There are a number of DVDs floating about that have the two 3d shorts in field-sequential format. Does anyone know the source of these copies?
I am used to seeing the anaglyph versions of the Stooges' 3d efforts - "Pardon my Backfire" is barely watchable, and "Spooks!" (the version I'm used to, anyway) is a really bad 2d conversion complete with fake-3d print damage. For years, I accepted the fact that the only way I would ever see these films was by way of the existing anaglyph coversions.
Just today, however, I managed to get hold of the field- sequential DVD and I am quite happy with the 3d effect. While there is a marked lack of resolution in the picture quality department (a side-effect of the process, as well as generational dubbing and mpeg compression) the overall "feel" of the films is very pleasing with a great amount of spatial depth and the occasional image that pops out of the screen. There is also the occasional splice, scratch and even video dropout which indicates that the elements for the DVD were sourced from analogue tape at some point.
I'd just like to know if these films were ever broadcast in field-sequential format or if some chucklehead spent a heap of time compiling the video elements.
Thanks for looking,
PS. I just realized that this is my first post. I've been checking in on the forums for over a year and haven't said anything! I'm not anti-social, I swear it!