The European company was founded by experts in 3D video and in stock footage distribution. Stereobank has gathered a dozen contributors worldwide who are producing for the different collections of the stereoscopic stock footage catalogue, like lifestyle, sport, nature, time-lapse. The versatile 3D player of Stereobank brings the best preview available on the market, so the creative users can focus on their 3D clips selection. Content producers are shooting with 1080, 2K and 4K resolutions to meet Stereobank’s TV and Cinema quality requirements. Clips are delivered in many formats from 3D-TV broadcasting to 3D device demonstration, with licenses starting at $250.
Launched in 2010 after months of content collecting and processing, Stereobank unveiled the first stereoscopic clips of its catalogue. With its headquarters in Europe and a good knowledge of the American market, the team naturally gathered talented filmmakers from many different places. “With worldwide contributors, experts in lifestyle, sport, nature or timelapse, we are filling the marketplace with genuine 3D clips every week” explains Stereobank’s co-founder and content manager, Morgan David de Lossy. “Our network in the 3D industry has led to strategic partnerships, between best-selling stock footage producers and experienced stereographers, that maintain high quality standards”.
Stereobank’s 3D player was designed to improve stereoscopic 3D viewing on computer for all users. Stereobank’s team worked on a very versatile tool that allows the displaying of beautiful video on 3D monitors or nice previews on 2D screens. Thus the aspect of the streamed preview video is the closest to the filmmakersʼ productions.
Full HD 3D is the standard for Stereobank’s contributors, and they mostly rely on Silicon Imaging, RED or Sony 3D workflow to capture 3D video with beam-splitter or side-by-side rigs, depending on the scene parameters. The footage provided to Stereobank is guaranteed native from 3D cameras. The content is then delivered in many formats, ready for 3D-TV broadcasting (ProRes 422) or glasses-free auto-stereoscopic mobile devices (h.264). It can also be delivered in its original raw format such as Cineform and REDraw. All the 3D footage is also available in full HD 2D.
Stereobank Rights Managed licenses starts at $250.
Meet the Stereobank team at the NAB Show 2011 in the Content Central, from April 11th to 14th, in Las Vegas.