3D-News Archive August 2014

Subscribe to our mailing list, and receive the latest 3D-News items by E-Mail!
Just enter your E-Mail Address below:

Lightspeed Design Announces New 3D Projector
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 (8:01 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Lightspeed Design Inc., a leader in stereoscopic technology, announced a new addition to its line of patented DepthQ® Projectors that deliver amazing 3D, the DepthQ® HDs3D2.

In 2005, Lightspeed Design invented the world's first portable 3D single-chip projector: the DepthQ 3D Projector. It was the culmination of years of 3D knowledge and experience a projector designed by 3D professionals for 3D professionals.

In 2011 and 2013 Lightspeed Design received their first two US patents for this unique 3D technology. DepthQ® is the only single-chip 3D projector on the market that is currently authorized to use their patented 3D system and method.

New to the HDs3D2 is HDMI 1.4 connectivity, full HD resolution 1080P 2D and 3D (for 24 or 30 image-pairs/sec input), plus superior contrast, synchronization and crosstalk to deliver the highest-quality, most satisfying and hassle-free 3D experience possible right out of the box.

Professional: Outstanding 10,000:1 Contrast and Synchronization.

Digital: Digital HDMI 1.4 or analog VGA input.

Bright: 2500 ANSI Lumens.

Quality: Flicker-free, 120Hz 720P 3D and 120 & 144Hz 1080P 3D;Supports HDMI, Blu-ray, 3D broadcasting, video games and NVIDIA 3DTV PC connectivity; Uses Texas Instruments DLP® Dark Chip 3 technology; Incorporates 3D Triple Flash at 144Hz for 24fps input; Includes a 3D 6-pin DIN sync port.

Portable: Small & only 7 pounds, fits in the overhead bin and takes less than 5 minutes to set up.

Versatile -Work live in 3D-enabled applications; quality control 3D film or video game development; bring 3D movies and games into your home.

International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Announces Technology & New Product Awards Nominees
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:46 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society announced today that Adobe, Barco, Walt Disney Studios and Panasonic are included in this year's list of nominees for the 5th annual Technology & New Product Awards, scheduled for September 24th, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00PM at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

Technology & New Product Awards winners have previously included: DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, RealD and many other leading technology and product developers in this industry.

Outstanding technologies and new products will be awarded the Lumiere Award, and the New Product Award, respectively. The Lumiere award, which has been awarded to such luminaries as: Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and others, is the highest honor bestowed by the membership of the Society. Winners from these nominees will be chosen by a blue ribbon panel of technology and advanced imaging experts.

"These awards will record for history the technologies, organizations and individuals responsible for the extraordinary journey of the advanced imaging industry, which includes stereoscopic 3D, 4K, UHD, High Dynamic Range, Enhanced Dynamic Range and more," added Jim Chabin, President of the Society.

Nominees are listed below:

4DX (Korea)
Motion Seats - L.A. Live, Regal Cinemas

Adobe (USA)
Creative Cloud/Speed Grade

AeroCine (USA)
3D RED Capable Multirotor, Heavy Lift Micro Coaxial Hexacopter with Gimbal

Audience Entertainment (USA)
iD - Interactive Dimension™

Barco (Belgium)
DP4K-60L Laser Projector

BitSpeed (USA)

Blackmagic Design (USA)
4K Studio (3D)

D.I.D. (USA)
The SuperHero 3D System

Walt Disney Studios (USA)/Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Germany)/ARRI (Germany)
TriFocal Camera

Dolby (USA)
Dolby Vision - EDR (Enhanced Dynamic Range)

DVS (Germany)
STAN System

Gener8 (Canada)
GPU-Accelerated Video In-Painting Occlusion Filling

MasterImage 3D (Korea)
MI-Horizon 3D

Panasonic (Japan)
4K LUMIX, Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DMC-GH4

Panasonic (Japan)
4K Wearable, Point-of-view camera HX-A500

Panasonic (Japan)
4K VARICAM, High-end production camera recorder: AU-V35C1G/VREC1G

Prime Focus World (USA/United Kingdom/India)
Prime Focus World Hybrid Stereo Pipeline

StereoLabs (France)

StereoLabs (France)
First Live 3D workflow for glasses-free 3D displays

SuperD (China)
SuperD Glasses-free 3D Mobile Solution

View Holographics (United Kingdom)

Vision3 (United Kingdom)
Post Conversion Management System

Volfoni (France)
SmartCrystal Diamond

zSpace (USA)
zSpace STEM Lab

Winners from these nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.

SENSIO Obtains US Patent Relating to Temporal Interpolation for 3DTVs
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:46 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

SENSIO Technologies Inc. announced that the US patent office has issued US patent no. 8804842 relating to a method to generate new images in order to increase the frame rate for 3D viewing. Similar patents have already been issued in China and Japan, in April 2013 and January 2014 respectively, and one more is currently pending in Europe. This new patent brings SENSIO's portfolio to 17 issued patents and 13 pending in 12 different patent families.

Temporal interpolation is a technique commonly used by 120Hz or 240Hz 2D television sets to increase the frame rate of a video program. Movies, which are normally shot at 24 frames per second (fps or Hz), can be converted to higher frame rates such as 60fps or even 120fps before being displayed on HD television sets. The method to which this patent pertains enables leveraging the power of frame rate conversion to ensure a smooth and flicker-free 3D playback.

"With the issuance of this new patent, our 3D temporal interpolation portfolio has been enhanced to include an important new territory, and we are even more motivated to quickly set up our new patent licensing program", said Nicholas Routhier, President and CEO of SENSIO. "We strongly believe in the commercial potential of this program, and we are satisfied by the range of the claims that we have just obtained".

zSpace and NGRAIN Partner to Develop Virtual Reality DICOM Viewer for Immersive Medical Visualization
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:45 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

At SIGGRAPH 2014, zSpace, Inc.®, a technology provider that delivers a new way of learning through immersive exploration, and NGRAIN®, a provider of 3D augmented and virtual reality technologies that power the critical applications in the enterprise, announced that the Companies have partnered to provide an advanced, interactive medical solution for visualizing medical images.

Using zSpace's virtual reality platform and NGRAIN's DICOM Viewer, data from DICOM files of any modality, such as X-Ray angiogram, ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear are generated into virtual 3D reconstructions, which allow doctors to analyze patient data sets in real-time while gaining a deeper understanding of health problems within a lifelike environment.

NGRAIN's interactive 3D software combined with zSpace's head and stylus tracking capabilities will enable clinicians to view virtual patient data in open space, as well as rotate, dissect, and manipulate it as if it was in their hand - something not currently possible in traditional medical imaging.

"We are very proud to offer the first readily accessible immersive 3D stereoscopic viewer for the healthcare market," said Gabe Batstone, CEO of NGRAIN. "The smooth integration of NGRAIN's versatile 3D platform with zSpace's advanced immersive system shows the great benefits that accessible, interactive 3D can bring to healthcare and other industries where visual analytics are essential."

"We are excited to partner with NGRAIN to empower medical researchers with powerful 3D visualization tools for the healthcare industry." said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace. "Using this technology, doctors are able to give patients a truly immersive, real-time analysis, which is critical to healthcare."

NGRAIN will demonstrate the collaboration with zSpace at SIGGRAPH 2014 in NGRAIN booth 524 and zSpace booth 548, taking place August 12 - 14 in Vancouver, BC.

SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. In addition to SIGGRAPH's leading-edge technical program, the conference's installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration.

Seven NFB Films to Screen at TIFF 2014
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:45 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

From an Aboriginal uprising and fugitive cows to the latest film from an Oscar winner and restored gems by an animation pioneer, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) presents a diverse lineup of stellar titles at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (September 4 - 14).

The most recent documentary from Canada's pre-eminent First Nations filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, is featured in the Masters Program: Trick or Treaty? examines the current-day discussion around a controversial 1905 land rights agreement, set against the backdrop of the recent Idle No More movement. Veteran documentarian Paul Cowan teams up with Palestinian animator Amer Shomali to co-direct the Intuitive Pictures/NFB co-production The Wanted 18, which artfully recreates the efforts of the town of Beit Sahour to establish an independent dairy industry during the First Intifada. The Wanted 18 screens in the TIFF Docs Program.

The Short Cuts Canada Program features three new titles as well as two landmark films from the NFB vault. Oscar winner Torill Kove (The Danish Poet) is back with the autobiographical short Me and My Moulton, about a little girl's desire to fit in. CODA is a technologically enhanced dance film set to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, co-directed by Quebec husband-and-wife team Denis Poulin and Martine Époque. Toronto's Randall Okita makes his first foray into full-on animation filmmaking with The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer. And to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of groundbreaking animator Norman McLaren (founder of the NFB's animation studio in 1941), the NFB has restored Around Is Around (1951) and O Canada (1952); created with frequent collaborator Evelyn Lambart, these early experiments in stereoscopic filmmaking will screen in eye-popping 3D.

SD&A Recognizes Highest Cited 3D Papers in the Conference's 25 Successful Years
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:45 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

The chairs of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference are pleased to announce the completion of a citation analysis conducted to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the conference. The SD&A conference is the largest and longest-running technical conference dedicated to all forms of stereoscopic 3D imaging, including displays, image-capture, processing, and perception. The inaugural conference was held in February 1990 in Silicon Valley and has been held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area since that time. Over the 25 years of the conference there have been 1379 papers published in the conference's 25 conference proceedings volumes.

The citation analysis revealed the top 10 cited papers at the point of the 25th annual conference, and they are as follows:

1 "Depth-image-based rendering (DIBR), compression, and transmission for a new approach on 3D-TV" Christoph Fehn (2004). 704 citations.
2 "Image distortions in stereoscopic video systems" Andrew J. Woods, Tom Docherty, Rolf Koch (1993). 417 citations.
3 "Perceptual issues in augmented reality" David Drascic, Paul Milgram (1996). 237 citations.
4 "Controlling perceived depth in stereoscopic images" Graham R. Jones, Delman Lee, Nicolas S. Holliman, David Ezra (2001). 156 citations.
5 "Variation and extrema of human interpupillary distance" Neil A. Dodgson (2004). 149 citations.
6 "Image preparation for 3D LCD" Cees van Berkel (1999). 122 citations.
7 "Effect of disparity and motion on visual comfort of stereoscopic images" Filippo Speranza, Wa James Tam, Ron Renaud, Namho Hur (2006). 100 citations.
8 "Geometry of binocular imaging" Victor S. Grinberg, Gregg W. Podnar, Mel Siegel (1994). 99 citations.
9 "Depth keying" Ronen Gvili, Amir Kaplan, Eyal Ofek, Giora Yahav (2003). 94 citations.
10 "Viewpoint-dependent stereoscopic display using interpolation of multiviewpoint images" Akihiro Katayama, Koichiro Tanaka, Takahiro Oshino, Hideyuki Tamura (1995). 92 citations.

The SD&A conference congratulates the authors of these papers on the high impact their work has had on the field of stereoscopic 3D imaging. All authors of papers published in the SD&A proceedings series are also to be thanked for contributing to 25 successful years of the SD&A conference.

The citation analysis, conducted with the assistance of the Google Scholar platform, was performed on 30 January 2014 and revealed a range of useful statistics about the impact of the conference's publication activities. Up to the census date, there has been a total of 12681 citations across all of the SD&A published papers (an average of 9 citations per paper), and a h5 index of 18. The h5 index is a measure used to assess both the productivity and impact of published work and this figure compares well with journals in the same field of study.

The SD&A conference has served and continues to serve as an important focal point for the stereoscopic imaging industry. When the conference launched 25 years ago the stereoscopic industry was relatively small but it offered great potential. Today the installed base of stereoscopic displays, the availability of stereoscopic capable software, and the impact of 3D technology on cinema is huge. It has been a fun ride and it is pleasing to know the SD&A conference has made a valuable contribution to technical growth in the field. We look forward to the continued success of the conference.

3D TV may be the victim of negative preconceptions
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:44 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

An academic from Newcastle University, UK, has led a lab-based research, involving 433 viewers of ages from 4 to 82 years, in which participants were asked to watch Toy Story in either 2D or 3D (S3D) and report on their viewing experience. The objective of the study was to investigate visual discomfort in relation to 3D display technologies, as well as to determine the impact of people's preconceptions on their experience of 3D TV. It's no secret that the format hasn't taken off in the way many had anticipated.

Research participants were asked to rate their viewing experience according to a number of parameters and soon it emerged that those watching three-dimensional content had a significantly higher incidence of adverse effects than their 2D counterparts. The team suspected that this might partly reflect a 'nocebo effect' - 'an intrinsically harmless substance or procedure causing adverse effects due to negative expectations'. To shed light on the matter, the team devised a harmless ploy; two-dimensional content was shown to a number of viewers expecting to watch a 3D movie, and results were then compared with those from the 2D group. The outcome corroborated the researchers' suspicions, confirming that, when it comes to 3D TV, some people approach it with a jaundiced eye.

This fascinating new study confirms watching S3D television can cause discomfort to a small number of viewers, but why this is so remains unclear. "When cinema was first introduced, people found that very disturbing, and yet nowadays we all watch it happily," says Jenny Read, one of the authors of this research. "There is a kind of circular effect - as the technology gets better, people will use it more."

The future may be looking brighter for S3D TV.

Nanoveu Introduces Glasses-Free 3D Viewing For Mobile Devices With EyeFly3D Screens In Film And Tempered Glass
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:44 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Most 3D viewing currently available for mobile devices tends to make the screens appear dark, and the images distorted. Now, due to a patent-pending, precision technology from Nanoveu, branded as EyeFly3D, the 3D content may be viewed without glasses and with clearer, brighter and sharper images for videos and photos. The EyeFly3D film, and newest Nanoglass scratch-resistant screens made of tempered glass are affordable and simple to use, and once affixed directly to the smartphone or tablet, make 3D available whenever needed in both landscape and portrait modes. The EyeFly3D screens do not distort normal 2D viewing of fine lettering and the screen remains bright and clear when texting and emailing - so the added benefits of screen protection, immersive 3D, and clear 2D are all in one.

By downloading two free proprietary apps from the iTunes App Store - EyeFly3D Vid for videos and EyeFly3D Pix for pictures - stereoscopic content can be viewed on iPhones and iPads in realistic 3D. Stereoscopic content, in which separate left and right eye views are processed simultaneously, emulating what the human eye does, is readily available from the Internet. Users can stream 3D videos in real-time from the EyeFly3D Vid app, which is able to search YouTube's vast collection of videos, among others. Or, they are free to create their own 3D content by giving 2D images a 3D makeover with the EyeFly3D app. These transformed images can be set as a device's 3D wallpaper or shared with other users of EyeFly3D screens.

"The EyeFly3D technology renders 3D glasses obsolete with a more comfortable and natural way to view 3D graphics and videos on hand-held devices in real time," says Alfred Chong, CEO and Founder, Nanoveu Pte Ltd. "What sets EyeFly3D apart from its competitors is that the technology uses lenticular lenses to produce high-quality 3D that feels natural to the human eye. Our screens are more transparent, affordable, simple to use, and feature intuitive apps that allow the user to create, share and experience glasses-free 3D, without distorted, darkened images that are uncomfortable to view."

Currently the Eyefly3D technology is compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5th generation, and iPad Air.

The EyeFly3D ultra-thin plastic screen for mobile phone platforms is made from scratch-resistant PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) containing a layer of thousands of microscopic, precision engineered lenses about the thickness of a human hair strand. The version for the iPad Air utilizes nearly a million micro lenses. The Nanoglass version for both sizes is made of the toughest 9H hardness tempered scratch-resistant glass.

The EyeFly3D film is currently available for the iPhone 4 at $14.95; and the iPhone 5 models at $19.95; and the iPad film retails for $59.95. The EyeFly3D Nanoglass screen for the iPhone is suggested to retail for $29.95 and the iPad version is $84.95. For information on the EyeFly3D screens for mobile smartphones and tablets, go to http://www.eyefly3d.com

Veterans Old And New Honored In 3D Film Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of World War I
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:43 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

On July 28, 1914, a history-changing conflict erupted in Europe and rapidly spread across the world. The first truly global war was a bloody four-and-a-half year conflagration involving troops from more than 100 countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australasia. World War I, as it became known, redefined combat in the Industrial Age, created carnage unlike any the world had seen before and redrew international maps.

SOLDIERS' STORIES IN 3D is the most technologically advanced film ever made about the "war to end all wars." Filmmaker Jonathan Kitzen's riveting half-hour documentary pairs meticulously restored stereoscopic photographs with commentary by veterans of contemporary wars, dropping audiences directly into World War I trench warfare, as seen through the eyes of a soldier. The late Oscar®-winning actor and U.S. Army veteran Mickey Rooney provides heartfelt narration emotionally rooted in recollections of his own war experiences.

Produced by Academy Award®-winner Nicholas Reed (The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life)

A very technically challenging film, SOLDIERS' STORIES IN 3D merges technology, history and storytelling for a breathtakingly immersive cinematic experience. Employing the latest digital technology, the filmmakers have been able not only to restore original vintage 3D photographs of the battlefield created between 1914 and 1918, they have also improved the quality and clarity of the images, creating, in essence, the world's oldest 3D film. SOLDIERS' STORIES IN 3D will be shown in state-of-the-art IMAX 70mm.

"As a medium, 3D works especially well in extremely tight quarters," says Reed. "In this case, we experience the claustrophobia, urgency and emotional upheaval of the trenches just as the soldiers did. As seen on a huge IMAX screen, it is truly something that audiences will never forget."

"It's one thing to work in 3D," says Kitzen. ""It's another challenge entirely to take 3D to the highest resolution possible. We have done that with film that is 100 years old, with images that were taken under grueling combat conditions and required extensive corrections. But when I look at it now, I know it was a battle worth fighting."

Kitzen capsulizes the inhumanity of war in the story of a single battle: the Somme Offensive. One of the largest campaigns of the First World War, as well as one of the deadliest military operations in history, the Battle of the Somme was an early and graphic example of the gruesome consequences of trench warfare. More people died in one hour at the Battle of the Somme than were killed during the entire D-Day Offensive.

With an unprecedented amount of new and increasingly sophisticated weaponry on the battlefield, the military casualties suffered by the British surpassed their total casualties for all of World II. On the first day alone, the British forces suffered almost 60,000 casualties, greater than the total combined British casualties in the Crimean, Boer and Korean wars. Between July 1 and November 1, 1918, one million or more troops on both sides were killed or wounded. With tens of millions of soldiers deployed globally, total casualties for World War I have been estimated at more than 37 million including over 16 million deaths.

Both intimate and epic in scale, SOLDIERS' STORIES IN 3D creates an emotional portrait of the modern battlefield through first-hand accounts of soldiers who fought to survive in enemy territory. The last known surviving veteran of World War I died in 2012, but Kitzen has ingeniously used testimony by veterans of the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan - an eerie and fascinating counterpoint that could have been written by the survivors of the early 20th century combat. These emotional "grunt-eye view" accounts provide a shockingly fresh portrait of the terror, the adrenaline, the thrill and even the smell of war.

World War I officially ended in 1918 on November 11 at 11 a.m., in hope that the numbers 11-11-11 would stand forever as a reminder of the devastating losses endured throughout the world. November 11, now variously known as Armistice Day, Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day, is marked each year as a reminder of the sacrifices made by veterans everywhere.

SOLDIERS' STORIES 3D is directed by Jonathan Kitzen. The film is produced by Kitzen and Nicholas Reed. Narration is by Mickey Rooney.

Virtalis Develops Visionary Render for zSpace
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:43 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

Virtalis is bringing stereoscopic, interactive 3D visualisation to the desktop courtesy of a link to zSpace from Virtalis' Visionary Render software.

zSpace, Inc. is a leading-edge technology provider that fosters natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its eponymous flagship product, zSpace. Virtalis and zSpace have recently signed mutual Reseller agreements, whereby Virtalis markets zSpace products as a Value-Added Reseller in several territories and zSpace distributes Virtalis' Visionary Render software through its worldwide sales channels. Together, the two companies will be targeting markets including education, manufacturing, medical and research, in order to accelerate design and development processes and increase productivity through 3D visualisation.

"Our integration into Visionary Render will allow users of zSpace to interact with and view high quality virtual models at their desktop like never before" commented Paul Kellenberger, CEO at zSpace.

Visionary Render, which was launched at the end of 2013, renders huge and complex Virtual Reality (VR) models in real-time, stereoscopic 3D with high update rates and negligible latency. It allows users to create dynamic, interactive VR environments and simulations that can be deployed in a multitude of immersive visualization systems or be 'published' and distributed to third parties. It is a collaborative, sharable sandbox that brings true 3D experimentation throughout the product lifecycle.

"We've put all our VR know-how into Visionary Render", explained Andrew Connell, technical director at Virtalis. "It's a system that can cope with the most complex data and render it in 3D stereo, then adds networking for interactive, multi-disciplinary design reviews or training exercises. Adding zSpace functionality further extends Visionary Render's practical usability, by making it as applicable for the desktop as it is for the VR suite."

South Korea's MEGABOX Selects MasterImage 3D as 3D Digital Cinema Partner
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:42 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

MEGABOX, one of South Korea's largest cinema chains, debuted the first MI-HORIZON3D system in South Korea for the opening of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Following the successful installation of the high-brightness, premium MI-HORIZON3D, MEGABOX will continue to deploy systems throughout the year. The MI-HORIZON3D is the innovative new three-beam optical system based on MasterImage 3D's patented cinema technologies. It is designed from the ground-up to project the industry's most complete 3D presentation: high-brightness light efficiency, wider color gamut for vivid presentation and superior image clarity that pops off the screen.

Established in 2000, MEGABOX has changed the paradigm of the film theater industry, pioneering and leading it across a broad spectrum with diverse contents and platforms. Within three months of the opening of its first cineplex, it attracted more than a million moviegoers. Today, with the mission of 'creating a platform to share the bliss and meaning of life', MEGABOX has become one of the largest cinema chains operating over 450 screens with more than 60 cineplexes in South Korea. Its cineplex at COEX Mall is the largest among all its properties - and continues to hold a Guinness world record of 6.22 million attendees in a year.

"As the cinematic visuals of 3D movies continue to improve with each film, our patrons have come to expect the highest quality viewing experience when they visit MEGABOX cineplexes," mentioned Youlgu Lee, head of projection, MEGABOX. "MI-HORIZON3D system's high-brightness pictures and sharp 3D images will set a new bar for premium 3D in South Korea."

MasterImage 3D's new MI-HORIZON3D system is designed for premium theaters looking for a high-brightness solution that does not sacrifice image clarity. The stable optical design and three-beam method reduces keystoning and produces 3D images with extremely low crosstalk (less than 2%) for maximum clarity. Current high-brightness 3D systems keep out certain color wavelengths, resulting in lackluster images. The MI-HORIZON3D does not filter color, resulting in a more vivid 3D experience. Like all MasterImage 3D systems, it is offered with a flexible purchasing model, with no ongoing royalty fees.

"We are very honored to have MEGABOX as a partner, as they are one of the most innovative and respected megaplexes in South Korea," said Younghoon Lee, Chairman and CEO of MasterImage 3D. "We designed our new MI-HORIZON3D system so that our exhibition customers could put the best possible 3D picture on screen and entertain South Korean movie-goers with a 3D presentation that is bright, vivid and sharp."

Virtalis Previewed VR Extension for PTC CREO VIEW at PTC LIVE GLOBAL
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:42 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

PTC® Live Global in Boston was the venue for the first public display of Virtalis' Virtual Reality (VR) Extension for PTC Creo ViewTM. PTC Live Global is the premier networking and training event for product development professionals using PTC solutions.

Paul Ewing, Virtalis' Vice President North American Operations, explained: "The introduction of our VR Extension for PTC Creo View was an exciting event for us and was well received at PTC Live. This Virtalis/PTC co-developed integrated add-on brings immersive VR functionality to all 3D PTC Creo View data models. Both the VR extension and our high-end Visionary Render software are being offered to PTC users worldwide as part of our worldwide referral agreement with PTC. We demonstrated the push button VR Extension for PTC Creo View so PTC Live attendees had a chance to see how quickly the Creo View data found its way into our 3D stereoscopic immersive Visionary Render VR session for real-time interactive design reviews."

Virtalis' new VR Extension for PTC Creo View means immersive VR is now integrated into PTC's product lifecycle management process. Virtalis' industry expert, Andrew Connell, and Dr. Michael Rygol, VP, PLM Solutions, PTC, presented a joint message at PTC Live explaining the integrated solutions between Virtalis' VR Extension for PTC Creo View and the new Virtalis VR software, Visionary Render during the Show.

Delegates experienced the power of moving directly from PTC Creo® into the desktop visualization solution of PTC Creo View and its direct VR extension into a Virtalis' high-end immersive VR experience with Visionary Render.

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVI
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:42 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

The 26th Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference (SD&A) will run for 3 days over 8-12 February 2015 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, the same location as last year.

The official Call-for-Papers for the 2015 Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference has been formally announced. The Call is available here: http://www.stereoscopic.org/2015

For more information, visit the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications website: http://www.stereoscopic.org

MasterImage 3D Debuts Industry's Brightest 3D Digital Cinema System
3D-News Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 (12:41 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

MasterImage 3D, Inc., a provider of pioneering 3D solutions for theatres, announced their brightest 3D system yet. The new MI-HORIZON3D redefines premium 3D experiences reaching 33% light efficiency, where as previous systems never exceeded 28% light efficiency. The innovative new three-beam optical system is based off of MasterImage 3D's patented cinema technologies. It is specifically designed to be adaptable to theatres of multiple sizes including contemporary wide-screened auditoriums that offer a lower throw ratio (ratio of the distance to the screen compared to screen width).

33% Light Efficiency: Three-beam light recycling and pioneering reflection optics preserve more light than any other 3D cinema system.

0.8 Throw Ratio: Best of both worlds - high-brightness image quality that supports low throw ratios for wider screens.

Wider Color Gamut: Lackluster images can result from keeping out certain color wavelengths. Does not filter color, contributing to a more vivid 3D experience.

Image Clarity: Three-beam method produces 3D images with high sharpness, low crosstalk (less than 2%) and minimized image distortion.

Consistent Alignment: Stable optical design lowers alignment to less than 1 pixel and minimizes keystone effects where images can deteriorate around screen edges.

Lightweight Passive 3D Eyewear: Utilizes cost-effective passive 3D glasses, enabling one to reduce operational costs.

No License Fees: Most flexible, cost-effective purchase options with no ongoing royalties or fees.

"We designed our system to set the new standard on how theatres define high-brightness 3D and equip their premium, wider auditoriums," said Younghoon Lee, Chairman and CEO of MasterImage 3D. "With the MI-HORIZON3D, your movie-going patrons will visibly notice better 3D - brighter picture quality, more vivid colors and crisper presentation. With our popular ownership model, it has never been more accessible for exhibitors across Europe to significantly upgrade their 3D viewing experience."

Stereoscopy.com 3D-News (ISSN: 1612-6823) is published monthly by Stereoscopy.com, P.O. Box 102634, 70022 Stuttgart, Germany.
Editor-in-Chief: Alexander Klein.

Worldwide subscriptions to the electronic version of the Stereoscopy.com 3D-News are provided free of charge.

Material in this publication is copyrighted © by Stereoscopy.com. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.

Subscribe to our mailing list, and receive the latest 3D-News items by E-Mail!
Just enter your E-Mail Address below:

Please do not forget to visit the Stereoscopy.com Bookshop, offering the world's largest selection of books in 3D and about 3D.
Learn More Click Here to Pay

Button left Back to the Stereoscopy.com 3D-News Page
Button left Back to the Stereoscopy.com Homepage
Button up Back to the Services Page

Last modified on August 31, 2006

Copyright © 2000-2018 by Stereoscopy.com and Alexander Klein. All rights reserved.