VANCOUVER, CANADA — Remember the thrills you felt, the total immersion during the 3D sequences you last experienced in the theater? Imagine that same experience, except this time it’s your own personal memories or artistic vision that’s playing in 3D on your smartphone screen.Wondering how? Well it’s made possible by a Canadian creative stalwart Dustin Larsen.
With a unique concept in mind,Dustin created SLY3D,a product which enables users to Record 3D video with ANY smartphone.The device transforms user’s smartphone into an easy-to-use 3D video camera. Recording 4K ultra high definition 3D video, streaming live 3D video, even 3D Skype and 3D FaceTime video chatting have all become instantly possible with his Sly3D device.Backed by supporters on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter the Sly3D project has made homemade 3D video a reality.
“Regular video lacks depth and is quite boring. I wanted to increase the realism of a recording and make you feel like you were part of that moment again when watching it,” said the local entrepreneur and Sly3D inventor. “I figured, we all have a mini supercomputer in our pockets, why not create a device to better something we already own?”
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Sly3D’s personal, commercial and artistic uses are endless. With it, a child’s first steps, a family reunion, an exotic holiday, even an upcoming wedding can all be easily captured in lifelike 3D using an ordinary smartphone. With a unique concept like this Commercial enterprises can use it to record compelling video for consumers, such as 3D product demos, 3D interviews, even 3D motorsports. A musician might easily stream a high definition 3D music concert to the world on Youtube or Livestream, just to list a few examples. “The potential is there for more intimate uses of the technology” Larsen said.
“Whenever we had Sly3D out in public this past year, people constantly brought up some of the more adult uses for it,” he added further. “That always gave me a real good laugh because it’s true, 3D video and 3D photos would definitely spice things up in the bedroom!”.
Sly3D bypasses typical 3D production methods including the need for multiple cameras, dedicated hardware and software, and technical experience. Instead, highly specialized optics, created by the same manufacturers who make optics for NASA, help capture a stereo 3D image of a quality comparable to hollywood big screen movies. Sly3D is optimized for Samsung’s new Gear VR and Google Cardboard viewers, a type of technology which allows you to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a head-mounted virtual reality device.
About Dustin Larsen
Dustin Larsen is an entrepreneur and inventor based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Originally a resident of Radville, Saskatchewan, he has maintained his farming roots while expanding into additional industries including film (purgrp.com), technology (mysly3d.com), and health food (purccaffeine.com). The Sly3D camera is one of his many products to be released in 2016.