What is 3D Video?

3D video is not an entirely new technology, having been around in the film industry for many decades. However, the technologies that deliver this immersive form of video viewing are improving. New cameras, better viewing glasses, projection systems, software and displays are starting to bring 3D video into its own at the consumer level, enabling new forms of creative expression and imaging. 3D video requires the capture of two images simultaneously, the same way our eyes do. Once captured, this dual imagery must be displayed or projected in a way our eyes and brain can resolve enough to be believable with the assistance of specialized eyewear. New LED-based systems that do not require special glasses show considerable promise, but currently require a very precise viewing angle. Consumer displays and televisions that support 3D technologies began to appear on the markets in 2010.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • potential for genuine experience, observation, and practice detailed illustration/demonstration of complex/dangerous concepts/processes - Mark.fink Mark.fink Oct 15, 2014
  • In many ways, the potential of 3D video has not yet been fulfilled outside the entertainment industry, but the potential for creating and disseminating 3D video of, for example, live artistic events or artworks is huge. - damian.mcdonald damian.mcdonald Oct 27, 2014 - jochen.robes jochen.robes Oct 27, 2014
  • 3D video might become yet another tool for creating engaging, immersive learning experiences; it seems to be another step in the direction of creating augmented reality that can be incorporated into learning.- paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 26, 2014

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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on higher education?

  • helps learner to be experience the real images (heart pumping a blood as 3D)- ateskan ateskan Oct 25, 2014 - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 26, 2014
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