3D A-to-Z. An Encyclopedic Dictionary by Richard W. Kroon

By Richard W. Kroon

Because the invention of the stereoscope in 1830, stereoscopic 3D has remained at the innovative of the media and leisure undefined. each 20 to 30 years, a brand new iteration rediscovers stereo filmmaking, fueling its resurgence with extra twists brought by way of the technological developments of the intervening years. This encyclopedic dictionary deals a definitive compilation of data at the artwork and technology of stereoscopic 3D, together with nonetheless and relocating photographs; movie and electronic photo acquisition; construction, post-production, distribution, and exhibition; and human visible belief. as well as regular dictionary definitions, it comprises many prolonged encyclopedic entries and approximately three hundred black-and-white and colour illustrations. Taking the secret out of 3D's particular language, the paintings offers a foundation for transparent communique between execs and historic context for these new to the self-discipline.

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5. When parallel lines do not appear parallel in an image, but instead seem to approach each other. Compare divergence; lens convergence; vergence. Eyes are set parallel (left) when viewing distant objects and converge inward (right) when viewing close objects. The closer the object, the more the eyes converge. convergence animation Subtle image disparity adjustments made at the tail of the outgoing shot and/or the head of the incoming shot in an edited sequence to help smooth the cut between the two shots.

Blending; blend; depth ~ Also cut-cushioning. See convergence animation. blockiness See pixelation. Blu-ray; ~ disc; BD A 4 3 ⁄4" (12 cm) high-capacity optical disc standard, introduced in June 2006 with support for high-definition (HD) video and the larger storage capacity that HD material requires. Intended to replace the DVD format. BD uses a 405-nanometer wavelength blue-violet laser instead of the traditional DVD 650-nanometer red laser. The smaller laser wavelength allows the disc to use smaller pits and tighter tracks.

Brief, infrequent adjustments may go unnoticed, but can lead to eyestrain if overused. Also depth ramp. Compare depth change stress; horizontal image translation. convergence tracking 1. Adjusting camera convergence during a shot, generally to keep the cameras converged on the subject of interest. This keeps the subject at the screen plane (zero parallax), but can lead to some visually odd (and often physically uncomfortable) results. 2. Adjusting camera convergence for each shot in a stereoscopic work, or between cameras in a multicamera shoot.

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