Ontario’s Film industry talks high frame rate at SIRT

Over one hundred of Ontario’s film industry professionals and academic researchers took part in a unique one-day high frame rate 3D workshop at SIRT.

Presented by York University’s 3D FLIC, the workshop was held at SIRT’s workshop space in Pinewood Toronto Studios, which has been outfitted as a High Frame Rate test centre with 22-ft screens and a Christie Solaria 4K projector capable of 2D, 3D, and HFR 3D display.

Panelists and presenters showed a variety of HFR 3D footage throughout the day, including Lightstorm Entertainment’s HFR tests with a recorded introduction by James Cameron, tests by SIRT researchers that illustrated the difference between HFR at various capture speeds and shutter angles (first shown at SIGGRAPH 2012), as well as dramatic footage from a short HFR movie produced by researchers at Emily Carr University’s S3D Centre.

The event covered both the theory and concepts behind HFR display as well as the implications for all aspects of production, postproduction, visual effects, and projection.  Presenters and moderators included Rob Burton, VP Technology, Arc Productions; Alan Goldman and Denise Quesnel, Researchers at Emily Carr; John Helliker and Bert Dunk, SIRT Centre; Ali Kazimi, and Laurie Wilcox, Department of Psychology, York University; Paul Salvini, Chief Technology Officer and Roy Anthony, Senior Solutions Architect, Christie Digital; Matt Cown, Chief Scientific Officer, RealD; Ian Frey, Evertz Microsystems; Tom Burns, Director of Postproduction Infrastructure, Technicolor; Peter Armstrong, Manager, Digital Intermediates and Mastering, Deluxe Postproduction; Luke Moore, Director of Special Projects, Side Effects Software.

SIRT and 3D FLIC would like to thank industry partners Christie Digital and RealD as well as the Ontario Media Development Corporation, for their support in organizing the event.

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