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I-CONIC, Lockheed and DJI on similar tracks for real-time 3D

August 10th, 2021|

I’m really confident that we are on the right track towards real-time 3D, when I know that the two giants DJI and Lockheed Martin are doing similar things. We do have the same basic technology idea, but the implementation, markets and longer-term focus are quite different. Not all applications require real-time analysis, however most users will [...]

Glass-free 3D displays — where’s the content?

October 22nd, 2020|

Don’t get me wrong, I’m enthusiastic about 3D displays being on the move again one decade after the 3DTV hardware hype, which ended in … nothing. Recently, Sony unveiled a new ‘Spatial Reality Display’. Samsung and Toshiba announced new glass-free 3D products earlier this year. And there are several others on this market, for example Magnetic [...]

What does “real-time” data and data processing mean?

February 5th, 2021|

Well, the simple answer is that it depends on what you are talking about. For self-driving cars that need to react on the near-by traffic, then it must be in the order of micro-seconds. But when you are watching live sports on your TV, you probably do not mind if the footage is half-a-minute old. At [...]

Photogrammetry vs. Videogrammetry

October 5th, 2019|

Photogrammetry basically means measuring in photographs. The main application is to create topographic maps from overlapping aerial photos. Over almost a century, analogue stereo photographs were used for the manual measurements of topography for maps – a very expensive and time-consuming procedure. It was important to minimize the number of photographs. Typically, an overlap of 60% [...]

The Video Stereoscope

March 5th, 2020|

Many, many years ago I was allowed to use the university’s old Wild B8S stereoplotter for different projects. It literally opened my eyes to the value of stereo viewing. In addition to the possibility of creating topographic contour lines, the identification of objects on the ground between the trees was very much easier through stereo viewing. [...]

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