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Dashwood takes top honors at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Technology Awards

International 3D Society StatuetteThe award-winning Stereo3D CAT calibration and analysis system adds the prestigious Lumiere statuette for technical achievement to its growing list of accolades, and offers a limited-time 20% discount on all Stereo3D licenses

Los Angeles, California – Sept. 24, 2013 – Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of film & TV production software tools for the Mac, was awarded the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s prestigious Lumiere award at a special event at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on September 18th.


“We are very honored to be recognized by The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society for Stereo3D CAT” said Tim Dashwood, founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions. “I must thank DSC Labs, Noise Industries and the dedicated team at Dashwood for their tireless effort in bringing this valuable tool to market. It’s very rewarding to know that something I selfishly designed just to make my own job as stereographer a little easier has been embraced by so many 3D filmmakers in Hollywood and around the world.”

To commemorate this special honor, for a limited time Dashwood is offering 20% OFF Stereo3D CAT and Stereo3D Toolbox licenses with the coupon code “i3ds“. This offer expires September 30th, 2013. Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about HFR and The Hobbit

An editorial by Tim Dashwood

Hobbit HFR 3DThe Hobbit has finally been released in 2D and 3D at the traditional 24 frames per second (fps) as well as 3D High Frame Rate (HFR) at 48 fps. If the posts on social media are a fair indication, it seems that audiences have not reacted as positively to the 3D HFR version as the industry had hoped. Why not? Industry leaders like James Cameron, Douglas Trumbull and Peter Jackson have been been telling us why HFR is a better choice for 3D (and 2D) by overcoming one particular technical issue that may cause viewer discomfort, and they are absolutely correct in that respect. However, HFR will not solve all the potential eye-strain problems associated with a 3D presentation, and the film-going public has become accustomed to the aesthetics of 24 fps as a key contributor to the cinematic look of their favourite films. To most, the hyper-realism of 48 fps seems like a strange intruder in the context of an epic fantasy film like The Hobbit. Battle-lines are being drawn between the technical improvement of HFR and the aesthetic “feel” of the traditional 24 fps film standard.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Compatibility

The release of FxFactory 4 brings with it, for the first time, compatibility with Premiere Pro CS6 for our Stereo3D Toolbox plugins.  Users simply need to download and install the latest version of FxFactory to add Premiere Pro compatibility.

Stereo3D Toolbox LE is fully compatible, but Stereo3D Toolbox’s on-screen controls are not yet functioning properly in Premiere Pro.  We are patiently waiting for an update from Adobe to address the issue.  In the meantime the plugin is still fully function using the standard effects controls just like any standard plugin.

Please help us improve compatibility by reporting dynamic UI errors to support@noiseindustries.com

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The award-winning Stereo3D CAT 3D calibration and analysis system has been expanded to include a turnkey rack-mountable hardware/software solution

Toronto, Canada – August 28, 2012 – Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of stereoscopic software for the Mac, is pleased to announce the turnkey rack-mountable hardware version of Stereo3D CAT stereoscopic calibration and analysis software. Installation and setup of Stereo3D CAT is now easier than ever with the Stereo3D CAT 1U rack. Continue reading

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