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3D Film Factory Debuts Affordable 3D Camera Rig

3D Film Factory announced it has released an affordable 3D camera system for professional camcorders, compact HD cameras and DSLR cameras – the 3D-BS Mini Rig.

According to the statement, this lightweight, precise, stereoscopic beam-splitter rig features an introductory retail price of $2,495, while providing almost unlimited camera and alignment control.

“Our 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 need”, said company president Karl Kozak. “Other rig manufacturers are making behemoth, expensive, overly complicated rigs. We went the other way. Creating the world’s least expensive, professional beam-splitter. It’s simple and small, and made for the Si-2K mini, Canon 5D, 7D, Red’s Scarlet and compact camcorders. We couldn’t be happier with the result.”

The 3D-BS Mini Rig (beam-splitter) is fully adjustable, allowing users to have total control over convergence settings (1° to 5°), inter-ocular (camera-to-camera) distances (0″ to 4″) and, with an extra adapter, full camera tilt and roll (XYZ axis), for perfect alignment.

Boasting a weight of 19.8 lbs, it features a black anodized aluminum frame and is designed to accommodate smaller professional camcorders (Canon XH-G1, Sony EX3, etc.) and compact HD cameras (Red Scarlet, Si-2K MINI, Canon DSLR 5D and 7D still, etc.).

At the center of the mirror box is a piece of optically engineered, impurity-free, 50/50 beam-splitter glass, that’s been optimized for 45°. It’s fully encased in high-grade plastic, that’s both light-dampening and completely detachable. The entire 3D rig readily attaches to most professional tripod heads with a simple aluminum tripod adapter (¼-20 & 3/8- 16 screws).

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.

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