Understanding Steroscopic Videos and Photos


In film, television, and photos, having 3D images and 360 degree images are in great demand like never before. Also, having 3D glasses is not even required anymore. The art and advancement of stereoscopy has done away with the use of 3D glasses. With the use of 1 in 30 rule, being 2m from an image, and other editing techniques, stereoscopic images are spectacular for photos and videos. Also, with oculus rift virtual reality, 3d camera video, and 360 photo camera, for instance, the entertainment industry, professional photographers, and even regular people can produce the ultimate in making photos and in shooting videos. As a matter of fact, panoramic video is not just for video games anymore, because even more A-lister producers and directors of Hollywood are looking into this coveted trend. Additionally, regular people can show off and be the envy of family and friends with their amazing creations.

The Originality of the word- Stereoscopic

Stereoscopy comes from the Greek word, stereos, which means solid or firm. It also comes from the Greek word, skopeō, which means to see or look. Also, any type of stereoscopic image is known as a stereogram, but these images were originally viewed with the use of a stereoscope.

With stereoscopy, the creation or enhancement of the depth’s illusion in an image is achieved through stereopsis, that has to do with binocular vision. To achieve this enhancement or creation requires certain techniques, and even then, there is a great chance of error. Nevertheless, with proper editing techniques, images can be retrieved perfectly.

Stereoscopic methods present two images that are offset separately from the left to the right of the viewer’s eye. These images are, of course, two dimensional, but they are combined accordingly to give the 3D depth perception. If this technique isn’t done correctly, the following effects may occur:

• Overlapping one object with another
• Distortion of features
• Contrast or haze of some images
• Saturation and color can be off
• Changes in the size of textured pattern can be off

Virtual Reality, 360 images, and Panorama Videos

As mentioned before, images can look distorted if relative distance and depth is not perceived adequately in the brain. And then with using the oculus virtual reality; making a panoramic music video; and creating a spherical photo, using stereoscopic techniques for these devices can be even more challenging to create perfectly. One reason this is so is because panorama videos and rift virtual reality can make the rappers or singers look distorted in various ways. They can look off balance with the upper torso looking longer or shorter than the bottom half of the body. They heads could look elongated. And even some images around the performers can be obscured in some way.

Other Things to Note

It’s already established that producing perfectly, stereoscopic images can be challenging. And thus, achieving greatly stereoscopic images for virtual reality and panorama videos are even more challenging due the constant movement involved, and the 360 degree capability. There is the 1 in 30 rule; the moving from left to right to offset it, and also to be in 2m from the image. The 1 in 30 rule is when the simple camera is b, the object should be at 30b. Doing these editing points will eliminate the obscurity of the image, and reduce any haze. The chacha method could also be used as well, which means to move further in distance.