What is 3D Video?


3D video is not an entirely new technology, having been around in the film industry for many decades. However, the technologies that deliver this immersive form of video viewing are improving. New cameras, better viewing glasses, projection systems, software and displays are starting to bring 3D video into its own at the consumer level, enabling new forms of creative expression and imaging. 3D video requires the capture of two images simultaneously, the same way our eyes do. Once captured, this dual imagery must be displayed or projected in a way our eyes and brain can resolve enough to be believable with the assistance of specialized eyewear. New LED-based systems that do not require special glasses show considerable promise, but currently require a very precise viewing angle. Consumer displays and televisions that support 3D technologies began to appear on the markets in 2010.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • There is some work on augmented reality which uses video to support learning, eg. analysis of motion. I presume 3D capability could extend such work. - horncheah horncheah Feb 4, 2010
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(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative expression?

  • Would this provide for a more immersive experience for people navigating in virtual environment (eg. 2nd life)? If so, then the associated possibilities in the use of virtual environment for teaching and learning could be extended to 3D video - horncheah horncheah Feb 4, 2010- jan.morrison jan.morrison Feb 5, 2010
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(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

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Alex Ong from Republic policy has started some work using video to enhance movements (eg. jumping etc). Here's the link: http://www.rp.edu.sg/shl/keyProject.aspx- horncheah horncheah Feb 4, 2010