Thales Angénieux and Binocle 3D have been working together on several stereoscopic 3D projects and developed new rigs, lenses and correction tools. Their AB One system aims to make stereoscopic 3D production more accessible and to reduce operational costs, particularly in the area of live events. The companies have collaborated to produce the brand AB Live.
AB Live is designed as a complete and modular system which is versatile and easy to manage. The AB Live solution aims to offer users an easier and global approach through the experience of Thales Angénieux in optical solutions and the expertise of Binocle 3D in stereoscopic 3D systems and staging solutions.
The partners’ main aim is to offer a versatile solution with tailor-made support, adaptable to a range of projects. The system is fast and easy to install, the companies claim, because of its plug and shoot concept, so there is no need for a specialised technical crew. Thales Angénieux has designed specific 3D lenses, making them quick and easy to synchronise.
The system has been designed to work for live operation with a fibre adapter link to operations with standard metadata connections. It also features an OCP Operating Control Panel, enabling control of several rigs, as well as a tool analyser with automatic corrections. The team aims to make this a competitor to 2D, by supporting its customers and users in running 3D shooting at a limited cost.