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  1. patsu

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    I found a useful 3D Vision blog: http://3dvision-blog.com/

    In fact, I found something more stunning at the same time:
    http://www.moko.cc/post/3j000/236619.html
    (It's a collection of professional Chinese models appearing in the ChinaJoy gaming conference starting today in Shanghai)

    [size=-2]I'm banging my head against the wall now since I'll be leaving Shanghai tomorrow and I only found out about ChinaJoy like 30 minutes ago.[/size]
     
  2. patsu

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    May be weak battery.

    Infrared red headphones have a typical range of 24 - 30 feet. There are professional 3D glasses with a range of 100-150 feet (RF tech).
     
  3. eloyc

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    And... what does your wife think about it? :no:
     
  4. patsu

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    She'll just poke fun at me. :twisted:
    We went through a lot, so don't worry about us. :p
     
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    This is an excellent blog and forum for 3d gaming. I have been frequenting the site since I picked up the Nvidia 3d Vision kit.
     
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    PS: Fluorescent tube lighting (common in shops and offices) has a nasty habit of interfering with IR sync'd glasses if you don't turn on interference robustness features.

    Not sure about that particular setup but I've been caught out by that a few times...
     
  7. patsu

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    nVidia introduces professional 3D gears (3D Vision Pro):
    http://news.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/10381/643721.html

     
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    I converted a WipEout HD 3D screenshot into anaglyph. Obviously there's zero colour reproduction but the 3D effect is pretty close to the real thing!

    http://is.gd/e2AE3
     
  9. Arwin

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    Can you do that with green instead of blue? We've got a Coraline BluRay with 4 green-red glasses, no blue-red ones. Or maybe I can do that somehow with GIMP ... hmm.
     
  10. Sigfried1977

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    Can you make a screenshot available in full stereoscopic 3d? (something I can look at with my Nvidia glasses)?
     
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    As an aside, I bought 2 additional monitors for my NVidia 3DVision setup.
    I have to say that Surround3D is really very impressive; having the 3D image fill your peripheral vision makes a huge difference.

    I’ve been a big proponent of surround gaming for a while, but I’d stopped using my TH2GO since I’d picked up the 3DVision package. I have to say the overall surround 3D experience is better than the sum of its parts.

    Of course, it’s way too expensive for it to be anything but a (very small) niche solution, probably ever.
     
  12. grandmaster

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    There are plenty of raw PS3 screenshots here, which you could turn into NVIDIA compatible shots presumably with a tiny modicum of Photoshop skillage:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/playstation-3d-performance-analysis-article

    Can't do red/green filtering, sorry!
     
  13. _phil_

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    just load them in stereo photo maker (free) and play with whatever display solution (anaglyphs ,crossed eye ,or about anything else).Plus do your paralaxe yourself (left/right arrows).
    http://stereo.jpn.org/fra/stphmkr/index.html
     
  14. patsu

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    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...Ps_Go_3D_Thanks_to_Mitsubishi_and_True3D/5185

     
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    Any more adaptors in the pipeline? That seems the best way to catapult early adoption, mitigating the cost of a new TV.
     
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    Mitsubishi seems to be the only vendor so far.
     
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    Was in the cinema and tested now the 'other' tech, where you basically only have 'standard' glasses on, not the active ones.

    The cinema featured a Sony 4K beamer as well.

    I watched Toy Story 3 and the new Shrek.

    I am not sure if it is related to the tech, or if the movies are better 3D movies....but this time, 3D was at least ok! Either I am used now to ghosting, or those movies behave much better in fast action scenes - or it is indeed the tech, maybe some of you guys can enlighten me (does the 4K resolution help somewhat?!)

    In fact, Shrek feature some rather extreme and cool 3D effects and was easily the best 3D movie I have seen so far (with respect to 3D)!

    Toy Story had rather subtle 3D implementation on the other hand...

    My movie ranking with respect to 3D effects and implementation (from 'boo' to 'yeah':

    * Clash of the Titans with active glasses (3D is a joke)
    *Avatar with active glasses (not much better than CoT)
    *Toy Story with passive glasses (3D ok, not much ghosting, rather subtle 3D usage)
    *Shrek with passive glasses (3D great, some extreme cool effects, especially at the beginning there is a scene with some horses and a carriage which is phantastic and then some flight scenes as well - if someone wants 3D experience, try this one)!
     
  19. MfA

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    Sony has a curious 3D system for their projectors which it might be using, simultaneous projection by splitting up the image from the projector at the lens (so no longer really 4K either).

    As I understand it :
    RealD with Z-screen : 144 Hz frame sequential circular polarization mostly crap, a ton of cross talk between eyes which they try to remove with pre-processing (ghost busting)
    MasterImage : 144 Hz frame sequential circular polarization, but with a filter wheel so almost no cross talk.
    Dolby3D : 144 Hz frame sequential, different filters but also with a filter wheel, almost no crosstalk
    Imax Digital : 72 Hz frame parallel, online people say they use linear polarization ... dunno if true, but if so then as long as you keep your head perfectly straight this should actually give least crosstalk of all
    Sony (also branded as RealD) : 72 Hz frame parallel circular polarization, almost no crosstalk
    Xpand : 144 Hz frame sequential, shutter glasses with almost no crosstalk

    Of course any random Cinema might have an old system with lower resolutions or refresh rates ... you rarely know exactly what you are going to get.

    Active glasses display are always frame sequential, although there are some LCDs which do frame-parallel with interlacing and polarized glasses.
     
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  20. Arwin

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    Watching Shrek now (currently in a break) in a fairly basic / small cinema using RealD but the quality is actually surprisingly good. And yeah, Shrek uses 3D very well I have to say, lots of clever ways to enhance emotions, making filmic history here. ;)
     
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