Tag Archives: 3D

on stereo viewing

Toronto. Our brain is a marvellous organ. Each eye sees a scene/person at a slightly different angle. The brain merges these two images to create what we see as a stereo or 3D ‘picture’ of the scene or person we … Continue reading

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Stanley J White 1929 – 2023 (93 7/8)

Toronto. I was very sorry to learn of the death of Stan White. I’ve known Stan for about 40 years since he joined the society. Stan was president of our Toronto branch from 1985 to 1987 when the branch merged … Continue reading

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projecting a colourful 3D display

Toronto. This article appeared in the September, 1940 issue of Popular Mechanics just a few years after Kodachrome arrived for 35mm transparencies created by an ordinary 35mm camera. Now these slides could be taken ready for 3D and projected so … Continue reading

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before there was Virtual Reality ….

Toronto.  … there was Stereo. After all, Virtual Reality (VR) is just Stereo on steroids – i.e. interactive video in stereo. Modern day VR is experimenting with various techniques such as projecting directly on the human retina. In the PHSC, … Continue reading

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a penny for your thoughts …

Toronto. We have all tossed a quarter into those  clever ‘slot’ machines in arcades or other amusement areas to see a series of stills. In this article from the April 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics is a suggestion to use … Continue reading

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Polarization is good for photography

Toronto. … but not so good politically. In the days of film, one of the tools available to the photographer was a polarizing filter. Judicious use of the filter could improve contrast and colour saturation by removing reflections from smooth … Continue reading

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view view master master ad ad

Toronto. January 1959. The USA was digging into the space race and to capitalize on it, View-Master offered a special deal for a viewer and seven photos of a Vanguard Rocket being launched in Florida at Cape Canaveral plus three … Continue reading

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the charm of 3D for kids

Toronto. My wife had a View-Master and light source and reels when she was little down in New Toronto. A few years later this ad appeared on page 58 of the January 17th, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The charm … Continue reading

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you do remember movies, don’t you?

Toronto. In 1922 Europe, a French company developed a home projector to show copies of commercial 35mm movies at home in a new format called 9.5mm. Shortly after their projectors retailed, Pathé introduced a companion movie camera using the same standard. … Continue reading

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1956 and stereo is rising again

Toronto. In the 1950s, stereo made one of its periodic rises to the conscious mind of the common man. Books. cameras, attachments and movies touted the impressive 3D imagery. I remember seeing a 3D movie one Sunday starring Vincent Price … Continue reading

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