FreshDV has a discussion on 3D with David Newman from Cineform, embedded below. While 3D may be more of a niche in the end, there is interest in it now. For other background see Stereoscopic 3D resources for After Effects and Downloads for stereo 3D.
Also, here's an excerpt from Adobe Conversations from the NAB Show Floor at PVC, by Dave Helmly aka DavTechTable, who's working a full workflow video on 3D:
Attendee commenting on 3D:
“I had no idea Adobe had a 3D workflow for Premiere Pro and After Effects. Being able to render effects and transitions and keep those processes as true Left and Right eye (Stereo) on a single timeline has a leg up on the competition. Their Export process was clean and simple, the whole process was really not that much different than editing standard video.”
The credit here really needs to go to the mind-blowing development team at Cineform who always seem to keep Adobe Premiere one-step ahead in the latest high-tech trend in video. They’ve been a longtime developer partner for us and know our SDK inside out. Their new CS5 NEO3D plug-in works fantastic in 64 bit. I’ve been working on our 3D CS5 workflow story for while now with Cineform and I must say that what Cineform brings to Premiere and After Effects arrived just in time for all of the new 3D content that needs to be created to support the new 3D channels launching soon. This is a MUST SEE at NAB (I suggest heading to Cineform or NVIDIA to see it in 3D), as the attendee noticed, you can render the timeline in left and right eye in a single pass. Other workflows require you to export each eye separately and then Mux them back together and re-import--not fun!
Premiere does all of this in 1 step. You can even edit in CS5 with your 3D glasses on.I’ve been testing different monitoring solutions ranging from NVIDIA 3D VISION Active glasses (very clear) and various Passive 3D display monitors. (If you saw me on the plane coming to NAB , then you saw me with my paper anaglyph glasses from Shark Week a few years ago editing 3D in CS5 on my laptop). Cineform supports switching to and from all these modes including AJA SDI support. Cineform even has our Titler working in 3D!
I recently setup my first 3D Stereo camera rig using a pair of Canon cameras to shoot my hometown of Annapolis Maryland in 3D. I worked through the simple Cineform NEO 3D and CS5 workflow switching LUTs on the fly and was sold on the future of what 3D video will bring to the CS5 Editor. This is first new high-tech feature that can be used in a wide range of areas ranging from an event video to a Kiosk in a local mall or car dealership to broadcast and film. Seeing my footage in 3D that was shot hours before changed my opinion of this market entirely. There is money to made here for any editor looking for a leg up on the competition. Watch for a full workflow video coming to Adobe TV or my YouTube Channel (DAVTechTABLE).