For Immediate Release
Kaidan, Kodak and Live Picture Announce the First Turnkey Immersive Imaging
Solutions for Interactive Photography
Four new immersive imaging kits offer custom solutions that include Kaidan
hardware, a Kodak camera, and Live Picture software.
FEASTERVILLE, PA., June 16, 1998 - The leading manufacturer of immersive
imaging hardware, Kaidan Incorporated, announced new solutions for creating
interactive panoramas and object movies. Created through a collaboration
with Kaidan, Kodak Professional, a division of Eastman Kodak, and Live
Picture Inc., these four new kits offer the first professional level
turnkey solution in this rapidly growing industry.
According to Jim Anders, President of Kaidan, "These kits offer a
compelling solution for professional photographers, multimedia and web
designers, advertising firms, and anyone who wants to utilize the
technology that is revolutionizing e-commerce, photography and web design.
Now virtually anyone has access to a full set of tools that make immersive
imaging a reality!"
The first two kits, Interactive Imaging Solution for the DC220 Pro Edition
Camera and Interactive Imaging Solution for the DC260 Pro Edition Camera,
provide panoramic solutions that work with Kodak's newly announced DC220
and 260 cameras. For their role in the collaboration, Kaidan engineered
custom molded panoramic tripod heads for both of these cameras. The Kaidan
KiWi 220 and KiWi 260 positions the camera in portrait orientation (for a
wider field of view) offers a set of click-stops (16 and 18 positions,
respectively), includes a twin-axis bubble level to indicate that the unit
is level, and positions the camera so that it is rotating around its
optical center, or nodal point.
The third kit, Interactive Imaging SLR Solution, will feature the Kaidan
QuickPan Magnum QPX-2B panoramic tripod head for Kodak single lens reflex
cameras, including the DCS 315, DCS 4XX and 5XX series. The QPX-2B is a
custom tailored version of Kaidan's top-of-the-line professional panoramic
tripod head. The QPX-2B offers a choice of click-stop positions, a low
profile micro-tilt adjustment stage, twin-axis bubble level and many
All three kits include a kit-specific version of Live Picture's PhotoVista
software, and a trial version of Reality Studio. Like the KiWi 220 and 260
brackets, this software eliminates the process of tailoring your camera to
fit the application. You are ready to begin shooting as soon as you open
The fourth kit, Interactive Imaging Studio, features a new Kaidan motorized
turntable for single-row object movie creation. Designed to be controlled
via your computer, the new 19 inch diameter turntable supports objects up
to 75 lbs in weight. The turntable offers three elastic slip-on caps in
three colors; blue, red, and green that make it easy to "key" out the
Also included with all the kits is an instructional video that demonstrates
how to get started and provides shooting tips from professional
The Interactive Imaging kits from Kodak, Live Picture and Kaidan will be
available this summer through authorized dealers of Kodak Professional
products, including Kaidan.
See related announcements from Kodak: Kodak Professional Unveils
Interactive Imaging Solutions For A Range Of Kodak Cameras.
For more information about the Interactive Imaging kits, please contact
Krista DiGiacomo directly at Kaidan:
703 East Pennsylvania Blvd
Feasterville, PA 19053
215-364-1778 * Fax: 215-322-4186
firstname.lastname@example.org * http://www.kaidan.com