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Newsletter 18 November 2011 | Forward to a friend | Subscribe


We have a lot of new subscribers since the last issue, so I just wanted to say 'welcome' and to make it clear that 3Droundabout's remit is to cover any application that requires professionally produced stereoscopic 3D content. Of course film and TV grab the headlines when it comes to 3D - good or bad - but there's a lot of development going on in education and commercial applications too. For example, I've just spent the morning at Design London, a strategic partnership between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, for the London leg of EON Reality's Virtual 3D Learning World Tour. Joined by Volfoni and Optoma, EON's Chairman Dan Lejerskar was keen to show how interactive 3D solutions can be used in education and training, and how these systems are becoming cheaper and easier to set-up.

So if you feel like sharing your experiences or opinions on any aspect of stereo 3D for any application, let us know - we're always looking for interesting stories and welcome new contributors. Our 2012 editorial calendar is also now available.

Finally, I'd like to highlight Al Caudullo's 'Faces of the Flood' charity campaign for the people of Lamlukka in Pathum Thani province of Thailand affected by the recent flooding. All proceeds from the sale of Al's stereo 3D photos and soon-to-be-released video will go directly to the people of Lamlukka to help them reconstruct their lives.

-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher

This month our articles start with Al Caudullo of 3DGuy Productions giving a fascinating account of his trip to the Gobi Desert to film wild horses. Steve Shaw of Light Illusion, serves up the third part of his enlightening seven-part series on the basics of shooting S3D. Part 3 looks at edge violations and floating windows.

Professor Dr Anne Bamford evaluates the effectiveness of 3D in education through research that shows a marked positive effect of the use of 3D animations on learning, recall and performance in tests.
Our case study this month is by David Cox of Sharp Cookies, who describes how 3D was used in a 4D experience at the Blackpool Tower visitor attraction in the seaside resort of Blackpool, UK. This project involved an impressive mix of live action, greenscreen and computer-generated imagery, and David gives many useful pointers. This is followed by a helpful explanation of how to calibrate 3D rigs by Florian Schäfer of P+S Technik.
Finally, Mike Knee of Snell provides an illuminating paper on techniques for automatic monitoring of stereoscopic 3D video, which provides an excellent reference for those involved in multichannel TV broadcasts. Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

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Supported events

3D Stereo Media
5-9 December 2011
Liege, Belgium

28 February - 1 March 2012
Dubai, UAE

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Books etc

Tourner En 3D-relief (Filming In S3D)
By Fabien Remblier

3D TV and 3D Cinema: Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy
By Bernard Mendiburu

3D Cinematography Basics – A Survival Guide
By Geoff Boyle Format

Stereoscopic Video Coding for Mobile Applications
By Buddika Adikari

3D Television (3DTV) Technology, Systems, and Deployment
By Daniel Minoli

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures
By Jeffrey A. Okun and Susan Zwerman

Cinema 4D: The Artist’s Project Sourcebook
By Kent McQuilkin

3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures
By Ray Zone

3D Movie Making: Stereoscopic Digital Cinema from Script to Screen
By Bernard Mendiburu

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Feature articles

Tales from the 3D Road – Filming Wild Horses in the Gobi Desert
By Al Caudullo, 3DGuy Productions

The Basics of Shooting Stereoscopic 3D – Part 3: Edge Violations and Floating Windows
By Steve Shaw, Light Illusion

Evaluating the Effectiveness of 3D in Education
Professor Dr Anne Bamford, International Research Agency

Case Study: Blackpool Tower 4D Experience
By David Cox, Sharp Cookies

How to Calibrate 3D Mirror Rigs
By Florian Schäfer, P+S Technik

Techniques for Automatic Monitoring of Stereoscopic 3D Video
By Mike Knee, Snell

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Priority news

3D Lessons Deliver Higher Levels of Understanding and Increased Focus to Students Across Europe

Grass Valley Adds 3D Support to its EDIUS Editing Software and STORM 3G Editing Platforms

Presente3D Launches Beta Registration for its PowerPoint Stereoscopic 3D Plug-In

Fujifilm Introduces FinePix REAL 3D V3 Autostereoscopic Digital Viewer

Avid Announces Media Composer 6 With 64-bit Performance And 3D Real Time Editing Tools

SIM2 Ships NERO Line of 120Hz 3D DLP Home Cinema Projectors

Inition Produces 3D Holographic Promotion for The Macallan 1824 Collection

Antik Develops Juice 3D Extreme HD 3DTV IP/DVB Set-Top Box for Sisvel’s 3D Tile Format

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