"Originally Posted by markr041
"Mark- you claimed you have gotten full zoom popout. I need to see that."
Butterfly on tree, full zoom, at about 1:43.http://youtu.be/tdhsOcDpDeY?hd=1
That's a great example of the Card-Board Effect Yikes!
Making objects "pop out" is easy. Using Vegas you can pop out or in whatever you please. I do it all the time."
The problem with your approach is that you do not recognize that with your rig there is no butterfly 3D video at all:
1. You could not haul your gear up that mountain trail in 90+ degree weather. Even if you left behind the gyro.
2. Even if you did, and survived, by the time you set up your rig with the "correct" interaxial distance, there is no butterfly. bye, bye butterfly.
In fact, for most interesting video, long-distance vista shots are a minor adornment. Look at any film, tv show, documentary. No one is going to watch unending vista shots. Up-close people shots are what makes a video. People playing, reacting, interacting, doing something. Don's kid in the pool is still among the best 3D video I have seen - it has a kid enjoying and learning and interacting with parents/grandparents with great 3D and color and action. It's human. 3D Bloggie. A nice 3D vista shot of the pool by the house with the big rig might have added something (about a 6-second shot), but that's it.
The small interaxial distance of the all-in-one cameras is the correct choice - it's for taking good video of people, not for specialized vista shots from power boats, which would constitute a trivial (but impressive) aspect of any video that a person would actually want to watch.
I do not think it is a coincidence we have not seen a video of any length - beyond "tests" - from this touted rig.
It's been fun to see all this, [I appreciate the work and expense, and I learned a lot about 3D. But let's get real.