3D Variable High Frame Rate Tested in Canada
On August 17-18th, 2012, staff from the S3D Centre (Vancouver, Canada) directed the first variable rate high frame rate (HFR) shoot ever.
"L'âme Soeur 3D" (Soul Mate 3D) is a dual short film / applied research project that takes full advantage of HFR technology. Shot on the RED Epics on a motorized Kernercam stereoscopic 3D rig in both standard and high frames rates, the movie uses the most recent advances in technology to investigate questions the S3D crew has been studying for the past year:
- If technology were capable of capturing and displaying a complete narrative that incorporates variable standard and high frame rates, what are the creative benefits/drawbacks of doing so?
- Does the utilization of HFR as a ‘tool’ in this regard change the immersive experience for the viewer?
We suspect that the question of whether or not to utilize HFR in a stereoscopic 3D film within a narrative context depends largely on the creative intent of the film itself.
Interactive Autostereoscopic 3D Screen is Kind of Magic...
James Tompkin is a researcher at UCL (University College London, UK)and post-doc at Max Planck Institute. His interests are clearly in 3D stereoscopy. With several colleagues, he demonstrated what can be described as the grand-grand-son of SketchPad, the first interactive computer program ever demonstrated 48 years ago.
The device presented in the YouTube video here under is at the same time an autostereoscopic 3D display and a sensor surface able to acquire 3D movements of a light pen. Check yourself the 5-minutes video. Do not forget to revisit this web site in another 48 years for the next version...
This Guy is Paid to Work on a 200 Inches 3D Interactive Screen
Visualization pioneer Barco (Belgium) has teamed up with Rice University and AVI-SPL to develop its visualization wall at Rice’s Chevron Visualization Laboratory, allowing scientists to transform detailed data into 3D imagery.
- Display size : 200 Inches.
- Resolution : 7680 x 4320 pixels
- 3D : 120 Hz with active glasses and head tracking
This visualization solution uses Barco’s OLS-521 3D stereoscopic video wall displaying data generated by Rice's first 3D visualization project, the Data Analysis and Visualization Cyber-Infrastructure for Computational Science and Engineering Applications (DAVinCI).
Is Frontal Projection Autostereoscopic 3D Possible?
South Korea is a country showing a very strong interest in 3D stereoscopy. If any proof is needed, the recent publication by scientist Youngmin Kim from Seoul National University and his colleagues from three other South Korean institutions is titled "A frontal projection-ty three-dimensional display".
"This is the first report that describes a frontal projection-type auto-stereoscopic display based on a parallax barrier and integral imaging by using a projector. Experimental results that support the proposed method are provided."
Fully Automatic Stereo-to-Multiview Conversion
"Fully Automatic Stereo-to-Multiview Conversion in Autostereoscopic Displays" is the title of the paper that will presented by distinguished scientists (and long time readers of StereoscopyNews) Peter Kauff, Ralf Schafer, and colleagues from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications Heinrich Hertz Institute (Frauhofer HHI, Berlin, Germany) on Sunday September 9, 2012 at IBC in Amsterdam.
The IBC organizing team announced today that the paper will receive the IBC2012 Best Conference Paper award. The award is recognizing the quality of the HHI research in the field of autostereoscopic software but also the clarity of the explanations on this very difficult to understand matter.