Monday, December 24, 2012

Season's Greetings! (And Some Fun with Stereoscopy!)

Well, there goes another year!  Hope you all had a good one and I hope you have an even better one in 2013! 

I'm sure you've all noticed that 3D is still big in the movies these days.  Seems like everything is being offered in 3D, or being retrofitted into 3D.

Stereoscopy is a very old technology, and though the particulars have changed and been improved over the years, the basic principles remain the same.

Normally, an image has to be shot with two cameras to create this kind of stereoscopic effect.  I recently figured out a simple way of creating stereoscopic still images from movies that weren't originally shot stereoscopically.  Here are a few images from a couple of my favorite movies in 3D for you to enjoy.  No enhancement or manipulation of the images was involved with this technique.  To view any of these images stereoscopically, stare at one of these pairs of images with your eyes crossed.  At some point, there will appear to be three images.  The center image will appear to be in 3D.  Click on the image to view it larger.