CineForm 3D Video Editing solutions
3D video - what are we dealing with?
1) They allow the creation of "multiplexed" stereo video files using one of CineForm's high-quality compression codecs, combining the left and right video streams into a single video file that is far more convenient to handle. This is the first task after the footage is transferred to the computer, before editing can start. Quality is maintained by the codec using a high bit-rate, although there's the choice of a range of settings.
What you'll need to buy
Secondly, It depends on what sort of monitoring you'd like. If you only need anaglyph-style viewing, then a simple set of cardboard glasses with coloured film will suffice. Although the plastic versions may look more robust, the coloured film is often optically superior to the coloured plastic and will result in a better viewing experience.
The next option up from that is to get a 3D TV which will accept and correctly display "side-by-side" or "over-under" stereo pictures as full-screen 3D.
For the best viewing experience from a PC, Nvidia's 3D Vision active shutter glasses allow viewing of full-resolution HD video on a high-refresh-rate 3D TV or monitor running at 100 or 120Hz. The glasses are synchronised with the 3D output via an infra-red emitter which in turn is driven by a compatible Nvidia Quadro series graphics card (eg Quadro FX3800).
Tech Notes - The system requirements for running Neo & Neo3D and Premiere Pro CS5.x are slightly different, such that the minimum spec for CineForm's software is not compatible with the requirements for Adobe CS5. In addition, there are two flavours of Nvidia's 3D Vision software control, only one of which works with Neo and is based on the OpenGL functionality only found in the Quadro cards. If extra monitors are required, beyond the two that can be connected to a single card, an additional Quadro card should be used, as a GeForce card will probably crash the system when trying to run Premiere.
ZEN Stereo 3D video editing PC systems
We can supply fully configured PCs for 3D video editing based around Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 in a twin-monitor configuration using Nvidia 3D Vision active shutter glasses for full-screen stereo 3D monitoring on the 2nd display.
|CineForm Neo software licence||185.00|
|CineForm Neo3D software licence||620.00|
|Nvidia 3D Vision kit - active shutter glasses and IR emitter||95.00|
|Nvidia 3D Vision - additional active shutter glasses||73.00|
|Nvidia Quadro FX3800 1GB graphics card with
OpenGL 3D support
including 3D Vision Pro cable to connect to 3D Vision emitter
|Nvidia Quadro FX4800 1.5GB graphics card with OpenGL 3D support||1,230.00|
|LG 23" LCD 3D-capable Monitor - 120Hz refresh rate, DVI i/p||160.00|
|LG 23" LED-backlit LCD 3D-capable Monitor - 120Hz refresh rate||255.00|
|Benq 23" LED-backlit 3D-capable Monitor - 120Hz, HDMI, height adjustable||250.00|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 upgrade from all earlier versions||250.00|
|Full 3D video editing systems available - please ask for a quote||phone or email|
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the last 20 years or so, and have written hundreds of posts
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