I know there are those among the readers here who detest the 3D thing... So kindly ignore.
However, I need to make a point here of saying that the new Dashwood 3D 4.0 plugin inside of FCP X really brings it to the forefront of 3D editorial and mastering at an unbeatable price.
The new plugin processes in full res as compared to previous versions at half res. The one major gaping hole that I think is still missing is full res output through two ports on the AJA or BMD. But, true full res file output is now possible. Also, Tim baked in some tools from his 3D CAT (calibration and analysis tool) that sit over the viewer image in fcp x and allow for some amazingly powerful 3D image correction.
I have to say that I'm continually (and progressively) blown away by this new platform despite some of it's early shortcomings. I think the dashwood guys are really showing what is possible within the app and it is amazing.
Sr. Director Post-Production Engineering
Howard TV!/Movies On Demand/iNDEMAND Pay-Per-View/iNDEMAND 3D
I'm still not convinced that 3D in entertainment will ever ascend to the level of "killer app" - but when I was chatting with Tim at NAB, we were discussing topics like remote surgery - where quality 3D remote imaging and fly-by-wire surgical tools could literally change everything.
So I'm delighted the progress goes on.
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