Originally Posted by markr041
Hey, Don and Frank,
Just to make sure you guys have not gone off the deep end using two 3D cameras, can you clarify what is the point of two 3D cameras?
1. I certainly see the value of two 3D cameras on the scene with two operators - two viewpoints (however, my spouse does not take direction (she flunked cooking class in HS because she would not follow the written recipe)).
2. Is it that you can use one camera's 3D for close shots and then for distant shots use the combined left (right) views from the two cameras? This way you effectively have two (actually three) interaxial distances to choose from in post and do not have to shift the spacing of cameras in the middle of a shoot. Or is it something else - videos for spiders?
Mark- Frank has his own agenda. I understand much of it but his logic for importance to some of the available options he can get with his work escapes me.
In my case your #1 is the obvious one and also includes one operator with two TD-10's side by side with one left rolllng on full wide while the second is operated by me going in for closeup shots that I later intercut in the edit.
The second advantage of having two TD-10's is when I come to a location I want to do of wide open scenery and need the wide IA plus the wide angle too. Now I would need to mount both TD-10's on a bench like Franks Aluminum tube and ( in my case) put each in 2D mode and just shoot both like a conventional 2 cam left eye - right eye system. Then do the usual work flow for that system in Vegas with pairing the two files and having the advantage of both.
Frank's work is my lead on this and between what he is doing ( far more than what I plan to do) plus my studies from other doing twin 2D cameras, I hope to develop a very simple to transport and quick to set up twin camera bench for shooting in the public environment. What Frank is doing is more of a science experiment. What I want to do is have a production solution.
I have had thoughts of buying a second 3D cam as the JVC because I do feel Joe's example and Bravia3D work demonstrates an obvious PQ advantage of the JVC over the Sony, but I prefer the tools that Sony offers more, so have decided not to get JVC as a second so I can have the bench system and the #1 two cam shooting angles by owning two TD10's.
I would have moved ahead with those plans but as my luck would have it a buyer for one of my retired broadcast cameras bailed on me Friday because of the stock market crash. ( his excuse)
So, my plans to buy a second TD10 and a new editing computer is on hold for now. I may still move forward with building a bench but not sure when I will be buying another TD10.
Hey Frank- Just had a question for you- Have you tried to match up a JVC and a TD10 image for pairing using Sony's 3D calibration? If I build a bench I may try to experiment with the TD 10 and my old SR12. I wonder if that is possible or how difficult it would be.