Digital cameras have brought some wonderful benefits to the filming community, 3D included, but unfortunately it has also highlighted a number of potential workflow issues that need to be addressed by Productions today.
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The further you look into 3D, the more it diverges from 2D. Titling, including lower thirds, on-screen burnt-in text and subtitles (aka closed captions) are common features of 2D TV and film presentations and so its not unreasonable to expect it to be used in 3D.
As was mentioned in the sixth article of this series, depth budget is the single most important parameter in stereoscopic 3D TV. As well as observing the practical and desirable limits to which the depth parameters can be pushed, making a good 3D production required careful management of depth dynamics.
The six-episode BBC Series Shelf Stackers brings audiences lots of laughs with its witty teenage commentary. Dom Bridges directed and helped edit the popular show as well as automating the synchronisation of audio clips for its dual-system sound production
The true portability of modern HD mini-cameras and flash-RAM video recorders is encouraging programme makers to go way beyond reach of tethered power supplies. But are the battery-makers living up to the demands being placed on them?
As consumers, we all have experience of being let down by batteries (think rusty Italian cars in the 1970s!). But thankfully the world of batteries has moved on: the global battery industry is today worth $71 billion and is estimated to be growing at nearly 5% a year.
Murraypro recently received a request from Manchester's Granada Studio Complex to borrow a Test Chest 3G for an evaluation they wished to undertake. While Murraypro were delighted to lend them a demonstration unit for their technical testing, they had no concept of any of the background story developing at the TV Centre. Mr Steve Craddock, Technical Manager continues....
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