Head mounted displays are not a new concept, and although their boom was probably back at the end of the last century and the beginning of this one, they never became mainstream and kind of disappeared lately from the market. But users’ interest hasn’t disappeared in them at all and during CES 2011 last month Sony has rekindled this interest by showing a new prototype of a Head Mounted Display that may or may not become available at some point as a commercial product. With Sony’s device however only the specs were upgraded from previously available similar products, but apparently there are also people working on new concepts that are very promising and that try to implement completely new ideas that can help overcome some of the limitations of the HMDs. The video above shows a few concepts for a future possible HMD device, 3D capable as well, developed by Deisler De Leon Vargas that shows a lot of promise, and he has even patented some of his ideas. The problem however is that he does not yet have the resources to build a prototype of the device himself, but maybe his idea will be picked up and further developed. Take a look at the video above to see what he is proposing as a new generation of an HDM device…
February 22nd, 2011 · 7 Comments · Other S3D Tech
January 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News
Some more interesting video interviews from CES 2011 made by Neil Schneider from MTBS, this time with Sony about their 3D-capable products, interesting to watch if you weren’t able to visit CES this yea. In the first part Neil interviews John Wyckoff, technical product planning manager at Sony, who tells all about the upcoming Sony Bravia 3D HDTV product line, including upgrades to the way they render stereoscopic 3D content, including a bit on how the shutter glasses work and why Sony’s glasses do not get the stereoscopic 3D image as dark as with some other solutions. As well as a bit about on what 3D content to expect this year to be available.
In the second part of Sony interviews the topic is the PS3 game Killzone 3 that will support Stereo 3D as well as PlayStation Move controller. Here Neil talks with David Bull, SCEA Product Marketing Specialist, who gives the low down on what to expect, new Move attachments, pricing, and more.
Next up is Sony’s new stereoscopic 3D Handycam camcorder and 3D Bloggie presented by Amy Koppman, training manager at Sony. She talks a bit about the new consumer Sony HDR-T10 3D HD camcorder that is soon going to be available (in April for $1499 USD) and about the much more portable and affordable Bloggie 3D video recorder that will be available in March/April for $250 USD.
The last video covers Sony’s 3D Head Mounted Display prototype that has been demonstrated during CES 2011 as Neil talks with Raymond Stanley, senior manager training and content at Sony. This device is something that may or may not appear as a product on the market, but that does not make it look less cool. Of course it will be nice if Sony makes it available as recently HMD devices have been left behind and there is a big potential for such products. It kind of looks like a device that just came out of the TRON movie.
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January 14th, 2011 · No Comments · GeForce 3D Vision
Here come a few more interesting videos where Neil Schneider from MTBS3D interviews Patrick Beaulieu, Business Development Manager for the 3D Vision Technology at Nvidia during CES 2011. The first part of the interviews they talk about the recent milestone of over 500 supported games by the 3D Vision technology, Acer’s 27-inch 3D monitors, Nvidia’s 3D Vision Pro RF shutter glasses, the basic principle of work of the 3D Vision, the already available as a standalone product 3DTV Play software, what the 3D DLP projectors offer as alternative to 3D HDTVs, and a bit about the limitations of the HDMI 1.4 standard regarding stereo 3D support.
In the second part of the interview Patrick Beaulieu talks about the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 camera that can take stereoscopic 3D photos, with people on the background getting their pictures taken in 3D with some blue WOW-themed female characters. The interview continues with the recently updated 3D Vision Live portal that now also supports the upload and display of user made stereo 3D photos, including support for viewing the images in 3D mode with 3D Vision directly in the browser window as well as in anaglyph format if you don’t yet have 3D Vision. And there you can already see a lot of the photos taken on the back during the interview in stereo 3D.
The last part of the interview with Patrick Beaulieu talks about the 3D Vision-capable laptops with Dell and Lenovo coming soon and already recently announced gaming laptop from Asus all of them with integrated IR emitter, he explains a bit about the new Acer All-in-One 3D Vision PC, again a bit more about the 3D Vision Live portal, he also mentions a bit about the stereo 3D webcam that is available on the just announced 3D Vision-ready 3D monitor from Lenovo.