Shooting 3D for less – while learning more.

Tucked in a small corner at the Broadcast Video Expo 2010 in London was a brand-new product designed for independent producers to help them shoot in 3D — BinoRig.

They were displaying a prototype of a camera mount that allows two cameras to be mounted on a single-tripod to shoot 3D. Nick Rose is the inventor, and managing director of TeleTest. In this audio interview, I spoke with him on the show floor to learn more about his new gear.

There are several points to listen for during our conversation:

  • Shooting 3D is more than putting two cameras side-by-side
  • Adjusting the distance between the cameras (intra-ocular) distance is needed to create a 3D effect.
  • Toeing is used to enhance the 3D effect.
  • Aligning both cameras needs to be done to make sure the shots match.
  • Existing gear is really expensive and requires a large crew to setup – BinoRig is an alternative to this approach.

I found all his comments very informative and wanted to share them with you.

Click here to listen to the interview. (TRT: 7:37 – 3.6 MB – QuickTime)

I discovered several other small, but fascinating, companies at BVE, which I’ll share with you over the next couple of days.


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