Football Referees Immersive 3D Training
Researchers at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain (UC3M) are recording in stereoscopic 3D format various exercises outside FIFA game to use them as learning material in training courses for assistant referees.
The objective of this innovation project is to improve the learning environment of the assistant referees with multimedia materials which offer a visual experience that is the most similar to what referees on the pitch experience, and which can train visual perception in decision-making calls on off-side plays. For that purpose, researchers in the UC3M Television-Film group: memory, representation and industry (TECMERIN) are using this 3D recording technique for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to use as teaching material in its training courses for assistant referees, within the framework of referee professional training and development all over the world.
A 3D Studio in the Baltic States
Parus Studio (Riga, Latvia) is the among the first studios in the Baltic states dedicated to stereoscopic 3D photo and video. And they just published 'Deja Vu', the first Latvian 3D short.
The 5 minutes 22 seconds short is visible here under in FullHD 3D.
3D From High Altitude Weather Balloon
On Sunday, February 26th, 2012, a helium weather balloon was launched into the stratosphere above Los Angeles, California. Suspended from the balloon were six GoPro HD HERO 2 hi-def cameras, including a pair of 3D configurations. The balloon went as high as 20 miles and as far as 90 miles from his starting location in Apple Valley.
This project marked the first 3D stereoscopic footage ever filmed from a high altitude weather balloon, and in the stratosphere. Watch the video here under.
Visit the Pyramids in 3D on the Web
Visiting the Giza plateau in stereoscopic 3D on your PC becomes possible thanks to Dassault Systemes 3DVia interactive plug-in. Once the plug-in is installed, you will have the choice between Nvidia 3D Vision active glasses, Red/Cyan anaglyph glasses or your 3D TV set to enjoy the interactive visit.
The Giza 3D project is using data collected by archaeologist and is based on evidence from more than 100 years of archaeological excavations. The browsable world includes a temple, several pyramids, the tomb of queen Hetepheres (here under), and several mastabas.
Brian May Saving Lions with Song and 3D Pics
Brian May and Kerry Ellis (from the London Stereoscopy Company) is back from South Africa where he helped to lauch the BORN FREE lions initiative.
Kerry and Brian did a photo shoot in February 2012 for the launch of a new project: Virginia McKenna's Born Free Foundation is mounting a massive initiative to try to save the Lion in South Africa. It sounds impossible, but it seems there is a real possibility that in just a few years there will be no more lions in the World.
Brian and Kerry with an African Lion (in 3D of course)