About

Some facts about the S3D Centre:

  • The S3D Centre was announced at the Interactive Futures conference in November 2009 and officially opened in May 2010.
  • We are part of the GRAND Network Centre of Excellence which links Universities working on S3D topics across Canada. With our diverse areas of expertise, the GRAND network researchers are able to create a multi faceted, comprehensive approach to S3D research.
  • The S3D Centre team contains a variety of talents that consist of computer programming, documentary/experimental/narrative filmmaking, animating, technical and creative post-production, photography, prototyping and production accounting.
  • The S3D Centre has been home to six S3D Community Meetup events, and one Master Class event that consisted of local film production/VFX companies, IMAX personnel, an Academy Award nominee, a renown vision scientist, and a Hollywood film director. The current S3D Community consists of over 400 individuals.
  • S3D Centre has engaged with over 20 companies in the lower mainland of British Columbia, and is committed to partnering with companies and institutions on a variety of S3D topics.
  • The Centre is home to state of the art equipment for the creation and post production of stereoscopic 3D content, as well as technical and visual experimentation. A full list can be seen here.
  • The S3D Centre has conducted research into a variety of stereoscopic 3D topics, including High Frame Rates (HFR), Production of S3D Content, SANDDE User Interface Research, 360 Degree Stereo Camera Rig, S3D Stereoscopic Calibration, and 4K through 8K S3D Production/Pipeline. These projects can be viewed here.
  • With the ability to support 2-4 student productions per year, the Centre also employs 4-5 Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants per semester.

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Our equipment and resources include the following:

Production Studio

  • Vicon Mocap / Stereoscopic 3D Studio *NEW cameras installed Summer 2013!*

KernerCam Stereoscopic Rig Package

  • KernerCam 7000 Mirror Rig
  • 2 Sony HDC-P1 Cameras
  • 2 Matched Fujinon Lenses (HAc18x7.6F – “C” Series compact cine style zoom)
  • Motorized wireless controls for Zoom, Focus, Aperture
  • Motorized wireless controls for Camera Interaxial distance and Convergence
  • Panasonic monitor (Panasonic BT-LH80WU)
  • Cine-Tal CineImage 2000
  • Evertz processors (1 x 7732DVP-3DHD HD Dual Link Video Processor with 3D, 3 x 7700DA7-HD HD/SD-SDI Reclocking Distribution Amplifier)
  • Codex Portable Recorder and Transfer Unit
  • Hyundai 46” passive polarized 3D LCD (S465D)
  • Carts & cables, carrying cases

Genus Hurricane and Silicon Imaging Stereoscopic Package

  • Hurricane Rig – full IA and convergence control
  • 2 Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini cameras
  • Stereo Field Recorder (Cinedeck)
  • Cables and Carrying Cases

Additionally, through our industry partners we are pleased to offer Red Epics and Sony F55s for 2D and 3D filming.

Cameras and Displays

  • Red One
  • 2x Canon 5D
  • Motorized timelapse slider rig
  • 2x GoPro Hero 3D Kits
  • 6x Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3 cameras
  • RecSea Underwater Housing Kit for Fujifilm W3 Cameras
  • Lytro camera *NEW for Summer 2013*
  • Occulus Rift virtual reality kit *NEW for Autumn 2013*
  • True 3Di Monitor
  • Flanders Scientific LM-2340TD 23″ Native 1920×1080 Resolution 3D Display • 12 Bit Processing • 8 Bit Panel *NEW for Summer 2013*
  • Hyundai 46” passive polarized 3D LCD (S465D)
  • 2x LG Infinia 55″ passive HDTV (55LW6500)
  • Cine-Tal CineImage 2000
  • AJA 3GM 3G/1.5G-SDI Multiplexer *NEW for Summer 2013*
  • Infitec full stereo 3D HD resolution projection system
  • Portable 3D projection kit

Post Production Tools/Software

  • Quantel Pablo Rio full turnkey system with fast local storage *NEW for Autumn 2013*
  • 2x Pablo PA *NEW for Winter 2013*
  • Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony 6
  • Avid Artist-Series Color Control Surface
  • Avid Artist-Series Transport Control
  • Black Magic DaVinci Resolve 9 and 10
  • Adobe Premiere, After Effects 6
  • Final Cut Pro Studio 7
  • Dashwood Cinema Solutions – Stereo Toolbox Plugin
  • Cineform Pro Studio
  • Stereoscopic Suite X by emotion3D *NEW for Summer 2013*
  • Sony HDCAM SR Tape deck
  • Red Rocket
  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D+
  • Macbook Pro 17″ Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz 4 core with AMD Radeon HD 6770M, 8 GB 1333 MHz, Thunderbolt and express 34 port
  • Express Box 3T -3 XPCIe Expansion Thunderbolt Chassis by Magma
  • Pegasus Pegasus R6 12TB Thunderbolt RAID by Promise
  • SRW-1 HD Portable Digital Video Recorder and SRPC-1 HD Video Processor for HDCAM-SR backup
  • PC and Mac computer environment

Our Partners