The new SH80F weights 135 gr. only, but it packs a dual 8-Mpixels camera, a 4.2 inches 3D screen (no glasses needed, parallax-barrier autostereoscopic technology), a 540x960 pixels display in 262,000 colors, a front 0.3 Mpixels camera, 2 Gb of memory, a Micro-SD card slot, a flash, HDMI video out, and Android operating system ! And 2D to 3D conversion is included...
The AQUOS Phone's parallax barrier system—which imitates the parallax difference between our right and left eye—enables the display of vivid three-dimensional HD images without the need for glasses. The phone recognises if content is 2D or 3D at playback, and adjusts accordingly.
The most exciting film at the Sundance Film Festival (19-29 Jan 2012, Sundance, Utah, USA) is presented at the fest’s New Frontier exhibition space and is named “Evolution (Megaplex)”. Created by Marco Brambilla, director of "Demolition Man" in 1993, this large-scale installation is extraordinary.
It’s a stereoscopic 3D video collage which plays onscreen in a 3-minutes loop offering a wild abundance of arresting images and segments from 30 films at any given moments. Viewers will recognize "King Kong," "Ghandi," the parting of the Red Sea from "The Ten Commandments," John Wayne in “The Searchers,” Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry clothes, and Elvis Presley in “Jailhouse Rock". Parts of this work are visibel in the video here under.
WW-II IN 3D tells the story of the war from the rise of the Nazis, their sweep across Europe, the Allied counterattack and the fall of Nazi Germany. This documentary is made of archived 3D photos and 3Dvideos. Some really stunning Ally aerial reconnaissance photographs show very clear how the Allied forces found the 3D photos helpful when planning ground assaults and invasions.
The centerpiece of WWII in 3D, though, is a newly restored (albeit incredibly short) Nazi propaganda film, never before seen by the public, shot in stereoscopic 3D in 1943. In it, German soldiers aim and fire an 88mm flak gun at enemy aircraft using a stereoscopic range finder.
The Lion King 3D success prompted Disney to dig in its treasure trove of good old animated movies ready to be converted to 3D and making money once more. Next in line are Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and the Little Mermaid.
Warner Bros is releasing "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" in 3D from January 19, 2012 in Australia, to February 3, 2012 in UK, February 10, 2012 in the USA, and as late as April 20, 2012 in Norway. The movie is best viewed in IMAX theatres, but is also released in a lot a other 3D venues.