For about 1.5 years now I have devoted 18 hours a day to the perfection of developing the ultimate 3-D systems possible. Reception to our modest 3-D display at CEDIA was acclaimed by several heavy weights
including the fastidious
Amir (the developer of HD DVD) who despite a small litany of qualifications did acknowledge that for one brief moment we indeed had the absolute best 3-D at CEDIA with the big fish that hovered to above the 3rd row; also Wolfgang's endorsement (he is the most respected 3-D photographer in Germany with 30 years experience) of the repatriated 3-D system from CEDIA 2010 actually points to the fact that it will surpass movie theater quality in many ways.
What I am trying to get to is that you may want to consider taking into context what I am about to divulge as an earnest demonstrable discovery of GLOBAL PARADIGM SHIFT proportions. When I stated on camera for AV-SCIENCE, that we were planning on going full time 4k-3D for all content 3D and 2D dimensionalised, when I said that I knew (having seen the JVC 30K dealer cost processor) I knew that I would be able to pull it off Most of the time, but there would be a series of presets necessary to match creative intent with photorealism, in the end I was prepared to succeed 50% of the time, that would be an invaluable success ratio.
STRIKE that!!!! I flew yesterday to the Tampa Bay Area on impromptu mission to see a super expensive 2- to 3-D processor, what I experienced was so earth shattering (really forget 4k which I love but it is nothing compared to this= after seeing what I saw- I swear had to leave a pair of lightly soiled bikini briefs in the hotel bathroom
), I experienced the absolute future of Home Theater, if the cedia booth was a 10 in the 3-D scale, this is not a 10, nor a 20, it is a 30 (handicapped by the 2-D nature of the source it most favorably compares to the best of the best native 3-D).
While having 30 + 3D Blu-rays this holiday season is an exciting prospect (because let's face it 3-d IS NOT A CHEAP IMITATION of reality but a groundswell renaissance of super-beneficial Brain Stimulation technology affecting areas of otherwise DEAD SPACE or underutilized sections of it; a treasure trove of unfathomable therapeutic dividends too numerous to begin absorbing). To those that are still fighting 3-D, you are choosing to become genetically disadvantaged from the group that will absorb 3-D, 3-D IS FOREVER and this is why.
Even though native 3-D is fantastic and special when shot (in my view ) opposite to Katzenberg's and Cameron's Old School German methods of populating the back lobe of the Percival zone of comfort, movies like Journey to the center of Earth, and Resident Evil Afterlife and Imax content actually populate the back lobe (behind the screen) and the front lobe (protruding out of the screen like the cedia grouper-or cod did).
So I saw a box that converts anything and everything you throw at it, and even though it just comes out on the market I saw 3-D completely indistinguishable from Avatar or monster versus aliens, perfect parallax continuity, no pincushion background distortion and most importantly complete absence of occlusion errors (more on that but that is the big tell tale of 2-D conversions- well that and the character profile beveling seen on Clash of the Titans and Piranha - Warner write a po for this processor you need it badly)
When in the beginning of the Blu-ray of disc one from LIFE (BBC) the helicopter is hovering over the river feeding the tallest waterfall in Venezuela, (also depicted in the movie Up) the rocky topography is clearly depicted with better 3-d THAN UP, then when the camera proceeds to continue off the cliff revealing the abyss, that is when I think I might have passed gas, I am a big sufferer of vertigo, and from that controlled demonstration ( I can cross reference images seen on Samsung LCD's to those projected on DCI Barcos mentally compensating for the huge display quality delta but still knowing how the image seen on one will look on the other). In my estimation the 2-D to 3-D conversion completely trumpeted my previous most vertiginous Native 3-D experience in the cinema and with the superkontrast in UP.
Trust me it wont take a Smpte paper to prove what I am telling you now, there are sufficient cues in 2-D content to properly replicate stereoscopic-photo-realistic renditions of high altitude gut dropping dimensionalized imaging. From many tests I requisitioned yesterday I can state that Natively shot 3-D, in NO way has any advantage over this Lockheed Martin Spy Satellite Dimensionalization technology. It appears when the chiefs of staffs where looking at the Kremlin before perestroika, they were doing so in glorious 3-D , they probably deemed it important enough for national security to have sunk billions into it, the end product decades of declassification later: the end product still looks and feels like a Billion bucks.
First let me clarify that Cameron and Katzembergs are my absolute heroes , with the exception of their aversion from risking the general imaging population of the frontal lobe of the percival zone of comfort- their work is the standard by which all 3-D needs to be gauged, well Pixar too.
I am not criticizing or undermining them in any way they are just small fish compared to the billions of dollars that Ronald Regan gave the pentagon in 1984 to develop spy satellite technology with state of the art stereoscopic, photo-realistic DIMENSIONALISATION and resolution enhancement capabilities.
A peace dividend from 1984 will literally dictate the entire 2-D sourced universe of home cinema for the next 30 or 50 years. I state my reputation on this.
Big projection company's I am going to try the honor system, you know I don't want you copying me, so I am going to let it rest for a while, but I will be watching.