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Stereo 3D



After 100 years of trying, inspiring 3D is upon us.


Basically, Stereo 3D is the process of showing each eye a separate image to create the illusion of depth on a flat screen.  Two cameras act as left and right eyes and pick up the subject from two distinct points of view.  When done masterfully, the illusion is extremely immersive.  When done poorly, headaches soon follow.


Digital Technology has enabled the elimination of many issues that used to plague 3D,  most notably, correction of images that were not properly aligned.  Another demon has been temporal issues with the two images photographing the same event at slightly different times.  There can also be color differences created by lenses that gave a different hue to each eye.  On set tools are dramatically improving these issues.


Great 3D requires a knowledge of all stereoscopic issues and a passion for harnessing the technology without derailing the creative process.  The decent Stereographer will ensure proper camera spacing, alignment, lensing and sync.  Post will also need to adhere to the stereographer’s intent and follow a series of new procedures to keep the 3D experience complete and unobtrusive.


The DP and the Editor will need to be conscious of 3D and it’s effects on the process, but not necessarily change their process, just augment it.


A well run 3D shoot will not add too much time or even add that much to the production budget.  It will add to the post budget, for additional time to create a second video track adjusted shot by shot.


The results of great 3D are astounding, well worth the effort.

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