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ISO Vote on 3D Safety Guidelines Closes Nov. 7


…  ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is closing a ballot on drafting 3D safety guidelines on November 7. Information on these guidelines can be downloaded here.  …

Hiroyasu Ujike, a researcher at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), is leading the efforts with the ISO. In an email exchange with him, he noted that, “Based on discussions in the WG, I would like to find out and build a common framework for 3D Image Safety, and sharing it as “international guidelines.”

Potential areas of discussion include:

  1. Interocular difference of images, as optical stimuli, in terms of geometrical distortions, luminance, etc.
  2. Binocular parallax and disparity
  3. Enhancement of 2D problems by the stereoscopic presentation
  4. Temporal changes in the above items
  5. Viewing environment and viewing conditions

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"Phantom of the Opera" Was Shot in 3D by Accident

[Stereoscopy News]

Carl Hernz, chief stereographer at Carmichael3D (Florida, USA) made a strage discovery while digging old film stock looking for movies to convert in 2D: he discovered that “Phantom of the Opera” was shot with two side-by-side cameras, but NOT to produce a 3D film. The setup was done to produce two original copies of all takes. As one set of copies was used for local distribution and the other for international distribution, the fact that both films were “sligthly different” never bothered anybody.  …

Carl Hernz said : “We had to even ‘invent’ a manner of matching film rate in some instances to make the stereo sequences match. Add to this that the stereo pairs are sometimes reversed, with one reel that generally consists of the left view to suddenly change to offering the right view and then back (even after right after a title card) and vice versa”. …

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