The basics of 3D projectors

As the technology of filming and screening movies has evolved and become digitized, the popularity of 3D films has been growing steadily. To keep pace with it, the demand for supporting technology has also increased, which led to the introduction of complete 3D projectors like the BenQ projector and another breed of 3D ready projectors.

The 3D projectors cover various projection needs beyond projecting movies and serve the education field requirements, which uses low tech and low-resolution projectors suitable for presentations. On the other end of the spectrum is a wide range of 3D projectors of different specifications, resolution, and price that meet the domestic and commercial requirements. As more options are now available, it has reduced the equipment’s price, making it more pocket-friendly.

What is a 3D projector?

For years both still images and movies have been two-dimensional. However, the advancement of technology has enabled adding the third dimension of depth to the pictures, which you can project on any flat screen or wall with a 3D ready or 3D projector. The technology used in the 3D projector enables capturing the images’ depth, which produces life-like images on the screen that produces similar sensation and feelings of interacting with live objects. Viewing 3D pictures allows viewers to feel as if they are present at the scene due to the perfect simulation of real-life with technology, which gives a feeling of things happening in real-time.

To create the simulation of depth, the projector beams two identical images simultaneously. To view the pictures, you need a unique pair of glasses capable of filtering the polarity and viewing both images with each eye. The glasses are essential accessories of 3D projectors, either available with the equipment or purchased separately.

Types of 3D projectors

Some projectors are 3D ready, and the others are full 3D projectors. The types of 3D projectors are

Full 3D projectors – 3D projectors use 3 LCD and DLP technology and receive and project different data streams and compatible with various formats like Frame Sequential, Side by Side, Frame Packing, and Checkerboard. These projectors offer 3D projection with a resolution of 1080p and compatible with Blu-Ray 3D and FDMI1.4. Full 3D projectors can handle any streaming input and project it on a screen or wall.

3D Ready Projectors – Those looking for cheaper alternatives to Full 3D projectors try to manage their projection needs by using 3D Ready Projectors buy only discover to their dismay that the device’s limitations prevent complete enjoyment of 3D screening. This type of projectors can only handle Frame Sequential data transmission, which is the simplest form of 3D. The projector can display the data stream directly without decoding the source data stream. A frame is sent to each eye sequentially, and the cycle continues. A full-resolution picture sends out a signal at a speed of 120 frames per second.

A 3D-ready projector must have a computer that can transmit data like NVIDIA’s 3D vision system, but it cannot project data stream from other computers.

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