Israeli startup Stesco is raising funds for mass-production of a device enabling iPhones 5/5S or 6 users take, edit and share high quality stereoscopic photos and videos with a simple push of a button.
Stesco is a small and light case with sockets on the opposite ends, which securely hold and connect two iPhones to simultaneously shoot photos or videos at a slightly different angle. It comes with a 1/4″ mounting thread, so user can easily attach it onto a tripod or a selfie stick.
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The images are captured at a specific distance from each other, similar to the way our eyes capture content. The Stesco app allows a user to pair the iPhone cameras, initiate shooting and then, to merge the images or videos to create the illusion of depth (3D effect).
After finishing the recording, user can edit the images or videos, adding artistic effects and texts, save them and share on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Vine, etc… The images and videos will be available for viewing using anaglyph red/cyan glasses, on 3D TV, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard or other currently available 3D viewing methods.
“We see the world in 3 dimensions, deep and colorful, and want to share the beauty of it with our friends and families. But until recently, making high quality stereoscopic images required expensive equipment and complicated processing. We want to make it affordable and easy to use for everyone. 3D standard is becoming more common in TV, entertainment industries and on social networks. But there is still a lack of content currently available. With our invention, everyone will be able to create professional quality, captivating images and videos, ” said Amir Malul, a co-founder of Stesco.
The possibilities are endless – from amature family photos and videos to augmented reality, enriched business presentations, educational and sport videos, realistically looking tours for real estate and travel industries.
The company has launched a campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise funds to bring the product to market. The backers on the crowdfunding website have an opportunity to pre-order the device starting at $20. The product is expected to be available in retail this summer for $25.