This article work in progress as I try and sort out the best VFX workflow for myself and those working with me.
It seems to me to the best option is to use REDLogFilm and save compressed 16BIT exr files or 10bit dpx files. REDLogFilm directly copies the Cineon spec and we can use our standard Log to Linear workflows.
If people were meant to see 3D movies they would have been born with two eyes.
-Apocryphally attributed to Sam Goldwyn
Stereoscopic 3D is here to stay. Studios and manufacturers are pushing more shows and fancier tech. While digital workflows, impossible in the early days, mean a better experience for the viewer without the headaches of poorly balanced S3D.
This is an outline of our workflow for a native S3D show. At Lexhag the depth grade is done on the fabulousMistika. For VFX I’ve invested in Eyeon Dimension.
The convention is write equations concisely without the * for multiplication like this:
A w + B ( 1 – w )
This is because hand written algebra tends to use single letters for variables, and multiplication signs can get confused with the variable x. While this form is easier to read, it can be confusing were people are used to reading computer code, and are expecting * for multiplication and long variable names.