With demand for 3D production continuing to rise, 3D innovation company PACE in Burbank recently added three more Quantel Sid Stereo3D workstations to its arsenal. This purchase brings the Stereo3D pioneer’s complement of Quantel S3D systems to a total of seven.
The new additions are currently supporting multiple productions: The Three Musketeers, Final Destination 5 and Journey to the Center of the Earth 2. PACE already has placed a Sid Stereo3D workstation on the set of Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 and a Pablo Stereo3D grading system for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret.
Vince Pace, CEO of PACE, has long been a believer in Quantel technology. “Quantel personifies quality engineering, equipment and support,” says Pace. “Our latest purchase is an ongoing validation between the relationship of Quantel and PACE to provide proven workflow solutions at the point of capture and ensuring that exceptional 3D gets on screen. The SID’s unique ability to QC the footage at the point of capture is an added benefit that productions are taking advantage of.”
PACE created the company’s “SLATE² SCREEN™” effort to achieve superior 3D results in a more cost-and time-efficient manner. The workstations are the heart of PACE’s On-Set Stereo Lab™ workflow, which provides interactive 3D control in the field and during dailies for the cinematographer and director.
The Sid toolset includes real-time Stereo3D operation at up to twin HD-RGB, with full, interactive control of convergence, color balance, sync alterations, eye comparisons, imaging errors and editing of both streams simultaneously.