Posts Tagged ‘3D’

Top 10 Posts of 2011

It’s hard to believe the year is coming to a close already. Here are the top 10 most popular posts from 2011.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

New Guinness Record For Largest 3D Street Art

Reebok teamed up with two artists to create the world’s largest 3D street art, certified by Guinness World Records. I’m always amazed at how good they are at bringing these scenes to life. I’m still not sure if they draw perspective lines to begin with, use a projection, or if they are continually looking and adjusting from the perspective of the camera.

Vivitar's New 3D Camera is Only $99

If you are interested in making 3D movies, there is no need to shell out a lot of money. Vivitar’s new DVR 790HD is apparently only going to cost $99 in the United States. Not bad for a 5.1 megapixel video camera.

3D Laser Plasma Display

I’ve been very vocal about my dislike of 3D televisions, but three dimensional holographic displays look a lot more promising. This display developed by Burton, uses lasers to project 50,000 dots into mid air (or underwater) to create three dimensional objects. The technology is relatively new and has room for improvement, but I think it’s a fantastic starting point since all previous attempts at 3d are simulated, while this display is true 3d.

Lumix DMC-3D1 Dual Lens Camera

The same day they announced the GX1, Panasonic also introduced their new dual lens camera, the Lumix DMC-3D1. The two offset lenses allow for 3 dimensional photographs and video to be created. This isn’t a one use camera either, since you can toggle between the 2D and 3D modes. While I still think 3D is gimmicky, if you are looking to create three dimensional images, this $499 camera is probably the best way to go.

Behind the Scenes of The Hobbit with Peter Jackson

The latest video diary from The Hobbit was released a few days ago. In this behind the scenes video, Peter Jackson and crew explain the process of shooting in 3D. Since the RED Epic cameras they are using are relatively large, they cannot be placed side by side in the traditional method of filming 3D. Instead, one is mounted perpendicular to the other, and through use of a mirror, the two cameras are offset at the correct distance. If you are at all interested in the upcoming Hobbit movie, then this video is well worth the watch.

Transformers in 1D

If you are as tired of 3D movies as I am, then you will appreciate College Humor’s latest sketch. The following trailer gives a sneak peak at the upcoming Transformers movie, filmed in glorious 1D.

(As far as I am concerned, the only benefit of 3D televisions is that they brought down the price of regular HDTV’s.)

Microsoft is Creating a Holodeck

Star Trek fans around the world must be celebrating because Microsoft has posted this video showing what looks to be a holodeck. The display uses a Kinect system to track the user’s movements, therefore allowing the software to accurately project objects onto the plexiglass. It’s amazing to me how science fiction movies come up with these creative ideas long before they become reality.

Software Turns Photographs into Three Dimensional Environments

Once in a while we get to witness a ground breaking technology that literally changes our way of thinking. This new approach to manipulating photographs is really quite ingeniousness and has applications both in the 3D realm (imagine taking a photograph of your living room and inserting various pieces of furniture to see how well they fit) as well in the world of photography (imagine being able to replace or add items seamlessly into a photograph). You really need to see the following video to fully understand it’s capabilities.