Creating A Stereoscopic 3D Effect In Motion

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[This article was first published in the November, 2010, issue of
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Pieter asks:

After seeing your Webinar about Stereoscopic 3D I came up with the following thoughts. If I load footage in Motion and make two different clips with different camera points of view ( left and right). Will this work?

Larry replies: Maybe. What makes 3D work is that different elements in your shot align differently when viewed from slightly different horizontal angles; about 63 cm.

If all your objects are at the same depth, this won’t work.

If your objects are spread out in depth, it may work.

The problem is, there’s no way to combine these two cameras in Motion in real-time so that you can adjust your elements for best effect. In other words, this will be a very time-consuming way to create a stereoscopic 3D image due to needing to use FCP for your preview system.


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