Monthly Archive: June 2015

Olympus introduces the Olympus Air for smart phones

Olympus Air A01 smartphone camera allows interchangeable lenses to be attached to your phone for DSLR quality photos. Source: Air A01 Smartphone Camera | Olympus It’s a micro four thirds lens holder that interfaces to your smart phone – effectively turning your smart phone into a smart camera with real lenses. The phone may be mounted on the interface, handheld away from the lens, or even a ways a way –...

Youtube announces 360 degree 3D video support is coming

Starting in the fall of 2014, Youtube began dropping support for 3D videos. Now, Google briefly mentions it will be launching 360 degree VR 3D support soon (it’s #7 on this video). Presumably, 3D VR will also support conventional 3D streaming again, as well.

Touchable 3D holograms 

Source: Scientists have created 3D holograms that you can touch – Quartz System uses lasers to create tiny bits of plasma in the air, which are touchable.

Holus’ desktop 3D Hologram

It’s a desktop 3D display that can be viewed from 360 degrees around. Watch the video here to see what they have in mind. I saw something like this at a conference that I think was an earlier version – the concept has interesting applications. I think the use case is industrial design, mechanical engineering scenarios and not entertainment (but they think it has consumer applications). Think of creating a 3D design in...

Sony introduces stunning new digital cameras, low light, 4K video, super slo mo

RX10 II: 1″ sensor, 4K video, 40x super slow motion, super high shutter speed (1/32,000 second) RX100 IV: The above, plus 16 fps continuous shooting @ 20.1 MP, EVF, software upgradeable A7 R II: Full frame, 42.4 megapixels, ISO 102,400. 5-axis image stabilization, 4K video, high bit rates Source: Sony Global – Digital Imaging

Google Ships 1 Million Cardboard Headsets for VR viewing

Google Cardboard is an inexpensive, simple way for consumers to try out virtual reality tech – using a simple lens/cardboard viewer and a smart phone, plus apps and various online content, consumers can try out VR for just a few dollars. Cardboard, with appropriate apps, is also a great way to watch 3D still and 3D video content. I have Google Cardboard and recommend it for those interested in trying out...