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Vol. 3, No. 9

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Photo3-D 303 Kit adds Macintosh Software New icon.

Photo3-D 303 KitA Macintosh compatible version of the versatile Photo3-D 303 Kit by Mission3-D is now available. The Photo3-D 303 Kit - Direct Silver Package for Mac OSX and higher is one of the highest quality 3-D products we've ever reviewed. The kit contains everything you need to take 3-D photos with your digital camera. We previously reviewed the Windows version of this product in our December 2003 issue. We had high praise for this kit and still think it should be a part of everyone's 3-D arsenal.

Mission3-D has finally released software for Macintosh users. The newly developed software meets the expectations of Macintosh users, who demand high quality graphics for digital publishing needs. The software runs on Mac OSX platforms and higher.

The Photo3-D 303 Kit includes a camera attachment that makes capturing stereo images fast and easy and comes with simple-to-use Photo3-D Mixer software and Photo3-D glasses.

To see in 3-D, you need both a left-eye and a right-eye image, which your brain combines to see depth and dimension. Ideal for still photographs, the 303 unit provides the simplest possible mechanism for you to quickly, easily and accurately capture left and right eye stereo images.

Anaglyphic image of the Photo3-D slide attachmentThe Photo3-D 303 slide attachment mounts to the standard tripod socket at the bottom of your digital camera. The attachment is small enough to keep in your camera bag and is about the same size as a typical cell phone.

Mission3-D has thought of everything. The slide attachment has a built-in bubble level and an extremely clever mechanism to lock down the slider bar so that your camera does not flip over while taking the photos. The slide attachment can be used in hand-held mode with the included pistol-grip, on a table top or mounted to the included mini-tripod. The pistol-grip is ingeniously designed to fold out into the mini-tripod.

Photo3-D tripodThe slide attachment can be used on a tabletop without the tripod, too. Simply unscrew the four rubber legs built into the sides of the slide attachment to create stable footing. How many times have you tried to use a mini-tripod when shooting outdoors and it wouldn't stay put? The Photo3-D slide attachment takes care of that problem with its exceptional design.

Once you have your stereo pair of images, connect your camera to your computer, and run the Photo3-D Mixer software, which is included in the kit.

Load the left-eye image, then load the right-eye image. Mix in color or black and white, and you'll have a 3-D image. The software allows you to adjust the focus to make different elments either pop-out at you or be deeper within the picture. Your 3-D images can be printed, saved and viewed on screen or in print, and may be e-mailed or posted on the Internet. The Photo3-D Mixer software saves images in standard BMP or JPG file formats, and you can print directly to your desktop printer.

Again, Mission3-D has gone the extra mile by adding an advanced selection of ways to export your 3-D image. You can save your 3-D images quickly in all the popular 3-D formats including red/blue anaglyph, cross-eyed, parallel (drift) and shutter. Another cool feature is the option to save the image to fit your computer desktop in sizes ranging from 300x200, 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768. You can also save the image optimized for the Web or e-mailing. The simple-to-use software runs on Windows 98/2000/XP and now comes with the newly released Macintosh software.

Folding Photo3-D anaglyphic glassesThe Photo3-D Red/Cyan [RC] glasses are some of the finest 3-D glasses ever made. While you do have to use RC glasses to view anaglyph format 3-D photos, similar to wearing polarized 3-D glasses to watch an IMAX 3-D movie, now you can do so with comfort and style with a pair of glasses that will fold down to less than 1/3rd of its original size.

Mission3-D's research and development team worked to calibrate the red and cyan filtered lenses for ideal 3-D viewing. It's design team worked to create more stylish frame options. The results of these efforts are the patent-pending Photo3-D RC 900 series glasses. The Photo3-D RC 900 series glasses are specifically optimized for high-quality 3-D viewing of photo prints made from desktop inkjet, color laser and photo printers. The glasses fold into a compact, easy to carry case.

You can easily share your 3-D photographs just like regular photos, using the 3-D viewers provided with the package. The viewers can be attached to picture frames, photo albums and greeting cards. The package includes a sample Photo3-D greeting card frame, too.

Additional packages of viewers, stylish glasses and 3-D greeting cards are all available for purchase.

The Photo3-D 303 Kit was named "Gadget of the Week" by TIME magazine. The Photo3-D 303 Kit includes everything needed to create and share 3-D photos:

  • Photo3-D 303 slide attachment
  • Photo3-D Mixer software
  • Photo3-D T100 pistol-grip mini-tripod
  • Stylish Photo3-D RC 900 glasses
  • Five Photo3-D paper viewers
  • Three Photo3-D paper glasses
  • One Photo3-D blank greeting card

The Photo3-D 303 Kit sells for only $129 and can be ordered online at the Photo3-D Web site. You can also place an order by phone Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST at the toll-free number 1-800-531-3378. The Photo3-D 303 Kit comes with a 90-day money back guarantee.

In-Three participates in Director's Guild of America Digital Day

Article courtesy of Xeni Jardin

Director's Guild of America logoIn-Three Inc. logo"When I go into meetings at the big studios, I try to hide the fact that I love movies," Ray Bradbury told an audience of filmmakers at the Directors Guild of America's yearly Digital Day event this weekend. "You, too, have to disguise the fact that you love making movies. If you revealed it to them, you'd never get paid."

Addressing an overflow crowd of more than 600 at the guild-members-only gathering, the 85-year-old author admitted to being a voracious film fan since childhood, so much so that he keeps a TV set in his home tuned in to classic movies all day.

Bradbury's name appears in more than 50 years worth of writing credits for movies including It Came From Outer Space, Fahrenheit 451 and the big-screen adaptation of Moby Dick for director John Huston. But he expresses little love for some of Hollywood's more recent big-budget blockbusters.

"I hope we start making better films," he said, acknowledging that some of his own midcentury favorites might seem silly to audiences today.

"We've been making a lot of lousy ones lately. But I'm writing an article called Better Silly Than Stupid and anyone who's seen Van Helsing knows what I'm talking about."

Making better movies, digitally, was the goal of the guild's third annual event, which assembled new gear from manufacturers of digital cameras, nonlinear editing systems and a wide array of tech tools.

In addition to hands-on demos of new gear, attending auteurs also participated in workshops on such topics as directing on virtual sets, digital cinema projection and delivery systems and how to make the creative transition from shooting movies on film to shooting them digitally.

"Shooting on 35-mm film costs about a dollar a foot," Bob Harvey, Panavision senior vice president of sales, told Wired News. "A thousand feet for a thousand dollars adds up to about 11 minutes of footage. But about an hour of footage on a Genesis 24P HD, for instance, costs under a hundred dollars."

But going digital means more than new budget options, according to director Chuck Workman, who is currently working on a feature about painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his son, director Jean Renoir. Workman sees common threads involving technological change within both crafts.

"When oil paint in tubes became available, the Impressionists could all of a sudden go outside to paint in the field, and that changed everything," Workman told Wired News.

"In the 1960s, lightweight cameras came along and changed documentary filmmaking, and now digital is changing everything again. Anyone can go out and make a movie, anywhere. Their movie might be horrid, but who cares? Some will be great. Anything that moves us away from formulaic moviemaking, I'm all for it."

The day's biggest jaw-dropper was a session on stereoscopic 3-D, which explored production and display techniques for digital movies that seem to pop off the screen.

Attendees donned prototype glasses from In-Three of Agoura Hills, California. The black-framed devices include polarized LCD lenses that house active electronics driven by a tiny battery. Unlike the red-green anaglyph 3-D glasses with which most moviegoers are familiar, this system is designed specifically for digital projection.

In a film-based 3-D system, two projectors team up: One continuously displays a reel for the left eye, the other a reel for the right.

But in newer, digital 3-D systems, one projector simply runs twice as fast, 96 frames per second, displaying alternate views, left, right, left, right, one after the other. Directed by an infrared "command" pulse that comes from the projector, the moviegoer's LCD glasses "shutter" in synch to transmit or block light: the left lens opens for its image, while the right lens is turned off. Then, the right eye sees its frame, and the left lens is turned off.

The pairs of glasses before the demonstration seemed to flicker all on their own as a technician ran test pulses from the projectionist's booth 100 feet away.

The prototype glasses will initially cost theaters about $25 to $30 per pair, and can be cleaned in a dishwasher, according to In-Three CEO Michael Kaye, who also demonstrated his company's technique for converting non-3-D movies into 3-D. The process, dubbed "dimensionalizing," involves projecting the original movie content for the left eye, then digitally modifying the original to the perspective of the right eye.

The resulting experience felt dazzling and lifelike -- much more so than any 3-D movie experience I've witnessed before.

One minor limitation of the system only became visible to me after an experienced effects pro seated next to me pointed it out: In certain kinds of shots, a slightly distorted area can be seen along the far right contour of a figure in the foreground of a right-eye's frame. This is the portion of the image that has been digitally modified to create a virtual right-eye-view from original, non-3-D footage. When I closed my left eye and looked for it patiently, I became aware of it. When I viewed the "dimensionalized" movie with both eyes again, my awareness faded.

The cost of converting a film to 3-D varies, but the conversion price tag for a possible stereoscopic re-release of Randal Kleiser's '70s blockbuster Grease was estimated at around $8 million.

The 3-D display elicited a sustained chorus of dazzled "wows" and "oh my Gods" from attendees.

While they seemed unanimously enthused, some attendees voiced concern over the possibility that some non-3-D films could later be "dimensionalized" against a filmmaker's wishes if a studio sees profit potential in a stereoscopic re-release, much as old black-and-white movies are colorized.

"It's wonderful that these new tools exist," said Directors Guild special projects chairman Jeremy Kagan, "but one thing is going to remain the same, directors need to retain creative control over their work."

Patent Office Grants In-Three Request for Reexamination of 3-D Conversion Patent Licensed to IMAX

Courtesy of www.worldentertactive.com

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office logoIn-Three Inc. logoOn August 5, the U.S. Trade and Patent Office (USPTO) notified attorneys for both Three Dimensional Media Group (3DMG) and In-Three that it has granted In-Three’s petition for an ex parte reexamination of David Geshwind and Anthony Handal’s patent 4,925,294. The patent is central to a civil case being tried in federal court involving IMAX, 3DMG and In-Three. On January 28, 2005, David Geshwind founded 3DMG, to which he and co-inventor Anthony Handal both granted full ownership and rights to the ‘249 patent. Six days later, 3DMG licensed the patent to IMAX for exclusive worldwide use in “the theatrical motion picture field.” On March 11, both IMAX and 3DMG filed court documents accusing In-Three of infringing upon the ‘249 patent.

During the discovery phase of the trial, In-Three’s legal team came across a document from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) commissioned by Geshwind and Handal as part of their application for a European patent on their stereoscopic conversion technology. Although the European patent application was withdrawn, Geshwind and Handal continued the prosecution of their American patent application without mentioning the prior art listed in the WIPO report. Based on this information, In-Three petitioned the USPTO for an ex parte reexamination of the ‘249 patent.

In their finding, the USPTO looked at eight patents and two magazine articles and determined that numerous proprietary claims made by Geshwind and Handal were dubious based on documentation in the prior works. The USPTO examiner determined that all but one of the preexisting works warranted a reexamination. The piece discounted by the USPTO was a patent by Lance Williams that involved the colorization of movies on a frame-by-frame basis. One of Geshwind’s earlier patents, which dealt with this matter, was, according to the examiner, “considered in the prosecution of the application which became the Geshwind et al. patent (‘294).”

David Geshwind now has two months from the receipt of the USPTO’s notice to file a Patent Owner’s Statement arguing why the patent is valid.

Article © 2005 Joseph L. Kleiman/Amanda Gardner
This article may not be reproduced in whole or in part without expressed written permission of the owners.

In-Three Inc. Defeats IMAX’s Efforts to Enjoin It From Converting Motion Pictures into 3-D

In-Three Inc. logoOn Monday, Aug. 1 2005, Judge Florence-Marie Cooper of the United States District Court for the Central District of California rejected a motion for preliminary injunction that was filed by IMAX Corporation (IMAX) in the ongoing patent lawsuit between IMAX and In-Three.

IMAX’s motion attempted to stop In-Three from using In-Three’s own revolutionary “Dimensionalization®” process that converts 2-D motion pictures into stunning 3-D. In a lengthy and detailed order, Judge Cooper found that IMAX was unlikely to prevail on its patent infringement claims against In-Three.

"We are very pleased that the Court has rejected IMAX’s attempt to use a recently-licensed 15 year-old patent to prevent In-Three from using its own Dimensionalization® process,” said Michael Kaye, President and CEO of In-Three Inc. "We are very confident the public will be stunned and pleasantly surprised when they see the first 3-D movie released using our unique Dimensionalization® technology which we have been developing for more than six years."

In-Three continues to forge ahead on the world's first Dimensionalized™ major studio feature film to be released in early 2006.

Transitions: A 3DD (3-D Digital) Cinema Update
by Joseph L. Kleiman - Courtesy of www.worldentertactive.com

In-Three Inc. logoAt least three major Hollywood studios are moving away from releasing their films in IMAX. According to a spokesman for Universal Studios, the studio that distributed the first IMAX DMR film, “Universal has no plans to distribute any of our 2006 films in the IMAX format. It’s just not in the works.” Until earlier this year, IMAX had been in the preliminary stages of negotiations to acquire Universal’s upcoming film King Kong for the IMAX DMR program.

Universal is not the only studio to express a lack of interest in the IMAX format. Sources at Paramount and Dreamworks, both of which had worked with IMAX on unreleased 3-D productions, have also confirmed that their respective studios have no intent of displaying any of their 2006 films in IMAX DMR.

During a recent New York press conference, Dreamworks founder Steven Spielberg was asked about the current slump in box office attendance. He responded, “I don’t believe this is the exhibitor’s responsibility. The exhibitors don’t have to tweak their theaters. We don’t have to find a new platform or medium to communicate our stories with you. We don’t necessarily have to build screens three times bigger. We don’t have to IMAX out of this world. We just have to make the kind of movies that you want to see.”

Though Universal, Paramount and Dreamworks are the only studios to date to declare their avoidance of the IMAX DMR format, other studios, along with a number of filmmakers, appear to be agreeing with this stand. Prominent filmmakers who have publicly spoken negatively about dealing with IMAX include producers Frank Marshall of the Kennedy/Marshall Company and Rick McCallum of Lucasfilm, the latter having given IMAX a three-minute clip to convert into 3-D. According to McCallum, the clip was shown to individuals not associated with Lucasfilm without his company’s permission and he was told, having never seen it himself, that the quality of the conversion was questionable.

Spielberg spoke about exhibitors not having to make changes, but the studios will be financing the conversion of conventional cinema to digital systems over the next decade. As part of this transformation, 3-D cinema will enter the mainstream and no longer be relegated to gimmicky films or IMAX presentations. IMAX co-CEO Richard Gelfond has stated that he expects fully half of the 2006 slate to be in 3-D, primarily converted CGI and original productions. This means that the new digital 3-D cinema system presents a direct threat to the IMAX business plan.

During the ShoWest introduction of the new digital 3-D system, filmmaker James Cameron brought up the possibility that digital 3-D cinema would provide an increased number of 3-D films which could then also be shown on the IMAX system for a premium price. The reality of the situation, however, is much different. IMAX and the two main digital 3-D companies, REAL-D and In-Three, have opted not to collaborate on content.

REAL D is a company tailor-made to compete against IMAX. It’s CEO, Michael Lewis, is the producer of two groundbreaking 3-D films distributed by IMAX: T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, which has earned an astounding $90 million in its six years of release, and Siegfried and Roy: The Magic Box. Joseph Peixoto, the company’s President of Worldwide Cinema, is a former top executive with Famous Players and UCI. Both circuits operate commercial IMAX theaters as part of their cineplex operations.

IMAX executives have publicly stated that digital 3-D cinema in general and the REAL D system do not pose any threat to IMAX. Evidence suggests otherwise. On July 15, the trades were notified by SONY Pictures that SONY’s co-production with Dreamworks, Monster House, would be shown in 3-D exclusively on the REAL D system. Over the same weekend, IMAX leaked to the Los Angeles Times their first confirmed 3-D DMR film for 2006, Ant Bully, and prominently issued its press release Monday, July 18. With a release date of August 2006, this is the earliest IMAX has ever announced a DMR picture. This early press release indicates that IMAX does feel threatened by the onslaught of digital cinema.

The other company that presents direct competition to IMAX is In-Three. Although In-Three’s primary business is stereoscopic conversion, they have embraced digital as the best distribution platform for their work and are positioning themselves to become the leading provider of shutterglasses for digital 3-D cinema. Hypothetically, if the new Access/Christie joint venture includes the In-Three 3-D upgrade, there will be 200 new digital 3-D theaters online, with an additional 300 early 2006. Add to this the 100 REAL D theaters that will be online this fall, and there will be more than 600 digital 3-D cinema systems in place by Summer 2006, more than twice as many 3-D systems as IMAX has planned for the same time.

In addition to CGI and original productions, one of the new benchmarks of 3-D will be stereoscopic conversions of live action films. Shortly after the recent decisions in the IMAX lawsuit against In-Three, IMAX and Montreal based firm F/X Canada began posting ads on visual effects job boards for rotoscopers, Maya specialists and “2-D to 3-D conversion specialists” to work on the “first 3-D conversion of a live action Hollywood blockbuster film.” The contracts, which begin in September and last for two to three months, would allow enough time to convert three or four small scenes of Harry Potter. However, according to a spokeswoman for Warner Brothers, a 3-D version of the film has never been planned and will not be happening.

In the meantime, In-Three continues to work on its first dimensionalized film and continues to garner support from a number of studios and filmmakers, including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron and Peter Jackson. Where IMAX will stand in the coming age of digital cinema has yet to be seen.

Article © 2005 Joseph L. Kleiman/Amanda Gardner
This article may not be reproduced in whole or in part without expressed written permission of the owners.

IMAX files new motion against In-Three in Patent Infringement Case

Courtesy of www.worldentertactive.com

In-Three Inc. logoIMAX has filed a motion against In-Three for failure to comply with a June 2, 2005 court order. As part of the motion, IMAX is requesting an order of contempt against In-Three and monetary sanctions for violation of the June 2 order.

The portion of the June 2 order to which IMAX’s motion relates is a decision by Magistrate Judge James W. McMahon on the disclosure of documents during the discovery stage of the proceedings. At that time, Judge McMahon wrote that “In-Three is ordered to produce all responsive documents, including, but not limited to all versions of the accused software at issue in this action and all pending patent applications referring or relating to the process of converting a film or digital image from 2-D to 3-D.”

A hearing regarding IMAX’s motion regarding discovery is scheduled for September 20 before Judge McMahon. A previous IMAX motion, moving the scheduling conference for the trial from September 19 to August 29, was granted on August 8 by Judge Florence Marie-Cooper.

Article © 2005 Joseph L. Kleiman/Amanda Gardner
This article may not be reproduced in whole or in part without expressed written permission of the owners.

Announcing the first ever NSA Digital Group Slide Show

Shades of House of Wax! Ron on fire in 3-DWith the digital revolution in full swing, a digital group slide show for all members of the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) is being started!

According to NSA member Ron Labbe, each year will have a different theme, with the first one being HEAT for the Miami 2006 NSA Convention. All members are invited to contribute up to six images. They can be new images, old images or even collected images...as long as they're 3-D! Anything that conveys the idea of heat will be considered.

"If possible, we would like to get the images in the 2XGA format," said Labbe. (see www.studio3d.com/pages/stereoproj.html#2XGA) "The format is basically two 1024x768 pixel images side-by-side crossviewed (R/L)." If you don't have a scanner or computer skills, feel free to submit slides or cards. In order to get your originals returned, they only ask for SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope). Acceptances will be properly digitized, formatted and returned. You don't even have to come to the convention to participate!

Of course, not all submissions will be accepted. Acceptances will be the sole discretion of the NSA Group Show producer. "It's not a contest," said Labbe. "We hope to generate a fun show with lots of approaches and ideas. All accepted images will be credited. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2006, but there is no need to wait!" Contact Ron through his Web site Studio3D.com to inquire or submit images. Be part of history! This show will be HOT!

See the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California in 3-D

Discovery Science Center kidsDiscovery Science Center logoNot only can you see 3-D laser shows at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California, but you can also see anaglyphic images of the center itself on the center's Web site.

Journey into the world of 3-D and lasers during one of their amazing 3-D Laser Adventure shows:

The Web of Life
Follow along as an eco-smart girl with a magical lunch box leads her little brother and his friend on an amazing journey into the Web of life.

Pathway to the Stars
Pathway to the Stars is about the journey of a young girl inspired by the adventure of space. Now an adult and ready for lift off, our astronaut relects on what led up to this momentous event.

The Illuminated Brain
The Illuminated Brain is a fun and insightful exploration into the awesome wonder that is the human brain.

Dream of Flight
Within the phsyics of flight as our vehicle, we learn the framework of creative thinking, and the infinite loop of observation, innovation, experimentation and success.

Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the Discovery Science Center is located at 2500 N. Main St. in Santa Ana, California.

News of the World Fantastic Four 3-D Poster

News of the World coverBritain's News of the World tabloid newspaper published a special Fantastic Four feature that included a free 3-D poster and anaglyphic glasses inside the July 31 issue.

The poster features an image from the recent The Fantastic Four motion picture, including Reed RIchards (Mr. Fantastic), who can stretch his body into nearly any length. Sue Storm (The Invisible Girl), who is only partially disappearing on the poster, Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Ben Grimm (The Thing).

The Fantastic Four movie is based on the classic Marvel comic book. When an experimental space voyage goes awry, four people are changed by cosmic rays. Reed Richards, inventor and leader of the group gains the ability to stretch his body, and takes the name, Mr. Fantastic. His girlfriend, Sue Storm, gains the ability to turn invisible and create force fields, calling herself the Invisible Woman. Her younger brother Johnny Storm gains the ability to control fire, including covering his own body with flame, becoming the Human Torch. Pilot Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong rock creature calling himself Thing. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans of Doctor Doom.

The film was released by 20th Century Fox and stars Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm and Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom.

I Love the 80's: 3-D to air on VH1 in October

vh1 logoPut on your 3-D glasses and check out I Love the 80's: 3-D. VH1 is reprising its highly successful and hilarious I Love the '80s approach for I Love the 80's: 3-D. All of your favorite comics, rock stars and celebs will come together once more to wax poetic about the essential '80s experience, and this time it will be a vision altering event.

From Jheri-curls to Rat-tails, Oak Ridge Boys to Fine Young Cannibals, Star Search to Spenser for Hire, Cannonball Run to Naked Gun, the offbeat nostalgia show will bring viewers a skewed view of the music, movies, TV shows, fashions, fads and trends that defined pop culture during every year of the decade. Fear not, viewers will still have a bodacious time watching the series even without those retro red and blue paper glasses.

I Love the 80's: 3-D premieres Monday through Friday, October 24 - 28, beginning at 9 p.m. each night. Information about where to obtain a free pair of 3-D glasses will be announced.

Each one-hour episode of I Love the 80's: 3-D is a totally excellent adventure through a single year, celebrating the good, the bad, and the greedy through retro clips from sitcoms, movies, music videos, TV commercials, network news and other sources plus more than 200 new interviews with the people who survived the decade that created "the fruit roll-up."

Mo Rocca (The Daily Show), Michael Ian Black (Stella), Hal Sparks (Queer As Folk) and Rachael Harris (Fat Actress) return to I Love the 80's: 3-D to lend their hilarious point of view once again. Also lending their perspectives are Modern Humorists, Rich Eisen of the "NFL Network," Patrice O'Neal, Stuart Scott, Luis Guzman, Loni Love, Greg Fitzsimmons, Godfrey and others.

Duran Duran Release 3-D Live DVD

Duran DuranDuran Duran: Live From London will be the first live concert DVD to be released with all of Duran Duran’s five original re-united band members. Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, Rhodes and LeBon.

As well as a collection of the band’s undisputed classic tunes filmed during a five night sold-out residency at Wembley Arena during their 25th Anniversary Reunion tour in April 2004, the 2-disc DVD will also feature a song in 3-D with a pair of free 3-D glasses included.

Filmed with “14 state-of-the-art high-definition cameras” the DVD is presented in SRS Labs Circle Surround®, 5.1 dts, 5.1 multichannel and stereo and includes a behind-the-scenes documentary, rare and candid interview footage, a photo gallery and a voice-over by all five of the band members talking about the songs and the show.

There’s also an audio CD with live versions of 10 tracks including Girls On Film, Planet Earth, Hungry Like The Wolf, Save A Prayer, A View To A Kill and Rio.

Duran Duran: Live From London is to be released by Coming Home Studios on November 7.

The DVD tracklisting is

(Reach Up For The) Sunrise
Hungry Like the Wolf
Is There Something I Should Know
Union Of The Snake
Come Undone
A View to a Kill
What Happens Tomorrow
The Chauffeur
Planet Earth
I Don't Want Your Love
New Religion
Ordinary World
Waiting For The Night Boat
Save a Prayer
Notorious
The Reflex
Careless Memories
Wild Boys
Girls On Film
Rio

Trivia
Duran Duran's recording of A View to a Kill is the only title single from a James Bond movie to make it to No. 1 on the music charts.

Glasses Free Live 3-D Television breakthrough introduced at IFA in Berlin

IFA 2005X3D logoVisitors at this year's IFA in Berlin, Sept. 2 through 7, will for the first time ever be able to experience live content streamed in a glasses-free, three-dimensional television format. IFA is the world's largest Consumer Electronics trade fair with over 1,000 exhibitors and 273,800 visitors at the 2003 event.

Newsight logoNewsight GmbH (formally Opticality/X3D Technologies) has together with companies Grundig and 3-D Image Processing (3D-IP) succeeded in capturing live video and streaming it through an autostereoscopic 3-D display system in real time whereas prior 3-D content had been limited to post-production material.

Opticality logo"This breakthrough will revolutionize home entertainment," said Jay Bingle, Chairman and CEO of Newsight. "We are leading the way to a new era in television, comparable to the passage from black-and-white to color TV."

Historically the IFA has always been the preferred platform to introduce milestones in the development of television to a broad public: in 1967 the first color TV, in 1983 the first stereo color TV. And now in 2005 the transition to live 3-D TV without glasses. To date, 3-D content has had to go through a post-production process where it was specifically rendered for viewing without glasses. With this new breakthrough from Newsight/3D-IP/Grundig, subject matter can now be captured and transmitted in glasses-free 3-D in real time. This eventually introduces an entirely new way to experience everything from sporting events to reality TV. Projected timing for the in-home experience is seen within the next few years given infrastructure and other requirements. As a first milestone, the plan is to broadcast a live sporting event in 3-D in a selected venue during the football World Cup 2006.

The innovation is based on the ability to capture 3-D with a remarkable single stereo-camera 1920 x 1080 (HDTV) in combination with a real-time processing operation. In the past, such 3-D content was typically captured with eight or sometimes two cameras, and then it was processed for delayed off-line playback. With this new advancement, a scene is captured live in two perspectives using a professional high-resolution stereo camera with special image processing hardware code-named Black Betty, developed by partner company 3D-IP. These two data streams are then routed through a converter chip, which synthesizes multiple viewpoints from a 3-D scene in real time. A total of eight stereo views are generated, combined and then played back on a modified Grundig Tharus 3-D TV screen. "This technical and human challenge, which led to the final breakthrough, was possible thanks to our industry-leading experts," said Paul-Louis Meunier, managing director of Newsight GmbH.

The Tharus, a standard flat panel TV, is converted into a 3-D display by integrating a filter, specially developed by Newsight, into the TV set. Eight pictures are shown simultaneously and projected in different directions, so that the eye of the observer perceives each of the different perspectives. 3-D glasses are not needed with this system: the 3-D image can be seen with the naked eye. As with all companies at IFA, Grundig have shown a ton of new products, try to persuade the assembled throngs that they are approaching Digital Lifestyles by understanding the consumer.

Everyone in the room leaned forward a little. Would this be for real or not? The results created by X3D technologies, 3-D Image Processing and Cobalt Entertainment (who make the camera) were shown on a standard LCD TV Tharus 30 with a special filter, provided by X3D Technologies, fitted to the front. The clever stuff is performed by 3-D Image Processing's (3D-IP) Black Betty box, which generates eight different views of the two pictures recorded by the camera, processes it and displays them in 3-D in real time.

Back to the demo ..."Miss IFA" (the show's red-haired icon) is called forward to demonstrate.

The special 3-D camera was unveiled, as were the monitors covered with black-out cloths. The displays showed fractured moving images striped vertically down the screens. Tech wiz Steve was called forward to carry out emergency turning to the display unit, while the demonstrator started to sweat, explaining that it had worked for the 20 times they had tried it this morning. The black cloths were placed back on the screen to hide the embarrassment.

A couple of button presses later and Steve announced it was ready. The room, slightly less believing, waited.

As the monitors were revealed, the 3-D TV was seen and the room was impressed. The ideal viewing distance of 4m was soon compromised as people eagerly clambered over each other to get a view. It's impressive, with the subject that is nearest to the camera actually appearing forward of the rest of the image in shot. Grundig plan to release the first content on disc as soon as the cameras have been used to shoot anything.

Stereo World magazine back issues

Stereo World magazineAll back issues of Stereo World, the official magazine of the National Stereoscopic Association (NSA), are available either in the original printing or as xerox reprints. Listed below are only the major articles in several recent back issues. There are also many shorter items, regular features and advertising. Issues still available in original printing are identified with (O); the reprints with (R). Visit NSA's Web site for the complete Stereo World back issue list.

Vol. 28, #1, 42 pp: Color issue; Shooting For 3-D Gold with David Klutho, The Kaiser Panorama, San Francisco Hyper Active 3-D From a Helicopter, Germany Digitized in 3-D CD Maps, European Gems: The English Colors of James Elliott, 3-D in Chaos, View Master: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. (O) $5

Vol. 28, #2. 38pp: Color issue; Buffalo, NY NSA Convention; Polarizing 3-D Viewers; View-Master's Pre Historic Legacy; Diableries in Haunted Castle DVD; Traveling the World in View-Master; 3 Reviews of View-Master New Releases. (O) $4.60

Vol. 28, #3. 38pp; Color issue; U-Boats, German Submarines in Stereo Views Through Two World Wars; "Goo" and the Stereo Realist; Riverside, Ca, NSA's Next Convention, 2002. (O) $4.10.

Vol. 28, #4, 42 pp: Color Issue; Documenting 9/11 In Depth, Afghanistan in Better Times, Gary Evans--View Master TCE Story, View Master's Virtual Viewer, Bill C. Walton Biography. (O) $4.60.

Vol. 28, #5, 50 pp: Color Issue: NSA Pres. Mary Ann Sell Biography, IMAX Space Station in 3-D, Space Station's 3-D Cameras, 1902 Martinique Eruption Stereographs, Remembering Paul Wing. (O) $6

Vol. 28, #6, 42 pp: Color Issue: NSA Board Member Dieter Lorenz Biography, Book Review--"Counting Philippine Views", 13th ISU Congress--Sidney, Soldiers at the Alter"--Russian Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, View Master--Missouri State Fair, George Rose--Korean Stereoviews. (O) $4.60.

Vol. 29, #1, 46 pp: Color issue: Keystone museum opens in Meadville, Wm. England's Rhine journey, Anaglyphica, Anaglyphic Art, Anaglyphs on the Internet, Report: NSA's Riverside Convention, UC Riverside--Museum of Photography, Obituaries: Andre De Toth, Tony Alderson. (O) $5.10

Vol. 29, #2, 34 pp: Color issue: Zeiss Ikon and Stereo Photography, Behind the Scenes of Bwana Devil, Book Review--Photo Patents Past, Santa vs. the Snowman, Photokina 2002. (O) $3.90

Vol 29, #3, 46 pp: Alexander Kahle--His Story and Stereos, The Brackett Disolver XB for Realist Slides, J. F. Stiehm in 19th Century Berlin, Home Study in Depth, Charles Wheatstone--The Binocular Discovery, Obituaries: Ernest NcNabb, Peter Palmquist, Michael Chikiris. (O) $5.10

Vol. 29, #4, 50 pp: "Tex Treadwell Memorial" by John Dennis, "2-D to 3-D Conversion" by Dan Shelley, "Sir David Brewster: The Retinal Rival" by Ray Zone, "Gems of the Adirondacks" by George W. Baldwin, "Ghost of the Abyss" review by Lawrence Kauffman, "The Reality Camera System" by Ray Zone. (O) $6

Vol. 29, #5, 50 pp: "Trio of 3-D films" review by Dan Marren, "Anaglyph" by Ray Zone, "Boer War Part 1" by Richard Ryder, "The Johnson Shaw Stereoscopic Museum" by Jodi Kohlstrom, "Venture Magazine" by Robert James Leonard. (O) $6

Vol. 29, #6, 50 pp: "3-D Bugs" by Lawrence Kauffman, "Boer War Part 2" by Richard Ryder, "Keystone's Great War" review by John Dennis, "Stereo Movies From Another Era" by Ray Zone, Obituary: Stephen Benton. (O) $6

Vol. 30, #1, 38 pp: "The NSA in Charleston" by John Dennis, "3-D Digital" by Ron Labbe, "Our Village, Found At Last" by Brian May, "Harlan-Lincoln House, View Once More" by Paul C. Juhl. (O) $4.50

Vol. 30, #2, 50 pp: "Unseen Ellis Island" by Aronowitz & Schacker, IMAX "In the Driver's Seat" interview by Ray Zone, "John Cramb to Palestine in 1860" by Bert Zuckerman, Obituary: Bob Weir. (O) $6

Vol. 30, #3, 38 pp: "Stereographers in Victorian Matlock" by John Bradley, "The Kodak Stereo 35" by Ray Moxom, "Edwin S. Porter-The Artistic Mechanic" by Ray Zone. (O) $4.50

Vol. 30, #4, 46 pp: "Classification of Diableries" by Robert Schreiber, "NSA Portland '04" by John Dennis. (O) $5.10

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X6D - The New 6-Dimensional Cinema Xperience

Edwards Technologies Inc. logoX6D is a fully immersive, participatory 3-D digital cinema Xperience, complete with motion, special effects and personal interactivity with Xtrodinary content. This revolution is coming soon to a theatre near you. The Cinema Xperience will never be the same. Kolosej, a fast growing European entertainment company, has announced plans to roll out the first multi-dimensional cinema Xperience, evoking physical and sensorial reactions from the audience, which provides the most
advanced solution for multiplex auditoriums and free standing theatres.

X6D is a joint venture led by Kolosej, with Edwards Technologies, Inc. (U.S), which provides the large format stereoscopic digital projection system, incorporating the clearest and brightest picture with a state-of-the-art sound system, and with Cinema Park Network (EU). Cinema Park offers the first ever Smart Moving Seats with dual motion capacity and built in effects such as a personal scent system and a cordless interactive system. This system enables each viewer to influence the movie and take part in a variety of interactive games. The special content is catered for various markets.

"X6D is the future of cinema exhibition", says Sergej Racman, CEO of Kolosej entertainment group. "X6D transforms the cinema complex into the most technologically advanced in the world. X6D presents all various types of movies in an unique total sensory cinema format. Just imagine watching the movie Shrek, and being able to ride with him on his horse with the Smart Seats, feel the wind and rain during a storm or even smell the flowers along the ride. Cinema just doesn't get any better, and we can offer it to all our visitors. It's something they can't experience at home or at any other cinemas."

The first several X6D locations will open in Europe before the end of 2005.

"With the Cinema Park's content, the complex will be operational nearly 24/7", says Ori Yardeni, the creator of the International Cinema Park Network.

The X6D offers exceptional content to four major markets:

  • Special new edutainment presentations (25 - 120 minutes) in the mornings for school children
  • State-of-the-art large format movies in digital version (20-45 minutes) in the afternoons for families and the younger generation
  • Blockbusters in digital versions (90-120 minutes) during the evenings for movie lovers
  • Unique multi sensory musical cinema experiences (45 - 90 minutes) for late night crowd
  • No matter what the movie, X6D's Smart Seats with 14 special effects options can be synchronized to the action, creating added value to every movie
    experience.

Special features of X6D include

  • · Digital large format 3-D projectors that suit screens up to 18 meters wide
  • Smart moving seats with effects; motion, scent, ticklers, wind, rain, tornado, bat and more
  • Interactive system that enables the audience to influence the progress of the experience and to play a variety of interactive games
  • State-of-the-art lighting system that is programmed individually for each show
  • Multi-channel sound system
  • A combination of digitally-controlled cranes that enable the reformation of the theatre as part of the Xperience.

Combining the best in digital 3-D technology, theme-park special effects and exceptional content, X6D is a cinema experience beyond anything seen before. Exhibitors are now able to affordably adapt X6D to any auditorium or multiplex environment with minimal operational expense.

The First 3-D Television Serial in India

GV Films (Q, N,C,F)* Ltd has launched the production of Paramapadam, the first ever live 3-D Television Serial on Aug. 29, 2005 at AVM Studios at Chennai.

Danniel Symmes from Los Angels, the inventor of 3DR, is appointed to shoot the 52 episode serial along with international standard crew. This serial is a bi-lingual production in Tamil and Hindi to be broadcast on leading Tamil and Hindi Channels. The story based on the famous Snake and Ladder game concept.

Naaga is the director of this serial who is well-known director of several successful serials in the recent past. The lead actor of this serial is the Shakthiman fame Mukesh Khanna.

The first film with the 3-D effect was Kuttichatan way back in 1984.

Explaining the salient features at the media briefing, B Ravi, CEO, GV Films, said, "Mukesh Khanna of Shaktimaan-fame will be the protagonist of the serial. He will have the company of four young boys and a woman character."

The star cast is still being finalised, which will be aired on Sundays on a popular channel. The first phase will be 26 episodes followed by another of the same magnitude. Viewers will have to use the 3-D glasses, though not for the full stretch of the one-hour serial. Cable operators could have a role in this with the modalities still to be worked out.

Queried whether it will be an out and out fantasy, Suresh said "Entertainment will be a mix. It will be a revolution once the concept catches on. The initial weeks will be the big challenge with the big hope of an overwhelming response."

For the Los Angeles-based Symmes, the challenge is huge. "As a child I used to be a fanatic reader of the comic books of Walt Disney and others of that genre. That inspired me to learn the technical aspects of film making in the 3-D format like production, cinematography and direction."

Daniel Symmes has more than three decades of experience in film business. His first 3-D movie was in 1971 followed by the Dimension 3 effect in the small medium two years later. "Back home, there are so many diversified options for the viewers," said Symmes. "Unless you come up with quality offering, it is difficult to sustain viewers interest. After USA, the concept has caught on a big way in Britain, Japan and Germany."

Symmes, who will handle the cinematography, will stay put for a three-week period to impart the knowledge to the privileged few. Of a long-time stint in India, he is still undecided. "These are early days,"' he added.

AVM Studios is one of the largest and the most active studios in southeast Asia.

World Cup Soccer in lifesize, holographic 3-D by 2018

3-D VR-1 Virtual ProjectorScientists are working on a 3-D virtual reality television that will let footy fans watch and even smell the World Cup as if they were there.

Life-size holographic images of the players will appear alongside the viewers who will be able to join the goal celebrations. Virtual reality projectors on the floor will fill the living room with high-definition 3-D images that can be viewed from any angle. As well as the 3-D images, they hope to send thousands of odors through the new system to enhance the sense of reality.

The Japanese Government have joined forces with leading academics and top technology firms to make it all work in time for the 2018 World Cup final. Experts want $5 million towards research next year. The Japanese Communications Ministry has already drawn up an artist's impression of the 2018 final, featuring Japan against Germany.

To make it all work would involve rigging thousands of mini-cameras throughout the stadium to film the action from all angles. Currently, teams are working on electrical stimulation for viewers' fingers and ultrasound, which could allow them "feel" what they are watching. A "floating" remote control would also allow them to select close- ups.

How it will work

  • Thousands of high-definition cameras film match from multiple angles
  • Multiple camera angles allow composite image to be broadcast and viewed on 3-D TV in the home
  • Floating virtual reality remote control allows viewer to select close-ups

3-D and Naughty book is published by SHH! Productions

3-D and Naughty cover  art3-D and Naughty is a newly published 50-page book featuring a sensual collection of pin-up photography in amazing 3-D! The book is a picture story in 3-D that features a beautiful brunette who loses her clothing in a saucy game of strip poker.

Jamie, the model featured in the book is absolutely gorgeous with a killer smile, dark eyes, sensuous lips and an extemely toned body. Collector's of nude 3-D images will appreciate the art of sensual 3-D photography in this new collection of stereoscopic photos featuring erotic poses.

There are a generous number of 3-D images in the book. Each image is free-viewable using the parallel method or you can see it in 3-D using the provided plastic "Peek-a-View" 3-D glasses.

Since all the images featured in the book are black-and-white, it reminded me a lot of the old 1950's Irving Claw images of Bettie Page. Images in the book include Jamie as the unlucky card player losing her shirt in the living room. sitting by the coffee table, a visit to the kitchen, the bathtub and the bedroom. Duck when she tosses her undergarments at the camera..."gotta love that old 3-D trick."

3-D and Naughty is first venture into 3-D publication
According to company representative Johnny Depth, "We decided to start with a 3-D book because we are fans of 3-D ourselves and wanted to see if we could put together a fun and sexy collection of photos with just the limited experience we had." Depth continued, "We don't see a lot of modern nude photography in 3-D, so this was a chance to do something fun for ourselves, and our friends who like sexy 3-D images and may have grown tired of the vintage and antique images usually available. Young, attractive girls are fun to photograph and have an eager audience waiting, so we had a good idea this book would be a hit from the concept alone."

Behind the scenes of the 3-D photo shoot
"The camera we shot with was a Loreo," said Depth. "We actually had two cameras. One had black and white film, while the other was loaded with color film. Since this was truly our very first experience shooting a live model indoors, we wanted to be ready for anything. good or bad, that may come of this session. We were quite pleased to see the black and white results were so satisfying and decided to collect the color shots in a future volume and release the black-and-white ones for starters. A lot of credit has to be given to the model, though. She was the only one in the room with any experience doing this, and she saved the day with great expressions, a playful attitude and a body that anyone would have a difficult time photographing badly."

The lost 3-D image
The cover photo did not make the inside of the book and the reason has happened to many a stereo photographer. According to Depth, "As it turned out, the cover shot was one of the last pictures of a roll of film and the whole picture did not even develop. The right side of the stereo pair did, but the left side did not. However, looking through all our photos, this one particular look, pose and lighting, seemed to have it all. It's a perfect shot for the feeling we wanted to convey, it just didn't exist as a stereo pair. She seems to come to life right off the page, regardless. Jamie was an incredible model. She brought so much fun and daring attitude to our experimental shoot, it was easy to shoot over 100 pictures in the hour we spent together. The fact she was a part of our first shoot, and that we have so many more pictures of her, most definitely positions her as our 'mascot' and we will surely enjoy her presence in future projects and books!"

Get your copy of the book before it is sold out
"We only printed 1,000 copies of this book, since it was both an experiment in photography and in publishing," said Depth. "It's only available in softcover, and I don't believe we will reprint any of our books, so those who want one shouldn't hesitate. We have in mind to create a variety of new and fresh ideas to stimulate the 3-D community and continuing to put out the same material does not interest us as much as creating a long line of different books. Coming from an artists background, I also enjoy the notion of 'limited editions' and the scarcity of a rare and unique item. The idea that these books are sought after, or hard to find very soon, interests me, and only helps generate energy for our next project!"

3-D and Naughty (ISBN No. 1-889509-04-3) is priced at $19.95 with free shipping in the U.S. Published by SHH! Productions in Battle Creek, Michigan. The book is available for discreet ordering online and it's also available through ordering at Barnes and Noble, Borders, Bud Plant Comic Art and 3DStereo.com.

This item is intended for mature audiences over the age of 18.

Russia's Lovely Lenticular Nudes

Cllck here to order  large lenticular 3-D prints of beautiful Russian women photographed by Slava MalkovSome of the highest quality lenticular 3-D images featuring some of the most beautiful girls from Russia are now available from the stereo camera of Slava Malkov.

Slava Malkov is a stereographer from Moscow. The lenticular prints he sells have great clarity and extremely good depth.

Not only are the models featured in the 3-D images beautiful, each image features the women in imaginative, creative and artistic poses. Our favorties include several images of Elen and Oksana.

Previews of each of the images is available online at www.3dmix.com. Click on Lenticular Art Gallery in the left-side navigation box, then click Slava Malkov to see the previews.

Prints can be ordered by filling out a message box. The photographer will contact you by e-mail to fill the orders.

There are currently 18 lenticular images available including some interesting 3-D photos combining nudes and flowers.

This item is intended for mature audiences over the age of 18.

3-D Auction Results

Here are a few auction results on 3-D items from the past month.

Ford, Firestone and Ediison stereoview
1893 Chicago World's Fair stereoview

A 1923 Keystone Stereoview of Thomas Edison Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (18551) sold for $315 with seven bids. The stereoview features inventor Thomas Edison, automobile baron and inventor of the Model T, Henry Ford and tire executive Harvey Firestone. Taken in 1923 at the funeral of President Warren G. Harding.

26 stereoview cards of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair sold for $360 with 18 bids. The stereoviews feature the midway, Japanese Village, Turkish Village, bird eye views, manufacturers exhibit, electricity, lagoon views, battleships, Persian Palace, etc. E.R. McCollister, Chicago, photographer.

   
Chicago Cubs stereoview
Presidential box at Ford's Theatre

A 1910 Chicago Cubs baseball stereoview sold for $134.05 with 18 bids. An original H.C. White stereoview (c.1910-1914) of a Chicago Cubs runner safe at 1st as the 1st baseman is caught in mid air to catch the ball (ball is also caught in mid air by the photographer). In the background is a runner at 3rd who's also safe. Chicago is easily read on the runner's jersey. Can't make out the pitcher's jersey.

A pair of stereoviews including a stereoview of the Presidential box at Ford's Theatre sold for $347.78 with nine bids. The card depicts The Private Box at Ford's Theatre, the place where President Lincoln was assassinated. The second card was the Lincoln Memorial in Philadelphia.

 
Brackett Dissolver 3-D stereo projector
Custom Realist and Steinheil Redufocus lenses
U&U Yellowstone set

A Brackett Dissolver 3-D stereo projector sold for $999.99 with two bids. The Brackett Dissolver accepts Realist format up to full frame stereo slides. Manually operated with insert and remove slide-in slot. Uses two stereo projection systems with four 100mm f2.8 lenses. In original case with instructions. A new Brackett Dissolver XB stereo projector sells for $3,150 without lenses!

A Realist Custom stereo camera with leather case sold for $843 with 19 bids. The sale also included a Steinheil Redufocus wide-angle lens in original case, a pair of Gruenex Telephoto auxiliary lenses, a Stereo Realist Film Identification unit, pair of Tiffen Series 5 Stereo Realist adapter rings, pair of TIffen Series 5 lens shades, pair of Stereo Realist lens covers and lots more items. The seller, who said in the listing they knew nothing about cameras, didn't even list the Custom in the title of the sale. The Steinheil Redufocus was the main listing. In the listing, the camera was described as "Realist made USA."

A Yellowstone National Park stereoview set, published by Underwood and Underwood, sold for $434 with 15 bidders. The set contains 30 stereoview cards in a custom slipcover case.

 

3-D Tales from the Crypt of Terror

Stereo Realist briefcast

Double sided stereoscope

Three Dimensional Tales from the Crypt of Terror #2 (EC, 1954) received a bid of $862.50 with buyer's premium. This great EC 3-D comic has a cover by Al Feldstein, with stories from Tales From the Crypt and Vault of Horror redrawn to the 3-D format by Jack Davis, Will Elder, Johnny Craig and Joe Orlando. Overstreet notes that this comic is rare in high grade. The comic did not sell due to a higher reserve.

A Stereo Realist carrying case with six Stereo Realist sequence slide files, for use with a Stereo Realist Projector, sold for $323 with 12 bids. The case came with the two original keys, too.

A double view tabletop stereoscope viewer sold for $501 with 23 bids. Designed after the Alexander Becker tabletop cabinet viewer. It has 50 cards in the machine, which can be viewed by two people at once. The cabinet is made of walnut and stands 17" tall by 16" deep by 12" wide.

 

Keystone WWI stereoview set

View-Master library cases

A Keystone World War I Stereoview Set with 300 Cards sold for $781 with 20 bids. Volume IV and V had some fading to the gold lettering. Volume VI had some damage to the right side of the case.

A lenticular poster for Steven Speilberg's The Lost World sold for $370 with three bids. Original release (1997) 27" x 40" It is believed that only 2,000 of these lenticulars were created by Universal Pictures.

Five View-Master® library cases containing 665 single reels sold for $565.55 with 22 bids. The seller found the fifth case after listing the sale and included it in the auction.

 

Bettie Page stereo slide sold for $179.49 with 10 bids. The Realist format slide is from the Craftsmen's Guild, Hollywood, California series.

Bettie Page stereo slide sold for $112.50 with nine bids. The Realist format slide is from the Craftsmen's Guild, Hollywood, California series.

Bettie Page stereo slide sold for $112.50 with 12 bids. The Realist format slide is from the Craftsmen's Guild, Hollywood, California series.

 
President Kennedy image from View-Master reel. 1305.
3-D Dolly cover art

Bettie Page stereo slide sold for $103.50 with nine bids. The Realist format slide is from the Craftsmen's Guild, Hollywood, California series.

A President Kennedy Visits Ireland View-Master® reel from a seller in England sold for $459.42 with 22 bids. Reel #1305 is the "Holy Grail" for many View-Master® collector's.

3-D Dolly #1 (Harvey, 1953) sold for $855 with one bid. Both pairs of 3-D glasses were included with this comic. CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages, Overstreet 2005 NM - 9.2 value = $850.

 

 

A Stereo Realist Projector Model 81 sold for $400 with one bid. The Model 81 was priced at about $450 when new, at a time when the Stereo Realist camera was $160 and the TDC stereo projector was just $170.

 

Civil War stereoview - Railroad Depot, Charleston, SC sold for $382 with 12 bids.
Stereoview featuring ruins of North Eastern Railroad Depot, where 200 persons were blown up on the day of the Evacuation, Charleston, South Carolina. War Views Series, published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., Broadway, New York. Negative by M. B. Brady, New York.

Civil War stereoview - Ft. Wagner sold for $307 with 11 bids.
Stereoview featuring Interior of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina. War Views Series, published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., Broadway, New York.

Civil War stereoview - 1862 Confederate dead, Gettysburg sold for $283.89 with 16 bids.
The "colorized" photo is of a field with a dozen bodies. The card is yellow stock. The front says “Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by Alex Gardner, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.” The back reads “Photographic Incidents of the War No. 260. Confederate Dead on Centre of Battle-field of Gettysburg. Gardner’s gallery, corner of 7th and D streets, Washington, D. C. Negative by T.H.O.Sullivan. E. & H.T.Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York, Wholesale Agents.

   

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