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"All Forms of Entertainment Will Eventually be 3D..."

... said James Cameron during an interview with BBC's North America correspondant Richard Taylor. He also said he is sure autostereoscopic TV sets will be common place in a few years. And that to avoid any "chicken and egg" problem, he will continue to create 3D content to be ready when the glasses-free 3D TV reign will start. Watch the video here under.

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NATO 3D Movies Q2-2013 Report

NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners) unveiled some interesting figures about the second quarter 2013:

  • The average 3D ticket price raised to $8.38, a 3% increase year-on-year.
  • Stereoscopic 3D Movies boxoffice for the April-June 2013 period was $ 1.29 Billion, a 73% increase year-on-year.
  • 3D Blockbusters contributing to the above figures included Star Trek Into Darkness, Monsters University or Iron Man 3.

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1,000,000 3D Movies Downloaded on Yabazam!

The Yabazam 3D video streaming service owned by DDD Group reached 1,000,000 downloads after eight months. Yabazam 3D streams stereoscopic 3D video to Samsung and LG 3D TV viewers since November 2012.

The Yabazam 3D app is a free download for Samsung and LG 3D TVs, which account for 64% of the 3D TV market in the USA. It streams free 3D movie trailers and offers over 80 titles for viewing with a monthly subscription in the USA and on a per title rental basis in 16 additional countries. Earlier this month it launched in the Google Play store for Android 3D tablets.

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I3DS Becomes I3DaAIS

The International 3D Society (I3DS) just decided its name was too simple to memorize and changed it to "International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society" (we are not so sure the "I3DaAIS" moniker will stay...).

The International 3D Society has announced to the Hollywood Reporter that while 3D stereoscopy remains its top priority, it is now addressing Ultra HD TV, laser projection and other emerging imaging technologies too.

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35mm Projectors Going to the Scrapyard

As you certainly know, more and more countries are now 100% digital, at least cinema-wise, and this is mainly due to the rise of 3D stereoscopy: South Korea, Singapore, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands are 100% converted to digital. At the end if 2012, 68.7% of the worldwide cinema projectors park was digital and the figure is expected to reach 90% by end of 2013 (40 to 50% of them 3D capable). With nearly 130,000 screens in the world, there are fewer than 30,000 35mm screens left to convert.

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