Mars in 3D: Images from The Viking Mission [Blu Ray 3D] [Blu-ray]
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This is NOT a DVD that I would recommend to anyone.
And about 10 demonstrating the Viking Lander in action in 3D, but not on Mars, on Earth, with thorough satisfying scientific or technical explanations.
Made in 1978, this pioneering work preceded the early 80's 3D movie b☺☺n.
With the Viking's cameras at 80 metres apart, sorry but it seems that wide sometimes, .08 metres apart and so close to the ground, the foreground presents probably the most extreme 3D ever, which if you persist patiently, will become merged, despite the learned narrator insisting many viewers cannot merge the bottom half. This doesn't have to remain true.
I knew how hauntingly hard it would be viewing the first panorama of still images from another planet. Yet once you get halfway down successfully, in a short time you can find yourself looking in focus at what is at the bottom that only moments before seemed ridiculously impossible. And you go, "Am I doing that??"
An alternative is to relax and causally gaze in the mid-field expecting nothing, til the bottom automatically starts projecting out and you see finally the 3D effect come to life. Your eyes almost have to go to another level, almost p☺pping ☺ut by themselves. Then you can look up and feel your human, or alien as it were, eyes refocus on the further objects, just like in real life being there on Mars. While the narrator consistently gives fully detailed explanation of what you are looking at.
Less effective are the orbital 3D photos, one side taken at a different time to the other on a different pass so one image has different shadows, making merging marred. One can be thankful these are few.Read more ›
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i was expecting a movie in 3d not pictures in 3dPublished 23 months ago by eliseu barbosa de pina soares de carvalho
What I liked very Much of this Blu-ray it has A great 3D Effect,which you don"t find much in other 3D movies Or is just me,And I hav"nt looked harder enough
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Mars in 3D is a great film about the martian planet. It contains images taken by Viking I and II. Its a great example of a restoration done by a team of people who generally are... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by Kris Kirk