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The "Most Frames Per Second Incredibly Special Effects Award" Goes to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

The Oscars recognizes the achievements of actors or directors. There are even a few Oscars for effects, production, and the like, but the men and women responsible for stunning special effects are not recognized as they should. That's why Popular Mechanics, for the third year in a row, is recognizing the greatest visual effects in film. Among the awards, we pinpointed the "Most Frames Per Second Incredibly Special Effects Award" .

Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps): Each second, 24 images flash on the screen—just enough to make us see motion. Anything higher than 24 makes some people feel sick, but director Ang Lee wanted a smooth, immersive experience. So he shot Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk at 120.

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TwoEyes VR360° 4K video camera Backed by 700 Kickstarter Subscribers

TwoEyes VR may be the first 360° 4K video camera that truly mirrors human eyesight. TwoEyes VR is equipped with two pairs of 180° lenses placed 65 mm apart, the average distance between people's eyes. This design, allows you to capture 360° around just like your natural eyes would view the world. Guaranteed unparalleled realism through 360° social media platforms (Youtube 360, Facebook 360, Twitter 360), VR binoculars or 3D television.

TwoEyes VR was successfully funded through Kickstarter in February 2017. The first cameras are expected to be delivered between August and November 2017.

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Create 3D Depth Maps with DMAG11b - Improve Them With DMAG4

depth map is a black-and-white image that contains information relating to the distance of the surfaces of scene objects from a viewpoint. Dark pixels means the objet is far away, bright pixels means the object is close (or vice-versa). To convert a 2D image into any 3D stereoscopic format, you have to create a good depth map first. So, Depth Maps quality is key to good 2D-to-3D conversion. Ugo Capeto in a researcher devoting his life to improve the process.

Quick overview of the problem and some of the solutions Ugo developed here under.

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1900-1910 3D Stereograms Exhibited at the California Museum of Photography

The California Museum of Photography (CMP) at the University of California, Riverside presents “Michael Lesy: Looking Backward,” a new exhibition of 3D stereoscopic photographs and technology that presents a portrait of the world at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition opens March 11, 2017 and continues through July 15, 2017.

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Qualcomm Announces VR Toolkit for Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm wants to be at the heart of VR with the Snapdragon 835 processor. The recently announced Snapdragon 835 mobile platform VR development kit will give developers early access to a VR head mounted display (also known as an HMD) with the Snapdragon 835 inside it. This virtual reality development kit (VRDK) is supported by an upgraded VR software development kit that works with the head mounted display.

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