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  • in reply to: Kolor/KRpano: Job Offer #18042

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    back to the original question, here are 3 excellent krpano – panotour devs

    Arthur van den Enk – http://virtualtuur.com

    Nuno Madeira – http://wide.pt/

    Majd Salim – https://www.linkedin.com/in/majd-salim-13398920/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Kolor/KRpano: Job Offer #18033

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    bump: this was originally (and mistakenly) posted as a news post, it has been converted to a proper forum topic

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Posting 360 photos with own branding and interactivity #18032

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    marzipano and pannellum are also good choices if you are looking for free open source software to create 360° tours, but not as full featured as the commercial apps mentioned by jürgen

    http://www.marzipano.net

    https://pannellum.org

    also see this page for a list of links and tutorials for shooting and stitching 360° panoramas, as well as creating and hosting your own 360° tours

    http://ivrpa.org/about-ivrpa/360-vr-photography-360-video-resources/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Daily 360 Live Streaming #17976

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    Ricoh Theta R is built for 24 hour streaming –

    https://ricohr.ricoh/en/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Add photos with GPS to street view #17936

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    if your photos do not have gps meta you must add it manually, adobe lightroom can do it but so can many other geotagging apps

    https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/maps-module.html

    once your images have gps info you can upload them to streetview using the streetview app

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/7012050?hl=en&ref_topic=6275604

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/7011737?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Ricoh Theta S Video Problem #17935

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    what type of computer are you using with the ricoh app ?

    if your computer is not up to spec the app may not work as expected, check the hardware requirements here –

    https://theta360.com/en/support/enviroment/#PCAPP

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: panorama posting error #17903

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    see this error in the console on your page, your site is denying iframe access to ivrpa.org domain, this would need to be fixed on your end

    [Error] Refused to display 'https://360photoplus.com/wp-content/vt/Grand_Hotel/?html5=only&s=pano30' in a frame because it set 'X-Frame-Options' to 'SAMEORIGIN, SAMEORIGIN'.

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: panorama posting error #17901

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    do you mean embed your tour in a member panorama page ?

    have you followed the instructions in this post ?

    http://ivrpa.org/forums/topic/how-do-i-post-a-panorama/

    ssl coming soon ;)

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: 360 photo quality #17886

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    inexpensive one shot 360 cameras like ricoh theta and gopro fusion etc can do well in ideal circumstances, but will never give you the same quality images as DSLR or mirrorless with interchangeable lens etc

    for a comparison of one shot 360 cameras see this review page –

    http://360rumors.com/360-camera-comparison-tool

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Offline viewing of VR #17878

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster
    in reply to: Improving member communications #17755

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    yes, i am in fact a current IVRPA director and webmaster for last 7+ years and IVRPA member for almost 12 years, and here i am communicating with IVRPA members without any problem or need for assistance or reminders

    does IVRPA have a communications problem ?

    as you yourself are in communication with myself and the other directors via your very frequent emails, facebook posts and private messages, posts in this forum, etc etc etc, i believe you should know how easy we are to reach ?

    please notice the frequent IVRPA director posts and IVRPA member activity on the IVRPA facebook page, various facebook groups, twitter, youtube, etc, IVRPA is in fact quite active on all these channels and more

    you might have also noticed the frequent news posts on this IVRPA site itself, have a look at our front page for example – http://ivrpa.org

    and also please remember that this particular private members forum is mostly used for archiving important IVRPA member news, other forums on this site are quite a bit more active, so comparing activity here to a facebook group is missing the point, we use many other channels to communicate with our members on an almost daily basis as well

    so, the assertion that IVRPA has a “communications problem” is clearly biased and not supported by any actual evidence at all, and is hence “misleading”, and as brian’s post here was only echoing your own original assertion of this alleged “problem” on your own facebook group, it is not surprising that you agree with it

    mailing lists – newsletters

    IVRPA uses mailchimp and other mailing list list platforms to communicate with our members about important issues for many years, not to spam our members with frequent “reminders”, we have found that frequent newsletters duplicating content already on our website only causes more folks to unsubscribe from the list (many of our members find too many “reminders” unnecessary and annoying judging by past feedback we have received) vs generating a significant number of clicks to our site, so we like to keep that channel mostly clear for important communications rather than dilute its usefulness in notifying our members of early conference tickets, elections, and other important news, i recall discussing this in great detail with you in the past at which point you agreed with this policy

    and anyone who says they “really care about IVRPA” should be able to find the time to click on a bookmark once a week vs waiting for a newsletter to be dropped in their lap ?

    communications director and web/social media team

    IVRPA does have a communications director and web/social team, we are the ones posting here and on facebook etc, and you were part of this effort until you resigned almost 2 years ago, since that time others have been doing all the work involved here and i assure you we all know our jobs and take this responsibility very seriously, and otherwise activity and traffic from IVRPA members and non members alike have increased across all of our channels since you left the team

    improving IVRPA communications and collaborating with IVRPA

    anyone who wishes to contribute to the actual work involved in running and maintaining all of this should get in touch with us and let us know how you can collaborate with the IVRPA directors and web team, repeating 10 year old “ideas” (in 4 different places) that have been explored in depth by IVRPA and either implemented or rejected long ago is not quite as helpful, and remember that teamwork involves cooperation with others, not one party appointing themselves to dictate what others “should” be doing

    thanks

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Webmaster
    IVRPA Director
    IVRPA Member

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Interactive VR Tour of a Mine #17710

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    krpano has very robust support for VR headsets as default behavior since version 1.19, click on the VR headset icon here to see a basic example

    https://krpano.com/tours/paris/

    and a more elaborate example here –

    https://krpano.com/krpanocloud/webvr/?v=119pr15

    Kolor Panotour Pro also suports VR headset mode –

    http://www.kolor.com/wiki-en/action/view/Panotour_Notions_VR_Mode

    as does Pano2VR

    https://ggnome.com/doc/pano2vr/5/hmd-how/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Focus Stacking Panoramas #17707

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    shooting with a fisheye lens at infinity or hyperfocal will give sufficient DOF for most pano environments, so no real need for focus stacking unless you want to experiment with special technique in an environment where is is needed

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: New to 360 Virtual Tours for Real Estate #17706

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    ptgui is for stitching panos, pano2vr is for building tours (from already stitched panos), these are 2 different things, also note that adobe flash is obsolete as a 360 pano display method and all modern 360 tour apps produce html5 output

    sounds like you may end up with some big tours, you will probably want to experiment with a few hosting options to figure out which works best for you, self-host gives more control, roundme etc ease of use

    dslr and good lens will give much better quality vs one shot 360 camera, but also a lot more work for you, try both and see what best suits your needs

    lens distortion is not really a factor in stitched panos, longer lens means more images, more chance for stitching error, longer stitch time etc, you can stitch with any lens but most pros use a 8mm to 16mm fisheye for typical non-giga resolution panos

    please see this page for info on basics of shooting, stitching, creating tours, etc

    http://ivrpa.org/about-ivrpa/360-vr-photography-360-video-resources/

    thanks

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    i am just trying to help expedite your refund, no reason to be offended

    and there is no problem here, you will be getting your refund as was said a few times already

    but i am the webmaster and not the treasurer so i cannot issue it personally, i have no access to ivrpa paypal account, and our treasurer is on the road and will do this as soon as he is back, which should be a few days as was stated above several times

    thank you for your patience

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    thank you for the advice, we will look at our system’s notifications

    and do note that your payments are through the paypal site and not directly on IVRPA site itself so please check with paypal to confirm your original agreement and terms concerning notifications etc with them

    and again, stand by for your refund, it will be coming shortly

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    the IVRPA website is certainly in compliance with all paypal and other payment systems rules and applicable laws

    GDPR (EU laws you mentioned) are about data privacy which is nothing to do with paypal or any other payment systems

    please await our treasurers response for your refund

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    if you read the agreement with paypal you checked you would see it does clearly state that the charge for membership is a recurring payment, and as such must be canceled by you if you to not wish to subscribe to IVRPA membership, this is also indicated clearly on our join page as well as a link to unsubscribe easily on your own as is all required by paypal rules and the law

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    if you missed this somehow or some paypal glitch etc, dont worry, we will cancel your membership and refund your payment no problem

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Improving member communications #17675

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    The assertion that “IVRPA does not communicate with its membersis totally false and purposefully misleading

    IVRPA directors communicate with members on an almost daily basis on many platforms public and private, this is fact becomes messy and confusing and leaves no record for future directors or members so we always encourage folks to use this official forum or BoD email

    THIS WEBSITE IS ALWAYS OPEN FOR MEMBERS TO CONTRIBUTE IDEAS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it always has been and always will be, it was built for that specific purpose as you well know, and implying that IVRPA members lack a voice here is another false claim

    It is misleading to claim that there are any “problems” preventing member communication in this forum, or that we need random self-appointed members to start their own self-moderated group on other sites (containing their own hand picked selection of only a few IVRPA members and non IVRPA-members as well) to “fix” things, and also note that sharing private IVRPA members forum content on such a group would be a very serious violation of IVRPA member privacy and IVRPA bylaws !

    It is also misleading to to say that the IVRPA website itself is the somehow the cause of member’s lack of participation, we have an extremely robust platform which allows members to publish news and forum posts, panoramas, etc etc, and easily share this content on any site they like, competing with facebook for daily traffic high score is not our goal or mission

    Yes, we could update this group 6 times a week with unimportant day to day stuff, but this would fill the forum with unimportant fluff, as well as take more time away from more important things we deal with

    IVRPA directors are typically quite busy with conference planning and wrap up most of the year along with the other work that goes into running a volunteer NPO and this website, and all of our important activity is front page news, not something we hide in a members only forum

    IVRPA also just had our yearly IVRPA Conference in Tokyo Japan, here we had face to face members and directors meetings, presentations, awards, etc etc, you may have noticed some news about this on our front pages (not buried in private forums) and facebook and other sites recently

    Can our communications be improved? – YES!
    Are we open to new ideas ? – YES!
    Can IVRPA members contribute new ideas here? – YES!
    Can non-members contribute new ideas in public forums? – YES!
    Do we need false claims to motivate this participation? – NO!!!

    Also note that IVRPA is not an antique printing company from decades ago, welcome to the world wide web, it is open all the time for everyone ;)

    Thank You

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA webmaster

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Improving member communications #17641

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    another way to improve member participation and communication is for members to answer user questions in the public forums

    i do this all the time but hardly anyone else ever does at all, if more members participated in these civilian discussions then it would encourage even more participation from other members as well as the public, and this would draw in more traffic etc etc

    there are no “technical” issues preventing this or limiting member participation here in any way, members can create forum posts, news articles, panoramas, share our work and expertise with the world etc, and promote these posts and our members on facebook and all that, but there seems to be an apparent lack of motivation by the members to do so, and that can only be fixed by the members themselves

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Improving member communications #17640

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    Volume of posts is not what is important, relevance and quality of posts is what is important here

    This specific IVRPA members area forum is only for specifically private IVRPA biz and not for general public news or questions etc, and as most of our activity is public like conferences and such we don’t feel the need to update this private members forum 25 times a day just for the sake of it like some breakneck facebook group ;)

    You will find most of IVRPA’s activity in the news section on the main page of this website, there we have over 50 new news posts by current IVRPA directors from the last few months alone, this is our main channel to communicate with members and the public, we also use facebook and mailchimp to promote these posts and our events and alert our members of important news etc, but facebook is not a replacement for our own private members only areas

    The main reason IVRPA uses facebook is to bring traffic to this site, it is one of many channels that we use in such a fashion, social media, mailchimp, etc, all of these are successfully used to promote IVRPA and bring traffic to our own IVRPA website, so posting about IVRPA (with links to IVRPA website) on facebook etc is the way to use it to promote our org and encourage use of this site, not to create new channels to take discussions away from this site where they will never be seen by most members ;)

    Facebook is of course also a valuable communication tool, and as you know IVRPA and our directors are all quite active on facebook and on other social channels, and feedback and questions etc etc from our members and others is a daily thing there, but we will always point to the official channels for important communications, which should be directed to BoD email or this forum

    I would personally love to see more participation and feedback from members in ALL forums here as i have been saying for years, so if anyone else wishes to help stimulate use of our forums they should post and reply more often, and not be discouraged that it may take some time and a bit of effort to get that off the ground

    Thanks

    Sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: 360° Panorama Accessibility & Disability #17638

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    some info about krpano and accessibility here –

    https://krpano.com/forum/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&postID=61231

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    read the post on publishing new panos, you need a preview image as mentioned above and post content (say something about the pano) before it will allow publishing

    http://ivrpa.org/forums/topic/how-do-i-post-a-panorama/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com


    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    you cannot “upload” any panos to ivrpa site, but IVRPA members can embed a GSV pano in a panoramas post which will appear on their profile and in sidebars etc like so

    go to share>embed in your GSV pano and copy the src=”” value from the iframe code, it will look something like this –

    https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!4v1528786033433!6m8!1m7!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcFBjY1V4WVA5T1U2Ym94cW5rMFY5OFRic0xDQzFBemJZNFc1a0lx!2m2!1d38.868021324004815!2d1.1965145740468555!3f0!4f0!5f0.7820865974627469

    paste this value into the pano url field in your new panoramas post, also make sure to upload a good quality 1600×800 preview image which will be used for thumbnails etc

    and see this post for more info on posting panos here –

    http://ivrpa.org/forums/topic/how-do-i-post-a-panorama/

    here is the GSV pano from above, this was just a oneshot 360 camera snapshot, i don’t post any of my own high quality work on google so mo own posts on ivrpa site are hosted elsewhere

    thanks

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: 360 image rejected #16872

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    there would be no way for anyone to diagnose this issue without having more info or seeing the image…

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: 360 image rejected #16868

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    uploading to where ? google street view ?

    if so, make sure your panoramas have proper metadata for google with this app –

    http://panoramaphotographer.com/software/exiffixer/

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: request ivrpa calendar #16478

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    paid IVRPA members and sponsors can post news and info about thier projects and events in the forums or as news post, but we do NOT want people posting every general interest photo contest or event etc that comes along, so some posts deemed overly spammy might be moderated

    thanks

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: Best Interactive 360 VR Software/Platform #16120

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    you can edit 360 video for interactive VR format in Adobe Premier CC 2018 –

    https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/how-to/vr-video.html

    or Final Cut Pro 10.4 –

    https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/12/final-cut-pro-x-introduces-360-degree-vr-video-editing/

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: 360 Panos with D850 #15974

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    IVRPA has just added stripe as an option for membership payment, see the stripe buttons on the Join IVRPA page

    http://ivrpa.org/members/join-ivrpa/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

    in reply to: 360 Panos with D850 #15941

    Sam Rohn
    IVRPA Director Member webmaster

    6 shots around would be 360° ÷ 6 = 60° stops

    see the shot calculator chart here on nodal ninja site, bottom of page –

    http://shop.nodalninja.com/shot-calculator/

    you would pretty much always want to shoot in vertical portrait mode rather than horizontal landscape for 360° panos, landscape would require more shots to cover same spherical area

    there should be info on common nodal points somewhere on NN site, but i always set them myself, easy enough and also i use RRS or kirk L brackets on my cameras too, so that way i am 100% sure vs 2nd guessing someone else’s settings who might use different QR mount than me ;)

    thanks

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
    360° Panoramic Photography :: www.samrohn.com
    Location Scout :: www.nylocations.com

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