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Polarizing aperture stereoscopic cinema camera
Author(s): Lenny Lipton
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Paper Abstract

The art of stereoscopic cinematography has been held back because of the lack of a convenient way to reduce the stereo camera lenses' interaxial to less than the distance between the eyes. This article describes a unified stereoscopic camera and lens design that allows for varying the interaxial separation to small values using a unique electro-optical polarizing aperture design for imaging left and right perspective views onto a large single digital sensor (the size of the standard 35mm frame) with the means to select left and right image information. Even with the added stereoscopic capability the appearance of existing camera bodies will be unaltered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8288, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII, 828806 (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910579
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Lenny Lipton, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8288:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Gregg E. Favalora, Editor(s)

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