Monthly Archive: December 2011

Shot more 3D video today

Shot using two Lumix GH-2 cameras. Edited in Magix Movie Edit MX Pro (version 18). Here is the red/cyan anaglyph version. Requires red/cyan glasses and best to watch in 1080p. Here is the Youtube multiple format version. Click on 3D in the viewer bar, at bottom right, to select your preferred viewing format. When I watched this, the red/cyan version seemed seriously misaligned versus my native red/cyan version, above.

The coming of age of 3D?

3D movies have been around for 40 to 50 years, but the genre has never taken off. Shooting 3D in film was very complex and 3D was often used primarily as a gimmick to make the movie different, not to tell the story.  Hence, few movies have been seen in 3D. In the past decade, the big change has been digital technology that makes shooting, editing and fixing 3D video “footage”...

First 3D video attempt now online

I posted my first attempt at a short 3D video. I made numerous mistakes in both shooting and editing this but it was a huge learning experience. I will be gradually shooting a lot more 3D video over the months to come and will learn many new things with each one that I shoot and edit. This video was shot using two Lumix GH-2 cameras on a home made interaxial rail....

A 3D Camera Rig

Last night I built an aluminum 3D camera rig that holds two cameras for either still or video photography. My own interest is in shooting 3D video. The rig is small, light weight, easy to transport and will hold any modest sized still or video camera. I stole the construction idea from someone else and will pass all that along “soon”. I hope to “soon” start shooting 3D video with two...

Low end camera and camcorder sales dive, expensive cameras rise

Study: Smartphones Putting Serious Hurt on Point-and-Shoot Camera Sales | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. Smart phones are replacing the very low end still and video cameras. 2011 versus 2010: Point and shoot camera unit sales down by -17% “Pocket” camcorder unit sales down by -13% Traditional camcorder unit sales down by -8% High end point and shoot cameras (10x zoom are larger) up by 16% High end detachable lens cameras...

“Peter Jacksons Hobbit Wont Save 3D Movies”

I think this writer is off his rocker: Peter Jacksons Hobbit Wont Save 3D Movies and Thats a Good Thing – Forbes. He argues 2D movies are better and will be better still when shot and projected at 48 fps instead of 24 fps. Okay. He then says that 3D adds nothing to the viewing experience. Hmmm. Except that real life is, you know, in 3D.  And the author’s argument seems to...

Hack for Canon DSLRs adds HDR video capability

Works on 550D, 600D and 60D – I think the way it works is to record in 60p but switches the ISO between adjacent frames. The final video is then recreated in post by blending the two different exposures happening every other frame. Very neat idea!  See HDR video firmware for Canon DSLRs? Magic Lantern adds new features! | planet5D – HDSLR community.