Things I Hate About The Beast


I’m back outside in the typical winter weather we get here in southern California, shooting stereoscopic 3D video with my image-splitter I call “The Beast”, since it has a five-inch stereo base. It has its challenges, though, so in this video I talk about the things I hate about it. I shot some cell phone photos of the area, so you can rotate the view and take a look at those. There’s also a close-up of The Beast on the left side of the video.
Have fun!

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

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

I Miss My Bicycle


I hope you enjoy this one. There’s lots to look at. There’s cows, palm trees and cell phone photos, including one of The Beast, which is the image-splitter with a five-inch stereo base that I used to shoot the live-action 3D video.
Have fun!

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

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

Sunscreen


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

Wearing sunscreen here in southern California is extremely important, and I’m doing everything I can to remember to wear it every time I go outside.

Back to 3D with this composited live-action video, recorded with my Sony camcorder mounted on my image-splitter with a 5-inch stereo base that I call “The Beast”.
I got lazy compositing 2D videos, lately—correcting the keystone distortion then applying the proper barrel distortion for this image-splitter is a huge pain in the butt!

Created with Blender and Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13.

I Forgot How To Use This Thang!


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

I was going to get out early this morning and do some runnin’ and gunnin’ for a 360° 3D virtual reality video, but hadn’t played with my 5 inch image-splitter, *The Beast*, in so long, I almost forgot how to use it! By the time I got it set up, it was so bright and sunny outside, I needed to put a polarizer filter on the lens, but couldn’t remember if it worked with *The Beast*.
I used a Spherical Stereo Blender template to determine the degree of spherical wrap I needed with the 1.5% of net deviation in the video, to insure the depth won’t hurt anyone’s eyes, which ended up being 130 degrees.
Next week I should be totally ready to get out there into the real world and finally do some serious 360° runnin’ and gunnin’!