As a 3D stereographer, I am always aware of the 3D space in front of me. And when shooting 2D, I often wish I was shooting 3D!
The key idea, in this linked column, is that by learning to see in 3D, we can improve our 2D photos. You might think “seeing in 3D” is obvious – after all we see a 3D world around us. But truly, as 3D photographers know, learning to see in 3D is a technique all unto itself.
About negative space, looking 3D and some other things.
Source: About negative space, looking 3D and some other things. By Dirk Dom – STEVE HUFF PHOTOS
Films like “Batman v Superman” show that the 3D format still has a lot of life left
Source: Don’t Leave 3D for Dead: Why the Movie Model Remains a Global Force (Guest Blog)
While the 3D consumer-space market has diminished greatly, 8 of the top 10 films last year were in 3D and 3D ticket sales made up a huge part of the revenue of films released in 2D and 3D.
The new Apple TV has support for stereoscopic 3DTV content…
Source: STEREOSCOPY :: The New Apple TV Has Support For Stereoscopic 3DTV
Using Sony Vegas Pro (and presumably newer version of Sony Movie Studio)
- I used the MainConcept AVC/AAC (*.mp4, *.avc) codec
- I selected Custom Frame size and set width to 3840 and height to 1080.
- I set maximum bps to 40,000,000
- I set average bps to 32,000,000
- On the Project tab, I set Stereoscopic 3D mode to “Side by side (full)”
- Upload the file to Youtube
- Add the following as individual “tags” in the Youtube “tags” section:
After Youtube recodes the video, the viewer will include 1440 HD and 2160 4K viewing options. Select your 3D viewing options and select 2160 4K – note, you need a fast Internet connection. This produces a much higher quality 3D image than the normal Youtube 3D configuration.
Using Magix Movie Edit Pro (version 13 – should work on 14 too)
- Compress the output to an mp4 video as 3840×2160 (not 1080). This creates a vertically stretched “half frame” on the left and right – however, since its 1920 wide, we end up retaining all of the original 1920×1080 on each stream.
- Set to side by side, half frame (didn’t work for me when I set to full frame side by side)
- Select a high bit rate such as 40 Mbps or faster
- Upload to Youtube with the tag yt3d:aspect=15.99:9
- In Advanced settings, select “This video is already 3D, and then select “Side by side: Left video on left side”.
After encoding, this shows up as a 4k 2160 3D video and plays as you would expect, but at a much higher image quality.
As you know, everything in Las Vegas is a little out there. Inside the enormous Venetian hotel and casino there is a canal and gondoliers shuttle visitors along the interior canal, while singing.
This was taken with a Fujifilm W3, handheld, at probably 1/30th or 1/15th second (I didn’t check the EXIF) and ISO 800. The Fujifilm W3 becomes quite grainy at ISO 800 but it was needed in this poorly lit area.