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Virtual tour to the Casa Milà (La Pedrera) by Antoni Gaudí, in Barcelona

Nine scenes at Casa Milà, "La Pedrera", by Antoni Gaudí, in Barcelona. An outside view, and a tour inside the apartment, the courtyards, the attic and the roof:

Virtual tour Casa Milà (Barcelona)

On this tour we released a new interface and menu thumbnails. It is currently used to display our work to customers.

Crossroads - A World Wide Panorama

This years theme for the Autumnal Equinox is "Crossroads".
http://worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwp910/index.html

Click here to see the entry
Crossroad at Microsoft


Once the north-west corner of the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, this crossroad is now in the middle
of a large complex of buildings of the Microsoft corp.

Photokina 2010: Kolor annouces new version of Autopano and new virtual tour software Panotour

Kolor announced during the Photokina fair in Cologne the approaching release of the new version 2.5 of the image-stitching software applications Autopano Pro and Autopano Giga, along with the new virtual tour applications Panotour and Panotour Pro.

The demos we made on our stand impressed the visitors, so feel free to check what's new in our software and try the beta versions!

More info on this page: http://www.kolor.com/v3/index.php/en/component/content/article/33

Rami
Kolor team

Winner "Best of Show" of the IVRPA Annual Panoramic Photography Contest 2010

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.
www.hotel-du-palais.com

Canon has their eye on panoramas too...

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!

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/canon-expo.shtml

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...

IVRPA Conferences VS Panotools Meetings

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.

Looking back to the first half of the year 2010

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.

The IVRPA BoD nevers sleeps, never rests...

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).

Lewis and Clark, The End Of The Trail

Seaside, OR
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]

Join Kolor at Photokina 2010

Dear all,

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