Vizio CinemaWide 3D TV
The new VIZIO CinemaWide 50 and 58 inches 3D TV set has -as its name implies- an aspect ratio of 21:9 but it also offers 120 Hz, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Full HD3D, plus wired and wireless Internet connectivity. It uses passive glasses technology for 3D, so 3D glasses at 2$ apiece are OK.
The large format means you can put a full HD (3D or not) movie and screen along with EPG and other info (i.e. Facebook) on the side.... Resolution is 2560x1080 pixels so there is a 640 pixels zone on the left of the 16:9 image for additional stuff.
Costa Concordia: Tragic Friday 13 in a 4D cinema
The 3,200 passengers aboard the Costa Concordia cruise liner were enjoying a night of entertainment and relaxation off Italy's Mediterranean coast when tragedy hit them. Some of them paid the 8€ ticket (polarized glasses included) to enjoy 12-minutes stereoscopic short movies in the 4D theater with moving seats and special effects including wind, water sprays, and small. From now, only one of those special effects remain on the offer...
The ship was built in 2006 and the 4D cinema was installed in 2010.
Scorsese's third Golden Globe for Hugo
Martin Scorsese' first 3D movie "Hugo" was received extremely well and the confirmation came yesterday with a third Golden Globe award for best director. Scorsese's innovative use of strong 3D effects combined with heavy focus blur, clever lighting and superb camera moves have been universally appreciated by moviegoers and the Golden Globes jury as well.
Peter Chang's Best 3D Video of 2011
Peter Chang from CineFugue is the author of the 'Deus Ex Homine' motion-controlled time-lapse 3D video unanimously recognized by the Nvidia 3DVisionLive jury as the best 3D video of 2011.
(Click to enlarge)
The video is prominently visible on 3DVisionLive in 3D (Nvidia 3D Vision glasses heavily recommended). The YouTube 3D version is visible here under; we recommand to download it locally in 1080p for viewing with Stereoscopic Player without any Internet bandwidth concerns. File size is 150 Mbytes for the Full HD 3D version.
(Click to enlarge)
Sony HDR-TD20V 3D Camcorder
Sony's new 3D camcorder 'Handycam HDR-TD20V' is 34% smaller than the previous model. The HDR-TD20V has a pair of 5.4 Megapixels sensors, 30% more than the former TDR10. The interaxial distance is a bit smaller and the objectives have a smaller focal distance, an advantage when shooting close-ups. Sony will put it on the market in March 2012 at a retail price of 1500$.
Toshiba Camileo Z100 3D camcorder
The Toshiba Camileo Z100 will be shipped in April 2012 for $219 and features 3D video capture. It records in both 2D as well as the 3D format and has a flip-out 2.8-inch, glasses-free 3D LCD touch-screen display that shifts to 2D when you want. There's an 8 times optical zoom (2D and 3D) and there's 120x digital zoom in 2D mode.
LG bezel-less 84 inches 4K 3DTV
LG (Korea) is presenting its new LM9600 84 inches 4K Cinema Screen Design at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, USA ( exists also in 60 and 72 inches for smaller living rooms). The frame of this new 3DTV is extremely thin at 1mm only! Not only will the nearly nonexistent bezel help immerse viewers more fully into the 3D experience but it will also allow almost seamless stacking for multiscreen videowalls such as in Nvidia 3D Surround setups, a true 3D gamer's dream come true... Add the monster 84 inches size to the 4K resolution (4 times the number of pixels of other HD 3D TV sets) and the voice control commands.