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I can't help it... What the Imax corportaion is doing with 3D is simply superior to anything else I've ever seen.


Last weekend I saw Cirque Du Soleil's "Journey of Man". While it was a weak representation of what Cirque can offer for performances, it was another huge victory for 3D and specifically IMAX 3D!


I have a question though hopefully someone can answer.


In slow moving action, the picture is razor sharp. However, in fast moving action and some pans, the subjects get slightly out of focus. Is this some kind of wierd "judder"? are the headsets shudders not keeping up with the syncronization of something. What is it? I'm dying to know.
 

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Tryg,


Saw "Haunted House" on IMAX 3-D the other day at Georgia's biggest IMAX theater over at the Mall of Georgia. It was simply spectacular. Those glasses though...gotta go! They take away from the experience in my opinion. You feel as if it is not natural and they are cumbersome around your head. Maybe we'll get to a point in time when technology will be available where it will be possible to have the same 3-D effect with the use of contact lenses. That would be a trip, wouldn't it?!


Luca


PS. Check out "Cyberworld" soon to be screened in IMAX 3-D...the first large scale cartoon based movie of this sort.



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I still like regular IMAX better, some of the 3D is great, but some is too gimmicky for me.


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I am also completely sold on the 3D IMAX experience....


So far I have only been to two (Dinosaur and Encounter in the 3rd Dimension) both of which where in Spanish (which I dont speak) so was purely the visual appeal...


Both of these movies used the color code system (not LCD shutter system) so I am unsure if this is the same as what you have viewed but... WOW...


I have followed up with some research and 1) Nwave the producers have a Belgian location that I am trying to get a visit to... 2) They are in the process of producing a DVD !! 3) I am on their info list and will relay release announcements as I hear them...


They have also promised to post me some colorcode glasses so that I can view the static 3d images on the colorcode websites... Very nice of them...


Further reading can be done at.... http://www.nwave.com/corporate/ http://www.colorcode3d.com/ http://www.siriusfilm.com/


And then more related to the LCD approach (GeForce users with high scan rate devices can already enjoy this)...
http://www.stereovision.net/


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Phat Phreddy, what were you saying about a 'Belgian location'?

Are they showing something spectacular?

(I live in Belgium, so that's interesting)
 

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The producers of 'Encounter in the Third Dimension' are nwave pictures and after seeing their movie I researched on the web, wrote them a gushing email and they have replied and had some small email contact...


I am in Holland which is only a couple of hours away from Brussels (I often go out in Antwerp etc) and as they seem to have a studio and perform a lot of the 3d work there, I have been trying to use my Modship status here as leverage on a visit and possibly an afternoon 'talking shop'...


Basically I love this hobby I have fallen into over the last couple of years and really like to meet other people who have passions that are similar...


So far I am waiting on email...


The color code glasses are just thin plastic lenses (not LCD shutters) that are oversized so they cover your full field of vision and have a amber / blue lens system...


IIRC the amber (left) eye carries most of the color info and the blue (right) eye carries most of the parallax info... The amber and blue are corrected via the screen image so perceived color is correct... Some of the film images (more so than the CGI) from 'Encounter' where mind boggling... The CGI still looked like CGI so that stole some of the realism (IMHO)...

Some sample High Res Images for those with Color Code glasses


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Damn, just lost a major post http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif I will keep this one shorter...


These glasses are not the kooky red / blue kind and have a much improved method of getting color and depth info to you.... IIRC they have a amber left eye that is concerned with most of the color info and a blue(ish) right eye that gets most of the parallax info into your head http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif ....


I have sent an email that is asking if they are happy to send out lots of these or if they want $$ to cover postage etc etc... I also asked if they have any of their tech people who would like to special guest on here ?? (would people find this interesting / have many questions)...


If you are interested in seeing these color code movies making it to DVD go to here click the 'color code 3d' link and sign up via email for the DVD release info.... I am guessing that more signups will only encourage speedy DVD releases of these films...


I have also raised the question that, as I am assuming that resolution is key to getting better results with this format, is 480(p) enough ?? and as nwave has quite a bit of info about how this is done via PC would they consider a PC version of this release at a higher resolution than DVD format (SVGA XGA etc) for the HTPC'ers out there... Obviously diminishing returns but I can still try...


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Phat "the 3D CZAR" Phreddy


Are the glasses similar to these? http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/3d.html

These guys will actually send you a free pair of glasses if you go to their "Free Stuff" section and give them your email address. But which kind?


or deluxe like these? http://www.stereoscopic-3d.com/


Ok if you want to make your own 3D movies from your camcorder use this http://www.3-dvideo.com/


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[This message has been edited by Tryg (edited 06-06-2001).]
 

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erm... none of the above http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif !!!


In the IMAX they are plastic framed (Christopher Biggins style !!) and your really couldn't notice the color tints when putting them on etc I just though they where both grey until I read up on it...


There is a Pic of the nwave ones here and you can ask for free ones from sirius films ...


I will post pics when mine get here...


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Phat that rocks!


Where can I get some of those glasses! I have to see this stuff. Here in the states they use this kind of stuff for hoaky promotions. I remember 7-11(convenience store) handing these out when I was a kid(oops still am) for shows on tv like "Creature from the black lagoon in 3D" and such.


Anyway I need to get some glasses! they are soooo stylish. Even when not viewing 3D stuff they should bring the women to their knees!


Phat, if you can score me some of these glasses I will appoint you The 3D CZAR! Maybe we can arrange a powerbuy?


BTW the shudder glasses are pretty large but very light. The field of view is good as even glasses can fit into them. They are controlled via IR (located on both sides of the screeen/headset) And they make you feel like a stormtroooper, yea baby...


Phat please help, need glasses.

 

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Any word on this?
 

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I've seen three different IMAX 3D movies and they were all impressive, but especially Encounter In The Third Dimension, which is great looking, and seems to be due out on DVD soon. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


The IMAX 3D movies that I saw (in London) were all using these Color Code glasses I guess. I thought that they were polarized glasses because they looked gray, and the color quality was great.


If I can get close to that 3D quality in my HT I will be more than pleased. I hope that they also produce House of Wax, Dial M for Murder, and The creature from the Black Lagoon in Color Code DVDs. I will buy them all if they look good.


So far my only experience with with video 3D is "3D" Rollercoasters which aren't really 3D, but use the Pilfrich (SP?) effect to simulate depth, and unfortunately I have a copy of Comin' at Ya which is currently my worst looking DVD by far with BAD red/blue mastering of a poorly filmed, cheesy western. It is too bad to describe.


But I've always been intrigued with 3D and would love to see the 3D IMAX DVDs when they come out.

How much do the Color Code glasses cost each? And do they have a choice of paper or plastic frames? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


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I sent email to Sten Skjoldborg [[email protected]]. He referred me to http://www.dvdoo.com/. They sell "3D Mania" aka "Encounter In the Third Dimension" along with ColorCode3D glasses. Unfortunately it is a Denmark site; in Dutch?
 

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Ordered the DVD from above link; 199 DKK (~$25) + 40 DKK (~$5) shipping. One other problem; it is region 1; I will have to find a way to switch regions without over running my number (WinDVD on HTPC).
 

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SPACE STATION

3D IMAX


SPACE STATION is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS) - where audiences can experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. Transported by the magic of the IMAX®3D technology, the audience blasts off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their space-walking crewmates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space. The International Space Station is a technical marvel, unparalleled in scope and challenge. The astronauts and cosmonauts share the tensions and triumphs of their greatest challenge: hours of painstaking and dangerous teamwork in the deadly vacuum of space, to put the pieces together. The International Space Station is not humanity's first space station, as the Russian SALYUT and MIR, as well as U.S. SKYLAB preceded this effort, however, it is a truly international effort to create a permanent research facility in space.



All I can say is WOW WOW WOW !


I love 3D Imax and I think the shots captured in Space Station were the most magnificent I have ever seen on screen. No, this isn't computer generated graphics, this is the real deal! Largest film format available, great lighting;) and 3d like you are there. There were many scenes that got my anxiety WAY UP, so to trick my brain into being there was something very special.


Ever imaginged what it would be like to blast off with 2 million pounds of thrust attached to you butt? Well one really cool shot was of liftoff of the space shuttle. Imax camera was rolling, and pointed out the window as the ground goes bye bye.


Want to visit the international space station? you can for a paltry $7
 

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