Monthly Archive: January 2018

Walmart (U.S.) has a good collection of 3D Blu-ray discs for sale

You’ll need to page through the multi-page list to find the 3D Blu-Ray options but there are many. This is nice to see as 3D titles became harder to find for sale as the 3D TV market collapsed. Source: 3d movies on blu-ray – Walmart.com Also, 3D movie “pay for view” is available from 3dcrave.com whose 3D channel is available on Roku and the Amazon Fire.  

3d.coldstreams.com web site upgraded to use https security

This web site has been upgrade to use https secure access versus the older and non encrypted http. There is nothing here that is controversial or secret that needs protection. However, Google announced some time ago that it would downgrade search results for content that is not accessible via https. In effect, Google is forcing even hobby web sites to obtain digital certificates, which are marketed more for business use than...

Reporters still refer to 3D Goggles with a new twist: “goggle-free 3D”

Many biased reporters called 3D glasses “3D goggles” to insult the technology as best they could. They then simultaneously rave over VR helmets, which makes no sense. My 3D glasses are nearly identical to my reading glasses, but no one says I’m wearing “reading goggles”! And we don’t wear “dark goggles” when we drive on a bright and sunny day! Needless to say, another reporter has now invented the rude term...

Kodak announces KodakCoin cryptocurrency

More importantly, the block chain technology provides a way to protect intellectual property rights of photographers. This is a really big deal. In a couple of days, Kodak’s stock has tripled in value and the company transitions from a “has been” to a future oriented business.  

VR 3D, VR 180 stereoscopic cameras shown at #CES2018

Kodak Pixpro 180 – a VR 360 camera that unfolds, points both lenses in the same direction and turns into a VR 180 stereoscopic 3D camera! Vuze+  VR 360 3D camera Stereoscopic VR 180 3D cameras, built on Google’s standard, introduced High End – 8 camera VR 360 3D system I assume there is also something new from LucidCam as well. I will do a post at some point on re-formatting...

#Ricoh introduces software development kit, APIs for Theta V #VR camera #VR360 #CES2018

Yay! Ricoh announces a software development kit and partner program for third parties to add features to their Theta V camera. This is exciting – 4-5 years ago, I approached all the camera makers at CES about adding an SDK for their cameras. Panasonic was interested, Sony and Canon did not blow me off, but Nikon was stuck on stupid. Nikon told me that allowing third parties to add features to...

GoPro to end Karma drone product #GoPro #Drone #Drones

GroPro says that regulations in the U.S. and Europe are “hostile” to the drone business, without offering an  explanation. GoPro is getting out of the drone business. Here is a survey of regulations in Europe, including Russia range from hostile to drone usage to straight forward, depending on the country. Some countries require a commercial license if the drone takes any pictures at all, for example, and Sweden bans all photography...