Monthly Archive: August 2014

Brian May’s collection of 3D stereoscopic photography to go on display at Tate Modern

Brian May’s collection of 3D stereoscopic photography to go on display at Tate Modern

The Victorian craze for 3D stereoscopic photography is to be the subject of a major gallery exhibition for the first time – thanks to former Queen guitarist Brian May. via Brian May’s collection of 3D stereoscopic photography to go on display at Tate Modern – News – Art – The Independent. Perhaps lesser known, Dr. May is also an astrophysicist....

Olympus E-M1 firmware update will add “keystoning” feature

Olympus E-M1 firmware update will add “keystoning” feature

“Keystoning” refers to the distortion that occurs when the camera sensor is not in the same plane alignment with the subject and is very noticeable when, say, pointing your camera upwards at a building or big ship. According to this rumor, a firmware update to the Olympus E-M1 will provide a software feature in camera to correct for this distortion: (FT4)...

Hollywood buys up Youtube content

Hollywood buys up Youtube content

YouTube: Hollywood’s Hit Factory for Teen Entertainment – Businessweek. As mentioned on my blogs, Youtube is an advertisers dream for reaching young audiences. Big business – namely traditional Hollywood production companies – are buying up Youtube content, talent and “multi-channel networks”. As Youtube becomes a traditional commercial programming adventure – the “big stars” have turned into mini production companies with...

2015 Mobile phones to feature 4K video support and massive megapixel imaging

2015 Mobile phones to feature 4K video support and massive megapixel imaging

Suspect many phones will be shooting 4K video as well as the new Qualcomm smart phone chipset features 4K video encoding and decoding: 2015 will see handsets with 4K displays and 55MP cameras. It’s going to be EPIC. via Snapdragon 810 & 810: 4K Displays, 55MP Cameras & 64-Bit Android | Know Your Mobile. Android L is a future release...

4K GoPro Hero 4 expected to be introduced in October

4K GoPro Hero 4 expected to be introduced in October

GoPro Hero 4: 4k Video, New Processor and Release Date – Air Herald. 4k 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps 1080p at 120 fps 720p at 240 fps Wi-Fi USB port There are rumors that the Hero 4 will also have some sort of 3D capability, perhaps paired with another Hero 4 as was done with earlier Hero cameras.  

“Guardians of the Galaxy 3D” was implemented as a 2D to 3D conversion

“Guardians of the Galaxy 3D” was implemented as a 2D to 3D conversion

While the movie was designed to be a 3D movie, according this article, the 3D was created using 2D to 3D conversion effects: Aspect Ratios Will Shift in IMAX 3D ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – /Film. There is so much compositing of computer generated imagery that a 2D to 3D conversion might have been the simplest approach! Related articles Guardians of...