Please tell us what 3D Impact Media does?
3D Impact Media is a leading provider of state-of-the-art, glasses-free 3D technology solutions and combines 30+ years of experience in image processing, playback and 3D filter technology. Headquarter is in Sarnen, Switzerland with representation offices in New York USA and a technology center in Munich, Germany. Skycube.tv is the associated content production house with the leading track record for stereoscopic (3D with glasses) and autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) productions. 3D Impact Media offers conversion algorithms for fully automated and semi-automated (high quality) conversion processes from 2D to 3D and 3Dstereoscopic to 3Dautostereoscopic. Simplified, 3D Impact Media offers the tools to get any 2D or 3D stereo file to any desired 3D screen, with or without glasses. The company also offers the leading 3D playback software for any 3D-ready device. Target devices are glasses-free or convential 3D TVs, 3D cinema, PCs or Laptops, 3D-ready mobiles and tablets.
Can you explain your technology a bit more in detail?
We believe in the future of glasses-free 3D, and this is where we focus on. For a glasses-free 3D experience, 3 components are required. First, content with multiple views of a scene need to be produced, or re-produced (2D to 3D conversion). Second, Dedicated software solutions combine the multiple views and display one picture on the screen. Third, an optical Barrier-Filter (Parallax) separates the different views from each other to allow both eyes to only see one view. The human brain processes the two views, received by each eye, to one picture with depth information.
In your opinion where can this technology be used?
Whenever possible, the viewer prefers glasses-free 3D solutions over glasses-based devices. Further, there are many applications where 3D glasses are not available, e.g. with digital out-of-home media. While currently 3D-ready devices are coming to the market, the production and postproduction side is getting prepared to feed the fast growing demand for 3D content. To get fast access to 3D content, conversion will be a very effective and costefficient opportunity.
Where can we see your technology?
We actuate an office in Munich, Germany. Here is our research & development centre. You can contact us there via +49 (0)89 800 37 148 or write an e-mail to email@example.com
What are the projects you are working on now?
Together with our commercial partners, we focus on deploying our leading conversion algorithms and playback software with existing software and hardware solutions. Currently, we are close to release the leading real-time 2D to 3D conversion solution that allows watching any live content in real-time without the need to wear glasses.
What is the vision for the future?
We believe that glasses-free 3D is the future. Nobody likes wearing silly looking glasses while watching media, neither in public, nor at home.