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GoPro 3D HERO System: Mounting Tips Official GoPro Video

May 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Shooting in 3D

GoPro has released an official video showing some mounting tips for their GoPro HERO 3D accessory for using two GoPro HD HERO or HD HERO 2 action cameras for capturing footage in 3D. They recommend using dual mounts for attaching the 3D HERO in high vibration activity in order to reduce the negative impact on the recorded video. You can watch the short clip embedded above to see the mounting tips and it would’ve been nice if they also included some real world mounting examples showing the different mounts.

For more information about the GoPro 3D HERO System for shooting in stereo 3D…

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SnapilyPro is an Online 3D Digital Lenticular Printing Service

May 1st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Shooting in 3D

SnapilyPro is an online lenticular 3D digital printing service for professionals that allows you to print all sorts of products showing 3D depth or movement/animation on a print – this includes things like invitations, name cards, big posters, lanyards, business cards, event promotions, displays, entry tickets and much more. I’ve already mentioned Snapily’s 3D application and photo printing service here on the blog, but SnapilyPro is a more advanced service offering much more options.

Lenticular printing is a process where a lenticular lens is used to produce images with an illusion of depth, change of image or movement. When viewed from different angles, different areas under the lens are shown to the viewer, and since these views are specially arranged under the lens – each eye gets to see a different view and the brain then processes these views to a single coherent 3D, Flip or animated images. This is pretty much the easiest way to make 3D prints that don’t require the viewer to use any kind of glasses to get a sense of depth or movement and it doesn’t cost that much at least for smaller size prints.

Lenticular technology actually dates back to the 1690s when Gois-Clair, a French painter, discovered that he could achieve a dimensional effect on canvas by interposing a grid between a viewer and a painting. Modern lenticular began in the 1930’s with the development of the modern lenticular lens and since then lenticular has been used on and off in various applications. Nowadays the technology allows you to get single prints for a very reasonable price, so that everyone can afford use lenticular prints. And with more 3D cameras also becoming available to consumers, printing lenticular 3D photos is something that interests more and more people, but getting depth printed on a photo is not the only way to use this technology. You can also create Flip images where the image switches between two different photos creating an interesting effect as well as to create prints that represent movement by using a sequence of photos, so you can be creative.

SnapilyPro supports prints with a size from 1.9 x 1.9 inches up to 47.2 x 35.2 inches on prints wth either flexible and inflexible lens with the bigger size available only with inflexible lens great for printing posters in 3D. Using flexible lens and smaller size prints of up to 11×17 (17×11) inches is not that expensive, but going for prints with inflexible lens and similar or even bigger size prints costs quite a lot more, but also brings real attention grabbing effect. There is an easy to use calculator available that you can use to find how much will a print of specific size cost you and there is also a PDF guide with more information about the lenticular printing, what are the requirements and supported formats for prints at SnapilyPro.

Currently SnapilyPro runs a promotion allowing you to get 20% off from any order made between May 1st until 7th by using the promo code PRO20, so you you want to test out the service you can take advantage from that and then don’t forget to also share your feedback in the comments below.

For more information about SnapilyPro’s lenticular printing services…

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Onsight 3D Free Plugin for Editing 3D Video with Final Cut Pro

March 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Shooting in 3D

The Onsight 3D is an easy to use, free of charge, non-watermarked Final Cut Pro 3D plugin that allows Mac OS X users to edit quickly and easily stereoscopic 3D video. The plugin offers easy access to the most common 3D correction control that you might need when importing stereo 3D content – horizontal and vertical alignment, keystone correction, scale and rotation adjustment, sync adjustment and flipping. With the Onsight OS 3D you can import two separate streams for left and right or a Side by Side format videos and export in Side by Side, Anaglyph or separate left and right streams. The OS 3D plugin only works with 1920×1080 HD files and is compatible with FCP 7, earlier versions of FCP may also be supported, but it is not compatible with the latest Final Cut Pro X. This plugin can be an useful addition considering it is a free one, so you can try it out if you work on Mac and use Final Cut Pro for editing. Of course there are other commercial alternatives also available that offer a lot more functionality such as the Stereo3D Toolbox from Dashwood Cinema Solutions for example, so you might want to also check it out.

For more information and to download the free Onsight OS 3D plugin for Final Cut Pro…
More about Dashwood’s Stereo3D Toolbox plugin for post-production on Mac OS X…

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