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Platform 2c – A Stereoscopic 3D Soap Opera Available Online

July 15th, 2012 · No Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

Platform 2c is an interesting project for making a weekly stereoscopic 3D soap opera distributed online and for free. The first episode was published online on Sunday August 28th 2011 and every week since then Platform 2c have been releasing a new short episode in both 2D and 3D version. The format is that of multiple a mini episodes of around 3 minutes each week, ten of which go to make up a series of around 25/30 minutes total playing time which equates to a standard TV soap opera episode. You can take a look at the full Series 1 of the show (containing all the mini episodes in one) embedded above and visit the official website for more episodes. All the actors playing are learning on the go and the project is a non-commercial one, so do take that into account when forming your opinion about it and of course feel free to share your feedback after watching an episode in 3D.

Visit Platform 2c’s official website for more information and episodes…

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Bicycle Girls, a Polish Online Show in Stereoscopic 3D Format

August 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

Bicycle Girls is what is claimed to be the very first program in Poland to be realized using the stereoscopic 3D technology in the form of a thematic show packed with beautiful women and wonderful bikes. The series is being shot in cooperation with the creators of the popular photographic–lifestyle project: BicycleGirls.pl – Sawik and Szymon, who decided to capture with camera attractive women whose passion is riding a bicycle. The show uses the Polish platform OOGNET that is currently producing a total of 10 thematic shows (only this one is in 3D so far) and offers streaming live HD quality views from dozen cameras across Poland. It is thanks to this platform that the viewers to see the Bicycle Girls show online in either R&B 3D (anaglyph 3D with red-cyan glasses) or True 3D (Side by Side 3D for owners of 3D displays) mode. For viewers with neither of the two, the show is also available in a standard 2D version, but you will have to go for that one as a last resort, you will surely have at least a pair of anaglyph glasses lying around…

The Bicycle Girls 3D show is with Polish audio, and the website itself is also in the same language, but fortunately there are English subtitles embedded and it uses a pretty straightforward flash-based video player, so if you decide to take a look at it, you would be able to understand what they are talking about in the videos… not that there is that much of a talking. There are a few videos already available online and in time more episodes of the show should become available, so you can check from time to time to see new content if the topic is interesting for you and you like the show. So far Bicycle Girls’ Facebook profile has gathered over 8000 fans, so you can say that the project has a lot of people that like it already.

If you want to take a look at the Polish Bicycle Girls 3D videos already available online…

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Anomaly, a Paranormal Stereo 3D Show Coming in Early 2011

November 24th, 2010 · 3 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

A new television series called Anomaly will be exploring the paranormal in 3D starting early next year and apparently this will also be the the worlds-first 3D television program to focus on the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. What will be quite interesting is that the show will use 3D night vision cameras in order to better immerse viewers in some quite unusual and frightening locations. And as we all know darkness is an enemy of the good 3D, as you need light in order to bring out the details tat make it easier to distinguish the depth of objects. Of course shooting with night vision cameras means using infrared light and shooting with infrared sensitive cameras and that results in black and white (or B/W with a green tint) footage. The show‒s format will be a docu-reality with a length of 1 hour for each episode and there is even some preview footage already available in both 2D and different 3D formats available for you to get an idea what to expect from the show.

The preview material is probably quite rough and hasn’t been properly processed yet, so you should not judge the final 3D quality you will get just from that early preview. In the early footage you can notice some extreme separation at times, some stereo window violations, a bit shaky camera at times although that may as well be on purpose and some very fast cuts with big difference in depth between the different scenes. There is one kind of really creepy scene with a mirror shot with infrared camera that kind of looks weird as normally when you see a reflection in the real world (mirror, water etc.) you don’t try to find depth as you know this is a reflection and has no real depth, but on video you may try to actually see depth… however when shooting in dark conditions with IR light source and in black and white spectrum you might actually not recognize a mirror and that makes it quite creepy as it seems more like a hole with something happening inside (50th second+). I was a bit surprised to actually find night footage that was left with the greenish tint and some that is probably processed to be in black and white, or maybe the difference is coming from the cameras being used for the different footage, but then again this might also be left out intentionally like that.

Anomaly will premiere in early 2011 on Next3DTV, an internet-based 3D video-on-demand service, with broader distribution expected to follow. The first season will focus on the most reportedly haunted locations in the world. “You’ve gotta fish where the fish are,” said Jack Kassewitz. “We’re going to capture as much evidence of the paranormal as we possibly can, and we’re bringing our viewers along for the ride.” The show is made by Majestic 7 Media Partners who are developing episodic and documentary properties for the emerging 3D television market.

To see the Anomaly preview footage in both 2D and stereo 3D in different formats…

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