Lightspeed Design, Inc. announced the release of its new DepthQ® family of stereoscopic software for state-of-the-art capture and playback of HD 3D media. DepthQ® HD 3D software has been successfully serving hundreds of professional clients in corporate, entertainment, medical and industrial applications since 2002. That software has now evolved into the new DepthQ® family of stereoscopic software - DepthQ®Capture(TM) and DepthQ®Player(TM).
What makes this product the best of its kind? Simply that DepthQ® is the only 3D software package capable of low-latency (66ms) real-time monitoring with simultaneous capture, highly efficient GPU image processing and smooth, high-resolution media playback. Lightspeed's experience in 3D display technology and filmmaking, combined with their deep understanding of stereography and image processing, led them to develop their own toolsets to capture, process, configure, and playback HD 3D imagery with greater flexibility, efficiency, and accuracy. Lightspeed's unparalleled features set DepthQ®Capture(TM) and DepthQ®Player(TM) far above the competition.
DepthQ®Capture(TM) is a powerful software solution for the precise capture, recording and monitoring of stereo 3D video from two simultaneous camera inputs (Analog, HD-SDI, HDMI, FireWire or USB) at dual HD resolution. Features include low-latency, real-time monitoring, a camera alignment aid and visual overlays to assist in optimizing your 3D effects for various target playback screens.
DepthQ®Player(TM) captures your two independent camera video sources, concatenates them together as an above/below image to preserve sync, processes the result - applying any scaling and compression required - and then serves the final stereo data as a single data stream to any 3D (or 2D) monitoring device at the required resolution, frame rate, and encoding standard for that display.
DepthQ®Player(TM) is a feature-packed software solution for the high-quality playback of stereo 3D movies from a standard PC. Easy to use and designed from the ground up as a professional product, DepthQ®Player(TM) combines efficient code architecture and superior throughput for high-bandwidth playback of either locally stored or URL-accessible stereoscopic movies, as well as 3D streaming IP video (MPEG2-TS RTP/UDP).
DepthQ®Player(TM) delivers the most comfortable-to-view stereo 3D experience possible, and allows cost-effective viewing of high-resolution stereoscopic media in a wide variety of environments - from remote 3D viewing stations, operating rooms and conference rooms to 3D cinemas, museum exhibits, portable theaters, motion simulators, corporate events and trade shows.
DepthQ®Player(TM) software uses Microsoft Direct Show infrastructure working with codecs like Windows Media Player, MJPEG, MPEG-2, and H.264 and is compatible with NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision and NVIDIA Quadro.
- Flicker-free 120 Hz stereoscopic 3D video
- Input Formats - above/below, side-by-side, interlaced and more
- Output Formats - Page-flip, DLP checkerboard, dual output, interlace and more
- DepthQ® Alignment (real-time X-Y stereoscopic parallax adjustments)
- Time Dependent Event Editor (IN/OUT points, Parallax changes)
- Time Code Capability
- DMX-512 Control of External Devices
- Cg GPU Image Processing (cornerstone, edge sharpening, contrast, brightness, etc.)
- Depth Reference Marks
DepthQ®Player(TM) is available in three configurations: Lite, a free-to-download evaluation version incorporating a subtle watermark, with restricted playlength and functionality; Standard, a licensed commercial version at 720P resolution per eye; and Pro, a licensed professional version at full 1080P resolution per eye.