Originally Posted by imjay
Okay - but I'll stay a bit "dense" for one more go cause I'm not sure I got a complete answer (no offense) - maybe I just still don't understand.
I sat in a theater and my eyeballs watched a screen image. Parts of that image looked out of whack but when I put the glasses on it became "3D".
The 3D screen image content appears on the theater screen at the same time. I'm not talking about dual 60 cycle stereo projection that requires shutter glasses. So, if my eyeballs can see the entire image why not a capture device or camera?
The Theater showing Avatar in 3D used simple passive glasses with polarized lenses - not shutter type. Cheap things that we were allowed to tote out of the theater and I am sitting here looking at them.
So, back to my question.
If you can capture the 3D screen image on the theater screen and then play those captured full screen images via a legacy PJ and wall screen and you wear the glasses why won't you see the screen image exactly as your eyes saw it in the theater?
In the theater, the separate images are happening in realtime. Your eyes have the opportunity, right then and there, to process the images separately with the glasses.
If you attempt to record the image via camcorder, you are "flattening" the image, and can't "spread it back out" at home. It's like looking at something with one eye-theres no depth until you open your other eye. The video camera lens is the "one eye"-it gets locked in forever like that (on tape). I've tried video taping a 3d movie and taking the polarized glasses home-didn't work-no surprise there.
I understand what you're asking, and it seems like it would work (that's why I tried it-lol). But it doesn't.