • Improved export speed of dense point clouds to OBJ format

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash when reading z-depth data from disk after up-stream frame resolution has changed
  • Fixed Euler rotation flips when using camera rotation metadata
  • Fixed file browser button layout issues on non-retina displays
  • Fixed file browser refresh when changing media import type.

PFTrack 20.03.13 beta

Updates

  • Added ‘Automatic’ camera model type to Clip Input node
  • Updated metadata curves graph interaction in Clip Input node
  • Improved RED R3D reading performance

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed photogrammetry solver so it doesn’t stop prematurely when trying to align a solve to bad GPS data
  • Fixed bugs in 16-bit and full-premium R3D decode
  • Fixed crash when parsing multi-chunk DPX metadata
  • Fixed crash when solving for lens distortion in the Clip Input node using measurement lines
  • Fixed display of invalid stored paths in file browser
  • Fixed undo/redo bugs when undoing changes in lens distortion in the Clip Input node
  • Fixed reset of measured distortion model when removing media from the Clip Input node
  • Fixed crash in Preset Editor when scrubbing through focal lengths after calibrating lens distortion
  • Fixed initialisation of filenames and directories when using native file browsers
  • Fixed parsing of ARRI focus distance units from Quicktime files
  • Fixed automatic selection of best shooting mode when selecting a sensor preset in the Clip Input node
  • Fixed camera solver bug preventing known variable focal length cameras from solving properly
  • Fixed application of ARRI LDS lag value when reading dynamic metadata
  • Fixed export of trackers to XYZ format to respect the tracker export on/off state
  • Fixed large coordinate check when importing survey coordinates into the Survey Node

PFTrack 20.02.28 beta

Updates

  • Added a new file browser for clip and photo import
  • Updated metadata parsing functionality in the Clip Input node
  • Updated camera preset handling in the Clip Input node
  • Added a ‘Remove All’ button to the Photo Input node
  • Added python support for Auto Match node
  • Added disk caching functionality to the Project Manager and Clip Input node
  • Added a job queue for background processing of nodes
  • Added MXF metadata support for EXR image sequences from Sony cameras

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug on Linux whereby using keyboard shortcuts could prevent further mouse interaction in the Cinema window
  • Fixed some UI font and icon size issues
  • Fixed some Windows 10 scaling issues on high-DPI monitors
  • Fixed bug causing incorrect preset lens distortion in the Photo Survey node
  • Fixed bug preventing imported camera presets from being selected in the Clip and Photo Input nodes
  • Fixed bug when renaming project at project creation time
  • Fixed performance and lag issues in project manager UI
  • Fixed initial far plane distances in Photo Input node
  • Fixed potential crash-on-exit after displaying support login page
  • Fixed bug whereby clip frame size was wrong after switching off ST-Map undistort in clip input node
  • Fixed issues when deleting media from duplicated input nodes

Other

  • Updated install locations so beta builds can be installed alongside older versions more easily (Linux and Windows binaries have been renamed to ‘pftrack-beta’)
  • Notarised macOS builds for installation on macOS Catalina

PFTrack 20.01.14 beta

This new version of PFTrack started out as a mission to upgrade our entire build environment, including compilers, servers and Qt making us more efficient as developers. It took a bit longer than we anticipated and resulted in significant code rewrites which presented an opportunity to update parts of the app that were long overdue.
The net result of this huge update is a better platform to develop features that move us forward and allow us to better support customer requested changes.

User Interface/Experience

  • Completely re-engineered UI for a better user experience, providing a dynamic window manager, support for high-resolution displays and much more.

Media I/O

  • Improvements across the entire media I/O strategy have resulted in new input nodes with vastly improved metadata handling, productivity enhancements to the media import file browser, and performance gains for directory and file I/O handling.
  • New Scene and Footage export nodes create a more direct output experience for larger datasets, and file importers and exporters have been updated to the latest versions available on more modern OS’s.

Camera Presets

  • New camera preset managers utilizing user-generated camera back and lens libraries produce sharable camera models for movie cameras and photogrammetry stills cameras.

Lens Distortion

  • Completely new integrated lens distortion pipeline based on a new automatic calibration pattern detection when building lens distortion presets. Includes a new anamorphic distortion model, automated correction of lens breathing and extended support for ST-maps.

Photogrammetry

  • Where to start? Significant updates to the photogrammetry pipeline including improved photogrammetry solver and automatic lens distortion correction, and updated Scene Solver node feature matching and camera solver. Add a new thumbnail navigation bar for photogrammetry datasets and customizable EXIF metadata support, including GPS position and orientation hints in the solver, and top that off with a new Photo Cloud node for combining depth maps into a dense point cloud before meshing, along with the added ability to export dense point clouds.

Node Updates

  • A significant number of improvements have been applied to existing nodes making it easier to produce better results in less time.

Metadata

  • Extended support for embedded metadata management for RAW movie file formats (ARRI, RED) including new metadata analysis tools for movie camera data, focal length, camera orientation and synchronisation of F-curves to image data.

Other

  • Numerous additional features and improvements to background application libraries such as Python (updated to 3.7), script and macro file location preferences and user settings/preferences.
  • User feature enhancement requests and bug fixes
  • In addition to the huge number of changes and features included by The Pixel Farm’s own development efforts, a number of user-requested features and bug fixes have also been included.

PFBucket 20.01.14 beta

  • Network communication improvements
  • OpenSSL on Windows and macOS replaced by native OS libraries
  • Available on Centos 7.6+, Windows 10 and macOS 10.13+.

PFBucket 2018.15.14

14 March 2019

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What’s new in version 2018

  • New – Project Manager
    A new desktop to manage projects and hardware resources with support for project snapshotting and archiving.
  • New – Auto Match node
    All new, super fast automated tracking node with a new matching algorithm and intuitive tracking analysis tools.
  • New – Retime node
    Interactive velocity based retiming of synchronised image and tracking data.
  • Roto, Keyer and Enhance nodes
    Standalone Roto, Keyer and Enhance nodes with new adaptive boundary Colour X-Spline masks and ability to export Roto masks.
  • Dual View split screen in User Track
    A new Dual View mode for positioning trackers in multiple clips.
  • Tracking tree enhancements
    Improved node connectivity and node layout.
  • General Improvements
    Other improvements and product enhancements.

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What’s new in version 2017?

All functionality of PFDepth embedded in PFTrack

All PFDepth nodes are now fully integrated and available in PFTrack

  • Many more ways to create and manipulate depth maps:
    • Updated Z-Depth Solver node
    • Z-Depth Tracker, Merge, Edit, Filter, Composite and Cache nodes
    • Z-Depth Object node
    • Rotoscope-based depth editing
    • Ideal tool to prepare clips for z-based compositing
  • Extended stereo camera and image pipeline:
    • Build Stereo Camera node to automatically position the right-eye camera after tracking the left-eye
    • Stereo Disparity Solver, Disparity Adjust and Disparity-to-Depth conversion nodes
    • Fix common issues such as stereo keystone alignment and left/right-eye colour and focus mismatches
    • Render left and right-eye images from a single clip using Z-Depth data

User Interface Updates and Productivity Enhancements

  • Node creation panel has been updated with nodes organised into groups to make them easier to find
  • New Custom node group, where commonly used nodes can be placed for quick access
  • Tree layouts can be saved as XML preset files to help quickly construct common sets of nodes
  • Tree preset XML files can be copied onto other machines or given to users to share common layouts

Extended Digital Cinematography Camera Support

  • Added support for reading ARRI RAW media files
  • Camera and lens metadata is automatically read from RED and ARRI source files
  • ARRI metadata can also be read from DPX, OpenEXR or Quicktime ProRes files
  • Added support for importing custom XML metadata to the Clip Input node
  • All metadata is passed through the tree and can be accessed by python or export nodes

Advanced Photogrammetry Texture Extraction Tools

  • An optimized texture map can now be created automatically in the Photo Mesh node as part of the simplification process
  • Exposure and brightness differences in the source media can be automatically corrected to provide the best quality texture map
  • Exposure balanced images are automatically passed down-stream, and can be used in the Texture Extraction node for manual texture painting if required
  • Normal, displacement and occlusion maps can also be generated during simplification, to ensure the simplified mesh retains as much visual fidelity as possible
    • Normal maps support both world and Mikk tangent spaces
    • Occlusion maps can be generated for either the sky or local surface occlusion
    • Additional texture maps are exported automatically by the Export node

Experimental RGBD Pipeline for Depth Sensors

  • Z-Depth data captured by external sensors can be attached to an RGB clip and passed down the tracking tree
  • Auto Track and User Track nodes updated to read z-depth values for trackers at each frame
  • Camera Solver node will use tracker z-depth values to help solve for camera motion
    • Can reduce drift in long shots
    • Can improve accuracy when tracking complicated camera movements
    • Provides 3D data for nodal pans
    • Provides a real-world scale without any additional steps
  • Z-Depth Mesh node can be used to convert depth maps into a coloured triangular mesh

An iOS application will be released during 2017 allowing depth data to be recorded using an iPad and the Occipital Structure Sensor capture device.

Additional Improvements and Features

  • Documentation updates and improvements
  • Added camera presets for ARRI ALEXA and RED cameras
  • Improved initial keyframe selection algorithm in Camera Solver node
  • Improved Auto Track feature tracking when using undistorted image plates containing blank edge areas
  • Custom XML metadata import can be used to define per-frame lens distortion, focal length and camera pose values
  • Cooke /i Data file import has been moved from the Edit Camera node into the Clip Input node
  • Added support for importing .PTS and FARO .XYB LIDAR files in the Survey Solver node
  • Improved pivot-point handling in the Survey Solver node when LIDAR datasets contain stray points far from the scene
  • Added an XML export python script to store camera data using the same custom XML schema as supported by the Clip Input node
  • Added depth-test and back-face culling options to the Geometry Track node to help painting vertex weights and deformable groups on complex geometric models
  • Added a focal length reset button to Camera Solver and Survey Solver nodes that can be used to reset the solved focal length to incoming value if it has been set by another node up stream
  • Added exposure and image processing controls to the Clip Input node for control of ARRI RAW and OpenEXR decoding

What’s new in version 2016?

Spherical Tracking Toolset

This toolset comprises of three brand new nodes: Spherical Track, Spherical Orient and Spherical Render.

New Photo Mesh Simplification Tools

Adds the option to simplify a mesh model which allows you to pass a mesh downstream for further processing in PFTrack, and export the simplified model as low resolution meshes for game assets and VR environments.

Texturing Pipeline

By applying the Photo Mesh simplification tool, a mesh can then be passed directly to the Texture Extraction node in order to generate texture maps. With this added functionality, all the essential steps of your modelling pipeline are now available directly inside of PFTrack.

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