Glendale, AZ (PressExposure) February 12, 2009 -- The Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV, an IPTV station owned by Ed Sharpe of CouryGraph Productions in Glendale, Arizona, unveiled the latest technology initiative to be deployed by the station. â3D,â according to Sharpe, âHas been around for since before the Civil War. The public first experienced it in the parlors of Victorian era homes as a form of entertainment and education with cards that had two images on them. Viewer consisted of either handheld devices or elaborate table top cabinet style viewers â
Sharpe continued, " When you would place the card into a special 2 lens viewer you would be able to see a resulting three dimensional image of the scene. How did this get on the card? Easy! It was done with a camera with two lenses separated roughly the intraocular distance of your eyes."
The KKAT-IPTV 3-D NEWSCAM made its debut at the Country Inn & Suites at 20221 North 29 th Ave on January 15, 2008 during a Glendale Chamber Of Commerce Mixer. Regarded with high amounts of curiosity by party goes due to it's off two lens look, Sharpe was besieged with questions about it.
Sharpe states" If you are just going to shoot a line up of people or a city council meeting, the advantage to 3D is not as apparent as if you are videoing cars coming towards you, fists flying towards the lens or parts moving towards the camera in a conveyor belt. In other wordsâ¦ extreme movement is good!â
The version of this technology deployed by the Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV was developed keeping in mind that it was desirable for footage shot in this system of 3-D could be re-mastered for any future 3-D methodology. Sharpe elaborates âIf you have footage shot with two cameras, it can be used in a 2 color Anaglyph image 3-D system, or later chopped and sequenced into a field sequential viewing system format, or even run to two separate projectors that utilize polarizing technologies to produce the 3-D imagery.â
Anaglyph images are the most popular presentation of 3-D and the one most commonly associated with stereoscopy by the public at large. It is largely popular because of their ease in producing.
In an anaglyph, the two images are either superimposed in an additive light setting through two filters, one red and one cyan, or this process can be done electronically within the video editor. Glasses with colored filters in either eye separate the appropriate images and give you a ânear realâ color scheme.
The use of this technology from the viewerâs perspective, according to Sharpe, couldn't be simpler. âThe viewer just puts on the glasses and looks at the window on the webpage.â
Always willing to share innovative endeavors he is involved in, Sharpe enjoys collaboration and educating others on the technology at hand.
The future? Sharpe chucklesâ¦â Probably like the 3-D image of Princess Leila in star wars that R2-D2 projected for Luke to viewâ¦ no screens no glasses justâ¦ the imageâ¦ butâ¦ it is still a ways off for living room news viewing!â
To learn more on the fascinating history of 3-d still and moving imagery give Google a workout! You will be entertained for days with the amount of information out there. In is fun to read about the âearlyâ 3-D movies that Hollywood turned outâ¦
About CouryGraph Productions / Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV in Glendale, AZ Glendale Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV was started in 2004 as the first community journalism news site in Glendale and perhaps all of Arizona... Serving The Metro West Side of the Valley of the Sun, Glendale Daily Planet has witnessed, participated in and recorded the further rejuvenation of the downtown core, the meteoric rise of the 'Glendale Sports Empire' and the restoration of historic sections of the town.
Contact Glendale daily planet at http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com for information and resource links on 3D Technology
Interested in having your work seen by the world? Contact the Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV to schedule airing! Use the email link on the site.
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