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MPO2Stereo: Convert Fujifilm MPO files to JPEG stereo pairs

August 24th, 2009 · 12 Comments · Shooting in 3D

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If you’ve read my guide from 2 days ago on How to Convert MPO Pictures to JPS (Stereo JPEG) and you are one of the first owners of Fujifilm’s FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera this ne program might be useful for you. As you probably know Fujifilm is using the fairly new MPO (multi-picture file format) to store the stereo pairs of the pictures you shoot in 3D with their camera and there is still not many software applications that support this file format. Among one of the few is STOIK Imagic 5.0, but it a commercial product and if you need it just for extracting JPEG files from MPOs you’ll not be happy if you have to buy it. Fortunately the user cybereality at MTBS has written a small fee application called MPO2Stereo that completely replaces the need of STOIK Imagic 5.0, but you’ll still have to do some work in order to get the JPS files fro viewing with GeForce 3D Vision for instance…

The program MPO2Stereo just extracts the stereo pairs into a separate frames for left and right eye out of the MPO file you drag over the executable of the program or write as a parameter in command line. Yes it is a command line application, but even if you don’t know how to work with these you can still easily take advantage of its functionality by just dragging and dropping MPO files over it and then continuing to work with the extracted JPEGs. Of course it would’ve been great if the program joined the two files into a single side by side version and outputting a single file with JPS extensions, but still even at this moment it i quite helpful tool. So if you own a Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera and an S3D system of some kind like Geforce 3D Vision for instance this tool might be useful to you… ;)

To download the MPO2Stereo utility and for more information @ MTBS Forum…

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Ordering Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 from Japan

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

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The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera that is most likely the first portable consumer solution for taking Stereo 3D pictures and shooting movies in S3D is already available for some time in Japan and still only there. And since there is a lot of interest in this product from both Europe and USA from people that are using different solutions for visualizing stereo images and movies some guys in Japan have noticed a good opportunity. If you are very eager to get one of these digital wonders you can order one directly from Japan via eBay, it takes up to a week for delivery and will cost you between $600 and $640 for the camera and $20-$40 more for shipping. Still you’ll need to consider the additional customs tax depending on your country that you’ll have to pay and the VAT, but since there is no other way to get this particular digital camera for the moment it is worth buying it through eBay. The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera being sold online from Japan is of course a Japanese model, meaning you won’t get manuals in English, but the menu of the camera can be switched between Japanese and English so no worries. The power adapter is also an universal one that can be used within the AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz range so again no worries no matter where in the world you live. Personally I’m still considering between getting this camera and Viewsonic PJD6211 or PJD6221 (I’m on a tight budget), but one of the two is definitely going to be ordered by the end of the month… ;)

To view the current offers for Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 from Japan…

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