• Eyes-on the 3D BCS Championship game

    The hottest ticket in Las Vegas last night was the inaugural 3D broadcast by RealD which featured the BCS Championship game and we were there. After chilling with some big wigs and interviewing Mark Cuban, we settled down in the comfy Paris Las Vegas theater for what we were told was the next big thing. We quickly found out that was a lie; a dirty, nasty lie. Read More

  • Interview with Mark Cuban and Bud Mayo

    We had a chance to chat with billionaire entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, and CEO of Cinedigm, Bud Mayo, about their work together to bring live 3D entertainment into movie theaters across the country. The technology promises to be a completely different theater-going experience. Cuban even went as far as to call it “the LSD of 2009.” Read More

  • Panasonic announces Blu-ray standard for 3D movies in HD

    I am wondering if this news will ever be of significance but here we go: The Nikkei, Japan’s largest business newspaper, is reporting today that Panasonic has set a new standard for Blu-rays that are capable of reproducing 3D images in HD (the picture above shows an older Panasonic plasma 3D TV). Read More

  • Novo Minoru, the world's first and last red/blue 3D webcam

    Remember those awful movies where a 3D effect was effected by having two images, one red and one blue or green, and then you wore those dorky glasses to see the magic? Sure, nostalgia’s great, but let’s be honest, they were also terrible and made your brain hurt. Now you can have that special kind of headache in your very own home with this interesting but doomed device. Read More

  • Yet another 3D sporting event: The BCS Championship game

    3D sporting events are becoming more and more commonplace but that doesn’t take away from their appeal. This year’s BCS Championship game is going to get the same treatment as the NFL game and the NBA All-Star game. The game is going to be shown, not only at CES ’09 to a select group of 1,200 geeks, but also to sports fans in 35 states. (check for your local showings) The… Read More

  • How soon can we expect a 3D Finder in Mac OS X?

    Look at Apple, all busy filing patents and whatnot. Take this one (well, these ones), which shows several potential 3D interfaces for the Finder. The patents were first filed, according to AppleInsider, in June of last year under the name “Multi-Dimensional Desktop.” It’s as you might imagine: the Dock & Co. are able to move along the Z axis in addition to the normal XY axes. Read More

  • NBA to broadcast '08/'09 All-Star Game in 3D

    The NBA gave 3D broadcasting the ‘ol college try last year and this year, 80 theaters nationwide will broadcast the game in 3D HD. The February 8th, 2009 showing should hit 160 screens in Carmike Cinemas, Celebration Cinemas, Cinema West, Emagine, Galaxy Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR, NCG, Rave Motion Pictures, Showcase and UltraStar Cinema in 35 States nationwide. Seeing as 3D… Read More

  • Last night’s NFL game apparently looked cool in 3D

    If you watched last night’s Chargers-Raiders game and managed to make it all the way to the second quarter, then you clearly weren’t as bored with the 34-7 blowout as I was. Had I seen the game in 3D, like a select group of “real” reporters and team owners saw it here in Boston last night (see our previous coverage), I probably woulda watched the whole first… Read More

  • 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