Wednesday, June 29, 2011

3D camera array effects

See the article on Hack-A-Day: Tesla coil bullet-time photography

Taking a cue from the Matrix movies, he bought a stack of Canon point and shoot cameras and constructed a bullet time rig in his workshop. In order to get the pictures just right, he flashed each camera with a customized version of the CHDK firmware that allowed him to trigger all ten shutters with a single button press. A few scripts help facilitate collecting all of the images for processing, after which he identifies the good shots and stitches them together. You can see the awesome results in the video below.

CHDK is the Canon Hack Development Kit

This is a similar rig to the used by DigiCave for there FreeViewpoint video.
Youtube video: Free View Point video 

No comments: