Monthly Archive: June 2012

3D-Con Announced in Costa Mesa 25-30 July

Wish I could go: The 38th National Stereoscopic Association Convention “3D-CON” is planned for July 25-30, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California, USA. Come immerse yourself in some spectacular 3D stereo over six action-packed days! This is the place to find cutting-edge stereo theatre, informative workshops, a stereoscopic art exhibition, image competitions, room hopping, a 3D auction, a large trade fair and a technical exhibit of new equipment and displays. via 3D-Con...

3D wedding video shot using RED Epic Cameras in 5k

I do not understand wedding videos, at all: Your Wedding Video Shot in 3D with RED Epic Cameras. The RED Epics and 3D rig weighed about 45 pounds – so portable! People spend a lot on a Hollywood-level production and then end up watching it later a couple of times. I do not get it.

For 3D, spacing between the lenses really does matter

I have been shooting 3D mostly using two GH-2 DSLR type cameras. Due to the width of these cameras, my interaxial lens spacing (the distance between the centers of the lens) is almost six inches. This spacing turns out to be much too wide (which I expected) for most subjects and is definitely too wide for anything closer than 15-20 feet from the camera. Using the wide spacing causes the left...

Magix Movie Edit 3D video encoding tip

I am using Magix Movie Edit Pro MX Plus for 3D video editing. When I am ready to encode my videos, I have been exporting them as MPEG4 video files. However, when I output red/cyan anaglyph for my own viewing (I do not have a 3D monitor), I have been disappointed in the compression quality. This became readily apparent today on some test shots that included grass, bushes, tree leaves and...

The 3D rig I used for a Civil War Battle Re-enactment 3D video

I used two Lumix GH-2 DSLRs to shoot 3D video. In this configuration, the lens centers are spaced about 6 inches apart which means that primary subjects need to be at least 15 feet and preferably 20 feet away from the camera to avoid 3D eye strain (convergence going bonkers). The cameras are screwed into a rail made of aluminum using 1/4-20 knobs picked up at a local hardware store. Audio...

Olympus E-PL1 for $149.95

43 Rumors | Blog | US stores: New low price for the E-PL1 and GH2 (And the 12mm SLRmagic in Stock). Apparently going to be replaced with new models soon 🙂

“ePhotozine Panasonic 3D lens review. Is the 3D hype over?”

43 Rumors | Blog | ePhotozine Panasonic 3D lens review. Is the 3D hype over?. I just bought one of these 3D lenses for $50 and so far, I have not quite figured what it might be good for. I thought with the close lens spacing, and a simple trick to use it with video (put tape over the electrical contacts), that it would be useful for close in 3D shots...