Variety.com reports that
A key shot had looked fine in 2D, but 3D conversion had turned a pleasing amount of film grain into sizzling clusters of digital blocks. When stereo supervisor Chris Parks attacked the problem with the usual de-noising tools, the image became dark and mushy.
The solution came from an unexpected quarter: RealD. The 3D projection company has expanded its tech offerings in new directions, and its innovations have Hollywood excited.
“They’re working on laser projection as well, reducing speckle, and basically creating stunning images,” says director James Cameron. “I’m very excited about how my ‘Avatar’ sequels are going to be presented because of the advances that RealD are continuing to make.”
DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg says, “We have a very good collaboration between our tech folks and theirs, most importantly with the R&D side.”