Monday, June 28, 2010

Stereo3D Toolbox 2.0 and Stereo3D Toolbox LE

Dashwood Cinema Solutions has released a significant update to its Stereo3D Toolbox plug-in for stereoscopic 3D mastering, as well as an inexpensive limited edition (LE) version. Both plug-in suites are powered by FxFactory and are designed to work with Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Apple Final Cut Express applications.

Stereo3D Toolbox v2.0 Feature Highlights
  • Precise Stereoscopic Alignment: Filters allow adjustments to the convergence of scenes with horizontal image translation (HIT), while eliminating vertical, rotational, keystone and focal length disparity using either pixel-based or scalable percentage sliders. All adjustments can be keyframed with sub-pixel precision and "ease in/out" Bezier curves. The "Geometry" filter also features the "autoscale" function to automatically eliminate cropped edges, as well as stereoscopic scale, rotation and reframe tools.
  • Advanced Stereoscopic Mastering Tools: The "Virtual Floating Window" filter can be used to create and keyframe pixel-precise straight or angled crops to minimize the effects of stereo window violations, while "Ghost Toaster™" aids in the reduction of high-contrast crossover in circularly polarized display systems and monitors.
  • Finer Control of Image Balance: Controls are now available for exposure, input and output levels, saturation, white balance preset, and individual RGB input/output levels.
  • Multiple Stereoscopic Formats: Supports the output of the most popular stereoscopic delivery formats, including side-by-side, above-below, line-by-line (a.k.a. field-sequential), column interleaved, checkerboard, and tunable anaglyph modes (R/C, B/Y, G/M). Also supports most inexpensive non-HD resolution 3D monitors and most of the new consumer stereoscopic active-shutter displays.
  • Stereoscopic Text: Provides a complete solution for creating and positioning flat text in 3D-space.

Stereo3D Toolbox LE Feature Highlights
  • Adjust Convergence and Correct Disparity: Filters allow adjustments to the convergence of scenes with horizontal image translation (HIT), while eliminating vertical, rotational and zoom disparity using pixel-based "ping-pong" sliders.
  • Stereoscopic Input and Output: Accepts discreet left and right video clips, line-by-line interlaced 3D clips, or side-by-side clips (squeezed or un-squeezed). Also supports the output of popular stereoscopic delivery formats like side-by-side, line-by-line interlaced (field-sequential) and red/cyan anaglyph.
  • Direct Upload to YouTube 3D: Finished stereoscopic 3D video can be directly uploaded to YouTube from the latest Final Cut Studio with side-by-side formatting.
  • Autoscale: Eliminates the cropped edges created by adjusting convergence and repairing disparities.
  • Preview Screen Within the User Interface: Includes active preview screens for valuable feedback, including monochrome anaglyph, L/R difference mode, and the new anaglyph outlines preview.
Stereo3D Toolbox 2.0 and Stereo3D Toolbox LE can be purchased at for $1499 USD and $99 USD, respectively.

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