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3DeeCentral 3D Photo and Video Library by SpatialView Now Available

January 7th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Other S3D Tech


SpatialView has launched their 3DeeCentral library of free and paid stereoscopic 3D content for 3D PC, mobile and internet connected devices. The content they offer is in the form of 3D photos and 3D videos and it should include the following genres: adventure, animation, music videos, nature, travel, sports and science fiction, although at the moment it is still quite limited and does not cover all of these. 3DeeCentral is accessible either through a 3DeeCentral application for iPhone/iPod, but in order to be able to watch 3D on your iOS device you also need a special accessory or through a client software for Windows 7-based PCs that is equipped with Nvidia’s 3D Vision, passive polarized display or together with a pair of simple anaglyph glasses.

For the owners of iPhone 3GS and 3-rd gen iPod, SpatialView is offering for a limited time only, a free 3DeeSlide when you first log in to 3DeeCentral, after you confirm (activate) your account. Otherwise you will have to purchase the 3DeeSlide accessory for your iOS device for $9.99 USD. Note that the iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2nd generation and all older devices are not supported and will not be supported in the future too. Support for the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4th generation will be announced at a later date. Spatial View is currently working to develop a glasses free 3D Stereo solution for the iPad.

If you want to try the 3DeeCentral on your computer, then you must have Windows 7 operating system as the application will not work on older Vista or XP OSes, it doesn’t matter if your Windows 7 is 32 or 64-bit as they are both supported. After downloading and installing the application (it also installs the Xvid codec) you will have to register a free account and then you are ready to start browsing the 3D photo and 3D Video library that 3DeeCentral offers. The Windows version of the software for accessing the 3DeeCentral supports viewing of the 3D content for users that have 3D Vision, passive polarized solutions or red-cyan anaglyph glasses on a normal display. The software comes with a special player developed by SpatialView that should play the content you’ve downloaded, although I had some trouble running the software to actually play the free images and videos I’ve downloaded to test, but you might have more luck than me.

At the moment the 3DeeCentral has 43 3D videos in total out of which 9 are free for download and the prices for the paid content is between $0.99 and $4.99$ USD with the videos being mostly animation and documentary. The 3D image packs you have access to at the momenta are 6 in total out of which only 1 is free for download, for the paid packs you’ll have to be ready to pay between $0.99 and $2.99 USD. You should start by downloading the free 3D content, before actually deciding if everything is working fine for you and if you’d want to pay for other content if everything works Ok. SpatialView is looking for 3D content creators that are willing to be able to sell their 3D content to end users through their platform, so if you making good quality 3D videos and 3D photos and are interested, then you can contact them.

To download the 3DeeCentral application for iPhone/iPod from iTunes App Store…
To download the 3DeeCentral application for Windows 7 only PCs (32/64-bit supported)…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Spatial View - Dana Gledhill // Jan 8, 2011 at 00:26

    I’m with Spatial View and enjoyed reading your review of our newly released 3DeeCentral product. In your writeup you say “although I had some trouble running the software to actually play the free images and videos I’ve downloaded to test”. Clearly, that is not supposed to happen. Can you please provide more details on exactly what happened? I’d like to look into it and see if we can find the problem, and then fix it.

    Thanks.

  • 2 Bloody // Jan 8, 2011 at 01:03

    When I click on the play icon I see the menu with hotkeys for 3D Vision, but the player does not launch. I started the executable of the player directly and it runs just fine, but not through the 3DeeCentral software…

  • 3 LoneThread // Jan 8, 2011 at 01:44

    “Spatial View is currently working to develop a glasses free 3D Stereo solution for the iPad.”

    Any details on how they’ll pull this off? They must have a team of wizards working on it :)

  • 4 Bloody // Jan 8, 2011 at 01:46

    Take a look at the accessory they already have for iPod/iPhone called 3DeeSlide, it will just be bigger to accommodate the larger iPad screen ;)

  • 5 LoneThread // Jan 8, 2011 at 02:12

    So essentially it adds a filter over the screen. I’ve started to wander why companies aren’t offering this kind of thing for all displays. Obviously auto-stereoscopic isn’t possible on large displays at the moment, but what about micro-polarizers? Think about it, you could order a cheap micro-polarizer that you put on you TV screen, then bang, you have a Polarized 3D TV :)

  • 6 Bloody // Jan 8, 2011 at 02:18

    These filters require very precise alignment to the pixels of the screen, so it will be hard for most normal users to apply them correctly if they were available. Not to mention that they need to be matched to specific characteristics like pixel size, pixel pitch etc. of the display they need to be applied on, so it is not possible to have one universal filter that fits all.

  • 7 LoneThread // Jan 8, 2011 at 02:22

    No of course not, but with the specs of a TV and a specific box (To handle initial filter alignment and play 3D content in Interleaved output) it could work?

  • 8 LHF // Jan 8, 2011 at 02:28

    Can’t play the free videos either. I get this message on my monitor: “This screen does not support protected content – please check the online help for for further information”.

    I’m trying this on my BENQ XL2410T with NVIDIA 3DVision.

  • 9 Olivier DETRY // Jan 11, 2011 at 00:44

    Don’t try with Samsung Syncmaster Monitor : NOT HDCP complient.

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