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Stereoscopic 3D HD Video (3D Photos) by Cesar Sommer Photography

December 28th, 2009 · 13 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos


Cesar Sommer was kind enough to share with us an HD video (720p) slideshow, showing some of his impressive 3D photos from different photoshoots he did in 3D. The video is in Side by Side format, ready to be enjoyed by the owners of GeForce 3D Vision equipped systems, but is also viewable by the owners of other stereo 3D setups. There is even a lower quality anaglyph version available online on YouTube 3D that you might want watch if you only have a pair of red-cyan anaglyph glasses. And don’t forget to share your comments about Cesar’s work…

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David // Dec 29, 2009 at 04:22

    I’m at work but this is #1 priority download when I get home. Been wanting some real 3D material other than games to show to folks who come around. Thanks for the article/link!

  • 2 Marcelo Adriano // Dec 29, 2009 at 04:49

    i have tried this video but my 3d player ask a codec for it (?)

  • 3 Bloody // Dec 29, 2009 at 05:09

    You need to have Xvid, DivX, FFDShow or any other codec installed that is capable of decoding MPEG-4 video…

  • 4 David G. // Dec 29, 2009 at 10:19

    I happen to be a stereo 3d photographer myself (if you’ll allow the plug, my photography can be viewed in side-by-side format at http://www.daves3dphotography.com). Nvidia just recently started supporting still 3d images with their 3D Vision system, I believe using .mpo format images. I haven’t made the leap to using 3D Vision just yet, as I am waiting for the 24″ Ace monitor to become available, but it promises to be the superior method for viewing and editing my stereo photos, enabling use of the screen’s full resolution.

  • 5 Bloody // Dec 29, 2009 at 11:48

    Hi David, your photos look nice, but can you please provide a bit more high resolution versions as the ones on your website are a bit small and some of the detail is lost when viewed on 3D Vision equipped PC because of the small size.

  • 6 David G. // Dec 29, 2009 at 12:09

    Thanks…if you hover your mouse above the thumbnail images, you can click on the magnifying glass icon to get a larger image. If you don’t think that is big enough I’ll see about changing the template to produce larger images. Cheers.

  • 7 FuRrY321 // Jan 2, 2010 at 19:50

    @David G.

    I am interested in becoming a 3D photographer myself, but lack the money to build a rig with an Nvidia card and a 3d-capable display. However, when I do, I want to know what camera to buy. Are there any other cheaper alternatives to Nvidia’s $500 stereoscopic cam? Once I have built my rig, I’ll be seriously hurting for money.

  • 8 Thomas // Jan 26, 2010 at 10:41

    3 Bloody // Dec 29, 2009 at 05:09

    You need to have Xvid, DivX, FFDShow or any other codec installed that is capable of decoding MPEG-4 video…

    I have these codes installed, but still it would not play.
    The funny thing is that Windows media player plays it fine. It’s just the Nvidia 3d player that seem to have problems.
    Wanted to see this in 3D…
    Any help will be appreciated!!!

  • 9 Bloody // Jan 26, 2010 at 11:31

    Have you checked the codec setup page in the Options of the player?

  • 10 Thomas // Jan 27, 2010 at 10:56

    Thanks for replying.
    I checked the settings, but could not find any entry for mov file type. I see I have codecs for mpeg-4, Xvid, Dvix and FFdShow.
    Can you explain how I should set the options so that the 3D vision player will play this file?
    Thanks so much.

  • 11 Bloody // Jan 27, 2010 at 16:54

    Mov is just the video file container, the codec you need is needed to decode the video stream inside the container file. HD quality mov files usually have video encoded with H.264 compression so you need to setup a decoder for MPEG-4 AVC…

    Just have in mind that the video file from the links above is in AVI file format and is compressed with XviD, the other version in 1080p resolution of this video is using a mov container.

  • 12 Boris Starosta // Feb 1, 2010 at 21:53

    Hi Cesar, and congratulations on your enthusiastic entry into stereo photography. I hope you find some commercial clients for it – with the success of Avatar, there should be an increased interest in this type of imaging.

    I found your use of lasers to aim the cameras interesting, but I do not understand the purpose. You must precision re-align the images in post processing anyway, because even using lasers you can’t get a good enough alignment (down to pixel accuracy) between the two cameras. So why are you bothering with the lasers?

    Furthermore, pointing with lasers implies you are converging your cameras. While convergence is used in some cinematic image aquisition, you get an easier post-processing workflow if you shoot with your cameras parallel, i.e. with the sensor/image/film planes co-planar. Shooting with convergence introduces image distortions in the y-axis on that are not easily removed in post. I know, because I started shooting my stereo photographs using convergence (12 years ago), and have learned those lessons the hard way. (I acknowledge some shooting situations practically require convergence. Such as when you get very close to your subject. Then I fix the distortions in post.)

    Why have you not posted any stereo photographs on this blog? I’m trying to download your AVI video, but that’s a lot of effort, and I don’t even know if any 3d photography will be presented on your video. I’d like to see some of your 3d photography. (and to be fair, you can view mine at http://www.starosta.com/3dshowcase/).

    Finally, I would direct you and others with interest in stereo photography to the yahoo discussion group “photo-3d.” There are many people in the group who would be glad to answer technical and how-to questions.

    For example, to answer “FuRrY321”, you don’t need a special camera to shoot stereo-3d. You can do it with any kind of camera. You can use a method called “cha-cha” or more technically “sequential stereo.” Using any single camera method requires that your subject is motionless, however – but it’s a great way to start learning! Learn the basics first, then you’ll be better prepared to make your stereo camera purchase.

    Cheers, and good luck!


  • 13 Boris Starosta // Feb 1, 2010 at 23:54

    I finally got to look at the download video: quite nice, and worth the download time.

    Can be viewed side by side on screen with a Pokescope.

    There was some manipulation of depth in some images… curious about that.

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