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
October 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · General 3D News
As expected today Apple has announced their next smartphone in the iPhone range, the new device is called iPhone 4S (not iPhone 5) and contrary to all the rumors about the new iPhone getting stereoscopic 3D support it does not come with a 3D display or a camera. The new iPhone 4S is just an upgrade of the previous iPhone 4 following the same path Apple went on with the iPhone 3G and 3GS update. Apple may have decided to add stereo 3D capabilities to their mobile smartphone in the next version that may as well be called iPhone 5 or iPhone 3D or whatever, but for now you are stuck with the nice high-resolution Retina display in 2D and a new 8 megapixel 2D camera. The only thing you get to have in dual is the dual-core A5 processor… so Apple will not yet join the battle of the 3D-capable smartphones and will not directly compete for now with LG’s Optimus 3D, HTC’s EVO 3D or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 3D, at least in terms of stereo 3D capabilities. The new iPhone 4S will start appearing on the market on 14th of October, in black and white versions and with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations for $199, $299 and $399 USD respectively. Initially iPhone 4S will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, then iPhone 4S will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries by the end of October including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. And until the end of the year it should be introduced in 70 more countries around the world…