Sunday, June 10, 2007

Digital 3-D Experience

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3-D is back, packing sophisticated, highly refined, and most importantly, affordable technology courtesy of a company called Real D, and it's here to stay.

Real D Cinema mimics the way you actually see—in depth.

[Meet the Robinsons - Making the 3D/Stereo Film]

Meet the Robinsons it's not the first film to be released using this technology, but it's the first to be designed from the start with both 2-D and 3-D versions in mind.
Forget the old style glasses, as Real D takes advantage of digital projection technology by needing just one projector, which rapidly shifts between images for the left eye and the right eye, so quickly (144 times per second) that the brain is not even aware of it.
Using polarized light, the images are crisper, clearer and more immersive than any 3D process in history.
The images are “decoded” by viewers wearing comfortable, lightweight glasses that are a lot like sunglasses:

[from left to right: George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Randal Kleiser, Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron]

[Lenny Lipton discusses the REAL D digital 3D system]

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