Category: Software

“Google Introduces #VR180 Creator for #3D and #VR Video Editing” #VR3D

Great to see a resurgence of 3D, now in the VR space: Google introduced its new VR180 creator to help VR camera owners shoot 3D videos and immersive photos using affordable hardware.The tool allows anyone to create and edit VR and 3D content thanks to the simple user interface and beginner-friendly tools. Source: Google Introduces VR180 Creator for 3D and VR Video Editing

Facebook introduces “wiggle 3D” photos-coming this summer #3D #VR #VR3D

Startup and Technology News Source: How Facebook’s new 3D photos work | TechCrunch From my quick reading of the article, this is a new application for Facebook but I am not seeing that this is anything new. They use a collection of photos to determine a depth map, and then use the depth map to create a wiggle 3D image. The interpolate – excuse me – use a “convolutional neural network”...

Facebook fuses VR, News Feed with 3D posts 

Facebook users can now interact with and use 3D content across the Facebook News Feed and its virtual reality (VR) platform called Facebook Spaces Source: Facebook fuses VR, News Feed with 3D posts – Business Insider Facebook’s concept of 3D is objects and characters modeled as 3D graphics. You can drag the objects around to give a sense of looking at them in 3D – but these are not stereoscopic 3D...

Adobe to increase the price of some Adobe Creative Cloud plans

Adobe announced a price increase for some Adobe Creative Cloud plans in the United States, Canada and Mexico. T Source: Adobe to increase the price of some Adobe Creative Cloud plans in North America | Photo Rumors Lightroom 5.7 was getting on in years and does not support two newer cameras I have. I’ve switched to Adobe alternatives. I will keep LR 5.7 (since that is one I did not have...

Snapchat to introduce “3D” feature (but is it 3D?)

As part of another movie promotion: Screen Gems is partnering with Snapchat again on a 3D lens for its upcoming fifthquel Underworld: Blood Wars. Source: ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ Tie-In: Screen Gems & Snapchat Reteam | Deadline From the various news reports, it sounds like its a 360 degree view. As you rotate your phone about, you see the full 360 degree panorama (or may be sphere). It does not sound like...

#ELSEWHERE introduces #3D viewing system based on iPhone and viewing lenses

It’s a $50 setup that says it dynamically converts any image or video screen into 3D, doing a 2D to 3D conversion. It works in conjunction with an iOS app. Looks like it uses the iPhone camera to collect images, the app to do a 2D to 3D conversion into side-by-side viewing, and then uses the “3D viewer” to enable parallel view on the Phone screen’s side by side image. I think....

The demographics of camera users

The author, at the link below, notes that those under 30 predominately use their smart phone to take photos. Older travelers use compact point and shoot cameras, and middle aged and older often shoot with higher end DSLRs. One thing I noticed on my trip to the UK , specifically London, was the abundance of cameras. Source: Cameras, Cameras, Everywhere | Garden Walk Garden Talk A recent Nikon item said that 55% of...

Using 2 cameras to create fake narrow depth of field images

Small sensor cameras – such as smart phones and point and shoot cameras – are unable to create significant blurring of the background or foreground. Narrow depth of field is mostly limited to large sensor cameras – or to long telephoto shots. But, two camera sensors may be used to measure depth in the scene. One camera is used for the actual photo and the second for depth. Parallax, or the difference...