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mccordia

3D wingsuit flying (grab your anaglyph glasses!)

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Heyhey,

For those that don't know, next to the skydiving/wingsuit flying madness, I also run a post-production company specialised in 3D animation and special effects.

Recently Ive been getting a lot of work in terms of stereoscopic 3D, and as part of a concept tests/work showcase I got to play with some (2D) skydiving footage.

www.airrebels.com now has a new project showcase added, with some wingsuit flying in 3D.

Some of this footage started life as video some as pictures (mostly shot by Scotty Burns), but all shot with a single camera. The depth was added via a combination of 2D and 3D techniques.

Note: Anaglyph (Red/Cyan) glasses are needed to properly view this footage.
So whip out the funky glasses and enjoy.
This is just a teaser. There is a LOT more wingsuit 3D coming soon!B|

JC
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Really nice Yarno!

My Cypres 2 3D glasses work great with it B|

Is it very labour intensive creating the 3D still images from a single exposure, and are there many disadvantages? I know Bruno used dual stills cameras for his 3D work, and still spent some hours creating a polished product - how is the time taken/product quality different when working with a single exposure?

Aaaaaaaalso, did you use specialist 3D software, or just knowledge of 3D techniques applied through "traditional" 2D editing programs?

Great stuff. Can't wait to see the rest! :)

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Is it very labour intensive creating the 3D still images from a single exposure,



It really depends on the image. For some its simple. For some its hell:ph34r:

and are there many disadvantages?
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Disadvantages are that every layer of depth has to be manualy created. So fine detail (hairs etc) are hard to get the same detail (in depth) when compared to footage shot in stereo.

We've done some (non skydive, and skydive) stereo projects in the past. But this 2D>3D translation process (making old stuff suddenly be hip and cool again:P) is increasingly popular.

We have some old topgun 3D stuff, from 2007/2008. But the SD quality makes it look quite pale compared to what we can do these days.

We (FLB) have some 3D shoots planned as well for this summer. So expect more coming out of that as well.

Aaaaaaaalso, did you use specialist 3D software, or just knowledge of 3D techniques applied through "traditional" 2D editing programs? ***

Its both actually. I am working with DSE on actually getting some instructional materials out there, so everyone can play with this using the simple or more complex products they know :)

Depending on the time you want to spend on this, you can make it as simple or complex as you want.

Should have another clip online in 3 hours or so!
JC
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Any news on the instructional material? I mounted 2 Contours to record left and right channels.......but I am struggling to figure out which approach I should take to edit them together! Any pointers would be appreciated....it appears my iMovie skills are not up to he task.

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