3D movies are hardly a matter of surprise nowadays. Everyone living in a metropolis or even towns, have watched 3D films somewhere or the other. So many films get released in 3D nowadays that you don’t seem to be at awe with the technology. However, there is one important mediation that everyone forgets while watching the films.
They wear a 3D glass, which is not the most comfortable because of its size and for bespectacled people, they create a problem. In fact, many people report that the glasses are not very helpful all the time unless it fits them perfectly. However, this problem may well be curbed as an announcement came from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) of MIT.
The ingenuity of the invention
As MIT claims it to be, if their invention works, you will not require those bulky glasses anymore to watch 3D movies in the comfort of your home. In fact, you will not need a particular kind of file format. You can simply use the 3D movie files and the conversion will be done by the software.
The display type is known as the auto-multiscopic display which is on the rise. It is better its resolution with every minute and home theatre market will never remain the same once it announces itself in the market. Combined with the rise of 3D movies, this technology may propel new forms of entertainment at home.
The late surge of the technology
Surprisingly enough, for TVs, this automultiscopic technology could not make its mark for one simple reason. TVs cannot play stereoscopic 3D from its black box, especially the ones played out in theaters. However, a new conversion algorithm called Home3D has done that job in this scenario as it runs in real-time.
A GPU helps it in the process and such GPUs are as simple as a PlayStation 4 GPU, so you really need not worry about compatibility. Home3D is revolutionary for more than one reason. It also allows viewers to increase or decrease the depth effect as you please, which gives all the control in user’s hands.
The intricacies of Home3D
Home3D is empowered both by phased-based as well as depth image-based techniques of rendering. The combination has little effect on resolution and whatever effect it has, is being cured significantly by the ongoing research. Even for scenes that have depth variation, its rendering is stupendous and it helps you maintain the coordination between two eyes without too much confusion. This algorithm may run on simple chips embedded in various video players such as Blu-ray players and TVs and even on platforms like Chromecast.
Hence, its aftermarket potential is immense and the 4K technology’s arrival makes it all the more exciting as strive for higher resolution increases. While 3D TVs are already there with their usual glasses, the intervention of Home3D may well mean that every TV in the future can become 3D TV and you would not need a glass for this purpose either.