3ality Digital at NAB 2011

3ality Digital intoduced new technologies at NAB that will dramatically change the landscape for S3D live production. These innovative new solutions will bring S3D production crews an unparalleled level of automation and flexibility, ultimately providing broadcasters better, faster, and less expensive solutions for successful S3D production.

IntelleCal automatically aligns the two cameras on a rig at the push of a button, which enables a super fast and precise set up without the intervention of a technician. It does this by profiling and matching lenses and performing alignment on five axes through the entire zoom range.

IntelleCam automatically controls the convergence and the interaxial spacing of the cameras, without the need for a separate convergence puller at each rig, cutting the number of personnel needed by half or more – dramatically reducing costs.

IntelleScene promises automated management of transitions and scenes for S3D comfort. By managing realtime depth-specific metadata, IntelleScene prevents painful-to-the-eye transitions between shots, increasing viewer comfort and helping broadcasters avoid potential safety issues that arise with poorly managed S3D geometry

IntelleMatte provides S3D production crews the ability to insert a graphic between objects in the foreground and background for true S3D compositing via automated composite scene depth management.

IntelleMotion provides real time S3D motion stabilization which enables broadcasters to use powerful long lenses to capture motion from great distances without causing unnecessary viewer discomfort. Since IntelleMotion can compensate for IS/VR tracking, special lenses are no longer required, which opens up the “standard” long lenses that outside broadcasting (OB) clients demand.

IntelleMatte and IntelleMotion are standalone systems that can be used with any S3D Left Eye/Right Eye program feed, and are not dependent on a 3ality Digital acquisition system for usage.