Cobalt Entertainment, a Van Nuys based visual effects company and content provider, recently edited an HD stereoscopic demo reel which incorporates discreet left eye/ right eye 1080i materials. The footage was edited on an Avid DSHD non linear High Definiton editing system and is uncompressed. Each eye, for this test, was edited separately on the same machine and the footage is then projected either via two HD projectors utilizing polarized filters and corresponding polarized glasses and can also be projected via a projector equipped with an encode and decoding device (also for viewing via polarized glasses). The results are lifelike and stunning - with no eyestrain - and this promises not only be part of the future of HDTV in general, but also the best method for image acquisition (@ 24p) for theatrical large format and 35mm presentations. The test was coordinated with Cobalt by Avid and Piranha Post, a Hollywood based Avid post facility which offers the DSHD as a cost effective alternative to HD linear editing.
Having seen 1280x1024 in stereo (3D) a bazillion times, I can tell you this would be great.
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