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RealViz's Stitcher logo. Click here to visit the RealViz website! PRESS RELEASE: Dennis Biela to Host Stitcher® 5 Presentation at 2005 Interactive Media & Immersive Imaging Summit in Savannah, USA

Sophia Antipolis, France (September 20, 2005) - REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to confirm their participation as an official sponsor of the 2005 Interactive Media & Immersive Imaging Summit, which will take place in Savannah, Georgia from September 26th-30th.
REALVIZ joins Kaidan, iPIX, Apple, 360Presicion, Canon, Kodak and other industry supporters of this year's event, which will focus on immersive technologies, both photographic and computer generated.

The Summit will begin with three days of seminars on immersive techniques such as Photoshop®, web development, and interactive authoring, followed by two days of hands-on workshops. The final day of the Summit will be a bonus field trip shooting in the great historic homes of Savannah. As a special attraction there will be an art show featuring work by the attendees and open to the general public.

During the summit, Dennis Biela of LightSpeed Media will also be hosting a special 'Computer Lab' session dedicated to REALVIZ Stitcher® 5. Drawing on his many years of experience as an active user of the software, Biela will be discussing the latest features and functionalities in this latest version of REALVIZ' award-winning panorama application, which is available from this month. Summit attendees will also be given the opportunity to purchase the software at a discounted price

"I've been using Stitcher for a long time now, and with every new version of the software it just keeps getting better and better," says Biela. "I love the new interface of Stitcher 5. The "live preview" and the automatic stitching engine are a major help to anyone who does a fair amount of VR photography. Stitcher has helped my workflow tremendously over the years."

About Stitcher 5:
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. Internationally recognized by serious photographers as a 'must have', Stitcher offers an enhanced range of features, specifically tailored to meet the demands of the professional user. Stitcher 5 represents a considerable advance on the current version of the software, with a range of exciting new features, including most notably the introduction of a full automatic stitching engine, as well as a completely new user interface, with a full-screen 3D window to maximize the working area. The complete new feature-set of Stitcher 5 includes:

  • Full Automatic Stitching Engine
  • New User Interface
  • Live Preview: real-time preview of selected projection mode
  • Manual Control Points to handle complex cases
  • 3D Stencils: edit your stencils directly in the working area
  • Import of Photoshop® (.psd) masks
  • Intuitive Panorama Conversion
  • Real-Time Preview in the render area
  • QuickTime® VR Scripts
  • Render Set Management
  • Shortcuts Management
  • On-line activation
About Dennis Biela
Dennis Biela has been involved in QuickTime and QuickTime VR for more than 7 years. He is a beta tester for Apple Computer's QuickTime VR and Kodak digital imaging equipment. Clients include Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, BMW, Cessna, General Motors, Eastman Kodak, Apple Computer, Esplanade Singapore, Michelin Tires N.A., US Environmental Protection Agency, Car and Driver, Ocean Drive and Automobile magazines, Four Seasons Hotels, and MGM properties. Certified as an expert in the field of digital imaging by the United States Government, Biela is a consultant to major corporations, advertising agencies and various camera manufacturers. In addition he lectures around the world on digital imaging and immersive technologies for Apple Computer and is also on an advisory board for imaging with two colleges

For further details on the 2005 Interactive Media & Immersive Imaging Summit, please go to: http://www.vrsummit.com

For further information on Stitcher 5, please contact [email protected], or go to: www.realviz.com

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. www.realviz.com

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(First posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 11:51 EDT)

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