The Walt Disney Studios Recognized for Work on TriFocal Camera System

The Walt Disney Studios was recently recognized for its work on a new 3D film technique.

The Studios, along with German research firm Fraunhofer Heinreich Hertz Institute (HHI) and the camera company AARI were recognized by the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society, and awarded the Lumiere Award for their work on the TriFocal Camera System.

The work was a joint venture between the Studios and the tech companies in an effort to find an easier way to film a 3D movie. The TriFocal Camera System is a smaller and easier-to-handle camera rig that will bring three cameras together in a focused and compact system.

This new system will allow filmmakers to make the filming of a 3D movie feel more like a 2D production by allowing filmmakers to shoot in traditional 2D but add the depth in post-production using the footage from the other two cameras.

"When you capture three different views, it gives you more flexibility to manipulate 3D effects in post-production because it gives you a greater number of angles and more depth of field," said Daniel De La Rosa, director of Production Technology for The Walt Disney Studios.

The TriFocal Camera System has not been used on a full-length feature film as it is still a work in progress.


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