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Compositing Visual Effects, 2nd Edition by Steve Wright

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14.1 INTRODUCTION

First of all, is it “stereo” or is it “3D?” The movie posters and home TV sets all say “3D,” but the cinematographers, VFX artists, editors, and colorists all call it “stereo.” The terminology is different depending on who you are talking to. If you are talking to someone on the projection or display end of the pipeline (theaters or home TV) they will call it “3D.” If you are talking to someone in production or post-production (cinematography, editing, visual effects, colorists) they will call it “stereo.” Some have even taken to calling it “stereo 3D” or “S3D” just to cover all their bases.

The filmmaking industry is all a-buzz ...

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