Ready or not, the latest 3D technology is coming home
by Ben Drawbaugh
Now wait one second before you start on the whole "I`m not wearing any stupid looking glasses," because no matter what you say, there are more people paying extra to go 3D movies than ever and the reason is simple; it`s because this isn`t like the crappy 3D you saw during the Super Bowl last year — or that our parents grew up with. No, the 3D that Sony, Panasonic, and others are promising next year is like nothing you`ve seen. We`ve come a long way since the old anaglyph red and blue glasses that come in cereal boxes, so before you knock the new technology before it`s even out, click through and read about the technologies that might bring us a real 3D revolution.
3D, the basics
We have two eyes for a reason and while we`ve enjoyed stereo sound since-like-forever, stereoscopic images haven`t quite arrived. At its core, 3D is as simple as using two cameras to capture the data that our eyes would, but it`s the display part that`s proven tricky. Ultimately, the technology has to find a way to present each eye with a different variation of an image, at that point our eyes and brain do the rest.
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