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3D Road Show at nobeo Studio 4

The Wellen+Nöthen 3D Roadshow at nobeo Studio 4

More than 100 visitors attended the 3D Road Show organised by Wellen+Nöthen in nobeo’s Studio 4 on June 11th, 2010. At this event Quantel, in conjunction with Sony and Vizrt, demonstrated a complete stereo 3D workflow for production,  post production and transmission. It was the first time the German Film and TV industry could have "Hands On 3D" from Ingest to editing and playout. In addition to Cologne the roadshow also visited Berlin and Munich.

The visitors experienced a fully networked 3D environment and corresponding 3D production workflows, from acquisition to ingest, editing and playout to the final 3D product and its replay.

The event was kicked off by Sony who presented its latest 3D line-up. Besides the Sony cameras and 3D rigs, the company presented the 3D image correction with its 3D-box MPE-200 as well as 3D applications using its vision mixers including 3D option and monitoring with 3D displays. In his presentation, Andreas Berghaus, Product Manager at Sony, explained the differences and specifics of 3D live productions, from sports and events to 3D Studio productions. Questions like "What productions are suitable for 3D, and where are the limits concerning technology, cost and effort?" were answered as well as specific questions concerning applications like "What hardware and software is required for 3D live productions?" or "What are the challenges for directors and editors?"

As a premiere in Germany Quantel presented its greatly enhanced ingest / editing / playout workflow. Using the 3D blockbuster Avatar as an example, the Quantel team also showed the 3D colour grading with the Quantel Pablo colour grading system.


In a European premiere, 3D graphics specialist Vizrt presented its interactive virtual 3D Studio from the blue box with multi-touch display control. As part of a lecture and a product live-presentation, the Vizrt experts also demonstrated special graphical features in stereoscopic productions. The Vizrt 3D installation was complemented by Molden’s multi-touch Presenter and multi touch Plug-ins which in connection with the Vizrt solutions Viz Engine and Viz authoring can create interactive multi-touch panels for TV moderations, presentations or events.

Infitec, the specialist for three-dimensional large-screen projections, contributed a passive 3D stereo projection system to the road show containing two Christie Roadster HD M-10K projectors, each with 10,000 ANSI lumen.