I have been urging the adoption of software development kits for today’s “smart cameras” for some time, including speaking to each of the major camera companies at the 2011 and 2012 CES, urging them to do this for at least one camera model. We can keep hoping!
Actually, if you switch from Canon to Nikon, your photography will instantly achieve astonishing levels of beauty and effectiveness, and you will be able to print your photographs at least twice as large and with more 3D-effect, accurate rendering, and enhanced micro contrast. Viewers will marvel aloud at the lack of shadow noise banding and the remarkable freedom from distortion and aberrations in your work.
Heh. Read the whole thing – it gets even better.
Disclosure: My brother wrote that 🙂
So which Apple device shoots the best video? Well, best is a matter of opinion.
But to help form that opinion, I shot some identical video using an iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad2 and the new iPad.
Nice. Canon Watch is now promoting Panasonic’s Lumix GH-2 – which is said to have better video than the new Canon 5D Mark III, but for a fraction of the latter’s price. In fact, you can buy about seven GH-2s for the price of the Mark III 🙂 The 5D, of course, is a full frame camera that excels at certain types of still photography.
Disclosure: I have two Canon video cameras, one Canon high end point n shoot, and two GH-2s so my biases are conflicted 🙂
- Can The Panasonic GH2 Produce Better Video Than The Canon 5D Mark III? (gizmodo.com.au)
- Can the £500 Panasonic GH2 Produce Better Video Than the £3,000 Canon 5D Mark III? (gizmodo.co.uk)
- Panasonic GX1 Best Price – Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Review (gadgetproductreviews.wordpress.com)
This short video is hilariously funny!
I have used the beta release version of this feature with reasonably good success. There are many approaches to sensing depth cues in 2D video that can be used to create a 3D image. One of the simplest is when the camera or the subject are moving. By looking at one frame, and then another frame offset by a small number of frames (depending on speed of movement), one frame can be used for the “left eye” view and the other for the “right eye” view. Other tricks can be used to create a “depth map” that attempts to position objects within a 3D depth.
Click on the viewer’s 3D button and choose the 3D option that works for you and watch the video on Youtube, here. (The 3D viewing option does not appear on the embedded video, below).