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#1194097 - 15/05/2013 22:10 3D camera ....Is this new tech?
ColdFront Offline
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I haven't seen a 3D camera prior to this news article today.


http://www.news.com.au/technology/smartp...c-1226643316434
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#1194146 - 16/05/2013 10:57 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
Jax Offline
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I'd never heard of them either. I'm still trying to get my head around 3D printers that can create working 3D human ears.. .
And because some people just like having more stuff, 3D pens. They do guns too apparently. Crazy.

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#1194543 - 18/05/2013 22:53 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
Dawoodman Offline
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Loc: Thoopara; Prossie/ Bayswater
3D cameras have been around since about a year after Avatar went on DVD sale..... some were pretty crap though and expensive
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#1194604 - 19/05/2013 16:11 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
boxsey Offline
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I've got 2 film 3D cameras. One has 2 lenses, one has 4. Interestingly, 3D photography goes way, way back to like, 1850.

The 2 lens camera is made to view prints with a stereoscope, like in the "olden" days, but more modern. The 4 lens one is made to have lenticular type prints done. It's pretty groovy, but a niche market, and you have to send overseas to have it done.

The digital ones...well, I guess they are aiming for 3D digital screens and glasses, rather than prints.

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#1194664 - 19/05/2013 22:13 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
ColdFront Offline
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Yeah I figured they'd be strictly for digital viewing. Still ,if they deliver a genuine 3d experience then the landscapes should be interesting.
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#1194702 - 20/05/2013 07:56 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
boxsey Offline
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Actually, my SLR has a 3D video function too. You have to be moving the camera....(so it can pair match images I guess) and they suggest using it for panorama style stuff. Never used it. Mostly because I don't have anything to view it on.

I really like the stereo photography prints though, vs video.

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#1194768 - 20/05/2013 15:21 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
CJI Offline
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Registered: 31/10/2005
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Loc: Victoria Point
I have a phone with a built in 3d camera utilising dual lenses approximately an inch apart. Being a phone, it isn't really any good in low light conditions, I imagine this one would have better performance. The LCD screen basically works in the style of the lenticular process and stacks the dual photos quite well. Exporting to non-3d displays results in 'flattening' to 2d (removal of second photo).

Unfortunately, due to parallax, landscape photos don't do too well as it has an effective range of about 0.3-40m. Backgrounds (particularly clouds) are left relatively flat, so you really need good foreground interest to dominate the shot.
Better results for long/ extreme-long shots would be achieved by mounting two separate cameras 30cm apart and processing with available software. Given that 3D displays are far from reaching market saturation, the options for appreciating such an effort are limited.

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#1195390 - 23/05/2013 20:19 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
Wild Wassa Offline
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Loc: NW ACT
When I was studying Scientific and Industrial photography at the Canberra Institute of Technology, I shared a house with a bloke who was also doing the same electives. Tony, was working for National Mapping, Auslig. Tony photographed historic buildings that had missing building plans. He photographed them in 3D so that plans could be redrawn to scale ... IIRC Tony called what he did image rectification.

Tony used to bring the images home. We would sit on the couches with the left and right images on the floor, between our feet, staring down at the images until they would click into focus and become extra dimensional. I remember the day when he brought home aerial images with a 60% overlap of Mount Everest and the Matterhorn ... the summit of the Matterhorn was level with my knees and the summit of Everest nearly touched my nose.

I spent a lot of time looking at 3D images when I was a student without stereoscopic optics thanks to Tony, and perfecting techniques and writing about B&W and RG and polarised sterio photographic techniques for both marine archaeology and molecular models. Good days.

Warren.





Edited by Wild Wassa (23/05/2013 20:27)
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#1250487 - 23/03/2014 05:00 Re: 3D camera ....Is this new tech? [Re: ColdFront]
KeanRJ Offline
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Registered: 15/03/2014
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Loc: Perth
Never heard about this before, sounds quite interesting...

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