Siggraph To Showcase New Glasses Free 3D Display Technology
Siggraph event is scheduled to be held this week and one of the highlights of the event is the glasses free 3D cinema system to be demoed by Holographic display specialists Holografika.
The system is named HoloVizio C80 and uses an advanced technology involving light-field to generate the 3D illusion. The technology promises to render 3D viewing without the problem of viewing angle restrictions playing any part. It would not be using the lenticular lens technology but rather a 3.2 m x 1.8 m reflective screen for the purpose. There would be demos of image, video and applications all of 3D format for visitors at the event.
The projects that the Holografika team is working on are based on content that has been recorded by 3D camera as well as converted content. The team would present a project report on their work in consultation with Fraunhofer HHI and the project name is MUSCADE European FP7. It is related with the capturing methods used and the rendering process.
This technology involves compact LEDs being used in an optimized fashion to deliver a brightness factor of 1800 Cd/m2. Max viewing angle is 40 degrees while resolution of 3D displays is 63 megapixels. Voxel is the term used for pixel when it comes to 3D format and the technology by Holografika is based on the principle of emitting light beams of different color and intensity in different directions. These voxels packed in a light emitting surface works as a hologram which in turn would be able to produce the 3D effect. The conventional 3D projection system uses two image stereoscopic displays for getting the 3D effect. The Holografika method is one up on that since it eliminates ‘contradiction between eye focussing and convergence’. As a result, the 3D view can be experienced in the entire field of view.
The Siggraph event is meant for showcasing the way the new technology is used to generate 3D image using sparse multicamera input. The representation using generic multi-view-plus-depth or MVD can later on become the standard format for 3D TV much like MPEG is doing for 3D TV.
Tibor Balogh, CEO said: “We were amazed on the viewer’s excitement of the 3D cinema in Europe and Asia, the visually striking effect of the large glasses-free 3D image. As for the home platform, the advent of glasses-free 3D television and home theaters are foreseen, this will set the course for the future cinema technology. Hollywood is pioneering in the 3D cinema move, this is the right place for the US debut of HoloVizio Cinema for the guys here.”