Mad Max 4 Fury Road 3D : Plans are Changed
Plans to shoot the fourth Mad Max film, Fury Road, in original stereoscopic 3D have been scrapped and it will now be converted to 3D in the postproduction. Two reasons : 1) the DALSA prototype cameras are as reliable and efficient as planned and 2) post conversion is now far better. So, George Miller and John Seale will be used the proved and acclaimed 2D ARRI Alexa Plus and Alexa M cameras (plus some cheaper sacrificial cameras bolted on vehicules promised to destruction).
The trouble-plagued production is currently filming in the poverty-stricken African nation of Namibia aftera shift from its original location in Broken Hill, Australia where rain transformed the desert in a flower field just before shooting start. It is understood that the production is still being made with Australian crew and the vast majority of expenditure will still count as part of the 40 per cent producer offset tax rebate offered in Australia.
Charlize Theron shaved her head for the stereosopic movie to play Furiosa; she will co-star along Tom Hardy, taking over Mel Gibson's leading role Max.
Robots are shooting the Olympics in 3D
Kronomav (Valencia, Spain), expert on live 3D stereoscopic broadcast, robotized systems and machine vision, has been one of the three companies in the world chosen by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to handle the stereoscopic 3D acquisition for the next Olympics to be held in London, between July and August.
Kronomav IN3D LIVE will be used at “North Greenwich Arena” venue, and the disciplines to be broadcasted in 3D will be Basketball, Trampoline and Artistic Gymnastics, emphasizing the latter by its visual beauty in 3D.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 3D
Sky 3D (UK) will broadcast Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (A 26 x 22 minutes TV series animated by 41 Entertainment) in the UK and Ireland from autumn 2013.
The stereoscopic 3D series comes from Arad Productions (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk) and video game publisher Namco Bandai Games, which owns the Pac-Man brand. Arad’s Avi Arad, former chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios, executive produces along with Rick Unger (Biker Mice From Mars, X-Men Evolution).
ANOMALY 3D Paranormal TV Show
Anomaly is a stereoscopic 3D TV series produced by David Cole from Beampath Stereoscopic (Pembroke Pines, FL,USA).Anomaly is a paranormal investigation show that focuses on scientific and forensic on-location investigations of paranormal activity. The show’s 1-hour docu-reality format is fast paced, entertaining and often chilling.
Anomaly's first season will focus on the most reportedly haunted locations in the world. “You’ve gotta fish where the fish are, “ says Jack Kassewitz. “We’re going to capture as much evidence of the paranormal as we possibly can – and we’re bringing our viewers along for the ride.”
Anomaly often moves the audience point-of-view through visually interesting environments in a way that is much like a ride film. It's amusing, scary, interesting, engaging.... sort of like a roller coaster for the mind.
Edius Pro 6.5 now with Full 3D and Free Trial
Grass Valley (San Francisco, CA, USA) has begun shipping the latest version of its EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software. EDIUS Pro 6.5 now includes a comprehensive stereoscopic 3D editing workflow and cross-platform codec support.
EDIUS Pro 6.5 is complete with 3D stereoscopic editing tools and new 3D support across its editing peripherals. The full family of 3D compatible Grass Valley editing peripherals — such as the STORM 3G and STORM 3G Elite editing hardware (with stereoscopic 3D I/O through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals) — are now all supported from the EDIUS timeline.
Try 3D video editing for FREE with Edius Pro 6.5 in a 30-days demo version.
Stereoscopic Viewing and Increased Vision Symptoms
"Stereoscopic Viewing and Reported Perceived Immersion and Symptoms" is a paper published today in the "Optometry & Vision Science" journal (July 2012 Issue).
Conclusion 1: Stereoscopic 3D viewing provides greater immersion, but it can also lead to heightened visual and motion sickness symptoms.
Conclusion 2: If you are visually perturbed when watching 3D movies, take a seat on the last row.
Stereoscopic 3D displays heighten perceived immersion but also increase viewing symptoms for some viewers. The recently published study measured prevalence and magnitude of perceived immersion and viewing symptoms in stereoscopic viewing, and their relation to viewer's characteristics and viewing position.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" was watched by 203 teens and adults in 2D or stereoscopic 3D while sitting at different angles and distances. Their prior viewing symptoms, as well as visual and physical discomfort immediately before and after viewing, were measured with questionnaires. They were also asked to report their perceived immersion feeling after the viewing.
Among the participants, 12% (after 2D vision) and 21% (after stereoscopic 3D vision) reported increases of measured symptoms during or after viewing; stereoscopic 3D viewing incurred greater and more frequent perception of blurred vision, double vision, dizziness, disorientation, and nausea than 2D viewing.
The symptoms were thus observed 75% more often just after a 3D viewing than after a 2D one. Would results be the same with another movie???