Questions tagged [3d]

General questions about the techniques for producing and showing movies in 3D and its implications.

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Was Suspiria (1977) shot in 3D or was it an after the fact conversion?

I've recently stumbled across an anaglyph 3D version of the 1977 original SUSPIRIA. I'm a long-time fan and I'd never heard of a 3D version. Is this a recent conversion?
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When playing a 1080p 3D blu-ray video, is the image quality actually lower?

Is it true that when playing a 1080p 3D blu-ray the image quality is lower because of the way the screen has to display 2 slightly different images at the same time? For instance, if I were to watch ...
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What do I need to know before watching 3D for the first time

There is a movie I want to watch at the theater, it is offered in 3D. I have never watched a theater movie in 3D, I think I want to try it. Are 3D glasses needed? If so are they provided? If they ...
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Why the apparent lack of IMAX 3D releases for Justice League?

I was looking at showtimes for the movie Justice League and was only able to find it in three formats: regular 2D, IMAX 2D, and RealD 3D. I couldn't seem to find any IMAX 3D showtimes, either in my ...
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Time freezes and actors and things can be viewed from different angles. What is this special effect called and how is it made? [duplicate]

The music video for Avicii’s “Lonely Together” shows an effect previously seen in movies like “The Matrix”. What is it is called and how is it made?
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What's the future of the 3D technolgy used in theaters?

During the last few days, I spent some time reading different articles about certain companies quitting developing and manufacturing processes of 3D technologies for end consumers - more specifically: ...
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Keystone effect in high-budget movies [closed]

Avatar 3D has gigantic keystone effect throughout the whole film. See feature points for one frame: Obviously, it happened, because converged cameras were used. But none of modern movies that I ...
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What was the first 3D movie?

3D movies have become more common in 2016. Yet the idea of depth in pictures is not new. I came across Hitchcock's version of Dial M for Murder in 1954, and was surprised to see that there was an ...
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Why does the 3D movie I just watched stutter? [closed]

We just watched "Captain America: Civil War" in the theatre. It was 3D and it was one of the technically worst shows I have experienced. The movie was stuttering all the time during action scenes. I ...
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How much do 3D ticket prices affect gross revenue?

With all the hoopla about Jurassic World's huge box office intake, I'm left wondering how much of this came from the fact that 3D movie tickets cost so much more. How much do 3D tickets actually ...
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Why wasn't Interstellar shot in 3D?

A large part of the story in Interstellar takes place in space and hence there are many occasions when it feels like "wouldn't it have been better to watch this scene in 3D?". Especially after Gravity,...
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Why not shoot movies with stereoscopic 3d cameras instead?

Isn't it easier (and way cheaper seeing 3d conversion runs in the millions for a full movie) to just shoot a movie using stereoscopic cameras instead of creating a shallow 3d effect via post ...
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Why are blockbusters now only released in 3D for the first week/weekend?

All summer I've noticed this new trend of blockbuster movies only being released in 3D for the first week/weekend in theatres - Spider-Man 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Dawn of the Planet of the ...
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The hobbit, how is it possible that 48 FPS is better than 24 FPS

I have a question about the movie the hobbit. People claim that the quality of the movie is way better because the movie is recorded and displayed in 48 fps. Normally this is 24 fps. My opinion is ...
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Is there a visually optimal area to view a 3-D movie at the theatre?

3-D films are becoming more and more common. While I find the experience interesting, I have yet to find "the best seat in the house". Opticaly, there ought to be a optimal viewing area where the ...
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Why are 3D films so dark?

Why are 3D films so dark? I watched Brave yesterday and the film was so dark (light wise) in places that it was hard to make out what was happening. Why are 3D films darker than 2D films and does it ...
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Are there any differences between the new and old Titanic version besides 3D?

The newest Hollywood trend seems to be taking old movies like Star Wars and Lion King and rerelease them with an additional third dimension to squeeze the last bit of money out of them. Now it hit ...
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How are older movies post-converted to 3D?

I went to see Hugo in 3D today, and beforehand there was a trailer for the upcoming re-release of Titanic in 3D. I must say, I was impressed. How much of the conversion to 3D of a movie that was ...
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How is 2D movie created from 3D?

There is a lot of 3D movies out there in these days, but they are also released in 2D (dvd, blu-ray, ...). I think, they are originally captured as 3D movies (with stereo camera). So each frame has 2 ...
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Is there a rating of the 3D-ness of a 3D movie?

If things aren't thrown in my face during a 3D movie, I feel somewhat disappointed. I also appreciate the use of 3D to enhance a wide-angle shot, a humorous close-up, give a subtle sense of depth, and ...