It’s just a matter of how you shoot it, says Lee.
Image Sensors World spotted an interesting development from Panasonic in Japan which features 120 GH4 bodies assembled in an array to capture a person from all angles before software is used to develop a photo-realistic 3D sculpture of the subject.
So what is the future of TV? Well there’s a very good chance it isn’t 3D or 4K, and that TV panel manufacturers are heading for even tougher times. HBO’s CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Bob Zitter is one of the most prominent TV industry figures to voice his belief that 3D and 4K are not suited to home viewing.
His thoughts don’t make good reading for Sony, Sharp, Samsung, etc… but is he right?
3D was oppressive, attention seeking and now 3D is dead. Quietly dropped by all consumer electronics firm if the 2013 CES is anything to go by.
Or is it?
Above: Cate Blanchett receives some all-too-real makeup on the set of The Hobbit
Peter Jackson shot The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 48 frames per second (HFR) in 3D. So what is the verdict on HFR technology… More immersive? Helps the story? More beautiful?
The future is here but it seems nobody checked to see if it looked any good.
Shot with a 3D Red EPIC rig at 48fps, Peter Jackson’s return to the world of JRR Tolkien has been ‘stripped of the magic of cinema’ according to many who saw the advance press screenings by Warner Brothers.
I came across this today which is really quite incredible. It is made by Patryk Kizny of DitoGear who create timelapse sliders with inspiration from Greg Downing at XREZ Studio (they developed the interactive GigaPixel panoramas).
From a static timelapse shot a virtual camera movement can be created, which means the camera can move on a virtual path and the timelapse footage is used to texture a 3D model of the scene.
It’s interesting that at the highest level of digital cinema hardware two DSLR video trends have become the cornerstone of the new Arri Alexa designs.
Downsizing and anamorphic.