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  • Brian Richards
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    We introduced plans for the first IVRPA Virtual Conference, over six half days between June 1 -12, 2021.

    This virtual event will combine the now familiar format of cutting edge speakers and industry presentations. In addition we want to make this more than just the now ubiquitous Zoom event. We plan to utilize the power Virtual Reality to provide the elements an in person event affords, with opportunities for one to one conversation, networking, and a virtual exhibition hall.

    This will also enable our presenter to go beyond what they can do at an in person event with the ability to present 360 photography, 360 video and 3D models in VR. In the meeting I gave a tour of one or two of our prototype VR environments, here is a video of the meeting and demonstration:
    https://youtu.be/YEPgLfMAGSI

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: 360 Videos for VR – Lenovo Mirage Solo #24713

    Brian Richards
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    Maybe IVRPA BoD member Juan Camilo Infante Barón can help he recently gave two webinars on building Unity apps for 360.

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Kolor Panotour Pro #24569

    Brian Richards
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    PanotourPro is a GUI interface to KRPano, which is very much alive and providing updates for PTP, that mean it should be good for the foreseeable future, if you update your KRPano license Panotour update

    Brian Richards
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    Brian Richards
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    Will Part 2 be available for on demand viewing, currently the link goes to the event but no on demand option?

    Brian Richards
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    Brian Richards
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    New version and executables available for Windows and Mac see https://github.com/stitchEm/stitchEm/releases/tag/v2.4.0

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Has Google abandoned support for VR in Chrome? #24265

    Brian Richards
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    Thanks that is good to know at least.

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Computer Build for Virtual Tours #24069

    Brian Richards
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    NVIDIA STUDIO DRIVER 431.70 BRINGS 30-BIT TO THE MASSES
    Previously requiring a Quadro workstation card, NVIDIA’s latest Studio Driver (version 431.70, released today) has brought 30-bit color support to GeForce and TITAN cards for the first time.

    What does this mean? If you have an application that can take advantage of 30-bit color (such as Adobe Photoshop) and a 10-bit display panel you can now enable this without a workstation GPU upgrade (a guide to enable this with Adobe applications can be found here).

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Computer Build for Virtual Tours #24060

    Brian Richards
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    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/studio-driver/?ncid=afm-chs-44270&ranMID=44270&ranEAID=je6NUbpObpQ&ranSiteID=je6NUbpObpQ-AmFTxrpF_u_hdBa13ptQdA

    The new NVIDIA Studio Driver introduces support 30-bit (aka 10-bit) color, this includes support for the GeForce 10 series, 16 series and RTX Graphics Cards. https://www.nvidia.in/Download/driverResults.aspx/149188/en-in

    That means that the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER support 10bit/30bit color and are far better performance and value than the low end Radeon Pro cards.

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Computer Build for Virtual Tours #24026

    Brian Richards
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    I think the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 4 GB Video Card is not a good choice as it represents very low performance for the price, the Radeon RX 5500 XT 4Gb has a benchmark 3 or 4 times faster at a simlar price and for anothe $50 double the memory of the Pro WX3100 https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/p/pl?N=100203018&d=Radeon%20RX%205500%20XT&Order=PRICE
    Please tell me more about what software you will think you will be using to process, stitch and edit your panoramas, will you be working with RAW files or just JPG and will you be shooting brackets for HDR? And what software do you want to use for building and hosting the Virtual Tours? With those details I will be able to give you a better assessment of what is best for your build.

    You said you will be using a Nikon D800e and Nikkor 10.5mm, does that have the lens hood shave off or are you planning to use it with the lens hood?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Computer Build for Virtual Tours #23988

    Brian Richards
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    You need a good graphics card perhaps a GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER if you can afford it – see https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    The Ryzen 5 3600 is also a lot faster if you can stretch you budget to that – see https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

    Here is a better site for assembling a parts list as they actually build PCs so there it shouldgive you an idea if all the parts are compatible with each other https://www.avadirect.com/gaming-pc/instabuilder

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: 2020 IVRPA BOD election start #23505

    Brian Richards
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    Aleksandr,

    The polls have been closed for over 12 hours now, when can we expect to see the results?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
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    in reply to: Tokyo 2018 Video Archive #23391

    Brian Richards
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    I notice in the minutes recently published from July 3rd 2019 the following, I hope this helps to jog your memory: 2. Motion unanimously passed regarding Florian compensation “motion that we offer Florian
    the following: 1- Vienna Main Organizer Compensation 12K, Video Tokyo COmpensation 3K”

    When will these videos now be available to members?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Tokyo 2018 Video Archive #23351

    Brian Richards
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    Why has the post I made a few days ago about this been removed, will the Tokyo Videos be reinstated as it appears the issue has now been resolved?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Election Call #23334

    Brian Richards
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    Surely Candidacy posts should be to https://ivrpa.org/forums/forum/ivrpa-members-forum/2020-ivrpa-bod-election/ and not nested below Jurgen’s post where others may not see them unless they click his post. Also Instructions should clearly state where and how to post, by clicking Start a New Forum Topic on the upper right of screen. Also the original post should be by the Election manager.

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
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    in reply to: IVRPA Project to fight the 6,754, 400 Patent #23265

    Brian Richards
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    Having dropped the ball back in 2013, I think it is now time for the IVRPA to take a lead on this by using it’s contacts in the industry to put together a fighting fund the finally quash this Patent – Google (Street View) and Facebook (360) alone could afford to provide significant funding that would be a drop in the bucket for them, and then industry software companies and camera companies too, as well as IVRPA sponsors and members could chip in, all who will ultimately benefit. If this is allowed to continue it will only get worse and could become a major headache for the industry, and drive many IVRPA members out of the business.

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net


    Brian Richards
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    Please see my post on this topic that I have raised in the Members Forum.

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Statement from the Board of Directors #22860

    Brian Richards
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    Loren, when you say you are working with Jurgen and the BoD to resolve these issues, does that mean you are also getting answers to the question you raised about “some questionable expenses”, does that include the $23k missing from the Vienna event organizer and the missing videos from Tokyo, which seem to have been removed by the same actor?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Statement from the Board of Directors #22798

    Brian Richards
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    Thank you for the clarification, and looking forward to the newsletter for further details. Perhaps a quarterly newsletter would be a useful addition in aiding communication with and between IVRPA members. In the newsletter please can you also address the situation with the IVRPA Conference Videos for Vienna and Belfast which have yet to be explained.

    Brian Richards

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Videos Belfast 2019 #22785

    Brian Richards
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    Now it seems that most of the Belfast 2019 session videos have been posted for member access, but still no sign of ‘Degrees of Freedom’ by Thomas Sharpless and ‘360 Stories with Impact’ by Joergen Geerds & Uli Futschik and Stitching of Stereo 360º Panoramas’ by Antonio V. Garcia-Serrano, and also the panel discussions?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Kolor PanoTourPro html file is not working #22781

    Brian Richards
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    Usually this requires you set up a local host server as the error message says see https://krpano.com/tools/ktestingserver/#top

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Videos Belfast 2019 #22756

    Brian Richards
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    Are there any more videos from Belfast to be posted, what about ‘Degrees of Freedom’ by Thomas Sharpless and ‘360 Stories with Impact’ by Joergen Geerds & Uli Futschik and Stitching of Stereo 360º Panoramas’ by Antonio V. Garcia-Serrano, and more, and also the panel discussions?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Candidate Statement – Jürgen Schrader (2018) #18886

    Brian Richards
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    Jürgen, I find your statement rather strange. In encouraging us to “please cast your vote for the currently sitting board members, Karyn Laudisi, Tanja Barnes, Florian Frey and Jürgen Schrader.” you thus do not appear to support our current board VP, this seems some what what divisive. Also as you have been on the BoD since 2009 don’t you think it is about time to step aside?

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Member since 2010

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Financial reports and BoD minutes #17511

    Brian Richards
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    Dear IVRPA BoD members,

    First I would like to thank the BoD for all their efforts in putting on another fantastic conference which I greatly enjoyed watching online, and hope to attend in person next year. But I must reiterate Luc Villeneuve’s concerns about the lack of Financial Reports and BoD Minutes since 2016 and also add the absence of any video of the Members Meeting since 2016. We do not want to see a rerun on the debacle of 2015. It is important that these documents are posted on the IVRPA website for all members to see and to ensure transparency in the operation of the IVRPA.

    Respectfully,

    Brian Richards

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: 2018 Tokyo Conference Streaming #17510

    Brian Richards
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    They are available to IVRPA members in the Video Archive section at https://ivrpa.org/ivrpa-conference-video-archive/ivrpa-tokyo-2018-conference-video-archive/

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
    360fusion.net

    in reply to: Quebec Conference – Live Video Streaming? #9139

    Brian Richards
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    Hi Sam,

    Glad to hear it, when and where will you be notifying members about the live video streams from Québec 2016?

    Brian

    Brian Richards
    IVRPA Director - Vice President
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