Camera Calibration Toolbox for Matlab
Caltech University has full lab of researchers in the field of vision. As a bright example, Dr. Bourguet explains here how to capture 3D shapes for less than 20 USD and is providing for free a camera calibration toolbox.
New 3D OB vans will be ready for NAB
The Broadcasting and Cable magazine announces the forecoming apparition of the first 3D OB vans just in time for the NAB show in Las Vegas this April. 3D specialist PACE, which has already developed two 3D mobile units, is building a new 53-foot 3D unit with mobile production giant NEP Supershooters, and New York-based All Mobile Video is constructing its own 3D-capable, 53-foot HD production truck, using 3D camera systems from PACE competitor 3ality Read the B&C paper here.
Stereoscopic Player 1.5.5 Plays Quicktime Videos
Stereoscopic Player is a versatile 3D movie player developed by Peter Wimmer from 3DTV.AT . It allows you to play stereoscopic videos and DVDs (external decoder required) and also allows you to watch live video from a capture device. Quicktime format are now supported, as well as Windows 7.
Automated 3D Subtitling Creation
Subtitles in 3D introduce unique challenges due to the number of various depths at which objects appear on the screen, thus creating limitations on where subtitles can be placed. Among other 3D innovation, Technicolor has developed a production tool that automatically recommends the best placement of subtitles to minimize disruption to the creative intent of the content.
The tool will be demonstrated at the CES, together with a new 3D Blu-Ray authoring tools and other “Technicolor Genuine 3D” innovations. Demos are by appointment only at CES booth #13219 Central Hall. Technicolor will also be in the CES 3D Tech Zone, also in the Central Hall. Read the press release here in EarthTimes.