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07.21.2008

Movie studios and theater owners truly believe that the new 3-D technology will be the big difference in drawing reclusive homebodies in love with their flat-screen TVs and Blu-ray discs out of their homes and back into theaters. Unfortunately for them, engineers are currently working hard to bring 3-D technology to the home. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is working hard to create 3-D mastering standards to allow 3-D content to be viewed at home through all devices and delivery methods. While you might think this would have theater owners quaking in their boots, it's only natural. More 3-D technology in theaters means more movies that studios are cranking out specifically for 3-D. And if a movie is made for 3-D, why not try to capitalize on that in the home entertainment market. Now before you bust out your red and blue glasses, be warned that this technology is still some time away. One engineer estimated that just coming up with the standard probably won't be finalized until 2010. And then you have to manufacture the technology to make it all happen. But still - imagine if the next Batman movie was in 3-D and you could watch it in Blu-ray 3-D on your 60" flat screen. Drooooool....

Extra Tidbit: The first confirmed 3-D showing of a film was in 1920 for a film titled THE POWER OF LOVE. Huey Lewis was not involved.

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11:17AM on 07/22/2008

NO GOOGLES

Correct me if im wrong but they can do 3D without those bullshit glasses, the technology exists
Correct me if im wrong but they can do 3D without those bullshit glasses, the technology exists
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1:06AM on 07/22/2008

oh for ****'s sake, not again.


Why does this stupid fad briefly cycle back into fashion seemingly every other decade?

Until they can do 3D without those cheap, headache-inducing cardboard glasses...or any other kind of headwear...then give it rest.

And don't even get me started on the whole subject of trying to wear those 3D glasses over prescription glasses.

****.

Basically, until they can make an image 3D without any gimmicks or gadgets required, other than the actual screen itself, then I'm not interested.

Why does this stupid fad briefly cycle back into fashion seemingly every other decade?

Until they can do 3D without those cheap, headache-inducing cardboard glasses...or any other kind of headwear...then give it rest.

And don't even get me started on the whole subject of trying to wear those 3D glasses over prescription glasses.

****.

Basically, until they can make an image 3D without any gimmicks or gadgets required, other than the actual screen itself, then I'm not interested.
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9:36PM on 07/21/2008

I concur....

... with PLKRTN on how it should be used, but I do think that it is an inevitable progression or evolution to where everything will eventually go. Maybe 5 years from now or 50 years, it's going to happen. You should hope to live long enough to see it.
... with PLKRTN on how it should be used, but I do think that it is an inevitable progression or evolution to where everything will eventually go. Maybe 5 years from now or 50 years, it's going to happen. You should hope to live long enough to see it.
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8:23PM on 07/21/2008

3D is just a bad idea

Until they get rid of the gimmicky direction that has ALWAYS surrounded 3D features... objects always flying directly toward the camera, deliberately layered foregrounds and backgrounds... then 3D is never going to take off properly.

Beowulf and Journey To The Centre of the Earth and Spy Kids 3D could all have been directed by the same people.

Make 3D direction subtle, and don't crowbar in shots for the sake of it, and then I MIGHT be interested.
Until they get rid of the gimmicky direction that has ALWAYS surrounded 3D features... objects always flying directly toward the camera, deliberately layered foregrounds and backgrounds... then 3D is never going to take off properly.

Beowulf and Journey To The Centre of the Earth and Spy Kids 3D could all have been directed by the same people.

Make 3D direction subtle, and don't crowbar in shots for the sake of it, and then I MIGHT be interested.
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7:13PM on 07/21/2008

Wii goggles

There was a guy on Youtube a while back who Macguyvered his Nintendo Wii and created a pair of glasses that provided "depth perception" for the TV. Objects on the screen changed in relation to each other as you moved from one side of the room to the other. Still kind of gimmicky, probably distracting from the film, but a hell of a lot better than something just popping out of the screen.

On a related note, anybody else here spend money to watch Superman Returns in 3D IMAX? What a kick in
There was a guy on Youtube a while back who Macguyvered his Nintendo Wii and created a pair of glasses that provided "depth perception" for the TV. Objects on the screen changed in relation to each other as you moved from one side of the room to the other. Still kind of gimmicky, probably distracting from the film, but a hell of a lot better than something just popping out of the screen.

On a related note, anybody else here spend money to watch Superman Returns in 3D IMAX? What a kick in the 'nads.
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12:15PM on 07/21/2008
Eh, whatever. This whole 3D thing is just a gimmick. I give it three years, tops.

On a side note, whenever there's a new 3D movie, I'm always reminded of "Dr. Tongue's 3-D House of Stewardesses." Look it up. Funny shit.
Eh, whatever. This whole 3D thing is just a gimmick. I give it three years, tops.

On a side note, whenever there's a new 3D movie, I'm always reminded of "Dr. Tongue's 3-D House of Stewardesses." Look it up. Funny shit.
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11:07AM on 07/21/2008
You can watch Spy Kids 3D at your home in 3D. Shit coming out of the screen and every thing. :D
You can watch Spy Kids 3D at your home in 3D. Shit coming out of the screen and every thing. :D
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10:31AM on 07/21/2008
When you watch these '3D' movies without the stupid glasses they look like pieces of shit as far as special effects are concerned. A great example is the Journey To The Center of the Earth flick.
When you watch these '3D' movies without the stupid glasses they look like pieces of shit as far as special effects are concerned. A great example is the Journey To The Center of the Earth flick.
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10:13AM on 07/21/2008

erhmmm

Personally I've never cared for 3-d. It's gimmicky and almost distracting as far as I'm concerned.

Unless this new 3D tech is something really amazing and redefines what a 3D movie is I'm not seeing the draw.
Personally I've never cared for 3-d. It's gimmicky and almost distracting as far as I'm concerned.

Unless this new 3D tech is something really amazing and redefines what a 3D movie is I'm not seeing the draw.
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9:18AM on 07/21/2008
hahahahahahahahahaha Ok Lets be honest. There is in fact several home tv 3d technologies out there already. Check out edimensional.com if you want a good example. Hell there is even a 3d projector available. 3d tech is available but like the wii people are just not investigating deep enough until someone with a big name practicly puts it in their face like being hit in the face with a vanilla cream pie. Heheh
hahahahahahahahahaha Ok Lets be honest. There is in fact several home tv 3d technologies out there already. Check out edimensional.com if you want a good example. Hell there is even a 3d projector available. 3d tech is available but like the wii people are just not investigating deep enough until someone with a big name practicly puts it in their face like being hit in the face with a vanilla cream pie. Heheh
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9:17AM on 07/21/2008
hahahahahahahahahaha Ok Lets be honest. There is in fact several home tv 3d technologies out there already. Check out edimensional.com if you want a good example. Hell there is even a 3d projector available. 3d tech is available but like the wii people are just not investigating deep enough until someone with a big name practicly puts it in their face like being hit in the face with a vanilla cream pie. Heheh
hahahahahahahahahaha Ok Lets be honest. There is in fact several home tv 3d technologies out there already. Check out edimensional.com if you want a good example. Hell there is even a 3d projector available. 3d tech is available but like the wii people are just not investigating deep enough until someone with a big name practicly puts it in their face like being hit in the face with a vanilla cream pie. Heheh
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