Doug Trumbull is Back in the 3D HFR Sci-Fi Business
Douglass Trumbull, who invented the showscan high frame rate cinema format (70mm - 60 fps) and worked on "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Blade Runner", as well as directing cult classics such as 1971's environmentally themed "Silent Running", has two full-length projects in the works, and both will be shot in 4K 3D stereoscopic and 120 images/second high-frame-rate, no less...
The first of the two planned movies is a science fiction epic that takes place about 200 years in the future. The other one is an expanded version of his current short "Ufotog", which tells the story of a man's attempt to photograph an alien spacecraft.
Orthodontists Can't Go Back to 2D
Orthodontists are three-dimensional thinkers. They are using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in North America for more than a decade, and in that time it has become a vital part of many orthodontic practices, bringing added value to pretreatment diagnosis and treatment planning. CBCT provides a clearer view of patient anatomy and pathology, without the distortions or superimpositions of conventional imaging. Resulting images are presented in 2D or in 3D.
Prince Charles Watching 3D in Jordan
Charles, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, are the most followed royal couple in UK, even when they are abroad visiting Jordan. The King and Queen of Jordan offered the usual receptions and visits, including 3D demos in a museum, one more occasion for us to watch British royals wearing 3D glasses.
RealD Bean Counters are Smiling
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of largest local public companies gained strong for the second week of April 2013. The weighted LABJ Stock Index rose 3 percent to $160.02 for the trading week ending April 12. Among the big gainers was RealD Inc.
No More 3D Glasses for Italian Kids Under 6
Italy’s Ministry of Health has ruled that 3D glasses used to watch stereoscopic movies should be limited to viewers age 6 and above. Also, an investigation has been opened into a decision from the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association from last year to allow 3D glasses to be used by viewers as young as 3 years old. Warnings will be added to the instruction packets for all 3D glasses sold for home use.