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June 25th, 2010

Noise Industries + Dashwood Cinema Solutions... Stereoscopic 3D Mastering (SatBroadcasting™—Content Creation)

[SatNews] Noise Industries development partner Dashwood Cinema Solutions has released a significant update to its award-winning, professional Stereo3D Toolbox(tm) plug-in for stereoscopic 3D mastering, as well as an inexpensive, limited edition (LE) version for a more accessible entry into stereoscopic 3D content creation. Developed by stereo-cinematographer and Dashwood Cinema Solutions founder Tim Dashwood, both plug-in suites are powered by FxFactory and are designed to work with Adobe® After Effects®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Apple Motion®, and Apple Final Cut® Express applications.

The recent explosion of 3D motion pictures in theaters around the globe has prompted exceptional interest in stereoscopic technology. Dashwood Cinema Solutions' Stereo3D Toolbox 2.0 leverages powerful technology for easy stereoscopic content creation on the Mac. Its expansive capabilities empower artists with the ability to repair, align and then output media to a wide-range of stereoscopic 3D formats. Innovative features in the new version offer a greater creative recipe; feeding 3D impulses with new capabilities that include: improved sub-pixel precision, pixel-precise straight or angled floating windows, high-contrast "ghost busting," intuitive preview tools, finer control of image exposure and color balance, 2D+Z-Depth to stereoscopic conversion, and more.

With Dashwood Cinema Solutions' new Stereo3D Toolbox LE, 3D enthusiasts have an affordable gateway into 3D content creation with the most basic stereoscopic 3D post-production tools necessary to optimize stereoscopically acquired footage. Features within the limited edition version incorporate convergence adjustment and vertical, zoom and rotational disparity correction tools, "autoscale," a preview screen within the user interface, and the ability to output clips to popular stereoscopic monitors and delivery formats — including YouTube® 3D.