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Viewing 3D on a 2D Set

Viewing 3D on a 2D Set | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how you can watch 3D content on a 2D set? Dr Geoff Ogram explains ‘freeviewing’ and the difference between cross eye and parallel viewing.

 

Do you remember those Magic Eye pictures? By adjusting the way you looked at the specially encoded pictures, a 3D image would emerge. It is a way of seeinmg a 3D image on a regular 2D medium without having to wear glasses. When viewing 3D video on YouTube, one of the options is no-glasses where the viewer can switch between cross-eyed and parallel to see a 3D effect without glasses using the similar viewing method to Magic Eye.

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NanoTech Entertainment Announces NanoFlix3D 3D User Interface Technology

NanoTech Entertainment Announces NanoFlix3D 3D User Interface Technology | TechWatch | Scoop.it

NanoTech Entertainment today announced it has completed its development of a new proprietary technology, NanoFlix3D.

 

NanoTech Media, the IPTV division of NanoTech Entertainment, is now offering content providers and publishers a unique set of tools for the creation of fully immersion 3D TV Channels and Smart TV apps. NanoFlix3D is now available on the Roku IPTV platform, and will be available on Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV as well as several other platforms.

 

NanoTech Media has the only fully immersive 3D user interface available on the Roku platform. The proprietary system provides users with a continuous 3D experience from the moment the channel is launched. Unlike other so called 3D channels, users don’t have to toggle their TV back and forth between 2D mode and 3D mode every time they use the menu to select 3D content for viewing.

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Full HD glasses free 3D available soon says Dolby

Full HD glasses free 3D available soon says Dolby | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Roland Vlaicu, Dolby, is telling the industry that full HD glasses free 3D does not need to wait, as the company pushes its platform agnostic, backwards compatible Dolby 3D solution.

 

There has been a focus of the potential of Dolby 3D for glasses free 3D solutions but it is a group of algorithms that would work with glasses based systems too. The company is currently talking to chip manufacturers, broadcasters and TV hardware companies to embed Dolby 3D codecs for the delivery of full HD 3D to any 3D display.


In this interview, we aim to discover how Dolby 3D can deliver a high enough quality experience and what evidence supports the notion that 3D will take off if the glasses could be chucked out of the equation.

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Meet the Nimble-Fingered Interface of the Future

Meet the Nimble-Fingered Interface of the Future | TechWatch | Scoop.it
A startup uses 3-D cameras to keep track of hands and fingers, enabling more complex gesture control.

 

Microsoft's Kinect, a 3-D camera and software for gaming, has made a big impact since its launch in 2010. Eight million devices were sold in the product's first two months on the market as people clamored to play video games with their entire bodies in lieu of handheld controllers. But while Kinect is great for full-body gaming, it isn't useful as an interface for personal computing, in part because its algorithms can't quickly and accurately detect hand and finger movements.

 

Now a San Francisco-based startup called 3Gear has developed a gesture interface that can track fast-moving fingers. Today the company will release an early version of its software to programmers. The setup requires two 3-D cameras positioned above the user to the right and left.

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World’s first 2160p glasses free 3D TV

World’s first 2160p glasses free 3D TV | TechWatch | Scoop.it

3D Focus can reveal that Stream TV Networks will announce a high resolution 4K glasses free 3D TV suitable for the home at IFA.

 

At 13.30 in Berlin, the Philadelphia based company will talk about the Ultra-D 2160p – an autostereoscopic 60” 3D TV that multiple people can watch without any viewing restrictions. Unlike rival displays, there are no ‘jumps’ in the 3D effect when a viewer moves his or her head.

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3D Contact Lenses are Being Designed

3D Contact Lenses are Being Designed | TechWatch | Scoop.it

We may soon be able to watch 3D movies without the need for 3D glasses or autostereoscopic displays. This is because researchers are at work designing contacts that offer 3D capabilities. However, the research is being done using military funding so don't expect them to become part of the mainstream anytime soon.

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Glasses free 3D displays make way to market

Glasses free 3D displays make way to market | TechWatch | Scoop.it

CES report: Autostereoscopic displays point the way forward for the 3DTV industry but the technology is far from mature, writes Adrian Pennington.


There are several glasses-free 3DTV displays at CES, among them a commercial launch of Stream TV’s Ultra-D technology in Q2. The company, which makes software and firmware for autostereoscopic displays, says it is has already signed deals with a consumer electronics brand to embed the Ultra-D technology in its sets.

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HDHD Fury4 Specs : transform your 2D display/projector into a 3D one

HDHD Fury4 Specs : transform your 2D display/projector into a 3D one | TechWatch | Scoop.it

- Add 3D to ANY TV, Monitor, Proj (even 60hz TV !)

- Display HDMI content on Digital and/or Analog display

- 3Dfury can output in both Digital and Analog Video/Audio simultaneously !

- Double and Triple frame 1080p24 material up to 1080p72

- 3D mode output up to 720p144

- Dual projectors setup using two 3Dfury modules and passive glasses.

- 7.1 Dolby® True HD & DTS Master Audio

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BBC R&D White Paper : RE@CT - Immersive production and delivery of interactive 3D content

This paper describes the aims and concepts of the FP7 RE@CT project. Building upon the latest advances in 3D capture and free-viewpoint video RE@CT aims to revolutionise the production of realistic characters and significantly reduce costs by developing an automated process to extract and represent animated characters from actor performance capture in a multiple camera studio.

 

The key innovation is the development of methods for analysis and representation of 3D video to allow reuse for real-time interactive animation. This will enable efficient authoring of interactive characters with video quality appearance and motion.

 

This paper was presented at the NEM Summit, Istanbul, 16-18th October 2012.

The slides shown during the presentation are included as an appendix.

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New glasses free 3D tablet to launch in 2013

New glasses free 3D tablet to launch in 2013 | TechWatch | Scoop.it

The NEO3DO Android tablet features an 8” 1280 x 768 resolution glasses free 3D touch display, 1GB of RAM, a front (0.3 Megapixel) and rear (2.0 Megapixel) camera, a gravity acceleration sensor and Wi-Fi connection.

 

The screen uses lenticular LCD technology to support 3D viewing which can be 3D image formats such as JPEG 3D and MPO – 3D and 3D video formats such as MPO video, JPG (L/R Interleaving) and Side-by-Side so YouTube 3D video can be watched without glasses.

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DaVinci 3D Shows Preview of its VOD 3DTV Roku Internet Channel : First No Glasses “Real” 3DTV Consumer Ready, Now.

DaVinci 3D Shows Preview of its VOD 3DTV Roku Internet Channel : First No Glasses “Real” 3DTV Consumer Ready, Now. | TechWatch | Scoop.it

DaVinci 3D ROKU Channel Rocks 3D Summit with 3D Auto Conversion and AS3D Breakthrough.

 

DaVinci 3D premiered their line of AS3D hardware and software advancements at the 3D Entertainment Summit in LA. They debuted their Auto Stereoscopic 3DTV, glasses free small screen LCD television package which included 2D/3D content conversion and a Sneak preview of their ROKU 3D Channel.

 

Da Vinci 3D, founder and CEO Stephen Blumenthal stated, “DaVinci 3D’s mission is to bring to the consumer market the first “ REAL 3DTV”. DaVinci 3D has the only Broadcast Quality, AS3D with adjustable depth controls, visual comfort, no viewing restrictions and operating as a seamless replacement for HDTV. By marrying classical 3D optics with PC processing, we have created the next generation in 3DTV.”

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New Soliddd glasses free 3D tech could be a game-changer

New Soliddd glasses free 3D tech could be a game-changer | TechWatch | Scoop.it

The company’s CTO, Richard A. Muller, is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley and he created the ‘Soliddd equation” after years of research. From what 3D Focus has seen, this lenticular based system vastly improves on what is available now with sharp pictures, huge depth and wider viewing zones. This is due to a greater understanding of the optics according to Neal Weinstock, the Chief Executive Officer.


“We soon discovered the other lenses in the world had been highly inaccurate. Nobody realised just how good autostereo displays can be and so people were not trying to manufacture as accurately as they should be doing.” he told us.


The system offers a 10 degree viewing angle repeated several times across the overall viewing cone. Neal tells us that they have the capability to offer more views than others. Most offer eight or nine views but Soliddd’s close up lens typically has 60 views. These extra views can be used for both movement and depth simultaneously.

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New Technique Could Lead to Glasses-Free 3-D in Theaters

New Technique Could Lead to Glasses-Free 3-D in Theaters | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Watching 3-D movies generally means suffering through two things: crappy plotlines that favor spectacle over substance and the need to wear some annoying, dorky glasses. Scientists may have solved one of these frustrations. (You might be able to guess which.)

 

Researchers in South Korea have created a new method that would allow moviegoers to simply sit down and start watching a 3-D movie with no extra gear necessary. The research was published today in Optics Express.

 

The new method would allow movie theaters to keep their projectors where they’ve always been, behind the audience, and uses fairly simple optical technology. A special array sits in front of the projector and polarizes its light. A filter covering the screen then obscures different vertical regions of the screen, like the slats of venetian blinds. Each of your eyes, sitting at a slightly different angle, has some of the screen blocked and some of the screen visible. The movie has the right-eye and left-eye images interleaved in vertical columns with one another. The trick then is to have the light visible to your left eye contain the left-eye pixels and vice versa for the right eye.

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3D Now Shows its 3D Now Theater External 3D Processor for 2D TVs and Projectors at ISE 2012

3D Now Shows its 3D Now Theater External 3D Processor for 2D TVs and Projectors at ISE 2012 | TechWatch | Scoop.it

3D Now LLC is proud to introduce 3D Now Theater, the world’s first External 3D Processor for 2D TV’s and Projectors. The 3D Now Theater is a non-anaglyphic frame-sequential stereoscopic processor that generates a true, high quality 3D viewing experience up to 1080p resolution on almost any 2D display, including those that operate at only 50-60hz.

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Sensics Natalia, un casque 3D immersif sous Android 4.0

Sensics Natalia, un casque 3D immersif sous Android 4.0 | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Nouvelle concurrence pour Sony qui ne sera bientôt plus la seule marque à proposer des lunettes 3D immersives puisque que Sensics vient de présenter son casque Natalia doté d’un double écran OLED à connecter à vos consoles, votre PC, votre téléphone ou encore votre lecteur bluray pour regarder vos films préférés. Contrairement aux modèle HMZ-T1 de Sony, Natalia offre une résolution de 1280 x 1024 pixels et n’est pas simple écran puisqu’il est doté d’un processeur dual-core 1,2Ghz, de 1Go de RAM, d’un slot SD, du Wi-Fi, du Bluetooth et tourne sous Android 4.0.

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Meduza 4K stereoscopic camera system

Meduza 4K stereoscopic camera system | TechWatch | Scoop.it

The Meduza is the first stereoscopic camera system, to allow the user to shoot at BEYOND 4K resolution in each eye view.

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