This year’s NAB conference in Las Vegas showcased the art of stereoscopic 3D (aka S3D) in a big way. Attendees were treated to expositions of the tools required for S3D production, post-production and distribution. There were still the usual tech demos from companies like Sony & Panasonic but most of products reviewed below are available now to rent or purchase.
3D Stereoscopic Acquisition:
It kinda reminds me of Canon’s 3D XL lens concept for the XL1.
3D Film Factory split beam (3D-SB) and side-by-side (3D-SS Indie & Pro) rigs.
3ality TS-2 TS-3 & TS-4 camera rigs (training certificate program)
Silicon Imaging’s SI-3D camera system
Cooke’s /i Intelligent protocol lenses for matching in 3D
Binocle 3D stereoscopic correction software (angeniuex booth with 3D live rig)
Transvideo CineMonitorHD 3DView Anaglyph HD monitor in three sizes.
Miranda Multi-viewer Kaleido-X16
Spatial View & Quantel
Cineform’s Neo3D (my footage demoed)
Avid Media Composer v3.5 (over-under and checkerboard)
Clipster software for DCI mastering of 3D projects
Color-Code 3D giant screen
Next3D 3D Movie Player coming to Mac & PS3 (beta for Xbox360 available now)
3D@Home consortium 1 year old
SMPTE 3D Home Content Master Requirements @ Digital Cinema Summit