[mythtv-users] MythTV and 3D ?
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Jan 27 12:10:15 UTC 2012
phipps-hutton at sky.com wrote:
>The current '3D' is just
>stereoscopic imaging. You have to sit with your eyes horizontal in
>order to watch it which is not the preferred position of the majority
>of viewers (10% of children watch TV upside down). Also you cannot
>look at different depths because they stay out of focus unlike reality
>which is always better focused than your eyes, trying to look at
>things the cameras are not focused on is what gives you headaches.
Exactly, and the number of times I've seen people argue that it *IS* 3d
As you say, unless you only look at what the director decided should
be your object of interest, then the convergence and/or focus is all
wrong. So none of that "ignore the boring dialog and look at the
scenery in the background" thank you very much. I think the "making
other stuff fuzzy" isn't so much to re-inforce the 3d effect, but to
avoid you trying to look at "stuff you shouldn't".
And as for some of the weird s**t (like a Sony logo hanging in mid
air a few rows forward) in the pre-film stuff (talking about the
cinema here), well quite frankly that sort of "abuse" was almost
enough to make me walk out.
Done well and with subtlety, I think it works; trouble is, I've seen
several films now in 3d and most were a masterpiece in how not to do
it. Put it this way, I won't be buying a 3d TV in the foreseeable
future - and what's more, I don't want my 2d experience screwing over
(eg by halving the resolution) because of it.
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