SpatialView’s 3DeeCentral software for watching stereoscopic 3D content on iPhone got an update allowing you to easily capture photos in stereo 3D with the single camera available on the iPhone 4/4S and then to preview the photos in 3D on the smartphone. In order for this to work you need to use the 3DeeCentral software together with SpatialViews’s special adapter called 3DeeSlide for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that transforms the 2D display of the phone into an autostereoscopic 3D one (with reduced resolution in 3D mode). You can see a demonstration of the new 3D photo taking feature on the video above, it seems quite easy and there is a ghost image being displayed to help you take the second photo, and there is an extra adjustment phase for the two photos available after that, so that the resulting 3D image could be great. Not sure if the software can already take advantage of the improved camera features such as higher resolution in the iPhone 4S, most likely not yet as it requires the use of iOS 4.3 and not iOS 5 as a minimum. The only drawback is that you would need to move the 3DeeLens on and off the screen quite a lot if you are taking multiple pictures in 3D using the application. The interface could probably be easily tweaked, so that you will not have to do all the acrobatics with moving the lens that makes the screen in 3D and then removing it to see it back in 2D when taking 3D photos. Also sharing of the 3D photos you have taken with this application could be a bit limited, especially if you want to send it to someone that does not use the 3DeeCentral software. Also have in mind that the 3DeeCentral software is free, but it does not work on jailbroken iPhones.
January 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Other S3D Tech
June 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Shooting in 3D
Taking stereo pictures of things generally is not an easy task, because it requires you to have a two lens camera ot two cameras that can shoot the same thing from a little bit different angles. But there are other ways to achieve the same result with things you probably already have like an iPhone, iPhone 3G or even the latest iPhone 3GS and an adequate application to help you get the job done. Now I’m talking about the 3D Camera application by Juicy Bits that I’ll be talking about and it’s alternative that is called iStereo3D from Knowledge Link Corporation (I think this one is Japanese, although it is available in English).
Both applications are designed to be used on iPhone and they give you the ability to take two images of the same object from different angle so that they can later be combined into a stereo image, anaglyph one or even a moving wiggle picture. You just need to take two shots of the same object or scene while moving a bit the phone between them (left and right eye images) and to achieve best results you better use the same distance you have between your two eyes. After you take the left and right eye images the program can combine them into anaglyph, stereo or wiggle image and after that saving them on the phone’s photo album or directly uploading them somewhere. If you create an anaglyph image you can later on view it on your phone or computer with a normal anaglyph glasses, but if you save it as a stereo image you can view it on youir PC with GeForce 3D vision’s shutter glasses for even better results. In order to do that, after you transfer the image from the iPhone on the PC you’ll have to rename the JPG file’s extension to JPS and you’ll be able to open it with Nvidia’s 3D Vision Photo Viewer. If you’ve shot the images in normal and not landscape position of the phone you may have to first rotate the picture, so that it will be in the correct position for viewing in 3D stereo. The only drawback you’ll have (at the moment) is that the resolution of the stereo images you’ll get is low and you cannot output the images in full screen with enough detail on a Samsung 2233RZ monitor for instance when using your 3D Stereo Vision. If you own an iPhone and are interested into stereo imaging you should definitely try these two programs, they are not available for free, but at just $1.99 each you won’t have to think about getting them both. There are even a few other similar applications available on iTunes AppStore, so you may also try them, for instance: 3DeeCamera, 3DeeVUsion, 3D Fuser, Cam 3D, TwinShot3D…