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It's the morning after the night before in terms of the Oscars, and although it's disappointing that Pina didn't win in the Documentary Feature category, Hugo scooped awards for Art Direction, Cinematography, Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing - which can only be good for the 3D industry as a whole. 3D also played a role at the post-Oscars Governor's Ball in the form of a 3D dessert designed by Wolfgang Puck which recquired guests to don red/cyan glasses!

With less than seven weeks to go before the 2012 NAB Show opens in Las Vegas, news about what will be on display is coming in. If you want a preview, bookmark our 3D @ NAB 2012 Spotlight, as we have a lot to add in the run up to the event. You can apply online now for a pass code that will give you free entry to the exhibition. If you're exhibiting stereo 3D products or services, send us your show news as soon as possible!

Finally, I would like to welcome AJA Video Systems as a new sponsor. We are able to provide free access to 3Droundabout thanks to the support of sponsors and advertisers - so please take a look at what they have to offer. And if you would like to join them, please request our rate card.

-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher

We start our articles this month with a piece on how 3D is set to change the advertising industry, by James Stewart of Geneva Film Co. Next is Paola Hobson of Snell, who describes how to do single-channel and two-channel standards conversion using the Snell Alchemist Ph.C-HD. This is followed by a piece on disparity-aware stereo 3D production tools that can operate with some user interaction or even fully automatically, by Aljosa Smolic of Disney Research Zurich.
In his Tales from the 3D Road, Al Caudullo of 3DGuy Productions gives a moving account of the recent floods in Thailand. Next is Steve Shaw of Light Illusion, who serves up the fifth installment of his enlightening series on the basics of shooting S3D. Part 5 looks at the cut-out effect, scene focus and viewing distance - have your red/cyan glasses ready! Finally, Dmitiry Vatolin of YUVsoft, who gives a roundup of the Sixth International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics. Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

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28 February - 1 March 2012
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3D Storytelling
22-23 March 2012
London, UK

NAB Show
Conference: 14-19 April 2012
Exhibition: 16-19 April 2012
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1-3 May 2012
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24-27 May 2012
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13-14 June 2012
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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
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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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3D in Advertising - Bringing the Wow Factor to Campaigns
By James Stewart, Geneva Film Co.

Technology: 3D Standards Conversion Using the Snell Alchemist Ph.C-HD
By Paola Hobson, Snell

Technology: Disparity-aware Stereo 3D Production Tools
By Aljosa Smolic, Disney Research Zurich

Tales from the 3D Road: Filming the Bangkok Flood of 2011
By Al Caudullo, 3DGuy Productions

The Basics of Shooting Stereoscopic 3D - Part 5: The Cut-Out Effect, Scene Focus and Viewing Distance
By Steve Shaw, Light Illusion

Quality Measurement: Impressions from the VPQM-2012 Event
By Dmitriy Vatolin, YUVsoft

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Priority news

BBC Announces its 3D Coverage of London 2012 Olympic Games

Colorfront Adds Real-Time 4k and 48/60fps Support to its On-Set Dailies System

Innovega Demos iOptik Contact Lens Eyewear Supporting AR and 3D Panoramic Applications

International 3D Society Bestows 28 Awards at 3rd Annual Creative Arts Ceremony

Tiffen Releases Steadicam Phantom-V Designed for HD Broadcast television and 3D Markets

NPD DisplaySearch Finds 3D TV Gaining Momentum in Western Europe and China

Spatial View Announces Availability of 3DeeCentral on Connected 3D TVs

Nintendo Reports 3DS Sales Cross 4 Million Mark

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