Monthly Archive: July 2013

3D+2D TV: A 3D display that’s watchable without glasses, without ghosting

This makes no sense: 3D+2D TV: A 3D display that’s watchable without glasses, without ghosting | ExtremeTech. You could wear a pair of glasses with the same polarized lens in both the left and right eyes and you’d see just one of the images. Or you could wear a pair of LCD shutter glasses that turns the left and right eye lenses open simultaneously, so you see just one of the images....

Nokia said to invest in Pelican Imaging, possible 3D applications

Nokia to invest in ‘array’ mobile cameras that use small lenses to capture big images. Pelican’s imaging system uses and array of tiny sensors that, like the Lytro cameras, enables focusing to be adjusted after a picture is taken. The camera is acquiring depth information which could be used to create stereoscopic 3D images. Nokia’s interest implies this technology could becoming to smart phones in the future.

Is 3D delayed again until 4K TV comes out?

Fujifilm has officially discontinued the Fujifilm 3D W3 still camera. This is the last of their 3D cameras. (See http://3d.coldstreams.com/?p=2264)  The W3 continues to be available as they ship from inventory; the Amazon new price has fallen to about $160. Panasonic has also discontinued sales of the Lumix 3D1 except for a large quantity of Japanese language-only versions being sold through numerous electronics distributors in Japan and on EBay and Amazon. I own one...

Fujifilm 3D W3 camera has been officially discontinued

If you are using the Chrome browser, you can go to the Japanese language Fujifilm page of discontinued products and select “Translate” at the top of the browser window. The Fujifilm W3 was officially discontinued in May of 2013. At this time, there appear to no longer be any major vendors producing any 3D still cameras. 3D enthusiasts can still buy the W3 from inventory (price has fallen to about $160,...

Glasses-Free 3D products planned for early 2014

Dolby and Philips are working to get their Dolby 3D glasses-free development into products in early 2014. …. Monetization of 3D content at home is on hold until 3D at home will not require glasses, that is why we are investing in it.” via Glasses-Free 3D Tech Makers Forge Ahead Despite Setbacks.

Sky TV remains committed to #3D

Sky 3D now in half a million homes. While ESPN 3D is ending, and BBC 3D is taking a break, Sky 3D says they remain committed to 3D programming and broadcasting. Sky points out they’ve “shown more live events than the sports-only ESPN channel has”. They note that TV manufacturers say excellent quality and affordable glasses free 3D TVs will be available in 2-4 years.  And from what I have seen...

BBC to take 3 year hiatus from producing 3D shows

The BBC says the upcoming Dr Who special will be the last 3D project from the BBC for three years. Except another BBC announcement coming right after that is the BBC will broadcast Wimbledon in 3D. Whatever! The BBC says watching 3D is too much of a hassle for many viewers, particularly with  having to wear 3D glasses. A related problem is there are not that many 3D TVs in use...