Cheatsheet for Stereoscopic in Avid Media Composer 3.5

Cheatsheet for Stereoscopic in Avid Media Composer 3.5

Summary: Avid Media Composer now has the ability to edit stereoscopic footage, by combining the 2 separate “eyes” into a single video stream.

  • Launch Metafuze on a PC. (comes with the Avid installer, or download here.)
  • Import the Left Eye & Right Eye (in that order) Folders. Avid calls this scanning. These will have unique file names, but the numeric values in each file name will match Left Eye & Right Eye files, and must have the same file format (size & resolution) and same duration.
  • Highlight a Left Eye file AND a Right Eye file. On the right window pane there are transcoding options. Select your flavor of DNxHD, and Click the Create Stereo Group button.
  • You now have Avid appropriate (OP1a) MXF wrapped video files which can be loaded into Avid (without Avid having to re-wrap the file). Utilizing the Stereoscopic settings in Avid, you can now view Left Eye or Right Eye only, over/under, or checkerboard. Remember, you can only view your 3D playout correctly via the DVI port on your computer – not via the baseband video output on your Mojo or Nitris DX. Don’t forget your IR 3D glasses and 3D capable display!
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  • tim archer
    Posted at 08:37h, 24 August Reply

    in addition to the 3D ready monitor, is there any conversion box needed between the DVI output of the avid and the 3d ready monitor?
    does it require active glasses? or can it work with the passive style distributed at theatres?

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