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panorama

1. a large extended picture or series of pictures of a scene, unrolled before spectators a part at a time so as to appear continuous
2. another name for cyclorama

panorama

A building containing an exhibit of an extended pictorial representation of landscape or some event of note; usually depicted of a large, wide area.
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It represents the simplest way to create super-wide or even full 360 degree panoramas or QuickTime VR movies in Windows or Macintosh platforms.
Automatic stitching of 360-degree panoramas -- Extremely compact files -- typical panorama size is less than 100KB -- RealSpace Viewer included for interactive viewing -- Windows and Macintosh versions -- Freely distributable standalone viewers for Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows and Macintosh) -- Built-in support for popular cameras -- Support for both rectilinear and fisheye lenses -- Support for printing panoramas -- Import/export popular image formats such as JPEG, BMP, and PICT -- Automatic calculation of the number of images to photograph for each lens type.
To view a movie, the user merely clicks and drags the mouse over the panorama to "pan" the scene and experience the extraordinary sensation of spinning around in a virtual 360 degrees environment.
MAX users now have the tools to generate spherical panoramas with a minimum of effort," said Noah Kennedy, 3D Studio MAX product manager at Kinetex.
This projection mode works well for wide panoramas, but it also keeps vertical lines straight.
Huhtamo, Erkki, Illusions in Motion: Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2013, ISBN 9 7802 6201 8517, 456 pp.
Contents: The Formation of a Panoramaniac -Introduction: Moving Panorama -a Missing Medium -The Incubation Era: Antecedents and Anticipations -Large as Life, and Moving: The Peristrephic Panorama -Rolling Across the Stage: The Moving Panorama and the Theatre -Transformed By The Light: The Diorama and the "dioramas" -The Panoramania, or The Mid-Century Moving Panorama Craze -Panoramania in Practice: Albert Smith and his Moving Panoramas -The Moving Panorama Performance: an Excavation -Intermedial Tug of War, or Panoramas and Magic Lanterns -Sensory Bombardment: a Medium's Final Fanfares -The Discursive Transfiguration of the Moving Panorama -Conclusion: From Panoramas to Media Culture.
It presents a series of secret panoramas taken by Royal Engineers at considerable risk, using a Panros camera on a tripod, with a telephoto lens, forming a series of glass plates then enlarged to 8x10 ins, printed on paper, and rolled up to permit use by officers.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) has announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit software versions.
We'll never actually know how much total money was raised for victims from sales of this panorama," said James Blakeway, the photographer and the president of Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas.
Although the importance of the panorama was recognized by Walter Benjamin in his unfinished Passagenwerk and developed thematically in Dolf Sternberger's 1938 Panorama of the 19th Century, it is only with Oettermann's exhaustive treatment of the phenomenon that we can get a full view, as it were, of its significance.