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Announcing SPi-V

In the wake of Photokina 2004, fieldOfView announced the anticipated first release of the SPi-V engine.

The SPi-V engine (short for Shockwave Panorama Viewer, pronounced 'spiffy') is fieldOfView's hardware accelerated panorama viewing engine.

Ever since fieldOfView posted the first examples of their panoramic technology on their website, there has been a steady stream of requests for licensing the technology. In order to accommodate for these requests, a whole new version of SPi-V had to be designed. For this new, licensable version fieldOfView focussed on realworld panoramic photographer needs, building on their own experience in the industry. Aldo Hoeben of fieldOfView explains "With SPi-V we aim to provide the best immersive experience possible, either fullscreen or integrated in a user interface or browser window. I think a feature such as our adaptive approach to high dynamic range display illustrates how we lay full control of the experience with the photographer and, while minimising authoring costs, deliver an impressively natural experience to a very wide audience."

The SPi-V engine will be made publically available during the IQTVRA Summit in Sedona from october 25th - 29th.

Read the full press release...


A very fine press release indeed. Ianus says: "SPI-v is not just another plugin to download, it's an instant-on experience for anyone who has seen multimedia on the web"

I just love interviewing myself, and talking about myself in third person ;-)

Isn't your big-thumping-brain the other person?