Let’s start off a cold Christmas Monday with something to get the blood pumping, a beautiful collection of beautiful women, available for your viewing in the 3D format of your choice.
This is a unique collection of my own original 3D Paintings of some of the worlds hottest women in 3D for the first time, in HD photo quality, not to be missed. This is a You-Tube 3D format video, choose your 3D glasses style below, and watch in full-screen.
Watch the video below, and check out the high-resolution source imagery on his Flickr stream.
Those of you with NVidia 3D Vision rigs have a whole new source of 3D content, and it comes from the largest purveyor of online video around: YouTube.
“We’re excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube,” said Jonathan Huang 3D Product Manager at YouTube. “By embracing these open standards, Nvidia 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube’s library of 3D content.”
Make sure you’ve got the latest drivers (v275 or newer), crank up FireFox (version 4 or newer), and you’ll see a new HTML5 Viewing option with 3D Video support!
Google has just announced their acquisition of Green Parrot Pictures, a video post-production company that’s developed some fancy algorithms for fixing blurry and jerky video footage through advanced motion-prediction systems. Already in use by some major motion studios in films like Lord of the Rings and X-Men, hopefully google will now be making this available to anyone uploading YouTube footage, raising the bar on their massive video library.
But some of YouTube’s most popular or moving videos are shot using low-quality mobile phones and video cameras. Take, for example, videos of recent protests in Libya. Although emotionally captivating, they can be jerky, blurry or unsteady. What if there was a technology that could improve the quality of such videos — sharpening the image, reducing visual noise and rendering a higher-quality, steadier video — all while your video is simply being uploaded to the site? You can imagine how excited we were when we discovered a small, ambitious company based in Ireland that can do exactly this.
Not sure what the terms of the acquisition are, or when we’ll be able to see some results, but hopefully soon!
I cannot read French that well, since I only had it in high school many decades ago, but this is what Google translate says about the film.
Twenty-first century, a young man discovers a photo lab forgotten by his ancestors. 1854, a young woman a little dreamy wishes to be shot the portrait, making a somewhat particular.
Produced in May 2008, 2K relief in the context of my dissertation study “Making a film in relief.” Duration: 6min OPTIMIZED FOR A SCREEN 13M BASIC
· “Best Short Film in relief” – 3D StereoMedia 2009 · “Best Stereoscopic Storytelling” – Invazion 3D Festival 2009 · Honorable Mention – StereoClub of Southern California 2009 · 2nd prize – 35th NSA Convention 2009
It’s been less than a year since YouTube brought us 1080p streaming, and now they’ve gone to the extreme by offering us 4K streaming. Of course, there isn’t a lot of 4k content right now, but they’ve made sure to add some just for that.
To illustrate the power of 4K, please check out the videos in this playlist; each one was created by a filmmaker with access to a 4K camera. (Be warned: watching videos in 4K, even on YouTube, will require ultra-fast high-speed broadband connections).
You really do want to check this out, but it takes a pretty strong connection.
I don’t think anyone has ever considered the default YouTube settings for uploaded content the pinnacle of high quality video, but YouTube user canzona came up with a creative way to see just how destructive it is. He recorded himself reciting a slightly modified version of Alvin Lucier’s ‘I Am Sitting in a Room‘ and then began the year-long process of uploading it to Youtube, waiting for it to transcode, downloading the result, and repeating it again.
The final video in canzona’s series is a mess of distorted colors and sounds; you can recognize from the motion that the original featured a person talking into the camera, but all individual characters and specifics have been lost, replaced by artifacts created by YouTube’s video and audio compression algorithms.
All 1,000 steps of the process — which took a full year — are available on canzona’s YouTube profile. The project is titled “I Am Sitting in a Video Room,” and it’s inspired by an audio art project recorded by composer Alvin Lucier more than 40 years ago.
I’ve embedded the first and last video in this test after the break, but you can visit his profile to see all 1000 of them.
Gonzo, Beaker, Animal, and all your favorite Muppets make a smashing comeback return with the latest feature on YouTube, 1080p video support, in a rousing rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The video quality is amazing, and the video itself is quite entertaining.
See it after the break, but make sure to take it fullscreen in 1080p for the full effect.
YouTube is using the muscle of Google to up the ante in the online video wars, rolling out 1080P HD Streaming next week for qualified content.
We’re excited to say that support for watching 1080p HD videos in full resolution is on its way. Starting next week, YouTube's HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, up from our maximum output of 720p today.
As resolution of consumer cameras increases, we want to make sure YouTube is the best home on the web to showcase your content. For viewers with big monitors and a fast computer, try switching to 1080p to get the most out of the fullscreen experience.
No word on how well this will work and what kind of bandwidth will be required. Perhaps now is a good time to reconsider your position in the Net Neutrality fight and visit SaveTheInternet.com ?
One enterprising googler has spent his fabled 20% time developing a 3D video system for YouTube. Supporting Anaglyphic stereo (Red/Cyan or Amber/Blue), and a few funny “manual” modes like CrossEyed, it’s still pretty experimental.
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