Could China become the world leader in 3D content and gear?

Absolutely. Read Al Cadullo’s comments here: Chinese Opportunity in the 3D Industry |

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China is poised to become the world leader in 3D. This bodes well for the future of 3D technology and content, as well as providing a base for a growing 3D industry of suppliers, content producers, manufacturers and talent.

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Guide to 3D Photography ebook available, SRP US $5.99

Guide to 3D Photography, written by meis available as an inexpensive e-book from the following online retailers:

Description

Guide to 3D Photography is for the beginning 3D photographer, showing how to get started, how to process images on your computer or tablet, and how to view your 3D photographs. You can begin shooting 3D photos using one camera or two, or using integrated 3D cameras.

This is a hands-on guide with step-by-step examples for shooting, processing and displaying your 3D images. This guide is intended for the novice to mid-skill level 3D enthusiast; this guide is not targeted at experienced 3D photographers.

Anyone can shoot and process 3D – this book shows you how.

Using free software that runs on Windows-based personal computers, or free or low-cost apps for iPad or Android tablets and smart phones, your stereo photographs can be turned into viewable 3D photos for display on your computer, displayed online or printed on paper or turned in to glasses free 3D prints (for a service fee).

While 3D TVs and monitors provide the best viewing experience, you can get started with free or very low cost filtered glasses. You’ll even learn how to create 3D photos that can be viewed without any glasses or special hardware.

NOT RECOMMENDED for Black & White or gray scale e-readers as the 3D color photographs in the books can not be viewed – however the photos are available separately online.

RECOMMENDED FOR COLOR E-READERs including color tablets and e-reader software on tablets, notebooks and desktop computers.

Guide to 3D Photograph covers learning “how to see in 3D” to achieve the best 3D effects while avoiding common 3D problems that can ruin 3D photos or cause eyestrain for viewers. The book also covers methods for shooting 3D with one camera, with two cameras, or with commercially made, special purpose 3D cameras, and viewing 3D photos on 3D monitors.

Advanced topics include the concept of a 3D “depth box”, the importance of the spacing between the left and right image lenses and how that impacts depth captured in the photograph, advanced image processing techniques and methods of creating “wiggle” animated 3D images, as well as red/cyan, green/magenta, yellow/blue and amber/blue anaglyphs.

166 single spaced Microsoft Word pages. Over 100 photos including red/cyan anaglyph 3D, cross-eyed 3D and 2D photographs. Over 50 illustrations/drawings or screen shots.

Table of Contents
Contents
Trademarks and Copyrights
Preface
Chapter 1 – Introduction to 3D Photography
Chapter 2 – Shooting and Processing Your First 3D Photo
Chapter 3 – Processing 3D Images on iPad and Android Tablets
Chapter 4 – Learning to see in 3D
Chapter 5 – Using Two Cameras for 3D Photography
Chapter 6 – Integrated 3D Cameras
Chapter 7 – Displaying 3D photos
Chapter 8 – Additional Stereoscopic Image Corrections
Chapter 9 – Advanced 3D Image Shooting and Processing
Chapter 10 – Afterword: The Future of 3D Photography and 3D Video

Sales of high-end DSLRs and lenses are plunging

Sales of all cameras are getting killed by smart phones with cameras built in – no one thought this would impact the high end though:

This year, shipments of whats called “interchangeable-lens cameras”—high-end models that let users swap out different lenses—are diving suddenly after years of robust growth. Most of those are digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, cameras—the bulky models used by professional photographers and enthusiasts.

Research firm IDC expects shipments of such cameras to fall 9.1% to 17.4 million units from 19.1 million units last year.

via High-End Cameras Fall Prey to Smartphones – WSJ.com.

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