The toy manufacturer Fisher-Price has announced a new partnership with Spatial View that will bring back some of the 3D photos from the View-Master back to life in digital format for 3D-dnabled devices. The digital 3D content will be available through a specialized digital content store expected to be available in late Q1 this year that will offer a selection of titles consisting of national parks, travel, nature, and history that will be sold in packs of 18 to 21 images for $1.99 USD.
Since 1939, View-Master images have brought the world to life for children and adults alike through its iconic reels and viewers. With over 1.5 billion reels sold, the View-Master image archive contains thousands of images covering a century of pop culture, current events, nature, science, history and travel.
The access to the digitized View-Master reels will be available through Spatial View’s 3DeeSlide accessory for the iPhone 4/4S, allowing users to see View-Master images in 3D, without 3D glasses. Support for 3D-capable Android smartphones, Windows PCs, and 3D TV platforms is also expected to follow after that.
– For more information or to be notified when the View-Master 3D images will be available…
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The company Spatial View has been offering their addon called 3DeeSlide for iPod Touch 3rd Generation and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the latest iPhone 4S for a while now, making these mobile devices’ 2D displays into stereoscopic 3D ones. And you don’t need to wear any kind of glasses as the adapter makes your screen an autostereoscopic 3D one, at the cost of reduction of the 2D resolution. This of course requires you to also get specially optimized content in the form of 3D videos and 3D photos, but Spatial View also has their 3DeeCentral – a website offering stereoscopic 3D content not only for the devices equipped with the 3DeeSlide adapter, but for other 3D-capable viewing solutions as well. Unfortunately the 3DeeSlide won’t make your iDevice capable of playing stereoscopic 3D games.
But Spatial View is now making things bigger, by introducing their 3DeeScreen product that does to your laptop what the 3DeeSlide does to your iPod/iPhone device – turns the display into an autostereoscopic 3D one using custom designed lenticular lens filter. The 3DeeScreen goes one step further by also adding eye tracking, using your laptop’s built-n webcam in order to provide better experience in 3D. And as the smaller mobile version, the bigger one intended for 15.6-inch laptops is designed for watching 3D movies and 3D photos, there is nothing about being able to play games in stereo 3D mode with it (although it might be possible with the help of software such as the iZ3D driver or the TriDef 3D Ignition). Regarding movie playback, and especially Blu-ray 3D movie support, the device should also be supported by ArcSoft’s TotalMedia Theater and CyberLink’s PowerDVD software video players, so you should be well covered. Spatial View’s 3DeeScreen is designed to work on most standard 15.6″ laptops with 1080p and 720p resolution displays and to be easy for installation and removing when you don’t need it (uses magnetized mounting frame).
List of Currently Supported and Verified Models:
– Asus G53J with 1080p display
– Asus N53J with 1080p display
– Dell Studio 1558 with 1080p display
– Dell XPS L502 with 1080p display
– Dell Studio 1557 with 720p display
– Dell Inspiron 1564 with 720p display
– Dell Inspiron N5010 with 720p display
– HP Pavilion DV6 with 720p display
Of course there are probably a lot of other laptops from different brands that will work with this addon, with the important thing being the fact that you need a standard 15.6-inch display in order to be able to use the 3DeeScreen. The product is expected to begin shipping on November 21st and Spatial View is already accepting pre-orders for $89.95 USD with the normal price of the product set at $129.99 USD when it launches. It sounds almost like a DIY solution to turn your normal laptop into a rival of the Toshiba’s autostereoscopic 3D mobile computers Qosmio F750 and F755. So you may want to keep an eye on this product and look for some reviews when it comes out, I might be able to also do a review after it is released…
– For more information about Spatial View’s 3DeeScreen addon for laptops…
Tags:3DeeCentral·3DeeScreen·3DeeSlide·Autostereoscopic 3D·Spatial View
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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