Winner "Best of Show" of the IVRPA Annual Panoramic Photography Contest 2010 with the visit in 360HD Virtual Reality of the Hotel du Palais, in Biarritz, France.
This piece of news stunned me today, not because of the stunning technical developments of Canon but actually because they care to mention Panoramas in it!
Scroll down to the part about Ultra Hight-Resolution Panorama Camera to see what I mean...
Another nice touch are the large circular displays and the notice that 4K video is on his way to the consumers hands.
That will definitely make 360º video look great!
Seems the future is bright after all...
There was a thread in the Panotools-Meeting mail list discussing the differences between IVRPA Conferences and Panotools Meetings and I decided to write a post stating my point of view.
PS: I would like to make clear before proceeding that I don't defend the merge of the two events, they should continue independent and I appreciate both the Panotools Meetings and the IVRPA Conferences.
Let's see how they stand, IVRPA conferences vs Panotools meetings (according to my personal point of view and I attended both events already as you know):
1) Who runs it?
Volunteers in both cases.
Today I decided to look back at the first half of the IVRPA year and see if I was achieving my goals as an IVRPA Director or not.
This was my candidate statement: http://ivrpa.org/forum/members/3063
Internal organizational issues:
- Keep the weekly BoD meetings by video-conference during 2010.
- Setup a collaboration system to organize tasks between BoD members and volunteers.
- Replace the non-functional committees by delegating tasks to volunteers managed with the collaboration system.
Fresh after my summer vacations I am trying to catch up with the ongoing activity of the IVRPA Board of Directors (BoD).
I am used to an IVRPA BoD that never sleeps (because of the different time zones we are in), now I am getting used to an IVRPA BoD that never rests (no vacations for the BoD).
Finally a sunny day in the summer and I decided to get a 360x180 from Lewis and Clark.
This is a handheld spherical panorama made from 4+Z+N (4 shots horizontal and 1 up, the Zenit, and 1 down, the Nadir):
[Created with cPicture, 'Picture Index Ctrl+Y' using Film style border]
For the second time, Kolor will be exhibiting at the Photokina fair in September. We will have quite a big booth this year, and we will be presenting:
- The new versions of Autopano Pro, Autopano Giga and Autopano Tour
- The Panogear motorized head
- An interactive touch screen showing Paris 26 Gigapixels
Some hardware partners will also be present on our booth to launch new panoramic hardware.
We will be in Hall 4.1, booth #F030.
Kolor will also be present at the IVRPA conference on Monday: a good occasion to share our different points of view and techniques about VR and gigapixel photography.
See you soon in Cologne!
Rami from Kolor team
PHOTOKINA DATES: 21-26 September, 2010
LOCATION: Cologne, Germany
A circular 8mm Fisheye on a full frame 35mm Camera covers 180° horizontal and vertical. See how to make a panoramic picture out of that.
Located north of Seattle Center, the McCaw Hall is a performance hall and opera house.
While walking along Mercer St, I noticed a convoy guarded by police on motor cycles. Not that this is unusual here, but this convoy didn't seem to end. The convoy finally ended with 3 coach buses and a medical ambulance, while I snapped this panorama handheld.
Once they past, the almost empty Mercer street was opened again for traffic on Friday, June 18. 2010 at 2.35pm.
Easypano has released Tourweaver Mac Starter, the first version of Tourweaver
that runs on Mac.
It is similar with Tourweaver 5.0 Professional for Windows, giving support to
various virtual tour components.
Tourweaver Mac Starter can make virtual tours with: