Don’t expect super quality. If the $500 Fujifilm W1 has subpar quality, imagine something half the price. But for basic video work, it should do well. Below is an exerpt from the press release. The camera should be in some retailers now and we’re looking forward to a review.
To address the difficulty that many are facing in creating their own 3D content, ViewSonic has announced the launch of its easy-to-use 3D HD camcorder. With an estimated SRP of only £150, the ViewSonic 3DV5 makes it easy for anyone to record their own 3D movies and watch them back on their 3D-ready TV, monitor or projector.
The ViewSonic 3DV5 is simple to use, featuring a one-touch recording function and the ability to quickly switch between 2D and 3D recording modes. Once users have recorded their content, then they can either plug the camcorder into their computer via USB, or plug it directly into a 3D TV using the included HDMI cable. There is also the option to watch the content in 3D on the device, without the need for 3D glasses, thanks to the built-in ‘autosterescopic’ display. Videos can also be uploaded directly to YouTube’s 3D channel and watched in 3D using the supplied ‘anaglyph’ glasses, even if using a standard 2D display.
via Hot Hardware
Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme shot to fan during the 2010 World Cup for her cleavage-baring outfits and enthusiastic support of her home team while in attendance at the matches. She gained even more notoriety when she promised she would run around her hometown naked if Paraguay won the cup (they didn’t) and later if they even beat Spain in the semi’s (they didn’t). Even so, her antics and visibility made her an international celebrity overnight and she did not disappoint her fans – posing nude in a number of magazines shortly afterwards. The world got to see Larissa Riquelme naked and she does not disappoint.
Playboy Brazil tops them all for scoring (pun intended) the in-depth photoshoot seen below almost immediately after the World Cup and blows away all other magazines by featuring her fully naked in 3D! It’s a little hard to tell if they are “enhanced”, but if you stare at them a lot (and you will), you’ll see they are not natural, but with breasts so big, perky, and attractive, do you really care?
Sorry for taking so long to post this.
Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr featured in anaglyph 3D in the September 2010 Issue of Vogue Italia (Italy), including a flash of naked breasts. Photographed by Steven Meisel, they are tasteful, high-fashion-style photos that despite setting her against plain white backdrops – which is normally not advised because foregrounds usually show more depth against patterned backgrounds – show good depth and convincing 3D because of the body contortions, closeups, and use of clothing. It’s the closest you’ll get to what her husband, Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom, sees everyday with his own eyes.
There’s quite a bit of moire to the images because they were scanned by a fan from Italy from the magazine itself, and not direct digital copies. If better copies appear in the future, this post will be updated.
I live in North America, and our men’s magazines, or what you Brits call Lad Mags, suck by comparison because there’s no nudity in ours, despite the fact they are not supposed to be sold to minors anyways. One of my favourite of the British mags has always been Loaded because it felt more fun than the others, with copious amounts of nudity and boobage thrown in for good measure. As luck would have it, I recalled reading an old issue where the magazine took a shot at 3D. More luck followed when I found a copy of the April 2007 3D issue, hiding in a stack at home.
The issue features 34G-blessed, Czech Jana Defi and famous big-chested Lucy Pinder in the featured cover spread, with a mix of other pictorials in 3D thrown-in. Presented in anaglyph 3D (where you use the red and blue glasses), the effect isn’t always successful, but it’s a worthy stab at it, especially back in 2007!
Unfortunately, nothing remotely lesbian happens between Lucy and Jana, and only Jana gets naked, but seeing those huge, natural breasts are definitely worth it, especially the closeup shot of them in 3D!
At the time, Lucy was still a non-nude model, but eventually went topless later that month for another lad mag who I won’t name here because Loaded is more deserving of the promotion because they gave us Lucy in 3D. If you want to see Lucy naked, Loaded has many photos of her on their website. For now, enjoy the rest of the 3D pages of the issue
This is a bit unrelated to 3D, but maybe jailbreaking iphones will help you impress hot
girls. Here is my ultra-easy, all-in-one guide to jailbreaking your iOS and most importantly what to do afterwards because I remember the first time I jailbroke my iphone 3G, there were a million guides on how to do it, and the process was just as easy, but none of those guides told you how to do all the cool stuff everyone jailbroken their iphones in the first place, namely unlock their phone and install applications. Now that a jailbreak for the iphone4 is finally available, here’s a step-by-step how-to.
Often misunderstood, the tiny country of Lithuania in Northern Europe has its own Playboy. With a population a little over 3 million, that’s like the city of Seattle getting its own Playboy (and it should based on all the super cute chicks I saw there on my last visit). Sadly, Lithuania’s special 3D issue is worse than the June 2010 special 3D issue of Playboy US.
Cover model Kristina Ivanova – who I gather is a Russian-born model of some kind – does not appear in 3D. None of the featured models appear in 3D and there’s no real special report on the technology. What you get is a 3D anaglyph advertisement proudly brought to you by LG electronics, promoting their line of 3D-ready LED tvs, featuring bikini-clad women unsuccessfully playing basketball indoors. The girls are good-looking, and the 3D effect is good enough, but this is Playboy and we expect to see naked women in 3D!
Playboy Lithuania, please learn from your neighbours in Poland on how to put out a great 3D issue! You can see the LG advertisement featuring the half naked 3D “basketball players” below:
Viewing environmentally-aware 3D movies featuring blue aliens, or more relate-able 3D content, just got more portable. HP made a big announcement today with an update on their recently launched Envy 17 laptop: The Envy 17 3D. Arriving this holiday season, and likely coinciding with the release of the Avatar 3D Edition Blu-Ray (finally!), the Envy 17 3D will be the world’s first 1080p stereoscopic 3D laptop. A Blu-Ray drive and 3D active shutter glasses are included to view 3D content displayed on its 17.3″ 1920×1080 LED screen (120 Hz or more). All other specs will be the same as the current Envy 17 including Intel quad core processors and AMD Radeon 5850 graphics.
According to Notebookcheck.net’s 5850 benchmarks, the 5850 barely ekes out 30 frames per second in today’s games such as Starcraft 2, and Modern Warfare 2 at the 1080p resolution, making it highly unlikely you’ll be able to play any of those games in 3D at the laptop’s maximum resolution since, like all stereoscopic games, the graphics processor needs to put out twice the normal framerate. Coupled with the lack of any news from AMD regarding 3D driver support for such games, the Envy 17 3D stereoscopic abilities will likely be limited to playback of 3D video and lower resolution 3D gaming, at least at launch until more powerful processors graphics are offered. However, this is a major coup for AMD to have a well recognized manufacturer make a big push into 3D with a highly-regarded and popular product, using AMD’s graphics processor. This could be the catalyst (no pun intended) for adoption of AMD’s stereoscopic 3D tech over the well established, but limited penetration, 3D Vision from rival Nvidia.
Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the regular Envy 17 with blu-ray and 1080p screen sells for $1600, making an under-$2000 US price tag likely. This makes it a bargain compared to other 3D laptops such as the Asus G51Jx 3D which retails for $1800, and the Lenovo Y560d at $1600, whose feature sets and build quality pale in comparison to the HP’s.
The idea of a 3D-capable laptop is very appealing, but the currently available machines are not. The Envy 17 looks to finally convince many, including myself, to buy such a machine and it’ll be a great way to view 3D porn like Hustler’s recently wrapped Avatar XXX, discretely because viewing that movie on your 3D home theater setup in the family room, isn’t a convenient option.
DAZ3D is a provider of 3D models for use in CG programs – mainly their own renderer and Smith Micro’s Poser. Instead of making everything from scratch, artists can buy different parts – like a backdrop, a costume, and a female figure – to create something unique (and usually impossible in the real world) that can be animated or still rendered, to be polished later. Sci Fi fans will recognize many such models were used in the production of the ground-breaking, indie Afterworld TV Series.
But I digress. Check out Timo’s portfolio of stereo 3D renders and send him a note, requesting he do more. Maybe he’ll take requests.