How about 3D movies without the geeky glasses!

By : |July 26, 2016 0

Hopefully, I will see the next installment of The Jungle Book without those stupid, geeky 3D glasses. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has created movie screen technology named Cinema 3D that lets you watch 3D movies without the awkward glasses.

The icing on the cake- the technology actually makes the picture crisper. Also, no worries about the seats, the technology makes the on-screen image viewable from any seat in the theater.

CIOL How about 3D movies without the geeky glasses!

“Existing approaches to glasses-free 3D require screens whose resolution requirements are so enormous that they are completely impractical,” says MIT professor Wojciech Matusik. “This is the first technical approach that allows for glasses-free 3D on a large scale.”

According to MIT, the movie theater cannot use glasses-free 3D TVs’ technology called parallax barrier, which uses a series of slits to force each of your eyes to see different pixels because with it a viewer needs to sit right in front of the screen, and at a distinct distance.

Thus, CSAIL created screens that have multiple parallax barriers that let viewers see the same image at different distances and angles.

Sadly, we shouldn’t expect Cinema 3D anytime soon. The only current working model is about the size of an iPad, and it requires a lot of mirrors and lenses. “It remains to be seen whether the approach is financially feasible enough to scale up to a full-blown theater,” says Matusik. “But we are optimistic that this is an important next step in developing glasses-free 3D for large spaces like movie theaters and auditoriums.”


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