IRIDAS Launches DualStream NX Advanced Stereo 3D Toolset

IRIDAS will debut the 4th generation of its acclaimed DualStream Stereo 3D functionality at NAB 2010 this year. DualStream is IRIDAS’ advanced stereoscopic architecture built into the SpeedGrade, FrameCycler and MetaRender product lines and has been under continuous development since its inception in 2003. At NAB this year, the new DualStream NX technology will take a leap well beyond playback and basic stereo adjustments, to provide a host of advanced analysis, manipulation and automation technologies in a completely redesigned task-oriented user interface.

DualStream NX allows the user to automatically compensate for typical errors in geometric alignment, including vertical offsets, rotational differences and zoom mismatches. This significantly reduces the amount of time for artists to prepare material for dailies review. At the same time a sophisticated algorithm automatically matches the color between left and right eyes to compensate for differences in the camera colorimetry or hue and brightness shifts introduced by the optical system, such as a mirror rig. Combined with IRIDAS’ Universal RAW technology, which supports digital cinema cameras directly, the turnaround time for preparing stereoscopic image review is near zero now.

DualStream NX also includes a full suite of creative S3D tools such as keyframeable parallax adjustments, floating window and a complete stereoscopic color grading feature set. In addition, DualStream provides comprehensive S3D workflow functions such as stereo conform and automatic or manual handling of left/right assignments. For stereoscopic VFX shots, the DualStream timeline now allows you to selectively replace parts of a clip for individual eyes with other material, greatly simplifying the interaction with compositing packages and other external tools. Through alpha channel compositing and per-clip keyframeable parallax adjustment, FrameCycler and SpeedGrade are ideal platforms for stereoscopic subtitling work.

Source: IRIDAS