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13Jun

The Art Of Stereoscopic Photo, part 2

  • The Art of Stereoscopic Photo

Introduction

In the previous article we reviewed the main rules and principles that allow you to get high-quality stereo photographs. In this article we will focus on the practical side of things. We will discuss how to make a simple DIY-style stereoscopic camera from a StereoPi, how to take your first stereo photographs and process them in the StereoPhoto Maker app.
We’ll use a regular mobile phone for a viewfinder, a controller for our camera and a monitor to view the resulting images.

16May

Hacking Skybox on Oculus Go for StereoPi live streaming

  • StereoPi Skybox on Oculus Go

I’ll skip a lengthy intro and go straight to the point.

So, I have a stereo camera capable of outputting H264 video over different protocols, and I have an Oculus Go headset. How do I watch a stereo live stream from the cam on the headset? Preferably with minimal latency and locally, so YouTube and other RTMP video services are a no go.

Skipping ahead, here’s what I’ve managed to achieve: first, I played a pre-recorded video file from StereoPi, and then I played a live stream from StereoPi (MPEG-TS through UDP).

 

10May

The Art Of Stereoscopic Photo

  • The Art Of Stereoscopic Photo

With the StereoPi, you can enter the world of stereoscopic photography! The art of stereoscopic photography actually began in the 18th century and the Stereoscopic Society, one of the oldest photo societies, has existed since 1893. This past year they celebrated their 125th anniversary and, as you can imagine, they’ve accumulated a lot of experience during this time. In this article, they’ve kindly agreed to share their experience with us! We hope it helps you make great stereoscopic photos!

Special thanks:

29Nov

ROS: a simple depth map using Raspberry Pi

  • StereoPi ROS depth map test

If you use ROS when creating robots, then you probably know that it supports utilization of stereo cameras. For example, you can create a depth map of the visible field of view, or make a point cloud. I began to wonder how easy it would be to use our StereoPi, a stereo camera with Raspberry Pi inside, in ROS. Earlier, I’d tested and confirmed that a depth map is easily built using OpenCV; but I had never tried ROS - and so, I decided to conduct this new experiment, and document my process of looking for the solution.

1. Does ROS for Raspberry Pi exist?