Got Memory?

Hi Guys and Gals! I just wanted to share a quick tip with you that was given to me be by our good ol friend, Panorama Jack at Real Tour Vision. I’ve been using the Real Tour Vision virtual tour software provider since June, 2004. I bought my laptop (HP Pavilion) about the same time. It came with 512mb of RAM. At the time I was using an Olympus C-5060 and taking my pictures for spins on 1280 X 960 (about 1mb each). It was taking approximately 2.5 to 5 minutes to stitch a full 360 spin. Not ridiculously slow, but still drove me nuts having to wait that long.

Recently I purchased a new camera (FujiFilm S6000fd) recommended by Ben, Jason and Mike and Joy Thompson . The new camera requires that I take my pictures on 1600 X 1200. When trying to stitch spins using the new camera it was taking me approximately 5 to 8 minutes per 360 spin! Now that was enough to drive me over the edge! Stitching a 6 or 7 spin tour was running an additional 20 to 30 minutes!

Finally broke down and bought some more memory (1GB or SODIMM) for $119. It effectively increased my RAM from 512MB to 1.280GB because I had to remove one of the existing 256MB cards. It was very easy to install and WOW what a difference!! I can stitch a 360 spin about one minute! SWEEEET! I wish I would have done this years ago! Just wanted to throw this out there for those of you getting frustrated like I was….Go buy some memory!

Dan McAllister
First Coast 360
Virtual Tours First Coast
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