Glasses Free 3D Is Coming To Movie Theaters

Posted: Jul 26 2016, 6:13am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Glasses Free 3D is Coming to Movie Theaters
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For many people, seeing a 3D movie can be a bit of a pain. if you have glasses or aren't used to glasses, wearing those plastic glasses that you are given before the movie can be a pain. They are either a pain to try to fit over your glasses, or they are distracting because you aren't used to that bar over your nose.

Watching a 3D television without glasses isn't an outlandish concept anymore, but for some reason, we haven't been able to bring that technology to movie theaters. Now that is all going to change. Researchers at MIT CSAIL and Israel's Weizmann Institute for Science have finally found an answer to all of our problems. They use Cinema 3D tech to create multiple parallax barriers in a single display. This is what gives you that 3D look, no matter where you sit in the theater. They combine lenses and mirrors to help deliver those angles and shadows across the whole theater.

Plus, you will still be able to get high-resolution images so that you don't lose things like color quality, shadows, or pigmentation. There have been other attempts at glasses-free 3D, but all of these things weren't great, and so the idea flopped.

Check out the idea in this video below:

Still, you won't find this technology too soon. The prototype is still small (only slightly larger than a page of paper) and uses 50 lens and mirror combinations in order to achieve the 3D effect. You'll need something that is far bigger and more intricate in order to achieve a high-quality result for an entire movie theater. 

Still, it is coming into the future and we can't wait.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/46" rel="author">Noel Diem</a>
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