What is a 3D image ?
The things in the world can be calculated in 3 dimensions. We enjoy the real world with two eyes and each of it is in a different location, then each sees a slightly different perspective of what we are looking at.
Our brain can combines the view from each eye into a single picture, and the combined image includes the three dimensions of an object.
if somebody sees a die, then each eye sees a slightly different view of this die.
To display the die in 3D, you need to display a separate and different image to each eye. The 3D glasses will be necessary to ensure that each eye only sees the image meant for that eye.
3D Video systems
3D video systems are offering a duplication of the world experience by giving to each eye a unique version of the video. By projecting a separate image for each eye, a 3D image is created. The objects in a 3D video can be in front of or behind the screen. To view 3D video, the display technology and the 3D glasses are capable to give to the left eye only the video meant for this left eye, and same for the right eye. Plenty of different technologies are designed to accomplish the 3D viewing.
The Anaglyphic method
The most popular 3D glasses are the one with red & blue lens as this system was used in the past for many 3-D movies and 3D effects. These glasses use the anaglyphic method of displaying a 3D image.
Anaglyph image is made by using color filters to remove a part of the visible color spectrum from the image meant for each eye which only sees the image that contains the portion of the color spectrum not filtered out by the lens.
The Polarized technology
The light travels in waves which can be watched vertically or horizontally by using different polarizing filters. When the light goes through a polarizing filter which is horizontal, it can can pass through but it will be blocked by a vertically aligned polarizing filter.
This technology is done by changing the polarization of the light emitted from each pixel to the desired orientation for each eye : the resolution provided by polarized displays to each eye is half of the full display resolution.
The Alternate Frame solution
Some of the latest 3D HD televisions are capable to displaying 3D video with separate left and right-eye pictures in an alternating sequence. To avoid a flicker effect, it is necessary to use a refresh rate of 200 Hz for example : then a 200 Hz 3D TV will display a full resolution frame for left eye for a 200th of a second, followed by a full resolution frame for the other eye (right) for the next 200th of a second. The result is each eye will see 100 frames per second, but for less than half the time that the video is playing.
This technology is known by the “active shutter” glasses for viewing 3D video. They are made with liquid crystal lenses in front of each eye and received an infrared synchronization signal from a base station to synchronize the glasses to the display.
Enjoy Aiptek 3D iH3
3D with 2 lens
The two lens can record a high definition 1080p video with 3D technology and also offer the possibility to make 5 mega pictures. It is a 3D image process using the « side by side »technology which merge each half size of Left and Right image as one final image.
It is also possible to record a video under a classic 2d movie’s format. The Aiptek iH3 can record the daily life in 2D which is same as any camcorder in the market and offer the same possibility for 5 mega pixels pictures in 2D.
HD format 1080p
The Aiptek iH3 provides remarkable video recording at a resolution of 1920*1080 & with a rate of 30 images per second : it’s 2.7 times better than DVD quality
3D screen without glass : 3D live view technology
HDMI to HD TV
3D HD TV
If you want to wear glasses to watch 3D, it also works! The glasses have 3 different types: Red-Cyan, Polarizer and Shutter glasses. Currently, the iH3 is working with these 3 technologies. But these glasses can’t be shared between different 3D HD TV : for example, you can’t wear shutter glasses to watch a 3D TV which need polarizer.
Display Aiptek 3D iH3
Compatible with regular PC
No 3D TV at home? No Problem!
The built-in software of iH3 enables you to upload your stereoscopic 3D Videos to Youtube 3D simply by pressing a single button. Enjoy 3D red/cyan effect on any PC/Notebook with the included glasses and experience your 3D World anywhere you like.
Compatible with all the HDTV 3D
The glasses have 3 different types: Red-Cyan, Polarizer and Shutter glasses. Currently, the iH3 is working with these 3 technologies. But these glasses can’t be shared between different 3D HD TV : for example, you can’t wear shutter glasses to watch a 3D TV which need polarizer.
Just connect through the HDMI cable of the iH3 to a 3D HD TV and enjoy directly the 3D movies or the 3D pictures !
Specifications AIPTEK 3D iH3
Digital camcorder records high definition 1920 x 1080 videos and 5 megapixel photos in 3D
• Digital camcorder records high definition 1920 x 1080 (1080p/30) videos in 3D or 2D
• Captures 720p HD video at 60 fps in 3D or 2D, perfect for sports and actions
• 5 megapixel still image camera for 3D or 2D pictures
• Captures 3D images by using 2 lenses and 2 image sensors set apart from different angle
• Preview and immediately playback 3D image on 3.2” 3D LCD screen (no additional glasses needed)
• Bundled software for 3D YouTube upload and converting of 3D files to view on any screen with 3D glasses
• Built-in stereo microphone
• Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
|Sensor Type||2x 5 Mega-pixel (2592×1944) CMOS Sensor 1/3.2″|
|Video Resolution||FULL HD: 1920×1080, 30fps, 16:9 – HD 720p: 1280×720, 30fps, 16:9|
|3D file format||AVC (Advanced Video Recording) H.264 (.mp4), JPEG, Side-by-Side|
|2D File format||AVC (Advanced Video Recording) H.264 (.mp4), JPEG|
|Internal Memory||128 MB (not for storage)|
|External memory||SD/SDHC up to 32 GB|
|Display||8,1 cm (3,2 « ) diagonal, 2D/3D TFT Display, 480 x 320 Pixel|
|Panel Type||Glasses Free Stereoscopic TFT|
|3D display||Parallax Barrier|
|Display Viewing Distance||best 30cm|
|Lens||2x Fixed lens|
|Digital Zoom||10X in 2D Modus // 4X in 3D Modus|
|Focus Range||1m ~ ∞|
|Night Mode||Auto, off|
|White Balance||Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten|
|Self Timer||Yes, 10sec|
|Power Save mode||Yes, 3min auto off|
|Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone|
|Speaker||Built-in stereo speaker|
|TV-Out||HDMI (3D/2D output) Mini HDMI|
|YouTube upload||Supported by embedded software|
|USB Interface||Integrated USB 2.0|
|Battery||NP 60 1200mAh, 3,7V Li-Ion rechargeable battery; charging from PC/Notebook via USB plug|
|Shutter Spped||1~1/2000 sec|
|Aperture Range||F3.2; f=5.23 mm|
|LED Light||2x LED|
|Recording time||Max 29.59 min per sequence|
|Dimensions||130 mm x 53 mm x 67 mm (LxWxH)|
Aiptek i2 video presentation
Aiptek’s new 3D-HD camcorder Aiptek i2 is the most powerful on the market today. Utilizing powerful, dual-HD sensors allows you to capture 3D stills and videos that can be converted with the included software to work with most major brand 3D televisions. The 3D-HD has a built-in 3D LCD for instant playback, or you can connect it to your PC via USB, or to your HDTV via HDMI. It also has the ability to shoot video and capture still photos in standard 2D. Open up a whole new Dimension of video with Aiptek’s i2 3D-HD camcorder.