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Next we will setup how to send the signal to the Sony Production 3D monitors with SDI inputs (LMD4251TD)


Make sure the Thunderbolt cable is connected to the Ultra Studio 3D

Make sure the Thunderbolt cable is plugged into the IMac

Then go to the >Apple >System Preferences

Desktop Video Setup

Make sure the UltraStudio is being seen by the computer

Audio change to XLR
Change your sound output to Blackmagic Audio

From the Composer Select Project Window choose

New Project

The Initial Project Screen will open. Here is where you choose where you create and save new projects. Click on the "Folder" to select where to save your new projects also how to navigate to already existing projects.

Navigate to the hard drive and folder that you want AVID to access and save new projects

You can look at the path where AVID will be accessing projects once you select the folder

Now click on the "New Project" button

Title the project

Format should be 1080/23.976

1920 x 1080


Stereoscopic: FULL


Click OK

Select your newly created project and click OK

Make a new bin and call it Left and Right Eyes

Next Link to the 3D footage

Go to >Tools>Source Browser


Navigate to your footage folder that you want to link to

Make sure you wait till Media Processing completes before you link

Clips will load into the BIn but we need to setup the stereoscopic columns and settings for the Bin!

Very Important!!

Bin>Choose Columns

Choose All/None so that "None" settings are selected

Next choose all the S3D settings available.


Optional - You may also choose other columns that you want to add.

Save as a bin setting to save time to use throughout your project


Click on the bin settings and select "Save As"

Save Bin setting as 3D Bin Settings or whatever you choose



Click OK

Now you can select the 3D settings on any bin in the future

Next look at the "S3D channel " Make sure it states Left eye or Right eye

Make sure the root name of the clips is the same.
Followed by -L or –R or
Left or Right





Select all the clips in the Master Clips bin and

choose to Populate S3D Group Name automatically – this only works if you have left, right after the same clip root name.

If you get this error then you names are not correct on the master clips. Double check the root names match

And then you might have to do this step matching pairs at a time. Ex: only do Scene 25B Take 5 Left and Right – Then S3d names should populate.

Make sure the .S3D Group names are all populated

Select all your clips in the bin to Consolidate

Go to >Clip
>Consolidate/Transcode


Choose to "Consolidate"



Pick a drive to save the files to under the
"Video/Data" setting

Choose the "Skip media already on the target drive"

Click "Consolidate" to start processing of .mxf rewrap

After the process is complete, new master clips are created in the bin that point to the "Consolidated" media.
At this point, you can take your original media offline by unmounting the AMA folder containing the source media. Select File > Unmount.

Choose to Relink Master Clips to media on the target drive


Click OK

If your clips won't consolidate then use transcode

Choose target video resolution DNxHD 175 MXF

Select a hard drive to transcode the files to and then click on Transcode

After the clips are either consolidated or transcoded you will see a difference in the file icon type

Linked will have the chainlink icon and a master clip will not

You will want to use the Linked file

Select all the clips you want to make into stereo files


Right click and choose >Stereoscopic>Create Stereoscopic Clips

Chose a Bin to save the stereoscopic clips






Match all the settings in this frame grab


Name new clips using S3D Clip Name

Leading Eye is Left and sync clips using Source Timecode

Create audio from default TC Contributor
Click OK

Use the stereo clip for editing

Set up the Sony LMD4251TD 3D monitor

Turn on the monitor

Will turn green when on

Use the Up, Down and Enter keys to navigate menus

Blackmagic 3D hardware put the Sony LMD425 into side by side mode


Go to User Config Menu (enter) then go to 3D setting (enter)
Signal Format (enter) change from side by side to
Dual (enter)

Then go to 3D signal Format and change to Dual

Choose side by side mode

Put on the glasses and edit