Very nice summary of 3D still image concepts: Create 3D anaglyph images with 3 lines of Ruby code « saush.
And I must learn Ruby on Rails programming. Looks easy enough (I already code, just not in Ruby). It really does take just 3 lines of code to create a red/cyan anaglyph, in Ruby.
It’s not too bad in OpenGL either. And a version for Windows WPF.
I shoot 3D video and this is a still frame from a 3D video I shot last night at the Arlington Fly-In and Airshow. You’ll need red/cyan glasses to view this in 3D.
This is called – surprise – a “hot air balloon glow” when the burners illuminate the balloons at night. The balloons remained tethered for this night time event.
Video taken with dual Lumix GH-2 DSLR cameras at ISO 2500, 1/30th of a second, aperture setting controlled by camera (likely full open). Video streams combined in Magix Movie Edit Pro into 3D anaglyph format and output to jpeg still format in red/cyan anaglyph (false colors). Obviously, looks better before the jpeg compression 🙂
The dual Lumix GH-2 cameras have an interaxial lens spacing of 5 1/2 inches. This tends to slightly over emphasize the depth effect, however the GH-2s do better in very low light than my alternative set up, dual Canon consumer HF M301 camcorders.
3D STILL IMAGES – RED/CYAN GLASSES REQUIRED
This 3D image was taken from HD video shot on dual Canon Vixia HF M301 cameras with 2 3/4″ interaxial lens spacing. I think I prefer the results I get with the closer lens spacing.
To watch in 3D, use the 3D options in the Youtube viewer. You will need either red/cyan colored glasses or a 3D capable monitor to watch in 3D. I recommend the GTMax brand of red/cyan glasses, available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058GN6U2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00)
Surprisingly, perhaps, the high end consumer camera is selected as the best quality: Revenge of The Great Camera Shootout Part Two | Zacuto USA.
The test “shoot out” showed 5 professionally made short films to a group of industry professionals and asked them to select which film looked best.
The cameras used included the RED Epic ($35,000 to $40,000 w/o lens and options), the Canon C300 ($16,000 w/o lens), the Arri Alexa ($60,000), the Sony F65 ($70,000), and the high end consumer camera, the Lumix GH-2 mirrorless DSLR (I bought mine for $650 with kit lens).
The film shot on the GH-2 was selected as the best overall quality.
Summary of the results here.
After watching Youtube videos shot on an iPhone we can see that iPhone video shooters are remarkably dumb: The Single Most Important Tip for Recording Video on iPhone.
Inexpensive dongle interfaces between iPhone and certain Olympus and Panasonic DSLR cameras. A software app on the iPhone adds new features including time lapse, motion detection, high dynamic range controls, and other capabilities.
Does it work? E-M5 iPhone controller… | 43 Rumors.
Which camera company will be first to offer their own software development kit for a camera?