Silicon Imaging Brings the New SI-3D Minideck Recorder to NAB
Portable Recorder for 12-bit RAW Uncompressed Stereo 3D
The SI-3D Minideck includes an easy-to-use, 7” touch-screen interface providing filmmakers with access to all of the camera settings, including resolution, frame-rate, white balance, stereo adjustment and 3D-LUT color processing. The Minideck’s high-brightness HD LCD display can show the left- and right-eye channels individually, or combined in anaglyph, 50-50, wiggle, split-screen or side-by-side views. All of the tools are provided to monitor camera alignment and parallax without the need for special 3D displays or glasses. It also features a built-in Ambient Clockit timecode generator and reader.
Stereoscopic content is recorded to a single QuickTime file with all associated color and convergence metadata. The footage can be edited immediately, without prior rendering or format conversions.
“There is an explosion in demand for high-quality stereo cameras and workflows for efficient broadcast and feature film production,” explained Ari Presler, CEO of Silicon Imaging. “The SI-3D camera and Minideck recorder enables portable stereo shooting with unprecedented image quality.”
Weighing in at just 3.8 lbs., the SI-3D Minideck is ideal for Steadicam applications and shoulder rig documentary-style shooting. The Minideck offers composite video output, ideal for RF monitoring or an SVGA output for the Silicon Imaging OLED Electronic Viewfinder.
The SI-3D Minideck was developed in conjunction with OEM partner Cinedeck, a leader in ultra-portable HD recorders. Early production units are already in use on Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, a Warner Herzog 3D A&E documentary and Discovery Channel’s 3D pilots for Cake Boss and Mythbusters.
Key Features of the New SI-3D Minideck Recorder
• 7" LCD HD Touchscreen (1024 x 600)
• Dual Intel Pro/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Input
• Quad Core Intel Processing
• VGA or TV Output for external Viewing
• 2.5" SATA SSD Drive Slot
• USB (x2), eSATA (x1)
• Battery Mount
• 9~19VDC Power Input
See the New Silicon Imaging Minideck Recorder at NAB
Visitors to NAB can see Silicon Imaging’s New Minideck Recorder at Band Pro Film & Digital, (C10308); Cinedeck, (SL10323); Steadicam-Tiffen, (C8818); ZGC/P+S Technik, (C5348) and Element Technica (C12326).
Created by cinematographers for cinematographers, Cinedeck is redefining mobile, digital cinematography by delivering the industry’s first extremely portable, affordable camera mountable cinema-grade DDR and editing system.
About Silicon Imaging
Silicon Imaging, Inc. is the leader in IT-Centric Digital Cinema cameras, Stereo 3D recording and RAW workflow solutions. Silicon Imaging is enabling cinematographers and television productions the ability to shoot film-like content with greater latitude, superior color management and more efficient workflows than alternate raw or traditional tape-based HD cameras. The Silicon imaging cameras were used for the ground breaking digital shooting for the eight-time Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, which included Best Picture and Best Cinematography.