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A lion took my 3D camera into the bush

Safari Adventure is a ten episodes series of 3D observational documentary series filmed in Woburn Safari park (UK) and co-produced by Renegade Pictures and CAN Communicate. Safari Adventure, directed by Natalie Wilkinson and Livia Simok, is one of Discovery Europe’s first 3D commissions. In the final stages of post production now, it is intended for 3net in the US in December 2011 as well as transmission on February 4 as a simulcast on Sky 3D and in 2D. Rhinos, lions and giraffes are among the wildlife featured along with their keepers and safari managers. 

 Duncan Humphreys, CAN Communicate Creative Director, reported to Adrian Pennington from TVBEurope that a lion had a good chew of one of the team's GoPro 3D Hero cameras, giving a great indication of what it’s like to be eaten by a lion !

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Stump, David

David Stump, ASC, works on numerous motion pictures and television productions as Director of Photography, as Visual Effects Director of Photography and as a Visual Effects Supervisor, garnering Emmy nominations and an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for Camera Data Capture Techniques.

David’s combined expertise in cinematography, 3D stereography, HD and visual effects has propelled him to the forefront of these industries’ developing technologies.

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Museum Gets 3D RealD XLW monster screen

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History (Nebraska, USA) selected the new RealD XLW 3D technology for its 70 feet 3D screen theater.

Premiering with National Geographic’s “Flying Monsters 3D” and nWave Picture’s “African Adventure 3D,” the state-of-the-art renovated theater within the cultural institution features stadium seating, a 70-foot (23 meters) wide screen and a NEC NC3240 4K digital cinema projector.

An extension of RealD’s award-winning XL Cinema System, the XLW is specifically designed for premium large screen venues with stadium seating and 1:1 width/throw ratio. The Hastings Museum is also being equipped with RealD LIVE, enabling the venue to show live 3D event broadcasts from around the world on the big screen.

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Quincunx Tech Note by Sensio

SENSIO (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to announce that the technical notes for the application of the DVB-3DTV specification to the SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D format are now available for download from our website. Titled "CONFIGURATION FOR QUINCUNX SIGNALLING IN DVB-3DTV & HDMI 1.4A", the DVB-3DTV specification details the delivery system for frame compatible plano-stereoscopic 3DTV services, enabling service providers to utilize their existing HDTV infrastructures to deliver 3DTV services that are compatible with 3DTVs already in the market.

This system covers both use cases of a set-top box delivering 3DTV services to a 3DTV via an HDMI connection, and a 3DTV receiving 3D services directly via a built-in tuner and decoder, and the application notes will enable the broadcast chain to deliver SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D optimally.

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