The ALSCC Camera Snaped 3D Pictures of the Moon in 1969
Pictures from the stereoscopic ALSCC ( Apollo Lunar Surface Closeup Camera) are less known than those shot by the astronauts with their Hasselblad cameras. The ALSCC is an odd device resembling a cane stuck to an oversized coffee dispenser. To use the ALSCC, an astronaut simply plopped it down over an area of interest and pulled the trigger. A small flash fired, capturing two, offset images measuring nine square inches each. Combined in a single anaglyph, these images of the moon soil become a 3D picture visible with red/cyan glasses.
Astronaut Bootprint from Apollo 12 Mission
"The Bubble" (1966) is Available on Blu-ray 3D
Kino Classics proudly announces the release of Arch Oboler's 91-minutes thrilling and groundbreaking stereoscopic 3D sci-fi classic, THE BUBBLE, in a special Blu-ray 3D edition, packed with bonus features.
Originally released in 1966, THE BUBBLE was a milestone in the history of 3D filmmaking, being the first production shot in the Space-Vision 3-D system, an innovative new process that revolutionized the way 3D movies would be made for the next 30 years.
California State Library Digitizes 10,000 19th Century 3D Pics
California State Library (Sacramento, CA,USA) is digitizing more than 10,000 old sepia-toned 3-D photos - most from the 1800s. The pictures are dusted off and converted to computer-ready images by Vincent Beiderbecke and Mike Bartok before being uploaded to the Phereo 3D stereoscopic sharing web site.
3D Stereocard of Half Dome shot from Glacier Point in Yosemite during the late 19th century. Credit:Randy Pench/sacbee.com
March is a Good Month to Hunt for Stereoscopic Antiques
It seems that March is a good time to search for previous century 3D stuff on eBay and other similar places. We tried and found the interesting 1860s Table Top Stereoscopic Viewer you see here under for £905.00 (approx. $1,500).