Originally Posted by mark haflich
If you want to know what true 3D is vs 2D, cover one of you eyes. You with two eyes see depth if you are not straight on for up close objects. Once things get distant, it mostly appears as 2D even though you are using both eyes. Much of 3D in movies, Avatar included, is gimmicky 3D. See the movie and check out scenes with an without the glasses. Sometimes the up close actors are in 3D, sometimes they are in 2D with background objects having depth. Not the way your two eyes would see a scene in real life. Other times objects fly at you or float in front of your face, reach out and grab them. Not 3D either. 3d is hoow something weould look like when you view it with two eyes opn. For live video, the camera has two lenses close together, to duplicate what you would see. Close obects should have depth. Cameras often use telephoto lenses toget you close. However deepth of field is limited except where there is lots of light and the camera lens can be stopped down (higher f stop number).
I agree. The whole CES 3D generated hoopla was a case of no one wanting to be left without a seat when the music ended. I think that companies see 3D as a potential
new diversification of their revenue stream...and of course they salivate at the thought of forcing multiple equipment chain upgrades in the process. However I doubt that any company really believes thsi is the next big thing for sure....of course they spin it like that and all.
To me, 3D has too many downsides...tacked on gimmicky effects will be the norm for most budget conscious lazy studios, wearing glasses, and other PQ issues that are sure to arise for perfectionists like us here. For instance....will film still be presented in 24p? Or will it be in 60p?
I hope I am wrong, and that in five years time there is an awesome 3D PJ for 2 grand...and all new Blu rays are 3D. Cool...I am in. But I think the market has pushed a lot of new tech on Joe six pack lately, and their only hope is to make sure 3D is a standard feature that costs the consumer nothing more....force it down our throats in a good way. Like with 1080p. 1080p had Blu rays for its' content based push.....will 3D see the same masive wave of all new BR discs in 3D? That is the only hope for 3D....Content, content, and more content.