Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Macho Ya Mungu
Tanya and I spent the afternoon on Monday building a hyper stereo rig which consisted of two inverted tripods with HD video cameras on each end. We asked the Kenyan students for help in naming it and eventually settled on Macho Ya Mungu - the eyes of god (not too grandiose :)
We took it out to Ol Pejeta the following day to test it out. Below are two cross-eye stereo snapshots of the videos. The subjects in the photos were over 50 feet away so the hyper stereo helped place them in depth. Partial zoom was used to bring the subjects close enough to see. Unfortunately of course that tends to flatten out the subjects so they look like cardboard cutouts in 3D.