DSC Labs, eco-friendly developer of innovative products for image quality improvement, has announced that it will exhibit at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, held in Las Vegas, NV from April 11-14, 2011 (booth number C10215). The Fuji Gold Medal winner has been showcasing state-of-the-art precision test charts at the NAB show since the early 90’s, and this year will be announcing significant breakthroughs in 3D chart technology.
NEW – The Dashwood 3D Chart
Driving DSC Labs’ Dashwood 3D Chart initiative is none other than Dashwood Cinema Solutions Founder, Tim Dashwood – seasoned 3D stereographer, cinematographer, director, and editor. The Dashwood 3D Chart is a brand new stereoscopic chart that automates the display of accurate 3D rig calibration at unheard of speeds. When integrated with Dashwood Cinema Solutions’ new calibration software or the new Stereo3D Toolbox v3, the chart’s unique visual code trackers work alongside the applications to automatically track to 1/1,000 of a pixel for unprecedented stereo alignment. The chart also offers live feedback to assist in automating camera alignment, sync testing and slating, and color and gamma calibration. For those aligning manually, the Dashwood 3D Chart offers manual alignment with the DSC Labs’ patented FiddleHead spirals for corner-to-corner focus.
NEW – The Pilot 3D Chart
In addition to the Dashwood 3D Chart, DSC Labs will unveil the Pilot 3D Chart, named for its runway-like extension and corner LED lights. Incorporating a wide range of feedback from 3D experts, The Pilot promises to be an extremely comprehensive tool for the proper balance and alignment of 3D rigs. In addition to DSC’s patented neutral grayscales, accurate color bar patches and zone plates, the Pilot’s features include camera synchronization, multiple scales, geometric webs and 18% gray patches, ensuring critical precision.
The Hawk QCC and RoliChart Make Their NAB Debut
In addition to breakthrough 3D technology, DSC Labs will be featuring its recent Hawk QCC and CamAlign RoliChart chart releases. Ideal for single- or multi-camera shoots, the Hawk QCC uses critical information from an original scene set-up using a DSC primary chart, and then provides relevant data for quick camera evaluation and scene matching. Similar to the Hawk QCC in compactness, the CamAlign RoliChart is designed for use in the field, and remains protected when rolled up into its sturdy anodized casing.