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Radiohead and Google Partnering to Showcase 3D Music Video

Radiohead teamed up with Google to show their music video for the song “House of Cards,” from recent “In Rainbows” album. In this new video, there were no cameras on set. Instead, two scanning technologies were used to capture 3D images. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produced structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne LIDAR system that uses multiple lasers was used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In the video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.

Google also offers an interactive app to let you see this data (it may take some time to load but once it’s done, you can play the video and pan & zoom at the same time), a Making of, and a download of the points data as Comma Separated Values file.

You can view the video, watch a short documentary about how it was made, interact with the video in 3D, download some of the data, and download an iGoogle theme and gadget – all at http://code.google.com/radiohead.

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