A Dive into the Panorama Business

Date

August 11, 2009

Speaker

Alexandre Jenny

Affiliation

President & CEO, Kolor

Overview

With the explosion of camera sales in the 5 past years, a lot of old photographic techniques have again become popular. Among them, panorama creation is one of the most promising. Kolor is today the leader in stitching technology worldwide with the Autopano Pro, and Autopano Giga
products. We’ll present our products through the technology used as well as a quick live demonstration. Some uncommon usage of panoramic will be shown : gigapixels, sun path calculation, and webcam stitching. Another topic will be a brief coverage of the panorama industry. And finally we’ll present 2 cool projects : a new low cost motorized panorama head, the merlin / papywizard project and the panobook, a collaborative book of panorama image.

Speakers

Alexandre Jenny

Alexandre Jenny is the founder of Kolor and actual CEO. Kolor is still a small business but fast growing : +30% / per annum, its star product, Autopano Pro, is sold world-wide – 40 % in the USA, 35% in Europe and 25 % in the rest of the world. Alexandre Jenny is a graduate engineer from Ecole des Mines, with a Masters diploma in Material Physics. He has five years’ experience in video games and is a photography enthusiast.