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Global Wave’s Pic3D Film Makes Any LCD Display 3D
At the 3D and Virtual Reality Exhibition, Global Wave presented their Pic3D sheet, which when applied to a regular LCD monitor transforms it into a glasses free 3D display.
As opposed to other films already on the market which use a parallax barrier to display the 3D image, Pic3D utilizes a lenticular lens system, Global Wave state that this method offers a light transmission level of 90%, and claim to have improved the field of view to 120°.
“We already announced this product for the iPad at the game show last year, and it was then used on a Fujitsu PC this spring, and now in the sheet form it can be used on all kinds of PCs and smartphones. We are now announcing 6 series of sheets and applications all at one time.”
The sheets will be available for 12.1-inch, 21.5-inch and 23-inch monitors as well as for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and the application is compatible with both Windows and iOS.
“Basically it will work with video files which are in the side by side format, and if you input URLs for side by side formatted content on sites such as YouTube, it will work with them too. Right now we plan to begin sales in early August, and at first we plan to sell it through our own direct sales website.”
Prices will range from 2,000 yen for the iPhone version up to 15,000 yen for the 23-inch sheet.
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