360Heros – 360Video and 360 Photos in one click. (We don’t just sell you the gear, we want to teach you as well)Submitted by mkintner on Sat, 2013-05-11 17:43.
Watch how simple it is to Plug-n-Play™ your GoPro Cameras into the 360Heros 360 Plug-n-Play™ Holder. This high strength flexible nylon will change the way camera gear is used today. You can twist it, bend it and secure it. It just simply works! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDJTWza9SU)
Watch the Panotour Pro 2.0 teaser! http://www.youtube.com/embed/wOYAsXZdgfQ
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This week, we received this message from Joergen Geerds.
Resigning from the IVRPA Board of Directors
Join us for this first in a series* of webinars for the virtual
tour community presented by IVRPA.
Friday, April 5 at 11 am Eastern, 3pm UTC (Click for UTC time conversion to your location.)
This summer, Selfoss, Iceland, will be the world capital of panoramic photography, it's is going to be an epic event!
On behalf of the IVRPA Board of Directors, I am proud to let you know that Iceland 2013 - The International Panoramic Photography Conference is now open for early bird registrations (Update Feb. 23: all early bird registrations are gone, still some regular full conference tickets available).
The team of Kolor is honored to welcome Thomas Bredenfeld, Nicolas Mériau and Henry Stuart as the jury members of the Kolor Panobook 2013 panoramic photography contest. Many thanks to them for having accepted to join the project.
How to make a rectangular object perfectly square using the panotools:
In this example the frame is straight, but somehow the photo looks distorted.
The most common Panotools projections are Equirectangular to make interactive 360x180 panoramas and Rectilinear to fix distortions of photos. But what about the others?
With a small Field of View (FoV) the difference isn't that obvious, but with a large Field of View things change quite a bit.
Imagine yourself standing in front of a large object and try to take a photo. Using a wide angle lens will get you visible distortions once you go above 50 degrees (100 degrees FoV) because of the Rectilinear projection.
Here is where the other projections come into place to map large Field of View objects to a print.
This is an example of an extreme Field of View, standing right in front a Ferris wheel taking several pictures using a 24mm lens:
Willy Kaemena - 79% (91 votes)
Jürgen Schrader - 66% (76 votes)
Ignacio Ferrando - 63% (73 votes)
Joergen Geerds - 59% (68 votes)
Fung Yu 55% - (63 votes)
Jan van der Woning - 50% (57 votes)
Congratulations to Willy Kaemena, Jürgen Schrader, Ignacio Ferrando Margelí and Joergen Geerds on your election to the IVRPA Board of Directors.
Special thanks to Fung Yu and Jan van der Woning for you candidacies.
Thanks to all IVRPA members who voted in this election.
On behalf of the IVRPA Board of Directors
President > The International VR Photography Association