Star Wars 3D Conversion Explained
FXGuideTV was at ILM this week to talk to John Knoll about stereoscopy. John supervised the conversion of Star Wars – Episode One: The Phantom Menace, and in this exlusive 30 minutes video interview, he discuss this and stereoscopic 3D in general.
James 3D Cameron Ready to Dive
James Cameron has just completed an 8km dive off the coast of Papua New Guinea in preparation for his plunge to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth (11km - seven miles).
Only two people have been to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, back in 1960. James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge monoplace sub visible here under is fitted with -guess what?- a lot of 3D cameras.
LG Passive 3DTV new Firmware Doubles 3D Resolution
LG recently made an update to the 3D algorithm that is used to create 3D pictures with its LG CINEMA 3D TV sets. According to LG this update improves 3D picture quality and 3D resolution. LG’s Cinema 3D uses a passive 3D technology based on cheap polarized 3D glasses (the same as in RealD movie theaters). Most 3D TVs on the market today utilize active 3D with expensive 3D glasses (around 100-150 $). The downside to passive 3D is that 3D resolution is lower, but now thanks to a clever use of its high frequency refresh rate, LG Cinema 3D screens are able to reach the same quality level.
Immortals 3D Blu-ray Released
Immmortals (20th Century Fox) is now available in Blu-ray 3D stereoscopic format. You may buy it at Amazon US for 27.99$.
The Three Musketeers 3D Blu-ray Released on March 13, 2012
The Three Musketeers will be released in 3D Blu-ray stereoscopic format on March 13, 2012.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Columbia Pictures and Sony Animation are proud of their last Aardman production "The Pirates! Band of misfits". Shot in 3D stereoscopic stop-motion, this little gem will be released on March 28, 2012 in europe (April 27, 2012 in the USA).