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Have you Tried the Glascope Stereoscope Glasses for 3D?

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

Glascope by Strange Dimension is an interesting product that supposedly allows you to watch full color stereoscopic videos on a standard 2D monitor or TV set. The device is essentially a glasses style stereoscope with peripheral vision limiter for watching 3D videos or images in a Side by Side configuration and it is based on the principles of the first stereoscope, developed more than hundred and fifty years ago. By seeing only half of the image on the display with each eye, you essentially get a slightly different image while both images are being displayed on the same screen at the same time, and the Glascope glasses are blocking the left view from being seen with the right eye and the right view from being seen by the left eye. So each eye only sees the part of the image displayed on the screen indented for it and when the left and right images are being joined by the brain the user produces the feeling of volume in the image. The Glascope is available for $37.70 USD and is being shipped worldwide, but has any of you already tried this device? If you have tried it then you are welcome to share your feedback below, I haven’t personally tried it, but I’ve used similar products and they actually work pretty well…

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  • 1 Don Whitaker // Dec 8, 2011 at 01:57

    I haven’t tried these, but I am tempted to give em a try. For $20 I’d def give em a shot. :) I’m wondering if the adjustments would allow for viewing on a HD TV?

  • 2 Chris K. // Dec 8, 2011 at 04:59

    I’ve used quite similar (and much cheaper!) prism glasses and they cause prismatic color effects (duh). No way to avoid the prismatic effects with the design, seems like a decent idea but it’s surprising how obvious the effect is.

  • 3 Max // Dec 8, 2011 at 09:37

    Nice, especially with 16:9 screens, but maybe 2-3cm movement to left or right destroy the effect? :(

  • 4 Ardov // Dec 8, 2011 at 15:19

    At least ghosting is not an issue anymore. :-)

  • 5 DigiMagic // Dec 8, 2011 at 18:47

    What about horizontal scaling, do the lenses do that? Side by side content is usually squashed.

  • 6 Dan // Dec 8, 2011 at 19:59

    I agree with Don, this may be worth giving a shot if they can be had for the $20 range. I still may pick up a set anyway though.

  • 7 Bloody // Dec 8, 2011 at 23:22

    It is true that most Side by Side videos use the half horizontal resolution format, but you can adjust the aspect ratio from the player in order to have them properly stretched… the drawback is the extra black border on top/bottom of the screen.

  • 8 Dan // Dec 19, 2011 at 19:39

    We will find out how they work soon. I just ordered a pair.

  • 9 Ted Whitten // Mar 31, 2015 at 00:41

    I just got one of these in the mail. Definitely seems like a great viewing option, at least that’s my initial impression after trying them for a few minutes. They work great, they seem like they’re built reasonably well, and they may have a few things going for them over the Pokescope, such as: 1. You wear them like glasses, so for extended viewing your arms won’t get tired holding up the Pokescope. 2., They’re slightly cheaper (about $37.00)., and 3., They’re adjustable (There’s a dial above the bridge of the nose that narrows and widens the distance between the lenses.

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