3D without glasses the gadgets coming in 2011

Written By admin on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 7:33 PM

3D without glasses
2011 may be the year when three dimensional will get personal. Set up act of wearing glasses is putting-off customers (European and US customers trail the planet in three dimensional excitements based on experts at Nielsen), the current CES in Vegas saw a raft of unpredicted bulletins, demos and prototypes of glasses-free three dimensional devices.


Having a couple of stunning exceptions - Toshiba's 56-inch and 65-inch LCD Televisions, more specifically - just about all were portable small screen products for example mobile phones, picture frames, video cameras and laptops (though oddly no pills).

During the time of writing - using the Manufacturers 3DS yet to take purchase - there's just one glasses-free gadget on purchase Fujifilm's Ninepin REAL three dimensional W3 camera.

Lucy Edwards, marketing manager for Digital Camera Models at Fusion, thinks that glasses-free three dimensional 'ventricular' (i.e. the lens is in all directions instead of in glasses) technology is presently perfect for players and photography enthusiasts.

She states the W3's 3.5-inch screen is, "best seen straight-on because of the screen getting a particular 'sweet spot' in which the three dimensional effect is most pronounced, making the technology well suited for a camera or handheld games device.

"Human eyes are usually around 64mm apart, so to be able to have the ability to shoot true, realistic three dimensional images, the W3 is outfitted with two Fusion contacts which are really about 20% further apart - in order to increase the impression of depth, while still creating natural-searching images."

Do-it-yourself three dimensional

Sony's immediate response to the possible lack of three dimensional submissions are just like Fujifilm's build your own, and it is apparent that it is goal is another glasses-free future.

In addition to professional three dimensional cameras, The new sonny used CES to produce a glasses-free three dimensional 'Bloggie' video camera, while previewing a ten.1-inch portable three dimensional Blue-ray player, a VAIO laptop and possibly the best illustration of 'personal 3D' (though hardly glasses-free) a set of 'headcount' three dimensional glasses having a three dimensional OLED screen for every eye, which appears destined for that Ps platform.

"2011 starts the next thing in our three dimensional strategy - the entire year by which three dimensional becomes personal," Sony's Boss Howard Stringer told a packed audience at CES.

"Three dimensional is much more than the usual sci-fi gimmick to create effects dominate the story and bedazzle the viewer, it really mirrors the expertise of reality itself," he stated.

"We do not begin to see the world around us in 2D; we have seen it in living three dimensional. As with every technology refinement and enhancements follows, with or without glasses, and audiences will end up more passionate."

As a result, display producers are queuing as much as make use of the expected boom in three dimensional products. Master Image, making a 3.1-inch screen already utilized in Japan by Hitachi's WOO three dimensional Smartphone, was in the CES, while eLocity's 10-inch photo frame that auto-converts 2D pictures into three dimensional, told TechRadar it expects to create glasses-free three dimensional gaming Computers and Televisions this season.

Sharp demoed 3.8-inch and 10.6-inch three dimensional screens, while LG also led towards the debate having a 4.3-inch glasses-free three dimensional display that includes a resolution of 400x800 pixels.

"LG sees an explosion potential within the three dimensional mobile display markets," stated Dr. Jong-seok Park, leader and Boss of LG Mobile Communications Company, at CES. "LG is searching toward debuting this exciting new method to watch three dimensional movies or play games in your cell phone." To us, that seems like it's pretty near to market.

Many of these glasses-free - or auto stereoscopic, more specifically - three dimensional devices basically work exactly the same way a frequently transparent (to permit 2D watching, too) parallax barrier on screen has a number of light-obstructing slits that together send another image to every eye. Essentially it is a refined version of three dimensional peels off stickers, cards and cereal packs from two decades ago. And contains exactly the same disadvantage: the viewer needs to stay still.

Within the dead zone

actually, should you move your mind a small distance the whole three dimensional effect is destroyed you are watching in the 'dead zone'.

"A car stereoscopic screen has numerous sights across its screen - effectively nine different images that you simply see while you move you mind across," Bill Promote, senior technology consultant at Future source talking to, told TechRadar. "If you are not in a single of individuals nine sweet spots you are able to potentially visit a reverse three dimensional image."

Promising a 'dead zone-free' three dimensional experience is Toshiba, which surprised industry viewers by unveiling at CES a 15.6-inch auto stereoscopic three dimensional laptop. What's interesting relating to this is the fact that it is all about 'personal 3D' just the person sitting while watching screen will get a three dimensional image. Everybody else, even when they crowd round the laptop, is only able to see ghosting and flicker.

Most importantly, the viewer can move their mind around and change their viewing position throughout playback but still visit a three dimensional image - you will find no 'dead zone' gaps between your sweet spots.

A Toshiba USA spokesperson told TechRadar: "Laptops utilizes a webcam to determine that person also it puts an online mask you. Inch Affirmed, an inset feed in the webcam alongside the three dimensional image discloses an active feed of me having a line around my eyes, nose and face.

"It changes the sunshine output depending on monitoring your skills position, however it does not always work if you achieve too near to the screen." Throughout our demo the three dimensional effect was pretty resilient, particularly in the foreground. However, the webcam monitoring system got confused through the vibrant light from the video camera behind us, interference and mistakes basically moved by mind rapidly, and that I did visit a double image within the left-hands side.

This prototype of 'two parallax' tech - as it is known - still requires a tweak or two, but is slated available later this season.

Toshiba tallies

Toshiba, which favors the word 'natural' three dimensional, seems to achieve the most glasses-free three dimensional devices in the toolbox. Also showing without glasses at CES were its formerly introduced 12-inch and 20-inch three dimensional Televisions - only on purchase in Japan - and the real thing 56 and 65-inch Brought three dimensional Televisions which use Toshiba's effective CEVO Engine - and do not require glasses.

With individuals, pixilation is definitely a problem a few of the pixels are used to create different sights, climax a smaller amount of a problem with small screen products - hence the large push. Besides, technology enhancements are imminent. "We have now got nine sights, but decreasing the pike is 15 sights," states Promote. "Though which will require more processing along with a meaty nick."

Despite there being some worries about the standard from the technology, Toshiba, The new sonny, LG and also the relaxation clearly think there is a demand. Commercial facts are in play, too sales of 2D cameras and video cameras will be in terminal decline since mobile phones added cameras and video recording.

The arrival of glasses-free three dimensional could give these dying products a brief shot within the arm, though expect the Smartphone (all eyes on Mobile World Congress 2011) to once more consign these phones digital dustbin we expect glasses-free three dimensional to become about gaming devices for any year approximately - signal the Manufacturers 3DS - however it will not be lengthy until everybody includes a parallax within their pocket.

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