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 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Shooting in 3D
The Stereo3D CAT application from Dashwood Cinema Solutions (Mac OS X only) is an on-location calibration and analysis system for quicker and easier stereoscopic 3D camera calibration. When you are using dual-camera stereoscopic 3D rig you need to properly align the two cameras before starting to shoot the scene. You need to get rid of things like rotational disparity, zoom disparity if using zoom lenses, vertical camera disparity and so on in order to get best results and to have less to do in the post production process. This takes quite some time to do every time, but thanks to the use of Dashwood’s Stereo3D CAT solution apparently this time can be greatly reduced, and apart from quicker and easier alignment of the 3D camera rig, you can also plan better the dimensions of a scene based on what will be the audience and on what 3D visualization system they will be watching the content you are shooting in 3D. To get the best idea on what features and how this software solution works you better watch the intro video above as it gives you a very good idea and shows the system in action. Currently you cannot order the Stereo3D CAT system, but Dashwood Cinema Solutions is looking for beta testers, so you can fill in the form on their website if you are interested in trying the product.