Re: [PanoToolsNG] Stereo-3D Anaglyph Panoramas
- On Fri, 01 May 2009 14:06:05 +0900, Wim Koornneef
> Hello Roger,Much appreciated. Fast, too!
> I will try to answer your qustions.
> A1) I shot the images with 2 cameras mounted on a bar that is mountedonYou mean you used two different cameras and lenses for the stereo
> a Seitz VR drive, a Canon 5D+shaved Tokina 10-17@12,4mm and a Canon
> EOS450D+Sigma8 f3.5. The stereobase is approx. 82mm.
pair? I have two cameras to use with my two different lenses, but
thought this would be unusable for stereo panoramas. Or do you mean
you have a pair of Canon 5Ds AND a pair of Canon EOS450s? With
matching lenses? If so, WOW! I have a Fuji S5 Pro and Nikon D300.
> With one camera it only takes more time, and it is a little moreYes, I see that, and it accords with my own long-ago experience...
> because you must be very carefull not to move the tripod but is very well
> possible. The advantage of using one camera is the fact that the
> can be set to a smaller distance so it is possible to shoot closer to
> A2) I always remove CA and fringing in the source images (with AdobeWhen I said "stubborn" I meant purple fringes that had resisted my
> Raw) and what is left is not giving any problem in the 3D output.
attempts to remove them. Hopefully the remaining fringes will not be
enough to affect the 3D output. I do always try to remove them at
the RAW image level...
> A3) There are several ColorCode 3-D applications, the one I useThank you. Being in Japan I escape European VAT! But I get clobbered
> 3-D Editor 4 PC" costs 69 euro including VAT. There is also a Mac version
> but this app is not suited for large images (I tried it and the helpdesk
> confirmed that is only suited for small images) and therefore I run the
> PC app in Parallels with XP on my MacBookPro.
with Post and Packing charges.
> Apart from the purple fringeing, I thought that ColorCode 3D imagesYes, after writing to you I visited your site again and looked at all of
> were much better than red/cyan analglyphs for people who come
> across them without stereo glasses.
> A4) In theory this is true, in practice it depends on the shift of
> between the left and right images, when the shift is small then indeed
> images are, compared to red/cyan anaglyphs, better to look but when the
> shift is large they are just as ugly without a viewer (take a look at the
> stereo base distance comparison at 10 mm and 62 mm and it is clear what I
the 3D images. The first ones I had looked at must be among the least
affected, the least "ugly." I see now that there is not a great deal of
difference or advantage on either side. I was hoping I could sell my
clients on using ColorCode 3D by telling them non-stereo viewing would
not be significantly degraed but I see that this is untrue. Too bad!
Thanks for the helpful reply, Wim. When their webshop spring cleaning is
done I will get the Windows PC software.
Using a bar with two cameras necessarily means that both cannot be
revolving about their non-parallax points. Do you find that greatly
affects stitching, generating errors in the final panorama?