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!