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3D edit problems
on April 29, 2014
As a 3D title, I have to comment about the quality of the 3D. The interaxial was very poorly handled in many places, ie the stars outside the space ship appear inside the space ship, interplanetary debris conflicted with where other debris was located, and the live filming 3D of interviews of scientists gave me a headache. As you will see when you remove your glasses, the left and right images are severely out of alignment, ie higher or lower than the other, and L twisted relative to the R. These are things easily rectified in post production and it seems as though this is a stereo roughcut, ie these refinements were not made before final output.
I was not aware this was made for TV content, and the commercial breaks and very sensationalised soundtrack detracts for me from the wonder of the content, but that is my taste in film making. However that may be better for the younger audience. My daughter was engaged except for the painful unaligned stereo which hurt her eyes to and compelled us to switch to 2D.
As far as the story content, yes these are well described, more recent discoveries of wonders in our solar system, which are humbling and amazing. The depiction of the sun in 3D from the stereo images (real, not re-created) captured by dual satellites, is terrific.
So a very reserved review. very inconsistent and at times painful 3D, but seeing the sun in 3D was redeeming. I think they should just do a good final stereo edit and re-issue.