3D holographic video in the works
It has always been a challenge to bring TV viewers the most realistic experience possible, and this can be seen by the progress from black and white to color TV, and from standard definition to full High Definition that everyone (with enough money, that is) is raving about. SeeReal Technologies are on a similar path, working on some kind of 3D holographic display technique that aims to bring 3D images into the living room without the need for those dorky looking 3D glasses that have long plagued the 3D world, giving a somewhat 3D effect complete with a splitting headache and churning tummy as miserable side effects.
This holographic system is different as it follows the watcher’s eyes while producing an appropriate response to simulate a holographic effect. According to SeeReal Technologies, “Holographic display reconstructs a “scaled-down” natural scene. So it can look as a theatrical stage or a country-side landscape merging with the horizon. SeeReal technology addresses this by replicating the depth of the original image. So if it has corners viewers can look around them, as well as sections that lie one behind the other. All impressions of depth and 3D are replicated in the image you see.”
There are already more than a century of patents filed for this technology by SeeReal. They have not yet placed a release date for this technology though, although commercial release can be expected within a reasonably short time. Hmm, watching horror movies with this technology will definitely bring a whole new level of immersion.