Tagged: Google

Is YouTube losing hobby video producers?

Back in 2012, views of my hobby videos on YouTube collapsed. Views that had low thousands or occasionally tens of thousands of views were no longer being watched. I hypothesized then that this was due to a flood of new content on YouTube, diluting the views, some sudden change in viewer habits or that YouTube had changed something. Mostly this is due to YouTube changes. Starting in 2012, YouTube changed its...

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.

Google intros subtle “three dimensionality” to Android user interface

It’s subtle – page to the bottom to see the sample user interface: What is Google’s Material Design for Android? Appvigil – Android App Security Scanner. The software API’s provide new “shadow” features to enhance the Z-axis “elevation” dimension of a control or window. Details of the feature are available from Google. These effects are – so far – very subtle. I am not sure of the point of this –  its...

Youtube viewership skews very young

I reviewed the stats for my own Youtube channel and discovered that 77% of all viewers are between the ages of 13 and 44 and about 60% are between the ages of 13 and 34. Youtube does not present statistics on those under age 13 (think this is due to Federal laws to protect children) but there are third party reports that suggest the very young also view a lot of...

Hyper3DPhone – Android App – links two phones together for stereoscopic 3D photos

Hyper3DPhone – Android Apps on Google Play. Designed for taking hyperstereoscopic 3D images using two Android phones. Run the app on both phones (its free). Identify one phone as the left and the other as the right phone and then move the phones apart. The app communicates over Bluetooth to synchronize taking photos on both phones at the same time, giving you the left image on the left phone and the...

Macro Mondays? Time to ramp up close up 3D photography

Yesterday, on a whim, I shot some 3D close ups using my Canon SX1 IS macro wide angle lens feature. One of the examples I posted yesterday, and repeat again in this blog post. It occurred to me that we do not, exactly, see good 3D with our binocular vision on extremely close up subjects. In fact, when looking at things really close, it may be easier to shut one eye...

My first 3D wiggle animated GIFs

Both photos taken using a Lumix GH-2 and the 3D lens, which creates a MPO file. The MPO file was then processed in Stereomaker and resized to 400 pixels wide and saved as an animated GIF “3D wiggle” image. Tip – It seems that to upload animated GIFs to Google+, you need to be about 400 pixels or smaller. If the image is larger, Google+ converts it to a non-animated PNG...