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Moonslide UG, Germany, provides the panoramic tripod head "Moonslide:Pano with Nadir-Shot". Moonslide:Pano is probably the most advanced panoramic tripod head you can get on the market. It's possible to make cubic panoramas without taking your own tripod - no cube faces transformation necessary - it saves you a lot of time in finishing your panoramas. The head comes with high precision, is easy to handle, has click-stops and is easy to carry because you can seperate it in two parts.
TourWrist helps you grow your virtual tour photography services by providing a totally free virtual tour platform (mobile, web) for hosting, searching, viewing and sharing your (and your clients’) 360 panos.
PTGui is panoramic stitching software for Windows and Mac OSX. Originally developed as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui now is a full featured photo stitching application.
Use PTGui to stitch any number of photos into a panoramic image.
krpano is a small, versatile and high-performance viewer for interactive 3D panoramas on the web. It is based on the cross platform Adobe Flash Player, the world's most popular software platform for interactive software.
krpano supports all kind of panoramic formats for display - 360x180 formats like equirectangular/spherical images, cubical panoramas with 6 images or one imagestrip, cubical QTVR .mov files, and also partial and flat panoramas/images, it would be possible to display also Zoomify images with krpano.
SkiVR, based in France, gets you the best hardware and software available on the market to build great panoramas. We distribute/resell different manufacturers such as Nodal Ninja, Sunex, Gigapan, Panogear, and also software editors: Kolor, Easypano...
We speak French and English. We also offer panorama shooting services.
Garden Gnome Software provides software solutions to convert panoramas into popular multimedia formats like Flash and QuickTime VR. Use the multi-platform tool (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), Pano2VR 2.0 to convert panoramic images (cubic and cylindrical formats) while incorporating custom skins and panoramic video. Also available is the Windows-only tool, Pano2QTVR, that gives you the ability to export object movies to Flash and QuickTime VR.
Rotates camera to Vertical position for taller Panos.
Moves center of rotation from tripod socket to entry pupil of lens to eliminate parallax error
Adjustable To fit all SLR and Bridge cameras with lenses from 1 to 6 inches
Carbon fiber composite construction, weighs only 5 Oz.
Doubles as quick disconnect L bracket for Arca style mounts
Can be used like a gimbal to balance long lens weight over tripod.
Not for cameras with vertical battery grip.
Comes with velvet carry bag, and stitching software.
Kolor is a software company specialized in all types of image stitching. Kolor is the creator of Autopano Pro, the leading program for panorama creation and image stitching for the general public. Autopano software range also includes the new Autopano Giga, dedicated to gigapixel panorama and virtual tour creation, and Autopano Server, a world exclusive solution that integrates a command-line image stitching service into websites and servers.
Eye Mirror was founded by two people with a combined 15 years experience in designing panoramic mirrors. The current range of products has taken 2 years to develop. Our goal, to provide affordable panoramic lenses without compromising on optical quality.
Eye Mirror now has offices in America and the UK and will soon be expanding into Asia. Currently we can offer support in English, Spanish, and Japanese with more languages to follow.
The MK PanoMachine is an advanced panorama head for stitching, solid build, very strong powerfull motors, a precision tool to create cylindrical, spherical and multi-row panoramas as well as video, time-lapse, object movies, HDR. We offer the MK PanoMachine fully or semi motorized. Of course, only the horizontal drive can be ordered. It´s modular build to allow the combination with your own panoramic tripod head or our turntable for object movies. Using an IR remote control to operate easily without touching the housing.
The fieldOfView products range from virtual tours to to tailormade immersive technologies and experiences.
Active research and development of their in house developed panoramic engine SPi-V provides them with insights and expertise also applicable in simpler projects. With a background in web- and interaction design, their expertise extends beyond that of immersive imaging into the fields of usability and human-computer interaction.
SPi-V is fieldOfView's hardware accelerated panoramic viewing engine. The engine was built on a solid and extensible multimedia core provided by Macromedia's acclaimed Shockwave 3D.
Pragmatic and functional: the BUSHMAN Panoramic was inspired by the harsh environment the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert face on a daily basis.
The concept is based on the notion of providing an affordable, high-quality product, durable and easy to use. We have thus created a complete range of innovative panoramic heads, of which Kalahari is the first.
Quality is our top priority. We work directly with our suppliers to ensure excellence in our products. Each item is carefully checked prior to shipment. We provide our clients with expertise based on field experience.
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)
Pixeet provides free hosting to showcase and manage your panoramas on smartphones, tablets or the Internet.
Pixeet also provides 2 size of miniaturized fisheye lenses to create 360 spherical panorama (top to ceiling) from smartphones (iPhone, Android,...), tablets (iPad, Galaxy,…) or compact cameras without any third party equipment or software.
NCTech is a camera design and manufacturing company based in Scotland and founded in 2010 by Neil Tocher and Cameron Ure. Following two years of intensive research and development by the co-founders, the company launched its flagship product in the spring of 2012. A world first, the iSTAR® is a fully automatic instant 360º panoramic camera. Privately held, the company recently completed its first funding round and is listed on the Scottish Enterprise high growth stream.
Seitz Phototechnik AG of Switzerland is a market leader in fast panoramic equipment and has been an innovator in 360° solutions for over 50 years.
Seitz' products include automated virtual reality equipment (VR Drive) as well as 360° panoramic scanning cameras (Seitz D3 Digital Scan Back) for high speed and high resolution.
About Virtual Pictures Corp - VPiX™ is changing the world by teleporting people into HD virtual tours. VPiX tools and on-site services enable our customers to create jaw-dropping virtual experiences of any place around the world and deliver them through websites and to any computer, tablet and most smartphones.