303 Kit adds Macintosh Software
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
packages of viewers, stylish glasses and 3-D greeting cards
are all available for purchase.
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:
303 slide attachment
T100 pistol-grip mini-tripod
Photo3-D RC 900 glasses
Photo3-D paper viewers
Photo3-D paper glasses
Photo3-D blank greeting card
303 Kit sells for only $129 and can be ordered online at the
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
in Director's Guild of America Digital Day
Article courtesy of Xeni Jardin
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
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
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
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."
Office Grants In-Three Request for Reexamination of 3-D Conversion
Patent Licensed to IMAX
Courtesy of www.worldentertactive.com
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.
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This article may not be reproduced in whole or in part without
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Inc. Defeats IMAX’s Efforts to Enjoin It From Converting
Motion Pictures into 3-D
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
"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.
A 3DD (3-D Digital) Cinema Update
by Joseph L. Kleiman - Courtesy of www.worldentertactive.com
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
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
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
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
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new motion against In-Three in Patent Infringement Case
Courtesy of www.worldentertactive.com
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
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expressed written permission of the owners.
first ever NSA Digital Group Slide Show
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
A View to a Kill
What Happens Tomorrow
I Don't Want Your Love
Waiting For The Night Boat
Save a Prayer
Girls On Film
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
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.
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.
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.
World magazine back issues
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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.
Cup Soccer in lifesize, holographic 3-D by 2018
are working on a 3-D virtual reality television that will
let footy fans watch and even smell the World Cup as if they
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 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
and Naughty book is published by SHH! Productions
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"
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
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
This item is intended for mature audiences over the age of
Lovely Lenticular Nudes
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
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.
Here are a few auction results on 3-D items from the past
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Bettie Page stereo
slide sold for $112.50 with 12 bids. The Realist format
slide is from the Craftsmen's Guild, Hollywood, California
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®
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.