Live 3D HDTV Without The Glasses

By Asim Waqar

I have heard much about 3D formats that require no glasses, and have always wondered why live TV was never broadcast in 3D. Well now I know: the technology just wasn’t there.

Newsight GmbH (formally Opticality/X3D Technologies), together with companies Grundig and 3D Image Processing (3D IP), has succeeded in capturing live video and streaming it through an autostereoscopic 3D display system in real time whereas prior 3D content had been limited to post-production material.

No mention of time-to-market or prices, but you can learn more about 3D technologies at the 3D IP homepage here.

3D TV has been around a while. A 2004 Forbes article on the topic can be found here.