August 5, 2011 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of cutting-edge Mac(R)-based stereoscopic 3D solutions, has announced the version Stereo3D Toolbox LE 3.0(TM), update to the light edition counterpart to Dashwood's award-winning, professional Stereo3D Toolbox(TM) plug-in for stereoscopic 3D mastering. Developed by stereographer and company founder, Tim Dashwood, Stereo3D Toolbox LE provides an affordable gateway into 3D content creation with the most basic stereoscopic 3D post-production tools necessary to optimize stereoscopically acquired footage.
Stereo3D Toolbox LE is powered by Noise Industries' FxFactory platform and designed to work with Adobe(R) After Effects(R), Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), Apple(R) Motion(R) and Apple Final Cut(R) Express applications. The update qualifies additional platforms, including the new Final Cut Pro X(R) release, and includes a medley of new output options and features.
"There are a variety of people working with 3D, from the big post houses, to hobbyists working on their personal computers at home - and they each have very different needs. Though we do offer a professional stereoscopic 3D mastering tool, Stereo3D Toolbox, Stereo3D Toolbox Light Edition is perfect for any 3D enthusiast just stepping into 3D waters. It's very easy to use, and budget-friendly. The version 3.0 release also includes a variety of new features and is already qualified for Final Cut Pro X," says Tim Dashwood.
Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 incorporates a variety of basic stereoscopic 3D capabilities for 3D enthusiasts, including convergence adjustment and vertical, zoom and rotational disparity correction tools, "autoscale," a preview screen within the user interface, and the ability to output clips to popular stereoscopic monitors and delivery formats, including YouTube(R) 3D.
* Stereoscope output mode compatible with Hasbro's my3D(R) format
* Quick nest tools for building side-by-side compound clips or nests
* Global Output Mode feature from Stereo3D Toolbox v3.0
* Difference, Anaglyph B&W and Anaglyph outline modes
* 2D bypass output option
* Instantly work with GoPro(R) 3D and Panasonic(R) AG-3DA1 H.264 files in Final Cut Pro X without transcoding or mixing (see video tutorial for details)
A video tutorial detailing the new v3.0 features utilizing Final Cut Pro 7, Motion, After Effects and Final Cut Pro X can be viewed on YouTube. After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Apple Final Cut Express users can also sample hundreds of other FxFactory plug-ins by downloading the free trial version of FxFactory from the Noise Industries website.
Pricing and Availability:
Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 is $99.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) The update is free for current Stereo3D Toolbox LE customers. Anyone can also test-drive Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 by visiting the download section at the Dashwood Cinema Solutions Website.
A part of the Noise Industries Development Partner Program since 2009, Dashwood Cinema Solutions is an R&D wing of Stereo 3D Unlimited, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based production company that specializes in pre-visualization, music videos and film production. Dashwood Cinema Solutions' mandate is to find solutions to common problems in film production and post-production. Their award-winning flagship product, Stereo3D Toolbox(TM) is utilized by post-production houses around the world for easy stereoscopic 3D mastering on the Mac platform. For more information about Dashwood Cinema Solutions, please go to our website. Stereo3D Toolbox(TM), Stereo3D CAT(TM), and the Dashwood 3D Chart(TM) are trademarks of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, a division of 11 Motion Pictures Limited. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. Copyright (C) Dashwood Cinema Solutions All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.