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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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Could someone describe or lead / link me to an instruction on how to create a 3d video in its simplest variant ( red -blue) What technical requirements lies there ( other than dual cams) - do I for instance need a special monitor ?
(I want to start testing the 3d-possibilities in my neo4k)

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Old October 19th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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Could someone describe or lead / link me to an instruction on how to create a 3d video in its simplest variant ( red -blue) What technical requirements lies there ( other than dual cams) - do I for instance need a special monitor ?
(I want to start testing the 3d-possibilities in my neo4k)
Hi Idar,

In its simplest form a stereo pair of images can be captured by any camera. These images can be muxed into a 3D pair by Neo4K, and all the software tools you need to work with this pair are already included in Neo4K. No special monitor is needed for Anaglyph viewing. All you need is a pair of anaglyph glasses. In stop motion animation a single camera can be used to generate each pair of frames one at a time.

You sound eager to begin shooting 3D video so I wont go into the details of 3D still photography, but you should come back to that topic and learn about it soon because it will help you understand video as well.

To capture basic 3D video you should use two video cameras and mount them together on a flat surface. To give yourself a fighting chance use the same model camera, make sure all settings in the menus are identical, turn off all the "auto" features and treat your camera as a fixed focal length camera (don't zoom). Start Simple. Mount them as close as you can together on a flat surface while still having access to all the controls. Point the cameras straight ahead, do not cross them.

Start both cameras individually. Create a routine. Start one and then the other. Do this in the same order each time. A high end 3D camera starts both cameras and keeps them in sync on its own. Your camera needs to be synced up by you manually when you convert your footage to Cineform so make your life easy and have a routine. Always use a slate, or clap your hands at the beginning of each shot so you have a point in time you can sync too.

So there are some basic steps you can follow. I hope that answers some of your questions.

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