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3D iPad Stereo Depth 3D Calculator

[Digital Cinema Society email]

Noted Cinematographer, Alfonso Beato, ASC has published a Stereo Depth 3D Calculator for iPad. The SD 3D iPad Stereo Depth 3D Calculator is a tool designed for photographers, cinematographers, stereographers and computer graphics artists working, studying and/or researching on the production of stereoscopic images. It complies with the principles of comfortable stereography, which means: to produce stereo 3D images that don’t cause visual stress when presented. It factors into consideration all the parameters that you need to calculate the proper results for your shots and/or sequences, as well the actual industry recommendations. The App is available on the iTunes App Store @ $24.99US, and many more details are available on Mr. Beato’s website:

BSkyB creates 3D Test Cards for Consumers

[Advanced Television]

BSkyB has created a 3DTV ‘test card’ to help its subscribers correctly set up their 3D equipment. Featuring ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ host Zoe Ball, the new Three-Dimensional test card comes with a series of high-quality video on-screen instructions, in 3D, showing viewers how to get the most from their kit.

Sky’s new 3D test card will come on air in the early morning hours at 24.45 and repeat daily on Sky 3D, channel 528. Sky 3D viewers can record the test card using Sky+ to watch back whenever suits them. The test card will also be available via Sky Anytime and seen online (in 2D) at

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