3D HDR (High Dynamic Range) is Coming
What is 3D-HDR ?
Traditional imaging techniques are incapable of capturing accurately or displaying the wide range of lighting in the real world. Some areas may be under-exposed and others over-exposed. High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging technologies are an exception: HDR can capture and deliver a wider range of real-world lighting to provide a significantly enhanced viewing experience.
3D Stereoscopy, on the other hand, is an imaging technique which enables or improves the illusion of depth by presenting two offset images to each of the viewer’s eyes. It has been shown to provide a strong cue for distance judgements and is capable of improving task performance.
3D-HDR, also known as Stereoscopic High Dynamic Range (SHDR), has the potential of bringing these diverse technologies together, exploiting the advantages of both. This novel imaging method with an unprecedented level of realism has the potential to deliver both improved depth perception and a realistic representation of the scene lighting.
Who is doing 3D-HDR?
3D-HDR is a pioneer field explored by only a few companies. GOHDR (UK) will present its first 3D-HDR solutions at the NAB in April 2012.
3D Storytelling Conference in March 2012
The industry talks 3D. Make sure you join them on 22-23 March 2012, in London, UK. Book your free place through the link here under.
- Hear from the commissioners of UK 3D content
- Get top tips from award winning 3D companies
- Test out the latest 3D camera rigs
- Get hands on with 3D post production software
- Investigate how 3D games can be tied into your films
- Fancy an outside 3D broadcast? This is the only place to understand these possibilities.
First 3D 'Wiggle' video published
A Wiggle image is an image with two rapidly alternating views (usually an animated .gif image). Now a pair of directors working under the name "A Nice idea every day" created a "3D" musical for Mint Julep using the same technique, giving 1) a strong depth feeling, and 2) strong headaches... on any screen, ans without any glasses!
How strange it may be, as a first in the world, the work has its own merits. Check for yourself here under.
Meduza Titan 3D Camera
Meduza Sales (London, UK) announced its Mk1 4K 3D stereoscopic camera months ago that will be available later this year, but now thay are annoucing for (almost) immediate availability their 2K version called Titan. Weighting 3.5 Kg only because of its titanium housing, this rugged 3D stereoscopiccamera offers variable interaxial (38-110 mm) and convergence, and dual 2/3" CMOS sensors for a 1920x1080 resolution.
Technicolor 15-points 3D Checklist
As announced here, Technicolor lauched in 2010 the Certifi3D program geared towards broadcasters and network service providers with the goal of delivering quality and comfortable 3D experiences to end consumers.
Sharp XV-Z30000, a 3DHD 1600 lumens DLP projector
Sharp (Japan) was presenting at the CES in January, a new addition to its existing 3D DLP projectors line. Called the XV-Z30000, it is a 1600-lumen 3D stereoscopic projector that throws a 1080p full-HD 3D image on whichever surface and keeps the quality up thanks to a 50,000:1 contrast ratio.
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