Friday, February 11, 2011

Dashwood 3D Tools

Dashwood Cinema Solutions, a developer of 3D software solutions, will be unveiling three new Mac-based stereoscopic 3D products at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, held in Las Vegas, NV from April 11-14.

Stereo3D CAT – Fast and Flawless Camera Alignment & Analysis
An on-location software calibration and analysis system that simplifies the calibration of left and right eye cameras. Equipped with a unique eyestrain warning system, Stereo3D CAT scans 3D footage and calculates the correct camera alignment points. Feedback guides illustrate the depth of the 3D shot and provide directors and cinematographers with a visual aide for making convergence adjustments and proper interaxial separation.
Feature Highlights:
  • Supports all 3D single or dual input and output modes, flip/flop left and/or right eye orientation, automatic or manual (with the new Dashwood 3D chart) disparity correction, and HIT convergence adjustment with automatic scaling
  • Eyestrain warning system with histogram for comparison of left/right eyes

The Dashwood 3D Chart - stereoscopic chart
Developed in conjunction with DSC Labs, the Dashwood 3D Chart is a stereoscopic chart that automates the display of accurate 3D rig calibration. When integrated with Stereo3D CAT or Stereo3D Toolbox v3, the chart's unique visual code trackers work alongside the applications to automatically track to 1/1,000 of a pixel for ideal stereo alignment. The chart also offers an interface for live feedback to assist in automating camera alignment, sync testing and slating, and color and gamma calibration. For those aligning manually, the Dashwood 3D Chart offers a brand new manual pattern alignment that features DSC Labs' patented FiddleHead spirals for corner-to-corner focus.

Stereo3D Toolbox v2.0

Stereo3D Toolbox™ v3.0 – Flagship 3D Mastering
Utilized by post-production houses around the world for professional stereoscopic 3D mastering on the Mac platform, Stereo3D Toolbox outputs media to a wide range of stereoscopic 3D formats and manages the demuxing of side by side, interlace and over/under formatting. Stereo3D Toolbox's stereoscopic mastering capabilities include sub-pixel precision, pixel-precise straight or angled floating windows, high-contrast "ghost toasting," preview tools, fine control of image exposure and color balance, 2D+Z-Depth to stereoscopic conversion, and more. Additional features of Stereo3D Toolbox v3.0 will be revealed just in time for NAB.

Dashwood Stereo3D Utilities
These newly developed tools support ingest of 3D material from new cameras on the market and output of stereoscopic files to monitors and recording devices.

Dashwood Cinema Solutions

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