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June 1, 2007

Mars Unearthed.com – 3D from Mars and more!

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Victoria Crater, Mars as captured by the Rover, Opportunity.

A great anaglyph site with all stereo images created by Jeff Wiliams, some of them are absolutely stunning! Mars Unearthed.com's got 3D anaglyphs, 3D Flash movies, and free-view stereo pairs from images returned by the camera systems on several Mars Global Surveyor's flights, plus images from the two on-site Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Apollo and Shuttle programs, and from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

And you can sit in a comfortable chair and take a third-dimensional peak at our 'sister' planet. Find out if Orson Welles, or H.G. Wells was right about Mars! Click here to explore this great collection of stereo images.

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. . .Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

from The War of the Worlds 1898, by H. G. Wells.



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Pirquet crater, the Moon

HeavyMath Cam 3D 3.3 - Anaglyph Stereo Video from Two Webcams

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The latest version of HeavyMath Cam 3D (3.3) has been released, a $50 program for Windows that enables you to merge the input from two web cams of the same focal length. You have full control over the recording codec, quality, audio sample rate, channel, bits per sample, and bitrate.

The standard version allows you to record to MKA (Matroska Video), OGM (OGG Media), or WMV formats. Additional export choices including Quicktime and MPEG-4 are available by add-on 'booster packs' from creater River Past.

Go here to see the product on the River Past site.

Anyone with experience with this, or other stereo video programs, is invited to weigh in on this. How well do these things work?

Bob Munn and Sheldon Aronowitz: Coney Island in Three Dimensions - Sunday, June 10, 4 pm

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Bob Munn and Sheldon Aronowitz offer an informative session this coming Sunday in NYC, Coney Island in Three Dimensions - A Treatise on Lenticular Photography at The Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. Suggested Donation: $5

Go here to ConeyIsland.com and scroll down for more info.

June 12, 2007

Planar's StereoMirror monitor

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Planar Systems, Inc. of Beaverton, Ore. has a new stereo monitor that may find applications in medical technology, according to Advanced Imaging Magazine.

The potential of 3D displays to make complex medical analysis and imagery more effective remains almost boundless. As these clinical trials and other research continue, medical professionals will see more of the scientific proof they require before accepting new technology. – Barry Hochfelder, AIM

Planar's StereoMirror monitor consists of two active matrix LCD (AMLCD) units oriented at a 110-degree angle and bisected by a passive beamsplitter mirror. When stereo pair images from the two monitors are viewed through crossed-polarizing the result is a single, fused stereoscopic image.

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A passive beamsplitter mirror bisects the angle formed between the two monitors. One side of the mirror has a reflective coating, and the side has an antireflective coating which minimizes secondary reflections.

For the complete article, go here.

June 14, 2007

Low Light Photography with new Kodak technology

OK, this not a 3D item but I thought it would be of interest to all the 'shooters' in our audience. Chris McNiffe of Kodak's image sensor division says that Kodak has developed a "color-filter technology that at least doubles the sensitivity to light of the image sensor in every digital camera. . .[this will] "enable a 2x-4x improvement in light sensitivity."

This filter would replace an industry standard filter designed by Kodak scientist Bryce Bayer in 1976. Samples of the new filter should be made available to camera manufacturers early next year.

It is expected that Point & Shoot cameras will be the first to have this new technology, followed by camera phones.

For the complete article, go here.

Left Brain/Right Brain

Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History
Thursday, June 7, 7:00pm
Please use the 77th street entrance

Brain surgeon Chun Siang Chen and artist Rebecca Hackemann will share the stage for an evening of anaglyph projections. We'll see stereoscopic work motivated by very different objectives.


Teaching Brain and Spine Surgery with 3D Images

Dr_Chen.jpgDr. Chen in his laboratory at Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Chun Siang Chen, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and co-author of the textbook Microsurgical Anatomy of the Skull Base, will share with us the latest stereo images and techniques that he uses in teaching neuroanatomy to medical students.



Optical Sculptures

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The Indoctrination by Rebecca Hackemann

Rebecca Hackemann made her first stereoscope images in 1993. She has created 3D installations around the world, most recently at the Gigantic Art Space in New York last fall. Her work was featured in the January 2006 issue of Stereo World.

After the presentations, members are welcome to share work informally in viewers, on laptops, etc. and enjoy the opportunity to meet and catch up with 3D friends.

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