The fact that 3-D is a hot ticket in tech may not surprise you. The booming recent interest in 3-D video and film content are driving this. Avatar and other 3-D movies have capture the attention. The speed 3-D is headed soon to consumers’ homes may surprise. Cinema owners might not like this development, because they just started to like the 3D movie boost for their business.
Coming soon: 3-D TV article from EDN magzine tells that about 3-D video market change and technologies used for 3D displays.
3-D TV: An IC Opportunity? blog posting tells that it is inevitable that Hollywood’s going to repurpose its existing 2-D content library for the burgeoning 3-D era (analogous to what Hollywood did when it ‘colorized’ black-and-white material). The desired outcome is to motivate consumers to re-purchase 3-D versions of titles that they already own in 2-D. As the to-date largely failed DVD-to-Blu-ray re-selling experiment has shown, consumers are reluctant to follow Hollywood’s wishes. Because many existing aren’t inherently 3-D capable and consumers expect to see more and more 3D, this market need requires 2-D to 3-D transformation in real time. It’s a thorny problem to solve, but don’t underestimate the cleverness of smart engineers to make that dynamic 2-D to pseudo 3-D conversion process.
From 3D to the next bicycle article the the latest brainwaves from Gadget Show 2010. Sony and Panasonic demonstrating systems on massive screens. According the article NVidia showed a PC-based 3D system that is much more affordable that these high-end consumer systems. Supported software was Avatar game and virtual-reality car-racing system.