files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Dashwood Cinema Solutions
Toronto, Canada – August 2, 2011 – Dashwood Cinema Solutions, developer of cutting-edge Mac-based stereoscopic 3D solutions, is pleased to announce the version 3.0 update to Stereo3D Toolbox LE — the light edition counterpart to Dashwood’s award-winning, professional Stereo3D Toolbox 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 After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion and Apple Final Cut Express applications. The v3.0 update qualifies additional platforms, including the new Final Cut Pro X 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® 3D.
Here is the complete list of the new features in Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0:
· Stereoscope output mode compatible with Hasbro's my3D format
· Instantly work with GoPro 3D and Panasonic® AG-3DA1 H.264 files in Final Cut Pro X without transcoding or muxing (see video tutorial for details)
· 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
Availability and Pricing of Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0
Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 can be purchased at http://www.dashwood3d.com
for US $99. The update is free for current Stereo3D Toolbox LE customers. Anyone can also test-drive Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 by visiting http://www.dashwood3d.com/downloadle.php
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 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIvljJdea2I
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: http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory
About Dashwood Cinema Solutions
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™ 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 http://www.Dashwood3D.com