Walking In The Mall


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° virtual reality.

Look at the skyscrapers in this scene from the viewpoint of the average dummy standing on the ground!
It’s too hot to hike on the trails today, so my plan was to go walk in the mall.

This 360 3D VR scene was created in Blender.
The 3D live-action video was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder.
Compositing was done with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13.

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Crash Reenactment


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° Virtual Reality.

Not only do I have serious turkey neck going on in this video, along with stray hairs on my shoulder and back, I haven’t taken a shower yet.
But I want to try and do a reenactment of my recent Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 crash, so maybe we can figure out what went so terribly wrong.
Rotate the view to see a wall of vines reaching for the sun.

Created in a spherical stereo Blender project, then composited and rendered with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 and HandBrake.
The 3D video was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder.
The 3D background photo was shot with a Fujifilm W3 3D camera.
The flat 2D background was shot with my cell phone.

Grabbing The Bull By The Horns


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Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 is crashing again! I’m trying to grab this bull by the horns, but I might go ahead and install an old, moldy version of Adobe Premiere, just for emergencies.
Hopefully Magix, the new owners of the Sony software, will finally work the bugs out, or create a long overdue updated version that actually works! 😦

Created in a spherical stereo Blender project, then composited and rendered with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 and HandBrake.
The 3D video was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder.
The 3D background photo was shot with a Fujifilm W3 3D camera.
The flat 2D background was shot with my cell phone.

Room For More Stuff Inside My Computer


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° Virtual Reality.

You can take a look around inside my computer in this 360° 3D virtual reality video, while I decide whether or not I should buy a second hard drive.
The 3D background photo of the inside of my computer was shot with my cell phone, using the “cha-cha” method when you shoot a photo for one eye, then move the camera to the left or right and shoot a second shot for the other eye.
The 3D video in the foreground was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder.

Created in a spherical stereo Blender project, then composited and rendered with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 and HandBrake.

Google Cardboard vs. Gear VR


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In this 360° 3D virtual reality YouTube video, I show and talk about why I prefer to use Gear VR with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, rather than Google Cardboard. Being able to adjust the focus is extremely important!
This 3D video was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder, then converted to a 360° spherical stereo 60fps UHD video. I used about 1/5th to 1/6th of the typical amount of net deviation (stereoscopic depth) that I usually use in my 3D YouTube videos. This is based on close to a 65 degree hFOV through Gear VR and Google Cardboard (360/65 = 5.5).

My New Virtual Reality-Ready Computer


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° Virtual Reality.

Hopefully this time next week I can laugh at this 1920×1080 HD 360° 3D virtual reality video, since I should have my new virtual reality-ready HP ENVY 750-220 PC up and running full speed ahead.
UHD 3840×2160 60p 360° virtual reality, here I come, baby!
The 3D video that you see in the opening view, provided your gyro is working, was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder.
The two 3D photos to the left and right of the 3D video were shot with a Fujifilm W3 3D camera.
The vehicle in those photos is my 1996 Ford Explorer SUV.