Most of the 3D you see in theaters now is converted 3D. That is, the movie is filmed in 2D and then converted into 3D. Makes a sloppy mess in my opinion, especially after seeing how beautiful a movie shot in 3D looks like after watching "Avatar" on the big screen.
And it looks as though Hollywood is catching on about making 3D actually bearable as Market Saw reports that the Arri Alexa Pace camera system (which was used to film "Avatar") will be used to "Transformers 3," as confirmed by Vince Pace, who helped create the camera. Pace also points out that "Resident Evil: Afterlife," "TRON: Legacy," Martin Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret" and an unnamed "big Disney film" will also be using his camera system for 3D.
Hopefully the Pace 3D cameras work well for Bay and the rest of the production and we at least get a "Transformers 3" that looks good in terms of action and effects, since the storylines and dialogue have not been the franchise’s strong point. So for the time being, Transformers fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
However, let's keep in mind that we're dealing with Michael Bay -- no reason to get too excited just yet. And I'm not planning on catching this in theaters after losing brain cells from "Revenge of the Fallen," so this news doesn't really affect me since I might wind up catching the flick on a rented DVD.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: UGO Movie Blog, Screen Rant, First Showing, Cinematical