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The Fusion 3D Camera System in Avatar

by on October 27, 2009

avatarJames Cameron’s “Avatar” could be a cinematic masterpiece or a flop, but noone can deny the impact it’s had on the hardware of the film industry.  Over at THR.com they look at the new “Fusion 3D Camera system”, how it was developed and how it could change the 3D Stereo Film industry.

For instance, the film’s live action was lensed using the Fusion 3D camera system, which Cameron invented with Vince Pace, a director of photography on the film. First used to make Cameron’s 2003 Imax 3D film “Ghosts of the Abyss,” the Fusion rigs — which can be used with a variety of digital cinematography cameras — are now available for rental via Pace’s Burbank-based 3D provider, which continues to develop the system for other productions.

Fusion has been used on such live-action digital 3D titles as this summer’s “The Final Destination” and concert films by Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. Those films benefited from the work done to prepare the camera system for the challenging “Avatar” production.

via 3D spotlight.