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emotion3D introduces the Stereoscopic Suite X2 plugins for Adobe After Effects

The plugins feature numerous enhancements for working with stereoscopic material

By PVC News Staff | September 06, 2012

emotion3D is proud to announce the immediate availability of the second version of its award-winning suite of plugins for Adobe After Effects. The Stereoscopic Suite X2 for Adobe After Effects features numerous enhancements for working with stereoscopic material, bringing capabilities to the Adobe After Effects platform that were previously only available on turnkey systems costing tens of thousands of dollars more. New functions available in the SSX2 include automatic stereoscopic geometry corrections, improved disparity map generation and depth budget adjustment, depth transitions for reduced eye strain between cuts of differing depth, and new visualization tools and specialized plugins for a more efficient stereoscopic workflow. In addition to new functions and workflow, SSX2 includes quality improvements to its unique Stereo-to-Multiview conversion feature for repurposing stereoscopic material for glasses-free (auto-stereoscopic) content delivery platforms.

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Key features of the SSX2 include:

  • 3D Visualizer, a new 3D viewer for visualization of scene depth

  • Depth Analyser plugin for monitoring depth budget along the timeline

  • Geometry Optimizer plugin for correcting camera roll/pan/tilt between stereo views

  • Depth Transition controls for grading depth handovers between scenes

  • Depth Dilation controls for fine-tuning object edges

  • Depth-based Keying for isolating foreground/background regions

  • Wizards for fast project setup

  • Customizable workflow for maximum throughput on specialized tasks

  • Data logging feature for geometry and depth quality assurance


Powerful yet affordable stereoscopic tools are increasingly in demand as an industry-wide decline in budgets contrasts with the high quality requirements for stereoscopy in order to ensure viewer comfort. With a ubiquitous host such as Adobe's After Effects, emotion3D sees significant opportunity for small to mid-size production and post-production to compete for stereoscopic projects, without major investment in hardware and software. The large number of artists already familiar with After Effects means easier access to artists and less training for those new to stereoscopic workflows, all of which in turn reduces the upfront costs for post-production facilities.

Says emotion3D's CEO Tom Wilson, "We are very excited to announce the shipment of the Stereoscopic Suite X2, as it signals a new era of accessibility to high-end specialized tools for artists everywhere working with stereoscopic material. The Stereoscopic Suite X2 is an essential investment for many types of facilities as the demand for high-quality, comfortable stereoscopic material continues to grow."

Immediate Availability
emotion3D's SSX2 plugins are available for download on the emotion3D website www.emotion3d.tv. Pricing is set at €7795 per license, with annual support and maintenance contracts available by contacting emotion3D atsales(at)emotion3d.tv or via emotion3D's worldwide network of system integrators.

Company Background
emotion3D GmbH is a high-tech Austrian company that serves the 3D film industry with powerful solutions for editing shot 3D content. Its award-winning Stereoscopic Suite X is used internationally by 3D post-production teams for depth grading, fixing rogue parallax, remastering for different targets and converting stereoscopic 3D content to "glasses-free" 3D display formats. emotion3D is supported by the impulse program, distributed by the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, and receiving funding from the Technology Agency of the City of Vienna (ZIT).
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