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stereoscopic 3D articles and reviews


Stereo-3D is a huge field with many interesting aspects. Stereoscopy is not only about 3D technology and stereo gadgets. There is also a creative part of the story.

All of these topics are subject of a variety of articles published right here.



BBC favours Super Hi-Vision over 3D
September 2012
 by Adrian Pennington

As part of the BBC`s debate into the long term future of broadcasting it pitted SHV against 3D during the Olympics - and guess which won?

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Data center to create 3-D map of the stars
September 2012
 by Dave Wilson

A new data center at the University of Cambridge Institute for Astronomy (IoA; Cambridge, UK) will process imaging data from a satellite to create the first three-dimensional map of more than a billion stars.

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Stereoscopic Roundness depends on Four Parameters
August 2012
 by John Wattie

If a round ball is moved further away in real life, it looks smaller, but it is still round. In a stereoscopic image, a round ball only looks round from one viewing distance. Read on to discover why this magic happens.

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What Went Wrong with Stereo 3D?
June 2012
 by Richard Leadbetter

It was supposed to be The Next Big Thing - a perfect storm of movies, TV and games. Why mainstream 3D is losing attraction and how John Carmack could change everything.

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Art of Stereo Conversion: 2D to 3D
May 2012
 by Mike Seymour

Stereo conversion, or dimensionalization as it is sometimes called, is the process of making stereo images from non-stereo traditional 2D images. This new updated version of that article covers The Avengers, Titanic, John Carter, Star Wars: Episode I, plus the newest techniques and approaches.

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Why Aardman shot its latest movie on Canon DSLRs
April 2012
 by Tom Barnes

The Pirates marks the first feature length film shot on DSLR by Oscar-winning British animation house Aardman, moving from specially adapted film cameras after successful trials in animated shorts and television advertising.

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Apple Invents a Killer 3D Imaging Camera for iOS Devices
March 2012
 by Jack Purcher

Apple has invented a killer 3D imaging camera that will apply to both still photography and video. The new cameras in development will utilize new depth-detection sensors such as LIDAR, RADAR and Laser that will create stereo disparity maps in creating 3D imagery.

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3D TV Display Technology Shoot-Out
September 2011
 by Dr. Raymond M. Soneira

An in-depth scientific comparison and analysis of the Active Glasses 3D TV technology from Samsung and Sony with the Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) 3D TV technology with Passive Glasses from LG and Vizio, including extensive lab measurements and viewing tests together with quantifiable 3D Visual Sharpness Tests.

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Captain 3D Presents...Volume, Lenses and other ideas
June 2011
 by Phil McNally

you have a choice on every 3D scene. Lens palette, character & scene volume and viewing comfort. Presuming you always want viewing comfort you have to find a balance between focal length and scene volume. Once you go past 40mm or 50mm on the focal length you have given up on finding balance for most shots in a movie.

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Stereoscopic Parallax
August 2010
 by Ian Cunningham

Stereoscopic images are viewed differently from real-world images, and require a level of understanding of the underlying optometrics in order to produce two images that will fuse together correctly. This article explains stereoscopic parallax with focus on the linkage of accommodation and convergence.

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Autostereoscopic Displays
July 2009
 by Ian Cunningham

Autostereoscopic displays are able to provide binocular depth perception without the hindrance of specialised headgear or filter/shutter glasses. The technology has existed for many years, and has been used to provide stereoscopic vision in research environments since the 1980’s.

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Stereoscopic imaging with a normal compound microscope
March 2009
 by Wim van Egmond

Recent technical developments and the introduction of the digital camera persuaded me to make a new dive into 3D microscopy. I discovered some promising methods to create 3D images with high magnifications. In this little article I want to show some of my recent results.

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Filmmaking adventures in stereoscopic 3D
March 2009
 by Christopher Werronen

The tools for creating 3D stereoscopic movies are now amazingly affordable. A few challenges remain, but you can easily see the possibilities. This article is about making affordable 3D movies.

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Stereoscopic Imaging Technology
July 2006
 by Michael Starks

Following some comments on the nature of stereo perception as it relates to stereo video displays, a number of areas of interest are briefly reviewed and accompanied by extensive citations from the patent and technical literature.

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