NAB 2012: 3ality Technica Shines Spotlight on 3D Production
3ality Technica will unveil some of its new 3D production technology. With the recent acquisition of Element Technica by 3ality Digital, the combined single company, 3ality Technica, is a leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of 3D production technology. The company is headquartered in Burbank, California.
The showcase includes the new Helix, which is the result of the combined efforts between the former designers and engineers from 3ality Digital and Element Technica. 3ality Technica’s engineering team has combined magnesium, carbon fiber and aluminum into functional, cutting-edge art with the Helix.
“The Helix has all the precision, automation and refinement of the TS5 with the configurability and user-friendliness of the Atom,” said Stephen Pizzo, SVP 3ality Technica. “It offers complete functionality when coupled with the Stereo Image Processor (SIP).”
The Helix was designed from the ground up to take advantage of the new IntelleSuite enhanced control and automation software, making the Helix the most intelligent system of professional 3D camera platforms.
The company will also showcase its proprietary software applications including IntelleCam, IntelleCal, and IntelleMatte. Coupled with 3ality Technica’s sophisticated hardware, these applications fully automate the hardware, giving DPs and live sports broadcasters smart technology that eliminates setup time and production costs.
Also being presented under 3ality Technica’s banner accessories brand, Elements, for the first time as a complete kit will be the Sony PMW-F3, designed in partnership with Sony for their F3 2D camera.
“As a DP myself, I appreciate what working DPs need in a camera rig. This is everything you need in a single unit. It’s our go-to solution,” said Mitch Gross, AbelCine Applications Specialist who worked on developing the Sony PMW-F3 solution with Stephen Pizzo and the Elements team. The former Element Technica accessories have been rebranded under the Elements brand name from 3ality Technica.
3ality Technica will also showcase the SIP 2100 and its benefits for post-production work, which will be demonstrated by editor George Bellias, who has worked on such high profile projects as The Black Eyed Peas (The Beginning) – Paris (2011), Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour for EPIX (2011), We Are the World 25 for Haiti (2010), and most recently, Alter Bridge’s “Live At Wembley” (2011).
“The SIP 2100 provides real-time 2D and 3D analysis that allows us to match color and alignment far more accurately than our eyes can perceive. It isn’t just another tool in my post-production tool-belt—it is the foundation,” said Bellias. Bellias will give attendees a sneak peek at what he does when editing with the SIP 2100 at 3ality Technica’s booth.
NEP Broadcasting will partner with 3ality Technica at this year’s show, providing a Super B unit OB truck completely outfitted with 3ality Technica systems, including the SIP and demonstrating the new software in live situations.
“2012 is coming together as a banner year for 3ality Technica, as we continue the art of perfection and efficiency in our 3D production systems,” said Steve Schklair, CEO of 3ality Technica. “We are delivering some of the smartest systems the industry has known, which are being utilized by Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers and the world’s leading broadcasters. Our systems are setting new standards in the broadcast industry, saving on production time and cost. These are systems that will remain in a technological leadership position for many years to come. They are ahead of their time and ahead of the competition. In fact, these are systems our competition would like to be building but are only talking about.”