Spatial View currently has an interesting offer for a 19-inch autostereoscopic 3D display (no glasses needed to view the 3D image), bundled with Spatial View PowerPlayer 3D video playback software and one of the company’s digital content creation plug-ins. What is interesting in this bundle is the price as it is quite good for professionals looking for an autostereoscopic 3D display and using Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3DS Max, Adobe After Effects or Maxon Cinema 4D for creating stereoscopic 3D content. The display offers a native resolution of 1440×900 pixels and offers 5 viewing positions using parallax barrier to produce the 3D image without the need of additional glasses. The optimal viewing distance is between 0.8 to 1.50 meters away from the screen, the LCD panel is based on TN technology and has a response time of 5 ms, the maximum brightness is 380 cd/m2 and the maximum contrast is 1000:1. The 3DeeArtist Bundle is currently available with a price of $599 USD, which is a real bargain as only the 3D video player and any one of the plugins you choose are sold separately for a higher price than what you get with the bundle, so you can say that you kind of get the hardware for free.
April 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech
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June 20th, 2009 · 12 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos, GeForce 3D Vision
You should know that GeForce 3D Vision is not only intended to be used just for gaming, but also for watching 3D Stereo digital images and even for 3D movies. But in order to use the shutter glasses for watching moves you should first get a special player that can play 3D stereo movies the right way and they you should get movies that are supported. Nvidia provides a free Stereoscopic 3D Video Player that should be more than enough to get you started in the world of 3D movies, but there are also some other solutions that I’m going to talk about some other time. Nivida’s Stereoscopic 3D Video Player has built in support for playing back 3D Stereo videos in the following file formats: AVI, AVIS, WMV, WMVS, ASF, MPG, MPGS, MPEG, M1V, MP2, M2TS, VOB, MP4, SVI and SPP. There is also support for playing 3D Stereo movies in DVD Video format if you own any of these of course and they are in the right format. And by the right format I mean movies that are not encoded for anaglyph viewing, but provide a video with two full separate frames for each eye. You should know that most of the DVD video 3D movies are designed for paper anaglyph glasses and these will not work with the shutter glasses form the GeForce 3D Vision kit!
To get you started there are some short videos in 3D Stereo that are looking quite well when played with the Stereoscopic 3D Video Player and the GeForce 3D Vision kit. There are 6 short movies, two of which are animated and the other 4 are of different real world scenes and places so you can actually see the difference. You can also look around over the net for more compatible videos, these should be quite a few more that will look and work great with the added depth perception. Have in mind that all those videos can be viewed in normal 2D mode on a normal or 3D-compatible monitor and in 3D Stereo only on a compatible display. When you run the player and a movie on a Samsung 2233RZ for instance when you switch to full screen the movies automatically goes in 3D mode, otherwise when it is being displayed in a small window it is in 2D mode by default.
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