3D, Large Single Sensor, 4K — Camera Trends 2011!
The following is an excerpt from an article by James Mathers in the most recent Digital Cinema Society Newsletter. James is a co-founder of the DCS and is also a SCRI consultant.
So, 2010 did not turn out to be “The Year of 3D,” but maybe 2011 will have a better shot. Most studio tent pole releases are now shooting in Stereo, and major filmmaking talent have embraced 3D. These, to name only a few, include Martin Scorsese with “Hugo Cabret,” Ridley Scott with a SciFi movie some are calling a prequel to “Alien,” Rob Marshall on “Pirates of the Caribbean 4,” Marc Webb with “Spider-Man 4,” and Peter Jackson with “The Hobbit.” And I can tell you, having seen it, that the 3D BluRay release of “Avatar” is awesome. They have painstakingly remastered the stereo for the smaller screen with the supervision of James Cameron, and have actually pushed the 3D effects much further than the theatrical release, which will leave no one disappointed. Now that’s the 3D I’m talkin‘ about. As evidenced by several patents filed by Apple, there is also a lot of progress being made in auto-stereography, especially in displays. It will be nice but it is still in the future.