Peter Jackson Explains “Red Epic” 3D Camera Technology

Peter Jackson is shooting “The Hobbit” at 48 fps, in 3D.  Here’s a video in which Jackson and crew explain the pros and cons of working with this awesome new technology:

Two 3D cameras need to be mounted at the same “interocular” (the inch-or-so distance between your eyes) which is impossible given the size of the Epic and its lenses. The team had to hire specialist firm 3ality to build a rig where one camera shoots the action and the other is pointed vertically at a mirror. Those who would love to shoot with an Epic should also beware that the cameras naturally desaturate the action to such an extent that the makeup, costume and set design teams have to over-color everything to look natural in post production.

[Via Engadget]

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