2D 3D technology

Understand How 2D-3D Technology Works and Learn How to Properly Set it Up for Use

Vivitek 3D Transforming the projection viewing experience

3D Projection is a method of mapping three-dimensional points to a two-dimensional plane. In other words, this ain’t your standard projection you’re seeing anymore. Now you’re experiencing more.


Vivitek has a line of 3D-ready digital projectors with DLP™ technology; these projectors function as a regular 2D projector, but can be switched to play 3D content when the situation calls for it.


Partnering with Texas Instruments, and featuring DLP Link™ technology, Vivitek projectors seamlessly share data and content with the active glasses. This data sharing enables the projector to send 3D information to the glasses in between each frame of video to create the 3D effect, creating an immersive viewing experience.


However, to produce the 3D viewing experience, you will need other components along with your projector, including:

  • PC with a quad buffered graphics card
  • 3D media player
  • “Active” shutter 3D glasses with DLP Link™
  • 3D content/software


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What is 3D?

For the human brain to interpret 2D (2-dimensional) images as 3D (3-dimensional), each eye must be able to see a slightly different image. These images need to be separated in their viewpoint by approximately 60mm. The visual cortex of the brain would then interpret these two different images as three-dimensional, 3D.


There are three kinds of 3D viewing experiences:

  • Anaglyph 3D: Anaglyph uses different color filters to produce two images within one picture. 
  • Polarized 3D: Polarized image separation is achieved by “polarizing” the light differently; the 3D glasses utilizing the polarized technique filter the light so that each eye perceives an individual image.
  • Stereoscopic 3D: The 3D experience from DLP Link. Images are generated in a frame sequential format, which essentially alternates the left and right frames of the glasses. These “shutter” glasses are synchronized with the image and turns on/off with each frame of data


Target audiences for 3D-ready projectors.

There are a variety of target markets that are ready for the 3D projector experience. From medicine and architecture to higher art and video gaming, these industries and more can make use of 3D technology on a large screen format.


Vivitek’s 3D-ready projectors also operate as standard digital projectors. It has the features, including resolution, brightness, contrast and I/O ports that allow users to make presentations effectively on a large screen. When multimedia content requires 3D capability, the Vivitek projectors are ready to be used. 3D is currently only available with DLP projectors, and these projectors feature the DLP Link output technology.


3D-Ready projectors for education

3D ready projectors powered by DLP from Texas Instruments are here. Nothing captures the attention of students like a 3D experience. With a 3D curriculum, teachers can create completely immersive environments in which students can learn more and retain that information for higher test scores.


With compelling 3D content for various subjects, including: Biology, Geography, Science, History, Math and more, teachers can bring their curriculums to new levels of “wow” in the classroom. 3D-ready projectors operate in standard 2D and 3D modes automatically and are virtually the same price as a standard projector.


Get ready for the 3D revolution in education

The innovators who captured the imagination of movie-goers in the theater with 3D technology are now bringing the same technology to students in the classroom. Literally add a new dimension of excitement and accessibility to subjects by allowing students to feel like immersed in the topic at hand. In this immersive environment, students experience clear and complete visualization of difficult concepts and subject matter.

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