Drifting Videos in 3D from Russia & Tasmania

Start the YouTube video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats.

We’re big tent car guys so even though drifting is not my personal cup of motorsports tea I do recognize that it has its fans. Even if I don’t like sports that are judged (can you imagine what a circus it would be if the NBA gave out points for style?) I recognize the superb car control skills of competitive drifters. Starting in Japan, in only a few years drifting has become an international phenomenon. Here are a couple of stereo 3D videos of drifting competition in Tasmania and Russia. The 3D in the Russian video is acceptable but the clip is kind of cheesy with more footage of a bikini clad dance team and stunt bike riders than actual drifting, though you do get to see a bunch of drift cars on what appears to be a parade lap. The Tasmanian video was shot with an in-car GoPro Hero 3D rig and the 3D is, as seems to be the case with the GoPro rigs, very good, though with a fixed position camera in a car swinging widely left to right and right to left, it does violate one of the rules of stereo 3D videography: if you pan, pan slowly. You might want to take some Dramamine if you’re prone to motion sickness.

Additional video after the jump.

Start the YouTube video player. Click on the red 3D icon that will appear in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats.

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