Cel-Soft to Launch Cel-Scope3D Version 2.00 Stereo Analyzer at NAB 2012

Left/right disparities analysis and Depth chart trend displays on Cel-Scope3D.

Cel-Soft has chosen NAB 2012 as the launch platform for the version 2.00 of its award-winning Cel-Scope 3D stereoscopic analyser. The company is exhibiting on Booth C6016 in partnership with its USA distributor, Leader Instruments.

"New features of Cel-Scope3D version 2.00 include additional easy-to-read graphical disparity scales for common parameters such as depth range, rotation errors, vertical miss-matches and luminance imbalances," details Cel-Soft Managing Director Robin Palmer. "These supplement over 60 different existing multiple display modes which users can choose from to suit their needs.

"One of the most popular displays on Cel-Scope3D is the recently-introduced depth spectrogram. Even better than a depth chart, the depth spectrogram enables an operator to see if the 3D is approaching acceptable limits or is jumping around too much for comfort, based on a timeline history. An active cursor can explore this display with a read-out of both spot disparity and timecode values and the timebase can be set to vary from seconds to hours.


Cel-Scope3D version 2.00 displays can be scaled and arranged as six or eight windows on one or two PC monitors and optionally on a 3D monitor. Left and right channels can be viewed simultaneously together with depth dynamics. Each display window can be set to show waveform, vectorscope and histogram graphics as well as differences in video parameters between each channel.

Cel-Scope3D is available either as a complete turn-key system or as a software-only solution to run on a suitable Windows workstation or portable PC.

Already in-use with Sky and Discovery, Cel-Scope3D is becoming the de-facto standard for post-production quality control because of its speed and versatility as well as its ability to check depth budget to precise limits.Cel-Scope3D can be coupled via a capture card to systems such as SGO's Mistika, Quantel's Pablo or Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. It can also operate stand-alone when checking 3D media files particularly with the comprehensive Logging option. Footage and edits in a wide range of file formats can be viewed and assessed in real time. Disparities are analyzed and displayed as clear and intelligible graphics and viewed on 2D or 3D monitors.


Cel-Scope3D is also used as an on-set tool for 3D camera rig alignment because it can be conveniently run on a laptop, giving complete operational flexibility.

Located in the high-tech belt surrounding Cambridge, Cel-Soft specialises in high-performance image-processing and audio products. Founded by entrepreneur and engineer Robin Palmer, the company benefits from a long history of successful product innovation.