Drinking From The Fountain


Once again demonstrating that the importance of holding a stereoscopic 3D camera perpendicular or level to the horizon or ground is a myth, let’s take a real drink out of this fountain, thanks to a modified 3D pop out effect in virtual reality. Also, let’s talk a little bit about spatial tracking audio…

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Live-action, 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Background created in Blender.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 processing with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro.

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Rubber Duckies Popping Out


As I explain in this VR180 gag, I’ve just spent much of the last month and a half inspecting thong bikinis down in Huntington Beach, and probably need to take a month off to recover.
BTW, this video was shot on the narrow walkway (or whatever they are called) outside a third-floor apartment, so I had to crop off lots of imagery to get it to work, i.e., I need more flat ground to work with.

View this video in 2D or in VR (2D or 3D) with a VR180-capable device.

Live-action, 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Background created in Blender.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 processing with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro 14.

Things That Pop Out


Today, I went to the park to look for things that pop out. I guess this is a skill that I have not yet acquired, probably because I always thought it was a gimmick for 3D movies, not something you actually see in reality.

View this video in 2D or in VR (2D or 3D) with a VR180-capable device.

Live-action, 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Background created in Blender.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 processing with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro 14.

Heating Up


This time let’s use a larger subject and a different ISO setting to check for strobing and motion blur.
The “camera is heating up and may soon stop functioning” warning is also very annoying.

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Live-action, 180 degree FOV 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 processing with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro 14.

Watch The Black Cross


I didn’t have a birdie to watch, so let’s check this black cross for strobing and motion blur.

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Live-action, 180 degree FOV 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 processing with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro 14.

Totally In Your Face


Let’s look at this video in 3D with our favorite VR viewer, and see if it twists our eyeballs out of their sockets. The main subject is only 6 inches from our eyes. We also want to look for other possible problems with the stereoscopy and image quality, so we can start experimenting with camera adjustments.

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Live-action, 180 degree FOV 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 metadata injected with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro 14.

Thirsty?


Here’s a short video looped three times for testing to see if we can see a 3D pop out effect in 3D VR180. Sorry I got my head in the way, but try to concentrate on the drinking fountain, which is our test object…
This one is converged at infinity, and we might want to see if introducing more negative parallax helps to force the pop out effect.

View this video in 2D or in VR (2D or 3D) with a VR180-capable device.

Live-action, 180 degree FOV 3D video recorded with a Lenovo Mirage camera.
Stereo audio recorded with a Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
VR180 metadata injected with Google’s VR180 Creator.
Additional tweaking with Vegas Pro 14.