preeeety sick eh? ehhhhh?
Don’t feel like shelling out the cash for a 3D camera? Instructables user “courtervideo” has put together a little device that harnesses the magical, mysterious power of something called a “mirror” to let you grab stereoscopic 3D images with your regular ol’ 2D camera. The method is pretty straight forward: two large mirrors places beside the camera reflect the image you’re trying to capture onto two smaller mirrors, which are then photographed. The result can then be viewed through a stereoscope, which will send one half of the picture to each eye, resulting in a 3D image.
Mitsubishi has confirmed the availability of the new 3D Full HD Laser TV for the Japanese market. The Mitsubishi 75-LT1 uses the company’s Laser technology, which is one of the most advanced technology so far. Mitsubishi’s laser technology a.k.a. LaserVue TV aims to provide a color range twice than found on a normal HDTV and reduces the power consumption. The new Mitsubishi 75-LT1 features a 75-inch Full HD panel (1920 x 1080) that can display 3D images using the side-by-side format, BS.110/CS Digital TV tuner, five HDMI inputs, an HDMI output, a D-Sub port, a trio of S-Video ports, a couple of 10W speakers and two pairs of active shutter 3D glasses. Priced at 750,000 Yens ($8,692), the Mitsubishi 75-LT1 will be released in Japan on August 21st, 2010.
The Sky 3D channel has so far been officially available only in 1,500 or so UK pubs, but now its residential launch for all Sky+HD customers is slated for October 1. The 2010 Ryder Cup will serve as a launch event with three days of live coverage from Celtic Manor as the US and European teams do battle; the first ever in 3D, but the third such event it’s covered in high definition. Golf fans won’t be the only ones catered to, Premier League football will be returning once the season starts and today’s announcement coincided with a SkyArts 3D filming arranged by the English National Ballet. Hollywood’s major studios have already agreed to provide 3D movies including Bolt, Monsters vs. Aliens, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and more, while Sky has commissioned its own original 3D flick, Flying Monsters presented by Sir David Attenborough. Not quite ready for the 3D revolution? Feel free to put that on the backburner — at least until the 2012 London Olympics — as the network is also adding content from HBO, a large slate of new comedies, Anytime+ VOD, and a Sky Mobile TV iPad app. With an HD channel count of 43 and plans to reach 50 by year-end, there should be a little something there for everyone to enjoy.
Along with the other announcement Panasonic made today, they also told us about a new lens for their LUMIX G camera. You’ll remember that the LUMIX G is their micro 4/3 line, of which we reviewed the G10 back in May. The new lens is first to give the ability to take a 3D image using a camera with only one CCD, by using a stereo optical system in the barrel of the lens. Details are sparse, but keep in mind that splitting the image and using smaller lenses will really limit the amount of light coming in. We expect the lens to be available before the end of the year, but that’s about all we know. Also keep in mind that you’ll have to have a 3D display to view the images. You can read the full press release after the jump, if you are interested.
The RayModeler 3D display you’re seeing in this video is a prototype of the kind of device sci-fi storytellers have been dreaming up for years. LED light sources allow you to see an image from all angles, 360 degrees. Objects like faces and people appear realistic giving viewers a sense of depth because the left and right eyes are seeing different images. This prototype will be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 25-29.
It’s done. Game on, broheim, because 3D is here to stay. The first 3D porn full feature film made for modern stereoscopic TVs—those that use shutter eyeglasses—has arrived. It’s called Kama-Sutra, and even Woody Allen will like it.
That’s what Allen said at the last Cannes Film Festival: “[I like 3D movies because] three-dimensional women look a lot better. I don’t see it in my movies, but for Playboy it will be perfect.” Legendary european porn producer Mark Dorcel agrees. That’s why he made the first 3D porn film to prove it. Called Kama-sutra, it stars Brigitte Lahaie. Dorcel thinks that not all porn will be 3D, however. Some people will like it, others will prefer good old 2D. Being a fan of 8mm porn from the 60s, I agree.
The new movie is more Avatar than Alice in Wonderland. It doesn’t include women painted in blue—thankfully-but it uses actual 3D cameras and not 2D-to-3D post-processing—thankfully.
this concept is just plain awesome. the main fault with 3d technology comming out recently is the need to have to wear a pulky pair of glasses all the time. well no more!
Created by an engineering team at the University of British Columbia’s Human Communications Technology Lab, the pCubee is a handheld display comprised of 5 flat-panel LCD screens. The cube automatically adjusts to movements and allows users to interact with objects inside a virtual 3D world rendered inside the cube. Check out the video below to see how truly impressive the effect can be: