Monthly Archive: September 2014

Youtube’s 3D support implemented by one s/w engr in his spare time

The implementation of the universal 3D video player on Youtube was the work of Google’s Peter Bradshaw, who thought of the idea of combining left and right images in to multiple 3D formats, right in the player. He built it in about 3 weeks time. That was then: How YouTube 3D Came to Be. For reasons unknown, as of September 30 2014, the user interface for the 3D video options has been...

Copyright scammers issue false copyright claims on Youtube videos

Read the whole thread: Help! I got a falsely accused Copyright Strike! – Google Product Forums. Anyone can make a copyright claim against others on Youtube, and start earning ad revenue off of your videos. This has turned into a cottage industry for scammers. If you contest their claims, they come right back and make bogus claims on other videos. The entire Youtube copyright mechanism is broken.

Nokia conducts an interesting research study on usage of 3D cameras by consumers

From Stereoscopy News and 3dstreaming.org: Abstract | Digital stereoscopic 3D cameras have entered the consumer market in recent years, but the acceptance of this novel technology has not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to identify the benefits and problems that novice users encounter in 3D photography by equipping five users with 3D cameras for a 4-week trial. We gathered data using a weekly questionnaire, an exit interview,...

Youtube’s Universal 3D Video Player has Vanished

All my tech decided to fail at once – you can read about that here – which is why this blog has been offline much of today and not updated much recently. Separately, Youtube’s universal 3D video player disappeared last night. Previously, the 3D player did not work in Chrome but was usable in FireFox, IE and Opera. As reported on the 3D TV Yahoo Group the 3D video player has vanished from...

USFS charges high fees for pressing red video button on your camera

Here is a link to the actual US Forest Service “Interim Directive” (ID). The USFS is proposing that this ID be made permanent. Please read the actual text for yourself: http://www.fs.fed.us/specialuses/documents/InterimFilmingQAimprovedjune10.pdf In summary, it says that: you do not need a permit for any still photography including commercial still photography as long as you do not use actors, models and props, or locations normally unavailable to the public. If you use...