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Stereo 3D Productions and Headaches

March 2, 2011 | Montreal, Canada

GRAND's monthly VirtPres project meeting will host a presentation from Shailendra Mathur, Avid Technology. 
Speaker:   Shailendra Mathur, Director, Chief Architect of Professional Editing  
Applications:  Avid Technology
Location:  Zames Room (437)
        Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM)
        3480 University
        4th floor McConnell Engineering Building
Due to the proliferation of affordable and flexible digital capture, production and, display technologies, Stereo 3D (S3D) movie-making has seen a resurgence in the recent years. The ability to capture and display S3D media lets film makers expand the perceptual space they can tap into for expressing their creative intent. The same media if not properly produced can also create havoc on the audience with eye strain and visual perceptual conflict. In addition to traditional film making techniques, a good understanding of the art and science of S3D production techniques and human visual perception capabilities becomes critical to make the most effective use of the medium. This talk will focus on some of the key aspects of this art and science. Using examples, some common problems of S3D productions will be shown, together with the techniques for solving them.
Biography of Speaker:
Shailendra Mathur is the Director - Chief Architect of Professional Editing Applications at Avid Technology. Avid is an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award winning company that creates the digital audio and video technology used to make feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Shailendra wandered the hallowed hallways of the McGill engineering building and CIM where he obtained his Bachelors and Master’s degree. His research and engineering interests have led to publications and patents in the area of computer vision, medical imaging, visual effects, graphics and media processing architectures.