Stereoscopic Video Rig
This 3D rig is the 3rd generation of mounts I have built for various cameras. It uses interchangeable cameras and custom mounts for a variety of uses. I currently have 2 HD cameras and 2 Standard definition cameras in this rig. It is upgradeable, so as new cameras are introduced, a simple mount can be created to accept the new cameras.
The HD version consists of two Kodak Zi8’s. The cameras themselves can be found for around $130.00. They feature a remote for sync, 1080p recording, 720p 60fps recording, and a 3.5mm audio in port. These cameras have proved to be a fantastic addition to this rig. It does very well in low light, and the 60fps setting is a dream for 3D. Both have HDMI out and USB ports built into the camera, so viewing and uploading is a breeze. I’ve also attached an Audio-Technica-powered shotgun mic as well. In the future, I hope to add another mic for a 4-channel surround recording.
I am currently using this system for low-budget 3D shoots throughout the city. It is also a great compliment to my Large format 3D camera also appears in this blog.
This rig was used for “The Alley,” a film accepted into the BeFilm 3D Film Festival.
“The Alley” A 3D Video Short
This artifact explored DIY 3D Videography at the end of the 2010s when the technology became popular with consumers and filmmakers alike. This was the first of several products of that time that were built for specific documentation and live projection.