Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stereo3D CAT wins 2011 Vidy Award

Stereo3D CAT has been awarded the 2011 Vidy Award to recognize achievement in the advancement of the art and science of production and post-production technology.

From the editors of Videography Magazine, the Videography Vidy Awards are the longest-running awards program at NAB. We are proud to accept this prestigious award, another significant milestone for the company.

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LE 3D Editing Software Reviewed

Originally published in Videomaker Magazine April 2011
by Mike Houghton

If you’re interested in creating 3D video, this plug-in provides a great way to mix your footage together for a reasonable price.

Unless you’ve been avoiding the movie theater for the last couple years, you’ve likely seen a 3D movie, possibly with explosions and car chases, bursting from the screen. Perhaps as you left, you held onto your 3D glasses thinking: “I wonder if I can make my own 3D videos.”

Yes you can. You’ll need two cameras or a special adapter to record 3D images. Once you have the footage, you’ll have a new problem: crafting a stereoscopic video. Bring in Stereo3D Toolbox LE and a lot of the hassle of doing that is gone. And depending on how you eventually show your 3D video, those theater glasses might come in handy after all! (more…)

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Stereo3D Toolbox 3.0 adds real-time playback

Originally published on MacNN April 12, 2011

3D developer Dashwood Cinema has announced an update to its stereoscopic 3D mastering software, Stereo3D Toolbox 3.0. The set of nine plug-ins can align stereoscopic videos, reduce ghosting and adjust parallax, among other options. The plug-ins are built on Noise Industries’ FxFactory platform and work with Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion and Apple Final Cut Express. Version 3.0 introduces streamlined code that speeds up operation, including faster previews and real-time playback on supported hardware.

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3D Pavilion: Systems, Services, Solutions

Originally published in NAB Daily News April 11, 2011
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Cristina Clapp

3D expert Tim Dashwood feels the rush for content producers to implement stereoscopic 3D into their workflow has caused some companies to cut corners, resulting in a few “bad apples” spoiling the public’s perception of stereoscopic 3D in general.

Dashwood's Production Company at a Stereoscopic 3D Music Video Shoot with Two ARRI Alexa Cameras

“However,” he explains, “with the introduction of new technology — coupled with the appropriate education — content producers can focus more on the artistic side of 3D filmmaking, rather than overcoming the hurdles of pushing out content.”

Dashwood, whose company Dashwood Cinema Solutions, which offers both 3D technology and education, is exhibiting at the 3D Pavilion in the east end of the Central Hall. Along with fellow 3D Pavilion participants Stereo3D Unlimited, Qube Cinema, 21st Century 3D, emotion3D, and American Paper Optics, Dashwood Cinema Solutions develops tools for content professionals who create, manage and display 3D content.

The 3D Pavilion is presented in partnership with the 3D@Home Consortium, an organization dedicated to ensuring the best possible three-dimensional viewing experience for consumers in today’s entertainment market.

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