$40 Weeview Eye-Plug USB Dongle Allows You to Record 3D Videos and Photos with Your Smartphone

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3D Televisions have not been very successful since their market launch, but with the advance of virtual reality kits, 3D video could make a comeback. If you want to record your own 3D videos, you’d need a 3D camcorder with most models now discontinued. A cheaper and possibly more convenient solution would be to use your smartphone with an extra camera connected to your smartphone’s USB OTG or USB C port, and that’s exactly what Weeview Eye-Plug W9 is doing for around $40 in Taiwan.

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The app then leverages the rear or front-facing camera (the thing can rotate) of your smartphone, and create a 3D video by combining the two videos from the phone’s camera, and Eye-Plug into a single video. The downside is that resolution is limited to 0.3 MP (VGA) because of the USB 2.0 interface, but an upcoming version with USB type C support will be able to handle 1080p 3D videos. The solution is also said to require a fast processor, but the micro USB OTG 2.0 VGA dongle has been found to work fine with phones such as Samsung Note 4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433) and Note 5 (Exynos 7420 Octa) confirmed to work well. Since it will take two pictures, it also supports refocusing of pictures between the foreground and background even after a picture is taken.

You can watch the Charbax’ interview of the company at Computex 2016.

A few more details can be found on Eye-Plug website and their Facebook page.

Via ARMdevices.net

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crap… why not integrate two cameras and record to flash? then copy to phone over usb or wifi

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How much it will cost for two screams? How to fix two screams with suitable distance for getting good 3D performance? Do you think about them?

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but VGA is totally pointless. and even with the HD-version,
they use a camera which is totally different from phone’s in angle, sensivity, color, dynamic range…
yeah they use algorithms to compensate for that but it will never be more than a gimmick