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Fairburn Chart by DSC Labs Gives 3-D True Perspective

Corresponding with the growing popularity of 3-D productions, orders for DSC Labs’ recently released Fairburn 3-D Chart have been on the rise. Designed in collaboration with Emmy award-winning Director of Photography Sean Fairburn, the DSC 3-D Chart provides videographers and filmmakers with a calibration tool that lets them properly balance and align cameras as well as check zoom, focus, rotation, keystoning, grayscale and colorimetry accuracy. Stephen Pizzo, co-founder of Element Technica, whose series of groundbreaking Technica 3-D Rigs are designed to precisely position a pair of cameras to achieve realistic stereoscopic digital video for broadcast and cinema, highly recommends the Fairburn 3-D Chart.

Designed for use with a 3-D beam splitter and side-by-side stereographic rigs, the DSC 3-D Chart includes 15 test elements for pinpointing even the most critical differences in aligning 3-D cameras. For matching colors, this 3-D Chart includes a hexagon-shaped version of DSC’s trademark ChromaDuMonde multi-hued pattern. Also included are 18% gray patches for users migrating from the film world.

Fairburn 3-D Chart feature highlights:

  • Horizontal and vertical alignment (white cross through middle and small crosses)
  • Focus fans in corners (maximum contrast for ease of viewing, even in low light)
  • Zoom ring (to see zoom disparity between the camera’s focal length) line 5 pixels wide
  • Keystone correction (colored balls and white rings in corners)
  • Horizontal scale in centimeter and inches (to see exact IO offset at parallel)
  • Mini gray scale at bottom steps 1, 6, 11 with DSC true black background
  • 18% gray scale chips (at the top of chart on RT and LT)
  • ChromaDuMonde color reference in hexagon shape, matches vector scope orientation
  • RIGHT and LEFT words on white lines, used as orientation detectors
  • Arrows up and right also used as orientation detectors
  • Red R and Blue L to show color and eye reference (Red Right eye – Blue Left eye)
  • Red R and Blue L show image flip or flop orientation
  • RGB and CMY have been added at the highest printable value
  • Focus fans at the center are for zoomed in focus aides
  • Scale on far R and L to measure horizontal and rotational offset
  • Center cross

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