The Future of 3D Film, TV & Video Games

Over the last couple of years the number of 3D films has rapidly increased, spurred on by the success of James Cameron’s 2009 film epic called “Avatar”. Some TV programs are also viewable to watch in 3D and many PC games can be played in 3D.

  • Is 3D viewing a fad that will fizzle out or will it become the norm?
  • Will 3D technology need to move away from the special glasses and somehow do all the 3d generation in the screen?
  • Will 3D viewing become more mainstream once the prices of 3D ready TVs eventually come down?
  • Does watching a film in 3D combined with the use of surround sound have much affect on the viewing experience?

Really? Cool! And how do they reproduce that 3D image?

There are two types of 3D movie currently being produced with a third still in development.

The current method that works to produce the appearance of 3D uses two cameras to shoot everything in the movie.

The current method that is giving 3D a bad name is shooting with one camera in 2D and then using a computer system to generate the 3D effect.

The 3D system still in development uses 16 cameras to produce a true 3D image in the centre of your room so you can walk around it and view from the angle of your choice.

I think the future is only for 3d movies…3d movies are best for us

Why?

I am expecting more 3d picture in future.

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[]Is 3D viewing a fad that will fizzle out or will it become the norm?
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I think it’ll have to get rid of the glasses if they want it to become mainstream at home. For me, it’s ok to wear those glasses that once in a while I go to see a 3D movie at the cinema, but I wouldn’t want to wear them at home when I’m watching tv.

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    Without a question. Although I wouldn’t buy one if it needed me to wear those glasses.
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  • Does watching a film in 3D combined with the use of surround sound have much affect on the viewing experience?
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    Yes it does. For me at least. I’m sure we’ll get used to it, but the 3D effect has really impressed me. So much better than when I was a kid.

· Is 3D viewing a fad that will fizzle out or will it become the norm?
I am not sure it’s going to be the norm. If it does, will our ability to watch 2D images be damaged in some way? Since we’d be surrounded with 3D images and gradually, our vision structure changes?

·Will 3D technology need to move away from the special glasses and somehow do all the 3d generation in the screen?
Yes, I would love to watch them without the glasses. But is it possible? How does that work?

·Will 3D viewing become more mainstream once the prices of 3D ready TVs eventually come down?
Not sure. I can’t wait to see how it turns out in the future.

·Does watching a film in 3D combined with the use of surround sound have much affect on the viewing experience?
Yes, definitely. It’d turn better when the seats are moving according and stuff like that too! :smiley:

I’m not sure about that. We’re already surrounded by 3D images. It’s called the real world :wink:

3D has come and gone so many times now, I don’t really pay attention to it much anymore.

Granted, each iteration has gotten better, but until you can get rid of the classes, it’s probably not going to really catch on.

Price is certainly also an issue. I’m not too keen on paying a premium for 3D content.

The thing I don’t like about 3D is that 99% of 3D movies cause directors to film shots that they would never normally film, just for the 3D. I think until directors get MUCH better at avoiding this, 3D will never catch on full blown.

Did you know that I found my very first 3D ad on the internet? Visit Bankia.es. The ad that shows right on the front of page was designed to be viewed with the typical 3D glasses with the blue and red cristals. I was a bit surprised that this kind of photograph was included on a web site so… I guess that answer is a fad that is already taking the web… and not only TV and cinema.

Is it here to stay? After all the investment done, I think it is. But to be honest I’m not that sure that cinema will benefit from this trend. Right now you can find TV sets that display 3D with no need for glasses.

No glasses means that people buying new TVs will have no problem whatsoever to renew the old set with a new 3D capable one. As time passes, there will be more and more TVs with this capability.

Something to worry about is that ophthalmologists predict an increase of eye problems due to 3D technologies.

… and nuerologist. Motion sickness as documented from the beginning of 3d games (shown in 2d – pretty much ever since doom introduced head-bob) is exacerbated many-fold if true 3d is in the equation. the viewer’s eyes say you are moving, your equilibrium does not. Excessive use of 3d could in fact cause the brain to form incorrect associative memories meaning that even if you don’t get sick watching it, going for a car ride after could!

Hmm, good point DS. That just plain makes sense even to a non-neurologimancer like mwah.

I didn’t know that until you told me :shifty::smiley:
I tried checking it out, but all I got was a page in some language. I think it was French or something :wink:

My husband has only one good eye. Nothing in 3D works for him, and now all these new films are often ONLY available in 3D, meaning he cannot watch them at all. So we can’t go to films in a group anymore :frowning:

Though we have ordered some 2-D glasses (which supposedly undo the 3D effect), but we haven’t had an opportunity to try them out to see if they worked.

I get very pukey watching 3D (not all films tho), so it looks like husband and I will be pretty much barred from watching films in the theatre from now on. Which sucks because it was something we liked to do with friends every once in a while.

From limited experience, only Avatar and few animations worthy their high-price tickets. And I heard many 3D movies in this summer got most of their gross from 2D tickets.

I have never known too much about 3D TV’s until I hear it from all you guys. This is what I like in stumbling into threads like this I gain a lot of insights from helpful and expert people. Thanks to all the info you have all shared. :slight_smile:

3D films seem to be quite real and give nice effect

3D like mentioned by Force Flow has come and gone many time, each time things have got better. But I really have to disagree with some of the comments.

It appears that the industry has given it a real shot this time, even though I feel this attempt will fail, I do strongly believe it will lead to better things.

You can’t expect anybody to wear those silly 3D glasses and call it 3D. I feel things will slowly evolve to holographic television, whereby a 3D projection is shown from the ground up. Anything that inconviences the user is destined to fail, and the buck stops with those glasses.

We now have 3D laptops, TV’s, movies, video games and even downloadable content on your PS3 with 3D capabilities. The hardest step is the exposure and I feel they have achieved this.

Around 10 years ago I heard of a university storing 100GB on compact disc, but even today most people think a compact disc can only hold 4.7GB of storage.

On a personal level, I get dizzy with 3D television. HDTV annoyed me in the beginning, but now it’s fine. 3D just messes things up. Maybe our brain will adapt to this.

Really i love creating some 3d effects for small animated movies - just refreshing mind.

Charlie