|Realviz professional photo stitcher software|
Mark Peters : March 19th 2006 - 23:35 CET
Realviz, a leader in image processing software development, has confirmed, that stitcher version 5.1 of their multi award-winning panorama software, Stitcher is now available. With version 5.1 Stitcher now also becomes available in German, in addition to English and French languages. The release of Realviz photo Stitcher version 5.1 also accompanies the launch of a brand-new website, dedicated to the Realviz stitching products, Stitcher & Stitcher Express. The Realviz Team will be demonstrating Realviz photo Stitcher 5.1 along with Stitcher Express and new product, VTour on the Digit Access booth at this week’s Multimédia Photo Image Show, from 16.-20. March 2006 at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris.|
Realviz professional photo stitcher|
Realviz Stitcher is a professional - level application, used by thousands of professional photographers, architects, multimedia and 3D artists worldwide, and enables the creation of superb wide-angle panoramas for the Web, film, print, and 3D. This latest software release of the software includes a number of significant new features, including:
Realviz Stitcher - Movie Export
Stitcher 5.1 also enables users to create a movie from their panorama. Users are able to interactively define as many key positions as required in their scene to represent the camera viewpoints. Direction, orientation and zoom can also be tweaked and adjusted as required. The final animation can be played in real-time within Stitcher, then checked and adjusted where necessary, before the final render as a .mov or .avi movie file in any format.
Realviz Stitcher - Sensor Shift
Stitcher 5.1 now incorporates additional parameters to automatically correct the misalignment of the sensor with the center of the lens, for greater accuracy when aligning images, leading to sharper rendered panoramas.
Realviz Stitcher - External blending
Stitcher 5.1 incorporates external blending software, such as 'Enblend', which drastically improves the rendering of parallax and misalignment errors.
Realviz Stitcher - Batch render
Stitcher 5.1 introduces a simple graphical batch utility. In order to increase productivity when creating multiple panoramas, it is now possible to render multiple projects successively in batch mode. Thus, multiple renders can be carried out during the night, for example, from the same or different projects.
Planar digital photography
“In planar photography, stitching allows not only huge final image sizes but fine control over tones in different parts of the image. For interiors, I shoot overlapping frames with a rotating shift lens, often using high dynamic range imaging with a series of exposures. None of this would be practicable without seamless and reliable stitching software - which is what Stitcher is. The new multi-resolution spline procedure also takes care completely of ghosting and parallax issues. Stitcher is a major part of our workflow.”
Realviz panoramic photography website
The release of version 5.1 of Stitcher also accompanies the launch of a brand-new website dedicated to the Realviz stitching products, and a selection of other equipment and resources related to photography and panorama creation. The site also offers a selection of books and other photography-related products for sale. An open marketplace for the sale of panoramic photography is also scheduled for late 2006.
Realviz photo stitcher - Price & Availability
Stitcher 5.1 is now available in English, French and German for Macintosh® & Windows®, and is available free of charge to all existing owners of Stitcher 5. Existing owners of Stitcher 4 may up-grade to version 5.1 for 210 €/$ 250 US, whilst owners of earlier versions of Stitcher may also trade-up to Stitcher 5 for 250 €/$ 290 US. First-time buyers may also purchase the software at a price point of 499 €/$ 580 US.
Realviz is a leading developer of image based creation software based in Sophia Antipolis, France, and a satellite sales office in London and Paris. Realviz develops a suite of imagebased 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.