New 3-D televisions are great, but they aren’t for everyone. They’re expensive, they require special hardware and glasses, and worst of all - even if you have a 3-D TV, programming is limited to a handful of new movies and shows that have been specially produced. What if you want to watch some of the classics, your own home videos, or games in 3-D without spending thousands of dollars on a new TV?
The answer: 3-D Vision's Instant 3-D Converter™ instantly transforms any TV into a 3D-enabled device, and any content into awesome 3-D so you can view your favorite movies, shows, and video games in mind-blowing 3-D quality.
The 3-D Vision Instant 3-D Converter™ isn’t just limited to sitcoms and cinema. Anything you currently view on your television, projector, computer, or handheld device can be seen in 3-D with our revolutionary technology, including:
What content works best?
- Images with movement tend to have the best separation. Static scenes are less impressive, although still 3-D.
What type of TV works best for this conversion?
- HD televisions and projectors (such as LCD, plasma, and DLP) work great (especially with 120 HZ or more), and 3-D televisions work even better. Old CRT-style televisions and other 60 Hz displays work also, but not quite as dramatically.
U.S. News - 5 Lessons on Dedication from Gene Dolgoff
Engadget.com - The Old Adventures of New 3D
Westbury Times - 3D Box Will Change the World
Daily Tekk - Innovators: Gene Dolgoff, Inventor of the Holodeck
Digital Trends - Make Any TV 3D? This converter will do it!
Home Theater Geeks Podcast - Gene explains the tech behind the 3-D Converter
Gaming Demo by HipHopGamer - 3D Gaming Demo for XBox & Darksiders 2
Tech-Gaming.com - Q&A with Gene Dolgoff: Giving Depth to 2D Media
SoCal Tech - Using Crowdfunding to Turn the World 3D
TechCocktail - 30 Second Elevator Pitch
Geek Tech Live - For the Price of an iPod You Can Turn any TV into a 3D TV
Killer Startups - Gene Dolgoff is taking 3D Imagery to a Whole New Level. Again.
Reddit - Ask Me Anything
Crowdsourcing.org - Gene Dolgoff's 3-D Vision
Jace Hall Show - How to Convert any 2D Television into 3D
Talk Nerdy to Me - Instant 3-D Converter - Want.
OhhWord - Watch Everything in 3-D?
Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence - How to Watch Everything in 3-D
Home Toys - Instant 2-D to 3-D Converter
Fan Boy Destroy - 3D Isn't Dead After All
Tech Life Ohio - 3D Vision Reaches 100% of Fundraise Goal
HD Guru 3D - Another 3D Evangelist Has Emerged
Gene's Radio Shack Demo - Radio Shack Demo
Interview with HipHopGamer - Gene Dolgoff's 3-D Vision
HipHopGamer on EGMnow.com - Kinect in 3D is Real
We have the experience & components to make the 3-D Vision Converter “go” (the unit works) but we need your help designing what the final device will look like. That’s why we are asking everyone, including design and engineering students/professionals to put your talents to work.
$10,000 from this fundraise will be awarded to the winner(s) - selected by Gene Dolgoff himself - and used to convert their concepts into pre-production drawings and prototypes. The rest will go to bringing this awesome technology to market so you too can have a 3-D converter in your home.
Our Instant 2-D to 3-D Converter™ uses a patented technology to display any content in 3-D on any television, projector, computer, or hand held display. Images shot using normal 2-D filming methods capture images at different depths in a photographed scene, providing varying levels of sharpness, brightness, contrast, color saturation, motion speed, size, and frame location. By comparing two frames of 2-D video, the Instant 3-D Converter’s algorithms capture as much image-point-depth-location data as possible and present stereoscopic image pairs of those points, so that they can be seen at the proper depth locations during stereoscopic viewing. Image points whose depth cannot be determined accurately at any given time are given estimated depth locations for stereoscopic viewing. The human brain, when presented with accurate 3-D depth location information about some of the points in a scene, reconstructs memories of previously seen 3-D images and fills in the missing depth information in the viewer's perception. This provides a strong, pleasing overall 3-D experience.
The Converter can provide the output in the side-by-side, frame packing, or frame sequential (page flipping) format, allowing conventional 3-D TVs and projectors (using polarized or shutter glasses) to display stereoscopic 3-D to viewers. The Instant 3-D Converter™ also contains an adjustable frequency RF transmitter which is triggered by the incoming video signal to provide synchronization pulses to our included 3-D RF shutter glasses. This allows the viewing of stereoscopic 3-D on any 2-D TV or projector. The use of RF instead of IR (used by other 3-D shutter glasses on the market) allows the glasses to stay synchronized and provide continuous 3-D regardless of the viewer's head position, viewing distance, or intervening objects. Using our patent-pending FullColor 3-D glasses and app, your videos and games can also be seen in full-color-3-D on any computer or handheld device.
You've learned about our awesome technology and amazing team, and now we need your help to bring our Fundable campaign to life. With your support, design submissions, and financial backing, you will help us give the 3-D Converter a look that will change how the world views home entertainment. Your vision and support will bring the Instant 3-D Converter™ to households across the globe. Thank you!
In October 2010, Rachel Ray aired the world’s largest virtual cooking demonstration as she showcased the 3-D Vision technology during her Halloween special. FullColor 3D glasses were distributed to 2.4 million people through TV Guide’s October issue.