Canon introduced the LV-8235 Ultra-Short Throw 3D Projector, capable of projecting a 2-meters (80") picture from a distance of only 32 cm (1 ft). the LV-8235 can sit on a table or be mounted horizontally or vertically on a wall, ceiling or floor and is available now for 1799 $ in the USA.
Paradise FX (Van Nuys, CA, USA), the comapny fouded by Max Penner, just launched HELIOS, an autonomous and cost-effective wireless3D rig. Helios is suitable for all types of untethered camera work, including handheld, Steadicam and studio applications, with optimized metadata handling, crucial to VFX-oriented 3D production. HELIOS may reduce the technological and crewing footprints of 3D stereo cinematography, bringing them into line with 2D production practices and costs
Paramount Pictures and James Cameron just released eight scenes of the upcoming 3D-converted Titanic, designed to create a buzz and kill off any doubts that the conversion is less than top-notch quality. The money invested in converting Titanic to 3D amounts to 18 M$. The process took 60 weeks to complete.
Steve Weintraub from Collider.com said “The footage I saw this morning left me speechless. I’m not joking around when I say it’s the best post conversion I’ve ever seen and it looks like they originally shot it in 3D back in 1997.”
Don Searll, the South African creative director and founder of S3D Global is a leading international stereographer, directing stereoscopic animation, stereoscopic live action and stereoscopic post production, as well as hi-tech 3D SFX. He is the 3D wizard. Don says,” S3D is the wave of the future and the future is now.” Inspired by his father’s early 3D technical approach towards photography and his mother’s interest in the arts, by age 12 Searll was already shooting 3D stills.
The UK Border Agency reminded us recently that positions in Britain's IT sector are still going to locals, although more software developers and graphic designers than available are needed to produce visual effects, 2D and 3D computer animation for film, TV and video games. The agency just published a list of occupations having a shortage of Brits to fill available positions.
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