updated 12:15 pm EDT, Wed August 26, 2009
Stereo3D Toolbox plug-in
Dashwood has produced a new video effects plug-in, Stereo3D Toolbox, based on Noise Industries' FxFactory platform. The software converts footage from After Effects, Motion or Final Cut into stereoscopic 3D. Possible output formats include side-by-side, over/under, checkerboard, interlace and anaglyph; controls adjust for the requirements of each one, tweaking details such X-, Y- and Z-axis convergence, or zoom levels for each eye.
An auto-scale function compensates for convergence settings, and users also have access to components that maintain text resolution, or adjust flip, flop and swap between eyes. Supported 3D capture formats include the likes of Cineform's neo3D and Inition's Stereobrain. The plug-in costs $389, but can also be tried in a free version that watermarks output.