REALVIZ HDR Imaging Studio Now Available

Sophia Antipolis, France (June 22, 2007) - REALVIZ®, a leader in image
processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of
the REALVIZ HDR Imaging Studio. The REALVIZ HDR Imaging Studio, combines
Stitcher® 5.6, VTour 1.2 HDR and Photomatix Pro, and is the only software
bundle available today for the creation of HDR environments for virtual
reality, industrial design, special effects and video game applications,
starting from digital snapshots and panoramas. With Stitcher 5.6, users can
build HDR panoramas and directly export them as environment maps in their
favorite 3D package. VTour 1.2 HDR now also enables digital content
creators, for the first time ever, to add depth information to their HDR
environment maps for Spatial Image-Based Lighting (SIBL). The REALVIZ HDR
Imaging Studio is available in English for Windows®. REALVIZ are currently
offering 15% discount on purchases of the HDR Imaging Studio bundle until
30. June 2007*.

REALVIZ Stitcher Unlimited 5.6 was launched in May of this year, and
introduced full HDR compatibility for the very first time, enabling users to
load, stitch, and save HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. With HDR imaging,
users are able to create projects, which combine under- and over-exposed
areas in the same harmonious panorama. A perfect synergy with the external
tools available on the market for image tone mapping, such as Adobe®
Photoshop®, Photomatix® or HDR Shop, is ensured through compatibility with
the most commonly used HDR image file formats: OpenEXR (.exr, 16 or 32 bits
per channel), and Radiance RGBE (.hdr). The enhanced core engine of Stitcher
Unlimited 5.6 makes all image processing operations available for images
with 32 bits per channel. HDR panoramas produced with Stitcher Unlimited 5.6
can be used as a lighting environment map for 3D studios to obtain
ultra-realistic 3D scenes, and to ensure consistent lighting of virtual
objects placed in real environments.

REALVIZ VTour draws on the award-winning technology of Stitcher and
ImageModeler®, and offers an innovative and effective solution for the
creation of photo-real 3D environments from 2D pictures or panoramas. VTour
has been specifically developed for use in a wide range of applications,
such as virtual walkthroughs, 3D simulation, virtual reality, urban planning
and video games, and is also well suited for the creation of virtual sets
for film and television. REALVIZ VTour 1.2 HDR is the only software
available today for the creation of 3D HDR scenes, starting from digital
snapshots and panoramas. For the first time ever, users will be able to add
depth information to their environment maps to dynamically light their 3D
models, then introducing the concept of Spatial Image-Based Lighting (SIBL).
SIBL enables users to create realistic and spatially coherent 3D shadows and
reflections, photo realistic 3D sets, allowing any camera or object motion
in this space, and spatially coherent 3D lighting with HDR texture maps.

Photomatix Pro from HDRsoft is a stand-alone product, which processes the
blown out highlights and flat shadows, which often result even from pictures
taken with the best exposure, into harmonious HDR images with crisp details
in both the highlighted and shadowed areas. Photomatix Pro solves this
common problem through Tone Mapping and Exposure Blending, and also offers
easy-to-use batch processing for increased productivity.

Pricing and Availability:
The REALVIZ HDR Imaging Studio is available in English for PC.
- Includes Stitcher Unlimited 5.6 + VTour 1.2 HDR + Photomatix Pro: 1,950 €/
$ 2,580 US
- Upgrade from Virtual Tour Studio to the HDR Imaging Studio: 1,200 €/$
1,580 US

* REALVIZ are currently offering 15% discount on purchases of the HDR
Imaging Studio. Offer valid until 30. June 2007 for purchases via REALVIZ
resellers and the REALVIZ online store.

For further details on this offer visit:, or contact

For further details on Stitcher, visit: For
further details on VTour, go to: For
further details on Photomatix Pro, please visit:

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 Pictures Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation,
Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others.

REALVIZ technology has been used to create stunning visual effects in many
recent major movies, including: 'Blades of Glory', 'Zodiac', 'Goal!2: Living
the Dream', 'The Host', 'Children of Men', 'Superman Returns', 'V for
Vendetta', 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Lord of War', 'Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory', 'Sin City', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Sky
Captain and the World of Tomorrow', and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of

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