• 2,500 3D U.S. theaters by April '09

    3D theaters are back, baby. Estimates put the current installation base around 1,500 but some chap, Jeffery Katzenberg, predicts that there will be 2,500 by April in time for DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs Aliens. The Dreamworks CEO is certain that consumers will spend an extra $5 to don cheap, plastic glasses to experience the movie in 3D and he might be right. 3D movies bring… Read More

  • NewSight Corp develops worlds 1st 3D LED 180-inch monster screen

    Don’t get too excited, Trust Fund kiddies. This massive display probably will not be available for your purchase but my goodness, wouldn’t GOW2 be sweet on it. The 180-inch 3D LED video wall is destined for commercial use considering four of these can be connected together to make a gigantic 360-inch screen. LEDs make up each pixel and are arranged at a pitch of 6mm. Even… Read More

  • New technology makes it possible to view 3D color holograms of moving objects

    Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has developed a new 3D electronic holography production technology doing away with lasers or darkrooms. Based on integral photography, moving objects can be taken on video under normal lighting conditions with a fly-eye lens and then be displayed as color holograms. Conventional holography techniques… Read More

  • NFL to broadcast game next week in 3D (but only to 3 theaters)

    There will be an added dimension to next week’s Chargers-Raiders game. That is, there will be a third dimension. Yes, the NFL is going 3D. Can you feel the excitement? The NFL will broadcast a game in 3D live for the first time on Sunday. The 3D broadcast will only be available to three specially equipped theaters: one in New York, one in Los Angeles and one in Boston. NFL execs and… Read More

  • "DynaCube 3D" makes it possible to view natural-looking 3D images by the naked eye

    Shots made using the Dynacube3D method (viewed from the left, front and right) A group of Japanese researchers from Dai Nippon Printing and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology developed a printing technology that supposedly makes it possible to view high-quality 3D images by the naked eye. The new printing technique makes it possible that perceived images are changing when… Read More

  • Thanks to research, decent 3D displays getting closer to reality

    So CNN has this quick little piece on innovations involving holographic television. You know, something along the lines of “don’t look now, but in just a few years you could be watching ESPN and get an elbow in the face from Kevin Garnet.” The catalyst for the piece is new research coming from the University of Arizona that make it easier to create displays with some sort… Read More

  • I want my 3D TV!

    At IFA today many companies are showing off their attempts at 3D TV. Most of the displays being shown are not yet designed for home use, and instead are being positioned as business applications: in-store signage and advertising, architecture and CAD displays, and prototype user interfaces. Most of the televisions require no glasses, and produce a reasonable 3D display. In the displays… Read More

  • DreamWorks and Intel commit to 3D with InTru3D

    The recently announced DreamWorks and Intel partnership was expanded upon today with the announcement of InTru3D. The new mark was unveiled by DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg at IDF. A clip from Kung-Fu Panda was specifically rendered in 3D for the announcement, wowing the audience with flying spears and falling rocks. Katzenberg announced that starting in 2009, all DreamWorks features… Read More

  • KDDI develops the world's first free viewpoint video technology for Web TV

    Tokyo-based KDDI R&D Laboratories announced [JP] they developed a technology that makes it possible to distribute free viewpoint video through the web. The research arm of the Japanese telecommunications powerhouse has been working on the technology for several years. KDDI claims users will be able to watch video from various angles. The technology will only work when the video material… Read More

  • James Cameron bets big on 3D, says you'll love it everywhere

    Director James Cameron, maker of such amazing films as Terminator and The Abyss, has spent years and millions developing 3D cinema technology, rumored to be a driving force behind the film Avatar he’s been working on since the beginning of time. But he wants you to know that it’s not just about movies, the technology could be used in many other ways. He points out that by using… Read More

  • Samsung 3D plasmas now available

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Remember how we told you Samsung would be bringing their 3D plasma HDTVs this month? Well, the Series 4 sets are now available in stores. The 42-inch PN42A450 is available for $1,199, and the 50-inch PN50A450 is available for $1,699. Yay! Read More

  • NBA games coming to theaters in 3D

    Smart guy, that Mark Cuban. He knew that people with high definition TVs would rather watch a show about dolphins in HD over anything else being broadcast in standard definition so he invested a bunch of money into HD programming. Now he’s betting that people will actually want to watch professional basketball if it’s broadcast at a public theater in 3D. Hell, I’d… Read More

  • DLP invades IMAX, replaces film

    Isn’t OMSI cool looking? IMAX theaters are set to rid themselves of 70mm film and replace it with TI’s fancy DLP Cinema digital movie files for 2D and 3D movies. So I guess those cool viewing bays with the film going around are now obsolete, which is kind of sad because that was neat to look at while waiting on line. At least it was at the OMSI in Portland. But the DLP cinema… Read More

  • Samsung, DDD ink deal for upcoming 3D HDTVs

    The DDD Group, they’re a 3D software company, has joined forces with Samsung to integrate its TriDef 3D functionality into low cost 3D chips for upcoming generations of Samsung’s 3D HDTVs. However, DDD will have to reach a certain technical milestone for a prototype chip, which they expect to be finished sometime in the first half of this year before they receive their development fee. Read More

  • Video: Our reality is augmented

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F728082&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Biggs and I both thought this was some magical display, but we soon realized it wasn’t Harry Potter whipping up magical spells from somewhere. Read More

  • Video: Hands on with a Samsung 3D touchscreen panel

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F722272&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Read More

  • Samsung bringing 3D plasmas to market next month

    As usual, Samsung will be the first to bring a 3D plasma HDTV to the US market next month in 42- and 50-inch versions. Most of us at CG have seen a demo of this within the last six months and it’s safe to say how darn cool it is. If and when you decide to purchase one you get the appropriate software and 3D glasses. Don’t fret because you can still watch your 2D moving pictures… Read More

  • Rumor: Canon to introduce mid-pro "3D" camera and 5D replacement?

    Apparently some Canon reps technicians have loose lips and while jawing about how unpredictable their bosses were about announcing things, may have leaked a few specs for a phantom camera set to fit in between the 1D Mark III and the 5D. He also mentioned some possible upgrade specs for the 5D — maybe now is your chance to buy a used 5D on the cheap as all the pros ditch for the new… Read More

  • CES 2008: Sensio's 3D TV tech works for us colorblind nerd jerks!

    I love the new types of 3D technology coming to our homes. Sensio’s got a type they were showing off, and it works. I’m colorblind, so 3D usually just looks like crap to me, but their system is using the far superior polarized system, and it worked. They’re utilizing a combination of various 3D methods to pull this off, and the outcome is very god indeed. It didn’t pop… Read More

  • CES 2008: Samsung Series 4, Series 5 plasmas now do 3D

    [photopress:PN42A450P_PN50A450P__3.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Samsung Series 4 and Series 5 plasma HDTVs
    Description: Plasma HDTVs with 3D technology
    Price: TBA
    In-store date: March 2008
    Site: Samsung plasma HDTVs
    Why it’s cool: The Series 5 is 1080p, which is not uncool, and both Series make use of Samsung 3D technology. Literally, you put on a special pair of glasses and… Read More