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Watch Live Video Transmission Right From ISS With 3D Effects!

Question asked by Farjand in #Coffee Room on Aug 19, 2011
Farjand · Aug 19, 2011
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Of course you might not be a technology geek but if you have still not seen a 3D video, hold your breath, you can see its much more advanced version only on your first attempt! Thanks to Erasmus Recording Binocular 2 camera of European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA's astronaut Ron Garan posted at International Space Station (ISS).

Live stream in 3D; demo by Astronaut Ron Garan. Image Credit: ESA

People of Netherlands watched what can be called the first ever video broadcast directly from ISS. The viewers of the live show watched the video by wearing polarized glasses during its broadcasting on August 6 in Netherlands at European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC). The image quality of the camera which was specially made for transmitting 3D images from space was amazing. The video depicts Ron Garan talking about work at ISS and he plays with a globe when he is explaining things about earth. The astonishing fact about ERB is the image quality. Viewers get an experience as though they are sitting beside an astronaut and viewing things as if real, the only drawback being, you cannot touch anything for you are still on earth and watching a video although live.

The camera was launched on ISS on an experimental basis which is expected to prove to be heavily useful in future works of the space workers. The camera will be used more often by the astronauts in space walks and other maintenance of ISS as and when required. It will be beneficial in such operations. The second generation spectroscopic camera was launched on 36P to ISS in February last year. The futuristic camera is designed to frame entire ISS in HDTV. The camera takes help of high-definition optics combined with highly advanced electronics to do the trick. ERB is developed jointly by Cosine BV of Leiden, the Netherlands and Techno System from Naples, Italy.

Cameras for video or not, have seen a rapid development in last 3 decades.  Erasmus Recording Binocular gives us a chance to see a live footage of the operations performed in outer space just by lying on you couch and watching a TV. Moreover, it is really a 3D experience which makes you feel like an astronaut himself. A further development in this field will make us capable to film a robotic vehicle in outer space probing planets like Mars and beyond! This will also be an educational tour for next generation.

Watch the world's first 3D video which was transmitted from ISS below:

(Use of Blue or Red stereo glasses is recommended).
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