Sony's New PS Video Store Commercials are Insanely Cool

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tanjo

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How can a projected image produce depth like when the inner part of the "hall" was covered by the foreground arch later (1st of the tree :D videos @0:55)? Unless the camera is wearing 3D glasses :D

2nd vid: How can a projected image pop out of a box and float in thin air... unless they have hologram tech already... OR the projected images are specifically made with the camera's perspective taken into account (which is prevalent in 3 videos).

3rd: How did the soda can fall on its side with no assistants near it (all assistants are visible whenever they pop out). You can say that the assistant is on the floor but he/she can't see the ball that way.

At least they are not lying about 'no post production' stuff. Just rehearsed camera movement.

(+He's using Kinect :D jk)
 

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[citation][nom]tanjo[/nom]How can a projected image produce depth like when the inner part of the "hall" was covered by the foreground arch later (1st of the tree videos @0:55)? Unless the camera is wearing 3D glasses 2nd vid: How can a projected image pop out of a box and float in thin air... unless they have hologram tech already... OR the projected images are specifically made with the camera's perspective taken into account (which is prevalent in 3 videos).3rd: How did the soda can fall on its side with no assistants near it (all assistants are visible whenever they pop out). You can say that the assistant is on the floor but he/she can't see the ball that way. At least they are not lying about 'no post production' stuff. Just rehearsed camera movement.(+He's using Kinect jk)[/citation]
It's called 3D projection mapping.

Here's another cool example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IICGkOtJ9E
 

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Alcatel's the kind of phone even you dead grandmother would cuss you for.
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So what? Given enough money any film student could do the same thing. Oh, and what does any of this have to do with the game console itself? I guess the "move" or whatever they called there new controller can't sell on it's own merits. Meanwhile, the wii has big sales and the xbox+kinect remain hot items.
 
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they are using head tracking tech on the camera. so it creates the experience for the person watching the videos. the people in the room wouldn't see any of the depth, the projected image would just appear to be moving around alot
 

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[citation][nom]tanjo[/nom]How can a projected image produce depth like when the inner part of the "hall" was covered by the foreground arch later (1st of the tree videos @0:55)? Unless the camera is wearing 3D glasses 2nd vid: How can a projected image pop out of a box and float in thin air... unless they have hologram tech already... OR the projected images are specifically made with the camera's perspective taken into account (which is prevalent in 3 videos).3rd: How did the soda can fall on its side with no assistants near it (all assistants are visible whenever they pop out). You can say that the assistant is on the floor but he/she can't see the ball that way. At least they are not lying about 'no post production' stuff. Just rehearsed camera movement.(+He's using Kinect jk)[/citation]
you have to be at the right angle or the illusion breaks, i have done crap like this with chalk, granted im not skilled enough to make a realistic 3d representation, but i can make people doubt there eyes for a few minutes.
 

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[citation][nom]dragonsqrrl[/nom]It's called 3D projection mapping.Here's another cool example:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IICGkOtJ9E[/citation]
You're talking about projecting something on a 3D surface not projecting 3D content into 2D surface (like 3D cinemas). And have you seen the perpendicular side of a 3D content (3DTV, 3D cinema or otherwise)? No, because 3D only adds depth... you can't see what the cameras can't see like the opposite side of what you are looking at (that includes the side as well). 3D(more like 2.5D) != hologram where whole space is projected - you can see the backside when you view it form the back. Now look at the 1st video again around 0:59 - the camera is at the upper right corner, you can see the nearest arch covering the end of the "tunnel" then the camera moves to the center and the end of the tunnel is completely visible.

Doesn't matter anyway. They just showed the "Great films fill rooms" literally.
 
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I love this sort of technology, and it's been done even better than these commercials at universities around the world. Iowa State University has an ultra-high resolution facility that projects onto all six sides of a room, and uses motion tracking for several individuals within the room. Here's a good summary (with some geek cred, check out the star wars ref. halfway through the video).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqkmrjKKt7g
 
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