Monthly Archive: October 2012

New 3D-capable Set Top Boxes Coming from ZTE

Says the new STBs will support Internet content: ZTE Corp. 763, China’s second-largest maker of telephone equipment, plans to release digital set-top boxes for 3D television services that will run Google Inc. GOOG’s Android operating system. via ZTE Plans 3D Digital-TV Boxes Operating Google’s Android – Bloomberg. Which is why I think 3D is going to occur via the Internet more than the traditional broadcast pipes, particularly while 3D is a...

Video: Pvt. Hugh McLaughlin (1835-1906)

A mini documentary I produced today. Was invited to record an honorary ceremony and headstone dedication for Pvt. Hugh McLaughlin (b.1835-d.1906). He was buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace in 1906 but his grave was unmarked and his Civil War service was unknown. Local Civil War history enthusiasts, re-enactors, and others took part in a graveside ceremony to honor Hugh McLaughlin. In attendance were a granddaughter, great granddaughter, great great granddaughter and...

Powerpoint slide shows in #3D

Interesting idea: Presente3D is an easy to use add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint that allows you to easily take any existing MS PowerPoint slide and make it 3D in minutes. via Presente 3D adds Stereo to PowerPoint for $59. For now, a niche market, but an interesting idea as glass free displays begin to become common. Although, if this takes off, undoubtedly Microsoft would add similar 3D support directly to Powerpoint –...

New Magix Movie Edit Pro 2013 – 3D editing problems

Update 2013: Two software updates later, the problems with the initial release of MEP 2013 appear to have been fixed. The 2013 version is significantly faster than previous versions too. More details are here. After hours of experimentation I conclude that the Magix Movie Edit Pro 2013 is not usable for 3D editing at this time. MEP 2013 added numerous 3D performance improvements; unfortunately, it introduced numerous defects to the 3D...

Felts Field, in #3D anaglyph

Two photos taken using dual Kodak Playsport Zx3 cameras with their tiny wide angle lens adapters. Not bad for a 5 MP camera – I bought two of them, used, for $75. The little wide angle adapter were practically given away by Kodak as they have left the digital capture business and I was lucky to rummage through their online store as the price went down to really low. Both photos...