Cinesite Launches Stereoscopic 3D Services

Cinesite has announced the launch of stereoscopic 3D visual effects services catering for films shot in stereo, as well as conversion of 2D films into 3D. Cinesite’s first stereo 3D project will be Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, for which it has been awarded a significant volume of stereoscopic visual effects work.

To accommodate its new stereo 3D services, Cinesite is undergoing a major expansion which includes growing its production staff by 40% and taking on a new floor in its building to accommodate 85–100 additional visual effects artists — adding another 7,000 square feet to its 30,000 square feet of custom-designed post production facilities. Having already added 250 terabytes of storage from BlueArc, Cinesite anticipates that it will have added almost half a petabyte of disc space and around 1,000 cores by the end of 2010, with an additional 1,000 cores in 2011.

As well as investing in a site licence of The Foundry’s Nuke compositing software, providing an additional 500 visual effects seats, Cinesite has purchased a Dolby stereoscopic projection system for its 36-seat screening room, a stereo 3D-capable Scratch viewing system and stereo 3D editing suites.

Source: Cinesite