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Mars in 3D: Images from The Viking Mission [Blu Ray 3D] [Blu-ray]

3.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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A historical production by Stanford University and the History Office of the NASA Ames Research Center presented in Blu-ray 3D Video and features footage from the 1980's NASA Viking 1 & 2 Missions to Mars. The soundtrack was created at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford under the direction of John Chowning. This disc contains bonus features including a 15 minute interview with John Chowning, William Schottstaedt and Michael McNabb.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Michael McNabb, William Schottstaedt
  • Directors: Michael McNabb, John Chowning, Mark Waldrep
  • Format: Blu-ray, Classical, Dolby, PAL, Surround Sound, 3D, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: AIX Records
  • DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007WB5CZS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,549 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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...but not for those expecting a 2012 3D presentation. While the content is well thought out and intelligent, it's at the forefront of 3D imagery. With the exception of the 'title' screen, you must train your eye interactively to appreciate the 3D presentation. No big deal? It takes some repeated effort to refocus each time you look away from the imagery. Not what you're probably used to, like me! So be prepared for an extremely interesting documentary and a first gen 3D experience.
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If I could give this zero stars, I would. I purchased this anticipating a 3D view of Mars from multiple perspectives. What I received was a collection of images whose 3D effect was so grossly shifted as to be unwatchable. After about 10-15 minutes of attempting to watch it, I gave up as my eyes were watering heavily.

This is NOT a DVD that I would recommend to anyone.
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I own several other NASA and space related 3D discs, so I thought this might make a nice addition to my collection. I must not have seen the review where it says 'Viking mission from the 1970's' because the images and even the presenter are from that era. lol....the pictures are pretty much just rocks from the surface of Mars, with incredibly annoying electronic 'music' in the background. I would say the sounds are more sound effects than music, but whatever you call it I found it annoying. I am a huge electronic music fan, so maybe my tastes are spoiled by the likes of Tomita, Vangelis and Larry Fast. I could not watch this disc for more than a few minutes, as the pictures are so hard to focus on it was distracting. This should be used at Gitmo to torture the prisoners now that water boarding is out. lol.......I would have to agree with the reviewer that said this was 'unwatchable', only I would add 'unlistenable' as well. And for the people that gave this 5 stars, either they are on crack or they work for the company that produced this junk.
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The actual doco is about 30 mins, with perhaps 15 or 20 mins of still images in 3D.
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.

SURFACE 3D
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.

OBITAL 3D
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.
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I found this film to be boring most of the time. I realise that the images travelled across space to get here but surely they could have been better.We were only given a small selection of the actual photos taken and not all were of interest to me.Surely NASA has thousands of better images?
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It was really not an excited 3D video, the quality of 3D scenes was quite poor and the pictures were not plastic at all.
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