2D to 3D Stereoscopic Motion Picture Conversion
Disrupted Logic invented a low-cost 2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion process called DAPT (Depth Analysis and Planar Tracking). DAPT is a realistic high-quality conversion process that is semi-automated, a process unique in the conversion market.
The process begins with an automated sequence of frame-by-frame 8 bit depth analysis passes. Depth analysis greatly reduces the amount of time consuming and labor intensive rotoscoping typically used throughout the conversion process.
The depth elements are then automatically mapped and projected onto geometry planes to create a sense of 3D space. Not all objects in the scene map correctly, and for those a minor amount of rotoscoping cleans up the errors.
By adjusting left and right eye perspective, a realistic parallax effect is achieved, lending the audience the sense of being able to look and reach around the 3D scene.
Disrupted's DAPT was designed and created for independent feature films and television broadcasts. While a number of techniques exist for the conversion of 2D imagery to 3D stereoscopic, Disrupted's DAPT stood as unique and innovative for its depth analysis process.
The DAPT project was concluded in 2014 to allow the team to focus on the further development of ctalyst®