Please note, I will be updating this post (writing a new post, actually) with a lot more streamlined process in the near future.
This post is really for the 3D production class at IU, but other folks may like to read it as well, enjoy. These examples are based on Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and footage from our Sony XDCAM EX3 cameras. I'll go over the setup and export settings for making intermediate files suitable for packing into a 3D DCP (digital cinema package) that we'll screen at the IU Cinema on May 1st.
First, a general overview. To pack a DCP we need to get the picture and sound essences of your movie. In the case of a 3D movie with stereo sound, there are four essences: Left Eye frame sequence, Right Eye frame sequence, Left audio, Right audio. The frame sequences are high quality image files, usually in the DPX image format, that will fit the 2K image container and run at a rate of 24 true frames per second. The audio files are monaural WAV files with a sample rate of 48 kHz, and a bit rate of 24.
- Go into the copied sequences and select all of your stereo container sequences
- Enable multi-camera on these sequences
- Use multi-camera 1 for the Left master edit copy (MC1)
- Use multi-camera 2 for the Right master edit copy (MC2)
Once you have your left and right 2K container sequences setup, you'll be ready to export your DPX sequence.
Once you have all of these files ready to go, we can pack a digital cinema package.