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SPIE Professional April 2015

3D Theatre awards for 2015

Filmmakers from the USA and Canada received “Best of Show” prizes during the 3D Theatre session at the 2015 Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference in San Francisco in February.

The popular session at the Electronic Imaging symposium screened 41 films, from major studios, indie filmmakers, researchers, and other talented individuals.

The winner in the live-action category was Ben Schwartz (USA) for “The Whitewashing of 5 Pointz.”

Taking the prize in the animation category was Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Canada) for “Cochemare.”

Judges included SPIE Fellow Lenny Lipton of Leonardo IP and Eric Kurland of 3-DIY.

Conference co-chair Andrew Woods said Christie Digital provided a Mirage HD10K-M projector (1920x1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 3 chip DLP, 10,000 ANSI lumens) projecting onto a 4.9x2.7 meter silvered screen (provided by STRONG / MDI Screen Systems).

The projector output at the 3D Theatre was frame-sequential circularly-polarized 3D (at 120Hz) by way of a DepthQ active polarization modulator (provided by Lightspeed Design).

The system was driven by a DepthQ stereoscopic media server (provided by Lightspeed Design) for playback of all of the stereoscopic video content shown. The audience received free circularly polarized 3D glasses.

SPIE to expand conferences on imaging, displays

SPIE leadership recently withdrew from a sponsorship role at the Electronic Imaging symposium, historically organized with IS&T as a co-sponsor.

SPIE will be organizing new conferences on imaging, vision, and displays across multiple events, including a specific program track at the SPIE DSS symposium in spring 2016.

This effort will bring more imaging content to the international community and help promote emerging technologies.

Check the SPIE conference calendar for the latest information.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201504.22

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