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Dolby 3D comprises two systems: glasses-free 3D for TVs, PCs, and portable devices; and a unique digital cinema technology. Both systems deliver sharp, vivid images with exceptional color fidelity and realistic 3D effects.
James Cameron talks about how Dolby glasses-free 3D brings the ultimate cinematic 3D experience into your home.
The most important aspect of any 3D technology is the picture, and Dolby® 3D delivers. You'll enjoy vivid images with realistic depth and exceptional clarity.
Dolby 3D works on any 3D device: TV, tablet, laptop, or smartphone. It automatically optimizes 3D content for the specific device and screen size.
Other 3D systems deliver only half-resolution to each eye. Dolby 3D upgrades these signals to full-resolution 3D for both glasses-free and traditional glasses-based 3D. You'll enjoy a much sharper picture.
Sit anywhere in the room for great 3D on your TV. You can have friends over and not have to crowd into one small area—or deal with annoying glasses.
The core component of Dolby 3D is a pixel-accurate conversion/multiview-rendering module. We designed it to deliver the industry's most "depth-accurate" 3D video for glasses-free (autostereoscopic) displays. Other important features of the module include:
Dolby 3D also features bandwidth-efficient frame-compatible full-resolution (FCFR) video-codec enhancement technology for all devices that support the H.264 video codec. This ensures full HD playback at any connection speed on a wide range of devices.
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A true end-to-end solution, Dolby 3D delivers both artistic and practical advantages. It gives broadcasters and device manufacturers a clear point of differentiation.
Dolby glasses-free 3D provides best-in-class display technology for delivering the sharpest, most realistic 3D picture.
At last, you have a compatible and practical way to provide a premium 3D experience to your subscribers.
Dolby 3D gives your cinema audiences the best possible 3D experience, while simplifying your 3D operations and improving your balance sheet.
Your customers can adjust the 3D intensity to their preferences and all but eliminate the side effects that bother some viewers.
Dolby glasses-free 3D automatically optimizes content for any screen size with no loss of quality.
Dolby 3D reduces your time to market, lowers costs, and simplifies implementation.
Your devices will deliver a realistic and natural look that improves the 3D experience, even on glasses-based devices.
Dolby 3D adds full-resolution 3D to content services and devices, ensuring full HD playback at any connection speed.
Dolby 3D enables your 3D services to offer full HD 3D resolution while staying compatible with existing devices and 3D infrastructure.
Dolby 3D upgrades half-resolution 3D signals to full-resolution 3D by adding an enhancement layer that typically increases data requirements by only 10 percent. This allows optimal streaming or downloading.
Dolby 3D consistently maintains content integrity and delivers the most enjoyable viewing experience, keeping your customers happy.
You can deploy Dolby 3D without worrying about ongoing improvements in 3D displays, because the technology works on all of today's and tomorrow's TVs.
No need to install the expensive silver screen that other 3D technologies require. You can use your existing screen, with the added benefit of continuing to show 2D features without compromise.
The Dolby 3D filter wheel can be set to automatically insert into the projector for 3D features and automatically retract for 2D. Alternating between3D and 2D shows is easy.
We provide comprehensive support, including Dolby 3D trailers, inclusion on our Dolby theater locator map, collection boxes for Dolby 3D glasses, world-class technical support, and in-theater marketing.
The rotating color filter wheel assembly installs easily in your existing digital projector. The Dolby Filter Controller DFC100 automatically determines the proper operating mode for the wheel and governs all its functions.
You invest in Dolby 3D only one time—with no annual licensing fees or revenue sharing. A complete Dolby 3D system pays for itself after only a few 3D releases. You keep more of the additional revenues.
Our reusable 3D glasses give your patrons a better experience. They fit over 98 percent of prescription glasses, are comfortable through the longest features, and have high optical quality.
Disposable glasses end up in landfills. Our reusables are well made and durable.
We provide brightly colored kids’-sized glasses as well, with the exact same quality.
Advanced filter technology guarantees crisp, vivid images while minimizing artifacts and halos.
High-quality Dolby 3D glasses stay comfortable through the longest features. They fit easily over most prescription glasses. And because they're reusable, they're much more eco-friendly than disposables.
The Dolby 3D glasses also come sized for children, making 3D moviegoing more comfortable and fun for them.
Dolby 3D works on either white or silver screens, so you'll see the best picture in any theatre, from any seat. Other 3D technologies require a silver screen.
Dolby 3D differs from other 3D cinema technologies and provides an experience completely faithful to what the movie's creators envisioned. Dolby 3D uses a unique full-spectrum color technology that provides extremely crisp, clear images. The Dolby 3D movie system has a rotating color filter wheel that can insert automatically into a digital projector for 3D movies.
Inside the projector, the wheel filters the light before the image is formed, resulting in an unaltered image with both its color and quality preserved. For 2D movies, the wheel can be set to automatically retract, avoiding any of the picture-quality issues caused by 3D filters being left in place for 2D shows.
Dolby 3D projects full-color images for the left and right eyes. The projection uses two slightly different sets of primary colors. The audience wears passive 3D glasses with complementary filters precisely tuned to match the filters in the projector, ensuring that each eye sees the correct image.
Alongside the projector, the Dolby Filter Controller automatically synchronizes the filter wheel with the 3D digital content as it's projected.
The Dolby 3D image delivers full quality when projected onto a conventional white screen. Other cinema 3D methods require a highly reflective silver screen to achieve a bright-enough image. However, the silver screen can degrade the 2D experience.
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