News

Infratech  January 17. -21. 2017 Ahoy Rotterdam

 

Our partner Leap3D will exhibit at Infratech at booth 6.501 with the latest version of VAM2 on display.

Civetta E-Series with 230 MPixel 

 

Fresh from the R&D oven and super tasty:

The number one in high level 360° imaging technology just got better and comes up with a superior, one click one move 230 MPixel full spherical HDR high dynamic range output and more improvements.

Chintergeo November 24.-26. Senzhu China

 

After the great success at Intergeo we will exhibit at the chinese version Chintergeo. As always 5 times large then the german original and probably very exciting. 

Intergeo october 11. -13. 2016 Hamburg

 

Weiss AG will exhibit at Intergeo the leading trades show and conference. You will find us in the special area Smart City Solutions at the largest trade fair and conference for the Geospatial market. 

Meet us at Booth SCS 004 in Hall 3

September 18. - 23. Aukland New Zealand

 

Civetta and VAM will be on display at the 23rd ANZFSS Conference and Symposion on the forensic sciences. 

Chinese New Year 2016

 

The old village project aiming to document old cities in China now has more then 100 villages and documented. Spectecular views of the remaining ancient parts of China. Definitely worth checking out.

October 20. - 23. 2015

 

Welcome to the China Fire expo and conference in Beijing. Our partner PSC will exhibit the Civetta VAM and 3D scanner technologie in the context of fire safety and documentation. 

September 5. - 8. 2015


Welcome to the Offshore Europe at booth 3B20 with our Partner Apiteq showing Civetta VAM the 3D scanner in the field of gas and oil documentation. 

August 26. -28. 2015


Welcome to the 6th Control China - International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance in Shanghai.

Visit us at booth C21.

  • May 4th to 7th 2015
  • Welcome to OTC in Houston, welcome at stand 5241. 

April 2015

Our customer  ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms featured the Civetta technology on a CNN special describing their work improvements. 

You can watch the video here.  

November 2014

Exhibit at AdIPEC

Civetta, VAM and 3D Video Scanner will be exhibited at the ADIPEC 2014 in Abu Dhabi. We welcome you at stand 9326 A.

August 2014

Exhibit at ONS2014

Civetta, VAM and 3D Video Scanner will be exhibited at the ONS 2014 in Stavanger (Norway). We welcome you to booth E 20 on the biggest Gas and Oil event in 2014.

November 2013

Exhibit at ADIPEC 2013

Civetta and VAM technology will be exhibited at ADIPEC 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Welcome to stand 9310.

October 2013

Exhibit at Intelligent Energy

Civetta and VAM will be exhibited at Intelligent Energy in Dubai. Please visit booth D30.

 

 

April 2013

16 new certified VAM operators.

Congratulation for the 16 certified operators from the Fiscalia in Columbia for the Civetta 360° camera and VAM visual asset management database.

April 2013

Bogota Parliament is online

During the visit in Columbia the parliament was captured in less then 30 minutes. Explore the beautiful parliament building on the government of Columbia website. These 16 images were also used to create a 3D model of the parliament.

 

March 2013

 

Ministry of interior Katar purchases again.

Civetta and VAM is used to extend their crime scene and critical infrastructure protection services. Returning customers are the best customers.

 

 

March 2013

Release of the D-Series of the Civetta 360° camera

 

Technology with several improvements:

- New lens for complete 360° by 360° coverage

- Improved housing design

- New measurement tripod

- Extended internal storage for 200 spherical images - Integrated GPS and digital radar

- Integrated LED light

- Faster download and post-processing

February 2013

Release of VAM Version 1.0.

We are happy to announce the release of V1.0 of the browser based VAM Visual asset management database application.

January 2013

3D Sphere

Software solution for automated 3D reconstruction from full spherical 360° images available. Full textured point clouds and meshed models also of very large scenes in various file formats can be generated at the click of a button. Check out examples.   

October 2012

Megascops in the biggest museum of the world.

 

Installation of Megascops at the National Museum in Beijing. Transportation by Air freight in 2 boxes and setup in one of the many museum studios.

 

September 2012

Werner Bonhoff Preis: Weiss AG vs. KfW

Die KfW stellt fest, Gründungsgeschehen auf dem Tiefpunkt, kein Anstieg in Sicht.

Wir hätten da so den ein oder anderen Vorschlag. 

Die Werner Bonhoff Stiftung nominiert die Geschichte Willkür im Förderdickicht.

January 2012

Article in WIRED magazine

 

The Civetta 360° HDR capturing technology combined with the 3D reconstruction safed tons of money for the production of Ghost Rider. In fact the technology is rated to be more efficient, then stereoscopic filming. The bockbuster was released in February 2012.

 

September 27th to 29th 2011

Intergeo

 

Weiss AG will exhibit at Intergeo conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and landmanagement in Nuremberg (Germany). Further information can be found here.

 

26. - 29.7.2011 South Africa

Crime scene management conference and exhibition

 

Our Partner Crimesight technologies (www.crimesight.co.za) organised a great exhibition enabling us to exhibited and life presented the crime scene management technology based on 360° digital imaging. 

3.4. -6.4.2011

Security Expo 5 Riyadh/Saudi Arabia   

 

The Weiss AG exhibited from 3th April to 6th April in the Riyadh Exhibition Centre (Saudi Arabia) technologies for tactical training, and crime scene documentation, which met with very positive response.

Further information can be found here.

 

6.12.2010

Renderbash

 

At the Renderbash meeting the 360° HDR capturing technology will be shown for the purposes of image based ligthing and 3D reconstruction. Further information can be found here.

 

09.06.2010

Company Visit

 

Organized by Gründungsbüro a company visit of the Weiss AG for students at the university and the polytechnic Kaiserslautern was taken place on June 9th.

FCK Back in Bundesliga

 

We had the chance to take full spherical images in the Fritz-Walter-Stadium at the Betzenberg when the 1.FC Kaiserslautern - a famous german football club - went back to first league.

 

This shows the capabilities of the Civetta to also shoot high res images from scenes with many people.

04.2010

TV Report on SWR TV

 

The SWR TV sent on the 27.04.2010 a company profile of the Weiss AG, in which the individual business divisions were presented. You can view this report here.

04.2010

Relaunch of Website Weiss AG

 

The new web presence of the Weiss AG went online and has been extended with a wide range of information. If you miss information or links to our website, please let us know. We are always open for any suggestions and comments.

03.2010

Crossmedia Imaging Symposion 2010

 

The Cross Media Imaging Symposium 2010 organized by "Arbeitskreis digitale Fotografie" was a complete success for the approx. 200 participants. The Civetta 360°capturing technology was presented in the context “interactive panoramic photography” on the basis of visualisations and 3D reconstruction. In addition to “live captures” during the lecture were also full spherical images taken in the outdoor area of the old coal-mine Essen. Some examples of the results are available in our gallery.

Screenshot  WeissViewer
Screenshot WeissViewer

03.2010

Weiss Viewer now multilingual

 

The WeissViewer is now available in a new design and in German, English and Chinese. Thanks to its load on demand technology that doesn´t buckle even under HDR images with 100 Mpixel the viewer is already the favorite of the user.

 

The Viewer enables to take 3D measurements directly in the pair of images. The measurement values can be saved as project or transferred as .obj file in 3D applications.

Here you will find more information and the download link.

Screenshot of the Civetta software with automatic calculation of .exr and tiled exr formats.
Screenshot of the Civetta software with automatic calculation of .exr and tiled exr formats.

01.2010

Continous .exr workflow

 

The automatic Civetta editing software was changed to .exr.workflow, because .exr in the meantime has prevailed as standard in the area of 3D. By using .exr format the file sizes can in comparison to .tiff files be reduced by 25 % without loss. The 100 Mpixel files with a color depth of 96Bit RGB have depending on the motif an average size of 280 MB.

We are delighted to receive this recognition.
We are delighted to receive this recognition.

09.2010

Award „Pioniergeist 2009“

 

At the Pioniergeist competition in 2009 - "your concept, our founder award" – was the concept of "3D vehicle documentation" of the Weiss AG awarded with a main prize.

360° HDR images for the visualisation of vehicles.
360° HDR images for the visualisation of vehicles.

10.2009

Autodesk Automotive Days München

 

During the Autodesk Automotive Days we presented the Civetta capturing technology together with our distributor Holovis Int. (Gold Sponsor of the event) combined with a high-resolution 3D projection.

Group photo of the winners and all involved shot by our Civetta.
Group photo of the winners and all involved shot by our Civetta.

09.2009

Visualisation Deutsche Reihenhaus AG

 

To develop an optimal marketing tool for their residential estates the company “Deutsche Reihenhaus AG” has announced a competition. The starting point was the documentation of the entire grounds and three show houses of the residential complex "Im Reisserfeld”. On the basis of these images and with the help of the Civetta 3D measurement has been created the entire grounds as 3D model with realistic textures. This model was connected with virtual 360° tours through three show houses to an interactive accessible overall complex.

Public Security Exhibition of ADS.
Public Security Exhibition of ADS.

09.2009

Public Security Exhibition

 

On the PSE (Public Security Exhibition) we introduced the Civetta capturing technology together with 360° Tactical VR (www.360tacticalVR.com) to a distinguished international audience. The fair has been held since 8 years in different locations worldwide and is initiated by Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) (www.the-dma.org.uk) and the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS) (www.appss.org.uk). The fair has the aim to introduce new technologies in the area of the public safety to a distinguished international audience.

Siggraph 2009 in New Orleans
Siggraph 2009 in New Orleans

08.2009

Siggraph

 

The Weiss AG exhibited in August 2009 at the first time for a distinguished international audience at the SIGGRAPH 2009, which was held in the New Orleans Convention Center. We were very delighted at the overwhelmingly positive acknowledgement and the keen interest to our Civetta.

 

 

Extract from the full spherical image.
Extract from the full spherical image.

05.2009

FMX 2009

 

The Civetta was presented at the FMX 2009 in Stuttgart.

 

During the presentation a 100 Mpixel HDR image was generated within 40 seconds by video illumination.

The fully automated generated result has been in size and dynamic compressed for the display via the web.

 

Prof. Pfaff (FH Kaiserslautern, virtual design) and the Director of Hu Nanjing University.
Prof. Pfaff (FH Kaiserslautern, virtual design) and the Director of Hu Nanjing University.

 04.2009

CGI Workshop

 

At the Nanjing University of fine arts took place a three day workshop about the topic “Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)”.

At this occasion the complete workflow - starting with the capture of the fully spherical HDR photographic survey and backplanes on-site, through the preparation of the 3D models to the textures – was created by the teaching stuff of the university and external participants from graphic design agencies who work in the field of automobile visualisation.

 

Screenshot of the database application with the images of oil drilling training platform.
Screenshot of the database application with the images of oil drilling training platform.

03.2009

Benchmark Documentation

 

An oil drilling training platform in Montrose (Scotland) has been documented to demonstrate the working speed as well as the image and measurement quality of the Civetta in documentation of larger properties.

 

As a result, it has been created, automated and computed 80 calibrated fully spherical HDR photographic surveys within 150 minutes. Directly after this the fully spherical HDR photographic surveys were visual connected with each other.

 

Because of the high dynamic range and high sensitivity could be achieved excellent results - especially with regard to the measurement - and all this without any additional lightning.

At the left of the picture you see our drive-through hall for the 3D Capture Station for vehicles.
At the left of the picture you see our drive-through hall for the 3D Capture Station for vehicles.

11.2008

Move in the new Premises

 

The new premises were occupied in the Merkurstraße on 3th November .2008. At the left of the picture you see our drive-through hall for the 3D capture station for vehicles.

Dr. Marcus Weiss - founder of the Weiss AG -  was awarded with the first prize of the start-up competition “successful start with multimedia” conferred by BMWi.  The award was presented at the IFA 2007 by parliamentary State Secretary Dagmar Wöhrl.
Dr. Marcus Weiss - founder of the Weiss AG - was awarded with the first prize of the start-up competition “successful start with multimedia” conferred by BMWi. The award was presented at the IFA 2007 by parliamentary State Secretary Dagmar Wöhrl.

08.2007

Gründerpreis Multimedia

 

Awards ceremony at the IFA in Berlin. Out of 157 proposals submitted the business concept of Dr. Marcus Weiss has taken the first place at the start-up competition “successful start with multimedia” conferred by Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).