Monthly Archive: September 2012

Perhaps my best 3D depth photo so far

Photograph of the “fishing pond” at the 2012 Spokane Valley Fest. Photographed using two Lumix GH-2 cameras, 14-42mm lens on the 14mm end. I really like how all the “clutter” creates very nice depth in this photo, plus the camera alignment was decent at the time of the shoot 🙂 Use red/cyan glasses for viewing this stereoscopic anaglyph image. Click on the image for a full size photo. [singlepic id=160 w=640...

#3D photo of fishing demonstration, for kids

Spokane Valley Fest, Spokane Valley, WA – September 2012. Fishing demo (for kids) at the (fake) water fall and pond in Mirabeau Park. Of interest, the only people to ask me about my 3D camera set up (two Lumix GH-2s on home made mount) were a group of six kids probably 2nd to 4th graders. They asked a lot of very good questions and I carefully explained how 3D photos work...

Morning Glory in #3D, Yellowstone National Park

This is a red/cyan stereoscopic anaglyph still frame from an HD 3D video. Equipment used was two Canon Vixia HF M301 consumer camcorders on a homemade mount.   I also photographed this as a 3D still image using two Lumix GH-2 cameras. However – notice the problem? The reflection in the pool really messes with the eyes in this 3D image. I think this means we need to be very careful...

MediaTek Launches “Cool 3D” – technology for #3D smart phone platforms

This would be a chip set and presumably support software for building 3D smart phone devices: The “Cool 3D” suite for MediaTek smartphone platforms includes support for stereo 3D cameras and displays, real-time 2D-to-3D conversion and an optimal 3D user interface that is designed to provide consumers with a stunning 3D experience. Two distinguishing features are “3D Cool Shot” and “3D Cool Show”. MediaTek’s “3D Cool Shot” solution supports a cost-effective...

“Flight of the Butterflies” in #3D – IMAX Film coming October 1

FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES IN 3D SOARS ONTO IMAX® SCREENS THIS FALL WITH WORLD PREMIERE EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA Epic New Giant Screen 3D Adventure Captures One of the Longest Migrations on Earth and the Inspiring True Story of One Scientist’s Stunning Discovery Portion of Film Proceeds to Aid Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts –> Link to theatrical trailer for this film NEW YORK, NY (September, 2012) – SK Films, a leading worldwide producer...

Why We’re Switching From Macs « Rocket Jump

FreddieW explains Why We’re Switching From Macs « Rocket Jump. I reached the same conclusion as FreddieW. After more than a decade of working on Mac, from the PowerPC to the quad core Mac Pro desktop, I have mostly switched to a quad core Windows 7 machine. The lack of real AVCHD support in FCP7, the FCP7 to FCP X mess, no 3D video support, the disappearing Firewire ports on new hardware,...