h4V pictures: how to shoot real quad photos

Are you saying that quads are making a comeback? Hooray!

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At this point, may I suggest to enable also SBS export? Should not be hard and would make super simple to enjoy picture in existing 3D tv/projectors/digital frames without need of further software.

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Although I’m not sure if I’ve understood entirely, in case it helps, this was recently posted:

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i am personally more interested in the SBS version the H4V PRO.

I don’t understand, why remove it in the first place?
There was no problem with it.
Why removing good things anyway ?

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As H4V. Is a format only for HYDROGEN, (as opposed to the 4V. Of Leia,) I have only speculations, as to the reasons.

However, I personally feel that Leia have been pretty legendary, throughout the entire time I’ve known them.
So, if they can make it happen, I’m sure they will.
This is what brings me consolation, (if it’s the right word,) and I hope that maybe it could bring you a little, also.

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the H4V only format is only in use for Hydrogen and Leiapad,
but the SBS version H4V Pro can be used on other devices to as the computer etc…

that’s my thing :wink:

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I agree. It’s nice to be able to shoot with an interoperable format which is why I shoot everything in Pro Mode. Plus it’s more difficult (or next to impossible) to perform custom edits in 4V format.

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I have always thought the perfect setup would be like the Nishika 4 lens camera. I think, and this is an Idea that would be awesome, is if Leia created a pocket camera that would be an awesome addon, accessory, or whatever you would call it. That would have 4 lenses and could seamlessly pair with the Tablet and phone. Just an idea.

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@bombelkie We’ve actually had a couple of creators export some incredible shots from Nishika/Nimslo to Quad 4V and upload to LeiaPix, and they look incredible! You could try it yourself if you’re interested. I assume scanning and aligning the images is a bit of work though.

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That’s something I’m going to try and create. It will take some research and learning :wink::smiley:. That’s 2 thing on the go. A TD game and a camera. :crossed_fingers::blush:

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I am a new LumaPad owner. I have experimented with a few quad photos for viewing on LumaPad using a camera bar and an array of 6 inexpensive action cameras (e.g. GoPro competitors).

It takes some trial and error to get the images aligned, as the cameras lenses are not perfectly matched. I use up to all 6 images to create lenticular 4x6 prints with StereoPhoto Maker. I use the best 4 adjacent images to create a quad jpg file using Photoshop.

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Nice Setup, how do You Sync them? RF Remote? And what Focal Length Lens so You use?

It’s always really cool to see people doing experiments like this on Lume Pad!

Can’t wait to see some of your posts on LeiaPix!

Yes, I have an RF remote button that triggers all the cameras. I am not sure about focal length and stuff like that. I have the cameras set to automatic for most settings. These cameras have wide, almost fisheye type lenses so I have to flatten the images. Also, the lenses are too far apart, so I end up shooting wide, then cropping the photos quite a bit.

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On LeiaPix, my image of the light
rail train was made with these cameras.

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Also, the wide distance between lenses (about 2.3 inches) is not conducive to closeup shots.

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Actually, the lens distance is more like 2.6 inches in the 6-camera configuration. If I use only 4 cameras, I can push them closer together to about 2.4 inches apart.

Cool Conept, did You try some Low Distortion Lenses in that Setup? Or do You rely in Software Correction? Just curious since the Light Train Picture You mentioned Has some inhomogen Distortion between the Shots.

They are really cheap cameras and the lenses cannot be removed or replaced. I did some alignment and stretching of images using Photoshop, but it is more art than science, and I am still figuring out a workflow.

Today I posted a new image of a pig sculpture that I think turned out much better than the light rail train. There is also a wide shot of several sculptures and a water fountain that I created the same way.

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For these two new images, I used only 4 cameras (instead of the 6 I have used previously for lenticular prints) and I pushed them as close together as possible so that the distance between lenses is reduced slightly.

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