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StereoscopyNews Issue #109


StereoscopyNews Newsletter Issue #109 [04 Oct 2011]

IC3D Conference Call For Paper

Only one week left before the deadline of 7 Oct. for submitting papers to the "International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D)", held together with 3DStereoMedia 2011 in Liège, Belgium on 7-8 December 2011. Info for authors is here on the conference site.

Sony 3D Glasses Decision Makes NATO Angry

The US National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) said Wednesday that Sony's plan to stop paying for 3D glasses -- effective May 1, 2012 -- is "insensitive" to moviegoers, particularly in the midst of continued economic distress. NATO said moviegoers in North America have grown accustomed to being provided 3D glasses for free, and that it is an "established" part of the 3D experience that would be difficult to reverse and that this could result in fewer screens exhibiting 3D films.

Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI 3D Laptop Tested

It seems that after 2010 "year of the 3D TV", we are in 2011 "Year of the 3D laptop". To celebrate the fact, Sony is advertising its 16-inch F215FX and F21AFX Vaio 3D laptops. Cnet reviewed extensively the $1,899  F215FX and gives us its findings in a video report.

Legends of Valhalla: Thor

"Legends of Valhalla: Thor" is the first 3D animation film made in Iceland (and the most expensive too) . It was made by the small Nordic country's animation house Caoz. From the available trailers (link below) it looks like an extremely funny animated comedy...

Good 3D Movies Attract Crowds

It is no surprise that good 3D movies continue to attract crowds, even if there is growing concerns about the premium you have to pay to watch them. End of Septembre, the animated feature THE SMURFS crossed the 500,000,000$ barrier and this week-end Dolphin Tale total gross passed 37M$ in its second week. Two excellent movies not to be missed by any 3D fan.

Staying Alive, a 3D Serious Game

"Staying Alive" is one of the first serious games / simulation available in stereoscopic 3D. "Staying Alive" is an initiative from iLuMENS, a French university lab.

Student's Survey on Amateur 3D Competition

Students from University of Liège (Belgium) are launching a survey about 3D amateur movies in order to set up a future international 3D shorts competition.

We are happy to forward you the invitation to participate to this Google Docs hosted survey.



The rest of the 3D week

ESA puts online 3D video from the ISS
Dolphin Tale 3D
Tintin 3D arriva a Torino!
WinDVD Pro 11 plays your 3D blu-rays
EPSON 3D Wireless Projectors
First Anniversary of Sky3D
HTC Evo 3D : A 3D Smartphone Available from 49$
World's First 3D Performance Eye Clinic

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