Stereoscopic 3D monitoring and depth budget analysis at a reasonable cost
In your 3D stereoscopic production, if you do not monitor and control the depth budget you are at risk of giving your audiences! eyes a really hard time - their headaches could mean one big one for you : they might not watch again!
Cel-Scope3D can provides stereoscopic 3D monitoring and depth budget analysis at a reasonable cost. This is a Windows program that runs on a PC. It allows camera and rig set-up to be performed, accurately, repetitively and quickly so that your 3D production will be right first time. Its facilities can also be used in post production to ensure that any correction, fixes and tweaks are going to be pixel prefect and that the depth budget is used to its advantage without abusing the audience.
- Real time depth budget indication and alarms.
- Live 3D rig camera assist, setup and monitoring.
- Works with standard capture cards or devices.
- Live sources in HD-SDI, HDMI, 3G, SDI, HDV & DV.
- SD, HD or 2K in most formats & TV standards.
- Media files playback most 3D formats.
- Touch screen monitor compatible.
- Monitors pictures, waveforms and depth simultaneously.
- Shows 3D in any anaglyph combination & swap left/right.
- 3D display output for monitor via DVI, HD-SDI or HDMI.
- Depth metadata output option on TCP-IP 3DMETALINK.
- Capture & recording 3D to hard disk (optional).
The screen layout can be easily customized with any display in any window and at any size. Your settings can be saved as presets for easy recall and the display can be resized on your monitor to be full screen or as big or small as you want.
The depth histogram actually shows the full range of values being used in your shots. This can use the same color scale as the depth map. A numerical scale shows exactly what values you are hitting. The depth analysis readout simply summarizes all that data with your max and min values and the overall average. You can also set up an alarm for any out-of-budget excursion so you can work without having to continually look at the displays.
Cel-Scope3D can do far more: For example, vertical disparities happen if one camera is even slightly higher or tilted. These types of errors are the hardest to fix in post. The vertical disparity histogram distinctly shows if there is any offset so it can be tuned out by adjustment on the stereo rig. There is also an image manipulator to aid correction and convergence adjustments.
Cel-Scope3D can work with all professional video formats including YCbCr or RGB 4:4:4, standard and high definition formats. Given a suitably powerful PC platform to run on, Cel-Scope3D can show preview displays from left and right channels simultaneously as well as show actual depth budget in real-time, waveforms, vectorscopes and histograms in various combinations. You can set-up and save any arrangement of display windows onto presets for easier access. If you have a touch-screen monitor then you do not need a mouse and it is very easy to select and see what you want. In addition to full video measurement and monitoring, the package also has full multi-channel audio and surround display facilities.
Cel-Scope3D can either be used on-set for camera setup and alignment or in post for checking image quality levels at pre or post edit. Most files types and container formats are compatible such as Quicktime, MXF, WMV, AVI, MP4 etc. The 3D can be in any of the usual formats: side-by-side, top-bottom or interlace. Footage can be played and viewed in 3D either on the computer monitor with any anaglyph scheme or using an external 3D display device.
In its live mode, the software is intended to operate with gen-locked synchronous sources from a pair of capture cards or devices. It can also work from a dual input card. Cards and devices from all manufacturers with a WDM driver are compatible such as AJA, Bluefish, Blackmagic etc. It can also accept sources from Firewire connected devices using DV or HDV. If any selected sources are not gen-locked, they will be synchronized by the software and timing. In this way, it is possible to operate with non-genlock cameras such as digital SLRs.
Cel-Scope3D runs under Windows-XP, Vista and Windows 7. An up-to-date NVidia graphics card is necessary for full functionality.
For full technical and ordering info please contact Leader Instruments at
1 (714) 527-9300 or e-mail us at Sales@LeaderAmerica.com