3-D Mini Camera Rig


HinesLab 3-D Mini Camera Rig



       A dual-camera 3-D Mini Camera Rig developed by Steve Hines, with independent interaxial and convergence adjustments, shown with Silicon Imaging SI-2K cameras.  The 3-D Mini Rig avoids the usual 50% light loss associated with typical 50/50 beamsplitters.  Compared to typical dual-camera rigs, 3-D photography can be done with the 3-D Mini Rig using half the light, half the heat on the actors, and half the electrical generators, saving cost.  


3-D Mini Rig Features:

  1. Interaxial range: 0.5 – 4.5 inches.  
  2. Convergence range:  inf. – 4 feet.  
  3. Independent Interaxial and Convergence adjustments.   
  4. Motorized or manual convergence adjustment.  
  5. Manual interaxial adjustment.  
  6. Interaxial and Convergence indicators.  
  7. Longitudinal-camera-position adjustment to optimize lens FOV.  
  8. Video-monitor attachment points.  
  9. Quick-release camera attachment.  
  10. Choice of 12V power by cable or rechargeable on-board battery.  
  11. Pitch adjustment.  
  12. Weight: approx. 7 lbs.  


U.S. Pat. 7,948,515

U.S. Pat. 8,228,373

For engineering consulting, or to discuss technology licenses, please contact Steve Hines at:



Glendale, California, USA
ph. 818-507-5812
email: Steve@HinesLab.com