Edd, 4 yrs old, loves space. He’s particularly fascinated with the Moon, Mars and astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong. His other interest in science is paleontology. Using an android slate, the game engine Unity and Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality plugin, Vuforia, it was easy to ‘resurrect’ Dinosaurs. Edd watched in fascination, using the slate as a director’s viewfinder as he tracked an animated Triceratops walk around his room.
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift, I felt it was time to send Edd on his first field trip, to the planet Mars… in Virtual Reality. [...]
Stereoscopic 3D production is heading beyond yesterdays generation of film makers, and it is refreshing to note that new ideas and hopefully new thinking will come about, as a whole new generation of 3D movie makers start out with 3D cameras, and yet not necessarily bogged down with thinking that only beam-splitters can shoot 3D! (with it’s associated aftifacts)
With my rant out of the way, I would like to introduce professionals that read this knowledgebase to assist the author of the below survey to help further the field of stereoscopic 3D movie making.
Stereo video capture artifacts – Survey
James Cameron, Carlos Saldanha : 3D Masterclass at Abu Dhabi Media Summit
It was a nice gesture by the organizers to invite Real Vision to the 3D masterclass featuring the legend himself, James Cameron. (cell phone pic: seated center).
The turnout for the masterclass was huge as expected, and filled the better part of the auditorium of the Emirates Palace hotel in AbuDhabi. No doubt, I was sure that the audience was there more to see and hear the man speak on 3D, than for actual “masterclass” type activities that comprise typical Stereo 3D workshops.
Alternative Reality, and 3D TV:
If there’s any doubt about the psychological impact that a Stereoscopic 3D scene is capable of on people’s minds, look no further than the military. Why does the military spend millions on state of the art Stereoscopic 3D visualization and display systems? The answer is simple – A Simulation of a real life scenario is the next best thing to actually being there.
The image above is not about training soldiers to kill more effectively, it is CAREN, a system built to help soldiers deal with PTSD, and other associated mental and [...]