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RealViz's Stitcher logo. Click here to visit the RealViz website! PRESS RELEASE: REALVIZ® Introduces Stitcher® Unlimited 5.5 DS, Including 2-Shot Fisheye Stitching


Sophia Antipolis, France (November 21, 2006) - REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of Stitcher® Unlimited 5.5 DS ("Double Shot"), which offers the ability to automatically stitch 2-shot fisheye photos. Stitcher Unlimited DS delivers the most versatile and accessible solution for a wide variety of industries, for the creation of stunning panoramas from horizontally and vertically stitched photos, and fisheye shots. With the new DS ("Double Shot") extension for Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited, even 2-shot IPIX® style fisheyes can now be stitched automatically, providing a unique one-stop solution for anyone working in immersive imaging.

Acknowledged as "the world's premier image-stitching program" (3D World Magazine, December 2006), 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. Stitcher is also widely used by post-production professionals for the creation of 3D environments, matte paintings, reflection maps and textures for film/television. Stitcher Unlimited, which released in July of this year, is targeted at professional panorama creators looking to produce multiple panoramas of the highest quality and with maximum productivity.

"2-shot fisheye stitching has been one of the main requests from our users for some time," explains Dominique Pouliquen, REALVIZ CEO. "Now finally we are able to offer this capability to these users, as well as a whole new community of immersive imaging professionals. In particular those people looking for a new solution to fill the void left after the removal of IPIX from the playing field. We invite these new users to experience what remains the 'must have' application for the creation of panoramas."

REALVIZ Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS has been developed to meet the requirements of users working in a wide variety of fields, including:

Real Estate: Create stunning virtual tours of rental, sale or resort properties and tourist attractions. With Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS, users can quickly create virtual tours and display them using the following
viewers: Apple® QuickTime® VR, ImmerVision Java-based PURE Player, and Shockwave® 3D-based SPi-V3d Viewer from fieldOfView.

Visual Documentation of Construction Projects: Capturing locations, which need to be documented in full and accurate detail. Immersive images created with REALVIZ Stitcher can be used for training purposes, planning for new constructions and upgrades. Images can also be directly exported and published in Google™ Earth, pin-pointing exact geographical positioning, courtesy of the Google Earth 3D viewer.

Law Enforcement: Documentation of crime scenes for identification and forensic purposes. With Stitcher Unlimited DS, it is possible to re-visit crime scenes as they were when officers first arrived on the scene, preserving exact details of evidence throughout the investigation.

Availability & Pricing:
REALVIZ Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS is available in French and English for Macintosh® and Windows® at the following prices:

  • REALVIZ Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS: US$ 800 / 680 €
  • Upgrade to Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS from 5.5 Unlimited: US$ 220 / 180 €
For further details on REALVIZ Stitcher, please go to:
http://stitcher.realviz.com, or contact sales@realviz.com.

About REALVIZ
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, Daimler Chrysler, The Orphanage, Inc, Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others. www.realviz.com

©2006 REALVIZ®. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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(First posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 15:00 EST)

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