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2006-03-10
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World Wide Panorama Event 15-21Mar

Announcement - University of California at Berkeley.

WWP Site: http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp/index.html to see earlier Events.

Quote "The previous eight (8) events have created a showcase of VR photography, with 1759 panoramas by 605 photographers from 73 countries. The World Wide Panorama represents everyone in the VR community, from first-timers to professional photographers.

If you have not participated before - you may register and later submit your panorama here Preparation Server: http://128.32.102.88:8090/gen/ 

World Wide Panorama Event "Borders" is scheduled 15 - 21 March 2006.  This period is for taking your panorama.  Following week is preparation and submission time. Borders page is here:

 http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp/practical/NextEvent.html

To get a good understanding about the theme "Borders" look here:

http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp/practical/NextEvent.html#theme

The WWP has a Yahoo Group and it can be found here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wwp/

Most importantly:  Lets have fun with this - New folks are most welcome at the WWP.

Dave


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2006-03-11
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An enjoyable event. The panos that I've seen are all done in Quicktime, which I know nothing about. The better panos were sharp images. I'm thinking that those panoramic images were not shot with a fisheye lens, which produces soft effects.My Nikon 5700 CoolPix shoots soft with a fisheye- no comparison to the stock lens. I've not gotten a crisp image, such as some of the exhibits. Unsharp mask only does so much. I am improving though.
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Tip:

Try UNsharpening your fisheye panorama image in Photoshop.  That will take some of the fuzziness off the finished image.

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The time frame to take your panorama is now closed.  Please submit your panorama by 29 March.

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2006-03-24
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Thanks Dave for your instructions, they were very helpful.  I submitted my panos so I will be part of the game.  It did take some time to fill out all the info. I was not very detailed with descriptions, nor have I added a photo of myself, but they have it set up so the info can be updated.  They sure do have a well designed automated submission form, I was impressed.

Thanks again, Tom


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Good.  I need to upload ours today.

You can find us in the alphabetic listing under "Albright".  I use the same photographer photo in the WWP area.

So I should quickly go look at the list  to see how many "Tom's" are being shown from the US.

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Merchant - Minnesota.

A funny story.  I went up to a nice spot overlooking a river between Minnesota and Wisconsin, snowshoes in, took the shot for this WWP event, prepped it and eventually uploaded it a couple days later.  I went to check out my pano on the map and there was another pano taken straight across on the other side of the river.  It was Ed Fink's, the guy that does the fantastic aerial 360s, www.bigeyeinthesky.com.  And I thought I was shooting something unique.


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Did you see any snowshoe tracks on the opposite side riverbank ?  Did you see Ed waving back to you?

Yes that is an odd occurance.  You might consider going back in to the prep server and add an "Ed Fink was here"  narrative note.

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2006-03-31
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Impatient folk can grab a sneak peak at http://128.32.102.88:8090/gen/live_preview/wwp306/index.html


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Hi Dave,
Seems day to me but it must be night on your WWP pano....
No cars, no people........where is everyone ??
No border needed..
Just kidding.
grtz
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Hi all,

I want to participate in the "Borders" event, which will be my first time, if I can figure this out.  I went out and shot my pano and stitched it together. I have worked strictly with Java based projections so I'm confused about the QTVR format and the file format I need to submit.  I've read the instructions on the WWP website but I still am not sure what I need to send them.

Do I send an equirectangular file or a QTVR with cube faces?  Does the Panoweaver Spherical to Cubic conversion create the right format or do I need the 6 cube faces in separate files?  I have Pano2QTVR Gui and that splits up the cube faces.  I don't sent the a QuickTime ".mov" file do I?

Thanks,

Tom


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