Author Tim Dashwood

Tim Dashwood

Tim Dashwood is the founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, a stereoscopic research, development and consultancy division of his Toronto-based production company Stereo3D Unlimited. Dashwood is an accomplished director, cinematographer and stereographer and a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. His diverse range of credits include music videos, commercials, feature films and 3D productions for Fashion Week, CMT, Discovery Channel and the National Film Board of Canada. He also consults on and previsualizes fight/stunt action scenes for productions such as Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Pacific Rim. Dashwood is the creator of the award winning Stereo3D Toolbox plugin suite and Stereo3D CAT calibration and analysis system.

The Odyssey7Q and Sony FS700 Tests

Originally posted on Dashwood Cinema SolutionsI was very excited last week to hear that Convergent Design had finally released the highly-anticipated firmware update for the Odyssey7Q that added ProRes422 and 4K RAW recording.  I’ve been a proud owner of the…

Pro 3D Handheld Camcorders Comparison

Tim Dashwood, pictured here with a vintage 1950’s Kodak stereo film camera in Times Square, delivers an overview of today’s affordable 3D video production camcorders. Tim: “It amazes me how far consumer technology can evolve in just a two year period. In 2010 Panasonic officially announced the AG-3DA1 stereoscopic 3D camcorder, the first of its kind. I was fortunate enough to gain early access to the prototype and use it in a few productions. Its stereoscopic use was of course limited by its interaxial separation and zoom range, but it was the first time a stereoscopic camera operator didn’t have to worry about geometric or colorimetric alignment on set. In early 2011 the consumer divisions of Sony and JVC quickly released inexpensive handheld stereoscopic 3D camcorders the HDR-TD10 and GS-TD1, respectively.” You’ll want to dive right in and read the rest of his review.

Show Reports
NAB2009 Stereoscopic 3D Wrap-Up

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…

Camera Gear
JVC NAB09 Booth Debrief

This year I observed most of the NAB show from a fixed position at the JVC booth. I had been asked by JVC to answer questions and demonstrate the new GY-HM700 cameras in 24P cinema configurations.  A Final Cut Pro…

JVC ProHD GY-HM700 An In-Depth First Look

JVC Professional Products has finally unveiled the highly anticipated GY-HM700, its first shoulder-mounted solid-state ProHD camcorder and “big brother” to the recently announced GY-HM100. This camcorder represents a first in the professional video industry by combining technology from JVC, Sony…