Script Rough Draft Posted

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The rough draft is now out and listed under the Discussion Board -> Development Team page for all to read.

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How To Genlock RED for 3D

February 26, 2010 4 comments

Here is a little information I’ve collected on how to sync up (genlock) two RED cameras- if anyone has any suggestions for revision, feel free to leave a comment and it will be updated.

(note this is confirmed to work on BUILD 21)

AJA Gen10 (runs around $320 on the B&H website)

You need a tri-level sync generator (AJA GEN10 recommended by REDUSER members), Build 21, BNC to DIN 1.0/2.3, and (2) Red Cameras

1) Enable GENLOCK which is located in the sensor -> shutter menu shown below.

You can find GENLOCK in the SENSOR menu

Connect a lead to a tri-level sync source (such as a Lockit or AJA Gen10). The camera has a DIN 1.0 /2.3 connector – you will need an adapter lead to BNC.

GENLOCK INPUT (E) is located on the right side of the RED body

When operating at 23.98, 24.00, 25.00 or 29.97 Project Time Bases, set the genlock  box to the same frame rate as the project TIME BASE. Do not use PsF or interlaced signals.

settings for different framerates and sync boxes @

If everything is working, a genlock icon (padlock) should appear in the top of the GUI (graphic user interface).

Camera Team, we will probably be having a quick workshop on this as soon as possible.

DIY 3D Camera

February 23, 2010 1 comment

I was curious to see what I could find in the DIY 3D camera category just to see what’s out there and how “indie” does it get – how simple is it – what’s the quality like. And I found this guy who made a 3D camera rig with legos. yeah, legos. The two cameras he uses are called Veho Muvi Camcorders that record onto memory cards in 640 x 480 resolution, 2-megapixel, 30 frames per second.

Here’s his “how-to” video

My understanding is that he just records the video, uploads both camera media to youtube, chooses which type of 3D it is, and walla, youtube 3D.

Pick Your Weapon- 3(D) Books

February 23, 2010 2 comments

Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema by Lenny Lipton

3-Dimensional Photography by Herbert McKay

The World of 3-D Movies by Eddie Sammons

They are a little dated but always interesting. Special thanks to Enhanced Dimensions, another great 3-D resource right here on wordpress!

Defining Parallaxes

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is a parallax chart I put together.

I used stills from the 1935 anaglyph short Audioscopiks, which was nominated for an academy award at the time for its innovation. Although there are charts out there that are available, I wanted to make one with clear visuals and anaglyph examples (in case one views this blog with anaglyph glasses which can be purchased here). Until some new monitors come out- anaglyph (red/blue) images will be the cheapest way to try to convey effects for educational purposes on this blog.

Audioscopiks has been posted to the FSU 3D vimeo page and can be seen right here.

Audioscopiks (1935) from Patrick Nissim on Vimeo.