An Amazing Rig Of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed A '4D' Video Of This Dude's Head

A Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed a '4D' Video of This Dude's Head

Meet Tim. Tim's head was filmed in with 53 GoPro cameras. You can zoom in and out on every last pore on Tim's head. Tim's head is a marvel of 3D filmmaking.

Tim is actually the founder of TimeSlice, a VR company that aims to create so-called "4D" films with its monster rig of over four dozen GoPros. Each camera films the subject, and then TimeSlice's software uses the footage to create a 3D movie file. What's "4D"? It's 3D movie files captured by many cameras, which makes the finished product actually look three-dimensional, which most 360-degree videos don't right now. In conventional 360 videos, you can move the explore and look around, but things still appear flat. Not so with Tim's head.

TechCrunch points out that lots of companies are playing with makeshift GoPro rigs for 360-degree videos and Cardboard VR. But what TimeSlice has done with its 53-camera-strong behemoth is create images that are actually 3D, not 2D 360-degree vids, like what you're used to seeing in Google Street View.

Go ahead an play with Tim's 3D head. It's kind of like spinning and squeezing Mario's noggin in Super Mario 64. Don't forget to click and drag so you can spin Tim around and creepily see his face through the back of his head. Pretty cool, if a little a reminiscent of Hannibal Lecter.

A Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed a '4D' Video of This Dude's Head
A Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed a '4D' Video of This Dude's Head
A Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed a '4D' Video of This Dude's Head
A Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed a '4D' Video of This Dude's Head
A Crazy Rig of 53 GoPro Cameras Filmed a '4D' Video of This Dude's Head

[Sketchfab via TechCrunch]

Images via Timeslice


Comments

    I wish companies would stop using 4d. It's not 4d. The 4th dimension is time and unless these companies are capable of breaking the fabric of time and space it's not 4d, just 3d

      It's next gen ultra hd gamut quantum super 3D turbo plus.

      Actually, the fact that he is moving is what's showing time, so still 4D.

        Does that make standard 2D videos actually 3D then?

        No. It doesn't. http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/see-the-fourth-dimension.htm

        Last edited 18/02/16 4:38 pm

      It is 4d. It has time.

        No. It doesn't.http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/see-the-fourth-dimension.htm

        Humans do not have the biological capability to observe the forth dimension. If you could see the forth dimension you would see a long line of yourself leading back to the point in which you were born, and leading forwards to the point where you will die. The 4th dimension is not just forward moving time. The 4th dimension is all time that has ever existed and will exist all at once.

        Last edited 18/02/16 4:38 pm

          It does have time.

            Read what I posted dipstick. The 4th dimension is not linear time.

              I did.

              It has time.

              No

              Dipstick.

                Linear time is not the 4th dimension, how hard is it to get that through your thick skull? the video does not contain a 4th dimension, It is scientifically impossible to access the 4th dimension with our current technology. Ask any physicist and they would confirm what i am saying.

                And you are a dipstick, You are completely ignoring what im saying just to be a prick

                Last edited 19/02/16 4:11 pm

                  I made two statements. You seem to think they are both incorrect. Your response was No

                  I believe the video did have time as I was able to see the guys facial expression change. I don't think that can happen in a static photo that only captures a single point in time.

                  I am ignoring your 4D stuff because I don't agree with you. I will continue to call it 4D. You will take exception to that. So I have dropped it.

      But it's animated.
      Time is literally captured in the 3d movie....Making it 4 dimensions by your definition.

        No it's not. The 4th dimension is not something you can observe nor capture on film. It it's not linear time either.

    That second last image looks like an old Sims 1 texture map :)

    Did anyone tell him that the back of his head seems to have caved in?

    sorry, but I agree. It's animated photogrammetry, nothing more. 4D is a just a bad catch phrase.

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