The Onsight 3D is an easy to use, free of charge, non-watermarked Final Cut Pro 3D plugin that allows Mac OS X users to edit quickly and easily stereoscopic 3D video. The plugin offers easy access to the most common 3D correction control that you might need when importing stereo 3D content – horizontal and vertical alignment, keystone correction, scale and rotation adjustment, sync adjustment and flipping. With the Onsight OS 3D you can import two separate streams for left and right or a Side by Side format videos and export in Side by Side, Anaglyph or separate left and right streams. The OS 3D plugin only works with 1920×1080 HD files and is compatible with FCP 7, earlier versions of FCP may also be supported, but it is not compatible with the latest Final Cut Pro X. This plugin can be an useful addition considering it is a free one, so you can try it out if you work on Mac and use Final Cut Pro for editing. Of course there are other commercial alternatives also available that offer a lot more functionality such as the Stereo3D Toolbox from Dashwood Cinema Solutions for example, so you might want to also check it out.
March 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Shooting in 3D
April 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision
Today Nvidia has made available a 3D plug-in to allow web developers to take advantage of the 3D Vision technology and build Silverlight media players for streaming 3D videos directly from their own websites. The 3D video plug-in from Nvidia is made for the Microsoft Media Platform (MMP) Player Framework v2.5 (F.K.A. Silverlight Media Framework) and offers pretty much the same basic functionality found on the 3DVisionLive.com website for streaming 3D video. The solution is offered for free by Nvidia, along with a brief guide on how to implement it, and of course it user Microsoft Silverlight, requires the use of IIS7 web server and supports IIS Smooth Streaming and Microsoft PlayReady DRM technologies.
I’m considering to try it out and maybe add 3D video streaming functionality here at the blog, but lets first see if I’ll have enough resources and time to implement such functionality as it is not a complete out of the box solution and needs some time for a custom solution to be developed. What do you think about this idea, do you want to see 3D video streaming here on the blog?
December 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech
Video PCs or HTPCs have evolved over time from simple tools to play back standard definition videos to 720p and 1080p resolution, so the next logical step for them is to be able to also play back stereo 3D content. Of course the hardware is not the issue here, as it is already quite powerful and capable of handling HD content in 3D format too, so it is more like having software support for easy playback of stereo 3D content on a 3D-capable 3D HDTV. The standalone multimedia players like Western Digital TV, Divco Tvix, Popcorn Hour and a lot of others using specialized multimedia processors from Sigma Designs or Realtek still don’t have the software support for 3D video playback, so you will have to go for a PC for now. The good news is that there is already an user developed plugin for one of the popular media center-like software – Media Portal, that will allow you to playback different format 3D videos with different output modes directly from the software interface. The plugin is called MP3D and is actually a wrapper for the 3dtv.at Stereoscopic Transformation filter that comes as a part of the Stereoscopic Player…