The 3D television production studio and 3D TV channel 3net along with its partners Discovery, Sony and IMAX have released a comprehensive manual for stereoscopic 3D pre-production, 3D workflows, 3D post-processing and delivery of high-quality 3D television programs. The 3D Production Guide features stereoscopic expertise from the top producers and technical advisors from the channel and its partners and the good thing is that it has been made freely available for everyone interested in it in the form of a PDF file. The 50-page illustrated manual includes detailed information garnered from the combined 50 years of experience in the area of 3D from those who contributed to its creation. The guide outlines in detail all of the facets involved in creating top-quality 3D content for television, from initial workflow planning, to production, post production, stereographic correction and final delivery.
The 3D Production Guide is a document outlining current best practices in the area of 3D production for television. It is the result of extensive contributions from the 3D experts of 3net’s partner companies Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation. The guide was authored by Bert Collins, Josh Derby, Bruce Dorbin, Don Ecklund, Buzz Hays, Jim Houston, George Joblove and Spencer Stephens, with Bert Collins and Josh Derby serving as editors. It will be constantly updated and amended as the dynamics of 3D television production continue to evolve. And while this manual has been developed for 3D TV production most of the things found in it can be helpful and useful for any stereoscopic 3D enthusiast or professional, so it is something definitely worth reading.