Recent testing proved that horizontal image translation (also called digital convergence) in Qtake HD 3D was possible via the Technica 3D Hand Controller (THC). Using Element Technica's proprietary protocols for their handsets, engineers from the two companies were able to set horizontal image translation in Qtake HD which will retain that data and play back the convergence information in real time. The data can be exported to post production or embedded in the file on RED cameras.
The data can be exported via microSD or serial data, or in the embedded files from RED cameras.
"Shooting parallel is being mandated by some studios as post production requires more control in the edit room. The ability to set convergence in real time while shooting with QtakeHD will open the doors for QtakeHD to be used on movies that requires the 3D footage be shot parallel," said Gaylen Nebeker, CEO, Nebtek, Inc.
"Integration between our THC controller and the Qtake HD 3D system provides even more functionality to the Technica 3D rig control system," said Sammy Pizzo, Element Technica electrical and software engineer. "The agility of the Nebtek system to ingest and store metadata generated by our THC controller completes a major workflow bridge in the 3D production process."
"It was one of the best 8 hours of development we have ever spent," he remarked.
The Element Technica THC is a hand-held controller that provides an ergonomically friendly system to integrate with and control nearly every aspect of 3D acquisition. The TCH has input devices to control focus, iris and zoom on two lenses, as well as convergence and interocular on the 3D rig, which stereoscopically mounts two cameras and lenses to provide the left-eye and right-eye views necessary for 3D production.
QTAKE HD is a powerful system that integrates every aspect of 3D video assist into a single solution. QTAKE HD 3D gives the user unmatched Stereoscopy features: live 3D processing and rig alignment, 3D playback via industry standard modes, 3D editor and 3D green screen pre-vis in realtime to the set 3D monitor.
Pricing and Availability
Qtake HD 3D software is available west of Chicago exclusively through Nebtek, Inc., www.nebtek.com. Nebtek also offers full turnkey QTAKE HD solution for customers nationwide. Including Macintosh computers, Black Magic, Decimator Design and AJA components as well as custom QTAKE HD carts. For inquiries please call (818) 273-9336 LA or email [email protected].
About Nebtek, Inc.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nebtek, Inc. (www.nebtek.com) is the exclusive Western States reseller of Qtake HD 3D. In addition, Nebtek, Inc. designs and manufactures LCD monitors and accessory products for film and video professionals. Full equipment rental and 3D/HD video assist services are available nationwide through our offices in Los Angeles, Ca, Salt Lake City, UT and Portland, OR.
SOURCE Nebtek, Inc.