Sponsors and donors
The International VR Photography Conference was made possible thanks to the donations of the following sponsors and donors:
Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Microsoft Research also collaborates openly with colleges and universities worldwide to broadly advance the field of computer science.
Nodal Ninja is the lightest and smallest panorama tripod head on the market today (460 grams). This is a Universal Bracket fitting most prosumer and DSLR cameras.
Nodal Ninja incorporates interchangle brass detent rings allowing various click stops options. Additional features include: all metal construction, adjustable resistance for horizontal and vertical panning, easy and fast to assembly (no tools required), built-in quality bubble level, attractive non-glare matte finish, large easy to turn knurled knobs, closed rail design ensures non-slippage, small rotator base for less of a nodal footprint, and zippered case. The t-adapter allows mounting a camera in landscape mode as well as use of many 3rd party quick release plates. Nodal Ninja offers comprehensive customer support and each unit comes with a full 2 year Manufacturer Warranty.
Discounts for IVRPA Photography conference attendees! Bring your Conference badge to the Nodal Ninja booth on Saturday for a 15% discount on the NN3 Package!
Panoscan Inc. is a manufacturer of the worlds fastest digital panoramic cameras.
Their unique, rotating camera scans 360 degree images in a single pass -- no stitching is required! And the images their products capture are unsurpassed in detail and high dynamic range. Every product they offer shares the same ultra-wide exposure latitude and noise free image quality that professionals demand.
Pictopia offers web-based photo printing, scanning, finishing and e-commerce for individual photographers and media companies. Digital files are uploaded to Pictopia via the web and ftp, printed as large as 50"x120" and drop-shipped to anywhere in the world.
Pictopia uses the state-of-the-art LightJet 430 laser enlarger, producing true continuous-tone chromogenic prints with a sharpness and color gamut unavailable with traditional film exposure or digital inkjet printing technologies.
Pictopia further provides Photoshop® expert color correction, retouching and compositing, Heidelberg Drum Scans, ICC Color Management User Profiles and UpScale™ Technology, Exhibition Services, Matting, framing, mounting and laminating.
Whether your company is large or small, Pictopia's photo commerce solutions are tailored to your needs. Pictopia's Print This Picture (PTP) solution will help you maximize the value of your photo archive with a variety of streamlined, end-to-end turnkey solutions to present, sell and deliver stunning photographic prints to your customers via the internet, mail or telephone.
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France, with satellite sales offices in Los Angeles, London and Paris. 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, NASA, Daimler Chrysler, Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Buf Compagnie and many others.
It's a Wrap!
BongoTies are professional quality all purpose tie-wraps, perfect for organizing messy computer wires, power cords, video, photo, and sound cables! BongoTies have hundreds of other handy uses around the office, home, workplace, and on the road. Available at California Do-It Centers, MicroCenter Stores, and online at Amazon.com, DrBott.com, and many more (see http://www.bongoties.com/wheretobuy.html)
- Sturdy - Made of high quality natural rubber and wood.
- Reusable! Easy to Apply - Easy to Remove.
- Designed by Engineer/ Pro Photographer
- Patented Button-type closure design.
- Used by Professionals
Get It Together -- with BongoTies!
Click Here Design offers two software applications for producing virtual tours with QuickTime VR. CubicConverter2.0 converts various types of panoramic images into and out of cubic formatQuickTime VR movies, allowing simple conversion of VR media with a drag anda click. CubicConnector 2.0 links cubic format QuickTime VR panoramas into virtual tours that can be exported as multi-node or HTML based movies,with options to add maps, auto-rotation, and directional sound.
The fieldOfView products range from virtual tours to to tailormade immersive technologies and experiences.
Active research and development of their in house developed panoramic engine SPi-V provides them with insights and expertise also applicable in simpler projects. With a background in web- and interaction design, their expertise extends beyond that of immersive imaging into the fields of usability and human-computer interaction.
SPi-V is fieldOfView's hardware accelerated panoramic viewing engine. The engine was built on a solid and extensible multimedia core provided by Macromedia's acclaimed Shockwave 3D.
Looking Glass Photo: The Camera Store That Loves You Back!
Why do we love you? Because like us, you're passionate about photography. Looking Glass is staffed by and for students, professionals and photography enthusiasts. We have a reputation for great prices, expert advice and friendly service.
Looking Glass is your best Berkeley & Bay Area source for digital cameras, media, inkjet supplies, printers, scanners and digital accessories. We also carry almost every kind of film available, as well as a full line of photo paper and supplies for mounting, storage and display. Come on in or give us a call. And be sure to check out our in-store specials, our used equipment and rental department pages.
Discounts for IVRPA Photography conference attendees! Bring your Conference badge to the store anytime between June 15-20, and receive 10% off media cards and Bogen or LowePro products!
PTGui is panoramic stitching software for Windows and Mac OSX. Originally developed as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui now is a full featured photo stitching application. Use PTGui to stitch any number of photos into a panoramic image. PTGui stitches most panoramas fully automatically, but at the same time provides full manual control over every single parameter. This enables stitching of 'difficult' scenes, where other programs fail.