Historical Stereo Extractions
The scenes from historic documentaries presented here were up until now only viewable in 2D, but thanks to the horizontal movement of the camera and/or the object within the video, I was able to ‘extract’ stereo pairs by combining selected stills without the use of (artificial) manipulation. As a result, I was able to create 3D images from 2D video, in some cases almost a century “after the fact”.
© 2021 Herbert Verhey
Herbert Verhey (Seminyak, Bali)
The first stereo image ever I made was with a single camera, by moving it a bit to the side, taking one photo and then another and combining the two prints for cross-eye viewing. Later on, after having made hundreds of stereo slides with a double set of pocket cameras mounted side-by-side on an aluminum strip, I began experimenting with single camera imaging again, expanding my technique to use 2D (historical) movies/videos as a source. Some of my first results using this method were published in 1998. This extraction technique, together with with my passion for aircraft and airships resulted in dozens of unique “stereo extractions” as I call them, some of which I published in a book (Zeppelins in 3D, 2019), and also on Instagram. I have also been experimenting with applying the same extraction method to music videos and I publish those images on Instagram as well.
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