Trifocal camera from Arri,Fraunhofer & Disney

It looks like the days of classic beam splitter rigs may be numbered if this trifocal camera devised by Arri, the Fraunhofer Institute and Walt Disney Studios comes to fruition.

Built around a trio of cameras with an Arri centre camera capturing the primary image and an micro HD camera at each side capturing enough data to generate the depth info for Fraunhofer’s STAN Stereoscopic Analyzer to generate the stereoscopic views.

Although I doubt the tech will be available at an indie budget level for the foreseeable future it looks like a great technical solution to the cumbersome mirror rigs currently in use.

Check out more details on the TVB Europe website.

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