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A New Awakening

When Bob woke up it was noon. But instead of the floor he was on Cathy’s bed, tucked in. She was waiting nervously, checking her email. On the far corner was a camera on a tripod, recording Bob’s every move. “You’re stalking me”, Cathy began. “You know that, don’t you?” “I’m sorry, I just…” “No, […]

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Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Noise and Dithering

Topics Covered: What is Noise? Signal to Noise Ratio Dithering Color Banding I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise? – Federico Fellini Noise is unwanted information in a signal. A fly in your soup is […]

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Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Challenges in Reproducing Stereopsis in Cameras and Displays

Topics Covered: Interaxial Distance Hyper Stereo vs Macro Stereo Keystone Effect and Keystoning Stereoscopic Window In order for stereoscopic cinematography to be a creative medium it’s got to be intuitive. If it’s not in the gut, it’s not going to succeed as an art form. If you have to rely solely on tables and calculations, […]

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Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Convergence and Fusion

Topics Covered: Convergence and Fusion The Singleness of Vision Taking aim for too long can ruin your eyes – Ivorian Proverb When we focus on infinity our eyes look straight on in a parallel fashion, as indicated by the red arrows. As we have already seen, optical tests on the Snellen chart are positioned at […]

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Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Stereopsis, Parallax and the Inter-ocular Distance

Topics Covered: Stereopsis Parallax Inter-ocular Distance You can’t look into a bottle with both eyes at the same time – Togolese Proverb Stereopsis is the impression of depth we get when we use both eyes, assuming they have normal binocular vision. More than any other depth cue, this gives the greatest impression of space. Why? […]

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Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Understanding Depth

Topics Covered: Depth and Depth Cues Monocular and Binocular Vision And so if your inclination is to champion lost causes, the case of stereo photography is readymade for you – Paul Farber So far we have treated the eye as if It were an organ capable of only two-dimensional (flat surface) vision We had only […]

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Introduction

This is the story of how Analog Bob did everything impossible to win the hand of Cathy Digital, the prettiest dame to ever walk through the mean streets of Wolfcrow, a rough town whose citizens wrote, shot, edited and got paid. The story of their union is the stuff of legend, and like all stories […]