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NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference M & E Roundup

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference M & E Roundup

There was truly something for everyone at NVIDIA GTC, and a surprisingly rich amount of thoughtful presentations for the Media & Entertainment crowd. GTC provided many opportunities to learn the basics and, for the truly nerdy, many opportunities to dig deep. As a mere semi-geek, Debra Kaufman learned a lot and met a lot of interesting people. Read her roundup of new M&E technology thanks to super-fast GPU computing.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Tim Squyres Edits Life of Pi

Tim Squyres Edits Life of Pi

Tim Squyres, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Life of Pi, got hooked on film when he took an introductory film course at Cornell University in upstate New York. Squyres talks to Creative COW about the challenges of editing Ang Lee's first digitally shot feature film, which was also a stereoscopic 3D release.

Feature, People / Interview
Tim Squyres
Stereoscopic 3D
Debra Kaufman's Review of The Hobbit in 48 fps 3D

Debra Kaufman's Review of The Hobbit in 48 fps 3D

Debra Kaufman started her high school's Tolkien Club when she was a big fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Though she hasn't celebrated Frodo's birthday in many years, she did get out to see The Hobbit in 48 fps. Here are her thoughts on The Hobbit in 48 fps and HFR Cinema in general.

Editorial
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Setting Standards for High Frame Rate Digital Cinema PART 2

Setting Standards for High Frame Rate Digital Cinema PART 2

As part of Creative COW's ongoing look at high frame rate cinema production and exhibition, we spoke with Michael Karagosian, co-chair of SMPTE's HFR Study Group, about his thoughts on the ways that higher frame rates factor into mastering, distribution, and exhibition for cinema.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Michael Karagosian
Stereoscopic 3D
The Making of Flight of the Butterflies in 3D on IMAX

The Making of Flight of the Butterflies in 3D on IMAX

SK Films has released Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, an IMAX/giant screen film that details the true story of the scientist who spent 40 years researching the incredible epic migration of the monarch butterfly. Using, among other technologies, a specialized 3D snorkel camera designed by Peter Parks for close-up photography, the feature film features spectacular real footage of the brilliant monarch butterfly sanctuaries.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Stereo D Converts Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to 3D

Stereo D Converts Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to 3D

If you think that converting a motion picture from 2D to 3D is a post production process, think again. Stereo D just wrapped up the conversion of director Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from 2D to 3D, and the job began before a single frame was shot.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
3net's Best Practices for 3D TV

3net's Best Practices for 3D TV

With a clatter of possibilities for 3D production, 3net has issued a guide - sort of a lion's roar - to help TV producers and creatives learn how to be confident in their knowledge, capable of finding the additional information they need, and resourceful enough to make killer 3D TV programs on budget and on time, all while dealing specifically with all the technical issues required to produce a successful 3D stereoscopic TV show.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D

Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D

Inspired by the massive number of historic stereoscopic still photos from the Civil War, 3net has ventured to deliver the four-part miniseries, "Fields of Valor" in 3D, dubbed "the most ambitious 3D project ever produced for television." 3net will air a special encore presentation on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
The Dog Days of 3D

The Dog Days of 3D

We've seen complicated rigs, higher budgets and audience skepticism deflate the hype of new movie-making technology before. What can the past tell us about 3D's future?

Editorial, People / Interview
Angela Gyetvan
Stereoscopic 3D
LG Debuts 3D Ultra Definition TV

LG Debuts 3D Ultra Definition TV

LG's internet connected super high resolution 84 inch Ultra Definition 3D TV will offer resolutions of four times that of existing HD panels. The "world's largest 3D Ultra Definition TV" has 8 million pixels for a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Behind the Lens: Flying Monsters 3D

Behind the Lens: Flying Monsters 3D

Realizing that 3D would be a superb way to portray the prehistoric world of the Pterosaurs -- beautiful flying creatures with 35 foot wingspans -- Anthony Geffen and Sir David Attenborough's maiden voyage into stereoscopy was begun. Step back in time with Creative COW as we look into the making of Flying Monsters 3D.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
NewTek Brings Affordable HD Instant Replay/SLO-MO to Market

NewTek Brings Affordable HD Instant Replay/SLO-MO to Market

NewTek's has released its latest effort to democratize broadcasting: 3Play 425, the 2U rack mount system for affordable instant replay and slow motion in HD, for sports and other broadcast uses.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Meduza Systems Poised to Roll Out Single Body 3D Camera

Meduza Systems Poised to Roll Out Single Body 3D Camera

While running with the bulls for a 3D shoot, filmmaker Chris Cary realized there was no camera system that was compact and flexible enough for his needs. The answer? Cary and Jonathan Kitzen enlisted imaging scientist Matt Whelan to design a stereographic camera in one body. Find out how they designed the camera that they hope will make 3D filmmaking as easy as 2D.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Grass Valley Adds 3D Editing Support

Grass Valley Adds 3D Editing Support

Grass Valley has added a comprehensive 3D toolset for its EDIUS nonlinear editing software and 3D support for editing peripherals to create a complete S3D post-production pipeline, with STORM 3G and STORM 3G Elite enjoying complete stereoscopic 3D I/O via the EDIUS timeline through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
3D Rigs Get Faster, Smaller, Lighter with HELIOS

3D Rigs Get Faster, Smaller, Lighter with HELIOS

HELIOS is the new wireless, self-contained 3D stereo rig from 3D stereo camera pioneers Paradise FX. EPIC, Alexa and F3 shooters take note: because HELIOS is untethered, lightweight and self-contained, a Steadicam operator can move as freely as on a 2D shoot.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
The Perils of Parallax

The Perils of Parallax

There are some very simple rules to manage the somewhat complicated idea of where the "screen" is in 3D space. There are also some very simple rules for breaking those rules.

Feature
Angela Wilson Gyetvan
Stereoscopic 3D
Qube Cinema showcases Digital Cinema products at IBC

Qube Cinema showcases Digital Cinema products at IBC

Building on 25 years of experience, Qube Cinema has taken several revolutionary approaches to digital cinema over the years. These include a suite of applications to support creation of DCI-compliant packages, at prices that independent producers can afford. Their latest release brings support for stereoscopic 3D and 4K mastering in ways that are both accessible and flexible.

People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
3ality Technica: CEO Steve Schklair on Changing the S3D Game

3ality Technica: CEO Steve Schklair on Changing the S3D Game

Combining forces to drive innovation in 3D production, 3ality Digital has acquired Element Technica, and has changed their name to 3ality Technica. The newly merged company will dominate stereoscopic 3D production, with an estimated 80% market share. Creative COW caught up with fast-moving Steve Schklair in Brazil and later, Los Angeles to get the inside information.

People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps Served in 3D

Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps Served in 3D

Producer/Director Benjamin von Cramon captures the art and detail behind the handcrafted process of creating a quality bourbon in a way that parallels raising a thoroughbred for the Kentucky Derby in a warm, beautiful 3D cinematography and draws the audience into the entire experience. Join Creative COW in celebrating this captivating attention to detail.

People / Interview
Benjamin von Cramon
Stereoscopic 3D
Adventures in the Z Plane

Adventures in the Z Plane

An industry leader, Angela Wilson Gyetvan, sets up shop to tell the truth about stereoscopic production, with a reminder to go where the visionaries are going.

Feature
Angela Wilson Gyetvan
Stereoscopic 3D
3D Post: A Business Model in Progress

3D Post: A Business Model in Progress

While some argue whether or not it's a fad, George Bellias has made 3D the core of his company's business. It's not the future for him. 3D is the now.

Feature
George Bellias
Stereoscopic 3D
3ality Digital Introduces Simplified Stereo 3D Production

3ality Digital Introduces Simplified Stereo 3D Production

With higher ticket prices and box office boffo, stereoscopic 3D (S3D) has succeeded in feature films, but S3D production has sputtered elsewhere, particularly when it comes to live concerts and sports -- both of which are cited as potential blockbuster content for audiences. Now, 3ality Digital is attempting to change all that with the introduction of new software technologies: IntelleCal and IntelleCam, which are part of the 3space suite of products to be launched at NAB 2011.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Stereoscopic 3D
5D 3D

5D 3D

A South African team applies the robotic motion-control expertise it has gained in live-action production to stop-motion shooting of stereographic motion plates on a 14:1 miniature set.

Feature, People / Interview
Peter Constan-tatos
Stereoscopic 3D
Stereoscopic Storm - NAB 3D Cameras

Stereoscopic Storm - NAB 3D Cameras

After years of mere trickles, a deluge of 3D surged through NAB 2010. Steven Bradford shows you some of the cameras that really shined.

Review, Feature, People / Interview
Steven Bradford
Stereoscopic 3D
Magic Journey to Africa

Magic Journey to Africa

Barcelona's Apuntolapospo draws on 18 years of experience to create live-action 3D. There have obviously been stereoscopic films for many years, since the 50s, and even earlier. In this new age of digital filmmaking, though, "Magic Journey to Africa" is the first live-action stereoscopic 3D feature to be produced in Europe, for both digital cinema and IMAX.

Feature, People / Interview
Bernat Aragones
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