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This is our last newsletter of the year so we'd like to thank our contributors and sponsors for their effort and support in our first year, and to wish you Season's Greetings and a happy New Year.

We've posted nearly 1,300 news items and over 50 articles since launching 3Droundabout, and if you like to keep up to date via social networks then we've just added a Google+ page to our 'Follow us' options.

I'm ending 2011 as optimistic about stereo 3D as I started. We've had the privilege of seeing some amazing 3D content and of meeting some wonderfully creative and enthusiastic people - and when you couple that with easier to use content creation tools, not to mention an Olympic Games year, then 2012 looks very promising.

-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher

This month our articles start with digital learning architect Len Scrogan, who discusses the findings of the ground-breaking American Optometric Association's '3D in the Classroom: See Well, Learn Well' public health report. If you need a little Christmas cheer, then we have a case study from Andrew Jackson of vStream, who describes a 5D Christmas Grotto experience in Europe's largest shopping centre, Westfield. The festive theme is continued with 3DFusion's Ilya Sorokin explaining how Macy's of New York is using a 132-inch autostereoscopic video wall in its Christmas shop window display.

In his Tales from the 3D Road, Al Caudullo of 3DGuy Productions gives a spell-binding account of his trip to Mongolia to capture the Eagle Festival. Next is Steve Shaw of Light Illusion, who serves up the fourth instalment of his enlightening seven-part series on the basics of shooting S3D. Part 4 looks at interaxial distance, miniaturisation and some of the effects of convergence and focus. Have your red/cyan glasses ready! This is followed by Dmitiry Vatolin of YUVsoft, who describes the results of a test on 3D perception, with some very interesting findings. Again, have your red/cyan glasses ready, as there is a video clip at the end that you can use to test your own stereo vision.

Finally, I give some highlights of the recent 3D Stereo MEDIA event that took place in Liège, and George Whale of Queen Mary, University of London describes EMC2's first international industry workshop that was held in Berlin and titled 'The Future of 3D Media.' Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

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Supported events

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications
23-25 January 2012
San Francisco, USA

28 February - 1 March 2012
Dubai, UAE

NAB Show
Conference: 14-19 April 2012
Exhibition: 16-19 April 2012
Las Vegas, USA

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Latest Books etc

Shoot 3D Video Like a Pro: 3D Camcorder Tips, Tricks & Secrets: the 3D Movie Making Guide They Forgot to Include
By Michael Sean Kaminsky

The Future of 3D Media
By Keith Fredericks

3D Cinema and Television Technology: The First 100 Years
By Michael D. Smith, Peter Ludé, Bill Hogan, Ray Zone

3D Television: High-impact Emerging Technology – What You Need to Know: Definitions, Adoptions, Impact, Benefits, Maturity, Vendors
By Kevin Roebuck

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

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Feature articles

The Eyes Have It: 3D and Vision Health
By Len Scrogan, Digital Learning Architect

Case Study: Elbow Saves Christmas – A Personalised 5D Experience at Westfield UK
By Andrew Jenkinson, vStream

Case Study: 3DFusion and Macy’s Christmas Window 132-Inch 3D Glasses-Free Display
Ilya Sorokin, 3DFusion

Tales from the 3D Road: The Mongolian Eagle Festival
By Al Caudullo, 3DGuy Productions

The Basics of Shooting Stereoscopic 3D – Part 4: Interaxial Distance, Miniaturisation, Convergence and Focus
By Steve Shaw, Light Illusion

Understanding Requirements for High-Quality 3D Video: A Test in Stereo Perception
By Dmitriy Vatolin, YUVsoft

Show Report: The View from 3D Stereo MEDIA 2011
By Yasmin Hashmi, 3Droundabout

EMC2 Industry Workshop – The Future of 3D Media
By George Whale, Queen Mary, University of London

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Priority news

Orange and Dailymotion Launch Online 3D Channel

Nintendo Partners with Eurosport to Release 3D Video Content

The International 3D Society Announces 3D Technology Award Winners

Gaia Technologies Launches 3D Interactive Learning Resource

STEREOLABS Introduces its PURE Commander 3D Multi-Camera Control System

Blackmagic Design Acquires Teranex Systems Inc.

LG Adds 25-Inch DX2500 to its Glasses-Free 3D Monitor Line-Up

DVB and 3D@Home Consortium Liaise on Development of Standards For 3DTV

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