Forget about 3D glasses. Holographic monitors — which render images that, even to the naked eye, seem to float in space — could soon become an affordable reality for the masses. Researchers at MIT say they have cut the cost of producing key components that until now have kept holographic video displays as being only expensive lab projects costing tens of thousands of dollars to a commodity costing about $200 and compatible with a regular PC.
Sony on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first three-dimensional head mounted display, a device that enables its wearer to experience cinema-like virtual screen viewing.The "Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1)", is a visor-like gadget weighing only 420 grammes (14.7 ounces) that wraps around the head and enables its wearer to view high definition 3D images using two panels mounted in front of each eye.
The demand for movie visual effects has never been greater, but firms that create the imagery for blockbusters are hurting as globalization and runaway production sap an industry California pioneered.This should be a golden age for visual effects in movies. Thanks to the box office success of movies such as "The Avengers" and "Life of Pi," demand for visual effects has never been greater.
It's not good news for "Batman / Superman" movie fans. The "Man of Steel" sequel is being pushed back from its July 17, 2015 release date to summer 2016. That's an entire 10 months you'll have to wait to see Batman and the son of Krypton on screen together for the first time.