the Worldâ€™s most affordable 3D camera system for professional camcorders, compact HD cameras and DSLR camera
New 3D beam-splitter rig allows cinematographers to capture extraordinary 3D images for less.
San Diego, CA
â€“ 3D Film Factory has released the Worldâ€™s most affordable 3D camera system for professional camcorders, compact HD cameras and DSLR cameras â€“ the
3D-BS Mini Rig
. This lightweight, precise, stereoscopic beam-splitter rig features an introductory retail price of just $2,495, while providing, almost unlimited camera and alignment control. Developed by award-winning filmmakers and veteran stereographers, the BS Mini rig offers a viable alternative to high-priced 3D rigs costing ten times as much.
â€œOur goal is to proliferate 3D production by making it accessible. In the real world that means making professional 3D systems that filmmakers can actually afford. The 3D-BS Mini Rig is our answer to that needâ€œ, said company president Karl Kozak. â€œOther rig manufacturers are making behemoth, expensive, overly complicated rigs. We went the other way. Creating the Worldâ€™s least expensive, professional beam-splitter. Itâ€™s simple and small, and made for the Si-2K mini, Canon 5D, 7D, Redâ€™s Scarlet and compact camcorders. We couldnâ€™t be happier with the result.â€?
The 3D-BS Mini Rig (beam-splitter) is fully adjustable, allowing users to have total control over convergence settings (1Â° to 5Â°), inter-ocular (camera-to-camera) distances (0â€? to 4â€?) and, with an extra adapter, you get full camera tilt and roll (XYZ axis), for perfect alignment.
Boasting a weight of just 19.8 lbs, its black anodized aluminum frame is virtually indestructible. Designed to accommodate smaller professional camcorders, like the Canon XH-G1 or Sony EX3, it really shines with compact HD cameras, including Redâ€™s Scarlet, the Si-2K mini and the Canon DSLR 5D and 7D still cameras.
At the center of the mirror box is a piece of optically engineered, impurity-free, 50/50 beam-splitter glass, thatâ€™s been optimized for 45Â°. Itâ€™s fully encased in our specialty high-grade plastic, thatâ€™s both light-dampening and completely detachable. Finally, the entire 3D rig readily attaches to most professional tripod heads with a simple aluminum tripod adapter (Â¼-20 & 3/8- 16 screws).
The result is the Worldâ€™s most affordable, professional stereoscopic beam-splitter ever produced. The BS Mini Rig makes 3D shooting both simple and amazingly precise. When combined with one of our real-time 3D viewing systems, a dual camera sync and genlock, cinematographers can capture extraordinary 3D images for a fraction of the cost of all other systems.
Additionally, the 3D Film Factory offers a complete line of 3D camera systems, including the 3D-BS Indie & Pro Rigs (beam-splitter), intended for larger broadcast cameras and camcorders, as well as, several inexpensive side-by-side rigs – the SS Indie & SS Pro Rigs. These dual cameras systems are less complex, but equally necessary for most 3D production situations.
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About 3D Film Factory
Based in San Diego, California, the 3D Film Factory is both full service 3D production house and a 3D equipment manufacturer. More specifically, the company specializes in the design and marketing of production-ready, affordable 3D camera systems, while lending its expertise to a variety of high-quality 3D projects, from â€˜stereographers for hireâ€™, to hands-on 3D training, to complete 3D production through post.
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