October 26, 2007

Panoramic Images Created with RealViz Stitcher Unlimited 5.6, Nokia N95 Exhibited at Connected Worlds

Sophia Antipolis, France - UK-based Reichholdarts (www.reichholdarts.com) has used RealViz photo stitching software, Stitcher Unlimited, in the creation of panoramic pictures that make up the Connected Worlds exhibition, which opened simultaneously at London's Royal Albert Hall and on Nokia's Second Life Island, Mobility, on October 24.

The Connected Worlds project sponsored by Nokia Nseries consists of two exhibitions: one real world and one virtual. The duality of this approach aims to reflect the way in which images are being shared across the world today.

Shot entirely by Henry Reichhold of Reichholdarts with the Nokia N95 multimedia computer, the project covers 9 cities across 5 continents, including London, Paris, Venice, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Cape Town, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall is made up of a series of panoramic pictures, each created from a collage of many files. At up to 6 meters long, the images set out to challenge how the world looks at mobile phone imaging and create a vibrant panoramic portrait of the elements that make each city unique.

RealViz Stitcher is a photo stitching and image assembling software for the creation of professional-level panoramas and 360-degree virtual tours. Starting from digital images, the software's automatic stitching engine enables users to create high-quality panoramas, large-format prints, matte paintings, reflection maps, and textures for film and television, as well as dynamic virtual tours for the real estate and tourism industries.

The Connected Worlds exhibition can be viewed at London's Royal Albert Hall from Wednesday, October 24, to Tuesday, November 6, when attending performances, or by visiting on one of the following free open days: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am - 3pm; or Saturday, November 3, 11am - 3pm. 

To view Nokia's Second Life Island, Mobility (live from October 24), visit: http://secondlife.com.