MasterImage 3D Technology

Posted: June 10, 2010
MasterImage 3D Technology
MasterImage's innovative, handheld 3D technology doesn't require glasses, and may be the key to how the Nintendo 3DS works.



Comments are Closed

  • Gamedayjunkie

    Samsung just back these guys today.... Wonder if Masterimage will be powering the next Samsung Galaxy tablets and smartphones. Hmmmm. This is a company to watch!!!!!

    Posted: March 22, 2011 2:17 PM
  • Alexsan123

    What the hell. The vid should be all about the 3DS, not a phone with 3D.

    Posted: November 12, 2010 2:26 PM
  • NoBodysGamer

    My next cellular will be 3D enabled, I dont care about iphone 4

    Posted: June 23, 2010 12:10 PM
  • Daithe

    If I ever get to really see (in person) one of these I will be able to judge. We need to see displays in stores before we can be awed.

    Posted: June 13, 2010 10:07 PM
  • TeroLost

    ....Alright....so it's possible--but that doesn't mean that the content. in relation to 3D gaming--will be up to snuff. That's up to the developers, and for the quality to get there, they have to start using the 3D for something more than just gimmicky chainsaws coming up off the screen towards you.

    Posted: June 13, 2010 11:06 AM
  • DownwithBigBrother

    LCD still sucks, LSD not so much

    Posted: June 12, 2010 11:16 PM
  • Angelicsin87

    Great, another step closer to holograms and videos beamed into your head.

    Posted: June 12, 2010 9:07 PM
  • incantator

    The technology used in these screens is called a parallax barrier (he calls it a cell matrix barrier), and it is fairly limited in viewing angles and viewing distance, which makes it not very suitable for 3D TVs. Glassless 3D TVs usually use a technology called a lenticular lens (which is similar to the little hologram squares that they sometimes put in the bottom of cereal boxes). Lenticular lenses allow many viewing angles and distances, but they are still not available for consumers, though they are used as advertising billboards.

    Posted: June 12, 2010 4:38 PM
  • gravy666

    Does this mean we can have 3D TVs without needing the glasses?

    Posted: June 12, 2010 1:36 PM
  • Chasefox

    We've got a 50-inch tv with that at work, one of the other companies in our building creates and distributes them. It's a cool concept, but not as clean as say a head-tracking 3D unit is. It's probably a higher quality then the handhelds as there is a larger amount of space for 3D renders, but this thing doesn't seem great for consumer use. Hopefully the handhelds are able to fix some of these problems (have to be a certain distance or angle from the device)...otherwise, I'll be waiting until a better unit comes along.

    Posted: June 12, 2010 11:19 AM
  • wolfman01

    If you film something that's 3-D with a 3-D camera, does that make it 9-D?

    Posted: June 12, 2010 6:50 AM
  • SteveKB

    this will almost be like holograms sorta (cept it only works when looking at the screen from that angle)

    it'll be so awesome to show friends this whether on the 3ds or whatever other tech comes with it :D

    Posted: June 11, 2010 8:37 PM
  • The_152_Cat

    "We're certainly excited by the Nintendo device that's coming out for 3D without glasses. We've seen it and we think it looks great. The technology is similar, and we think our technology can improve upon what's going on there," Bower says.

    Which is pitch-speak for "Nintendo's 3D is cool, but trust us ours will be amazing! Oh yes truly amazing... really... honest... Amazing! Damn it, why'd they have to use the tech first?"

    Posted: June 11, 2010 7:45 PM
  • Spybreak

    While the techie inside me agrees this is cool the other side of me just doesn't feel like he needs 3D in the palm of my hand. Movie theater or main console or PC gaming rig I could see.

    Posted: June 11, 2010 5:53 PM
  • Blue_Vortex

    so basically this is what 3D television sets should have been, no need for glasses to get the effect

    Posted: June 11, 2010 3:56 PM
  • electrox3d

    saw this in 2004 at CES

    Posted: June 11, 2010 2:42 PM
  • Phlyin Munki


    Posted: June 11, 2010 2:40 PM
  • Tmidiman

    Let's remember the Nintendo (??) example. you could see the 3D in that video quite clearly. Look it up on YouTube. You can see it very well. I wonder why this guy had such a bad example that you couldn't even see?

    Posted: June 11, 2010 2:32 PM
  • DigitalGibs

    not sure if that video was 3D but I didn't see a difference...

    Posted: June 11, 2010 2:02 PM
  • The_US_Assassin

    I Played Halo Reach beta in 3d and it was awesome! i was a total unbeliever until i experienced it my self.

    Posted: June 11, 2010 1:59 PM