A month or so ago I’ve mentioned about the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Custom Stereoscopic 3D Rig Collaboration Effort and now it seems the first good results are starting to come out. An initial victory with the hacked Panasonic GH1 (aka GH13) stereoscopic camera rig has been achieved by getting the two cameras work in sync with the help of the modified firmware and external sync controller. Of course there are some more things to be done to iron out the smaller issues and to achieve best possible quality and results… and of course to document everything well enough so others will be able to recreate the custom stereo 3D rig using two Panasonic GH1 cameras. The first demo video is also already available, so you can check out the results in anaglyph or Side by Side 3D format…
October 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Shooting in 3D
August 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Shooting in 3D
There is a collaborative project currently going on with the idea to build a custom stereoscopic 3D rig using two Panasonic GH1 cameras, hacked to use the with the amazing custom GH13 firmware hack over at the dvxuser forum. The Panasonic DMC-GH1 is a 12.1-megapixel micro four thirds digital camera with intercangeable lenses that can not only make high-quality photos, but also be used for recording Full HD 1080/24p or HD 720/60p videos with continuous autofocus. And with the help of the custom GH13 firmware hack the full potential of the camera can be realized, so in the end these cameras seem to be a very good choice for capturing high-quality Full HD stereoscopic 3D videos. Of course the issue that needs to be worked around in all custom 3D rigs is the proper synchronization between the two cameras and that is one of the main things that should be considered when working with custom solutions that were not designed to work in pairs for stereo 3D shooting.