FreeD Vision

Discussion in 'News' started by Ann Whiting, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Ann Whiting

    Ann Whiting New Member

    Aug 28, 2009
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    This is a copy of a press release about an autostereoscopic monitor linked to a website offering 3D content Thought it might be of interest...:)

    FreeD Vision : Hand-held 3D without glasses has arrived !
    Nvp3D presents the FreeD Multi-Media Player, the first autonomous, commodity-price autostereoscopic monitor, for which content is provided on their new site This represents a significant step in the direction of 3D television. The city of Lausanne is an enthusiastic sponsor.

    Lausanne, 31 August 2009- Specialists in 3D documentaries, nvp3D presented their concept of FreeD Vision to view 3D film without glasses, at home or on the road. The first element is the FreeD Multi-Media Player, a small autonomous 7-inch monitor. This revolutionary product from China was refined based on input from the Swiss SME.
    nvp3D’s new website allows downloading of films and photos in the format required for viewing on the monitor. Available material includes several short documentaries about Lausanne, which has recently confirmed its commitment to nvp3D with an order for a new series of 3D films.

    On Monday, the Swiss brand nvp3D presented to the media the FreeD Multi-Media Player, thefirst portable autonomous 3D monitor for viewing without glasses. Innovative in its format, its autonomy (no need of a computer connection to view) and its enhanced picture quality, it is also priced accessibly for the public at large. “We have been using larger autostereoscopic screens for more than two years,” says Philipps Nicolet, director of nvp3D. “But their price remains high and it wasn’t easy for people to acquire content.” The FreeD Player is offered on their site, already loaded with several short 3D films, for 450 Swiss francs.
    To develop an optimum solution for providing easy access to quality 3D content for viewing on the best screens, the Swiss company, based in La Croix-sur-Lutry near Lausanne, has worked jointly with Pavonine (Korea), Vestel (Turkey) and Inlife (China).
    This international collaboration acknowledges nvp3d’s experience and achievement over the past years in the domain of 3D documentaries. For the final touches, they worked closely with Inlife, inventor of the new player. Initially designed by Inlife as a Photo Frame, the player has evolved in the direction of a 3D video reader. nvp3d’s experience in producing 3D video content contributed to significant improvements in 3D image quality as well as sound. “As a small Swiss business, we are please to have been involved in the development of this product, which marks a turning point in the history of 3D,” says Nicolet.

    The city of Lausanne has lent active support following the release of its first 3D film about the town, shown at the Swiss Comptoir fair in 2007 and at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. “As a vehicle for promoting Lausanne internationally, 3D is unusually effective in conveying the attractions of our region, while bestowing a state-of-the-art flavour,” says Mayor Daniel Brélaz.

    Lausanne will continue to exhibit itself in 3D in the future, via 6-8 short films per year. The city will obtain a few FreeD Players to introduce its residents to the new technology, and to serve as a 3D souvenir for honoured guests., content for the FreeD Player, the first site dedicated to the world of 3D without glasses, offers free downloads of content in the appropriate format, to be transferred to the SD card of the autostereoscopic monitor. “At first, we will provide videos produced by nvp3d so that FreeD Player users will have a regular stream of new 3D material to view. but we hope very quickly to expand the offer to other source of both videos and photos from amateurs and professionals alike, explains Nicolet. the site will also post general info on the world of 3d without glasses and communicate new developments in products, films, etc.

    First steps toward 3D TV.
    The Swiss company specialising in the production of 3D documentaries in Europe and abroad considers the launch of the FreeD Vision concept to be of particular significance.
    “We look upon the advent of the FreeD Vision concept as a launching pad for research and experience-gathering to encourage the creation of future 3D films without glasses, broadcase on live TV. It has established the groundwork for what could become our normal television experience,” says Nicolet. Swiss Watch TV, owner of the nvp3D brand, is currently seeking investors to finance a project to create live 3D television in Switzerland.
    For more information
    Philippe Nicolet, director Swiss Watch TV SA - nvp3D : +41 21 792 11 92 mobile: +41 76 391 36 68 [email protected]
    Ann Whiting, Sep 4, 2009
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    cchelford Member

    Aug 13, 2009
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    That's an interesting find... thanks Ann! It's a shame there are no reviews of it on the net (not that I can find anyway).
    cchelford, Sep 7, 2009
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