Video killed the radio star, and those somewhat uncool glasses necessary to view 3D video on the television helped kill the 3DTV hysteria that was all the rage several years back. But 3D video may not actually be stone dead. (Add your favorite “Holy Grail” bring-out-your-dead reference here if you’re a Monty Python fan.) So who may want it? According to a press release that came out on Thursday, digital advertising and exhibition companies might still prove a good 3D video target market sans glasses. And if you’re curious, it’s something available for a look-see at next month’s CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
Marvel Digital Ltd. reports it is displaying its latest glasses-free 3D innovations at the show. The company says it will set up a 138-inch glasses-free 3D video wall that uses nine ultra-thin bezel 3D displays. “Equipped with the most advanced lenticular 3D technology, the device delivers a stunning 3D visual experience to the audience without the need of 3D glasses,” the company says in the release. “MDL's glasses-free 3D video wall comes in different combinations of displays to fit in different venue size and requirement.”
Glasses-free 3D is not a new endeavor, of course. You can read more about other options that were on display at the last CES in 2016 in a Mashable article here.
MDL’s 65-inch glasses-free 4K3D displays will also be shown at CES 2017, according to the company. With 140 degrees of viewing angle and 4K UHD resolution, the display is said to offer a lifelike visual experience. MDL further notes that its glasses-free 4K3D displays are available from 28 inches to 65 inches, and target digital advertising, exhibitions, and entertainment applications.
On the consumer-facing front, MDL says it will also display a glasses-free 3D picture frame designed for the home or office, or the likes of an art gallery. “It is supported by a completed online platform for users to upload/download photos and to perform 2D to 3D photo conversion,” MDL says. “Another new invention from MDL is the 3D camera. Combining with our glasses-free 3D mobile phone, users can instantly record their own 3D video anytime, anywhere.”