3D photo of a glasses free 3D display – it works!

Here is a red/cyan 3D anaglyph photo (red/cyan glasses required to view in 3D) of a glasses free 3D TV display. This works because the glasses free 3D technology uses tiny vertical lenses to send separate images to the viewer’s left and right eyes. The Fujifilm W3 Real 3D camera’s lenses are roughly the same distance as human eyes, and by positioning properly, it captures the separate left and right images.

This was taken at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show and convention in Las Vegas, April 2014.

Glasses Free 3D TV - in 3D!

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Corel Video Studio Pro X7

Corel’s latest video editing software is now at version X7.

I did some quick tests to check on just a few features.

Plus side: It renders output video files super fast compared to many alternative editors. On my quad core Windows 7 system, rendering seems to be roughly “real time”. One minute of video is rendered in about one minute. That’s fast.

The program also features a 2k to 4k conversion feature. This definitely works but I am unable to evaluate the result as I do not have any 4k displays to watch it on. However, I did upload a test clip to Youtube and the result certainly looks good on my 2K TV (which means its downsized back down of course).

Editing is easy enough that I figured out most everything I wanted to do without resorting to help/documentation.

The package also includes a nifty Screen Capture utility for recording video clips from things you are doing on screen. This is great for creating tutorials. This utility worked great for me in my tests and would be worth buying the whole suite just for screen capture!

For editing 2D video, its quite respectable and priced inexpensively.

Minus side: Its 3D capabilities are very limited. It can import side-by-side and MVC video files, but it has no 3D video clip adjustment features. If you cannot fix parallax in post, its not terribly useful, unfortunately. And that’s too bad, because it also rendered my 3D MVC video clips faster than I expected.

Quick verdict: For 2D video editing, Corel Video Studio Pro X7 is an extremely fast editor – fast to edit, fast to preview and fast to render.  If your work is 2D oriented, this product should be on your list of editors to look at. But for 3D, its lacking in critical features such that its really not suitable for 3D work.

The product can be purchased and downloaded directly from Amazon:

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Apple Canon iPhone 5D Mark III Introduced

April 1 – Today Apple and Canon are introducing their jointly developed iPhone 5D Mark III smart phone. The new smart phone features the Canon 22.3 megapixel sensor and the Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, in addition to the Apple A7 processor. In a surprising twist, for Canon, the new iPhone 5D Mark III is a mirrorless camera and replaces the no longer needed iSight camera.

The new phone works with the entire suite of Canon lenses, although this does mean the new phone, weighing about 4.5 pounds (2 kg) is no longer suitable for pocket use and, in fact, must be carried in a backpack.

Battery life of the new smart phone is about one hour. In warm weather. In standby mode. A 10 pound (4 kg) lead acid gel cell battery option is available and fits in the backpack which comes in either black or white colors and features a special high quality leather insert mount for the battery. White battery wires extend out from the backpack to the camera and match the ear buds wires.