It has been a heck of a month for 3D announcements. Comcast carried The Final Destination in 3D on the day of its DVD release. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) seemed all about 3D. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) issued a report on 3D TV. The program recently posted for next month’s Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Tech Retreat includes not only a 3D-in-the-Home “supersession” but also other presentations on such issues as 3D gaming, 3D projection, 3D vision, and, from Adobe, 3D video stabilization. Electronic Engineering Times (EET) ran a story on January 21 about an agreement between France’s CEA-Leti and U.S. firm R3Logic “to develop 3D design methodologies for consumer and wireless applications.” And Computerworld on January 27 talked about 3D video graphics chips moving from games to medical imaging.
What does it all mean? That’s the sort of question one might ask after reading the front page of a newspaper, one carrying perhaps a dozen stories on different topics, because the 3D discussed in the above paragraph also covers multiple topics, not all of them associated with depth perception. More »Tags: 3d, 3d glasses, 3D TV, 3dtv, active-shutter, Adobe, American Paper Optics, AnaChrome, anaglyph, Business Week, CES, ChromaDepth, chromostereopsis, chromostereoscopic, ColorCode, Comcast, Communications Research Centre, Computerworld, Curtin University, Depth Enhanced Video, Digital Optical Television Systems, Discovery HD, EE Times, Final Destination, flicker vision, Fox, Fraunhofer Institut, GEForce, Hollywood Post Alliance, holography, HPA, immersive media, integral television, ITU, KMQ, LeaVision, lenticular, live holography, multi-view, NG3D, NHK, NICT, NVidia, over-under, Panoramic stereoscopic, polarized, Prisma-Chrome, prismatic glasses, Pulfrich, RabbitHoles, Rolling Stones, side-by-side, SMPTE, Steel Wheels, Stereographics, stereoscopic, Thomas Edwards, Tournament of Roses, TrioScopics, ultra-high-definition, VH1, Vision III, wiggle vision, wobble stereoscopy