During CES 2011 Technicolor presented and demonstrated the recently launched new 3D certification program, Technicolor Certifi3D, that is designed for broadcasters and network service providers wanting to deliver quality and comfortable 3D experiences to their consumers. The goal of the Technicolor Certifi3D program is to ensure the 3D material meets a specific set of quality requirements before it is delivered to consumers. To ensure that Technicolor evaluates each shot against a set of objective criteria for stereographic reproduction, including a 15-point quality checklist to identify common errors in production, which result in suboptimal 3D content. The image above represents this checklist with some information about each of the most common issues that can lead to problems when shooting 3D content.
The Technicolor Certifi3D service is using a specially developed 3D analysis software that allows the quick and accurate diagnose for the issues that create fatigue and discomfort for the user when watching a not good enough quality stereo 3D content. Using the left and right source masters, the software creates a 3D model in real time, giving an accurate pixel count for objects that are too close or too far away from the viewer, which may result in discomfort, especially for people that are new to watching stereo 3D video. The software can also report no other issues in the 15-point checklist so that the content can be analyzed and the needed fixes can be applied before the video is being shown to the customers. What is good for anyone shooting stereo 3D video is to take a look at the chart, also linked below in a PDF format, so that he can also take into consideration all these common issues, even without specific software, you should be quickly able to spot these with after gaining some experience in shooting and post-producing 3D video.