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QuickTime for Filmmakers by Richard Ferncase

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Immersive Imaging with QTVR

“It’s a blend of still imagery and motion pictures. The uniqueness is that it’s nonlinear—so it seems to suspend the dimension of ‘time.’ It does this by giving the viewer the choice to look where they want but also ‘when’ they want.”

Janie Fitzgerald6

QuickTime’s most remarkable and unique feature could very well be QTVR. QTVR uses a technique known as immersive imaging, allowing a viewer to pan around a given point to view a 360° panorama or see many sides of a photographed object. Moreover, QuickTime is the only media technology that allows you to navigate from QTVR node to QTVR node, or jump to another URL on the Internet. Why is this of interest to a traditional film-maker? Because QTVR allows you ...

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