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If you strap two motorcycles together, it doesn’t make a car

The title is the ethos driving Meduza (London, UK), the  firm responsible for a single-body stereoscopic 3D camera unveiled earlier this year in Las Vegas. The first commercial version of MEDUZA's 4k camera able to acquire images at 3072 x 4096 pixels is on show at IBC (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) , together with the Delta 4K S3D lens, designed by Kenji Suematsu and described as the first built for purpose, matched-pair 3D lenses.


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XD Theater offers 6D experience

Schiphol aiport (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) got a new "6D" cinema.  The XD theater has 3 different 5 minutes ride films to choose from and offers up to 2G's of acceleration and a 400 movements/second; this is more or less two times more shake than previous ride simulators offered but doesn't fully explain why 3D has become 6D....


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Christie helps 3D shine at IBC

IBC (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) will focus on 3D on monday 12 September 2011.

Christie's next generation of 2K and 4K DLP Cinema projection systems will be used to support all presentations at the IBC Big Screen Experience throughout the show, including the Big Screen Saturday Night Movie: Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moonin Digital 3D (RAI Auditorium, September 10), and the D-Cinema Conference in the RAI Theatre on September 12th, which centres on all things 3D — from post-production to live transmission.


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Are we ditching 3DTVs as long as they are not glasses-free?

As a recent 3DRadar paper said : "Are glasses killing 3D TV?" Research at Strategy Analytics has found that 3DTV owners (in the UK at least)  typically own just two pairs of glasses - 13 per cent don't own any - and see the high cost as a major barrier to buying more. Only just over half of them agreed that they would buy more 3D glasses if prices were lower.


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