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GTC Reports Overwhelming Demand for '3D - the Emerging Picture'

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The Guild of Television Cameramen reports very high demand for its 3D workshop: 3D - the Emerging Picture. Originally planned as a single-day event, the workshop has since been rescheduled for 7, 10 and 13 December at Sony's 3D Experience facility in Basingstoke.

Each GTC workshop will follow an identical schedule

9.30: Registration

10.00 - 12.30
The basic 3D production chain: 3D capture and cameras; Signal routing; Editing and post-production; Archive and storage; Transmission and distribution; Viewing 3D.
Depth cues: Explains the eight depth cues our eyes and brains use to estimate depth and shows how we search for information based on these cues and combine the information to build a mental image of the world around us.
Capturing a scene in 3D: Explains the camera setup required, common mistakes and how to manipulate the captured scene: Integrated versus rigged cameras; Rig designs; Positive and negative parallax; Object placement; Common rig errors; Manipulating the 3D scene; Maintaining depth budgets.

13.30 - 15.30The 3D rig:
Rig acclimatisation and survey; Mounting the rig to a tripod; Selecting cameras and lenses; Fitting the cameras; Fitting mirrors; Mechanical alignment; Establishing lens control; Electrical and signal connection.
Editing and post-production in 3D - Introducing the stereographer; Camera engineering in 3D; Live production in 3D; 3D and non-linear editors.

15.45 -16.30
Archiving 3D material: Material capacity; Metadata and labelling; Transfer bandwidth requirements.
The 3D processor and stereographer: The stereographer's job function and skills set; The MPE-200 systemisation; The MPE-200 operation; The stereographer as an engineer and artist.
3D display technologies: Using anaglyph; The technology behind passive polarisation; The principles of active shuttering; The particular requirements of cinema and home.

About the Guild of Television Cameramen

Formed in 1972, the Guild of Television Cameramen has over 1,000 members in countries as far afield as Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. The majority work in aspects of television ranging from corporate video production through news and current-affairs, sports and light entertainment, to documentary and drama. The GTC is a non-profit-making organisation run by a council of volunteer television professionals. It is financed by subscription from its members as well as sponsorship from equipment manufacturers and suppliers. As a result, the GTC offers a channel for manufacturers to consult with working cameramen when designing new equipment. The GTC is an authoritative source of advice and information on all matters concerning television content production. Its aim is to preserve the professional status of television cameramen and to advance standards and expertise within the profession. Membership is open to anyone employed as a television camera operator or in any associated occupation.