CG Today - Stereoscopic News

Primefocus LogoLucasfilm, one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies, and Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company, are proud to announce their collaboration on the 3D conversion of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace for theatrical release, heralding an exciting new era in Star Wars entertainment. Prime Focus was selected by Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) following an exhaustive testing process.

Utilizing Prime Focus' proprietary View-D process, the cutting-edge conversion is scheduled to hit 3D theater screens on February 10, 2012. Involving meticulous crafting and attention to detail by Prime Focus' global team of artists, the 3D release promises a wonderfully immersive experience for fans of the original, and a big screen introduction for a whole new generation.

Stergen Stereo Sports Video GeneratorIn the same way that sports was the “killer app” that fueled early interest in HDTV, many sports networks such as ESPN 3D and Sky 3D are betting that live sports will drive the fledgling 3DTV medium. With many sports aficionados among the early adopters of 3DTV, broadcasters are hustling to produce as much live 3DTV sports as possible, and they need stereo 3D production tools that make the job faster, easier, and more cost-effective.

Tweak matches dual link SDI support with RV's intuitive interface for playback, editing and side-by-side and A/B comparisons of digital media for dailies and theater reviews.

RV SDI Dailies

Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announced RV SDI, to be unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 11-14 in booth SL9707.

"Many leading shops already use RV for dailies and theater reviews, while others rely on older generation black box systems," said Seth Rosenthal, Tweak's co-founder. "Our users made it clear that there is a big need for a new kind of dailies playback tool that combines RV's ease of use and flexibility with stereo SDI output."

Assimilate LogoASSIMILATE, a leading provider of powerful post-production tools for RED and other digital workflows, today announced it has selected Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt. Ltd. to be the exclusive sales partner for ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH® product line in the region of South India. Sniper is also responsible for the first level of support to all ASSIMILATE customers, both current and new users. ASSIMILATE, with headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, has sales, support, and technology teams located around the world.

“Mistika was the perfect tool for this project. It was essentially the main hub for the commercial, and we were able to plug our CG pipeline directly into it. Also, as this was a commercial for cinema, the ability to export a DCP from the Mistika to our network and be viewing the film back in our cinema, in stereo 3D, within fifteen minutes, was fantastic.”

SGO’s Mistika was used by Framestore for all the stereoscopic alignments, depth grading and visual effects compositing for the LG “Rare Butterflies” cinema commercial for LG’s  integrated 3D cinema and digital campaign. Directed by Richard Ayoade for Framestore’s digital team, and lead by Executive Producer, Simon Whalley, Framestore conceived, filmed and post produced the high profile campaign for agency Mindshare, to demystify stereoscopic 3D, using humour and interactive elements on the online version.