Overview of Stereoscopic 3D in FCP from Class on Demand explains what you need to know to take advantage of this new technology.
In many ways, stereoscopic 3D video is as easy to understand as rolling focus; as simple, yet complex, as lighting. Simply put, stereoscopic 3D video combines two video streams into a single image that provides a realistic illusion of depth. In this session, we'll define and illustrate key terms, show you how to create 3D images, explain how to quickly convert a 3D project into 2D, highlight key production techniques, and show you how to setup, adjust, and view 3D video in Final Cut Pro using 3rd-party plug-ins.
This session is helpful to any Final Cut Pro editor looking to understand the new challenges of stereoscopic 3D video. At the end of this presentation you will know enough to begin working on your own 3D projects.
Thoughts on potential markets for 3D video
Explain what Stereoscopic 3D is
Show how 3D images are created
Define key industry terms
Explain why the distance between camera lenses is so important
Illustrate convergence and why you adjust it
Illustrate how 3D is displayed on different monitors
Illustrate different ways of viewing 3D video
Highlight key production techniques for 3D video
Explain the 1/30 Rule and why it is so important
Show how to convert 3D to 2D video
Present key plug-ins that allow you to edit 3D video
Summarize the hardware you may need in post
Provide a consistent workflow for editing 3D
Show how to setup and align 3D video clips inside Final Cut Pro
Explain how editors can use this new technology to make money
Demo: Show how to setup 3D clips in the Timeline
Demo: Show how to apply the Dashwood Stereo 3D plug-ins
Demo: Show how to create a merged 3D video clip
Demo: Show how and why to create subclips of each eye for each shot
Demo: Show how to align the video for the left and right eye
Demo: Show how to adjust convergence between left and right eyes
Demo: Show how to adjust output for 3D to file or tape
Note: You do not need 3D anaglyph glasses to view this presentation, though if you have them, you'll see results in 3D. 3D video in Final Cut Pro requires additional plug-in software, which is sold separately. You do not need this software to view this presentation. The software portion of this webinar demonstrates how to use the Dashwood Studios Stereo 3D Toolbox software.
About the Instructor:
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan's informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods, and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He's been there - he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct and practical. Jordan's training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast.