Heaviest Rain In Years


Checking tomorrow’s weather forecast on my cell phone, since I heard on the radio we are supposed to get the heaviest rain in years here in southern California.

Also uploaded to Facebook. Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° virtual reality.

Created with Blender, Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, Reaper and FFmpeg.

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Crash Reenactment


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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


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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.

360° Reverse Engineering


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Here’s an attempt at reverse engineering my 360 3D virtual reality cubic illusion gag, by shooting a random 3D photo with my Fujifilm W3 3D camera, measuring the net deviation, which ended up being about 1%, then wrapping it around a 120 degree portion of a sphere in a Blender Spherical Stereo project. (Whoops, silly me—it should have been a 195 degree portion, since the hFOV of Google Cardboard and Gear VR is about 65 degrees—next time, baby, next time!)
The background is a 2D photo of my new 16 GB of RAM (just to the left of the 3D photo), shot with my cell phone, wrapped all the way around a sphere.

Look At The Fox


I’m testing my realtime VR capture setup in this video, but I converted it to a stereoscopic 3D video for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
There’s a bit of vertical parallax in a couple of these scenes, so be careful. :/

Viewable in 3D and 2D.
Get a free pair of 3D glasses by searching Google for “free red/cyan anaglyph glasses”.

My tools for making this video:
Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone
PC audio capture via Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Vysor cell phone-to-PC screen capture (Beta): http://www.vysor.io/
Open Broadcaster Software (free): https://obsproject.com/
Google Cardboard Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo&hl=en
Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope