Visit the Pyramids in 3D on the Web
Visiting the Giza plateau in stereoscopic 3D on your PC becomes possible thanks to Dassault Systemes 3DVia interactive plug-in. Once the plug-in is installed, you will have the choice between Nvidia 3D Vision active glasses, Red/Cyan anaglyph glasses or your 3D TV set to enjoy the interactive visit.
The Giza 3D project is using data collected by archaeologist and is based on evidence from more than 100 years of archaeological excavations. The browsable world includes a temple, several pyramids, the tomb of queen Hetepheres (here under), and several mastabas.
Dcinex, the Largest Digital Cinema Network in europe
XDC, FTT and Bewegte Bilder announce the merging and rebranding of their group to dcinex.
XDC, FTT and Bewegte Bilder are leading service providers of Digital Cinema services in Europe. The decision to merge and develop the new common brand – dcinex™ - is intended to leverage the enormous potential and knowledge base of the entities while reinforcing the synergies amongst all three parties.
A word from Serge Plasch, XDC CEO
“With dcinex™, our goal is to strengthen our position of an end-to-end cinema sales and service organization and to create a leading brand with full geographic coverage across all European countries,” stated Serge Plasch, CEO of XDC. “The time has come to join forces and fully utilize our wide range of know-how and experience” he added.
dcinex™ will operate under two main business lines: Exhibitor Services and Content Services. The company will continue to serve all players in the cinema industry in a streamlined and focused way. On the Exhibitor side, dcinex™ will focus on full service provision including 2D and 3D stereoscopic cinema equipment supply and installation, VPF financing, NOC Support and maintenance services. On the Content side dcinex™ will focus on offering the full range of post-production and mastering services for distributors and 2D and 3D content owners, as well as Pan-European physical and electronic delivery and digital rights management.
HxDP, a New Technology for Multiview Displays
NLT Technologies (Kawasaki, Japan) was formerly know as NEC LCD Japan. The renamed comapny developed a new glasses-free 3D LCD display that uses their new HxDP (Horizontal x times-Density Pixels, an enhancement to existing HDDP, or Horizontal Double-Density Pixels technology) - to create mutiple viewpoints and allow 2D and 3D images on the same screen at the same time.
The company produced a prototype 3.1" panel with 427x240 pixels.
Kalahari meerkats are back on TV, this time in stereoscopic 3D, as a team of camera operators from Wild Earth go out with a custom-made 3D rig, made for this project, to follow the lives of the Gosa Gang in Tswalu Game Reserve.
GoPro HD Hero 2 3D Mirror rig
This rig is based on two GoPro HD Hero2 cameras in a beam-splitter configuration, which reportedly has never been done before anywhere in the world. It allows the five-strong team to film everything at meerkat eye-level. The team feels that the beauty of stereoscopic 3D is that it immerses viewers in the subject matter capturing the feeling of being inside the gang of meerkats.
The GoPro mirror rig at meerkat eye level
2011 : 3D Record Year
2011 was definitively a record year for 3D, with total box office revenue from stereoscopic movies hitting $6.9 billion, 18 % more than the previous year, according to provisional figures given by Screen Digest.
Largest Ever 3D Movie Screening
The largest 3D stereoscopic movie screening was held on Monday in Germany. A Guinness World record-breaking 6,819 film fans were in attendence for the country's premiere of Men in Black 3 at Berlin, Germany's O2 World. Star's from the sci-fi sequel including Will Smith, Nicole Scherzinger and Josh Brolin along with the film's film director Barry Sonnenfeld were all in attendance for the event.
Four Sony 4K projectors
The projector set-up for the record-breaking screening comprised of an array of four Sony 4K SRX-R320's, projecting left and right eye 3D stereosopic images simultaneously onto a giant 25.9m x 14m screen (86' x 46').
3D light field camera
Raytrix (kiel, Germany) offers a lightfield plenoptic camera able to shot objects in 3D with a single lens. Or should we say 20,000 lenses? In fact, a plenoptic camera hides many very tiny lenses behind a single large one. And the process that collects information from those tiny micro-cameras is clever enough to reconstruct the whole scene in 3D. Of course, a very large number crunching engine is required behind the sensor to produce a usable 3D representation. This engine is usually based on Nvidia GPU processors.