Posts Tagged ‘sony’

IBC 2010: Sony Vegas Pro 10 3D features

Director Michael Bryant at Sony Creative Software presents the cool new 3D features in Vegas Pro 10 just launched at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam.

Playstation 3 update enables 3-D Blu-Ray support

We told you about this last week, but here is another reminder. Today, Sony released an update, version 3.5, for the Playstation 3 that enables 3-D Blu-Ray support. Not only do you get 3-D Blu-Ray support with this update, but you also get a few other new features as well. Additional new features in the […]


Viking Systems’ Next Generation 3DHD Visualization System

Several companies have experimented with 3D in the operating room, and the field of laporascopic surgery seems a perfect fit: Inserting tiny cameras and probes into tiny holes to see things on screens, it seems a perfect fit to add back the important depth characteristics.  However, most of these systems to date have used bulky […]

Using the Cintiq reduces Concept Time from 7 hours to 3

Patrick Shettlesworth designs concepts for Sony Online Entertainment giants like EverQuest and Planetside, as well as newer games like The Agency, and has used the Wacom Intuos for some time.  Draw his concept on paper, scan it in, then touch it up with Photoshop and his Intuos, to provide the final result.  In about 5-7 […]


Sony Open-Sources OpenColorIO

Another day and another big announcement from Sony Pictures Imageworks’ opensource initiative, this time to aid in all the pains of color transforming.  The new product, OpenColorIO, aims to provide a consistent method of storing and transferring color grading information between mainstream products, offering a simple streamlined way of maintaining this critical information. Unlike existing […]

ImageWorks & ILM Release Alembic Interchange Format

Today at SIGGRAPH, Sony Pictures Imageworks and ILM announced that they have collaborated on a new open-source project named ‘Alembic’, a new interchange format designed to efficiently store animation in a format that can be ready by multiple software applications. “Who better to understand the demands of high-end production better than those who are in […]


Sony Patents Alternative to Split-Screen Multiplayer

Stereoscopic 3D works by rendering two images on the screen, one for each eye.  Sony figures, rather cleverly I might add, that they can usurp that for other uses by displaying a single non-stereoscopic image for two players, giving full-screen multiplayer action to two players simultaneously. Broke My Controller noticed the patents, filed a year […]

Sony Unveils New 3D-Capable Cybershot

Sony has unveiled a new Cybershot camera that holds the title of ‘World’s Smallest 3D Camera’.  Coming in 3 models, it seems to have a single lens capable of shooting 3D photographs that can be viewed with the Sweep Multi Angle screen in 3D. “Sony is focused on being the leader in 3D technology leveraging […]


Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3 Available Tomorrow

The Playstation Online system is down today for “maintenance”, but it seems it’s really to prep the system for the first four stereoscopic games for the platform, which come out tomorrow! * WipEout HD (full game): Experience the adrenalin rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before. […]

Sony Pictures Imageworks uses Spheron HDR Cameras

SpheronVR, makers of the SpheroCam HDR camera, has just announced that Sony Pictures Imageworks has invested in three of them for use in upcoming films. “We are delighted that Sony Pictures Imageworks will be using Spheron VR Technology,” said Peter Taylor, Spheron’s Business Manager, “SPHERON-VR High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery can enhance and streamline the […]