Originally Posted by sb1
Nolan simply has no future in movie making if he continues down this path. What a hack.
3D sucks here are all the health problem for a very large percentage of the population
BERKELEY, CA (KGO) -- More 3D movies than ever are in theaters now and manufacturers are selling 3D TVs. Yet, surprisingly little is known about the effects of stereo vision on our brains.
So, researchers at UC Berkeley are applying cutting-edge technology to find out. They are driving to discover what happens when 3D goes bad.
"Headaches and discomfort that's caused by the aberrations in the image that your eyes and brain don't expect are now gone when the 3D is produced correctly," explains Howard Postley with 3Ality Digital. Yes, but when it's not "produced correctly"?
"I know what to look for and, once you see the problems, they drive you nuts," says UC Berkeley Visual Science Professor Martin Banks.
Banks' lab at UC Berkeley is breaking new ground in the way we perceive depth. Surprisingly little is known about the physiology of stereoscopic vision. Enabling test subjects to see two screens at once using mirrors, his team has established some of the things that lead to bad 3D.
For example, much of what is marketed as "3D" today is really 2D with artificial depth added by computer. When done too quickly, as in Clash of the Titans, it can give you a headache.
Close-ups can unsettle the brain. Often, an object that is supposed to be 4 feet from the viewer, is projected onto a screen 40 feet away. An experiment by Emily Cooper's found that audiences do not take viewing distance into account.
There is also the "Shutter Effect." In a stereoscopic 3D broadcast, both cameras snap a picture at the same time, 60 times per second. However, on the screen, those two pictures are shown at different times , first for one eye, then for the other , making a fast-moving object appear to be in the foreground when it isn't.
The world's biggest electronics company SAMSUNG has issued an extraordinary health warning about the dangers of watching 3D television.
Pregnant women, the elderly, children and those suffering from serious medical conditions are among a wide range of people said to be at risk.
The alert extends to those who have been sleep deprived or drinking. It highlights alarming side effects such as confusion, nausea, convulsions, altered vision, light-headedness, dizziness, and involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching and cramps.
Samsung says there are also concerns that those with epilepsy could be at risk of fits - as they are from strobe lighting and photographers' flashes on normal television.
Watching 3D on TV, which involves wearing special glasses like those used for 3D movies, bombards the eyes and brain with a succession of flashing images that appear for a fraction of a second.
It is a new way of seeing things and so puts unusual strain on the body. The warning has been posted on a Samsung website and appears designed to protect the manufacturer from any legal claims for compensation if people fall ill.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/01/09/us-headache-3d-idUSTRE6080XO20100109BUT wait there is 4D now coming to you enjoy
4D movies are headed to North America, bringing more than 1,000 new sensations to your movie watching experience, including the ability to smell.
The creation of South Korea’s CJ Group, the 4DX system takes your standard 3D movie experience to the next level using nozzles in the seats. While you’re watching a movie that mimics a trip out in the ocean, the nozzle might spray out a mist of water. Watching a movie about street racing? The nozzles might pump out the smell of burning rubber.
Seats in the theater are movable as well, so when a car crash happens on the screen it can also feel like it’s happening in your chair. Large fans positioned around the theater can make you feel like you’re caught in a windstorm, and massive lights located around the theater can be used to create huge flashes like you might see in a lightening storm. Programming the 4D experience for a film can take close to a month, depending on how complex the 4D experience is for the film.
The CJ Group hopes to outfit 200 theaters in North America with 4DX technology over the next four years, starting with theaters in New York and Los Angeles. A 4D film is expected to set you back an additional $8 at the box office over its 3D counterparts.
Would it be worth an extra $8 for you to be able to smell your movie?
Great it's not enough that it cause headaches and disorientation now it will smell like S... but the guy sitting next to you didn't wash so who needs 4D