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StereoscopyNews Issue #120

on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:09. Posted in Newsletters

Issue #120
20 November 2011

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StereoscopyNews wishes you a Merry Christmas !

Christmas gift suggestion :

    Download and print our 2012 3D calendar.


iPad3 3D and iPad mini

visitor of Display Taiwan 2011 put his hands on what may be a prototype of the next 3D iPad3 with 3G connection and an autostereoscopic HD screen, a device that is supposed to appear as soon as Fabruary 2012. We heard recently a rumor stating a resolution increase of 33%. Watch the video report here under.

Global shipments of tablet PCs are expected to reach 60 million units in 2011, of which 70% will be Apple's iPads. To cash in on market demand as well as market expectations (and under pressure from the Kindle), Apple is expected to release its next-generation iPad3s at the end of first quarter 2012.

 Apple is also expected to launch later next year a smaller version of the iPad3 dubbed " iPad3 mini ", with a 20 cm (7.85 inches) display size. The actual iPad has a 25.6 cm (10.1 inches) screen.

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A Monster in Paris

"Un Monstre à Paris" is the original title in French of the last movie from Eric Bergeron (co-director of Shark Tale). The soundtrack is done by Matthieu Chedid. Venessa Paradis, François Cluzet and Gzd elmaleh are the voices of the main characters.

Story: A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer?

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Middle Earth News

The unoffical The-HobbitMovie web site released information about the Hobbit synopsis. And a few days ago, CNNMoney reported about "A house fit for a Hobbit", a house that

Vince Donovan (Pennsylvania, USA) -a true Tolkien addict- built for himself with the help from Archer and Buchanan Architecture. The work started in 2004.


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Free iPad-iPhone 3D game

Atom Interceptor is a free game available on iTunes. Its stereoscopic 3D mode supposes you are wearing Red/Cyan anaglyph glasses; the effect is best seen on iPhone4, iPod Touch and iPad. 

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Elbow Saves Christmas in 3D

The ‘Elbow Saves Christmas’ animation will be part of the Santa Grotto experience in Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City (both in UK). Each child in the audience is featured in the film. Their pictures will be displayed throughout the story, watching Elbow save Santa’s presents from the good-elf-turned-bad Fumble. As in any good "4D" or "5D" show, there will be additoinal elements to the experience, including wind effects, light and ‘elf dust.’

The animation runs for seven minutes and was conceived by Andrew Jenkinson and its vStream (Dublin, Ireland) using their Mirror 3D Personalisation Software.

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Men in Black 3 Trailer

Sony Pictures made the announcement that Men In Black 3 will be released in IMAX theaters as well and making its regular theatrical debut. The release date on IMAX and regular theatres is May, 25 2012 but this week, Sony / Columbia Pictures released the long awaited trailer !

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Snapily offers iPhone and iPad 3D snapshots

3D stereoscopic photo taking has already made its way into smartphones thanks to a new iPhone app from online photo printing service Snapily offered by HumanEyes (Spain). The company’s 3D iPhone software runs on both iPhone (from the 3GS), iPod touch (from v3) and iPad, and yields “true stereoscopic 3D pictures”. IOS 4.2 or better is required.

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The 3D image can also be viewed on the phone’s LCD using the accelerometers insidde the device, so if you rock the phone back and forth you will see different left and right eye angles. Snapily will also sell lenticular 3D prints, which can be ordered directly from the app for 4 US$ per print.

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The Rest of the 3D Week


Booty 3D
Trine 2 on PC and Mac
New AMD Catalyst Driver with HD3D
Avatar iTunes Edition
Digital Domain 2D-3D Licensing
3DS Audioguides in the Louvre
Free 3D eBook for iPhone/iPad

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