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Experiments in 360° panoramic Stereoscopic 3D video

There has been an increased interest of using head mounted displays (HMD) like the Oculus Rift to immerse the user into virtual reality (VR). For the immersion into VR to be complete, 3D is needed. I will be discussing various aspects of 3D panoramic images and video, the hardware setup I am using, the process I am using to get  my final result, various methods of viewing 3D, the difference between what I have achieved and the ideal result. I will also present some possibilities.

Fine Art Panoramic Photography

Denis Gadbois‘ Presentation on Fine art photography will cover photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer.  Focusing on artistic production that use panoramic photography, this presentation will cover a wide range of art photography that use panorama production techniques.  I intend to create a correlation between art and 360 photography.  Moreover, I will introduce notions of “interpreting experience” which should allow the photographer, through its content, to offer interpretations of the meaning surrounding him/her with a particular vision belonging either to an art practice or a design approach. This artistic expression can take the form of little planets but also can include virtual or real planted materials, subject matter.  We also look at the photo essay as a technique to generate content for panorama.

2D and 3D 360 Video Work Flow Manager from Concept, Onsite Production to Client presentations

Michael Kintner, CEO/Inventor at 360Heros Inc. will present 360CamMan™ 360 video file management software – the missing link in 360 video workflow.  360Heros manufactures and sells multiple 360 video 360 plug-n-play holders holding from 6 to 14 cameras and as you can imagine file and data management with 14 cameras is even more of a challenge.  Especially when it comes to 3D 360 video content.   On the IVRPA conference Michael will present the different holders for standard 360 video and also the new patent pending holders for 3D 360 video content.
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Discover new VideoStitch products

Last year, VideoStitch was pleased to demonstrate the first, real-time preview, GPU accelerated video stitching engine at the IVRPA  Iceland 2013 conference .

We are very happy to announce for the Las Vegas 2014 IVRPA conference 3 new products from VideoStitch which will push 360 video forward.

Creating aerial time-lapse videos and panoramas

As the technology of panoramic equipment develops, photographers are constantly trying to extend the borders and limitations.
Nick Ivanov will talk to us about a real challenge and how he is trying to master it.

Time-lapse videos have been around for years, but capturing them from an aerial platform, and embedding them into 360° panoramas is something new. Nick will talk about coming up with the idea, and the process of creating this new media.

The small, but powerful niche of 360° content

Important note:
Due to a family affair Matthias Taugwalder will not be able to join us at the conference.
Currently we are trying to find a suitable replacement for his talk, please check back later for an update.
360 degree content has a huge potential and an advantage over other story-telling formats to capture a specific location or experience.
Interactive 360° content can play its strengths best when used
  • to be in the middle of the experience,
  • to show multiple spots within a short time,
  • or to make remote locations accessible.
In addition to the ordinary presentation on websites, the impact of 360° content can be boosted through support over traditional media channels; augmented reality integration in print and point of sale campaigns; or even dedicated 360° projects for a brand.
Matthias Taugwalder will show such applications based on recent customer projects, he produced for the Swiss Radio and Television SRF and Swiss Tourism. He will also present a world-exclusive advance showing of his latest exciting project for outdoor manufacturer MAMMUT Sports Group, including spectacular behind the scenes footage.

How to expand your business through Google Maps Business View

Panoramic imagery will soon become the norm of how businesses present themselves to potential and existing customers. With this in mind, Google wants to help all small, medium size and large business get their business online with 360 degree virtual tours.

Google Maps Business View allows businesses to enhance their presence across Google with a premium quality, 360 degree virtual tour powered by Street View technology.

In this talk, Soufi Esmaeilzadeh will describe the program, explain how panoramic photographers can become certified Google partners authorized to sell Business View to local businesses in their area, and share case studies of how existing photographers in the program have built successful businesses using the platform.

360 Degree Video, a Whole New Market is Born

Let’s face it, 360 degree video is not just a toy or a cool trend, but a real new emerging market.

The Oculus Rift buyout by Facebook is not something that happens by mistake, it happens because a huge new market is up ahead.

In this talk Alexandre Jenny will share his insight about this new market. He will also give details about all the tools that are being produced at Kolor to be able to get to a mature workflow, from hardware to recording up to the final service of publishing and hosting these immersive videos.

Kolor Eyes 360° video on Android:

Kolor 360° video on Oculus Rift:

Be prepared for the very best.