MIT has recently developed an innovative 3D glasses-free movie watching experience for cinema viewers. Though this isn’t the first time a glasses-free 3D TV has been created, MIT’s new Cinema 3D is the first design made for large screen use, allowing the 3D effect to work for any seat in the theatre.
3D films have always been popular for movie goers, allowing audiences to feel more involved with the movie and due to its realistic perspective. However, many individuals feel that the 3D glasses that accompany the experience can be bothersome, taking away some of the film experience due to adjustments in light and eye focus. Installing Cinema 3D into theatres will eliminate the need for any wearables, improving the 3D effect for all users.
For the creation of this project, MIT teamed up with CSAIL and Israel’s Weiszmann Institute of Science, developing a prototype approximately the size of a notepad. The device uses an arrangement of lenses and mirrors in order to create multiple parallax barriers that create the 3d effect. These barriers can then align to the exact viewing angle of each seat in the theatre, based on their specific locations.
The team realized this design would be most practical for cinema use since the audience will view the screen in known seat locations, allowing each seat to align to the 3D effect. The result is a 3D perspective which preserves the resolution more than previous designs, allowing each viewer to see a crisper image.
Technology within the electronics industry is continually improving, with new designs such as Cinema 3D offering more benefits than previous models. Eclipse’s expertise within the telecommunications and electronics industry ranges from fibre-optic assembly and alignment to built-in LED displays, allowing any components to be installed with utmost quality and accuracy regardless of industry.