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Hybrid Stereoscopic Photography - Analogue Stereo Photography meets the Digital Age with the StereoCompass app
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2021.2.SDA-058  Published OnlineJanuary 2021
Abstract

Stereoscopic photography has a long history which started just a few years after the first known photo was taken: 1849 Sir David Brewster introduced the first binocular camera. Whereas mobile photography is omnipresent because of the wide distribution of smart phones, stereoscopic photography is only used by a very small set of enthusiasts or professional (stereo) photographers. One important aspect of professional stereoscopic photography is that the required technology is usually quite expensive. Here, we present an alternative approach, uniting easily affordable vintage analogue SLR cameras with smart phone technology to measure and predict the stereo base/camera separation as well as the focal distance to zero parallax. For this purpose, the StereoCompass app was developed which is utilizing a number of smart phone sensors, combined with a Google Maps-based distance measurement. Three application cases including red/cyan anaglyph stereo photographs are shown. More information and the app can be found at: <uri>http://stereocompass.i2d.uk</uri>

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Bjorn Sommer, "Hybrid Stereoscopic Photography - Analogue Stereo Photography meets the Digital Age with the StereoCompass appin Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXXII,  2021,  pp 58-1 - 58-10,  https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2021.2.SDA-058

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