Will the forthcoming Apple iPad 3 have an extra [Display] Dimension? What a great marketing catch phrase for Apple: iPad 3-D, if it does.
Only a few know for sure and they are not telling us. Based on what I see for the technology in the near future, it is not likely there will be a no-glasses display, such as the FujiFilm W3 camera screen, due to size and expense. Hope I am wrong about this because I would like a 3-D iPad with this type of display.
A less expensive possibility is a polarized screen that would require passive glasses. That idea seems contrary to Steve Job's vision of simplicity, so a no-glasses display seems like a requirement. But I don't think the glasses are so bad (I wear them all the time), especially if you can get prescription passive 3-D polarized glasses. I noticed filmmakers and editors who make 3-D movies use the glasses during the filming and post-production of their movies.
There are rumors on the net that the new iPad display has much higher resolution than earlier models. So if the display is improving, could it be designed for polarized 3D?
There are also rumors about a new forthcoming Apple TV system. If they sell a TV monitor would it have 3-D capability? I think it must, because 3-D is the future direction of cinema and 3-D technology has improved for making these films. Due to the expense, a 3-D display, I think, would be a passive polarized display requiring glasses.
I don't think 3-D is a fad. It takes additional equipment, skill and knowledge to make really good 3-D media, along with all the other elements of 2-D cinema, like a good story, acting, etc.
If the iPad 3 has a 3-D display, then it would need four cameras, two in front and two in back. That would result in a top of the line iPad for sure.
"Pina" is a modern-dance choreography documentary film in 3-D. I enjoy watching dance performances, so it's release caught my interest. The film is a tribute to Pina Bausch, a German choreographer by director Win Wenders.
I want to see this film, but can't find this documentary movie in any Philadelphia area theaters yet.
Quoting from the article above:
Despite the public's limited ability to see 3-D now, Wenders has no plans to shoot in 2-D ever again.I am beginning to take Wender's stance with my photography, and am doing more 3-D work when I can. I noticed that my Youtube videos of my still photos get many more views when they are 3-D.
The filmmaker and Pina director Wim Wenders said "That would be like returning to something ancient."
"Hugo" in 3-D is an excellent movie. I liked everything about this movie, the story, the actors, costumes, sets, special effects. And especially the excellent 3-D imaging. Based on the award winning illustrated novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick, it is about the early French filmmaker George Melies. Martin Scorsese directed the movie and celebrates early film-making with Hugo. After seeing the movie I read Brian Selznick's "Hugo Movie Companion" describing how the movie was made. It's amazing to see what it took to create a movie like this.