3-D Vision

Convert ANY 2-D Content to 3-D on ANY Device

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Convert 2-D Programming to 3-D Experiences - Instantly!

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.

One Box, Endless Uses

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: 

  • Video Games - Experience your Kinect, PS3, NES, and computer games in a whole new way.
  • Children’s Shows - Bring your children’s favorite characters to life in 3-D.
  • Classic Films - Expand the 3-D experience to your favorite movies of all time.
  • Home Videos - Re-live your past in the most realistic way possible.

The Man with 3-D Vision

Gene Dolgoff - Inventor of the world’s first LCD projector in 1984 - has over 50 years of extensive experience as an innovator and entrepreneur in electronics, optics, holography, lenticular, stereoscopic, and other forms of 3-D imaging & displays.
 
The Star Trek Holodeck was inspired by and modeled after Gene’s holographic presentation of 'matter hologram technology' to Gene Roddenberry in 1973.
 
Gene currently holds over 65 granted patents worldwide and has several more patents pending. His company, 3-D Vision, Inc. was formed in 2000 and is based in New York. 
 
More on Gene:
 
Gene in the Media:
 
If you'd like more information or are interested in scheduling a demo with Gene, please feel free to contact us at info@fundable.com.  Thanks!
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Press Coverage

U.S. News - 5 Lessons on Dedication from Gene Dolgoff

Engadget.com - The Old Adventures of New 3D

Xconomy - 3-D Vision Brings New Dimensions to 2-D TV

NY 1 - Inventor's 3D Vision Could Change TV Viewing Dimensions

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

PandoDaily - Watch Everything in 3-D? Here’s How One Inventor Is Making it Possible

Tech-Gaming.com - Q&A with Gene Dolgoff: Giving Depth to 2D Media

SoCal Tech - Using Crowdfunding to Turn the World 3D

Slash Gear - 3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

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

Demo for Redditors

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

The Lantern - Inventor of LCD Projector Converts Dimensions of Home Screen Viewing with 3-D Vision

3-D Vision, Designed by... YOU.

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.

Suggestions for Your 3-D Vision Design

Your design idea can be submitted in any form, from a pencil drawing on the back of an envelope to a CAD file, or anything in between. All that matters is that you convey your cool idea for an awesome case design to our 2-D to 3-D converter product.  Submit your designs to info@3-Dvision.com. Below are some details about jack's, buttons, lights, etc. that will need to be on the case. You don't have to include these in your design (we can add them later), but if you want to, here they are.
 
Inputs: composite (yellow, white, and red), component (red, green, and blue), VGA, HDMI, power
Outputs: composite (yellow, white, and red), component (red, green, and blue), VGA, HDMI
Controls: X-Y joystick, or X joystick and one button, or three buttons, 3-D bypass button, 3-D output format selection button, depth adjustment buttons or joystick
Status Display: LCD or labeled lights
 
Get those creative juices flowing and start imagining!  For each $25 donation you can submit one design. Good luck! Thanks for being a part of the new 3-D Vision revolution.

For deadlines, rules, and terms, Read the Contest Rules Here

How It Works

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.

Our Amazing 3-D Vision R&D Team

Gene has been developing his revolutionary technologies with the help of a dedicated team that has been slaving away with him for many years. Here is a brief introduction to the team.
 
Peter Casciotta
 
From 1989 to 1995 Peter assisted Gene in the establishment of Projectavision Inc., a hi-tech corporation responsible for the creation of digital projection and the LCD video projector. Peter also assisted with prototype development and in the company’s highly successful capital raising activities which included private placements, a DOD Darpa Pentagon agency contract, and an initial public offering of equity. As a Financial Advisor Peter established, grew, and maintained a personal financial practice. He currently holds NASD series 7, series 63, series 66, and series 24 licenses and is slaving away again with Gene to revolutionize 3-D home entertainment.
 
David Dolgoff
 
David has been around Gene for 26 years (being his son) and has been helpful with various company activities, orders, and presentations. He has been around technical and mechanical devices all of his life and has an intuitive ability to deal with them. David also has extensive experience with consumer sales and dealing with the public. He is a natural comedian and impersonator (he does a cool Bill Cosby) and can do the latest dances.
 
Chris Cerqueira
 
Chris Cerqueira graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Graphics. He started working with Gene to do research and assist in the development of new 3-D technologies for the company at its inception in 2000. Chris co-developed various processes used in 3-D lenticular printing, designed artwork, and supervised the production of major advertising campaigns.  He worked long hours to help produce the company's first nationwide 3-D TV broadcast, Rachael Ray’s Halloween Bash, which was the world's first nationwide 3-D broadcast in full color to all TVs.
 
Sato Narain
 
Sato Narain has extensive technical knowledge of a variety of software applications along with hardware troubleshooting skills. He attended Hofstra University from 1995 to 1999, earning a degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics. Upon completion he started working with Gene in February of 2000. He has co-developed various processes used in lenticular 3-D printing and 3-D conversion. Sato is in charge of work-flow from beginning to end. He has been instrumental in the modification and implementation of the company's 3-D software and hardware configurations as needed. He also worked long hours to produce the company's first nationwide 3-D TV broadcast of Rachael Ray’s Halloween Bash.
 
Here is a short video introducing the team.

Help us get funded!

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!

As Seen On...

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. 

Images of our current 2-D to 3-D converter

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Pledge $199 or more – Get one of the first Instant 3-D Converter™ units before it’s on store shelves. Be one of the first to watch everything in 3-D at home. You may also enter your design into our contest AND receive all of the $50 rewards for free!

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Pledge $25 or more – you can enter your design for our Instant 3-D Converter™ case, and be eligible to win the $10,000 prize if your design is chosen. We’ll also send you our cool 3-D Vision Instant 3-D Converter™ T-Shirt.

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Pledge $50 or more – you can enter your design for our Instant 3-D Converter™ case, and be eligible to win the $10,000 prize if your design is chosen. Plus, we’ll send you our Instant 3-D Converter™ beverage mug and our cool 3-D Vision Instant 3-D Converter™ T-Shirt. We will also send you the Thank You letter, put you on the web site list, and send you company updates.

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The Ultimate: Pledge $25,000 or more - and I will fly out to your town and meet with you to explain how the real Holodeck will work in the future (and discuss anything you would like in person), show you a Star Trek rehearsal where I play the captain of the Enterprise, featuring the original Star Trek crew, and give you 10 Instant 3-D Converter™ units before they are on store shelves. You'll also get 10 of our cool T-Shirts, 10 beverage mugs, a fantastic Thank You letter, a huge listing on our web site, and company updates.

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