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August 16, 2010

New York Times & Wall Street Journal cover Film Forum's 3D Festival

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As NYSS regulars know there are two events tied to Film Forum's Summer 3D Festival. Saturday, August 14 there were a selection of Realist format slides from the 1950s collections of our members shown before screenings of Gorilla at Large (above). On Wednesday, August 25 we'll show some of Harold Lloyd's 3D treasures in connection with Inferno (below).

Our own Greg Dinkins was interviewed for the The Wall Street Journal piece on this festival:

"Whether it's by digital or film projection, it's still the idea of isolating the left and right image for the left and right eye," said Greg Dinkins of the New York Stereoscopic Society, the independent local chapter of a global alliance of organizations dedicated to championing 3-D image-making.

When this isolation is accomplished, using the combined light of two synchronized, archive-quality projectors (each simultaneously exposing its own 35 mm print), the effect is immersive and spectacular. "You're physically experiencing something," Mr. Dinkins said. "Your eyes are focusing on different places and tracing different parts of the screen."

For the complete article, go here.

The always reliable (and readable) Dave Kehr offers an overview of the festival along with a slide show of images in The New York Times here.

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August 27, 2010

Fuji announces it's Second Digital Stereo Camera – FinePix REAL 3D W3, now with HD!

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It's a little smaller, a little lighter, a bit less expensive and it shoots stereo and 2D in HD, stills and video. And have they improved the horrid, unintuitive controls of the W1? It appears so, from the twin dials on the camera back. Hey, I love the things they got right with the W1, but the menu interface wasn't one of them.

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Go here to the Fuji site for more info.

Read the Gizmodo hands-on review here.

UPDATE: Trial HD anaglyph videos from the Fuji W3 are available from NYSS member Dimitris Athos and Ryan Suits at Vimeo here and here.

Download the PDF of the W3 4 page brochure here or the 124 page camera manual here.

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A side-by-side comparison of the W1 and the W3 from Engadget.com.

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