- Jun 30, 1997
I was just wondering if it's possible to duplicate the 3D effect at home? Or would it require higher resolution than the DVD can offer?
The 3-D format for this given film will be the red/blue anaglyph system for it's theatrical release, so I am assuming it will still be using the anaglyph format for the 3-D DVD version as well.As you state, the 3D format for the theatrical release doesn't have to match the 3D format used for the home release. After all the two images can be post-processed in any way to "combine" and form the 3D version.
However, I find it unlikely Disney would go for a red/blue anaglyph version on home video - in my experience this quickly leads to headaches! But there is hope if this form of 3D floats your boat, apparently the computer games (PC and GBA) actually use red/blue anaglyph for their 3D effects (yes, even the GBA) so it's not impossible the DVD will include it as well (I assume there will be a branching 3D version should this feature be included).
I would love to say that in preperation for the home release of "Ghosts of the Titanic" Disney would issue a field-sequential version of "Spy Kids 3D" as a test - but hey that's not going to happen - this is Disney we're talking about :frowning:
But there is hope if this form of 3D floats your boatActually anaglyph 3-D doesn't, as I too prefer the 3-D field-sequential video format. But sadly anaglyph DVDs have had a certain marketing appeal in some circles as they are "3-D ready" right off the shelf w/a pair or two of red/blue glasses included. This option may sound great from a marketing standpoint, but in reality if the end anaglyph 3-D image is crap, it just won't matter. Rodriguez never mentiones an alternate 3-D video format for the DVD release so at this point, I am assuming it will be anaglyph. (Yes I know what they say about assumptions. )
A quick technical note on anaglyph: Computer games can use anaglyph MUCH better than video, as the color bandwidth is uncompromised, but all consumer video formats, be they digital or analog, have greatly compromised the color bandwidth, enough to where total cancellation of the left / right images is usually pretty sad. And then if they also try to keep the original color information intact, the situation gets even worse. If you don't believe me, pick up "Comin' At Ya!", "The Bubble", or the 3-D finale of Freddy's Dead (avail only on the DVD box set or the old LD) or the 3-D section of Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie". And if you buy Asian DVDs, there's a (legit) version of the IMAX 3-D film "The Magic Box", which has a color anaglyph version on tap. And there's even more anaglyph discs available. The point I am trying to make is anaglyph 3-D DVDs have been mediocre at best, and certainly inferior to the field-sequential video format. So IF the 3-D video format stays anaglyph, you may understand my somewhat leery approach to yet another anaglyph DVD video.