As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I was supposed to see the latest demo of that Ultra-D glassless 3D technology for TV, but it got delayed because another invitee couldn't make it. (I felt like the beggar in Fiddler on the Roof who says, "So, because you had a bad week, I have to suffer?!") But it's re-scheduled for this Thursday, so if it comes off, I'll let you know.
I've written about Ultra-D from Stream TV Networks previously, most notably here, and it keeps getting closer. There have some very notable deals that have been set up, but at the moment they're off-the-record. But one announcement did become official. It's small in comparison, though speaks volumes about how the technology is here, and that it's as impressive as I've been writing.
The British TV service, BSkyB has created a production with Sir David Attenborough, experts at the British Natural History Museum and the makers of the film, Gravity, for broadcast on Sky's 3D channel New Year's Day called "Richard Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D." The movie itself (which brings extinct animals alive) was made with glasses-3D, but a trailer to promote the film was made using Stream TV’s Ultra-D 2160p displays, which will run in glassless 3D TV monitors in the Central Hall of museum.
(A big gala was held at the museum last Wednesday. Here's Sir David Attenborough trying to get rid of a groupie, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was attending in her first official act as Patron of the Museum. One of the perqs about being married to the future King of England, who also tagged along.)
So, glassless 3D TV -- and high quality at that -- is moving much closer. Updates as they occur.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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