Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Real 3D W1: Fun!

I've been having fun with the Real 3D-W1 after getting Parallels working again under Snow Leopard, running StereoPhoto Maker ("SPM") under XP to read and process the .mpo files.

I'm slowly working on my own pairing pipeline, with keystoning for proper toe-in instead of horizontal offsetting... might be possible with SPM but I've just started to explore its features.

The big questions now are:
1) How to reproduce the 3D effect? Lenticular prints from FujiFilm for $7 are expensive, and I can't find a web site. Just ordered red/cyan anaglyph glasses and "Skweez-Vue:" viewers from to get started.
2) What to call this camera?! "W1" leads the pack; "Fujifilm Real 3D W1" is a ridiculous product name (and demonstrates why Apple is taking over the world).

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fujifilm FinePix "REAL 3D W1" is For Real

Production model
It looks like the Fujifilm 3D camera is arriving at Japanese vendors (!!!) and has evolved nicely from the boxy prototype shown a year ago.

The manual shows interesting features for adjusting parallax and for taking non-stereo twin-lens shots.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why I Trust Numbers, Not My Eyes

Confirmed-- spiral "blue" and "green" are both (254, 151, 255). Wow.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Looking In, Looking Out:
No OCO, but Kepler Made It

As investigators search for the cause of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory's launch "mishap", the successful launch of the Kepler spacecraft provided some relief for those of us giddy about humanity's ever-expanding observation of the big picture "here" and our hopes for what we may find "out there."