Cel-Scope3D Analyser to Be Utilized at Deluxe® Postproduction in Toronto

“Cel-Scope 3D allows us to QC all the crucial parameters confidently in real time"

Deluxe Postproduction in Toronto, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., and one of Canada’s leading motion picture and television service providers, has joined the growing number of companies using Cel-Soft’s Cel-Scope3D signal analyzer to ensure accurate and optimal alignment of stereoscopic content.

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“Working with 3D introduces a lot of variables that simply don’t arise in a 2D creative environment,” comments Nick Iannelli, Vice President of Operations & Customer Service for Deluxe Postproduction in Toronto. “Most people experience the world in 3D naturally. Well-produced stereoscopic content is therefore potentially even more natural on the eyes than watching traditional flat 2D film and television.”

“Cel-Scope 3D allows us to QC all the crucial parameters confidently in real time, including horizontal disparity, vertical alignment, depth budget and edge violation.  Cel-Scope 3D’s graphic display is highly intuitive and can be configured to alert the user if critical parameters exceed optimal tolerances,” adds Iannelli.

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Recent 3D projects serviced by Deluxe Postproduction in Toronto include ‘Hubble’ (for IMAX), digital intermediates and sound mix on ‘Resident Evil 3D: The Afterlife’ (for Sony, Impact Pictures, and Constantin Film) and ‘Saw VII 3D’ (for Lions Gate Entertainment and Evolution Studios).

A highly efficient solution to the task of 3D signal monitoring, Cel-Scope3D can analyze file-based content as well as live or video-taped signals in dual-stream or multiplexed formats. It allows stereoscopic camera alignment to be performed quickly and confidently, ensuring 3D is accurate from the moment of capture. Footage and edits in a wide range of file formats can be viewed and assessed in real time. Anaglyph display, user presets and on-screen-alarms are all provided.

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Left and right channels can be viewed simultaneously together with actual depth dynamics. Each graphic window can be set to show waveform, vectorscope and histogram graphics as well as differences in video parameters between each channel. Geometry issues can be identified easily using built-in real-time image manipulation. Quality-control tests can be performed on live stereoscopic video sources in any 1080, 2K or other formats from industry standard capture cards and input devices or from file playback. The logging option provides a definitive record of all the tests performed, the parameters and how well the program passed or failed both in detail and as a summary report.

About Deluxe Postproduction, Toronto 
Deluxe Postproduction in Toronto is a premier post facility for features, television and commercials. Deluxe in Toronto offers 2D and 3D services for film and digital dailies, telecine mastering with DigiPrint, 2D and 3D Digital Intermediates, and all of the deliverables that come from the Digital Intermediate master including Digital Cinema Masters, HD Masters, DVD and any combination of broadcast formats. Three sound mixing theaters operate at this location providing complete sound mix that includes Foley, ADR and optical tracks. Additional services include watermarking for awards and promotional screenings as part of Deluxe’s ongoing content protection commitment. Deluxe Postproduction in Toronto is a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

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