Sunday, 19 September 2010
Day 149: Hi tech Fuji W3, Highchair.
I shot some photos today with the soon-to-be-released Fuji W3 3D camera.
Fuji have kindly loaned me one as I am test shooting for a 3D movie. This is predominantly a stills camera, but it also features 720P 3D video. It's true 720p, recording two independent 1280x720 video streams which can be demuxed for 3D editing (no side by side compression). It has a wonderful parallax barrier (i.e. glasses free) 3D screen which amazes everyone who sees it. I'll post more about this camera later in a proper review.
Today we did a grandparents marathon!
First up was lunch with Mum and Dad, where Oscar has his first time in a high chair! He took to it marvellously, really enjoying looking around and watching us all eating. We made sure he had his milk before we began our meal.
I've noticed that he is copying my chewing movements whenever I'm eating, he must be getting ready. We read a lot, and a lot of people are recommending holding off on solids until six months to make sure his digestive system is all ready for it. He seems happy enough on milk so that's what we are going to do.
It was nice to see my brother Paul and his girlfriend Michelle. He's been working away so hasn't seen Oscar that much. He usually looks better in photos...
I wanted to post the group shot as it shows the slightly hyper 3D depth from the Fuji, which has a stereo base of 75mm. (My Lumix pair is even wider, but they have wider angle lenses which alters the depth perception. It's a complicated business)
I've posted the 'numbers' shot twice, once with the Lumix pair and again with the W3. Not entirely scientific as the web upload is compressed, and the anaglyph format is not very forgiving. Also the stereo window was set differently on the two setups, so Oscar is standing out more in the W3 shot.
Second meal of the day was at Tasha's Mum Judy's. Here, Uncle Matt, fresh back from IBC in Amsterdam where all the new 3D tech was on display, did his best to stifle his language as Arsenal played Sunderland and nearly lost (!)
Bebi was there too with cousin Molly. The babies both went down to sleep without any crying.
Penny, the stray cat we have rescued, seems to be recovering well. In a move surely designed to curry favour, she caught the mouse that's been living under our cooker for weeks. Our resident cats had ignored the task...did I detect a slight hint of smugness when she saw them?