Special lens attachment helps regular cellphones take 3D pics and vids

By April 1, 2011Newswires

Special lens attachment helps regular cellphones take 3D pics and vids

By Raymond Wong

Wanna take fancy 3D pictures without buying cameras and gadgets with dual-cameras? A fancy little attachment for your cellphone camera with twin apertures and mirrors might help your pics “pop” without investing in expensive new equipment.

Developed by 3D researcher Wallen Mphepö at the Beijing Normal University, the attachment is placed over a cellphone camera’s lens. The gadget’s twin apertures are then able to guide light through a red and cyan filter directly to the phone’s camera lens using two mirrors. The good news is the stereoscopic image that’s created can be visible on 3D screens with and without 3D glasses.

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