It's no secret that the whole 3D-thing didn't revolutionise the movie going experience — the second time around. But was it really because of expensive ticket prices, crappy 3D conversions, or more convenient home streaming options? Maybe. Or maybe it was because theatre-goers didn't have their choice of Avengers-themed 3D glasses.
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You know that sad feeling you get when a headache's coming on while watching a 3D movie and you remember that you can't actually take the glasses off for a few seconds of relief because the ghosted 2D image is even harder to watch? That could be a thing of the past as researchers from the University of California Santa Cruz have developed a new kind of 3D display that doesn't appear ghosted when you're not wearing those special glasses.
Today's 3D TVs use any one of three active shutter technologies — IR, RF or Bluetooth. If you own more than one 3D set — or you're always short a pair of glasses at a friend's house — you'd appreciate a pair that can synchronise with multiple systems. That's better than keeping track of several pairs of backup glasses. Isn't it?
Peter Jackson's decision to shoot The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 48 fps and in 3D raised a lot of eyebrows. But the Tolkien marketing machine saw it as an opportunity to cook up these Hobbit-themed 3D glasses for the film's release.
Back in 2010, Vladimir Putin wasn't very happy about the prospect of wearing 3D glasses. But now he's donned a pair to watch a commemorative film of Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight, he looks pretty badarse in them.
3D movies particularly suck for people who already wear glasses since it means they have to wear two pairs while at the theatre. That, or spend the next two hours squinting at the action on screen.
On one hand, LG's clip-on 3D glasses will leave you looking like a senior citizen, a pro baseball player, or Dwayne Wayne from A Different World (take your pick). On the other, it beats wearing two pairs of glasses.
3D glasses are lame. Glassesless-3D phones can be abominations. But a pair of glasses that simulate strapping a 75-inch 3D-capable screen to your face? Mmmmmmmaybe.
Those lucky enough to attend the Sydney premiere of the final Harry Potter movie (like the girls at PopSugar) were treated to an unexpected little trinket: these fun 3D Harry Potter glasses. And this got me thinking…what movies with iconic glasses would be fun to re-watch again in the cinema? Robocop? Star Trek? Top Gun?
How could 3D glasses go from the sleek, minimal shades we see here on the noses of 1951's Festival of Britain-goers, to the clumsy, Oakley-style wrap-arounds of today? Dolby's new lightweight ones aren't even much competition, even though they're only passive glasses and don't even need to house the heavier active shutter components bundled with 3DTVs.