NICT and JVC Kenwood have come together to create an extreme display that’s being touted as the world’s largest full-HD 3D display, that offers views from 57 differetn angles.
“This display lets you watch video from 57 different angles. And no matter which angle you’re viewing from, you can see a Full High Definition resolution image. With an ordinary display, the viewing range is basically around 180 degrees, but with this one, it’s 13 degrees, which is very narrow. But within that range, for example if you look from the right edge, and from the left, you can see the picture from different angles. So for example, if you’re looking at a square box, you can see the sides at well.”
This is something similar to what Alioscopy and others in their displays, but it’s the first time I’m aware of someone doing it with projectors. But 57 projectors? I can’t even imagine the calibration nightmares of such a setup. Once it’s all setup however, I’m sure it’s amazing to watch and would be perfect for something like a display showroom. Check out the video below.
JVC has their new GS-TD1 FullHD 3D Camcorder up on their website, and they’ve finally given a price for it.
Full HD 3D camcorder with 64GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot offering spectacular 3D video recording and 3D still photography. Enjoy superb 3D playback on the 3.5″ touch panel LCD without the need for special glasses! The F1.2 Super Bright “JVC 3D TWIN HD GT LENS” and two Back-illuminated CMOS Sensors offer stunning 3D images with superior low-light performance, while JVC’s unique BIPHONIC audio technology reproduces dynamic 3D SOUND. Packed with a range of features that provide easy 3D shooting for everyone.
How much does 64GB of 3D goodness cost? 1599 £ (Roughly $2600 USD).
JVC is jumping into the 3D Video craze with a new low-end consumer camcorder, well as low end as you can get for $2000. Boasting what’s pretty much a point & shoot operation, it’s full of automatic and default features to make the usage as simple as possible.
JVC’s latest Everio camcorder addition combines two 3.32 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensors with JVC 3D TWIN HD GT F1.2 lenses, which is said to effectively offer two different 3D HD cameras in one camcorder body. The company has developed a new high-speed imaging engine called FALCONBRID that can simultaneously handle two 1920 x 1080i full HD images on a single chip. There’s auto parallax adjustment, optical axis auto image stabilization, and each camcorder will come shipped with Everio MediaBrowser 3D Edition for management, editing and sharing of content.
JVC is introducing a new projector, called the DLA-VS2100U D-ILA, at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) this week in Orlando, specially designed for simulation environments and visualization applications. It’s the usual stuff, 1920×1080 resolution and 20,000:1 contrast ratio, but it has this new ‘anti-smear reduction’ mode that sounds interesting.
A key new feature is an anti-smear reduction mode, which reduces image smearing during fast-motion scenes through frame insertion or black frame insertion. In addition, a new color management system enables users to match color primaries to other projectors. The DLA-VS2100U is also more compatible with software genlock synchronization used in some simulation environments, and it offers Ethernet connectivity, in addition to RS-232, for network-based monitoring and projector control.
It ships with a 1.4-2.8:1 zoom lens, and should be available in march.
UCSD and Kaust have partnered up to build an impressive new visualization system called ‘NexCAVE’. The ‘NexCAVE’ isn’t actually a new name (First I heard of it was a year ago), but this is the first I’ve heard of a 21-panel version. Built entirely out of JVC’s 3D LCD HDTV’s with Passive Displays (far simpler than trying to synchronize 21 active displays), it builds a hemispherical display around the user (if you can withstand the bezels).
Projectors are inherently hard to align and keep aligned in these kinds of CAVE environments, but the NexCAVE panels’ left- and right-eye images are automatically aligned, which significantly reduces eye fatigue. The NexCAVE system is well suited for faculty and students to review and manipulate 3D data of all kinds.
An impressive construction to be sure, but the bezels are always an annoyance. When will consumer bezel-less televisions hit the market?
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego’s Calit2 Visualization team have constructed the “NexCAVE”, a 9-screen rig built from LCD monitors for immersive visualization.
Researchers from the group have constructed a three-column, nine-panel 3D display using flat screens from JVC, stereoscopic glasses, and “game PCs with high end NVIDIA game engines.” Dubbed NexCAVE, it’s a much more inexpensive version of the its projector-powered StarCAVE used for data analysis, although its range is more limited — on the plus side, however, since this is LCD, it can be used in bright rooms.
The resolution is only 6000×1500, making it only 9 megapixel, but the cost savings alone make it attractive.
At the CEDIA expo, JVC is showing off a new 32-inch 100Hz LED backlight TV, the LT-32WX50. What makes this TV shine? A native contrast ratio of 4000:1, and 90% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space doesn’t hurt, but the real kicker is the 7mm thickness and 5kg (11lbs) weight, making it the slimmest LCD JVC has made to date.
It also comes with 2 HDMI inputs, PC input, and slots for SD cards and USB sticks. Targeted for post-production markets, they expect to sell it on the consumer market for about £1,900 ($3,100 US) sometime in October/November.
JVC has just released the new Xiview LT-42WX7, a 42-inch 120Hz 1080p panel that covers 96% of the Adobe RGB color space, making it suitable for image editing. Even the title of the press release says the display “targets digital SLR users”. It’s a mere 1 5/8 inches thick, and weighs 41.8pounds.
While Philip’s is shutting down the 3D Display division, JVC has just announced a new 46Inch 3D monitor that they’ll be demonstrating at NAB.
Specifically, the GD-463D10 uses Arisawa’s Xpol Stereoscopic 3D technology, an optical device based on regularly arranged micro-polarizers. With the technology bonded to the LCD display, users can view the flicker-free 3D stereoscopic content by wearing polarized glasses.
JVC is jumping on the 3D Bandwagon with a new supersized 3D LCD television. The GD-463D10 is a 46-inch LCD HDTV with a native 1,920 x 1080 resolution, 2,000:1 contrast ratio, twin ten-watt speakers and support for three-dee material. The set will come bundled with a pair of polarized glasses when it ships in Japan early next month. Currently listed with a ¥700,000 ($6,978) price tag, which seems particularly painful with no real 3D programming to speak of.
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