Tutorial to show you how you can take 3-D pictures [with a Smartphone]


[In this smartphone format video tutorial, Brian shows us how to take stereo photos with a smartphone and view them with the Lite Owl or the Owl VR Kit.]

Brian May Tutorial

Hi Folks

I’m assuming that you’re watching this in 3-D, so hopefully you have your OWL VR Kit or else you have your Lite OWL. But I’m just going to do a little tutorial to show you how you can take 3-D pictures very simply of your friends, or anything around you that you fancy, and then you can keep doing this, if you like, to demonstrate how fabulous 3-D really is. 3-D is such a real medium, is incredible. So much more evocative than just a flat picture.

Okay – here’s my mobile phone. Here’s a little app called 3-D Camera, distinctive red and green signs that’s saying 3-D. If you’ve got an Android there’s something very similar which is called 3-D Steroid. Anyway, get one of these little apps. It doesn’t cost very much. In you go and it’s gonna prompt me. It’s gonna help me. Help you and help me make a stereo pair and it’s gonna be really easy. See – it says left image here – that’s gonna start us off. You take a left image. Move a few inches and take a right image, and then immediately you can pop them into a stereo pair. I’ll show you how it works.

Brian Takes Stereo Photos with a Smartphone


I will aim at Denis Pellerin, who is filming me. Here we go. Here’s my left image. Click. And move a little bit to the right. Two and a half inches is good, but you can vary it. Click. There’s the right image. Now the app has put these pictures together on top of each other, so you can move them around and check that they’re in the right place. You wanna have them roughly lined up like that and I usually put the right image slightly to the right, so they end up behind the stereo window – but that’s a detail. You’re ready. All you do is press this little thing down here, which says “side-by-side”. It’s got two little windows next to each other and immediately you have your stereo picture.

All you need to view it is a Lite OWL. I hope you have your Lite OWL in your pocket always, and I can view that immediately and very beautiful it is, I have to say. Denis Pellerin is very beautiful subject.

I’m sure your lady friend or your man friend, or your children or your Mum or your Dad will make wonderful subjects, and you can take landscapes. You can take all kinds of pictures anywhere you like and immediately view them with a Lite OWL. If you’re at home, you have the luxury of sitting down with something more luxurious, then this is the Lite OWL – this, sorry this is the OWL VR Kit, which comes in a beautiful packet like this and we have another video showing you how to put that together – but your phone will fit in here anytime you like and you have a lovely focusing stereoscope to enjoy your pictures, and this really is the deluxe way to do it. Enjoy.

Enjoy your 3-D app and your OWL and your Lite OWL. Let’s get into stereoscopy.


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