With the Carl Zeiss cinemizer OLED, cinematographers can evaluate the motif, 3D quality and visual impression of the film even during recording and in any lighting conditions.

Did You Know…

…that Movies Can Be Viewed In 3D Even at the Recording Stage?


The 3D function in camcorders poses a small problem for filmmakers: they see only the subject they are recording on a small display and in two dimensions. As a result, it is difficult for them to imagine what the film will finally look like in 3D on a 40-inch screen. However, this has all changed thanks to the new cinemizer OLED video glasses from ZEISS. These can be connected directly to the camcorder via the HDMI interface, with the glasses acting as a 3D viewfinder.

Filmmakers can therefore evaluate the quality of the recorded video in any lighting conditions, since no ambient light interferes with the image being viewed. The 3D quality can also be assessed with the cinemizer OLED even during recording. Thus, camera and motif settings can be changed on location to achieve optimal results.

To the filmmaker, the 3D image appears to have the same dimensions as if it were on a 40-inch screen two meters away – similar to the TV in his living room. The only difference is that the video glasses have two separate screens – one for each eye. This means that loss of brightness, ghost images, and flickering do not occur. That’s why these glasses provide a better 3D image for watching 3D movies, e.g. on Blu-ray players.

The cinemizer OLED is very light and the battery lasts a long time, so it can be used even for long recording sessions. Thus, the video glasses are also ideal for professionals, who can connect them via digital and analog interfaces to a digital single-lens reflex camera, which can even be mounted on a telescopic arm or a mini-helicopter for recording images from a bird’s-eye perspective. By using a radio base station for the glasses and a remote control for the camera, the operator can then watch all recordings live in 3D and instantaneously adjust the settings.

4 September 2012