3D-News Archive November 2009

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SENSIO and CyberLink Join Forces to Integrate SENSIO 3D into the PowerDVD Videoplayer
3D-News Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 (15:32 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

SENSIO Technologies Inc. ("SENSIO"), the inventor of the SENSIO® 3D technology, and CyberLink signed a letter of intent to integrate SENSIO's software solution, the S3D software decoder, into Cyberlink's PowerDVD videoplayer. PowerDVD is the leading DVD, Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD movie player software application, chosen by top-brand PCs and optical disc drives purchased by consumers and businesses around the world. The all new SENSIO and CyberLink solution will enable consumers to view movies on their computer in 3D and will be on demonstration as early as January at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, at the SENSIO stand (S20931).

"We are delighted to work with SENSIO to deliver the next generation of home entertainment on CyberLink's industry leading video playback application, PowerDVD," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "By leveraging SENSIO's advance 3D technologies within PowerDVD we are able to enhance the movie watching experience and offer consumers another dimension for enjoying DVDs and Blu-ray movies."

“SENSIO is a company of firsts – it was the first to do live 3D broadcasts, to present a Full 3D HD solution and to have its format standardized. We are very pleased to cooperate with CyberLink, the PC digital multimedia development leader. This agreement is another step that confirms our momentum in the consumer electronics market and that moves us closer to our objective of becoming the de facto standard for PC platforms, playstations and 3D televisions,” explains Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Both companies are committed to work together in promoting their new solution with studios and standardization bodies. The letter of intent also provides for both companies to pursue their joint promotional efforts at upcoming trade fairs.

CyberLink PowerDVD 9, the latest in the award winning PowerDVD series, brings uncompromising HD movie playback for Blu-ray Disc and other leading HD formats, DVD enhancement features, high-definition audio support, animated browsing and a many other groundbreaking features to the PC.

The S3D decoder or the "SENSIO Stereoscopic Software Decoder" is a software version of the SENSIO® 3D decoder which has been sold for some years on the consumer electronics market. The new SENSIO® 3D software application can be integrated into any videoplayer software and allows for the display of 3D contents on a computer equipped with a 2D or 3D screen.

Cinema Park Network brings the Voyage Terminal attraction to timeless Jerusalem
3D-News Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 (11:01 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Cinema Park Network launched its worldwide entertainment platform, "Voyage Terminal", in the three‐thousand year old city. Equipped with stereoscopic 3D projection, moving seats and special effects, Voyage Terminal offers 25 minute edutainment movie-voyages to various exciting destinations: outer space, the oceans, cities and countries, and even inside the human body or back in time.

The visitors buy tickets designed as boarding cards to journeys to different destinations. The attraction's décor simulates an airport terminal, complete with flight attendants, an online departures board and lighthearted "security" announcements.

The first 2 voyage experiences available at the Voyage Terminal are "India in Motion" and "Time Elevator Jerusalem". "India in Motion" is a cultural and geographic 3D journey through the history of India. Before the voyage, each visitor receives a boarding card, 3D glasses and a headset. Acclaimed Bollywood star Anupam Kher ("Bend it like Beckham") plays a seemingly‐ordinary shopkeeper, who takes a bewildered tourist on a unique guided tour through India with his special time machine, and helps him make sense of its diverse history.

"Time Elevator Jerusalem", a cultural ride to ancient Jerusalem, is hosted by Haim Topol, a Broadway and movie star known best for his role in the musical "Fiddler on the Roof". This ride was first launched at the Millennium Village at Epcot Center, Disney World, Orlando. In honor of the voyage themes, The Voyage Terminal launch ceremony was attended by Mr. Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to Israel, and Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem.

Mr. Sarna said he has always considered the personal relationships between the members of the two nations to be of the utmost importance, and was very pleased that Voyage Terminal allows visitors to meet India and its people. Mr. Barkat said he supports Voyage Terminal as part of his vision to bring culture, education and entertainment to the city.

Cinema Park Network founder, Mr. Ori Yardeni, also known as the Storiteller (www.storiteller.com), said he is thrilled to offer the public the opportunity to go places they might never see otherwise. "Today we'll take you to India or Jerusalem, next month you can fly with migrating birds to Africa, and then you can tour the insides of you own body. You couldn't buy a plane ticket to that destination anywhere else", said Yardeni. Similar Voyage Terminals are offered to the public in other ends of the world, in the busiest shopping malls and tourist spots.

3D@Home Consortium Announces Products for 3D Industry Professionals
3D-News Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (21:14 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

The 3D@Home Consortium, dedicated to speeding the advancement of 3D technology into the home, announced the release of two documents, ST4-01 3D Glossary and ST4-02 3D Technology Family Tree Poster. Each of these documents represents the first efforts of their kind in defining and documenting emerging technologies that enable 3D to the home. The two documents are geared toward industry professionals and are the work-product of the consortium's Steering Team 4 (ST4), tasked with identifying issues around 3D displays and associated hardware and lead by Chris Chinnock of Insight Media. The 3D@Home Consortium is making these documents available to 3D industry professionals to provide a common framework for communication and facilitate industry advancement

The terms included in the 3D Glossary represent a comprehensive listing of the terminology used in the technology and business of 3D. Chinnock notes, "The document provides more up-to-date and accurate definitions than any other source since it was developed from inputs provided by 3D@Home members who represent all aspects of the 3D supply chain from content creation to display." Industry professionals will find the 3D Glossary an authoritative and useful reference tool in communicating regarding technical issues and products. The glossary is available via the consortium's website.

The 3D Technology Family Tree poster is a graphical representation of the relationships between 3D display technologies and the eyewear needed, if any. The poster was originally released as an insert to the Motion Imaging Journal of the Society for Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and is also now available for purchase via the internet. "The 3D Technology Family Tree poster is a 'must have' on the office wall of the stereoscopic industry professional and those looking to explore the field," notes Ethan Schur, co-chair of the consortium's promotion team and vice president at TDVision.

Tatung & Magnetic 3D Ink Exclusivity Deal to Deliver 'Glasses-Free' 3D Gaming Solutions to Casinos Worldwide
3D-News Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (19:43 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Magnetic 3D and Tatung Company of the Americas announced an exclusive partnership to develop turn-key, interactive and immersive glasses-free 3D display solutions for the casino gaming market. These solutions will allow casino game manufacturers to develop new games from the ground up and/or up-date their current line-up of popular games to incorporate Magnetic 3D's revolutionary “Enabl3D” format , allowing end-users the opportunity to experience 3D content without the use of 3D eyewear.

Magnetic 3D’s Enabl3D technology offers game developers new revenue streams, and the opportunity to create entirely new 3D game concepts and 3D gaming experiences, while the technology is backwards compatible to support 2D games and content.

Magnetic 3D also announced its selection of Tatung as its US-based integration and engineering partner. Tatung will deliver an array of hardware solutions, from 3D gaming to digital signage, from its headquarters in Long Beach, CA.

"Working with best-of-breed partners has always been our mantra and Tatung is nothing short of the global leader in the electronics manufacturing industry," said Tom Zerega, co-Founder & CEO of Magnetic 3D. "Having Tatung’s engineering and production capabilities behind Magnetic 3D will allow us to focus on our core competencies - such as product development, marketing and support - and, as a result, allow us to deliver turn-key, end-to-end 3D solutions globally through various distribution channels en masse."

The companies will jointly unveil their debut glasses-free 3D display technology for slot machine gaming at G2E’s Global Gaming Expo. The showcase will include Magnetic 3D’s new Envolv™ product line, 22" 3D touch monitors that transform 2D slot machines into interactive 3D gaming experiences (3D integration required). Magnetic 3D will be on-site to demonstrate its technology’s 2D/3D seamless and side by side playback features and backwards compatibility with legacy 2D games.

The event will take place from November 17th-19th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 3D displays and Enabl3D technologies will be available for viewing in Booth 3010.

"We are very excited to announce our partnership with Magnetic 3D and proliferating their E3D technology in the gaming market," said Edward Chen Executive Vice President at Tatung. "We have already received very positive feedback from several gaming customers as well as orders on the overall solution. This points directly to the superior image quality of E3D Technology over other technologies, and the turn-key application support provided by the Magnetic 3D software integration team."

As 3D blockbusters continue to boost box offices sales, attract new audiences, and garner attention for the 3D medium, Magnetic 3D and Tatung believe that 3D slot games will translate into great rewards for casino gaming manufacturers.

NVIDIA Expands Award-Winning 3D Vision Technology to Notebook Market
3D-News Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (19:34 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Introduced earlier this year for desktop PCs, NVIDIA® 3D Vision(TM) technology instantly became the preferred 3D solution for playing computer games, watching movies, or viewing photographs in full resolution stereoscopic 3D. NVIDIA today, along with the world's leading PC manufacturers, notebook panel manufacturers, and content developers, is pleased to announce the expansion of the NVIDIA 3D Vision ecosystem to include high-definition notebook platforms that integrate advanced 120Hz 3D Vision-capable displays directly into the chassis for on-the-go 3D.

"We are extremely excited about bringing the first NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook to market," said PC Wang, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Notebook Business Unit, System Business Group at ASUS. "NVIDIA and ASUS have a passion for gaming and cutting-edge technology, and this is another example of how great companies working together can deliver awesome new platforms to our combined customers."

NVIDIA is leading a transformation of the PC gaming and entertainment experience from flat 2D to rich 3D worlds. NVIDIA 3D Vision technology is a combination of high-tech wireless glasses, a wide-range IR emitter, and advanced software that transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D experiences. More than 400 PC games work out of the box with NVIDIA 3D Vision, and recent games such as Resident Evil 5, Borderlands, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Star Trek D-A-C are providing gamers with truly immersive gaming experiences, complete with additional 3D cut scenes and out-of-screen visual effects -- which leading gaming publications are calling "impressive" and "truly a feast for the eyes."

"Resident Evil 5 garnered some of the best reviews we have ever seen, many of which extolled the virtues of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology," said Jun Takeuchi, General Manager of R&D Strategic Planning Department at Capcom. "Resident Evil 5 in true 3D presents an amazingly immersive gaming experience. We look forward to further collaboration with NVIDIA to bring PC gaming to the next 3D level."

NVIDIA has worked closely with display manufacturers, including CPT, LG, CMO, and Samsung, to bring state-of-the-art 120Hz 3D Vision-capable panels to notebook platforms. These new displays provide stellar 2D capability with crystal clear images, but also deliver flicker-free 3D, with support for high definition playback of 3D games, movies, and photographs.

"NVIDIA 3D Vision is by far the most immersive, highest quality, full-resolution stereoscopic 3D technology available today," said Ryan Chung, Chief Director of Notebook Business Unit of CPT. "This is an exciting time for users, who will finally be able to see their games, movies and pictures with true 3D depth."

"LG Display is planning to fully support NVIDIA 3D Vision technology with our next generation of 120Hz notebook panels," said David Choi, Vice President, LG Display.

"NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology provides the best 3D experience that we have seen, and we look forward to bringing this technology to market on notebook panels," said SH Moon, Vice President, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung LCD Division is fully behind NVIDIA's 3D Vision ecosystem."

With notebook displays available, PC manufacturers are eager to bring 3D Vision notebooks to market. Notebooks will include the 120Hz 3D Vision-capable panel and bundle 3D Vision active-shutter glasses. ASUS is readying the first ever NVIDIA 3D Vision notebook -- the ASUS G51J 3D -- for worldwide release in early December, followed by other OEMs in 2010, including Clevo and others.

"We look forward to bringing NVIDIA 3D Vision-capable notebooks to the market," said Stephen Chien, WW Sales and Marketing VP at Clevo. "The era of 3D is upon us, and immersive 3D gaming and movie-watching is indeed an exciting proposition."

"NVIDIA 3D Vision is the best 3D technology available today," said Vincent Sung, VP of Notebook Engineering team at MSI. "We are excited about developing new MSI notebooks that offer this awesome technology and bring 3D gaming and movies to the masses."

Singapore Pavilion at Asia Television Forum Goes Stereoscopic 3D
3D-News Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (19:33 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Brace yourself for a 3D experience when you visit the Singapore Pavilion at this year's Asia Television Forum (ATF), an event under the Asia Media Festival (AMF) from 2-4 December 2009 at Suntec City Convention Centre. For the first time, the Pavilion will feature Singapore's industry's shift towards nextgeneration production and post-production of stereoscopic 3D content and animation.

Themed 'Stereoscopic 3D and Beyond', companies like ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd and Widescreen Media Pte Ltd will showcase their end-to-end capabilities in 3D. For example, Widescreen will have a professional 3D rig set up to show a live preview, so visitors can see themselves in 3D.

"ST Electronics supports Singapore's aspirations to be a leading Asian hub in Digital Media. We are actively building our capability in 3D stereoscopic production. Taking this technology beyond the entertainment industry, our objective is to apply these 3D capabilities to provide more immersive and engaging experiences in our applications and offerings in simulation, animation, games and edutainment," said Mr Eric Chan, Senior Vice President/General Manager, ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems).

"Widescreen Media Pte Ltd is proud to work with MDA to showcase Stereoscopic 3D production at the Asian Television Forum. We believe this exhibition will promote greater awareness of how Stereoscopic 3D works, and demystify this new dimension of filmmaking for many produ cers," said Mr Ian Wee, Director of Widescreen Media.

Beyond 3D, the pavilion will also feature local media companies such as Scrawl Studios and Sparky animation promoting their content and services.

The ATF which is in its 10th edition, will bring together over 700 participating companies from more than 50 countries, including new sellers such as Discovery, HBO and Turner Entertainment. Confirmed buyers include The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia), Taiwan Television Enterprise, Trans World Associates Inc and many others. Nine country pavilions in all including new entries like Canada and Italy will be exhibiting.

This year's AMF is set to draw an estimated 5,000 broadcasters, buyers and sellers, distributors, financiers and producers. The eighth edition of the region's premier trade event will see new milestones in international collaboration and regulatory standards, and will serve as a platform for the discussion and exploration of new media trends.

"We are very pleased to be hosting the AMF in Singapore once again, and are encouraged by the consistent increase in international participation each year. Such strong industry interest in the Festival has translated into compelling business outcomes, with record sales generated at last year's event. I believe this reflects the region's confidence, diversity and dynamism in a trusted business environment like Singapore," said Ms Cassandra Tay, Director of Communications and Community & International Relations, MDA.

3D Comm to be Held at InfoComm June 9-11, 2010
3D-News Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 (17:54 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Insight Media and InfoComm International are teaming up to produce a new 3D event called 3D Comm. 3D Comm will be held during the regular exhibition hours at the world’s largest professional AV trade show, InfoComm 2010, running from June 9-11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

3D-Comm will consist of three elements:

  • 3D Technology Pavilion
  • 3D Technology Showcase
  • 3D Technology Seminars
The 3D Technology Pavilion includes dedicated exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, which will showcase a cluster of 3D exhibits and demonstrations. This will create a destination area for those interested in 3D products and services. Exhibitors of 3D content acquisition hardware and software, content management, compression and distribution of 3D display systems and other aspects of consumer and professional 3D can exhibit in this area.

The 3D Technology Showcase is a purpose-built area adjacent to the 3D Technology Pavilion area that will be used for themed, new, unique or special purpose 3D demonstrations. Those with a novel approach are encouraged to propose their ideas. Examples of concepts include a 3D classroom, a comparison of 3D technologies, a 3D public venue simulation or a 3D home theater.

The 3D Technology Seminars will be run outside the exhibition floor in a classroom setting. These 60-90 minute sessions will focus on providing unbiased information on many aspects of the 3D ecosystem, helping attendees gain critical knowledge about technology, markets, applications and uses of 3D. These will be taught by 3D experts and will be offered in a range of levels.

The 3D Pavilion and 3D Showcase are included in the InfoComm 2010 exhibits registration. The 3D Seminars will have an additional attendance fee.

"We think the timing is right for an event of this nature," noted Insight Media President Chris Chinnock. "There is much interest in 3D in theaters and in professional applications, and InfoComm dealers, designers and VARS cover these areas. They will need to know more about the trends in 3D, the business opportunities 3D will create and the best ways to capitalize on them. And, just as importantly, they will need practical hands-on experience in designing, building, installing and running 3D solutions. The comprehensive approach we have taken in developing the three aspects of this event is designed to deliver on this need.

Some of the preliminary topics for the 3D Technology Seminars include:
  • Basics of 3D Displays
  • Advanced 3D Displays
  • 3D Encoding and Signal Management
  • Creating 3D Content is Tricky - Tips, Guidelines and Stories from an Industry Expert
  • Using 3D in ProAV: When, Where and Why
  • Successful 3D Display Set Up
  • Mixing 2D and 3D Content
  • 3D in Professional Applications
  • 3D in the Home
"With modern applications in advertising, digital signage, architectural design, and in the medical sector, 3D is more than a passing fad – it is here to stay," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International. "InfoComm is pleased to be working with Insight Media to showcase the latest 3D technology, and providing our attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the technology behind what promises to be a driving force in the commercial display market and beyond."

3D Stereo MEDIA, a new international event fully dedicated to 3D
3D-News Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 (17:48 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

3D Stereo MEDIA will be held at the Convention Center of Liège, Belgium, on 1-3 Dec 2009. It consists of a "Festival" of 3D technology and a Festival of 3D films.

The 3D Technology Festival comprises a series of oral presentations covering all scientific, technical, and artistic aspects of 3D stereo (and beyond), complemented by scientific and technical posters. It also features an exhibit showing the state-of- the-art in many areas of 3D, in particular for 3D in the cinema and in the home (TV, games, phones, ...), for advertisement, and for communication,.

A unique, futuristic TV and cinema studio featuring 3D stereo systems will be operational throughout the event, featuring captation, transmission, and visualization. Well-known international experts will animate the event.

A variety of 3D short movies (fiction, documentaries, live events, sports, advertisements, ...) will also be shown at the Convention Center to the professionals.

The 3D Film festival, presided by Ben Stassen, the author the the well-known 3D movie "Fly Me To The Moon," will offer a wide variety of 3D movies accessible to the general public. Well-known feature films tracing the history of 3D cinema from "Chicken Little" to "Avatar" will be shown in some Kinepolis movie theaters of Liège, Brussels, and Antwerpen.

All details for professionals and others can be found at http://www.3dmedia2009.com

3D Film Factory Introduces First Affordable 3D Beam-Splitter Rig For Red One Cameras
3D-News Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 (17:44 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

3D Film Factory has released the first production-ready, cost-effective 3D camera system – the 3D-BS Pro Rig. This 3D beam-splitter rig was specifically designed for use with the Red One cameras, as well as, other larger, broadcast quality cameras. Its durable, precise configuration was developed with the guidance of veteran stereographers and award-winning filmmakers to provide a viable, affordable alternative to high-priced 3D rigs costing ten times as much.

"Up until now, there's only a few high-end facilities offering 3D rigs for Red One cameras and they're very expensive", said company president Karl Kozak. "So we set out to create a quality 3D Red system most filmmakers could afford. We're interested in proliferating 3D production by making it accessible. The result was the 3D-BS Pro Rig, a great 3D rig for the Reds, that shoots incredible 3D at a fraction of the cost."

The company's new 3D-BS (beam-splitter) Pro Rig allows users to manually adjust both the camera convergence settings (1° to 5°) and the inter-ocular (camera-to-camera) distances from 0" to 6". It's constructed of black anodized aluminum that's virtually indestructible, with a weight of approximately 32 lbs. Its durable frame adjusts to fit almost any pair of large-sized, broadcast quality cameras, including but not limited to; Red One, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Silicon Imaging and JVC.

At the center of the 3D rig is a piece of optically engineered, impurity-free, 50/50 beam-splitter glass, that's been optimized for a 45° angle. It's fully encased in a light-dampening, rugged plastic mirror box, that's completely detachable and secure. The housing and glass positioning are easily modifiable to accommodate almost any large-size camera model and/or lens. Finally, the entire 3D rig readily attaches to most professional tripod heads with the use of a simple supplied adapter.

The result is an inexpensive, robust 3D rig that makes 3D shooting both simple and precise. When combined with a real-time 3D viewing system, a dual camera sync device and genlock, cinematographers can capture extraordinary 3D images for a fraction of the cost of all other systems.

"It's really that easy to start shooting 3D images, you just need a few good tools and some training", said Kozak. "Of course, to achieve superior 3D, you'll need a stereographer. We use one on all of our 3D productions, because the cinematographer can't do it all. As a result, we hire out professional stereographers for 3D training and 3D productions worldwide."

In addition to the Red One camera, the 3D-BS (beam-splitter) Pro Rig is compatible with the following cameras; Sony's CineAlta HD Cams, F950, F900, F35, HDW650, HDW790, DSR450, DVW970, Panasonics HDX900, HPX2000, HPX500, HPX3000, and the Varicam HDC27H, Ikegami's HDK-79EXIII, HDK-727P, HDS-V10, HDK-79EC, HDN-X10, Silicon Imaging's Si-2K, and many others.

Additionally, the 3D Film Factory offers a complete line of 3D rigs, including the 3D-BS (beam-splitter) Indie Rig, intended for smaller, professional grade camcorders, as well as, an assortment of inexpensive 3D-SS (side-by-side) Rigs. These dual cameras systems are less complex, but equally necessary for most 3D production situations.

To learn more about the 3D-BS Pro Rig or the full line of 3D rigs, visit the company's website at http://www.3DFilmFactory.com

RealD, Eyewear Firm in Deal
3D-News Posted: Saturday, November 7, 2009 (8:25 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Los Angeles-based RealD, a developer of 3D projection hardware for movie theaters, has inked a deal with an Australian eyewear firm to create premium, stylish glasses, the firms said today. According to RealD and Look3D, they are in a licensing agreement where Look3D will design, manufacture, and distribute a line of 3D glasses in varoius shapes and styles. The companies said that the new glasses will be compatible with RealD theaters worldwide and allow theatergoers to own their own pair of 3D glasses. The two companies expect the eyewear to be available in December.

World's First 3D Video Clips Website Launched
3D-News Posted: Saturday, November 7, 2009 (8:12 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

While 3-dimensional videos are quickly gaining popularity among Internet users, Rocking Headlines Limited decided to launch the very first website dedicated to quality 3D content. The new website, 3DVideoClips.net promises to constantly provide its visitors with the latest 3D Video Clips available on the Internet.

"3DvideoClips.net acts as a middleman, gathering quality 3D content from publishers around the world and bringing it to the public after it has passed a strict quality assurance process", says Bryan O'Neil, the founder of 3DVideoClips.net.

"While there are many stereoscopic videos available in the Internet, there is also a large amount of content that is advertised as 3D but is really just a regular 2-dimensional content. Our goal is to carefully select what we publish and deliver only the best available content, saving our visitors from spending hours and hours going through various videos, only to discover that the vast majority are not what they are advertised as.", he adds.

3DVideoClips.net promises to deliver at least two new 3-dimensional video clips every day, making sure that its content remains fresh at all times. The self-hosted website that is not dependent on any streaming video providers, plans to start allowing user-submitted content before the end of 2009. According to 3DVideoClips.net, even the user-submitted content will be moderated and each video will still have to pass a quality review before being published.

O'Neil further comments: "Even though the true 3D content is not visible to the naked eye and proper stereoscopic glasses have to be worn in order to see the 3D effects, we believe that the website will become highly popular in a short period of time. With the availability of 3D glasses rapidly expanding, we estimate that by the end of 2010 at least 20% of Internet users will have a pair at their disposal. Our website also teaches its visitors how to make their own 3D glasses without spending more than a few dollars."

Pavonine Introduces High Resolution 2D/3D LCD Convertible Stereoscopic Displays
3D-News Posted: Saturday, November 7, 2009 (6:53 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Pavonine, an emerging leader in the 3D stereoscopic display industry in Korea, announced today that they will introduce high resolution 2D/3D convertible monitors that allow you to experience 3D contents in all stereo imaging formats. According to Pavonine, its Miracube series 3D Monitors support Interlaced, Frame/Field Sequential, Side-Field and Sub-Field, and these various forms of spatial images can be reproduced without any restrictions.

The Miracube G-Series separates images by using polarizing micro-optics that split a single display into two different polarized views, which are adjusted when users wear the polarized glasses. The company is currently offering 17", 19", 24", 32" and 46" amazing 3D displays. All monitors can easily switch between 2D and 3D, so that users may play games in 3D and surf the Internet in 2D.

Pavonine's Miracube monitors have already made quite a splash in the US market, through a number of mass media. Last January, Ad-Hoc-News said, "In CES2008, Pavonine Korea presented its latest technological development, a new 3D Display technology that will bring further improvements in brightness, viewing angles, viewing distance and simplicity of the manufacturing process. WGP (Wire Grid Polarizer) Displays eliminate any limitations regarding the viewing angles, allowing the viewers to see a perfect 3D result."

The company's Miracube will be introduced in the US market, first in game, design, medical, military, research, and business industries, no later than summer of this year, through a strong partnership with SYNET.

projectiondesign's F10 AS3D Projector wins Trophées 2009 at Siel & Satis
3D-News Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2009 (18:55 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

The F10 AS3D active stereoscopic 3D projector from Norwegian projector manufacturer projectiondesign® has won the Trophées 2009 Siel & Satis award for the ‘event' category.

The prestigious award was presented to Thierry Ollivier, Sales Manager at projectiondesign at Siel & Satis which took place between 20th to 22nd October 2009 at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. Each year Siel & Satis recognise the best of the best innovative technology in the professional live events and audio visual communications industry.

In the evaluation process, awards organiser, Stephan Faudeux noted, "our panel of judges thought that projectiondesign's F10 AS3D projector stood out from the crowd in terms of innovation due to its active stereoscopic capabilities and usability."

Excited about the prestigious award win, Thierry Olliver says, "The F10 AS3D projector represents the fast and expected growth in 3D visualization both in professional and consumer markets. Already after the show, we have received many requests from the staging and rental markets for a projector that easily switches between classic 2D and advanced 3D applications. Winning this award is testament to projectiondesign's continued focus on developing technologies to provide professional users the best available active stereoscopic display and has wide appeal in immersive simulation and visualization as well as museums and leisure venues and video, film production and VFX creation."

Introduced into the market in 2008, the F10 AS3D active stereoscopic projector is revolutionary in the way it enables full 3D stereoscopic visualization from a small, single lens chassis, and at full 120 Hz refresh rates commonly used in stereoscopic systems. It displays full Dual Head 3D stereoscopic content from a wide variety of digital or analogue computer sources.

It's the first projector to use the new DLP link / White Light shutter glass synchronization technology for higher perceived brightness and improved image quality. What's more, it's fully 1080p compatible and produces bright, highly accurate images, all from a single unit.

Virtalis StereoWorks Immersive Visualisation System for CNH in Italy
3D-News Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2009 (18:52 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

VIRTALIS, one of the world's leading Virtual Reality (VR) companies, has designed and installed an immersive visualisation suite at Case New Holland (CNH) in Modena, Italy. This installation follows ones at Burr Ridge, near Chicago and New Holland, Pennsylvania. CNH is a leading agricultural and construction equipment Company and part of the Fiat Group. Virtalis has installed several projection and immersive systems at Elasis, the research organisation of the Fiat Group, over the past decade.

Riccardo Spadoni is responsible for virtual integration of harvesting vehicles worldwide and for tractors in Europe. "We design and manufacture numerous different platforms and products, with the different regions specialising in different machines and becoming business centres for those vehicles. We are now rolling out the same VR technology across our sites in Europe and America so that we can carry out international design reviews. We are very happy with our Virtalis StereoWorks systems and fully appreciate the power that 3D gives us over workstation-based CAD. We are able to really extract the most from our ProE CAD when it is seamlessly imported into PTC's DIVISION Reality 64 VR rendering software. Elements of a design that seem fine in 2D are fully exposed in 3D in such a way that it becomes immediately apparent what we need to change. A recent example was some cab ergonomics which we realised needed a rethink once we'd viewed the virtual prototype in VR."

The Virtalis StereoWorks configuration at CNH Modena boasts a rear projected, single channel active stereoscopic projection wall that allows the huge machines CNH manufactures to drive out of the wall in full stereoscopic 3D. The Christie Mirage S 14k DLP projector projects onto a 5.6x4.2 metre, flexible, Stewart screen. Virtalis designed a tailored Intersense IS900 tracking system, so that natural movement around the virtual models is maximised. CNH Modena's engineers wear either CrystalEyes CE-3 stereoscopic LCD shutter glasses or NuVision's Cinema Glasses, depending on whether they are interacting with the model or not. As the virtual models CNH creates have upwards of 20,000 parts, compute power and graphics rendering capability are vital. The Modena system features a 64 bit, quad core workstation coupled with an NVIDIA FX5600 graphics card. Virtalis is PTC's Gold Partner for Advanced Visualisation, so is well placed to supply specialist software support to CNH.

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