Raytrix (kiel, Germany) offers a lightfield plenoptic camera able to shot objects in 3D with a single lens. Or should we say 20,000 lenses? In fact, a plenoptic camera hides many very tiny lenses behind a single large one. And the process that collects information from those tiny micro-cameras is clever enough to reconstruct the whole scene in 3D. Of course, a very large number crunching engine is required behind the sensor to produce a usable 3D representation. This engine is usually based on Nvidia GPU processors.
"Le Palais des Glaces 3D" is a movie by Cyril Rigon produced by Odeon&Cie, Paris, France. Topic : a complex murder story inside the small circus world...
"Gabin, Le Mime" is a 15 minutes short film acting as a teaser for "Le Palais des Glaces 3D". Gabin is the first 3D Stereoscopic French film shot with RED Epic cameras. "Le Palais des Glaces 3D" features Gérard Depardieu and Caterina Murino.
XDC, FTT and Bewegte Bilder are leading service providers of Digital Cinema services in Europe. The decision to merge and develop the new common brand – dcinex™ - is intended to leverage the enormous potential and knowledge base of the entities while reinforcing the synergies amongst all three parties.
A word from Serge Plasch, XDC CEO
“With dcinex™, our goal is to strengthen our position of an end-to-end cinema sales and service organization and to create a leading brand with full geographic coverage across all European countries,” stated Serge Plasch, CEO of XDC. “The time has come to join forces and fully utilize our wide range of know-how and experience” he added.
dcinex™ will operate under two main business lines: Exhibitor Services and Content Services. The company will continue to serve all players in the cinema industry in a streamlined and focused way. On the Exhibitor side, dcinex™ will focus on full service provision including 2D and 3D stereoscopic cinema equipment supply and installation, VPF financing, NOC Support and maintenance services. On the Content side dcinex™ will focus on offering the full range of post-production and mastering services for distributors and 2D and 3D content owners, as well as Pan-European physical and electronic delivery and digital rights management.
A word from Bewegte Bilder CEO Carsten Schuffert
“This versatility accounts for the company’s past and current success and is the key to continued development of dcinex™ in the future” commented Carsten Schuffert, XDC’s Vice President of Content & Delivery Services, and CEO of Bewegte Bilder. He continued: "dcinex™ combines lab and distribution services in different countries and enables us to have both, a national and a Pan-European scope".
A word from Till Cussmann, FTT Marketing Director
The group employs approximately 200 professionals in 14 countries throughout Europe. “Until now, the awareness of all three brands functioning under one umbrella has been limited” commented Till Cussmann, FTT Sales & Marketing Director. “Our individual brands are all very strong in their respective markets. With dcinex™ we will become one single entity while optimizing our different strengths and local footprints. The new brand will continue to operate locally with a high degree of independence while developing the full potential of a Pan-European network” he added.
The new web site dcinex is accessible from today, May 16, 2012. The company is currently developing its new corporate identity which will be officially launched at CineEurope in Barcelona in June (but the logo is already visible).
dcinex will be based at the actual XDC location: Le Pôle Image de Liège, Rue de Mulhouse, 36, Liège, Belgium.
Visiting the Giza plateau in stereoscopic 3D on your PC becomes possible thanks to Dassault Systemes 3DVia interactive plug-in. Once the plug-in is installed, you will have the choice between Nvidia 3D Vision active glasses, Red/Cyan anaglyph glasses or your 3D TV set to enjoy the interactive visit.
The Giza 3D project is using data collected by archaeologist and is based on evidence from more than 100 years of archaeological excavations. The browsable world includes a temple, several pyramids, the tomb of queen Hetepheres (here under), and several mastabas.
NLT Technologies (Kawasaki, Japan) was formerly know as NEC LCD Japan. The renamed comapny developed a new glasses-free 3D LCD display that uses their new HxDP (Horizontal x times-Density Pixels, an enhancement to existing HDDP, or Horizontal Double-Density Pixels technology) - to create mutiple viewpoints and allow 2D and 3D images on the same screen at the same time.
The company produced a prototype 3.1" panel with 427x240 pixels.