Helix lenses apart
The new gear features what is almost certainly the most advanced beam splitter in the business, and one the company expects most major Hollywood 3D film projects -- as well as live concert films, 3D TV projects, and others -- to be using in the near future.
With the Helix, everything is robotically controlled, including its operating lenses. It mounts two cameras -- one facing down, another shooting through -- a configuration known as over-and-through. And though 3ality's previous rigs have also offered that configuration, none have offered filmmakers the level of automation that the Helix does.
Here, we see the Helix configured for a 3D shot with a fair amount of depth, because of the distance between the two lenses.
June 28, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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