Samsung (Korea) has developed the world's first sensor that can capture "2D+Depth" and record both an RGB and depth image at the same time, granting Kinect-like gesture recognition capabilities to a host of devices. The new CMOS sensor uses an array of red, blue, and green pixels that sit alongside the depth-recording z-pixels, which are four times as large.
The sensor can only capture images with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, while the depth map is limited to just 480 x 360 pixels.
'Good old' backprojection 3DTV are huge and impressive and were once too expensive for you and me. Now they are promoted to "Deal of the week". If you live in the US, at least... The Mitsubishi WD 73C11 73 inches 1080p DLP TV is now on sale for 999.99$ only, thanks to a 700$ rebate added to a 400$ coupon to be substracted from the regular 2,099.99 $ price.
The Croods is a 3D comedy adventure from DreamWorks Animation that will be released in March 2013 and is actually in postproduction.
The Croods is a comedy adventure that takes us back to the beginning - to a previously undiscovered era known as the Croodacious - a time when Mother Nature was still experimenting and the flora and fauna we know today hasn't evolved yet. The Croods is a 3D stereoscopic animation movie produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell, and directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.
Digital 3D equipment from Barco has been purchased for screen one at the Van Del Drive-In (Middle Point, OH, USA), actually closed for the winter season.
"Stereoscopic 3-D Cinema" is an online book by Cesar Rubio (USA). The book has been released on December 6, 2011. A second updated version was issued in April 2012 and is now available for free download on StereoscopyNews.
Stereoscopic 3D Cinema
The book is 171 pages long. The author, Cesar Rubio is a professionnal photographer and videographer who loves 3D stereoscopy as well. In the book, you will find a lot of information about 2K and 4K 3D cinema, use of machine vision cameras for 3D, 2K cinema workflow and far more....
The book is free and here is an excerpt from the final pages of the book: "You can distribute this book or info in this e-book (including images) anywhere you want, even if you write a book about 3-D cinematography and want to include some of the info in your book. Even if that book is not free, like this one. Just please acknowledge the source of the info. You can also translate this book to your own language, and please consider distributing it for free as well if you can...I would translate it to Spanish, but since I don't have a way to check and correct my bad orthography...and I am running out of time here...I will leave it to some one else to do that."
Download the "Stereoscopic 3-D Cinema" book (updated version 3) from this web site (.pdf format, 171 pages. Be patient, as file size is 64.3 Mbytes! ).
Cesar Rubio is present on the web again (follow his DNA-RUBIO blog page). His previous web site is still available on the WayBack Machine Internet Archive. He can be reached also through his Google + page.