[RndTbl] MUUG Meeting, Apr 12, 7:30pm - Digital Stereo Photography & Phantograms

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Apr 5 11:48:12 CDT 2005

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The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 12.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   Digital Stereo Photography and Phantograms

   Stereoscopic (3D) photography is almost as old as photography itself.
   However, when working with film and photo-chemical processing, getting good
   results was tricky and time-consuming. Digital cameras and computer-based
   processing have made the task much easier, and have also opened up the field
   to interesting new possibilities. The phantogram (technically a stereoscopic
   anamorphosis) is a relatively new form of stereo photograph, which makes use
   of the latest image manipulation tools, but is based on techniques and
   principles that have been around for centuries. The results can be quite
   impressive, and lifelike.

   In this presentation, Gilbert Detillieux will describe some of the
   principles of stereo photography and phantogram production, as well as
   demonstrating this using open-source tools such as The GIMP, and freeware
   such as AnaBuilder (which is Java-based, and platform independent). The
   presentation will also discuss some of the legal issues facing those working
   in this medium, due to two US patents that have been granted recently, which
   cover some of the fundamental processes involved.

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our meeting location: The IBM offices, at 400 Ellice Ave.
   (between Edmonton and Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to
   sign in at the reception desk, and then wait for someone to take you
   (in groups) to the meeting room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15pm,
   so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30pm. Don't be late, or you may
   not get in.  (But don't come too early either, since security may not
   be there to let you in before 7:15 or so.)

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, or in a lot
   across Ellice from IBM, for $1.00 for the evening. Indoor parking is
   also available nearby, at Portage Place, for $2.00 for the evening.

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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
P.O. Box 130, St-Boniface	Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:   (204)474-7609

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