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Retro Viewfinder Attaches To A Smartphone To Create 3D Media [Video]

Retro Viewfinder Attaches To A Smartphone To Create 3D Media [Video]
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New camera hacks your mobile device to generated stunning photos and videos.

Serena Chu
  • 11 october 2013

Fusing the technique behind a viewmaster and the technology of a smartphone, Peter Brennan created the world’s first device that allows users to capture and view moments in 3D. True-view generates 3D photos and videos directly from your smartphone.

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The Pratley Company team placed specifically angled mirrors in the device that splits the camera lens of the inserted smartphone to create two side-by-side stereoscopic images. When combined, the two images forms an illusion of depth, creating a 3D image. Images and videos captured by True-view are made compatible with any 3D viewing device. Tru-view and app is also compatible with popular Android and iOS 6 & later devices.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to illustrate the 3D effect that is captured by True-view, but here is a graphic illustration to better explain the technique.

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The project is currently still seeking crowdfunds on Kickstarter.

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