The newly announced Snapchat Spectacles 3 now feature two cameras for the first time, and it’s all designed to allow you to create 3D video that can interpret the depth of your environment.
Two HD cameras sit on either side of the front of the glasses, and these are designed to capture depth in the images and video you’re filming directly from your face.
You can then upload the video to your Snapchat and apply a variety of 3D effects directly from your phone within the app. It works in a similar way to existing Snapchat Filters that you apply using the app, but these allow you to create 3D effects in your video.
Examples we’ve seen include an effect that allows confetti to fall in real time around you, or for a bird to appear in the environment and follow you around as you’re filming.
An example of one of the exclusive Snapchat Spectacles 3 filters.
You can also make 3D photos using the cameras too allowing you to create short GIFs that simulate depth. As with previous versions of Spectacles, if you don’t want to share it on Snapchat you can export the file and then upload it to other social media services.
A spokesperson for Snap, the company behind Spectacles 3, told TechRadar, “Similar to the lens carousel that you currently see within Snapchat where you can scroll through different lenses, we’ll be rolling out new creative on a regular cadence that will interact with spectacles content with that depth.
“We’ll also have a suite of content tools that we’ll be regularly updating enabling and empowering people to create their own.”
None of this is visible through the lenses of the glasses though. Those are standard tinted lenses that are ANSI Z80.3 rated, so they’ll protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, but …read more