3d Technology

3D technology is the emerging technology where media is presented in a 3 dimensional format compared to the traditional 2 dimensions.
I chose to base my report and presentation on 3D because it is an interesting and broad subject. There are a number of different versions of 3D technology, these are constantly growing improving in there quality. 3D is a massive leap in entertainment.This technology is bringing the viewer even closer to the film, game or television program they are watching.
The purpose of 3D systems is to present media in a 3D format making it a far more real experience for the viewer. In simple terms the illusion of images leaving the screen. Currently most media is displayed in the traditional 2D format. 2D formats include DVDs, VHS, Bluray and Digital television.
3D technology has been around since the 1920’s. Although in a very simple form this was still nonetheless 3D.Early 3D technology, the earliest known film to be played in 3D was on 27th of September 1992. The film was called The Power of Love. The first digital 3D film was Spy Kids 3D which was released in 2003.

The first version of 3D to come to the public was Anaglyph. This used a two colour system often red/blue to display images in a 3D format. The quality of this was very poor, images nearly always covered with a blue/red tinge because of the lenses used. This technology works by superimposing the image on an additive light. The coloured glasses then separate the appropriate images. Anaglyph is still used where polarised systems are not suitable.

Polarisation systems then brought a better quality of 3D to the public and took over in the cinema market with a system branded RealD. This polarised system had none of the colour tinge the previous system struggled with. This system also means you can view the media in a more natural position as the technology doesn’t need the viewer to be in one particular position. This system is already on the verge of an update making...