Monthly Archive: December 2012

Tacoma Waterfront in wide stereobase – deep 3D image

The left and right images were taken about six feet apart using one Lumix GH-2 camera, creating a deep sense of depth in this red/cyan anaglyph 3D image. With the wide stereo base, the 3D effect is visible out to perhaps 1200 feet (400 meters). I was lucky in that I found a brief moment when there were no cars on the freeway and the train was stopped! I also discovered...

Sharing photos online – privacy and ownership

My friend Jeff has good thoughts on retaining ownership and control over the photos you put online:¬†Sharing Photos Online – Jeff’s Ramblings. Related articles Why I’m sticking with Flickr Instagram Outrage Over Photo Ownership Users vow to dump Instagram as it takes ownership of all images Facebook Photo Privacy Breach After Backlash, Instagram Backpedals A Bit On Changes To Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy Instagram backtracks after user privacy revolt...

24 fps, 48 fps, 60 fps? Where will film making go?

WETA head Joe Letteri talks reactions to HFR‚Ķand what frame rate will the industry settle on? I do not yet understand the controversy (hope to see The Hobbit in HFR soon). Many TV sports programs are shot in 720p/60 frames per second and I’ve shot video at 60 fps. I’ve also shot video at 24 and 30 fps. Each has its place. And what about high frame rate video games which...

Comparison of Lumix 3D1 versus Sony TD10 3D Video cameras

The Panasonic Lumix 3D1 is a compact 3D still and video camera while the Sony TD10 is a larger, traditional styled video camera that shoots 3D video and some stills. Both are described as 1920×1080 3D video resolution; however, due to the way the video is encoded in each camera, the Lumix 3D1 is shooting at 1920×1080 but encoding in the squeezed 960x1080x2 mode. That is, the left and right images...

Online 3D Photo Web Sites

The following web sites are more than just Flickr – they provide online 3D editing tools. You typically upload two images, a side by side 3D image or an MPO file – and then make alignment and other changes “in the cloud”. Once done, your finished 3D image can be stored in your online photo gallery and viewed in multiple formats, as selected by the viewer – such as side by...

Sony Bloggie 3D being discontinued too?

I noted that the Fujifilm 3D W3, the Lumix 3D1 and the Toshiba Z100 are showing up as discontinued or low availability. Now, I just spied the Sony Bloggie 3D showing up at an Electronic Closeouts distributor. We will likely see new models announced in 2 weeks at the 2013 CES. I have read that the Fujifilm W3 and the Sony Bloggie 3D sold in good quantities. On Youtube, there are a lot of...

Sample Sony Bloggie 3D Video footage

Found this posted on Youtube: Animal%20Kingdom%20Parade%20-%20Sony%20Bloggie%203D%20Footage%20-%20YouTube. The Sony Bloggie 3D is about the size of a smart phone and shoots 3D video in 2x 960 x 1080p. The 3D quality is quite good for such a small camera, although in this sample, the vertical alignment appears slightly off but would be fixable in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.