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Try Streaming Eclipses and Phases of the Moon with a Free 3 Day Pass

Hello Everyone,
We've set up some 3 day streaming passes for our new show, Eclipses and Phases of the Moon! Single-projector theaters can stream the show in four modes: Fisheye, Truncated Fisheye, Warped 4x3, and Warped 16x9.
You can use the 3 day streaming pass to test out streaming in your theater and you're welcome to use the 3 day pass for your public/paying audiences. If you like the show we hope you'll come back for more!  :)
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Added by AmyJo Proctor on January 19, 2017 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Announcing the VR Dome Theater: 360-degree spherical videos for preview and download!

At Loch Ness Productions, we're coming to the end of another successful year of licensing and marketing for fulldome shows. And we've spent the last several months working on a new effort for 2017. It involves the VR realm, and how clever planetarians might take advantage of this intriguing space.



Creating a Virtual Dome Space for Previews…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on December 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

IMERSA Summit update

One lucky winner will attend the Summit for free!

Enter our raffle to win airfare, registration and accommodations.



Submissions for films and presentations must be submitted by midnight TONIGHT!

Reservations are now being accepted to reserve your room at the Doubletree Denver hotel.

Don’t wait too long as the room block will sell out fast.

IMERSA Summit 2017, February 22-26, Denver…

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Added by Dan on November 21, 2016 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Eclipses and Phases of the Moon

Greetings Planetarians!

Ron and I have just launched our first independent fulldome show: Eclipses and Phases of the Moon!…
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Added by AmyJo Proctor on November 3, 2016 at 5:06pm — No Comments

IMERSA Summit 2017 Call for proposals to present

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Added by Dan on October 26, 2016 at 9:07pm — No Comments

New Albedo Fulldome distributor in Poland

We at Albedo Fulldome are happy to announce a new distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums!

Our new business partner, Firma HECA is located in Jasło, Poland.



The company visit schools, kindergartens and organized…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on October 24, 2016 at 5:45am — No Comments

E&S Digistar upgrades in Milwaukee and Denver



The world's first planetarium to roll out the new Evans & Sutherland Digistar 6 system is the Milwaukee Public Museum, with 8K digital video (using Christie projectors) replacing giant screen projection in its Dome Theater and Planetarium, which reopened Sept 17.

At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, a new 8-channel, 20-million pixel E&S…

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Added by Judith Rubin on October 3, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions: MUSIC BACK-PACK Library News

Hi, all producers,



It's been a few years since we updated the MUSIC BACK-PACK Library. Well, okay, sixteen years, but hey, we've been working -- making music, shows, soundtracks. It's time to bring our catalog of production music fully into the 21st…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on August 9, 2016 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Albedo Fulldome has a new distributor in the Czech Republic

Albedo Fulldome is happy to announce Future Technology Systems Ltd., operating in the Czech and Slovak market, as our new distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums.

Future Technology Systems Ltd. operates in these markets since 2008. In its first years of activity the company specialized in the product presentation techniques. Thanks to expanding…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on July 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Women at the top! Join in raising awareness and funds for the leadership of women in science!

Thursday July 21st from 6.p.m. - PERTH, AUSTRALIA

- Planetarium fulldome film: ‘Climate Change – What future are we facing?’, produced by Albedo Fulldome

- Q&A with an inspiring group of women. Carmen Lawrence, Brooke Davis, Ingrid Cummings and Rachel Consentino, hosted by Renae Sayers will lead a frank and open discussion on women's…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on July 6, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

New distributor for Albedo Fulldome in the Philippines.

Albedo Fulldome is happy to announce Scimath Interactives, Inc., based in Metro Manila, Philippines, as new worldwide distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums.

Scimath Interactives, Inc. is an education solution provider whose primary objective is to launch and operate interactive travelling exhibits and events to complement traditional classroom-based…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on June 23, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

Omnidome VR1 Beta Released!

Omnidome Public Beta now available from our website http://omnido.me or directly from our github account https://github.com/cr8tr/omnidome/releases/tag/v1.0.0

About Omnidome:

Omnidome is a multi-platform open source video mapping tool, primarily for mapping all types of domes and spherical surfaces. It can also be used to map rectangular rooms into a single cohesive screen,…

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Added by Brook Cronin on May 21, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Incoming! New fulldome show!

The California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium has just released their latest fulldome show, "Incoming!" and Loch Ness Productions is pleased to have it in our catalog and ready to deliver!



"Incoming!" is a show about asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins. This 2016 original production explores the past, present, and future of our solar system, and…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 16, 2016 at 11:48pm — No Comments

6 Months In: Results from a FULLDOME OnDemand customer survey

Hi all,

 

At the IMERSA 2016 Summit last month, we offered a presentation about how

customers are perceiving and use our streaming fulldome service.

 

We thought you might be interested in the results of our customer survey

too. So we expanded our talk into a blog post, and encourage you to check

out what they're saying!

 

Our…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 20, 2016 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Making the available videos work with your system

This is a continuation of an attempt to give newcomers to fulldome some useful information so that they can swim rather than sink. For some reason, there isn't all that much out there for people who are just starting out -- there's more for people who are already immersed in making videos themselves. So with planetarium folks who have not done their own video processing much in mind, here are the tools I've found in the…

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Added by Heather Preston on March 19, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

3D Fisheye Camera for After Effects

Dear All



Following a continuous update policy of the Fulldome Plugin for After Effects, a basic tool for editing/compositing for imersive spaces, the Navegar Team would like to announce the availability of a true Fisheye camera for the 3D environment of After Effects.

This new development provides to the user extra flexibility, enabling the full explore of the 3D environment of After Effects.



Whats more, the camera is not limited to Fisheye, but its also a…

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Added by Antonio Pedrosa on March 16, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments

New Turkish distributor for Albedo Fulldome

Albedo Fulldome is happy to welcome Istanbul Planetarium as worldwide distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums.

Istanbul Planetarium offers…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on January 26, 2016 at 7:39am — No Comments

New show: "Starlight" Now Available through Loch Ness Productions

Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce the addition of the Melbourne Planetarium to the family of producers whose shows we represent. Their newest show Starlight, an out-of-this-world journey among the stars, is a personal story that teaches about stars, starlight, and cosmic exploration. Narrated by one of Australia's…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on January 23, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Editing Software... can't afford a Creative Cloud....

Now I just need to find editing software that has enough instructions to be usable, and that a struggling 501(c)(3) nature center can afford. If anyone else needs assistance being a noob, glad to share whatever experience I've got so far!

Added by Heather Preston on November 20, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Immersive Film Festival - IFF’15

Immersive Film Festival - IFF’15

December 4 to 6, 2015

iff.multimeios.pt

www.facebook.com/immersivefilmfestival.



** IFF - Announcement III

IFF'15 is now at less than one month away!

There is still have time to submit us your fulldome production. For more information, please check the Festival

website, and stay tuned for more news on the festival.

The program is under preparation,…

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Added by Antonio Pedrosa on November 11, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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help with conversion tool - won't communicate with PS

I downloaded the file for the conversion tool for Windows. I have used it in the past...a year ago...on another computer, but I when I try to load it on this computer it says "couldn't communicate with Photoshop." Any recommendation?I have a science field day event or 4th and 5th graders on Saturday and was hoping to update my slideshow for this year. See More
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New To Fulldome Filmmaking And Need Some Advice

Hi thereI am currently researching how to produce a fulldome astronomy film for the Planetarium in Cape Town, South Africa.I'm trying to figure out which camera setup would produce the best results. We want to film in and around the telescopes in Sutherland. We want the audience to feel like they're sitting outside in between the telescopes.With the current tech available, would it be easiest to use a high-end 360 camera and convert the footage to fulldome in After Effects?I was looking into…See More
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Launching the Planetarium Show “The Adventures of Rosetta & Philae”

Hi all,I'm pleased to announce that the Fulldome version of „The adventures of Rosetta & Philae“ which I've co-produced now is available for licensing!Join Rosetta and her lander Philae on a wonderful journey to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They travelled for more than ten years and experienced lots of exciting things. Little Philae eventually managed to land on…See More
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