On 06/04/07, David Breneman wrote:
> --- Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> It is odd that "stereo" for images means having depth, from near to
>> while "stereo" for audio means having width. All visual images have
>> width, while few audio recordings have depth.
> Stereo is a greek-derived word for solidity. Stereo images
> and stereo sound both (at least try to) convey how things
> look and sound in the solidity of the physical world, so they
> do actually mean the same thing.
My point is that they don't. A stereo image has width, height and depth.
(It is not fully 3D as it has no parallax - to get that, you need a
lenticular or holographic image.)
Most "stereo" audio has only width. A few unusually good recordings have
depth. Only experimental surround recordings (mostly using ambisonics)
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