Archive for May, 2009

3D Film Festival

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

Check out the traveling 3D Film Festival over in America @
www.3dff.org/3D_FILM_FESTIVAL.html

Anyone interested in creating a grass routes 3D Film Festival here in Scotland, contact:
emmatolmie20@hotmail.com.

3D Journal

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

A good source for all things 3D:
3D JOURNAL
http://www.3djournal.com/001/artic47.php

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

Check out other ways to start making 3D Film Today:

http://www.i-glassesstore.com/nuview.html
3D camera add on of the shelf. Not as fun as trying to make the 3D Stereo Cam yourself but if you’d rather get creative with the add ons see what you make of this, or try and make it yourself!

http://www.vrealities.com/nuview.html
Use the written notes on this site to make 3D camcorder
The NuView adapter uses a LCD, flat polarizing beam splitter which allows two distict views (left and right eyes) to enter the single lens of a camcorder, in order to provide a true Stereoscopic 3D image to be recorded and played back. A threaded optical adapter is first attached to the camera’s filter threads, which provides a stable, optically aligned bayonet mount for the NuView . After the adapter is attached, the camcorder is used in a normal manner to view and record. To duplicate true Stereoscopic 3D visuals, the adapter provides the user with a simple single convergence control, which allows you to converge on objects near and far.

Easy to use on/off switch & selector for 2D 3D Left & 3D Right
Full instruction manual and tape which walks you through how to operate and use the NuView comes with.

American’s Get Creative!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

Throughout all of my research it’s plain to see that America has the biggest resource available at your fingertips for all things 3D. For all you Stereo lovers alike or if you just like getting inventive check out this creative American who hacked into a CVS (American Chemist) through away Video Camera – Genuis!

http://g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/blog/post/467157/Modding-the-CVS-Camcorder.html

Also check out Digital Camcorder News for more easy, cheap disposable 3D camcorder action:
http://www.digitalcamcordernews.com/2007/05/the-easy-cheap-disposable-3d-camcorder

Build your own Stereo Video Camera: Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

Camcorder Grips/Arms – The Fun Part of Accessorizing!

I’ve started of with two types of camera mounts to see which ones give me the best movement with my camera rig but be playful see where it takes you, below are some great sites for inspiration!  Please look out for the WSCLATER site and Protodojo.

www.cameragrip.co.uk
Mini motion-cam stabiliser
£69.95
WB3 Wall/Ceiling Mount with Magic Arm
£93.96

www.jigsaw24.com
Camcorder Steady Mount
£21.85
Hague Mini Motion Cam (for small consumer cameras)
£63.25

www.steadycam.org

or DO IT YOURSELF:)  see how its done from two of these great examples
DIY Camera Stabiliser Steady Cam Design by WSCLATER
http://www.youtube.com/user/WSCLATER

DIY Steadycam
http://www.protodojo.com/content/2009/01/mini-camera-stabilizer-flip-float/
Thank you Protodojo for your slick sketch up design for Mini Camera Stabiliser – available for download @ www.protodojo.com
He also has some other cool DIY inventions!

Great for Plastic Grips and Wheels!
www.componentforce.com

Build your own Stereo Video Camera: Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

3D LANC Master camcorder controller:

Build your own from schematics at 3DLANCMaster_paper or order one pre-assembled from inddd.com.

Look out for the 3D LANC Master_Paper pdf for download!3D LANC Master

Build your own Stereo Video Camera: Part 1/Twin Camera Mounts

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 by EMMA TOLMIE

Twin Camera Mounting Bars:

I found these sites to be the cheapest!!:)Camera mounts

www.stereoscopy.com/jasper/twin-bar.html
Twin camera mounting bar
6” $64
10” $79

www.berezin.com
6” 69.95
10” 81.95

I chose to go with the 10″ Mounting Bar from Stereoscopy an American site to allow more versatility with fixing my additional apparatus.  An important point to note is making sure the Twin Camera mount you use lends itself to Stereoscopy Film as some Photographic mounts don’t allow the required distance needed between your Two Video Cameras.

I found researching two-camera stereography a good place to start with getting to grips with the required info.  Check out John’s 3D Guide:

http://www.crystalcanyons.net/Pages/3DGuidebook/TwinCameras.htm