Do you love the sensation of watching a video or viewing a photograph in 3D but hate the idea of having to wear those weird glasses every time you want to do so? Well, you’re in luck because with the release of the new Pic3D film, all you need is the sheet to be placed over the screen of your smartphone and you’re in business. It really is as simple as that and you won’t have to invest money into buying a new 3D TV or those special 3D glasses.
Basically, the Pic3D film allows you to view your videos and photos in 3D. You attach the sheet over the screen and you will get at least a 120 degree field of view on your photo. Of course, the sheet works together with software, also released by Global Wave, gives video output at the same time, thereby enhancing the 3D experience.
You will be able to purchase the Pic3D film starting from August 2011 from the company’s website. However, don’t expect any 3D film to be bigger than 23 inches because the first version of these sheets is for smartphones and desktop computers. If demand is good, though, who knows what will happen?
If you can afford a smartphone, then you can definitely spare a bit of loose change for a totally brand new 3D experience. The Pic3D film for iPods is estimated to range around $25 per piece so that is definitely affordable for a whole new viewing experience on your iPhone. Prices for desktop screen sizes up to 23 inches are estimate to be around $189 per piece.
Here is a testament that eating a lot of fish is good for your brain. A Japanese company named Global Wave has developed a sheet of film that would transform your 2D monitors and iPhone’s into 3D! God bless Japan.
The wonder film adopts lenticular lens system, which was made popular by Toshiba with their Glasses-Free 3D TV and Fujifilm with their 3D Printer. In the system, the 3D effect is achieved by using arrays of magnifying lenses to display image at different angles, thus creating an illusion of depth. The plus points of adopting the lenticular system is the image produced could retain up to 90% of the LCD brightness and offers up to 120 degree viewing angles.
The best part is, you don’t need to put on that mismatched glasses for the characters to jump out of the screen. If you are an honest person, you would agree that the pair of glasses really is a fashion suicide, unless you’re a Gaga of course.
So what you need to do is simply apply the iPhone gadget film on to your LCD screen and let the magic work. It is a first-of-its-kind; says Global Wave. The product is scheduled to take off in August. Its price would range from $25 to $186, depending on the size.
For the time being, Pic3D is available for 12.1 (1,280×800 resolution), 15.6 (1,366×768), 21.5 (1,920×1,080), and 23 (1,920×1,080) inches sized screens. The company is now working to make it available for iPhone, iPad 2 and iPod touch 4G too. Three cheers for Global Wave!