Monthly Archive: December 2016

2016 worst year for camera sales in 15 years

While the Camera and Imaging Product Association statistics have 2016 looking like the worst year for camera sales in over 15 years, one research group is anticipating growth in the industry. The biggest factor? Social media. Source: Social Media Could Help Drive Camera Sales, Study Suggests | Digital Trends

Freedom of the Press Foundation seeks encrypted camera recording technology

A group of filmmakers and journalists are seeking for camera makers to create encrypted recording capabilities into their cameras, at least in professional camera models. The intent to is make it difficult for prying eyes (including police or government agencies) to access their work, even in the field, when the data is still in the camera. Source: Camera Encryption Letter

RagingWire Data Centers provides a VR 3D tour of their data center

This is not a stereoscopic 3D tour but more of a high resolution VR tour that uses wide angle, detailed imagery that you can move around and look around within, to give a sense of 3D. This is a good example of interactive VR tech used for a tour – this same concept could be applied to any building, property – or facilities such as museums. Source: CA3 Data Center –...

Kodak introduces Ektra: a 21 MP camera with Android smart phone

This is a smart phone designed specifically for photography enthusiasts, with a 21 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera and a 13 megapixel front camera, plus 4K video. Kodak calls it a “photography first” smart phone. It even includes an actual shutter button. ?A Kodak smartphone aimed at photographers has gone on sale at a pop-up store in London. Source: Kodak Ektra ‘photography first’ smartphone goes on sale – The Irish News This...

Near Sighted VR Augmented aids the legally blind

This is a tremendously important application for those with central vision loss, potentially enabling them to see details again through augmented reality viewing: “Are you legally blind or do you have low vision? Then Near Sighted VR might be right for you!” Source: Near Sighted VR Augmented Aid 2.0 | Indiegogo Watch this video to see what this is about. Keep in mind that 25% of those over 65 suffer some...

VR 360 and VR 3D are very cool

While I created QuicktimeVR 360 still images that could be viewed online, more than a decade ago, and while I was shooting 3D video many years ago, I was a bit slow to play with VR. What changed my mine was watching a VR 360 video from inside an aerobatic aircraft formation flight. Since I used to pilot light aircraft, I know what I want to be looking at when I...