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22/02/2011

Mistika Rocks On Sight With Stereo 3D For Prince's Trust Rock Gala In 3D

Mistika is the system of choice for all of On Sight's finishing work which included the recent Prince's Trust Rock Gala in 3D concert, produced by Dominic Saville and Vicki Betihavas at 3DD Productions/Nineteen Fifteen Productions and directed by Marcus Viner.
The music extravaganza, which was held to raise funds for young disadvantaged people in the UK, was filmed in stereoscopic 3D and broadcast on Sky's 3D and Sky Arts Chanels. Hosted by comedians Rob Brydon and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage at The Royal Albert Hall, the high profile event included appearances by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall along with an impressive celebrity line-up, namely Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Mike & The Mechanics, Tom Jones and many other music legends.
On Sight's HD Lab provided audio dubbing, final mixing and Dolby E encoding, impressive stereoscopic 3D post production services including stereo 3D offline suites and a stereo 3D Mistika finishing suites, plus 3D, HD and SD deliverables.
The project was filmed using Telegenic 3D Sony 1500 cameras. Initially, Mistika conformed the footage from stereoscopic HDCamSR tapes into two full resolution editing streams for the left and right eye. Mistika's unique stereoscopic alignment tools were then used to quickly align the left and right cameras. The process is speedily accomplished using Mistika's in-built optical recognition software to remove any vertical misalignments caused during the shooting process.
Mistika was used to create an entire stereoscopic title sequence from the existing stereo 3D footage, which was composited into picture frames, as if they were mounted on the walls of the venue at The Royal Albert Hall. David Cox, Mistika Visual Effects Artist and Colourist, who was responsible for the stereo 3D post production on the project at On Sight explained: "To achieve this effect, i initially found 2D images of picture frames and used Mistika's clever 3D bump-mapping feature to give them significant depth. I then created a camera move and composited a number of these over a rich "wallpaper" background, complete with shadows. The next step was compositing the stereoscopic 3D shots of the performers into the frames, so that the pictures within the frames themselves were also moving n 3D to create a magical hologram effect."
David then used Mistika to add titles that floated in front of the picture wall. This ingenious effect was completed in a single pass within Mistika's stereo 3D compositing environment, which enables a virtual stereoscopic 3D camera to be animated and its inter-axial distance to be adjusted. This highly-developed functionality in Mistika, combined with individual convergence adjustment for each individual picture within the picture frames, as well as the title elements, gave total control over the stereoscopic 3D depth budget.
Tony Maher, Senior Producer at On Sight, stated: "The extent and speed of the Mistika stereo tools along with an experienced team involved throughout the shoot and post process, meant a 2hr plus concert, with a plethora of versions and deliverables, could be delivered quickly and efficiently to the highest standard of stereoscopic production."
(KMcA/GK)
VMI.TV Ltd

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