openKMQ is the name of an open source / open hardware project to bring affordable and high quality stereoscopic previewing to every 3D/VFX artists and stereo photographers workplace.
The acronym KMQ stands for the surname initials of 3 physicists who designed the main component in the 1980's,
the prism glasses made out of optics grade PMMA.
These glasses change the viewers sight of view : The right eye looks slightly up, the left slightly below the normal eye line.
Stereoscopic viewing is achieved by placing a landscape image pair (left/right) bottom/top at a matching distance to the glasses.
Because of this over/under type layout, this method is also referred to as OverUnder stereo viewing.
For a paper print of letter/A4 size, the viewing distance is approximately 50cm. Smaller image pairs have a shorter distance, stereo images of poster size need a larger distance.
There are two drawbacks with this method :
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List of software, supporting either fixed or variable distance KMQ viewing.
|category||name||stereo UI||platform||distribution type||use kit||notes|
|Video||StereoPlayer||no||Win32||license details||1/2||configure over/under|
|Video||AVID DS v10||no||Win32||ask local dealer||1/2||configure RightEye on top|
|Photo||PhotoPerfect||no||Win32||Online distribution||1/2||configure KMQ|
|Photo/video||3D combine||no||Win32||Shareware||1/2||configure Above/Below|
no adult content/must be public)
|Web-Viewer||FlipStereo.net||no||web/Adobe||free service||1/2||can be used with any web image via right-click context menu|
|Web-Viewer||p2gStereoStage||no||FLASH||free for private use|
1200 EUR for commercial use
|1/2||first FLASH video player I know that supports KMQ and HoloBlade|
Used by Pro7 for it's 3D TV series Grimsberg!
|Viewer||GQView3D||no||Linux||Open Source||1/2||configure KMQ|
|Viewer||Geeqie||no||Linux||Open Source||1/2||configure above/below|
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