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Sony offers 3-D processor and related software

At NAB Sony introduced the MPE-200, a multi-image processing platform that simplifies the 3-D workflow when the optional MPES-3D01 stereo-image processor software is installed.

The MPE-200 with the MPES-3D01 stereo image processor allows the user to analyze and make fine adjustments to 3-D images through digital signal processing. This can greatly reduce the time-consuming task of mechanical fine adjustment on some 3-D camera rigs. Users can also control several MPE-200 processors with MPES-3D01 software via a computer installed with special software.

The stereo image processor enhances the operational performance of Sony cameras and switchers when used in 3-D applications. For example, Sony cameras provide the lens information such as zoom position as real-time metadata. The stereo image processor can make use of this data for advanced adjustment such as automatic zoom scale matching.

This enables high-quality, repeatable 3-D shooting. The stereo image processor offers a choice of monitoring methods for stereo monitor output, including side-by-side, above/ below, anaglyph, 50 percent mix and difference.