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3D Trailer for an Upcoming Movie “Over the Sky” by Cesar Sommer

November 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

You can watch the short 3D trailer for an upcoming 3D movie called “Over the Sky” from Cesar Sommer, whose nice work in 3D format has already been featured here a few times. You can also find the 3D trailer of “Over the Sky” in his 3DVisionLive channel for 3D Vision owners, where you can also find some other of his works. The short movie was shot in collaboration with Clin d’Ailes, and although the final production release date is not set yet, it should be around February or March next year.

Cesar was kind enough to also share some details on the production of the movie, apart from the fact that he had some fun while shooting it as you can see from his impression on this photo. Most of the video was shot with the Sony HXR-NX3D1 3D camcorder, although for some scenes he also used the Canon 5D mark II stereo 3D rig he has built, although according to Cesar it was almost impossible to film the quick flying jets with it. The final movie might also have some in-cockpit 3D footage from the planes, but that is not yet finalized as shooting from the cockpit of a flying plane in 3D is something that needs to be carefully planed and executed.

The production pipeline consisted of a few steps with the first one being the use of the MVC to AVI Converter software form Peter Wimmer to split the .MTS 3D video file from the Sony camcorder into left and right AVI streams. The videos produced from the Canon-based stereo 3D rig are already in separate files for the left and for the right eye.

The next step of the production was to import the video files into Adobe After Effects for color grading and lining up the separates files, so that you can get a nice looking and properly aligned stereoscopic 3D movie in the end. Then the final step is to export the video from After Effects as a single left/right AVI file and cut it in Adobe Premiere. As I’ve mentioned already the project is still a work in progress and some extra footage will probably be shot and included in the final version, although there is still some time before we would be able to see the end result in 3D. Meanwhile you are welcome to share your feedback from the stereo 3D trailer, and ask some questions if there is something more you are interested in…

To see the short 3D trailer of Over the Sky by Cesar Sommer in YouTube 3D…
To see the short 3D trailer of Over the Sky by Cesar Sommer in 3DVisionLive…

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JVC and Sony with New Compact Professional 3D Camcorders

April 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

During the currently held 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas there are a lot of new 3D-related announcements and showcases for professionals interested in 3D technology and the new compact 3D camcorders announced by JVC and Sony are among them. What is interesting is the fact that for example the new JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is actually based on the not long ago announced consumer 3D camcorder – JVC GS-TD1. Of course the professional model has an extended set of features compared to the consumer version, but the basic specs are pretty much the same. The new JVC GY-HMZ1 is expected to be available this fall with a market price of under $2,500 USD, so it will not be significantly more expensive than the consumer model the company already has available in multiple markets worldwide.

Sony is doing pretty much the same thing with their consumer 3D camcorder, the Sony HDR-TD10 that also gets some additional features and is transformed into a pro model and more specifically the Sony HXR-NX3D1. The Sony HXR-NX3D1 professional 3D camcorder is planned to be available in the U.S. this summer, at a suggested list price of around $3,400 USD, which is actually a bit more expensive than the JVC’s expected price. Just like with the new JVC model, what is more important here as well with the new Sony 3D camcorders is that these professional models will be very compact and more affordable compared to the big shoulder-mount professional 3D solutions. This will enable more people to be able to produce stereoscopic 3D video content, something that is really needed to drive the demand for 3D-capable HDTVs and other solutions for viewing 3D content.

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