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REALVIZ Announces US Digital Panorama Tour

Apple, Nikon, Adobe & Kaidan join with REALVIZ for workshop series on panoramic photography (September 06, 2005)

REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, has announced a series of workshops on panoramic photography and virtual tour creation for Fall 2005. The sessions will take place at various locations across the US, beginning in September 2005, and are aimed specifically at photographers who are passionate about panoramic photography. Apple, Nikon, Adobe & Kaidan join REALVIZ as co-sponsors of the tour, which will give photography enthusiasts the opportunity to get up-close to some of the best equipment on the market, and find out how the right tools and workflow can enable them to create superb high-quality panoramas for the Web/VR, film or print in next to no time.

The 2-hour workshops will cover a variety of topics, including: how to choose the right camera, selecting lenses and panorama heads, tips on how to shoot the best pictures, computer requirements, how to stitch images together, editing of images and possible output options. The products/technologies which will be featured on the tour will include: the Apple PowerBook running Mac OS X, Mac OS 'Tiger', Nikon D70 Digital SLR, Nikon 10.5mm fisheye lens, Kaidan panorama head "Quickpan IV", Adobe Photoshop CS2, as well as REALVIZ Stitcher 5 & REALVIZ Stitcher Express.

"This is a truly collaborative exercise," said Ron Pepper, Panoramic Photographer/2005 Workshop Conductor. "We're bringing together a unique range of products from some of the best vendors out there today. This is an opportunity not to be missed by anyone who takes their photography seriously."

Beginning in September 2005, the tour will take in a wide selection of venues across the United States. Details on dates and locations can be found on each of the sponsors' sites, as well as on the REALVIZ website at:

About REALVIZ Stitcher 5 & Stitcher Express
Stitcher is a professional-level application, used by thousands of professional photographers, architects, multimedia and 3D artists worldwide, and enables the creation of high-quality panoramas for the Web, film, print, and 3D. The Digital Panorama Tour will introduce version 5 of Stitcher, which is available from September 2005. Stitcher 5 is a considerable advance on the current version of the software, with a range of exciting new features, including a fully automatic stitching engine. Further details on this new version are now online on the REALVIZ website.

REALVIZ Stitcher Express is an 'entry' level stitching product, which launched in January 2005, and draws on the award-winning technology of Stitcher. Stitcher Express offers an intuitive and complete solution for both professional and amateur photographers to create superb wide-angle images and panoramas from a series of simple photos in just a few clicks.

For further details on dates and venues for the Digital Panorama/Virtual Tour Workshops, please visit:, or contact:

REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. operations in San Francisco, CA; and a satellite sales office in London, Paris and Berlin. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the company's applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily and cost-effectively tackle complex digital imaging projects. REALVIZ' award-winning products are used by thousands of professional photographers, as well as leading production and effects houses, web design, game development and architectural companies worldwide, including Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, The Orphanage, Inc, Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others.

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