MIT Discusses System for Watching 3D Movies Without Glasses

Home3D is the protagonist of the new article that comes from MIT, where they comment on the possibility of watching 3D content without using the uncomfortable glasses that force us to put in the cinema.

Today, both in cinemas and on 3D TVs, it is necessary to use glasses that filter light to simulate depth. Now researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) want to continue working on a new system that allows users to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear special glasses.

Home3D converts traditional 3-D stereo movies into a format that is compatible with so-called autoclassic displays, better resolution displays that may have a special chip for use at home. The Home3D article will be featured at this month's SIGGRAPH graphics computing conference in Los Angeles, but they already say the system would be able to convert existing 3D movies to this new format.

The new system can run in real time on a graphics processing unit (GPU), which means it could work on an Xbox or PlayStation, and in the future it could be in the form of a chip to be installed in mobile phones or players like Roku or chromecast , for example.

Home3D algorithms also allow users to customize the viewing experience, setting the desired level of 3D for any given movie. Instead of displaying just a couple of images, the screen displays three or more images that simulate the appearance of the scene from different locations, making the eye perceive what it would see if it were a real scene, off-screen.

We are still far from seeing it in the market, but it seems that the future 3D promises.

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