3D Stereo Photography

Harlyn Baker, a long term colleague and friend, visited Edinburgh on 19th June 2015. Harlyn did his M.Phil at Edinburgh, supervised by Prof. Donald Michie and Dr. Harry Barrow, my own supervisors. He completed his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. David Waltz. His research on the construction of 3D models from stereo and multi-camera systems has continued at SRI International and Stanford University.

While in Edinburgh we took the opportunity to capture a couple of stereo (.MPO format) images on the balconies of the Informatics Forum, overlooking the George Square gardens and Arthurs Seat.


MPO Format Stereo Files

The .MPO format images can be viewed on 3D screens via, for example the Nvideo 3D Vision screen/active shutter glasses setup (or even the demonstration red/cyan glasses). The .MPO format files are available at http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/home/bat/IMG/3D/. LiveViewRift is an example media viewer that can view .MPO files on the Oculus Rift.


Stereo Camera

Harlyn was using the Fujifilm FinePix 3D W3 Digital Camera…


Revised Anaglyphs to Correct Colour

In August 2016 Matthew Reeves noticed that the green histogram of the original stereo camera images (which continue to be given above) were significantly reduced, possibly to reduce left-right crosstalk (ghosting), but this also distorts the perceived colours significantly. He kindly provided revised anaglyphs, using an algorithm he developed. These are provided below (click on the thumbnail for the full resolution version)…

2015-06-19-Stereo-Austin-Tate-1-Revised 2015-06-19-Stereo-Austin-Tate-2-Revised 2015-06-19-Stereo-Harlyn-Baker-Revised

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1 Response to 3D Stereo Photography

  1. bat says:

    Harlyn Baker notes…

    Here’s a site for a free and pretty usable stereo viewer — it probably supports the Rift etc..


    The .MPO format is a file type which Stereophotomaker likes. It can also split them out into left-right pairs.

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