New IF-2D3D1 Image Processor to help improve 3D workflow
With the public's renewed interest in 3D for both theatrically released content and beyond, many content producers are looking to repurpose existing 2D materials to meet demand. Meanwhile, other producers creating new content need a simple way to check their 3D footage on location. The IF-2D3D1 Image Processor is ideal for both and is the key to providing new solutions for virtually any 3D content creation scenario.
Using unique JVC algorithms, the IF-2D3D1 converts 2D content to 3D in real time. It offers four 3D mixed formats, which combine lefteye and righteye images, for stereo video output on a compatible device: linebyline, sidebysidehalf, abovebelow and checkerboard. JVC is making this 2Dto-3D conversion technology widely available under license. The IF-2D3D1 can also output discrete left and right signals via HD-SDI or HDMI for dual projection or editing. Output can be adjusted for parallax (image displacement) and 3D intensity, both with natural, anaglyph and sequential viewing modes.
Generally, 3D footage is shot using a pair of video cameras but producers have not had a practical method of realtime monitoring on location. The IF-2D3D1 easily combines the lefteye and righteye images - nothing else is required except a 3Dcapable monitor, such as JVC's GD-463D10, a 46inch 3D LCD panel. A builtin HD-SDI frame synchronizer provides sync for two cameras that lack external sync, while anaglyph and sequential viewing modes provide multiple ways to check 3D content.
Content creation workflow can also be improved through a variety of additional features. The Scope feature provides a waveform monitor and vectorscope for comparing both video streams on a display to ensure the settings for both cameras - such as exposure and white balance - are matched. The Split feature combines the two video streams on one screen with a moveable boundary, allowing instant L/R comparison. And when one of the two cameras has to be positioned upside down (to ensure correct spacing), Rotation makes sure both streams can be viewed the right way up and in sync.
The IF-2D3D1 Image Processor is expected to ship in February.
JVC Professional Europe Ltd
JVC Professional Europe Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of sophisticated high quality broadcast, professional, recording, playback and presentation equipment. JVC also manufactures computer imaging, internet communications, data storage and CCTV solutions. The company is committed to providing video and datarelated solutions and service to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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