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German Amateur Stereoscopic 3D Short Movie – The Shadow of Justice

February 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos


Here is a new German amateur 3D short film called “Der Schatten der Gerechtigkeit” (The Shadow of Justice), probably the first German amateur short film shot in stereoscopic 3D. The movie is in German, but the version below is with embedded English subtitles in 3D, so that you’ll understand the dialogues (other versions are also available). The production was done with a custom side-by-side camera rig using Canon HV30 and HV20 HD cameras, because these cameras were already available, along with the rest of the equipment, so it was basically a no-budget production. For the post production a Zalman 3D Monitor was used and Acer H5360 3D projector for previewing the material in stereoscopic 3D, all the editing was done in Adobe Premiere Pro and the compositing in Adobe After Effects.

The length of the movie is 13:31 minutes and it is available in HD quality (1280×720) in Over/Under format with the left frame first best viewed with 3D Vision Video Player or Stereoscopic Player, but any other 3D setup should do. The movie is also available in anaglyph format, on Youtube 3D and in 2D version, but only the Over/Under version linked below has English subtitles, the rest are all available only in German for the moment. The end result is great, especially considering we are talking about an amateur short movie and not a professional production, but then again it also took over 8 months to prepare everything you’ll see in the video.

Download The Shadow of Justice with English subtitlesmirror 1mirror 2
Links to the other versions and more interesting materials are available here…

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ReMichael // Feb 25, 2010 at 00:07

    Great! I’m German and I’ll watch this movie. The trailer is nice.

  • 2 Joxy // Feb 25, 2010 at 14:37

    I am very pleasantly surprised, although it is a short film shot by amateurs.Stereo effect is very good and of course evident that it is filmed with great desire. One big BRAVO from me!

  • 3 ReMichael // Feb 25, 2010 at 17:53

    I just watched it and I think the 3D effect is quite good, but I think they used too much depth. (Used nVidia 3D Vision Shutterglases with Acer H5360 projector

  • 4 Glenn // May 7, 2010 at 05:09

    Is this actually “over/under” as far as the current 3D specs are concerned. The stuff I have seen uses the terms “top-bottom” and “over/under” interchangeably (it even says that in the 3D section of the HDMI 1.4a spec). This movie is encoded top-bottom but both frames are full size 1280×720 frames, so its encoded as 1280×1440 with the top 720 being the left eye and the bottom 720 being the right eye. So its “over/under” but uses full resolution, which isn’t one of the supported formats as far as I know. In HDMIa this would be “frame packing” since it uses full resolution frames, not over/under. But then that’s a spec for transmission of uncompressed video over a cable, not for video encoding and includes timing specs for the interval that should be broadcast between the actual frames, etc. Which obviously isn’t something you’d use in an actual MPEG-2 stream in broadcast or even in a .wmv file…

    I’m confused…

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