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3D and Beyond

Posted Dec 4, 2013 in General, Technology

3D glasses

We love to try new and cutting edge projects at OOTB.  Cameras, graphics, media formats.    I’m fascinated by 3D – or stereoscopic video, to be more precise. It all seems simple enough. You just create two video streams of any scene from the vantage point of your left and right eyes.  But watch them played back together with special glasses and something truly magically happens. Your video monitor transforms into this wonderous illusion of depth both in and out of the screen. It’s really fun and immersive, especially with 3D sound (mostly 5 channel surround sound).

At Out of the Blue, we had a chance to help a client grab trade-show eyeballs with a 3D stereoscopic 10 minute product video projected onto a 14 foot screen.  Our response? “Cool!”  I’ve played around with 3D cameras my whole life and I’ve never lost that boyish “wow” every time I watch it.  You capture so much more information in a scene.

Tim Bob

For client reviews, we developed a simple work flow using emailed video segments encoded as “anaglyphs” sent along with  red and blue glasses so that clients could view and judge 3D videos from a link in their email.  When we needed more complete review, we scheduled meetings at our office which is equipped with full large screen HD view screens…full color and depth review! End result…happy clients and a memorable show for all.