1d. Optional: Create a camera stabilizer by placing
the flash bars end to end and attaching them to the
bottom of the twin-camera bar with the handgrips
pointed upward (Figure D).
1e. Remove the cameras from the bar. Insert blank
tapes and charged batteries. Place the cameras
back on the bar. Use velcro to attach the 3D LANC
Master to the rig (Figure E).
1f. Connect the 3D LANC Master cable to the
cameras’ LANC ports (Figure F). Power up the
Handycams, use the 3D LANC Master’s controls to
reset the cameras and get them in sync, and you’re
all set to record.
TIP: If you can’t get a 3D LANC Master, you can still
shoot 3D video with your twin camcorders. Use a
dog training clicker to make a sync “pop” on your
soundtrack. In editing, you can use the clicker peaks on
the audio tracks to align the videos. Just be aware that
on long takes your scenes may drift out of sync.
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2. Make the live 3D video monitor.
2a. Open the case of one of the LCD monitors.
First, use a small flat-head screwdriver to pop the
rubber feet out of their holes, and remove the 4
Phillips-head screws from the case; 2 of these are
under the hinge, so rotate the hinge until you see
the rubber feet. Make sure to note which screws go
where, as they are different sizes (Figure G).
2b. Carefully separate the 2 halves of the case.
Remove the 2 Phillips screws holding down the
printed circuit board (PCB) below the screen
(Figure H). Very carefully flip over the PCB. Locate
the LCD timing controller chip, a 64-pin IC marked
“PVI-1004C.” Using a magnifier, find pin 62 and
follow its trace to a small board-mounted resistor.
Carefully solder a short piece of wire from this
resistor to the ground point on the PCB, next to
the ribbon connector (Figure I).
2d. Using the thinnest flat-head precision screwdriver,
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2c. Close up the case, replacing the screws and