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Legend3D Selected as Primary 3D Conversion Studio for Martin Scorsese's Stereoscopic Debut: Hugo

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Legend3D, the leading innovator in 2D-to-3D conversion technology, today announced its role as the primary conversion vendor on the highly-anticipated 3D holiday release of Hugo—a live-action fantasy film based on the popular children’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Hugo is renowned director Martin Scorsese’s first stereoscopic 3D film, and opened on Nov. 23, 2011, in select RealD 3D and IMAX 3D theaters throughout the U.S.

While Hugo was shot using 3D camera rigs, Legend3D was tasked with restoring, colorizing and converting to 3D an assortment of vintage 2D material across three key sequences in the film. This included classic cinema from the early 1900s, such as Georges Melies’ A Trip to the Moon and The Merry Frolics of Satan, as well as new footage of Ben Kingsley in his role as Melies. To accomplish this, the Legend3D team first prepared the source material in 2D, using restorative techniques to stabilize and accentuate the image quality while still retaining the vintage “look.” This material was then converted to 3D to match the overall depth of Scorsese’s native photography.  …

Read the full story here: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/29/4087775/legend3d-selected-as-primary-3d.html

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