Nowadays going to the cinema is all about the 3D experience, the movie being watched in 3D form to get the best picture and the best adventure while watching a movie. But nowadays there are available many different gadgets and devices that can translate its content in 3D manner and all of these devices are called 3D technology.
Although we all kind of know what 3D means or at least have seen or experienced it for ourselves before speaking about 3D technology we should look at what 3D actually means.
3D stands for three dimensions which means that by looking at content in 3D you will see all of the object on 3 axis Cartesian coordinate system – instead of only the horizontal X and vertical Y axes there will be the third Z axe, that will represent the depth of the picture. So by looking at anything that is called 3D it will appear as in real life with the depth too, like you could touch it.
In cinema and in most 3D technologies this 3D term means that all of this technology have 3D computer graphic aspects, like the minimization of binocular disparity know also as stereoscopy process, when the picture is altered mainly with 3D glasses to create the depth.
Also we need to at the 3D glasses themselves to better understand the 3D system and also all of the 3D technology as many of the 3D gadgets use 3D glasses.
In many cases the 3D content itself has 2 sets of video embedded in it one for each lense of the 3D glasses to create the 3D image. The special lenses of the 3D glasses will each perceive the video type that is meant for it, filter the frames for your brain to understand the content and transform it so that is has depth – it becomes 3D.
But now we can not only see 3D in the cinema as it used to be but in our homes too, because many companies make TV sets and even laptops that offer this kind of 3D technology to their consumers. You can watch your favorite movies and sports events in 3D to make it more realistic and to make it feel like you’re there in the movie set or sports arena.
Now you can choose from many manufacturers and kind of 3D TVs from ones who do need the 3D glasses to ones that don’t. You can also even pick up a 3D phone model, 3D video cameras, 3D printers and event laptops that support 3D content. And this is just the beginning of the list of technologies that are or soon will be available in some form of 3D.