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Call for Volunteers The International Virtual Reality Professionals Association is looking for creative, energetic volunteers to join the team! We need your help to further develop the IVRPA community, building meaningful online relationships with creators, developers and consumers. Who you are? You are an expert in building dynamic, high quality online and real-world communities and… Read More

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Congratulations to the IVRPA conference team! IVRPA Tokyo 2018 was a dynamic four-day conference filled with talks, workshops and demonstrations about 360º VR photographic and video imaging; it was an intense, inspiring concentration of the world’s experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experiences. This was made possible by an enormous amount of work… Read More

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Facebook Keynote: Creating Content for a Virtual Reality First World Historically, photos and videos have been used for a variety of purposes in a wide range of experiences. As we move from a digital age of mobile and web to virtual reality, how does the purpose of immersive content shift? In this talk at the… Read More

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Master Class with Co-founder Nancy Eperjesy Join Nancy for a Master Class on Mantra VR at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference, a comprehensive set of practical and stylistic FX for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. You will also get a sneak peek of the upcoming FLUX, which advance the toolset available to immersive content… Read More

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Compositing 3D VR Video from Stereo Photos and Videos Workshop Takashi Sekitani at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference will offer a workshop to explain about how to handle stereoscopic graphics including stereo photo/video, 3D-180VR video, 3D-360VR video in stereo Virtual Reality. As basic introduction of stereoscopic 3D, he will first explain how to shoot stereo… Read More

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Launching World’s First Panoramic Virtual Reality Camera with in Camera 8K Video Stitching Eric Wang from Pisofttech, a technology company developing state-of-the-art technologies in computer vision and artificial intelligence, will introduce the world’s first VR 360° camera with 8K video stitching in camera and 6K real-time stitching at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference. With the… Read More

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高解像度パノラマ 撮影とオーサリングの基本 – High Resolution Panoramic Shooting & Authoring Workshop Explanation of the workflow in which a stitch error does not occur reliably in the photographing method of a high-resolution panorama using a diagonal fish-eye lens, “horizontal 6 + zenith + nadir” shooting method. This workshop will be held in Japanese. 対角魚眼レンズを使った、高解像度パノラマの撮影の基本形、「水平6枚+真上+真下」撮影方法で、確実にスティッチエラーが発生しないワークフローを日本語でお話します。内容は下記の通り。 ・撮影機材の選び方 ・No Parallax… Read More

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We launched Virtual Tours in January, but we knew it was only the beginning! The new feature proved to be extremely popular among our users. Today, we’re happy to announce the first big update to the Virtual Tours user interface. It’s based on feedback we received from you and on our observations on how the… Read More

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How to Build a Professional Virtual Reality System Virtual Reality is all about user experience, and it is a mix of science and art. Besides the artistic side of storytelling, creators heavily rely on the camera system to capture their content. However, each system has different spec and purposes. How can we best decide which system to… Read More

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Volumetric Humans: Evolution in Mixed Reality (XR) Video For many, the holy grail of virtual and augmented reality is creating something so lifelike it deceives the senses. 360º video has prepared us for the next phase in cinematic immersive experience – interacting inside scanned or photoreal environments with 3D human assets. In this talk at… Read More

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Chinese VR : Past, Present, & Future + Tips On How You Can Get Involved The latest wave of Chinese VR began soon after the west when Oculus DK1 Kickstarter began to be delivered. Nikk Mitchell, a Canadian living in China, saw a lack of community locally and started the first online forum oculus-china.com (later… Read More

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Bracketed High Dynamic Range Photography Workshop Alexandr Reznik’s Bracketed (HDR) Photography workshop at the IVRPA Tokyo 2018 Conference will deal with different techniques for capturing and processing bracketed photos, a process often referred to erroneously by the term “HDR”. The workshop will consist of both theoretical and practical parts, covering the essentials of making and… Read More

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Pano2VR 6.0 Floor Plans, Skins and Animations Workshop Pano2VR is a tool to build virtual tours, upload directly to Google Street View, add interactivity to panoramas, patch nadirs, and lots more. The latest version of Pano2VR received major updates to the Tour Map, Animation Editor, and the Skin Editor, so this year at IVRPA Tokyo… Read More