Epic Invention of Glassless 3D Technology
by Nimisha Paul
Revolution of Glassless 3D Technology
We are living in a world where more than 70% of our population is depending on technical innovations that perhaps transform the face of the earth. Today we can do things that were once unimaginable for the previous generations. Today, a 6-year-old knows how to operate a mobile and face-chat with an 80-year-old grandpa who’s living in the other part of the world. Most of the technical fields have witnessed a progressive change in their industries.
Human beings are the only species that is way more intelligent than any others on the planet. Since 1985, Information technologies are witnessing a modern form of revolutionization which is still expanding today. Once a cube box of television has traveled a long way to become one of the most advanced technical instrument which performs beyond extraordinary. The history of television goes back to 90 years when Mr. Philo Taylor Farnsworth discovered and demonstrated the first television on September 7th, 1927. Today, we have alternate options to select in case of purchasing a TV with most advanced technical features. Some of the world popular digital televisions are 3D TV, Smart TV, LED TV, OLED, and QLED TVs etc.
The 3D technology is all about two identical pictures that are glazed together to expose the third layer for producing more realistic sense to the picture. However, we require 3D glasses to enjoy the same. The 3D revolution has got a long history which dates back to 1915, where they first discovered the idea of adding a third dimension to the motion picture. Techies then developed a 3D glass with 2 different colors. The red and blue colored 3D glasses produce 2 different points of views for both eyes to deliver a 3D environment. Perhaps, our generation might review that product as a nuisance.
Polarized 3D System
Consequently, Techies developed a polarized 3D system to create an illusion of 3D images by controlling the light that reaches both your eyes. The polarized system works so differently because, on the left side of its 3D glass, the light comes on a vertical basis and on the right side of the glass, lights get in a horizontal mode. Subsequently, if you tilt or move your head, the result can go blurry and creates a ghost effect instead of 3D. This made the developers to stop the production until then find a solution. Later, they came up with an advanced version of polarized glasses and this time it works in a rotational polarity basis. Therefore, the light can enter in clockwise mode on the left eye and counterclockwise on the right one. This then helps us to watch and enjoy the 3D movie at our own comfort.
The 3rd dimension or simply known as the 3D system is the new drift that drives the tech savvies to learn more which later leads to new inventions. However, the industry couldn’t cope with the expense of its hardware and other segments to pursue the same. It later became popular in the 1980s when the Canadians discovered a film format officially called “IMAX” which is capable of recording big size of images with highest resolutions that were then possible. In summary, the revolution of 3D has transformed the future of film industries as most of the directors are now creating movies with 3D equipment. It’s a work of hectic but pays big at the end, and that should be all it matters finally.
The world’s most popular 3D movie “AVATAR” released in the year 2009 and it was directed by the Canadian filmmaker Mr. James Cameron who is known the most innovative filmmakers in the Hollywood. He has a collection of biggest hits and latest reports claim that his “AVATAR 2” will be projected in the glassless 3D to flourish the enchanting experience. It is something that we are all looking forward to experiencing the same. Today 3D TV and 3D Smartphones are available in the market, however, glassless 3D is the new talk of the technology industry. So what does it make the glassless 3D to showcase an outstanding performance? Let’s figure more about it…
We all wonder what happens if we remove the 3D glasses in the middle a 3D movie. When you do that, you watch the sequences in different perspectives and that makes it blurrier and you feel weird to continue the same. The reason behind this experience is because humans have a supreme quality of eyes with a larger depth of view. Both our eyes perform in a combined visual field of 135° in vertical and 200° in horizontal formats. Therefore, it was not able to watch a 3D movie without its quality glasses.
As a result, scientists have developed new technology that possibly takes off the 3D glasses to enjoy a 3D movie with our own naked eye. This technology is being officially known as Lenticular lenses. The so-called technique is referred to the “Autostereoscopy”, which is the way its projecting 3D images without the requirement of 3D glasses or any headgears. When they enable 3D features on the lenticular display, it helps the “parallax barrier” to direct each light to your naked eye. Movie theaters won’t have a giant display that is only for playing 3D movies as all our movies are not being released in the 3D format. When they have to play the normal 2D film on a glassless 3D display, they just turn off its 3D feature to play it in a normal mode that illustrates the 2D effect.
Our brain has a major role for enjoying the glassless 3D illusion. The glassless 3D screen breaks the light of the movie sequences. In fact, we see two different images at the same time with their light are being blocked to reach both our eyes at the same time. That creates 3D motions with a higher illusion of depth on our brains. Glassless TVs are being made in a similar process, whereas Lenticular screens have such a narrow set of viewing angles.
The first to use this new illusion was the Nintendo 3DS gaming console which is a gaming device to run glassless 3D experience. The Nintendo Entertainment System launched this product in Japan in February 2011 and by June 2017, they have sold more than 67 million units worldwide. This product can perform 3D features in multiple ways and its glassless 3D motion is so sharp because of its parallax LCD barriers. The parallax barrier they use in the Nintendo 3DS is illustrated on the below picture.
The glassless 3D motion works the similar way as it explained on the 3D display above. However, you have to look at its screen in a specific view to properly enjoy the glassless 3D mode. Whereas the larger displays like movie theaters and smart televisions are using the latest technology of Lenticular lenses to enjoy the 3D movies without the help of any gadgets or glasses. See the sample below,
The popular television manufacturers such as Toshiba, Sharp, Sony, Vizio, and LG have already showcased glassless 3D television at various trade platforms. However, Toshiba was the only company that briefly marketed this glassless 3D television in the Asian Markets.
The Lenticular technology helps us to get rid of the 3D glasses but it filmmakers has more job to do this time. The sequences they shoot must be compatible with the larger Lenticular displays on the cinema theaters. But experts claim that there can be motion blur if you are not in a sweet position to watch the movie. This problem can be caused by the largest size of theater displays. However, they are working on a tracking camera which can track multiple viewers and their position to produce a quality glassless 3D effect and it makes you move without troubling your vision.
Glassless 3D TV
The South Korean TV manufacturer “SAMSUNG” shows keen interest in developing glassless 3D televisions. These industries of competitors are always trying to make a product better than others. The companies that developed glassless 3D televisions also require watching it from a specific distance. The one exact spot helps you to enjoy the programs with glassless 3D effect. However, Samsung is developing a glassless 3D television for you to watch 3D movies at your own comfort. They say they are pretty close to the future of television. Experts claim that Samsung’s latest prototypes will be revolutionizing the television industry and its market all around the world.
Samsung demonstrated their glassless 3D television in the consumer electronics show which held in Las Vegas on 2014. The specification of their glassless 3D television was 55 inch which has 35 points of views on over 180 degrees to showcase the 3D effect. So there you don’t need any glasses or sit in a single sweet spot as it has many points of views makes you sit at your comfort to enjoy the 3D contents. They say the TV is even movable at the same time when you watch your glassless 3D contents and techies suggest that, it is one of the brilliant pieces of work that strikes and withstand others who launched in the previous years.
An American Philadelphia based company “Stream TV Networks” and “IZONE Technologies” have introduced both their glassless 3D televisions in the consumer electronics show in 2016. Their glassless 3D models came in 50 and 65-inch displays that use Ultra-D technology, which was relatively expensive. Tech savvies claim a surprising fact, that these televisions have a 4K resolution for 2D images and higher resolution of 1080p for both eyes when we switch to the 3D mode. Despite the fact that 3D viewing is quite narrower than we watch the 2D motions, their televisions are wide enough to enjoy the shows in a most effective glassless 3D environment.
Ultra – D
When the technicians have been studying all the possibilities to create a glassless 3D platform, they came up with the result so-called “ULTRA-D” technology to deliver the 3D optical illusions. It combines a perfect sync of hardware’s, middlewares and software to make the glassless 3D effect. Its technology allows you to experience supreme quality 3D contents without the usage of 3D glasses. Let’s have a check on the inside components of the ULTRA-D display system below.
They engineered this product with more components that we use in the normal 2D display. The additional panels that mounted with the electronics on top of the display, backlighting, and additional panels will render a most effective glassless 3D experience. Scientists quote the Ultra D technology as the “window to the world that is beyond our reach”.
Future of 3D
Above all, future of 3D looks bright and colorful with all these technological innovations. Latest studies claim that there will be a time where we can watch the live transmissions of events & sports etc. That sounds like, we can enjoy the football in a glassless 3D effect with the effective result of live gaming. It’s not too far as the engineers have already developed 4 camera systems which can deliver live transmission of events at an extreme quality. Television manufacturers are building these extreme quality glassless 3D televisions for making it affordable in the future markets. Moreover, the theaters, mobile manufacturers, laptop and desktop manufacturers will implement the same technology on their upcoming products. The filmmakers have high-quality equipment to direct the film sequences in the adaptive 3D format.
I believe this article helped you to understand the pace of 3D technology and the benefits of Glassless 3D revolution. Make sure you comment below for any doubts and the Professionals at Dotz Web are always happy to assist you. Dotz Web Technologies is one of the top Web Development company in Cochin Kerala. We offer high-quality service in Web Design and Development, SEO and Content Writing, Web Hosting, App Development etc. We are also one of the best Web Design Company in India.
March 17, 2017