NAB 2011: Tektronix Targets 3D-Image Alignment

Tektronix has introduced several features for its WFM8000 Series Advanced Waveform Monitors and WVR8000 Series Advanced Waveform Rasterizers, which help 3D-production teams attempting to align the left-eye and right-eye images. The 3D Difference Map Display can be used to effectively detect disparity between the left-eye and the right-eye images during camera alignment for 3D. The Anaglyph Display allows users to identify the parallax (3D depth) of various objects within the 3D video image. The Checkerboard Display helps the stereographer or a colorist identify any differences in brightness, focus, and various color characteristics between the left-eye and the right-eye images. For monitoring of depth of various objects within a 3D image, a Disparity Grid can be overlaid over various 3D picture displays. A Disparity Cursor is also available for precise measurement of the disparity between the left-eye/right-eye image of an object within the display.