I’ve been playing with the Aiptek I2 3D camcorder while testing it in the last few days, and while it is far from being the best possible product for capturing 3D content. But considering the very affordable price of the Aiptek i2 available for less than $200 USD the results you get are actually quite good. It takes some effort on the user’s end to make good pictures, but the resulting quality is decent enough for viewing even on a Full HD 3D screen. Sure having an additional light/flash and stabilization could’ve helped into getting better results, but enough talking, you better take a look at some of the test photos I’ve taken with the I2. The photos were taken in different light conditions, so you can observe how well the camera performs with good lighting, with no so good and even during in low light and dark conditions. I’ve uploaded the test 3D photos to the 3DVisionLive.com web portal, so you can directly view them through the browser if you have 3D Vision.
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I’ve prepared two sample stereoscopic 3D photos in a Side by Side (JPS) format for testing the level of crosstalk/ghosting on 3D-capable displays, you can see how the files look like in the small versions above and in order to download the JPS files just right click on them and and select “Save Target As”. As you can see the test photos contain a photo only in one side and the other side is filled with white and black color in order to make the level of crosstalk/ghosting more apparent and easily viewable. Just open the two photos and look only through the left lens (close your right eye) in order to see the part of the image that is “leaking” from the one intended for the other eye. You can take a photo through the left lens and post the results below, just like the following examples…
Here is how the two test photos look like through the 3D Vision glasses’ left lens on a Samsung 2233RZ 3D-capable LCD monitor. As you can see there is ghosting visible with both test photos and there is a bit more at the top and bottom of the screen. The crosstalk you see here is due to the slower response time of the pixels on the screen and it is different due to the difference in transition between the displayed color on the photo and the white and black (the two extremes).
The situation with the test photos on Panasonic Viera VT20E 3D HDTV is a bit different, as there is no visual ghosting seen in the transition to white, but there is some ghosting visible with the transition to black (with some yellowish tint due to the glasses). Generally the plasma TVs have faster response time, but they are not completely ghosting free either, still the situation is better than on 3D LCD monitors as you can see comparing to the results from the Samsung monitor above.
You are also more than welcome to download, try, document the results on your 3D-capable display and then post the photos in the comments below, so that we can get a batter comparison between different 3D computer monitors and 3D TV sets…